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In 1994, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a non-fiction story about a murder trial in Savannah, Georgia, became a best seller on the New York Times best seller list for 216 weeks following its debut.  It reigns as the longest standing best seller in their history.  What is it about this book that captivates readers? There are so many reasons I like it: first and foremost, is how it describes the physical beauty of Savannah, a town built upon a system of public squares with beautiful gardens, fountains, and statuary.  The homes surrounding each square are wonderful, too.  The last time my husband and I went there, we went on a home and garden tour in the Spring and got to look inside these houses.  Wow! What a world they displayed; if only we lowly ones could live like that, too.  I love the cast of characters in the book, especially Jim Williams and The Lady Chablis. We went to one of Chablis' performances the last time we were there and were treated to a night we'll never forget. Our murder/mystery,

Honeymoon in Savannah: A Detective Santy Mystery, is about this beautiful city, where our homicide detective, Clarrisa Santy, and her husband go on a "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" pilgrimage and end up involved in a murder investigation when a famous chef is murdered while they are in Savannah.  Available at most online bookstore for $2.99 as an eBook; and $7.19 in paper.

 

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"Mask of Malice" is a great read for those who love a good thriller.  It encompasses everything from love and betrayal to murder and sex trafficking.  Check it out!  www.createspace.com/4923062.  Let me know what you think of it- everyone that has read it so far has loved it!

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I have a Master’s Degree in English Literature and after I graduated, I was lucky enough to go on a pilgrimage to England and walk in the footsteps of its famous writers.  One of the places I wanted to visit was the Lake District where my favorite English poet, William Wordsworth, lived.  I had heard that the Lake District is one of the favorite vacation spots of the British and I could see why: it is a magical, bucolic wonderland of peace and tranquility.  “Ramblers” are welcome to walk through the properties of many different farmlands, as long as they remember to shut the gates so the sheep won’t get out.

 

We had a lovely view from our hotel room window of Lake Windermere.  The shores of the lake had sheep grazing on rolling green hills that were carpeted with daffodils, and a lone cottage on a hilltop had a welcoming fire coming out of its chimney.  I grabbed our video camera to capture its beauty and asked my husband to read Wordsworth’s poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” that spoke of the “jocund company” of the “dancing daffodils”.  He’s a good sport and read it with a lot of enthusiasm.

 

We have a history of bumping into famous people on our travels and were very pleased to meet Wordsworth’s great-great grandson in the gift shop of Wordsworth’s home.  He signed a book I’d just bought that was written by the famous poet’s sister, Dorothy.  Standing close to a relative of this mighty literary figure was very exciting, to say the least; not to mention, a dream come true for this English Major.

 

 

See photos and read more our authors' pilgrimage to England in our eBook.

Available at your favorite online bookstores for $0.99.

 

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Even if you are no football or soccer fan, my idiosyncratic writing style will pull you into the ocean like a magnet - you need to read this book. Juset click on the link below and be ushered into a reader's paradise and be sure to give a rating to the preview. Thanks a lot

 

https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1153849

 

You can purchase this book now (paperback or ebook) on all Amazon websites. Click this link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L4KTP88

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Hi all. My name is Ian Barnett and I am a non-fiction author turned Indie. My first fictional work is about a big-cat travelling from coast to coast in the UK in search of its destiny. It changes, for better or for worse, the life of everyone with whom it makes contact. Sometimes brutal, sometimes funny and often sad this is a story of survival and pursuit Please click on the Cover Image to read the first chapter:

 

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Romance novels

Posted by LouiseHathaway Aug 10, 2014

When I was in graduate school as an English Major, I was taught to turn my nose up at romance novels.  If someone told me that they were reading a "Harlequin Romance", I'd tell myself that the series was just escapist fiction and not even worth the time it took to bother reading them.

 

So, who would have thought twenty-four years later, I'd be writing romance novels.  What would my literature teachers think?  I've come to realize that there's nothing wrong with escapist fiction; especially in the summer time and especially if they have a strong female protagonist.

 

So, I submit for approval three romance novels that I've written.  Available at most online bookstores for under $3.00.

 

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Hello everyone. I have been registered with CreateSpace since October, but am new to the forums. My first book, Paws that Changed My Life was released on Createspace July 11. I decided to go solo on that book, meaning I didn't seek any feedback as I stuck with a narrative writing style that I am very comfortable with.  But I have had a children's book in my head for several months as well. I have no experience with children and never took any classes in children's literature or anything, so I wrote it purely on inspiration and the memory of what I enjoyed as a child, which was rhymes.  I suppose now would be a good time to mention that I am blind. I have been blind since I was about seven months old, the result of a brain tumor which destroyed my optic nerve. Being blind is no big deal to me since that is all I remember, but all my life I have fielded questions from both peers and adults as to how I do things that one would think require vision. One of my teachers always thought I should write a children's book that answers some of these questions and shows how capable blind people are.  I created a preview of the first few pages of the manuscript, and would love to hear what others think, especially people with experience writing children's books. The link is https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1153154.  Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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HI I'm Jeremy Buehner I wanted to post a "Share Your Work" blog for Fantasy writers so i'll start out with my series in the making.

My First book is Crimson Tides. Its a series about a young boy who has everything taken from him by ruthless orcs. Through a series of events set forth he becomes the companion of a Fire Breathing Dragon. The only dragon to not join the orc's side in this war. In my book you will follow Suri around as he trys finding his place in this new world he had no idea existed outside of his farm life. You can get my book on Kindle for $0.99 or on paperback. The sequel to this book is nearing completion with a third novel in the works!

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