Tag Archive | book review

Review of Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner

In April I attended the IBPA PubU in Portland. More about that event here.  Included in our free tote bag with the regular goodies of pens, notepads, etc., was the book, Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner of She Writes Press. I read the book pretty quickly, but unfortunately didn’t write the review right away. […]

A Master Gardener’s Review of Treasure (Seed Savers, 1)

Seed Savers: Treasure (Book 1) is a work of fiction, written for age 9 through young adult readers. The subject matter in the book is somewhat based on discussions of current world events suggestive of GMOs, interest in global food supplies, and the science that currently drives these topics. As Master Gardeners, we are non-political […]

The Religion of No Religion: Where Diversity Falls Short

Recently, I noticed a conversation under a review of one of my books on its Amazon page. The initial commenter, after reading a long and thorough review of the book, left a comment saying they were sorry to hear there was a “Christian theme” in the book because he/she was an atheist and had wanted to […]

Newbie Self-Publisher? There’s Help

Review of The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide When I decided to publish my first book in 2012, I knew nothing about how to put a book together and get it out there. Luckily for me, I found thebookdesigner.com by Joel Friedlander. Through his website, Joel taught me almost everything I know about self-publishing. I was […]

Tricks or Treats: Treasure on Sale

It’s no trick. Treasure, first book in the Seed Savers series, is currently on sale across all ebook platforms for only 99 cents! How do you know if this series is for you? Do you like books with adventure, but not gore? Do you like fiction books that are sprinkled with facts? … social commentary in […]

The Bookshop Hotel

The Bookshop Hotel by A.K. Klemm is a thin little book that could have been fleshed out more, but it was still a sweet read. If you love finding out-of-the-way bookstores with nooks and crannies and lots of character, you’ll enjoy this book. You will wish and hope that The Bookshop Hotel is a real place […]

Does a Book Series Always Have to be Read in Order?

(This post has been edited/updated November 2018.) I would argue “no.” Case in point: prequels.Or one better–is there ever really a beginning? (or an ending for that matter?) What about those books that are told out of order (I’m thinking of Jodi Picoult’s first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale)? How about the Chronicles of […]