2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,200 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading 2014 in review

Best Bloggers Blogging … according to me!

Both my blogs made the Best Bloggers list. What a tremendous honor! Please stop by and visit the other bloggers listed here.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

I’ve already given you a wrap-up of the best books I read in 2014. As well as being a reader and an author, I’m also a blogger who promotes other authors and doles out advice and information on all manner interesting areas, to me and my readers. Throughout this past year I have become “acquainted” with other like-minded bloggers (some of whom are also authors), have followed and read their blogs, commented on them, and reblogged their posts a number of times. Some of these bloggers came to my attention in the first place, because they offered to read and review my books or gave me promotion by way of an interview or guest post on their blogs. In turn, I met a number of other bloggers through that first set – people who commented on those posts about me or who won a copy of my book through…

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Sunday Surprise

Lovely interview with DM Yates who is definitely an author to watch!

creative barbwire (or the many lives of a creator)

c438b8dfa2823083a6c72c807428ed14f8de0fa8-thumbSooo, did you get Strange Portals or not? NO? Shame on you! Go get it now, it’s free! And you’ll be able to read a wonderful story by today’s guest! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome inkslinger DM Yates!

Where do you live and write from?

I live in West Jordan, Utah which is about 13 miles from Salt Lake City, surrounded by beautiful mountains.

Why do you write?

I’ve written for as long as I can remember. I have all these stories and poems that run through my mind constantly and always have.

When did you start writing?

My twin brother once told me that I started writing as soon as I learned the alphabet and a teacher placed a pencil in my hand. I believe him because I can remember having to read my stories to the class.

What genre(s) do you write?

Here’s where I’m a little odd…

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2014 – The best books I read this year!

It’s a tremendous honor to be included on “The best books I read this year” list. Please hop over to Susan Toy’s blog to find loads of books to add to your reading list.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

I don’t normally do this – recap what I’ve read during the year and choose which have been the best books, but I was tired of scanning the Best of 2014 lists that media and book sites produce, seldom seeing anything at all I’ve read. So I decided to come up with my own list.

If an author has been featured on my blog, Reading Recommendations, I have linked to their promotion. And the benefit of writing this promotion blog is I have discovered and met so many great authors this past year! As well, I’ve heard from a friend, a reader, who has been following my recommendations – and reading many of them! Here’s what Violet has to say: I love to read. I read for pleasure but if I learn something, it’s a bonus. With thousands of books to choose from, it can be a challenge finding…

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