I've know Shelley Stout for years from the online writing community, and I find her to be an author who has excelled in promoting her two novels, which has translated into solid book sales and, most … Continue reading >>
Thrillers or mysteries typically don't interest me, and I admit I was initially squeamish about reading this novel, especially with the ominous title, The Four Stages of Cruelty. Debut author Keith … Continue reading >>
If you like dark stories with flawed narrators who go to frightening extremes, Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky is for you. As a writer, I learned much from studying the main character, Marie.
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A Fabulous Plastic Hoopla:
In my novel, the narrator’s mother has a “fabulous plastic hoopla" where the saleslady extols the virtues of Tupperware to fawning women drinking vodka-spiked … Continue reading >>
Endings. They're not easy. My agent mentioned she thought my novel might need an additional scene at the end to “round things out,” which started me questioning things. Even though I liked the ending … Continue reading >>