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Author Interviews

Brave authors stop by for an interview to share writing tips and browser histories. And they bring strange gifts: a turtle, a mansion, a yacht… What will be next?

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Read what authors have to say about writing, reading, and strange things they have on their desks.

Book Reviews

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Interview with Elizabeth Pantley

Interview with Elizabeth PantleyElizabeth Pantley braved the drive over for a short interview, so I got out my best tea service and freshly baked cookies. She arrived with a giveaway for you!  Interview with Elizabeth Pantley It’s great to meet you! I hope you...

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Elizabeth Price visits with Haunted Ends

Elizabeth Price visits! We're really excited to have Elizabeth Price here with us. Tea is ready and we’ve got some goodies to munch that are hot out of the oven just as Ms. Price seated herself on a comfy chair in our interview room. Hello, Ms. Price! We always have...

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Tea and Murder with Terrie Moran

Author Terrie Moran dropped by ePen for a lovely visit. I baked cookies, brewed tea, and settled in. Hello Terrie! Before we settle down to tea and conversation, I love to ask authors what odd item is on their desk. What would we spy if we were peeking in on you?...

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Inside the world of a paranormal romance- and a lamp.

Victoria Larque, author of the paranormal romance, Soul Reaver, visits ePen and talks about creating a consistent world for her characters. I’m so very delighted to have you as a guest, Victoria. Your novel, Soul Reaver, was an absorbing read with great characters in...

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Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs

  Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery)Cozy Mystery22nd in SeriesPublisher: Berkley  Reviewby Julie S., staff reviewer I love these Tea Shop Mysteries. Settling in to read Haunted Hibiscus felt as if I were coming home. The Indigo Teahouse, a comfortable place filled...

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Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman

P. D. Workman's Gluten-free Murder https://dl.bookfunnel.com/4p94d2ap0k Julie S., Staff Reviewer Reading the title of P. D. Workman's Gluten-Free Murder, I thought it was going to be another fluffy murder mystery. I was wrong. Erin Price moves to Bald River Falls...

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Across the Lake by Nancy LiPetri

Across the Lake Nancy LiPetri Contemporary Fiction Skye S., Staff Reviewer As a North Carolinian, the many North Carolina references scattered throughout the book warmed my heart. I especially loved when Matthew teased Kat for not knowing where the Outer Banks were. I...

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UnOriginal Sin by Pat Herbert

UnOriginal Sin by Pat Herbert Review by Julie S., Staff Reviewer Jack the Ripper. Much has been written about the famous serial killer alive in the 1800s, who preyed on prostitutes in and around the White Chapel District in London.  He was never caught, but he lives...

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Unique Good Cheer

Unique Good Cheer   Mrs. Grammar Person would not abandon you to your own devices simply because the holidays are upon us. To the contrary, it is the time of year when Mrs. G.P. frets most about her devoted fans. During this, the gift-giving season, you must...

The Gentleman Caller

Gentleman CallerMs. Grammar Person would not abandon you in your hour of need—not when you face potential pitfalls at every turn: an avalanche of apostrophes, a mountain of misplaced modifiers, and a desert of dangling participles. The horror! In truth, Mrs. G. P....

Its a Complement

It's a ComplementMs. Grammar Person would not abandon you in your hour of need—not when you face potential pitfalls at every turn: an avalanche of apostrophes, a mountain of misplaced modifiers, and a desert of dangling participles. The horror! In truth, Mrs. G. P....

Pleas Don’t Dessert Me

Pleas Don't Dessert MeFrom the desk of Ms. Grammar Person Fear not, Gentle Writer, for help has arrived.  Rest assured that your grimaces and groans, your grinding of teeth has not gone unnoticed. And, because Mrs. Grammar Person abhors the grinding of perfectly good...

Irregular Nouns

     Irregular NounsBarbara Venkataraman is back with another sweet verse for our ears. The Mixed-up Sound of an Irregular Noun Fear not, Gentle Writer, for Mrs. Grammar Person, hearing your sighs and seeing your furrowed brows, is delighted to offer...

Ode to Homophones

     Ode to HomophonesMrs. Grammar Person’s Ode to Homophones When I give my assent, it means I concur, but my rapid ascent means I fly like a bird. (I just love homophones, don't you?) I compliment you when I say something kind, like your meal is...

Admire Your Adverbs

     Admire Your AdverbsMrs. Grammar Person wants to admire your adverbs. Are you as fond of adverbs as we are? We have been waiting for months for Mrs. Grammar Person to return.And now Mrs. Grammar Person has a few things to say: Fear not, Gentle...