This is Love: Poetry and Prose by Carolyn Riker

TO BE LOVED by Carolyn Riker “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of her life, every quality of her mind, is written large in her words.” – Virginia Woolf       Carolyn’s first book, Blue Clouds: A Collection of SOUL’S CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE is also available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.…

Book Review: AN ANONYMOUS GIRL: A Novel

AN ANONYMOUS GIRL: A Novel Authors: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publisher’s Page for An Anonymous Girl: A Novel Genres: General Fiction (Adult), Women’s Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Psychological Thriller Page Count: 384 Pages ISBN: 9781250133731 Publication Date: January 8, 2019 Pre-order Now From Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Powell’s My…

The Ebb and Flow of Relationships

Originally posted on Book Reviews & Musings:
“We return to each other in waves. This is how water loves.” – Nayyirah Waheed When I chose to write this blog post on the ebb and flow of relationships, I did not stop to consider the raw emotion I would experience while writing my way through to completion. The idea came to me…

Book Review: The Man Who Couldn’t Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being

Bibliographic information on The Man Who Couldn’t Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being Russian Library Page Length: 272 pages Publisher: Columbia University Press Publisher Author Page Publication Date: January 29, 2019 Author: Olga Slavnikova Translated by: Marian Schwartz Contributor: Mark Lipovetsky ISBN: 9780231185943 (Hardcover), ISBN: 9780231185950 (Paperback), ISBN: 9780231546416 (E-book) Genre: Literary Fiction,…

Book Review: HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto

“The dream of a different world (as beautiful as it is) won’t actually alter the planet—only your hands getting dirty and your feet hitting the ground will do that. Being outraged at injustice doesn’t do much for the victims of that injustice—actively moving against it does. But that’s a hell of a lot harder than outrage alone, which is why most people gladly settle for being perpetually angry and living vicariously through spandex-clad, muscle-bound, CGI demigods who do the brave things they wish they could do.”

Book Review: The Empathy Effect: 7 NEUROSCIENCE-BASED KEYS for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and CONNECT Across Differences

Authors: Helen Rises, MD and, Liz Neporent Foreword by Alan Alda Publisher: Sounds True Publishing Genres: Self-Help: Emotions & Interpersonal Relations, Mental Health: Emotions Page Count: 240 pages (Available in Hardback and Kindle) ISBN-10: 1683640284 ISBN-13: 978-1683640288  Publication Date: November 27, 2018 Pre-order Now From Amazon, Sounds True, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, or your…

Josephine Baker’s Last Dance Book Review

Authors Name: Sherry Jones Publisher: Simon & Schuster Galley Books Genre: Fiction: African American Women, Historical, Biographical Page Count: 384 ISBN:  ISBN 9781501102448 Publication Date: December 2018, Release Date: December 4, 2018 Simon & Schuster Author Page Simone & Schuster Josephine Bakers Last Dance Page Find Sherry Jones on the following social media sites: Sherry Jones…

She Kept Her Faith

Several weeks ago I volunteered at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina. “What?” you ask. I asked the same question myself as I had never heard of the Wild Goose Festival but I checked out their website and felt a stirring within that this was a place I wanted to be if…

Feel Like Giving Up? Read this.

Originally posted on The Art of Blogging:
I launched my first blog in January 2011. I had released my first self-published novel on Amazon. I was very excited, and I was sure that I’d soon conquer the world… I quit after three posts, no views, no comments, no nothing. Five days into my career as…