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PRINTED AND DIGITAL BOOK LIVE NOW


GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL is now LIVE Just this week I received my author copies of the new book about a fictitious family in crisis. The story is about an adoptive family and starts seven years after the adoption of the two … Continue reading

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HOW TO HELP YOUR WRITER-FRIEND SELLL BOOKS.


HOW TO HELP YOUR WRITER-FRIEND SELL BOOKS. Do you have a writer in your circle of friends? Very likely! How you can assist your writer-friend with selling books? The Amazon “predator” (the seller with the monopoly for selling anything online) … Continue reading

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SELF-HARMING IN TEENS


SELF-HARMING IN TEENS My new novel GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL deals with the issue of self-harm, among others.  This post delves into this issue a bit deeper, as many children nowadays deal with emotional injuries that may lead them to self-harming. The … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Kelowna, British Columbia Local author writes book about teens and adoption. Kelowna resident Johanna Van Zanten released GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL, a novel for adults and teens about a fictional family with adopted children whose difficulties threaten to tear them apart. Johanna … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Photo credit: Vladimir Velociraptor Vukmirovich GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL. My next book is about ready for publishing and in the next month Bookbaby will produce, design it, and publish digital and printed versions. It is generally recommended to put a manuscript aside and … Continue reading

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CONFESSION AND SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN


CONFESSIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE CHURCH One of the sacraments of the Roman Catholic religion is the confession. Before you could go to mass, the symbol of participating in the religion community and Highlight of the week, your heart … Continue reading

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RESULTS of WHAT’S ON PAGE 25?


The Blog Hop gave me some interesting responses from blog hoppers and a few new readers, hopefully. The winner will get a free copy of my book and a one from the other 24 authors, PLUS the high end Kindle … Continue reading

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WHAT’S ON PAGE 25? Chick Lit Author Blog Hop


WHAT IS ON PAGE 25? This week I am a participant in the Chick Lit Author Blog Hop. You can win 25 free books and a Kindle if you solve the puzzle and find the secret word in each of … Continue reading

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Battle for Acceptance – Jan Wong’s OUT OF THE BLUE –


Review of OUT OF THE BLUE, by Jan Wong The subtitle is: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and Yes, Happiness http://www.amazon.com/Out-Blue-Workplace-Depression-Redemption/dp/0987868500/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366475873&sr=8-1&keywords=jan+wong%2C+Out+of+the+blue As a person with first hand experience with a bout of mental illness last year, I was … Continue reading

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Book Reviews


Book Review Please, rate this essay with stars above. In the book publishing world book reviews seem to have taken an inordinate position in the self-publishers’ arsenal of market strategies. How else is anyone going to decide to buy this … Continue reading

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