Category: Blog Tour

Blog Tour: Dayna Steele Discusses Coping with Alzheimer’s Through Facebook

Blog Tour: Dayna Steele Discusses Coping with Alzheimer’s Through Facebook

Author of Surviving Alzheimer’s With Friends, Facebook, and A Really Big Glass of Wine The book chronicles your mother’s illness through your Facebook posts. Did you include every post in the book? What was the selection process like? My co-author Heather Rossiello kept a database of every single post and every comment – there were literally thousands of comments on some posts. We went through them all after I lost Mom and tried to keep only the posts and comments… Read more »

Blog Tour: Debut YA Novelist Discusses Hollywood, Fashion, and Social Media

Blog Tour: Debut YA Novelist Discusses Hollywood, Fashion, and Social Media

Born in India, Saba Kapur spent her childhood in Indonesia and Kiev, Ukraine. Her passion for storytelling developed at a young age, born from a deep seated love of books. Saba is a 20-year-old writer currently in her final year of college, studying International Relations and Criminology at Monash University. She hopes to one day become a fabulous lawyer in New York City, with a closet full of stilettos. Lucky Me is her first novel and an ode to her… Read more »

Blog Tour: Eric Lotke Discusses Story Behind MAKING MANNA

Blog Tour: Eric Lotke Discusses Story Behind MAKING MANNA

Eric Lotke has spent his career driving change in the prison system. He’s spent time providing legal counsel to people incarcerated under DC law, working to reduce violence in neighborhoods, and researching how to create progressive economic change. His work with the census bureau’s treatment of prisoners has lead to integral changes in state law in New York, California, Delaware and Maryland and hopefully many more. His lawsuit over the exploitative price of phone calls from prison also led to… Read more »

THE WIDOW: Smart, Psychological Thriller

THE WIDOW: Smart, Psychological Thriller

Barton’s debut novel The Widow (February 2016) is a fantastic example of a smart psychological thriller. It contained all of my favorite things of this genre—narrators with questionable reliability, carefully crafted shifts in time, and slowly revealed secrets. The opening scene features a confident, no-nonsense reporter name Kate Waters who arrives at Jean Taylor’s doorstep and welcomes herself inside to discuss the story—Jean’s husband, Glen, and his sketchy past association with the unsolved case of a missing two-year-old girl named… Read more »

Blog Tour: Author Duo Discusses Their Debut YA Novel

Blog Tour: Author Duo Discusses Their Debut YA Novel

Dean Economos and Alyssa Machinis, Co-Authors of A North Shore Story   Dean Economos: Give us some background, what did you do before writing this book?   I went to college at Loyola University Chicago and received my undergrad in Biology and a minor in Biostatistics. I then went on to receive my M.B.A. from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. What were the events that inspired the book?   The book was inspired by different experiences… Read more »