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HERE’S RACONTEUR-MUSICIAN-POET DAN BARTH WHOSE VERSE HAS KEPT ME IN SMILES AND TEARS FOR AN AGE. I FINALLY GOT THE CLEVER IDEA OF ASKING HIM ABOUT THE SOURCE OF ALL THOSE WONDERFUL WORDS. THE MAN HAS A LOT TO SAY. A QUICK CLICK ON HIS PICTURE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE INTERVIEW.

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MY LATEST:

BONITA–

The third volume of the Vendetta Trilogy opens with 12-year-old BONITA in  pre-gold rush San Francisco. Follow our heroine through peril and romance as she navigates the Mexican-American War, the gold rush, California Statehood, and transforms herself into a prominent entrepreneur.

“A compelling story of self-discovery and courage”–Author Silvia Villalobos

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ROMANCE AMID THE CANNONS OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION. EMILY WEST, THE ORIGINAL YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS, AND SAM HOUSTON FALL IN LOVE AND ESTABLISH A NEW NATION. JUST CLICK ON THE LEFT IMAGE FOR A TRAILER, CLICK ON THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE ADVENTURE ALL YOURS.

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THE SECOND VENDETTA

 

EXPERIENCE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY. SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THESE HISTORICAL THRILLERS COMPRISE TWO VOLUMES OF A CALIFORNIA FRONTIER TRILOGY. BONITA BEING THE THIRD.

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NOW LET’S MOVE ON TO PAST AND CURRENT BLOGS:

 

search POET LAUREATE ON STAGE - Dan Barth is both a personal and a professional friend. He’s even a relative of sorts, though explaining that connection might prove tedious and even unconvincing, so I’ll leave it alone. What matters most is that he’s a superb writer who’s given me hours of literary enjoyment both from reading his works and from commenting … Continue reading POET LAUREATE ON STAGE
41jIQceot5L._AA160_ HIDING AND HURTING -   S.C. Alban’s story, “The Woman Inside: Sara” reminded me of a phrase from “The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock: “to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.” Sara is walking her son to a park. We’re with her only a block or so, a wait at a stoplight. Were we … Continue reading HIDING AND HURTING
51kqPyvEqcL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_ TSUNAMIC INSPIRATION - Leza Lowitz’s Up From The Sea is the first artistic response I’ve seen to the Fukushima Tsunami/Nuclear disaster of 2013, and it’s a powerful, unique work. Unique, first of all, in that novels in verse are virtually unheard of, let alone carried off successfully. But unique, mostly, in that Lowitz makes this tale of a teen-ager, … Continue reading TSUNAMIC INSPIRATION
51Xf3gU2FOL._AA160_ WHEN IMMORTALITY IS A DRAG - In the ancient tradition of courtly love, it was conventional for storytellers to throw intense obstacles–sometimes years’ long–in the path of romance. To S.C. Alban’s star-crossed couple, such impediments are trivial. Giovanni and Katarina have been reaching out to one another for centuries, and their search has carried them halfway around the world. Blocking their union … Continue reading WHEN IMMORTALITY IS A DRAG
51Gb3rEVRQL._UY250_ A TYRANT WORTH CHECKING OUT - The Tyrant of Siena is one of Jude Mahoney’s series of action-packed historical novels called The Heroes of Florence.  The hero in this case is Giovanni Lascorza, the wayward son of one of Florence’s most prominent citizens. As the curtain rises in 1483, he’s booted from the seminary where he’s been sent to reform his lustful ways for … Continue reading A TYRANT WORTH CHECKING OUT
mariealternate - 400 PROLIFIC AUTHOR MARIE LAVENDER ON HER WORK AND HER WORLD - CRB: Before we get into the specific subject of writing, can you share with us a little about Marie Lavender, her life, loves, likes, dislikes, ambitions? ML: I am a girl from the Midwest, living with her family and several cats. On most days, you can find me managing me blogs, then trying to carve out some … Continue reading PROLIFIC AUTHOR MARIE LAVENDER ON HER WORK AND HER WORLD
search BONITA 5-STAR REVIEW - Here’s what Silvia Villalobos said: Bonita is a compelling story of self-discovery and courage, set in Northern California in the 1840s, when courage, particularly for a 12-year-old girl, took sheer grit. Discovering a past that’s been kept from her, including her name, stiffs Bonita with rage and sends her on a journey across a landscape … Continue reading BONITA 5-STAR REVIEW
Secrets of a Wolf Final cover THIS WOLF IS HIDING SOMETHING . . . - Kelly Abell has scored a hit with her latest paranormal romance novella, Secrets of a Wolf, the first in a series of four she’s entitled The Guardians of Spirit Rock. Right off, we meet Dr. Daphne Valentine (I love good names in a story, and hers ranks right up there.) as she arrives at her … Continue reading THIS WOLF IS HIDING SOMETHING . . .
IMG_2193_pp8x10 KELLY SPEAKS, AND THE WORLD LISTENS -             CRB: Hi, Kelly. Before we get started, I’d like to inform our readers that they can find copies of Secrets of A Wolf right here: http://amzn.to/1nykm3y, and my 4-star review right here: http://bit.ly/1nym2tL  Now, down to the interview.  You and I have had a cyberconnection for quite a while now, and I’m very happy … Continue reading KELLY SPEAKS, AND THE WORLD LISTENS
61fYLFYuXPL._SX379_BO1,204,203,200_ WHEN FRIENDS TURN STRANGE - Silvia Villalobos’ Stranger or Friend is in many ways one of those “you can’t go home again” tales in which the protagonist returns to her small home town from the city and finds she no longer belongs. Especially when it comes to solving a crime that reflects on the whole community of Pine Vale, Wyoming. L.A. Lawyer … Continue reading WHEN FRIENDS TURN STRANGE