I was recently asked by a collegue what my favorite read of the year was--I review a hell of a lot of new material every year. Matter-of-factly, I blurted out my answer without a second thought, "The Vampire Game by Les Bailey," I told him. "In fact, I loved the entire trilogy, It was extremely well written and the writing pulled me into another world away from my own. And the way I see it, that's exactly what a good novel is supposed to do!" I told him.
When I first came across Bailey's novel, he was a first-time published author. New to the world of publishing, or so I was told...
Celebrity biographer and writing coach, Randy Jernigan, this week admitted to a national radio audience that he has recently suffered total kidney failure, resulting in weekly dialysis and a drastic change in his life and schedule.
The 'Losing to Win!' author has been forced to postpone a number of professional commitments this month, explaining that his life was "turned upside down" when two heart attacks and renal failure cause him to be placed on weekly kidney dialysis for his survival
We hear a lot about sexism against females, and some people think this extends to books, which it probably does. A lot of books have no females in them, or only have weak female characters, like damsels in distress which are just there to be saved by males. But recently, there has been a lot of strong, resourceful new female book characters. Here are my favourite strong heroines- and two of them are from books written by male authors, so well done men for realising that females can be string too.
Celebrity biographer and writing coach, Randy Jernigan, was forced to cancel a number of professional commitments this month when gout pain and blood pressure issues became so extreme, the writer had to seek medical attention.
Randy was diagnosed "years ago" as suffering with the condition that causes intense pain, usually in the feet, ankles and knees, and is experienced by only two percent of the American population.
Randy tells Fanpop.com, "I was in the middle of this terrible pain in my knees and ankles. Because of the condition being so severe, I had developed...
There are so many great books published every month, some titles worth reading may get lost in the shuffle. So when I heard that my writing coach and mentor of ten years was finally releasing a book about successful freelance writing, I got excited!
It was about ten years ago that I decided to get serious about my desire to make a living with what I loved the most--writing. So I looked up the number of a popular writing group in my home town, got registered and took a class. I had heard of the instructor before, even read a couple of his books and magazine articles, so I was...
Ever randomly burst into tears and not know why? Nothing sad has happened in the last 30 seconds! You're not even thinking about sad stuff! What is wrong with you?!
This has happened to me quite a few times lately. Most notably, while revisiting some favorite movies from my childhood. I pulled 'em out of the shed, dusted of the thin cardboard and clamshell VHS cases, and tried to remember how to work a VCR. (Stop picturing me in a rocking chair wearing a cardigan. And get off my lawn.) During several of these movies that I watched hundreds of times in the early '90s,...
Author and writing coach Randy Jernigan recently took to his Facebook page to boast about his favorite writer and sidekick, author Les Bailey, and the final installment of his 'Vampire Game' trilogy.
"If you loved Les' first two books in the series, then you're going to really get into his third book," Randy exclaimed proudly in his Sunday afternoon post. "I just read the first chapter last night--what powerful writing! Every sentence was strong and kept me spellbound.Book three will absolutely knock your socks off, I have no doubt!"
Bill Wallace is my favorite author. Here are my favorite books by him.
1.Pick Of the Litter
2.A Dog Called Kitty
3. The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa
1.It teaches an important lesson about doing what's right even when its not easy. Plus I love dogs.
2.Although the ending was kind of sad I loved reading about the relation between the boy and the dog bonding. It also made me laugh as well as cry which I believe is very important.
3.It shows you things from the dogs point of view which I thought wqas very interesting.
Hi everyone, I had finally read Paulo Cuelho's bestselling novel, The Alchemist and here is my review on the popular novel.
While reading the novel, I did not quite understand the story and it was not until the second half of the story that I managed to understand. It telling us to follow our dreams if a person desires for it!
Santiago (or the Boy in this story) is a very likable character because he manage to understand what the Alchemist is telling despite being relatively young, he is my favourite...
I absolutely love the book Jodi Piccoult wrote with her daughter (Samantha Van Leer) , "Between the Lines". This book is absolutely brilliant and romantic! I couldn't put it down! I have created a Fanpop club specifically for people like me who have fallen in love with this book and wouldn't be able to handle the wait until May 19th, when the sequel comes out. Please join!
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