Why you should travel to the darker side of fiction

Originally posted on Just 4 My Books:
I admit, it’s not something I usually read. The very thought brings me out in a rash. I could never watch a horror movie after The Birds (and that was eons ago) That was until I read a short story by a good friend of mine: Meet DM Wolfenden…

Audiobook Sample, FINDING MIRANDA

Thousands of readers have enjoyed the Iris Chacon novel, Finding Miranda, in e-book and paperback forms. Soon those readers and many new ones will be able to experience the beloved story on audio!  Finding Miranda, the Audiobook will be coming this fall from Audible.com, a division of Amazon. Here is a two-minute sample of Finding Miranda on…

Meet Mr Memoir

Originally posted on Just 4 My Books:
It takes a skillful wordsmith to tell a personal story with integrity, wit and honesty. My friend and author Rod Baker has such a talent. I’ve been reading excerpts of his soon-to-be-released book “Um, where is Belize?” and I can guarantee there is indeed a treat in store for…

“Will this work?” from Nick Stephenson

Fellow writers, I know you will enjoy, and relate to, this brief article by Nick Stephenson (nick@yourfirst10kreaders.com). ~o~~o~~o~ Remember this: success is rarely pretty. Do you ever look at a magazine article, blog, or Instagram feed about someone you admire, and think: “Wow, it’s so easy for them! Why can’t I figure it out?” I do.…

Book Review: Love’s Unfading Light

BOOK REVIEW: Love’s Unfading Light, Eagle Harbor Book 1, by Naomi Rawlings ***** Rated five stars out of five by reviewer Iris Chacon. A complimentary ARC was provided to this reviewer for an honest, unbiased review. This engaging, entertaining small-town story follows a lighthouse keeper (Mac) and a baker (Tressa) in a place called Eagle…

Review: HUNTING HOUR

This is a Book Review of HUNTING HOUR, A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, by Margaret Mizushima, a dramatic, exciting mystery with just enough romance and no offensive content. ****Rated 5 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.   When Mattie Cobb and her German shepherd, Robo, are called in to find a missing teenager, the child is…