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Review: A Job From Hell

July 8, 2011


A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends Book One) By Jayde Scott CreateSpace May 2011 424 pages If you love hot, paranormal romance and sexy vampires, Jayde Scott has a brand new series just for you. In this first book in the Ancient Legends series, we learn from the start the “job from hell” is a […]

Review: The Trouble with Chickens

February 24, 2011


The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J.Tully Mystery By Doreen Cronin Illustrated by Kevin Cornell Balzer + Bray March 2011 128 pages J.J. Tully is a retired search-and-rescue dog living an all too quiet life on the farm. He was minding his own business one day when a wacky chicken he calls Moosh shows up at […]

Review: The Familiars

October 26, 2010


The Familiars By Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson Illustrated by Bobby Chiu HarperCollins September 2010 368 pages The Familiars is the first book in a new series and soon-to-be a major motion picture. Authors Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson are former screenwriters. In keeping with that theme, The Familiars is Harry Potter meets […]

Should I submit the first book and a proposal for the whole series?

July 1, 2010


I have just completed a manuscript that is book one of a ten-book series. I need your advice and direction. Should I submit the first book and a proposal for the whole series? There are definitely two schools of thought when it comes to marketing a series. In The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s […]

Review: Just the Way I Am

September 29, 2009


Just the Way I Am By Sean Covey Illustrated by Stacy Curtis Simon & Schuster  September 2009 32 pages Biff Beaver teases Pokey Porcupine about his quills, which makes him feel so ugly he doesn’t want to go back to school. His friends convince him his quills are normal. Pokey begins to appreciate them and […]

Review: Christmas with Norky, the Adventure Begins

September 29, 2008


Christmas with Norky, The Adventure Begins By Steve Allgeier Illustrated by Beatrice Favereau Visikid Books November 2007 40 pages Santa is far too busy delivering presents to keep up with his Naughty & Nice List. So he calls on his flying friend Norky, who is part penguin and part eagle – a Peneagle. Norky’s special […]

British author offers $5000 for the plot of her next book

September 16, 2008


In 2007, the highly original Christmas book Christine Kringle was test marketed in the UK and USA and received outstanding reviews. This year, author Lynn Brittney, is offering readers of the book the chance to win USD$5000 (five thousand) or equivalent in their national currency, if they can come up with a one page synopsis […]