“Marlene” by C.W. Gortner: Blog Tour & Giveaway

Marlene by C.W. Gortner is a biographical novel about Hollywood icon Marlene Dietrich.  Marlene grew up in an aristocratic family that had fallen upon hard times, and her mother pressured her into nurturing her musical talent to become a concert violinist.  That was never to happen, and instead Marlene rebelled and used her talent toRead more

“Echo” by Pam Munoz Ryan

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  Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan is a middle-grade novel that combines historical fiction and a fairy tale to tell the story of young people who rise above adversity with the help of music. The prologue begins with a tale of three princesses who are held captive by a magical spell.  In order to free themselves, theyRead more

Really, Amazon?

I signed up for Kindle Direct Publishing a couple years ago when Kindle was experimenting with blog subscriptions.  I had forgotten about it entirely until this morning, when I got the following e-mail about the Amazon/Hachette debacle. Dear KDP Author, Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundationsRead more