In this June edition I talk about being opinionated, basic black leggings, the importance of pockets, a publishing industry insight, and a helpful online marketing class I’m taking. Grab a coffee and enjoy!
Author: Shelley Burbank
5 Similarities Between Cozy Mysteries and Chick Lit
Remarkable! News, April 2023 Dear Loyal Reader: I have something fun for you! It’s a deleted scene from my WIP (work in progress), NIGHT MOVES: An Olivia Lively Mystery, Book 2. Originally, this was going to be a prequel novella, so that meant Liv and her bad-boy ex, Rob Mickelson, were together. Reading this won’t… Continue reading 5 Similarities Between Cozy Mysteries and Chick Lit
March Newsletter: The Glam Life of a Writer?
Dear Loyal Reader, it is officially spring. With the change of season comes a change to the REMARKABLE! News. You may not notice the difference, but I’m sending this via a new platform. I’m hoping it reaches you and doesn’t end up in a spam folder. Basically, I’m writing the newsletter on my website now–from… Continue reading March Newsletter: The Glam Life of a Writer?
Nothing’s Awry in Cost’s Latest Except Velma
Fun, quirky 1920s mystery with lots of famous historical characters. Read the entire review.
She’s Killing Knit
Debbie knit (actually crocheted) FIVE comfort shawls for the Cozy Butterfly Project! Thanks, Sh’awl! Last week, my good friend and sister writing group member, Debbie Broderick, delivered not one but FIVE comfort shawls to Hospice of Southern Maine as part of our Cozy Butterfly Project. I was totally blown away by her generosity and adeptness… Continue reading She’s Killing Knit
Book Review: LOST MY WAY IN THE DARKNESS by Mack Ames
LOST MY WAY IN THE DARKNESS, an indie penned by educator Mack Ames, is hard to categorize. Set in the 1980s, it’s a boyhood Coming of Age story with Christian and Inspirational themes. Despite the religious undertones, Ames doesn’t hold back in terms of realistic, rough language, sensitive and gritty topics, and realistic situations. Episodic… Continue reading Book Review: LOST MY WAY IN THE DARKNESS by Mack Ames
Book Review: LIVING WITH MR. FAHRENHEIT by Lisa Beecher
LIVING WITH MR. FAHRENHEIT: A First Responder Family’s Fight for a Future After a Mental Health Crisis A memoir of great pathos and greater courage, LIVING WITH MR. FAHRENHEIT grabbed me from the very first page, blazing so hot I couldn’t look away despite the pain, relentless and brutal, recounted throughout the book. There is… Continue reading Book Review: LIVING WITH MR. FAHRENHEIT by Lisa Beecher
Coffee. Classical Music. And LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY.
I was an enthusiastic but not precocious reader from an early age.
Book Review: Aventurine and the Reckoning by Anne Britting Oleson
I finished Aventurine and the Reckoning by Anne Britting Oleson in the wee hours of the morning, propelled by a suspenseful story that started out in a slow roll and gathered momentum toward a tense and satisfying conclusion. Oleson’s lovely writing style drew me in as did her descriptions of English cities, villages, restaurants, meals,… Continue reading Book Review: Aventurine and the Reckoning by Anne Britting Oleson
Free Fiction: The Ornament
Finley Frances Merriweather, decorating her tree alone for the first time in, well, ever, flopped herself onto the antique couch she’d reupholstered in green and gold brocade and wailed. Snowball, her West Highland Terrier, cocked his head and whined. He jumped onto her stomach, thirty overweight pounds knocking the air out of her so that… Continue reading Free Fiction: The Ornament