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The Incredible Joy of Writing: 7 Minutes to Freedom by Natalya Androsova

To everyone who has ever questioned their love of writing… May you lose the doubt and let your soul fly! The above is the dedication from 7 Minutes to Freedom. This is the main message of the book and of my coaching practice.

Write what you know: the naked author by Clare Scopes

The advice is to write what you know. I wrote a novel about a twenty-something-year-old woman in 1938 America struggling to become an animator in a man’s world. But do I know enough to write convincingly? I’m Australian. Born in 1967. And not an… Continue Reading “Write what you know: the naked author by Clare Scopes”

Interview With Cheryl Wilder

What’s your favorite thing you have written? I wrote an essay, “Where Are We Going After This?” centered around the last hours of my mom’s life. To me, the essay memorializes her and my relationship. I was honored to be with her when she… Continue Reading “Interview With Cheryl Wilder”


The Bird that Sang in Color is the story of a woman who creates the life she always wanted and then leaves it behind when she discovers the secret to living free. Donna, in her early teens, decides that having a fulfilling life is… Continue Reading “THE BIRD THAT SANG IN COLOR by Grace Mattioli”

Betty P. Notzon

My love of words started with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Watching his speeches on TV as a little girl, I was bowled over by the big words he used. Words, I suspect, like deficit, congressional inquiry, and fiscal responsibility, words still being heard in… Continue Reading “Betty P. Notzon”

Drawing the line: No Ladies in Room A3 by CLARE SCOPES (Book Review #909)

Drawing the line is a historical fiction about Maggie Goodwin. The story is set in 1938, and no ladies are working as animators at Harley Studios, Los Angeles. Maggie wants to prove everyone wrong.        


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”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published by Michael Jack Webb

            Okay, it’s not really “funny.”             I began brainstorming about becoming an author in my mother’s womb. As a child, I loved to make up and tell fanciful, exciting stories, or act them out. A couple of the kids I grew up with… Continue Reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published by Michael Jack Webb”

Howie, His Parcel Winch, and the Smothering of the Human Soul by Gavin Wicklow

There is a gem of an Italian film from the early 1970s that’s titled Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and stars the late, great Gian Maria Volonté. While watching it, it isn’t terribly difficult, even for someone like yours truly, who was not alive at… Continue Reading “Howie, His Parcel Winch, and the Smothering of the Human Soul by Gavin Wicklow”