There are many bloggers and those on Facebook who are talented writers . Since I became a member of the blogging community about a year and a half ago, I have read a number of their books, Many are self published, like my own book “Why Me? -A Memoir “ and can be purchased online or directly from the author.
Some noteworthy books are as follows:
FINDING LUCAS by Samantha Stroh Bailey.
Samantha and I connected through a friend of mine who also was a friend of her family. Coincidentally Samantha and my daughter were former schoolmates. Samantha advised and guided me on issues regarding writing and publishing. In some ways this young lady was my mentor. FINDING LUCAS is a delightful story .Samantha classifies it as a “Chic Flick” In my opinion it is so much more. Her outrageous characters are memorable. The book is racy and funny –oh so very funny. When I think about it it still brings a smile to my lips.
ROOM 732 by Merle Saferstein.
I met Merle in Florida in 2013. She just had had her book published at about the same time mine was. Someone gave me her business card and I gave her a call.We met for lunch and became friends. Merle is a bright articulate woman and an educator who writes and lectures. ROOM 732 is a collection of short stories that takes place in room 732 of the Hollywood Beach Hotel in Hollywood Florida. Each story represents an era in the history of the hotel and of the Hollywood Beach area. My only criticism is I wish some of the short stories could have gone on forever! I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the people I met in room 732.
UPHILL BOTH WAYS by JT Weaver
Jt Weaver wrote this book for his children. UPHIL BOTH WAYS is a collection of short stories in the authors own words “about the events that helped to shape your father into the person that you know.” Life was not always easy for JT. He wrote with honesty and humour and he is leaving a great legacy for his family, and a book that we can all enjoy and relate to on some level.
LIZZIE AND THE BOYS CLUB by Elizabeth Melton Parsons
Elizabeth Melton Parsons is one of my favourite blogging friends and Facebook friend. She is multi talented – an artist, decorator photographer and author. She is a compassionate human being and a dedicated wife and mother. I recently purchased LIZZY AND THE BOYS CLUB for my granddaughter. I read it also . We both enjoyed this funny delightful book about a loveable mischievous tomboy growing up in the Florida Everglades.I am sure Lizzie’s antics are based on young Elizabeths adventures and misadventures. Elizabeth has written other books and my intention is to read them in the future.
A PLACE IN THE WORLD by Cinda Crabbe MacKinnon.
The author grew up in Latin America .Her novel “A PLACE IN THE WORLD “ is a poignant and well written love story that takes place in Columbia. Although it is a work of fiction, this book informs and teaches as well. it depicts and explores the history of Columbia, its coffee industry geology, its fora and fauna and most important we meet the colourful people and get an incite into their rich culture. I recommend you read this book .You won’t be sorry.
A GOOD HOME by Cynthia Reyes
Cynthia Reyes was featured in Elizabeth Melton Parson’s blog. I have not read A GOOD HOME , as yet. but I certainly intend to. Cynthia Reyes is a fellow Canadian-a former journalist and executive producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Company, She has written for the Globe and Mail and Toronto Life and has won national and international awards for film and written works. A few years ago her life changed after a disabling car accident. A GOOD HOME describes the many residences she lived in over the years the people she met and relationships that she formed.