Writing Outside My Genre

Several months ago, I was approached and asked if I'd like to write a story for a Weird Western Anthology. A weird western? At the time, I didn't even know what that was. So, let's back up a few years, so I can tell you why I said "yes" to a project like that. Before …

PitMad September 2, 2021 – MSWL

Hey all! PitMad is coming up in a few days and I wanted to give a heads up that I’ll be participating as an acquiring editor for Champagne Book Group! A Little about Champagne Book Group – Established in 2004, CBG is a U.S. publisher with authors from all corners of the globe. Though the …

Indie Book Review: “Sophie’s Key,” by Jodi Jensen

San Giacomo's Corner

When I first thought about reading a Romance novel, I shrugged off the idea as quickly as it manifested itself in my mind. Even my choices in film veer away from the Romance genre save but a few. But, some weeks later, I saw promo announcements / Tweets for the release of “Sophie’s Key” by Jodi Jensen. I have known Jodi Jensen to be a friendly and fun person to commune with over the vast distances of cyberspace. Dutifully, I purchased a Kindle copy and here is my spoiler free review.

Characters: The main character is Sophie, as the title would suggest. Through Sophie we get the classic “fish-out-of-water” character. Through which we have some comical and / or embarrassing moments. Along with Jacob and the child Meri, Jodi offers us a main and two strong secondary characters. Together they comprise a sort of trinity of wholesomeness. Of…

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