Tuesday, February 13, 2018



WITH ANGEL'S WINGS by STEPHANIE A. COLLINS


With Angel's Wings     REMARKABLE BOOK!


This book is extremely well written. It has every element that makes a great novel. It makes the reader keep turning the pages and the emotions are described in such vivid detail that they can best be described as raw. I had to put the book down at times because it was so real. I especially ached for Hannah, her baby girl.

Laura’s children were born with genetic illnesses. The author described what happened in graphic, heartbreaking detail. The reader is left crying, angry, and sad. What more could one want from a book, except I sometimes felt like it was at the expense of the author and her family.

I am an editor as well as writer, and I honestly have not read any book as well written and edited as this one. In telling what is actually her own story in fictional, third party, the author doesn’t seem to hold back anything. That is one thing that made the book so remarkable.


I didn’t necessarily agree with every decision that Laura made, but that was okay. She is painted as flawed, hurt, and depressed. I look forward to any book written by Ms. Collins. She is an enormously gifted writer.

Friday, January 26, 2018

TOXIC MINDS by Gordon Bickerstaff

Toxic Minds: The damage is done... (A Lambeth Group Thriller) by [Bickerstaff, Gordon]
                                                         GREAT PAGE-TURNER
                                                         
Gordon Bickerstaff is a very talented writer who can intertwine sub-plots into one cohesive thriller. Toxic Minds includes extremists, family conflicts, university politics, lovers, fracking and somehow magically makes them into unified book.

Alexa is the mother of a troubled daughter who she has neglected because of her obsession with her work. A group of very dangerous people cruelly use the young girl in order to pressure her mother. Gavin Shawlens, a character in the author’s other books, is called in to help the daughter and to find out who has caused her great harm.

Although the author is unquestionably talented, I found as a writer and editor, that he needs to really work on point of view, especially deep point of view. If he could conquer his lack of understanding in this area, he would be nothing short of a truly great writer. That is the reason I am giving him four stars rather than five.
Into Winter: The Armed Invasion (The Four Seasons Book 3)

                                                          INTO WINTER A GREAT READ


Into Winter is the third book in a series which relates the lives of several men and women who survive an America thrust into a dangerous world following the collapse of the grid. People are forced to survive any way they can. This book follows the third generation of families living in Peaceful Valley. Their parents and grandparents had built ways to survive, and taught the characters in this book everything they know. The main characters use the things they have been taught to contribute to the society existing in Peaceful Valley. But they are threatened by a gang in Corpus Christi led by Sandra Hawkins. She has managed to make citizens in Corpus Christi follow her autocratic lead. She’s dangerous and violent. She decides to wipe out the citizens of Peaceful Valley, but they are prepared for her and destroy her gang when it attacks them.
The author moves into a discussion about how to build a democratic society and how to crush those who threaten them. The citizens struggle to form a democratic government in Corpus Christi and look to the future when they can begin to form one in the entire state. The author does this with great insight. This part of the book is wonderful because it reminds all of us how difficult it is to follow the balance between a democracy and a dictatorial society.

The author knows how to build characters and weaves them together in an interesting way. It is hard to put the book down. However, his use of phrases at the beginning of chapters, such as “In the meantime, in Corpus Christi …” and “Back in Peaceful Valley…” is distracting and shouldn’t be used. He also exhibits some difficulty with point of view. However, the writer is definitely a talented storyteller and leaves the reader wanting more.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

INTERVIEW BY RAVE WAVES RADIO!

It was an honor to be interviewed today, Saturday, August 5, 2017 on Rave Waves Radio. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Amie O'Brien and John Howell. Thank you again!
A recording is at:
https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/rave-waves-blog-talk-radio/behind-the-pen-with-host-amie-obrien/




 


Monday, July 10, 2017

30% TAX CUT FOR THE WEALTHY

30& TAX CUT FOR WEALTHY

Am I the only one who is appalled by the proposed provision to the health care law now in the Senate? Are you appalled?

Why is this provision even in the law? It belongs in the TAX CODE. The 30% TAX CUT FOR THE TOP 1% OF THE WEALTHY is the reason that there are so many cuts to the rest of the health bill.
Don’t let your Senator or Representative tell you on the illusion that Medicaid programs which provide relief for our poorest citizens and which provides desperately needed medical research grants, after-school programs in poor and high-risk areas, etc., help for elderly in nursing homes, etc., is the reason that the cuts have to be made. The reason is to pay for the 30% tax cut for the wealthy can be tacked onto the end of this bill.

Many senators argue that Medicaid serves only 5% of our population and don’t say anything about the fact that this tax cut is benefitting less than 1% of our population.

This proposed law is a disgrace in many ways, but this is the worst.

ARE YOU APPALLED THAT YOUR TAX DOLLARS WILL SOON BE PAYING FOR A 30% TAX CUT FOR THE TOP 1% OF THE WEALTHIEST IN OUR NATION?

I am sickened. This tacked-on bit of legislation belongs in the Tax Code, not in a Health Code Bill. Think of the people it serves— the ones who least need it—at the detriment of those who need assistance the most. Think of the elderly thrown out of nursing homes, the medical research on diseases such as cancer, the single mothers who will no longer have access to after-school facilities, etc. The list goes on and on and on.


Call your state Senator and tell him that you won’t allow it!