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Book review: Ben's Adventures A day at the beach By Elizabeth Gerlach

Book review: Ben's Adventures A day at the beach By Elizabeth Gerlach
Ben’s Adventures is such a cute book I loved the pictures and the story The title of the book is very cute and creative.  
Great Book that is inspirational and interesting and enjoyable to read each page is wonderful and I love the cover it is beautiful.
This really makes you think about your life and how to live it to the fullest. 
This book would make for a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for anyone that likes a good book and enjoy’s reading. 
When I was a kindergarten teachers Aide, I would read to the Children, this is a book I would have loved to read to them. 
The little boy in the story has Cerebral Palsy, and he is in a wheelchair Ben the little boy does not let his disability get in the way of him having fun at the beach with his family. 
Ben is a triplet. He as a brother and a sister he is very lucky to have such an amazing family in the story.  
This is a true story about Benjamin Robert Gerlach a little…

New Book Review: Miracle in my living room By Evelyn Mann

I love this picture so sweet the love between a mother and her son, look how cute his little hand is.


New Book Review: Miracle in my living room By Evelyn Mann
The book is called Miracle in my Living Room 

I like this book Evelyn inspired me by her faith in God when her son Samuel was born with Thanatophoric Dwarfism.

Thanatophoric Dwarfism is something I never knew of before  I read this book. Samuel Has overcome so many obstacles in his life.  I am glad I got to learn about Samuel and his Thanatophoric Dwarfism Now that I know what it is called I would like to learn more about it so I will be doing some research on it,

Samuel is now a thriving 14-year-old, and he is just a little miracle He is happy and blessed to have wonderful friends and family who love him and learned a lot from him.

I think it is cool how samiel’s parents spoke up for him before he was even born. They also spoke and trusted God when he was in the hospital they were his voice.

This book touched my heart in so many was …

Interviewing Author Samantha Morgan

Interviewing Author Samantha Morgan
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?

A. Howdy, I'm Samantha, infertility survivor, two-time adoptive mom, and self-proclaimed sprinkler of hope! I founded Rush to Hope Ministries in 2017 with the purpose of helping and connecting others who are struggling with family building. I write about infertility and adoption on my blog, but I also give others a platform to share their personal stories.  
 I must admit I love a good chick-lit novel or anything from Karen Kingsbury. Right now I am reading Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People by Vanessa Van Edwards. A great read if you are interested in how people tick! 

Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 
A. After our first adoption, I knew I would write a book one day. So many people say "I could write a book after all I've been through". Well, that's me, but I didn't want to just say it I wanted to make it a reality! 
Q3. What are yo…

Book review Living your life alive By Autumn Shields

Book review Living your life alive By Autumn Shields 
Living your life alive By Autumn Shields is a great book it is very inspirational and filled with encouraging words.
My favorite part of the book is the fill-in questions after every chapter. Each chapter is super easy to read and short to the point.
Great Book that is inspirational and interesting and enjoyable to read each page is wonderful and I love the cover it is beautiful.
Autumn’s Book is a beautiful reminder to live your life to the fullest. The advice she gives is wonderful, and I recommend this book to anyone that needs a pick me up in life.
This really makes you think about your life and how to live it to the fullest. 
This book would make for a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for anyone that likes a good book and enjoy’s reading. 
I found this book to be peaceful and calming a great book to wash away your bad days. 
I really liked this book I could not put it down. The Author Autumn shields did an amazing job writing the …

Interviewing Author laura wagstaff

Interviewing Author laura wagstaff
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I am dyslexic and I have written little children's stories for years because as well as the usual bad spelling etc my dyslexia causes my sentences to rhyme unless I concentrate hard to stop it happening. 
I am a nursery nurse and a governor at my local school and whilst working with the children across the settings it has become apparent to me that the children with learning disabilities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds seem to have lower aspirations and confidence in their own abilities. I was discussing it with my husband and I decided that incase my daughter is dyslexic like me, and for all the struggling children I work with, that I would self publish one copy of one of my stories so I could say 'I'm very dyslexic and I published a book so you can do anything!'
I set about finding an illustrator and long story short the one I chose I couldn't afford but s…

Interviewing Author Daphne Self

Interviewing Author Daphne Self 
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?

A. My favorite books to read? Those range from westerns to sci-fi to romance. It really depends on my mood, yet best books I love to read are books by Henry van Dyke, Louis L'Amour, and Terri Blackstock.

Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 

A. I've always tried writing a book since I was 14. It was 10 years ago when I was able to truly sit down and write my first children's book. Since then, I've been writing all the time.

Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books? 

A. I honestly don't know. For instance, with The Case of the Missing Firehouse Dog, I wanted to bring back those 80s/90s kids' mystery books. It was always "A case" or "the case"; think Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys. Then I had to decide what the mystery will be. In this book, it is about finding the missing firehouse dog.

Q4. Anything you're currently working …

Interviewing Author Carol Lach

Interviewing Author Carol Lach
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. As a kid, I was a slow reader and loved math and science (A geeky, clumsy girl). The first book I really loved was a biography of Marie Curie. Even now, my favorites are stories of people who follow their hearts and dreams instead of society’s expectations. “The Help”, “The Light Between Oceans” are a few.
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 
A. I was 64 and almost retired from careers in science and education. Some stories I heard needed to be told. They were my grandmother’s, mother-in-law’s, and those of dear friends, all immigrants who had survived terrible times in Europe before and during World War II. 
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books? 
A. The first title, “Heroines of the Kitchen Table” was because I had heard the remarkable stories of four brave women at their kitchen tables. My most recent book was a comment from a beta reader, “Magnolias Don’t Blo…

Interviewing Author Melissa Little

Interviewing Author  Melissa Little
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I don’t typically re-read books, but my favorite books of all time are Cry, the Beloved Country; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Fiddler’s Green; Les Miserables; and The Help. I will admit to re-reading a few of those. I also read lots and lots of middle-grade because I write for a middle-grade review company and write in that industry.
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 
A. I’ve been writing “books” since the age of 9. I decided to write The Book of Secrets, my book that releases this August, around early 2016. 
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books? 
A. I stole it from The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra and I feel no shame. 


Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019? 
A.  My very first book releases August 15th and that’s kept me busy all year. 
Q5. How long have you been writing? 
A.  I began writing on March 1, 2006. 
Q6. What advice wou…

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Interviewing Author Sonja McGiboney Author and Photographer

Interviewing Author Sonja McGiboney  Author and Photographer
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I am a photographer and author living in Smithfield, Virginia.  I have held many positions in my life as a military wife, but photography has always been my passion. I love being with people and capturing moments with my camera.  My daughter and son are all grown up. Now I spoil my dog Jazzy, I am learning to play the flute and I volunteer at the local arts center.   I like to read funny or historical romance. It takes me away from everyday life and stress.  

Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 
A. After getting a puppy and taking thousands of pictures during her first year, I put together a book with a photo for each month.  I wrote some cute lines with each page and I sent it to family.  They asked for more and an author was born.   
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books? 
A. It’s my dog’s name.  I just added what it was about af…

Interviewing Julia Goldhirsh Author

Interviewing  Julia Goldhirsh Author 
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I'm an ESL teacher and I've been writing since I was in elementary school. Some of my favorite books are Inkheart, the Sweep Series, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, and any Sarah Addison Allen book.
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 
A. I decided in about 2011, but I put it on the back burner for a really long time while I pursued teaching.
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books? 
A. I came up with Spellbound because it's a spell that bound Rose to the greenhouse in the first place. Magic and spells affect all of the main characters in the book.
Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019? 
A. Starting the second book in the Spellbound mini-series and finishing the publishing process for the first book, Spellbound.
Q5. How long have you been writing? 
A. Since I was in elementary school. I had a thing for super…

Interviewing Author Phyllis Entis

Interviewing Author Phyllis Entis
I became a novelist more or less by accident. I was a microbiology major in college, graduating from McGill University (Montreal) with a Bachelor of Science and the University of Toronto with a Master of Science. I spent the best part of 40 years working in the area of food safety.

Although I didn’t turn to write fiction until after I (sort of) retired, I have been a writer my entire professional life. I’ve written scientific reports, sections for encyclopedias and food safety manuals, and even a couple of textbooks. In 2011, I started to attend a drop-in creative writing workshop at a local library. I published my first novel in 2015.
The inspiration and title for my first novel evolved from a writing prompt I was given during one of the workshop sessions. The prompt was a necklace of green plastic beads. The beads transformed themselves in my head into a rope of expensive green pearls, and The Green Pearl Caper was born.
My first book has spawned three more, an…