An Interview with Sharon D. Ballentine, Author of A Look Behind Lightning

A LOOK BEHIND LIGHTNING Sharon D. BallentineGatekeeper Press (2019)ISBN: 9781642377057Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (03/2020) Sharon D. Ballentine started reading at an early age and always knew she wanted to write.  But it wasn't until her junior year...Read More

An Interview with Jennifer Butenas, Author of A Family Walk

Jennifer Butenas taught early elementary school before choosing to stay at home and raise her three children.  She has a Masters in Education with specializations in Curriculum, Instruction and Literacy. Currently she resides in southern New Hampshire where, in addition...Read More

Interview with James D. Bell – Author of Maximilian’s Treasure

MAXIMILIAN’S TREASURE James D. BellSartoris Literary Group (2019)ISBN 9780578560502Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (02/2020) James D. Bell is an award-winning author and retired Judge who received the highest bar association approval ratings ever given to a Mississippi Circuit...Read More

Interview with Patrick Finegan – Author of Cooperative Lives

COOPERATIVE LIVESPatrick FineganTwo Skates Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781733902526Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (1/20) Patrick Finegan was born during the latter half of the Eisenhower Administration and graduated during the Carter and Reagan Administrations from Northwestern University and the University...Read More

Things to Avoid When Writing a Book Review

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor This past week, I received feedback from an author on our last editorial, Book Reviews – An Author’s Best Friend (Even When Not-So-Positive), where he shared his “most extreme hostile review.” This author forwarded to us a...Read More

Author Interview – Maria L. Ray – Author of “From God to Us”

Maria L. Ray resides in Sarasota, Florida with her husband Cliff. She has a daughter, a son, and 3 grandchildren. She was born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. She has survived both colon and breast cancer diagnosis and now...Read More

Book Reviews – An Author’s Best Friend (Even when not-so-positive)

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor All authors worst nightmares are bad reviews. But should we really fear them? Granted, the best scenario would be for all writers to receive all five stars reviews, even for their first book. But realistically most of...Read More

Interview with Mr. Kind – Author of “King of the Moon”

Mr. Kind uses an entirely unique lyrical rhyme coupled with the marvelous graphic imagery of Zacc Pollitt to weave the stories that last for generations:With “four marbles, and a shooter quite fat,” a stranger teaches Bluff about the dangers of...Read More

Marketing and Charity…Can they go together?

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor This is a sensitive topic as many believe that using charity to get the attention of the media is unethical.  I thought the same thing, but after giving it some thought I changed my mind. If it’s...Read More

Interview with Brett M. Wiens – Author of On Swift Wings

On Swift Wings: The Travails of Cygnus Brett M. WiensBW Literature (2019)ISBN 9781999098001Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (12/19) Brett Wiens is a first-time author and data scientist. He was born and raised in Calgary, Canada where he lives...Read More