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Book Review by Julie: The Medici Boy by John L’Heureux

by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo John L’Heureux’s novel about one of the world’s greatest artists who ever lived, Donatello, is a deeply complex and fascinating portrayal of life in Renaissance Italy. L’Heureux, who did much of the research for this story in Florence, takes readers on a fascinating trip to the 15th century. Most of the story takes…

Book Review: “Lost Cain” by T. Daniel Wright

By Michele Trice This first novel by T. Daniel Wright feels like a slow Southern summer afternoon – warm and familiar. Even if you didn’t have the privilege of growing up Southern, you’ll soon feel as if you did, as if the characters in Lost Cain were old friends you hadn’t thought about in years.…

Book Review by Julie: Hangman by Chris Bohjalian

by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo Probably the scariest book I have ever read is Stephen King’s Misery. Now I must say that one of Chris Bohjalian’s earliest novels, Hangman, is taking the number two slot. That pushes Bohjalian’s novel The Night Strangers to third place, if anyone cares. Published in 1991,Hangman is Bohjalian’s second published novel.  It’s…

How to Deal with Overzealous Editors

by Devyani Borade Take an egg. It can be consumed raw. But it is as likely to poison you as it is to satiate your hunger. So the chef drops the egg into hot water. A boiled egg is delicious. The shell is peeled away and the flesh is full of yummy goodness. The chef…

8 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Earnings

– by Devyani Borade After all, money doesn’t grow on trees, right? If only writers didn’t have to pay tax! Now that would maximize my meager earnings as a writer by as much as 20% – a significant growth indeed. Luckily for us, though, there are some simple ways in which we can ensure that we are…