Short Story My Holiday Gift for You

Hi All – As I get ready to leave for an exciting holiday trip to Singapore, I’ve uploaded a new short story to Amazon. Love Is In The Baking is  a poignant look at love, loss, memories, and family. My new story will be free December 21, 2015 through December 25, 2016.

If you don’t have a Kindle remember that you can read this story or any Kindle book by downloading the free Kindle app for your computer and/or any smart phone.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me – Review

A List of Things That Didn't Kill MeA List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me by Jason Schmidt
My rating: ***** 5 of 5 stars

A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me by Jason Schmidt is a memoir by a debut author that left me breathless. Jason writes in a simple straight forward manner – as if he is speaking directly to the reader. He is brutally honest about himself, his family, and the people he met and was influenced by before his eighteenth birthday. Growing up on the West Coast during the 80’s, raised (or at least controlled by) his father and his father’s “friends” his life is chaotic and sad. But this isn’t a sad book. It is instead an honest look at an alternative lifestyle. Only one thing detracted from my enjoyment; I read this in the Kindle version and the images of Jason’s list are not large enough to view.  Learn more about Jason Schmidt on GoodReads.

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New Online Book Store Needs Reviews

I was recently approached by a new bookstore, PJ Boxx.  They are both a brick and mortar store in Ft Meyers Florida and an online store.  They are specializing in self published and small distribution books.  I placed copies of both FAMILY LIES and  FAMILY MATTERS with them.

If you have read both or either my books please take a minute and write review.  You don’t need to purchase another copy.   PJ Boxx sells only the paperback copies but you can still buy either book in an e-book format from AMAZON, Barnes and Noble and iBook.

And, yes, before you ask….Book Three FAMILY MYTHS is finally in the editing process so – fingers crossed – it should be out soon.  Thanks for caring.

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knolls

Luckiest Girl AliveLuckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – Review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love to read and review an exciting new writer. This book was advertised as – if you liked Gone Girl you’ll love Luckiest Girl Alive – so I downloaded it and I loved it and here’s my review. I think this may turn out to be one of the best books of the year and it certainly made me reconsider how I use the phase “luckiest girl alive”.  The story is a really sad/wonderful/scary/dark/funny look at being a teenage girl in today’s world. The story is told from Ani’s (AhNee’s), 28 year old viewpoint, about her 14 year old self. I don’t want to write a spoiler so I’ll only say that as you read and unravel exactly what the terrible thing is that happened, and exactly how it happened to TifAni FaNelli, and exactly when it occurred, you’ll have a mental workout that will keep you reading far into the night. Jessica Knoll has written an amazing debut novel and I, for one, will be looking forward to her next work.

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