Category Archives: Review

Writing in a Void: Why Reviews Matter

I live on a creek. At any time during the work day, I can turn from my computer and look out over the expanse of water and refill my beauty-hungry soul. Granted, today it’s all slate on slate with the gray broken by splashes of white, because even our shallow Read more →

A Romantic Times Review Top Pick!

Thank you for this lovely review! ROMANTIC TIMES Review 4.5 STARS **** Top Pick Fischer’s recent romantic thriller is replete with awkward encounters that eventually turn into romance amid Palestinian-Israeli terrorist activity and a flurry of mysterious disappearances. Complete with a well-defined cast set within alternating parallel-narrative chapters that zero Read more →

Who Doesn’t Love to Read Accolades?

I mean, really? You don’t?  I get it. Maybe you don’t like to read accolades about other people’s books. I do. They let me know what a reader (at least one reader) thinks — and they usually prompt me to zip over to Amazon to see for myself what all the Read more →

Breaking My Rules: Writing a Review

I decided a few years ago that I would no longer review books here, mostly because I didn’t want to hurt feelings or neglect anyone. But sometimes rules need to be broken. And this is one of those times. I met Barbara Claypole White (online, but we’re going to fix Read more →

The Ripple Effect: A Word Gift to This Writer

A stone plopped into water formed ripples, creating concentric circles that moved out from the center and subsided gradually if nothing impeded their progress. Whether or not they ever came to a full stop, Teo wasn’t scientist enough to know. It looked to him as if the molecules touched by Read more →

Wonderful Review: Sailing out of Darkness

I admit it: I’m a terrible blogger. There’s so much else I’d rather do, like work on my next book or read or spend way too much time on social media, checking in with the world on that huge, huge time-hole called Facebook. And, no, the picture above has absolutely Read more →

Lovely Words from Good Girl Gone Redneck

I know. The picture has nothing to do with rednecks, my book, or a review. But I looked like a celebration. A kick-up your heels and dance moment. And if you follow this link to Andrea’s review of Sailing out of Darkness, you’ll see why. GOOD GIRL GONE REDNECK   Read more →