BW&L features Christian Poet, Michael Williams

I attended a book signing in Dallas in 2007 and met a gentleman who recited poetry to me. I know, it sounds funny but read on. We’d just finished a kick-off event at a local library for a big festival the next day and a friend introduced him to me. When he asked me if he could give me sample, I said sure not knowing what the sample would entail. As an author, you meet … Continue reading

[Book Review] Uncovered by Shenette Jones recently started following me on Twitter. As usual, I clicked their profile to check them out and found they are a publisher located right here in North Carolina. I was intrigued so I looked them up, searched their authors and was particularly intrigued by a book by Shenette Jones entitled, Uncovered. The story is about Minister Stephanie Hall and her husband of five years, Markus. Stephanie seeks more intimacy from her husband, who for … Continue reading

New Month, New Possibilities

April marks the first anniversary of Books, Writing & Life. Woo Hoo! I’m especially excited because this is my fourth or fifth blog and the only one to “survive” one year of active blogging. That alone is reason for me to celebrate. Speaking of celebrating, I’m doing something different. BW&L will host special features on the blog all month-long. To those of you who subscribe, you’ll notice more activity in your inbox. I ask you to … Continue reading

Do You Tweet?

You do? Look me up tomorrow at 8 pm EST on Twitter where I’ll be interviewed in a “Twitterview” with the Unconventional Librarian herself, Pam Margolis. I’ll be discussing my new book, TooManyLies. Chat with us, retweet or whatever L-I-V-E! If you don’t Tweet, look for me on Twitter @daphinerobinson and Pam @IYAMPAM #TooManyLies

An Unconventional Librarian Reviews TML

You’ve seen the silhouette of the sad-looking woman on the cover of Too Many Lies, right? Have you wondered if it is good or not? This review may help you make the decision to buy and read my fourth book. Pam Margolis, AKA Pammy Pam, has written a wonderful review for Too Many Lies on her blog, An Unconventional Librarian.  Pam is a librarian, an educator, book reviewer and a social media guru. As a matter of fact, she’s responsible … Continue reading

Book reviews are important because…

Why are book reviews important? Because book reviews are important to READERS. People want to know what other folks think of a product before they buy. Ever read a consumer review before making a major purchase? The same applies for books. Before a person drops anywhere from .99 to $14.95 for your alleged masterpiece, they want to know if it’s worth their hard-earned money based on what other folks have said. Some people will talk … Continue reading

Tips For Aspiring Authors [#7] Interview With Bestselling Author Angela Benson

I recently interviewed Angela Benson, after I saw her updated Facebook profile picture which displayed her new eBook, Telling Your Tale: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction for Print and eBook, 2nd edition. After downloading the book, I realized it would be the perfect addition to the Tips For Aspiring Authors series. In case you didn’t know, Angela Benson is a bestselling, award-winning author of 12 novels and two novellas. Her work has been published by six … Continue reading

Tips For Aspiring Authors [#6] Read Other Genres

Tip #6 Read outside of your genre Aspiring authors, take some time to read, then read something you wouldn’t ordinarily consider. There’s a whole world out there. Why are you inside your writer’s corner with tunnel vision? Open the door. Go outside. Expand your horizons and see what the rest of the world is writing about. While Too Many Lies was in editing, I took some time off to read a few books. I picked … Continue reading