Scary. Freakin’. Fish. That is all. Move along.
Some names stick with us.
Bridget Jones, Holden Caulfield, Nero Wolfe — these names are all indelibly stamped into our literary consciousness.
Those names are evocative. Memorable. Unique.
Some writers are incredibly good at coming up with names.
I am not one of them.
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When I first heard about Booktrack.com from my literary agent, Kristin Nelson, I was fairly skeptical of the idea. Ebooks with music and sound effects, really?
But then I tried the Booktrack of the short story Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft. I’ll be honest—I was blown away. Hearing the waves lap against the side of the castaway’s lifeboat, hearing his footsteps trudging through the sand, listening to the ominous music building to a crescendo as he explored the ancient ruins …
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Claire Hill, book reviewer extraordinaire
Did you know that book reviews on the Amazon UK site don’t appear on the regular Amazon.com site?
That means any book can have two entirely separate sets of reviews.
You have to admit, there’s something slightly weird about that.
But it’s good to know that our friendly neighbors across the pond are enjoying The Spider Thief.
This week, I’d like to introduce you to Claire Hill, a prolific book reviewer in the UK. She reads crime, thriller, mystery and paranormal. To date, she has read and reviewed almost 3000 books. That’s amazing!
Plus, she had some great things to say about The Spider Thief. You can read her delightful review here.
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Have you ever needed to write something, but you didn’t know how to get started?
As a professional writer, I face that problem daily.
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