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Compassion vs Personal Safety?

I recently read an article and viewed the accompanying picture which will haunt me for some time. It was about one of the Ebola victims and how after she had died her young daughter was left crying, alone, in their yard and the neighbors did…


Added by Ann Frailey on October 8, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments

Winter writing

Woke up this morning to the first frost of the year. It’s winter writing time. I always look forward to the cold and snow and the isolation they bring. Though I do enjoy the sun, swimming, and warmth of summer it is not my best season for being creative. I found there’s nothing more stimulating than punching out a story while a snowstorm rages outside.

Winter is also the time when I do my best and most prolific marketing and promotion of my books. It’s always hard to spend hours…


Added by Neil Ostroff on October 6, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

The American Catholic Almanac

When I first started reading The American Catholic Almanac, I was afraid that it might be boring because I link the term “almanac” with dull statistical facts, but this reference book is anything but boring.  Since I home school my kids, we know a fair amount about American Catholic history,…


Added by Ann Frailey on October 6, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Gifts, Portuguese, Cleaning Binges, Violins and Banana Trees


washing machine 1) Monday the washing machine was fixed and life began to return to normal – with the exception that every time I saw that particular appliance I felt ridiculously happy. Nothing like clean laundry to do a mother’s heart good.

2) My second daughter performed at her first violin recital on Sunday and played the Canon in D andThe River Flows in You and…


Added by Ann Frailey on October 4, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Author’s Legacy

When you buy a book in a bookstore, what do you look for? Is it the cover that attracts you? The fiery description on the back? The author’s profile picture? With ebooks, consumers can’t take it off the shelf and feel its texture, skim through the pages, or get a sense of the thickness and how long it will take to read. They must rely on the ‘look inside’ feature, good unbiased reviews, a blurb that excites and entices, and the promise of a captivating story to make their…


Added by Neil Ostroff on October 4, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

8 Jay Dubya Titles Enter Rakuten ( Top 100 Hardcover Fiction Books (56,350 books)

Eight of author Jay Dubya's 45 books have entered Rakuten's ( top 100 hardcover fiction titles out of 56,350 books represented.

The eight hardcover fiction books are:

1) Fractured Frazzled Folk Fables and Fairy…


Added by Jay Dubya on October 2, 2014 at 4:26am — No Comments

Drawn From A Life Force…

autumn11 This evening, as most evenings, my kids and I took our sunset stroll and as we walked along and we exchanged stories about the days events – some good, some silly, some challenging – I looked around at the crimson touched leaves, the golden, ready-for harvest corn, the purpling sky, and I breathed in a sigh of relief that we have such beauty as a part of our every day lives.  The angst I sometimes feel,…


Added by Ann Frailey on October 1, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

Hot-dog Souls

hot dogs I’ll admit it right off the bat – I like hot-dogs – not so much as a…


Added by Ann Frailey on September 29, 2014 at 6:04am — No Comments

Washing Machines, Slavery, & Our Future


washing 1) Our washing machine broke this week and for a while it looked like there was little chance it would be fixed any time soon.  I briefly considered a nearly suicidal attempt to hand wash the clothes (yes, for all nine of us – like I said – it was a brief thought) but then I considered how hard and time consuming that would be, so I then imagined having the kids clean their own clothes.…


Added by Ann Frailey on September 26, 2014 at 6:12am — No Comments

I just want to write!

If you follow my blog you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been posting about many promotions these days. Except for a few websites that have posted my books without informing me first, I haven’t been too visible for a while. Here’s why.


I’ve been writing ferociously for the last 35 out of my 45 years on this planet. Yep, that officially makes me a middle-aged man. You learn a lot about yourself and your needs and what makes you happiest as you get older. Things become…


Added by Neil Ostroff on September 25, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

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

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