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At 1:01pm on May 14, 2012,
Randy Zimmerman

Hi there fellow Wisconsinite!!


I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.  I am a new author from the Milwaukee area.  The 1st of my new puzzle books is being released on July 10th (very exciting) and books 2 and 3 are in editing with Tate Publishing!!  I have 15 of these completed but this publishing process is sooo slowww!!  If you get a chance check out my books, they are called Definition Scramble.

Hope to talk to you soon,


Randy Zimmerman

At 2:33am on September 19, 2010, Brian Goldman said…
Hi Janelle, would you please look at this post about a children's book giveaway for everyone, I thought you may be interested since you are a member of the children's book group: http://bookblogs.ning.com/group/childrensbooks/forum/topics/looking-for-bloggers-to-host

Do you write children’s books reviews and interesting things in the children’s world of books? If so, Story Time For Me is a really cool kids website for animated storybooks.

I see you have kids in the age range our books are appropriate for. Would you like some free books for your own family also?

At 11:25am on December 13, 2009, Bernice McFadden said…
Happy Holidays!

On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.

"Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying."

Praise for the novels of Bernice L. McFadden:

"Searing and expertly imagined." - Toni Morrison

"Vivid." - The New York Times

"Eloquent..." (McFadden) is a talent worth watching." - The Washington Post

I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.

Please spread the word!
Available at Barnes&Noble and Amazon.com

Peace & Light,

Bernice L. McFadden
At 4:37am on July 14, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Janelle, I want to introduce you to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 9:26pm on April 3, 2009,
Hello fellow Wisconsinite! =) Lovely weather we're having, huh?
At 1:01pm on March 3, 2009, Chris Tusa said…

My name is Chris Tusa, and I'm a writer from New Orleans. My debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, is now available, and I was hoping you might be willing to mention it on your blog (or consider it for review). If you'd like to review the book, I'd be glad to send you a copy (in e-book format). Let me know. I've included a summary of the novel below:

Dirty Little Angels
Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by Moses's lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses's twisted religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape.

If you'd like to read the first chapter before you commit, feel free to visit my web site:


Thanks so much,

Christopher Tusa
Department of English
Louisiana State University
Editor, Poetry Southeast
At 10:47am on February 10, 2009, Holly said…
Hi there! It's always nice to meet a new Midwest book lover! I see you're a big children's lit fan. While I work on getting my teaching license I work part time in my library's youth department, so I am surrounded by children's lit constantly. Happy reading!
At 5:41pm on January 9, 2009, Becky Workman said…
You're right about this season! But yup! Packer fan through and through! We had the opportunity to see a game at Lambeau in Sept 07 when Brett was still there and loved it! I really want to move, but hubby likes it here.

Thanks for checking out my page!
At 7:36pm on January 4, 2009, B.J. Gupta said…
May I request you to respond to message I have posted yesterday
for review of booklet titled ‘Philosophy of life and other essays’
located at following URL,


(B.J. Gupta)

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