Shari Lapena

New book review!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I hope you’re having a good Wednesday so far. I’ve got a brand new book review for you, and even though the book is a few years old I still think it’s a worthy read. It’s The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Here’s the opening to my post:

When a child goes missing, the new parents enter what they think can only be the worst experience of their lives. As time passes, though, they learn things about one another that terrify them even more than losing their baby. Author Shari Lapena will keep readers glued to the pages of her well-executed novel The Couple Next Door.

Read the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Have a fantastic day, readers!

E.R.G.

Ending the year strong

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I hope you all had a safe, warm Thanksgiving full of time with loved ones and yummy meals. Now we’re back to the work week with the chill of the holidays and the Christmas season in the air!

It’s the last month of the year and the decade, and I’ve chosen to end this year strong. More on that in a minute, but first I’d like to share this week’s motivational quote. I think it speaks directly to what I’m trying to do and, really, to any life passion or goal you all might be pursuing:

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”—Robert Collier

As for ending the year strong, I’ve got a detailed plan in place on how to finish the current draft of my novel. That involves a lot of writing time, which I need to devote to the book almost exclusively if I want to finish this draft by the end of 2019 (there, now I’ve declared it publicly, and I’m counting on all of you to keep me honest!) To that end, for this month only, I’m going to put The Write Edge Writing Workshop on hiatus. Of course, there are still plenty of fun stories to read if you want to check out some past works. Be sure to do so and tell me what you think of them!

I’m not stepping away from this space completely, however. How could I, when all of you support me so much on a weekly basis? You’ll still get book reviews (because, let’s face it, I can’t stop reading no matter what’s going on in my life.) In fact, there will be a new one up on Wednesday. Find out what I thought about the thriller The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Check out the review on The Write Edge Bookshelf this week!

At the end of the week it’s back to Instagram pics! You can find my previous posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page (where there are other fun things exclusive to Facebook.) Come back for those on Friday!

Have a fantastic week, readers, and thanks for all the love!

E.R.G.