Showing posts from May, 2012

Her Honor's Bodyguard by Johnny Ray

Do first loves ever really die? While reunions can take many forms, there is always one question that has to be answered sooner or later—what happened?

Vance had always been extremely proud of Noella, and just because his life had been ruined, he saw no reason why she had to have the same faith. When his dad died, leaving him and his mother penniless, he dropped out of law school and ended his relationship with Noella, but in doing so, he stopped a scandal that could have ruined her family. These secrets he would never let her know. Ironically, years later, he would have never guessed she would be instrumental in ruining his career with the Tampa police force.

After Noella finished law school and started pursuing her goal of working up the ranks in judgeships, she never considered inviting another guy into her life. As such, when someone attempts to threaten her into vacating her seat on the bench, and by force if necessary, she knows of no one else she really t…

Review of Red Cell by Mark Henshaw

My Review of Red Cell by Mark Henshaw
This up-to-date spy story never lets up. From page 1, Rookie CIA case officer, Kyra Stryker (what a great name for a female spy) starts on a spiraling adventure that takes her from Venezuela to China with many stops in-between and after. Kyra is not the only point-of-view character, but she is the one the reader gets to follow the most.
What I liked about this book the most, was that it seemed highly possible with all that is going on today. One of the promotion sheets that accompanied this book was a list of what is really true in the book because the author was a part of some of what goes on, including the Red Cell CIA unit. I’m sure the author’s experience and knowledge is what added to the authenticity of the story. 
Anyone who would like to read what real spies do—whether they are US spies or those of another country—should read this book. Though every bit as exciting as any spy movie, it rings true. The action is all possible—because it probabl…

Memoriial Day Remembrance

Granddaughter Genie and her husband Mark paid for a flag honoring my husband Hap's 20 years in the Seabees and his three tours of duty  in the Vietnam War.

This was a couple of years ago, but the array of flags was stirring and he was thrilled. In fact it was thrilling to all of us.

Do remember all those who died for us and our country today, and all those who are still serving.

Thank you to all of them.

A Strange Phenomna That Often Happens at a How-to Presentation

Over the years I've given many writing presentations on all sorts of subjects form Self-Editing Tips, Blogging and Blog Tours, Characterization, Setting, Dialogue and most recently e-publishing and Marketing.

What I've seen happen too many times, is someone in the audience who doesn't want to ask a question, but take over the talk and tells what he or she knows about the subject. (Usually it isn't much.) I've not only had this happen to me, but I've seen it happen to other writers who are presenting.

What I don't understand is when someone with credentials has been asked to give a talk on a subject, why the person in the audience isn't eager to learn what the speaker has to offer.

Most recently, after I spoke about the different ways to get published that are available today, a gentlemen stood and started talking about how much he'd paid a vanity press to publish him and how he'd been able to sell a goodly number of books to his friends and othe…

Ann Gimple Tells About Her Transformation Series