Why don’t more readers review your books?

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

Every author loves positive reader reviews, even though they rank far down the ladder as promotional requirements. Email marketing, websites, blogs, book signings, public speaking, social media, awards, blog tours, local media, editorial reviews, and business cards will, individually, sell more books than a good five-star review from a reader. That’s right; a good business… Continue reading Why don’t more readers review your books?

A writer with the gift of clarity, humor, pathos, and joy

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

Swede Among The Rednecks: The Language That Just Won’t Stay Buried by Ulf Kirchdorfer gives readers a glimpse of America through the eyes of one of Scandinavia’s most eloquent authors. In a series of 42 essays, Kirchdorfer observes the ambiguity of America with a wry honesty that lets readers take a fresh look at life.… Continue reading A writer with the gift of clarity, humor, pathos, and joy

A whirlwind of literary fiction that transports readers into another dimension.

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

A.G. Riddle’s first book in his best-selling “Origin Mystery Series” creates an extraordinary tapestry of talent for readers to enjoy. The Atlantis Gene takes reality and weaves it into a work of fiction that stretches the mind in wondrous ways. It is a thriller, a book of possibilities, a love story, a murderous mystery where… Continue reading A whirlwind of literary fiction that transports readers into another dimension.

Trust turns to dust in a cauldron of international intrigue.

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

Corruption of Power by G.W. Eccles takes readers on a rollicking ride through corridors of intrigue and bloody chaos as the once powerful nation of Russia tries to recapture the strength of its greatness. Financial gain has replaced the manifesto of the Soviet Union with a long line of oligarchs. Money and power are real,… Continue reading Trust turns to dust in a cauldron of international intrigue.

Meet a Great White Shark with the personality of Moby Dick

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

Trouble on the Straits by Michael Marnier is a tight lines thriller, taut with danger, heroics, adventure and justice. It starts with a Great White shark with the personality of Moby Dick, and it races through a series of events that bring out the best in a Navy SEAL and the worst in a Cuban… Continue reading Meet a Great White Shark with the personality of Moby Dick

Awesome Indies awards “Wrinkled Heartbeats” its coveted Approval Badge.

Published on Author templewms1 Comment

Awesome Indies is one of the most-respected guides and advisers of Indie Publishing. It has just sent Wrinkled Heartbeats its notice of approval. They suggest their Awesome Indies Approval (AIA) badge “takes the risk out of buying Indie.” The endorsement does not come easily. Two AIA reviewers/editors must approve the book with at least a 4-star ranking.… Continue reading Awesome Indies awards “Wrinkled Heartbeats” its coveted Approval Badge.

Review of “The Agency” by P.L. Crompton

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

The Agency, by P.L. Crompton, is a first-class thriller. It’s also a lesson for writers who want to learn how to carry a story using dialog. The book transports the reader to a dystopian Calgary that displays only shadows of life as we know it today. The magic of Crompton’s writing makes everything believable, exciting,… Continue reading Review of “The Agency” by P.L. Crompton

Review of “In The Wicker Wood: Where Secrets Are Buried.”

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

A good book promises adventure, a journey into unknown and sometimes unpleasant places. You meet characters stripped naked by the literary magic of an author. You witness events laid bare because the writer pulls back the curtain, revealing the truth of life, the lie of life, the wry humor of life and everything in between.… Continue reading Review of “In The Wicker Wood: Where Secrets Are Buried.”

Shades of the Great Isaac Asimov appear

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

Charles Freedom Long has written an exceptional book in Dancing With The Dead. The writing is crisp, clear, and powerful. The science fiction world he creates contains sufficient remnants of today to capture readers with honesty, believability, and trust. In this respect, shades of the great SF writer, Isaac Asimov, appear. I once asked Asimov,… Continue reading Shades of the Great Isaac Asimov appear

Freefalling Into Freedom

Published on Author templewmsLeave a comment

Buccaneer, by Jack Carlton Reed and MayCay Beeler, tells the story of free spirits drawn into the flame of adventure, power, drugs, sex, and money. Most of the story is told from the inside, literally, because modern-day Robin Hoods inevitably stumble into the merciless grip of Federal authorities. One does not expect the free spirit… Continue reading Freefalling Into Freedom