I'm an author. I've written FOUR true stories, one, #WrongPlaceWrongTime is becoming a movie.
I've also written ONE children's book, TWO crime fiction books #WriteToKill and #WriteToSurvive, and EIGHT book marketing books.
I've featured hundreds of books by authors. You will also find articles of interest about certain actors, actresses and musicians who I've stumbled across on social media.
I hope that within the contents of this blog, something will catch your eye.
"1 out of every 5 people struggles with mental illness – stop and think and you’ll discover that you probably know someone who is going through that right now.
Yes, mental illness is the dark secret so many live with. Now you can help change this.
While mental health issues are more freely discussed these days, it’s still difficult to approach someone who might have a problem. But ignoring it is not an option.
We can make a difference in showing teens that they are not alone on this journey and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I want people to see a way out of suffering, rather than suicide.
I seek to use my education and personal experience to help end the stigma that is on mental health.
My goal is to help our youth and their friends and families talk more about depression, suicide, and abuse.
I am an author of the bestselling novel Her, speaker, child abuse survivor, and mental health advocate with over ten years experience in the mental health field. When I was 15, my best friend, Holly, committed suicide. I found out after her death that she had a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) stemming from the trauma of childhood abuse and this led to my writing Her.
It is a story of endurance, survival and finding hope from within."
Teresa McRae is the talented author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. Teresa is also one of three author friends who put together a compilation of short stories with a losely based Halloween theme. This book is called Thrillax and is available now on Amazon for .99 cents. Teresa has always enjoyed writing and is a voracious reader from her early youth. She is inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. She is also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Doestoyefsky. Teresa finds great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. She has written for most of her life in one form or another. She has dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and has more started novels than finished ones. In her free time, she likes reading, history, crossword puzzles and travel. She is interested in genealogy and working on her family tree. She lives in the Midwest United States with her husband, Chris and her dog, Max.
Delighted to welcome author C.B.Blaha to my blog. Check out her books, "Dominoes Complete"
on her website and Amazon author page which are below.
"In a search for the truth, closure, and completeness, Dominoes begins in Grass Valley, California and ends many miles away in Agua Dulce. The characters struggle to cope as pieces of their worlds fall victim to a chain reaction of circumstance."
I hope all is well with you, wherever you are around this mad crazy world.
I have recently received a couple of 5* reviews for both MY WAY and MY WAY TOO, from America which are below.
"Loved the easy to read information. It had wonderful ideas on everything I was doing only it managed to take the frustration out of it. So simple to follow and understand I will recommend this to every author I know thank you for this."
"Amazing how many social media places we visit but do we really know their full potential? I can tell you I had no idea this book helped me take a hard look at my marketing and many ways to improve on what we are doing. I couldn't wait to embark on this whole new adventure and I can't thank you enough for giving me the tools to do it. Highly recommend this read it is packed with some of the best marketing strategies I have seen out there."
Please check out some of the many 5* reviews for LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE by Janna Yeshanova!
"The author gave me a review copy, but my opinion is what it would have been if I had bought this book. This book, which is based on a true story, doesn't read as an autobiography at all. That basically sums it up I'm very happy to say so. It tells the story of the author but not by the author and in no way telling. If that makes any sense. Let me explain this a little better. This book reads as if it is pure fiction. A love story about two lives coming together and overcoming difficulties. It is peppered with facts only one who has been to the USSR can know, but not in a way that distracts from the pleasure of reading the story. They enhance the story, giving it depth and volume. The glossary in the last section of the book wasn't used by me, because the author managed to use the foreign terminology in a way I didn't need to look up the words to know what she meant. The scenes are set and show you life and love in Russia during the communistic regime. The characters are fully developed and real. Within the first few pages you will root for them and wish them well, while you know there is despair in their future and hope it will not happen, whatever bad luck will no doubt disturb their happiness. I will not spoil your pleasure of reading this book by revealing too much, but I do want to say this story has a happy end even if it is not fully revealed."
"Love Is Never Past Tense by Janna Yeshanova is a wonderful trip through the eventful life of the author. Her colourful descriptions of 1970s life in Odessa are so vivid I actually remember my own adventures during that period. She really got to grips with the way people talked back then and skilfully blended dialogue as only Russians speak. I was expecting first person here, but Janna used third instead and without losing any emotional impact. I take my hat off to her. Her love for Russia is evident in every word, phrase, sentence and page, imbuing the novel with a richness it so deserves. The sea-saw love story is well handled over a 40 year period without losing any impetus to the lives of Janna and Serge and their feelings. I loved this adventurous romance revolving around a part of history that tore mother Russia apart. Will those events tear Janna and Serge apart or is their love truly never past tense. A FIVE STAR ROMANCE with its heart in the right place."
"Most romantic novels follow one story line: boy meets girl, boy sweeps girl off her feet, the couple has challenges to their romance; but love wins out and they live happily ever after. In Love Is Never Past Tense, Janna Yeshanova dares to explore that "happily ever after" part. What happens when two young people meet and marry while they are madly in love, but whose differing life goals tear them apart? Set in Russia while the Soviet Union fell, the book tells the story of a passion that refuses to go away. It paints its canvas with the rich and sometimes dark colors of the Russian spirit, at the same time giving non-Russian readers a fascinating glimpse into everyday life in a country that seems strange and distant to us. Like most men, I do not generally care for romance novels. Too often, the genre seems to be filled with too much silliness, sweetness, and sentimentality; or with graphic sex lacking emotional context. This book is completely different. It speaks honestly of real adult emotions in real life. A good romantic novel should entertain, but the best of them will stir the soul. Love Is Never Past Tense rewards the reader by doing both."
"This book is gripping from the first page. Janna brings to life a torrid love affair that unfolds during the Cold War Era, proving that love in the Soviet Union was anything but cold. There is no mushy romance here, but a genuine struggle to find love in spite of societal pressures and family expectations. Add to this a dangerous scheme to defect when malevolent forces threaten her life, and you have the makings of a genuine thriller. I love the way Janna writes. From one paragraph to the next, you never know what to expect. This book did not insult my intelligence, like a lot of pop culture novels. It is intellectually engaging, written in a manner that Hemingway would have respected. It not only granted me the opportunity to see the U.S.S.R. from the inside like I had never seen it before, but it also brought back many memories of a time when I feared all Russians and had no understanding of what they were personally living through across the ocean. I highly recommend this read. Love, suspense, and history at its best!"
If you are tempted by the reviews and want to check the book out, then just click the link below.
Yes, another post, two in two days after not one for a month or so, you lucky people. In fact you are lucky as my book marketing ebook for the indie author is FREE as of now and until Friday. So why not take advantage and click the link below and grab a FREE book, all about book marketing.
If you do I hope you enjoy and pick up a tip or two!
Also once you have read the book, please take a minute and leave a review on Amazon.
Yes I know it's been a long time since my last post, so I thought I would post that one of my books appeared in The Sun newspaper! Also WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME has now received #272 x 5***** reviews across Amazon.