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The Glorious Gift of Being Present

I am, at the moment, holding a fussy five year old.  It doesn’t make for the greatest writing conditions – but I suspect God has a point here.  I have long believed that the best gift I can give my kids is my focused attention.  Now that being said, I home school seven of my eight children, and unless I devise some…


Added by Ann Frailey on September 24, 2014 at 6:03am — No Comments

You Shall be Known by Your Fruit

There are a lot of fruit themes in history.  Genesis begins with a garden setting and the command: “You may eat of the fruit of any tree in the garden except the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”  Not even attempting to dissect the motivations of why God would make a tree that He…


Added by Ann Frailey on September 22, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is the Apocalypse Theme Getting Boring?

1) There are a lot of ways to die – but if you’ve gone to the movies recently you’ve probably seen at least 2,465,399,753.2 of those ways, including ingenious new methods of going through buildings. Not to make fun of death.  Death is real and not something to joke about.  But really, I am about apocalypsed out.…


Added by Ann Frailey on September 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Bible Bands: Rubber Band Jewelry’ by Katreina Eden

Bible Bands is a fun, educational how-to book for children who love making jewelry. Not only does it teaches how to make lovely designs, but it also strengthens children’s faith by combining hands-on creativity with Bible verses and stories.

Rubber band jewelry seems to be the hottest new craze, so Eden’s book comes at the right time. Though at first glance, when…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 19, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Always Writing!

It’s been a while since I posted about my latest project, so here goes. AS IT IS IN HEAVEN is nearly complete! Yeah! I call it an inspirational fantasy along the lines of DROP OUT, but with a more spiritual theme. I won’t kid you, some scenes are quite intense, but I believe it is crucial to the story to shock the reader enough to stop and make them think.

There are also a few more sites that I am placing my other books. I was informed about these sites from my awesome online writers…


Added by Neil Ostroff on September 17, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

A Little Get Away – to Mars Perhaps?

  1) Actually getting to Mars might be a little tricky, but I can see why there is some fascination with leaving this world to visit another one – any other one. Sometimes it seems that the troubles we face here are so overwhelming we can’t possibly get past them, while the challenges of a new life somewhere else seem…


Added by Ann Frailey on September 12, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments

Great reviews!

I’m involved in a review program with Choosy where DROP OUT was sent to @35 top Amazon reviewers who post their reviews on a number of websites reaching a huge audience. So far, so good. Here are just a few of the headers. Check out the rest at –


5.0 out of 5 stars BELIEVE!!! Amazing!!, August 25, 2014

By …


Added by Neil Ostroff on August 27, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Neb the Great - Another 5 Star Review - this time from Readers' Favorites

Reviewed By Karen Pirnot for Readers’ Favorite

In Neb the Great: Shadows of the Past, author A.K. Frailey offers the last in the Deliverance Trilogy. Not having read the first two books of the trilogy, I did not feel at all disadvantaged in reviewing this book on its own. The book is beautifully conceptualized and developed and was easy for this…

Added by Ann Frailey on August 26, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

And Don't Bring Jeremy - Marilyn Levinson, Author

And Don't Bring Jeremy - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

I turned around to see what Eddie wanted.  …

Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 26, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments

Accelerate to Glory, A to Z Principles to success in life and business

Are you feeling hopeless? Does life seem stagnant with no progress? Do your dreams and goals seem to be fading away? You need to jumpstart your life and business? Then you need a fresh start, a new beginning, a paradigm shift!! The book - Accelerate to Glory, A to Z Principles to success in life and business will…


Added by CBM Christian Book Marketing on August 21, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Interesting Week!

It’s been an interesting week for me and my books. First, I’m involved in a review program with Choosy So far nearly thirty copies of DROP OUT and about ten copies of THE END TIME have been sent to anonymous reviews who promise to post an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads in exchange for a free copy of the book. The reviews are just now coming in and all I can say is “Wow”. It’s nice to know that and read how much people like the stories. Check out the new 5-stars for…


Added by Neil Ostroff on August 21, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Opportunity: It's Before You

I have been reading some dismal statistics about reading and book sales lately. One statistic I ran across was reported by Brian Judd, Executive Director of APSS. He stated that according to BookScan, 93% of books published sell less than 100 copies. To be honest, I am finding that statistic a little hard to swallow.…


Added by Sarah Bolme on August 19, 2014 at 6:40pm — No Comments

The Paranormal Hour with Willow Cross and Tracee Ford

August 8th at 10 PM EST The Paranormal Hour with Willow Cross and Tracee Ford returns from summer hiatus.  This week's guest is author and outstanding tarot reader Alicia Sparks.  Ms. Sparks has wowed listeners and the TPH crew with her…


Added by World of Ink Network on August 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Getting it done!

Okay, so I’ve unpublished all my books except two from Smashwords to concentrate on working promotions with Amazon and have been busy getting my stuff out there. Joining Kindle Unlimited and KDP Select is a risk and it does put small limits on my sales outlets but I still think it is the right move at the right time in book publishing today.


Here’s what I’ve got coming up in the next 30 days.


On August 18 – 25 both my five-book and four-book Omnibuses will be…


Added by Neil Ostroff on August 5, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

Twilight Tuesday online radio show on 8/5 6 pm E.S.T.

Come join us for Twilight Tuesdays w/ me & Janice Ross at 6 pm EST on August 5th Fall Shows is the topic…


Added by Dormaine G on August 4, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Reluctant Killer

Mark Thorpe was diagnosed as being HIV positive, seriously ill he was in a battle for his life that there was no guarantee he would win. But slowly, gradually he fought through and started to put his life back together. 

With a new job, a new partner and the disease under control it was…


Added by Brian Stephens on August 3, 2014 at 3:25am — No Comments

Define Novel Length

After almost a solid month of plotting, characterization, pacing, and creating setting, I finally wrote the last sentence to my new novel before I start the revision process. Feeling elated I sat back in my office desk chair and beamed, enjoying the pleasurable sensations of finishing this stage of the project. Then suddenly, I was stricken with horror. I had written the story to completion. There was nothing more I could say or add to the story. It was done in my mind.




Added by Neil Ostroff on July 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sneak Preview – Georgios : Hidden Heritage

The real cover for Georgios is still in design, but here is a glimpse of an idea we are working with. And here is a sneak preview of the first chapter.  More next week.  Enjoy!


 Georgios Cave 2

Chapter One

The Island of Patmos

Circa Anno Domini…


Added by Ann Frailey on July 23, 2014 at 7:02am — No Comments

Amazon Prime is changing everything!

I’m sure if you’re a reader or author you’ve heard about Amazon’s new prime membership for books. For a monthly fee a reader can now purchase an unlimited amount of ebooks for as long as they remain members. I’ve done a bit of research and here’s what I’ve discovered.


Although Amazon Prime does sound ominous to the author when it comes to royalty payments it actually does have some pretty fantastic perks. For one, an author will no longer see that dreaded return unit in their…


Added by Neil Ostroff on July 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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