Book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! It’s so cold here in Central Illinois this morning that if you’re outside and you take in a deep breath, it’s like you’re inviting winter to settle into your lungs. Brrr!

Fortunately, there are plenty of fun things to read to keep us all warm. Speaking of which, I’ve posted this week’s book review for you. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the debut, The Appeal, by author Janice Hallett. Check out the opening to my post about this murder mystery:

The members of a community theater group come together to support one of their own through a family tragedy, but tensions mount as people accuse one another of lies and deceptions. When someone in the group dies, everyone becomes a suspect. Author Janice Hallett uses the epistolary approach that starts with intrigue but loses steam halfway through her debut novel The Appeal.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Weather like this makes me think of the holidays; if you’re in the mood for a holiday book, check out my novella The Truth About Elves that the Midwest Book Review called “literary hot chocolate.” Get more info now!

And, of course, take care of each other and then yourselves, readers. Have a great Wednesday!


Last full week of January!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s the last full week of January, and it’s a blustery one here in Central Illinois. I think the man on the radio said our low tonight would be a “balmy” 9 degrees. That might mean an extra blanket tonight.

In the meantime, I’m writing and reading and sharing all of that with you. First, my latest short story for the week. In a slight departure from other things I’ve posted recently, I decided to go with a sweet little scene. Life doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom all the time, right? We can also agonize over the more “commonplace” situations too, because we all know that when we’re in the middle of those moments those circumstances don’t feel so common after all.

To that end, here’s the once-sentence excerpt for this week’s story.

“Shhh! The baby only just went to sleep, and Ritu is finally sleeping as well.”

Read the whole thing now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

This past Friday on Instagram, I teased the book I’m reviewing for this week. Tomorrow sees the release of The Appeal by Janice Hallett. Find out on Wednesday what I thought of the novel on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And, finally, Friday brings more Instagram posts and an introspective Growth Chart about — what else? — kids growing up. :>

Before everything else, of course, take care of each other and then yourselves.

Have a great week, readers!


Happy Instagram Friday!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Another Friday and more Instagram posts for you. Find out what I’m reading for next week’s review by checking out my #bookreviewpreview, get a sneak peek at what I’m writing, and more. Head on over to the app/site now and use my handle, @EktaRGarg, to find me. You can see previews of the photos here on the home page, and you can also find the pictures on my Facebook author page.

Have a good weekend, readers. Stay warm, and remember to take care of each other and then yourselves.