Book reviews

New book review now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I hope you’re having a great day so far. I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I’m letting you know what I thought of Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley. Here’s the opening to my review:

A boy and a grandfather share a wonderful secret: when the grandfather was young, he visited a special circus meant only for children to attend. The boy makes it his mission to go back that same circus and call in a favor when his grandfather becomes ill. Author Cassie Beasley introduces several wonderful, endearing characters in her excellent novel Circus Mirandus.

Find the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Have a great rest of the week, readers!

E.R.G.

Doing more than “just” living

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Hello, Write Edge readers! We’re well and truly into December now, and with only 22 days left in the decade I hope you all have plans for some merriment. I also hope that if you’re pursuing a particular passion or goal that the holidays remind you of the incredible gift these pursuits are. Some don’t have the luxury of pursuing anything beyond the source of their next meal. Please remember that and be generous in your giving.

For those of you on a schedule even through this holiday season, I have a quote to remind you to stay on track. The quote speaks to writers, but, as always, I think you could substitute any creative endeavor (or, really, any passion you have that you’re sincerely pursuing) and the quote still apply. It reminds us that life is about more than just going through the motions.

“Why do we write? Because we cannot simply live.”—Pattie Smith

As I announced last week, The Write Edge Writing Workshop is on hiatus for December as I continue to work on my novel. It’s so much fun! Of course, I do miss meeting new characters and following them on their stories. I can’t wait to get back to the Workshop in January. In the you’re more than welcome to check out previous posts.

This week I’m reviewing a book that isn’t necessarily new to the publishing world but is new to me. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley came across my review list a few years ago, and I’m finally getting the chance to read it. Find out what I thought of it this Wednesday on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

At the end of this week, we go back to my parenting adventures and all that my girls and I are up to. Check it out on Friday on Growth Chart!

Have a wonderful day and week, readers!

E.R.G.

 

Instagram and a book review (about my writing)

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Good evening, Write Edge readers! I hope you’re safe and warm. We’re almost ready to crack open some pizza boxes with good friends, but I knew I couldn’t let the weekend start without saying hello to all of you. :>

First, a book review, but this time it’s about my writing instead of one I’ve written. Several months ago, I had the good fortune to be published in the multi-genre anthology Elemental Tales by the Facebook writing group Stone Soup. Here’s one of the most recent reviews, which mentions my story, “Washed Clean”, by name. If you haven’t checked out the collection, please do so and leave a review as well. Reviews, positive and negative, all help writers gain visibility. Check out the review on Curled Up With a Good Book  out of the U.K.!

And, of course, my Instagram pics. Find out what I got for Christmas! (Yes, I know it isn’t Christmas yet. :D) Check out the latest posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page where you can find other fun stuff too.

Have a wonderful weekend, readers! (Now it’s time for pizza!)

E.R.G.