Best Bloggers Blogging in 2016!

Susan M. Toy is not only an excellent author, but also a stalwart promoter of other self-published authors. Her recommendations for blogs to follow thus carry a great deal of weight with me, as do her Reading Recommendations. Thanks for the great suggestions, Susan!

These past few years (2015 and 2014), I’ve wrapped up twelve months of blogging by listing my favourite bloggers who I have subscribed to and read, and whose blogs I believe would be of inter…

Source: Best Bloggers Blogging in 2016!

Meet Award-Winning Author, Peter Difatta

Here’s a recent interview by Berneta. L. Haynes with Peter Difatta, author of Finding Pluck, on the website Waking Writer.

I reviewed Finding Pluck–click HERE to read my review–and found it to be an incredibly enjoyable and fascinating novel.

Waking Writer

International award-winning author, Peter Difatta, recently sat down to discuss his current novel and his writing process.

What is the most important thing that people DON’T know about your subject/genre that they need to know?

My current book, Finding Pluck, does not easily fall in any particular genre. This makes it more difficult to market. This cross-genre categorization is best explained by a blogger, Connie Flanagan, in her blog Everything Indie: “Despite addressing homosexuality, “Finding Pluck” isn’t gay fiction; it explores the subject of morality, but it’s not a morality tale; although including a witch and ghosts, it’s not a paranormal novel; while love is found in relationships, it isn’t a romance; and the unexplained disappearance of Damien, aka “Pluck,” fails to render it merely a mystery or a crime novel. I would also hesitate to classify it as “new adult” because, although Finding Pluck includes themes such…

View original post 1,071 more words

Runaway Smile Wins the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award

Congratulations to author Nicholas C. Rossis, whose children’s book Runaway Smile just won the 2015 Gelett Burgess Award! Read about it in his own words below:

smile500_en

 

I woke up to wonderful news! Runaway Smile has just been announced as the winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award, in the Young Adult Fiction category. A lovely gold medal has been award…

Source: Runaway Smile Wins the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award