Book Review – Out of Sync

Life is full of surprises. It is so nasty sometimes that you’ll get ‘out of sync.’ Belinda Nicoll’s memoir, “Out of Sync,” details exactly how topsy-turvy one’s life can be. One moment you’re up, the next moment you’re down. It’s a never-ending cycle that will refuse to halt, until maybe in your final days. I found this 320-page book, available in ebook and paperback format, on the Novel Blogs reading list. A new life with a new husband in a new land is simply something worth a read, especially … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Belinda Nicoll

What made you decide to write Out of Sync? My book might seem like a 9/11 portrayal in essence, though it's really an expatriation story with a wide view that explores the impact of personal transformation and global change on relationships. Spanning ten years, the story is set in post-apartheid South Africa and post-9/11 America. What started as an opportunity to profit from a new romance at age forty, an exotic adventure abroad and professional opportunities aka the … [Read more...]

Book Review – Freeways to Flip-Flops: Living on a Tropical Island

Will you find happiness, peace, and contentment amidst a world of luxury in a lake-front house in Orange County? Or will you find it better in a tropical island, amidst the world of simplicity, living in front of a panoramic Caribbean view? The Marsh family found the answer the hard way in Belize. Their adventures and misadventures were detailed in Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island. I found this book by Sonia Marsh among the beautiful titles on … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal – Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island

Have you ever wanted to chuck it all and move to paradise? Well if you think you have it in you, then Freeways to Flip-Flops will show you how one suburban family made the gutsy decision to uproot their three sons and small rat terrier to live a simple life in Belize, Central America. Through many adventures and misadventures, the Marsh family reconnects, and learns that stress sometimes … [Read more...]

Book Review – Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting

A nurse who gives invisible shots, a girl who likes to dart into corners and a man who still sits in the common room are just three of the spirits haunting the Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, Pennsylvania. How do I know that? I have spent a Halloween season working in the Mayflower building…

Over Twenty-five years ago, Pennhurst State School and Mental Hospital was closed down due to resident abuse. Today Pennhurst has been turned into a Halloween … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Tamera Lawrence

With a passion for writing, Award winning author Tamera Lawrence likes to entertain readers with edgy thrillers and mysteries. As a mother of six, Tamera draws on personal experiences to bring to life interesting characters set in today's complex world. She loves meeting fans and writes book reviews upon request. Tamera also likes to play softball and clang out a tune or two on the piano.  

What made you decide to write Ghosts of Mayflower?
This is … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal – Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting

Are ghosts real? An invisible nurse who gives invisible shots, a little girl who loves to dart into corners and shadow of a man, who still relaxes and waits in the common room are only three of the known spirits that haunt the Mayflower Hall building at the Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, Pennsylvania. How did the author know that? Tamera Lawrence spent a Halloween season working in that same building and have … [Read more...]

Book Review – Bad Luck Cadet & Bad Luck Officer

A humorous memoir at its best, Bad Luck Cadet & Bad Luck Officer tells the story of Suzie Ivy and how her midlife crisis turned into the realization of her lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. All at the age of 45. I stumbled upon this in the Novel Blogs reading list. This is a two-book bundle that may or may not be complimentary to each other.  

Bad Luck Cadet

The first book, Bad Luck Cadet, details the start of everything—from the main … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Suzie Ivy

What made you decide to write this book?  What is your relationship to the person, period, or events you have documented? I became a police officer at the age of forty-five and discovered mid-life, when children leave the nest, is the first step in your “me” future. My book is a testament that regardless of age or gender, you can do anything you set your mind to. I wrote Bad Luck Cadet & Officer to encourage others to take life by the horns and achieve their … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal – Bad Luck Cadet & Bad Luck Officer

What did you do on your forty-fifth birthday? Suzie Ivy, an overweight, out-of-shape, mother of three, decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. With grit and determination, she refused to take "no" for an answer and defied the odds, challenged the status quo, and became the first female officer in her rural Arizona town. Suzie writes about her true-life humorous adventures on her … [Read more...]