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900 REVIEW- THANK YOU

My goodness, Review Tales has reached the milestone of 900 reviews! Thank you to all authors, contributors, and especially all my site followers for making that possible. I can truly say that all 900 reviews have been my way of bragging to the world… Continue Reading “900 REVIEW- THANK YOU”

The Night and the Land By Matt Spencer (Book Review #895)

The night and the land is an urban fantasy story about Sally Wildfire and Rob Coscan. The story is set in the small town of Brattleboro, Vermont. It is haunted and dangerous. Sally is on the run and happens to meet Rob, a drifter… Continue Reading “The Night and the Land By Matt Spencer (Book Review #895)”

The Challenges COVID Brings to Writing by Dennis Scheel

Many challenges have surfaced since the virus reared its ugly head all over the globe. With 100 million people infected, we have all been influenced in some ways, which, of course, also shows in the world’s penmanship. It’s been almost a year since everything changed. This includes writing as well. Many authors now work from home, in… Continue Reading “The Challenges COVID Brings to Writing by Dennis Scheel”

Love Is Blood, Love Is Fabric by Mary De La Fuente

I wrote the poems for Love is Blood, Love is Fabric over the course of seven years. The event that really spurred this book into completion was my divorce, which took place in May 2019. The rush of emotions I felt at that time… Continue Reading “Love Is Blood, Love Is Fabric by Mary De La Fuente”

Writing the Gift Story by Alex Bernstein

No one likes staring at a blank page. Fortunately, many writers cultivate all sorts of prompts and tools to conquer that authorial vacuum as much as possible – whether it be leaving the previous day’s writing off on a cliffhanger – or maintaining an… Continue Reading “Writing the Gift Story by Alex Bernstein”

The Casting Meeting: A Daydream by Sybil Le Pyrmont

Remember the good olden days of adolescence? You were alone in your room, headphones on. The Wild Boys blared at tinnitus-inducing volumes. Your mic was a Dr Pepper can (with those few leftover drops that invariably landed in your eye), your audience a mirror… Continue Reading “The Casting Meeting: A Daydream by Sybil Le Pyrmont”

Hour of the Jackals by Emil Eugensen (Book Review #855)

Hour of the Jackals is a postmodern paranormal story that takes place over a sequence of 7 days during which an international conspiracy tries to destroy the European Union and take power over the US, China, and Russia.

Following Hollywood on location by Richard Starks

Write what you know. That’s one of the rules for creating good fiction, so as much as possible you should draw on your own first-hand experiences. Not easy to do when you’re writing historical fiction (unless you’re two hundred years old), in which case… Continue Reading “Following Hollywood on location by Richard Starks”

An interview with Elizabeth Kropf

1.      What inspired you to write the poems in What Mothers Withhold? The poems in “what mothers withhold” took about ten years to write and are largely based on my experiences with motherhood. Chronologically, the first poem is about an ultrasound of my first daughter. I… Continue Reading “An interview with Elizabeth Kropf”