Sneak Peek at the Book, Monster

If you haven’t already read my summary of my latest book Monster, I encourage you to read it. Or, you can just read this short prologue to the story and see if you like it from there. I hope you like it!

Prologue of Monster 

He had returned. Just as he did every night as if expecting something to happen. He knows. Or at least suspects something. I can feel it in the way he looks at me. Never have I allowed him to meet my gaze for fear of what he might see—the truth—that I was different. But perhaps he could help? If he suspects the truth of what was happening, he might also know how to stop the change. The man fell back into the shadows, but his cold eyes were still visible. Glowing like mine. Continue reading


If I Run

9780310332442Genre: Mystery/thriller/suspense

Author: Terri Blackstock

Pages: 319

Recommended for: Christian and non Christian readers who enjoy a clean murder mystery or police investigation.

NOT recommended for: People who like to read the end of the book first or skim readers. Also not for those who are easily affected by blood or trauma.

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The Next Step: What to Do Now That You’ve Written a Book

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.”

-Beverly Cleary

So you’ve written a book. Now what? Writing the book was just the first step to publishing a book. But what about step two? When you write that last word of your book, what comes next? Writing the book was the easy part. Now begins another journey designed only for the strongest. A journey that includes:

  • editing
  • gaining an audience
  • finding an agent
  • and getting published. 

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Peter Pan-Hero or Villain?

“Would you like to have an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?”

-Peter Pan

Most who hear the name Peter Pan first think of Disney’s portrayal of the boy from Neverland who never grew up. He was adventurous and heroic–the good guy. He was the main character, so why wouldn’t he be good?

I decided to read the original story after watching the movie Pan that was released Fall 2015. I was curious to see if perhaps any of the story about Pan and Hook meeting in the movie was in the book or just added. And so I picked up the book based on the original play by J. M. Barrie only to be shocked not by answers I didn’t find but rather by how much I didn’t like Peter Pan’s character.

You’ll enjoy this book if you enjoyed these:

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Genre: Children’s fiction

Author: J. M. Barrie

Pages: 200

Recommended for: Children or children at heart who love magic, pirates, and fairies. Also for anyone who loves to use their imagination and doesn’t take life too seriously.

Not recommended for: Adults–you know, the ones who grew up. They would find the book childish, silly, and absolute poppycock.

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