Interview with Deedee Cummings – Author of “In the Nick of Time”

In the Nick of TimeDeedee CummingsMake A Way Media, LLC (2019)ISBN 9781951218201Reviewed by Eve Panzer for the Barefoot Librarian and Reader Views Kids (11/2019) As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, Deedee Cummings is passionate...Read More

The Reading Cornucopia

Skyler BoudreauEditorial Contributor/Reviewer The word “cornucopia” is derived from two Latin words; “cornu,” meaning “horn” and “copia” meaning “plenty.” And thus, the “Horn of Plenty” is born. It is a symbol of harvest, typically representing a large bounty. The cornucopia...Read More

Interview with Steve Bassett – Author of “Payback: Tales of Love, Hate, and Revenge”

PAYBACK – TALES OF LOVE HATE AND REVENGE Steve BassettSteve Bassett (2019)ISBN 9781087800332Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (9/19) About Steve Bassett: Talk about far-fetched, in getting from back there to here, I meandered along a circuitous path that...Read More

Inspiration, a Secret, and the 2019-2020 Literary Awards Program

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor If you’ve ever talked with me you know how passionate I am about working with and promoting Indie authors – you inspire me! Every. Single. Day. It’s so rewarding being able to do what I love, and...Read More

What to Disclose in the Synopsis: Reader Reactions to Surprises

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor We received an email from one of our reviewers recently with the following message: I was concerned that the synopsis of the book did not mention the part of the story in which the author is dealing...Read More

Author Bios and Self Presentation – Your “Hello” to the Reader

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor Hi All! This article was originally posted by us some time ago at Reader Views but the content warrants a re-posting. I personally connected with the part about being human in your bio and writing like you...Read More

NaNoWriMo is Coming! But Why Write a Book in a Month?

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor NaNoWriMo 2019 is coming, and the results from last year’s event are staggering!  According to The NaNoWriMo Blog, there were 287,327 participants and 35,387 winners. The number of words written in November 2018 was 2,791,454,312 and those...Read More

Interview with Steve Bassett – Author of “Father Divine’s Bikes”

FATHER DIVINE’S BIKESSteve BassettBookBaby (2018)ISBN 9781543927597Review and Interview by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views Steve Bassett was born, raised and educated in New Jersey, and, although far removed during a career as a multiple award-winning journalist, he has always been proud of...Read More

What Exactly Goes into Judging a Literary Awards Competition?

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor I’ve talked about this before, and with our 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards in full swing, I thought it might be fitting to review the guidelines we follow when scoring titles. So what do judges...Read More