Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update – #Reviews – #Comingof age Bette. A. Stevens,#Biographical #Fiction Roz Morris, #Sci-fi Thorne Moore,

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Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first review is for author and poet Bette A. Stevens and her coming of age novel Dog Bone Soup: A Boomer’s Journey About the book Whether or not You Grew…

Location, Location: Devil’s Acre

I’ve spent a lifetime researching my family tree. It was never in the hope of finding an aristocrat, statesman, general or explorer among my ancestors. I just wanted to connect with generation upon generation of ancestors, probably all ditch-diggers and swineherds, who had clung on through thin and thinner, back into the mists of history.Continue reading “Location, Location: Devil’s Acre”

Every woman pays this price. No woman made this bargain: #SabinaNessa #SarahEverard #ReclaimTheseStreets

Originally posted on Barb Taub:
Sadly, this isn’t a new story. Just a new name. Sabina Nessa, a young woman taking a five-minute walk to join a friend at a pub in London, was found murdered this week. Calling on women to stop being victims has never worked. Calling on men to stop allowing, ignoring,…

Smorgasbord Health Column – Women’s Health Month – Guest Post – Judith Barrow – Breast Cancer Survivor.

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Earlier this week I share the first post about Breast Cancer with statistics and how to make sure you are checking anything suspicious out as soon as possible. Now for this very personal story from Judith Barrow. My thanks to one of the kindest and most supportive bloggers here on…

BOOKCASE – Not One Of Us by Alis Hawkins

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In this series, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to showcase an excerpt from one of their books. This week, Alis Hawkins?reveals the?importance of opening?pages to her latest novel, Not One Of Us. The opening page of a book is crucial. Along with the cover image and the blurb on…

How I Write by Cheryl Rees-Price

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In our How I Write series, our Crime Cymru authors share their insights into the writing process. This week, Cheryl Rees-Price gives a beautifully clear step-by-step guide to plotting and preparation and offers some great tips for aspiring writers. When I wrote my first book I picked up a pen and started writing…

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update – #Reviews – #Paranormal Marcia Meara, #Sci-fi Thorne Moore, #Gothic #Supernatural Adele Marie Park

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Welcome to the mid-week edition of the Cafe update with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author today is Marcia Meara with a review for Harbinger: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 3.. .a series I can recommend. About the book Continuing in the tradition of Wake-Robin Ridge and…

Birthdays, Best Sellers, and The BigBad. #humor #writing #UrbanFantasy

Originally posted on Barb Taub:
Last week I got together with a few other writing friends just before my birthday. Over too much cake, just enough wine, and a lot of laughter, we exchanged writing tips and suggestions. Possibly because I did too much of the former cake-eating, I didn’t get to my part of…