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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen I’ve found reports of this book off-putting in the past; dire warnings about the heroine’s silliness have made me wary in the extreme. I have a limited tolerance for 19th century silly English characters; the reason Emma is my least favorite Austen is that everyone ... more >
Samuel Johnson observed, “A writer only begins a book. The reader finishes it.” With an audiobook, a voice is added to that mix, one that can profoundly affect the reader’s experience of the story. Audiobook narration is an art and craft that’s long fascinated me, and June Is Audiobook Month, ... more >
I love me some Kristen Ashley and after I read The Fire Inside, I emailed the appropriate people and said “Let’s do a Giveaway.” Thankfully they said yes. In light of the fact that Kristen Ashley’s books are largely digital up until now, I thought a unique item would be ... more >
I was invited to participate in an Amazon Roundtable. There were three authors present: CJ Lyons, Stephanie Bond, and Hugh Howey. The first two are Kindle Millionaires, or authors who have sold over 1 million kindle copies. Howey is apparently 300,000 sales away from that mark. Also present was ... more >
Last year, I scheduled interviews and meetings and was exhausted by the end of the first day. This year, I decided to take a more leisurely approach. I met with a few editors, attended a couple of parties, and stood in line to get a couple of books signed ... more >