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Good morning, Write Edge readers! So it’s a different formula this week — I posted my content yesterday but didn’t get a chance to tell all of you readers here. [Sighs a little] Still working out the kinks in this new schedule and still trying to decide how I like it. On the plus side, I’m pursuing some interesting writing and am working on some cool editing projects too. Or both, in the case of Heart of a Child by Authors’ Tale. Definitely check it out; there’s something for everyone in the book!

As I said, I posted my regular content for this week. Since yesterday was the first Thursday of the month, I took a break from my own weekly fiction and put together a new writers showcase. The piece I share this week offer all sorts of opportunities for introspection as well as laughter. Check out the April writers showcase now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

I also shared my latest book review yesterday. This week I offer my thoughts on the upcoming release After Anna by thriller writer Lisa Scottoline. Here’s the opening to my review:

A woman reunites with the infant daughter she gave up years earlier only to go through the pain of losing her in a murder. Worse, her husband is accused of the crime, and she must decide who to believe and who to condemn. Author Lisa Scottoline rushes through the essential points of a thriller and spends too much time on salacious details in her latest book After Anna.

Find the review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Lastly, the blog may take a week off, but parenting never does. I shared my newest adventure in being a mom yesterday. Check out the following excerpt:

It’s a horrible answer, I know. It doesn’t really explain anything, and it offers absolutely no comfort. I used up all the platitudes in my arsenal last year … and I’m completely out.

Read the whole post on Growth Chart!


Starting the new month with a palette of colors!

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Hello, Write Edge readers, and Happy Holi! In India people celebrate the color-filled holiday of Holi to signify the start of the spring season. We may not be experiencing spring quite yet here, but we’re getting closer. Hopefully this week’s content will help keep you warm.

It’s the start of a new month and a whole month since I’ve swung into our new posting routine here on the blog. Last year I would post my writers showcases at the end of the month. This year I’ve decided to change that up too (:>) and start the month with my writers showcases, and I’ve posted my latest one for you to read. Go now to The Write Edge Writing Workshop for the latest showcase!

I finished a new book in about three days, fast even for me, and I’ve written a review of it. Today I share my thoughts on the upcoming release The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth. Here’s the intro to my review:

When a woman moves to a new town, her arrival incites curiosity. As the neighbors get to know her, they must juggle their own challenges and secrets while trying to figure out how to save face in front of one another. Australian author Sally Hepworth gives readers a well-rounded look at small-town life in the warm yet slightly confusing novel The Family Next Door.

Check out the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Lastly, I’ve posted my latest parenting adventure for you. Here’s a sneak peek:

“Keep trying,” my husband went on. “Someday they’ll get sick of you pestering them and say, ‘Okay, we’ll publish your story.’”

He said the last line in a half-joking sort of way, but Eleven just looked at him.

“I know how you feel,” I said. Oh, boy, do I know how you feel. “I’ve gotten several rejections too in the last year.”

Read the whole thing on Growth Chart now!

Thanks for all your support and patience, readers. Have an excellent week!