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...]

Cover Reveal – Out of Sync

Imagine feeling quite liberated as a newly divorced woman whose children are ready to leave home at a time when your career is on an upward swing. Except, the author unexpectedly meets her soul mate, who whisks her off to another continent because of a professional opportunity. Arriving in their host country just as hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center marks a defining moment in her life—they … [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...]

Author Interview: Sonia Marsh

What made you decide to write Freeways to Flip-Flops? When I told my friends that we were uprooting our family from a beautiful lakefront house in Orange County, California, to live in a hut in Belize, they encouraged me to start a journal and turn it into a book. They knew this would be a unique story. I kept a daily journal in Belize, however, I did not write at a set … [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 – Dog-Ma: The Zen of Slobber

Barbara Brunner’s Dog-Ma: The Zen of Slobber is a memoir written by a dog lover for dog lovers. It is a collection of dog stories, 30 years in the making—from 1980 when the author and her husband’s first dog was welcomed home to 2011 when this book was published. I found this title on the Novel Blogs reading list. It's summary says that the stories will tickle the funny bones at times and touch the heart the other times. As a person who never tried to connect with animals in the same level of … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Barbara Brunner

What made you decide to write this book? My first dog as an adult was a doberman named Kashi. She was as much a child to me as my daughter and when she passed away from cancer at the ripe old age of seventeen, I began formulating her story in my head. After almost twenty years and eight additional dogs, my own brush with cancer, it was time to put thoughts to paper and share all of the hilarious stories that had entertained our friends for many years. No one could even begin … [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...]