Memoir Short List

Thank you Tanya for including Walking over Eggshells. You gave me a wonderful review many years ago!

T. R. Robinson Publications

art-backlit-dark-556669This is for anyone who enjoys a true story.

The following are some of the memoirs which have been reviewed in this website. This is not a complete list. The order in which these are shown implies no preference, it simply reflects the chronology of the memoir reviews, commencing with the earliest review date. A complete list of memoirs reviewed in this website may be accessed here.

Note: The extracts displayed alongside each cover image have been taken from retail site descriptions.

Click on the relevant cover image to read review.

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‘This is not a “tango book,” but a story of survival that cuts across death, cancer, Alzheimer’s, loss of home and homeland and cherished heirlooms and possessions, loss of shared histories, of hope for one’s children, of hope for the future, of love. But it’s also about finding love and unexpected joy. And about listening to the music and…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Dorinda Duclos, Lucinda E. Clarke, Sue Coletta.

A huge thanks to Sally who never misses a new release and help and showcase indie authors.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the first of the author updates this week, and the first author with recent reviews is Lucinda E. Clarke for Savage Safari (Amie in Africa Book 5).

About the book

Amie, the world’s most reluctant spy is back.

Amie is assured that her next assignment will be easy and very safe. How could a safari camp in the African bush along with the President and international representatives from several countries possibly be dangerous?

She has no choice but to do as they say.

Simon has flown back to England for a brief meeting and then disappears. Amie has no idea where he is.

But not everyone is pleased about the rare and precious minerals discovered in the north and they are prepared to do whatever it takes to disrupt the safari and stop the auction even if it causes an international incident and people are killed.

Amie now…

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Infographic: Writing tips from famous authors

Food for thought

Nicholas C. Rossis

Ages ago, I shared with you some of J.K. Rowling’s writing tips. Today, I’m sharing some more great tips from 12 famous authors. I hope they help inspire your writing! Many thanks to Lucy Benton for sharing it with me.

Note: right-click the image, open in a new tab, and click inside to enlarge it if you can’t see it properly.

Infographic writing tips | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

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Be Kind to Our Friend, the Bee

Another talented author worth reading.

Discover the Magic of Bulgaria

In the continuing series of posts about Mom’s Favorite Reads authors, today I’d like to introduce you to Sylva Fae, renowned children’s book author.

Sylva Fae

Beautiful lady, and she looks sweet, doesn’t she? She is all that, plus a feisty woman who has a tenderness for those innocents we share this world with. This includes the fae and other beings you may or may not believe in.

(You can find her full bio at the end of this post. Also make sure to visit Sylva on each step of her blog tour this week. Click this link to find out who’s hosting her. )

One of those critters Sylva has written about is the bee. You’ll want to pick up her book, Bea & Bee if you haven’t already done so. She gives you tips on how to treat these wonderful insects.

Bea & Bee

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Guest Post: Lucinda E Clarke

A huge thank you to Anna

So where's the snow?

Thank you, Anna, for the invitation to bore your blog readers. I’ll do my very best to answer your questions.

I try not to panic when asked to say something about myself. Where do I begin and who will believe me? And do you really want to know?

My first memory was running away from home at the age of 3 because my widowed mother mentally abused me, but only because she had a personality disorder. This set me up to marry a wildly, exciting, charismatic charmer who was also a bit of a psychopath.

A few years on and I was left in the African bush 25 kilometres outside Nairobi with a 9-week-old baby, little money, no food, electricity or transport. But, I had a guard/gardener and a maid and a leopard visiting each night, so all was not lost.

How about the time I was broadcasting live with…

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