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In the Shadow of Porter's Hollow by Yvonne Schuchart
Book Reviews: Exciting Stuff

Funny, I never got excited about book reviews when I was in school. I greeted the assignment with a groan, even my desk and chair creaked in protest. At the time, writing my thoughts on what somebody else wrote didn’t seem to have any practical value. Now I am a writer, and book reviews are golden. Your words about my…

In the Shadow of Porter's Hollow by Yvonne Schuchart
What’s In A Name?

In my recent email announcement about the release of my book, In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow, I promised readers would find a blog post explaining the pen name (nom de plume, pseudonym) I am writing under. My dad, Edd Testerman, was from Grassy Creek,  North Carolina. If the place sounds familiar, that’s because it is in the book. But please…

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New Book Release

In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow  The book I’ve been working on, and promising to keep followers up to date about, is available now on Amazon in e-book and paperback, https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Porters-Hollow-Yvonne-Schuchart/dp/1942430868/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475016200&sr=8-1&keywords=in+the+shadow+of+porters+hollow Here’s hoping readers find the finished result intriguing and entertaining! I worked with Demi Stevens at Year of the Book Press for about nine months to pull this book together,…

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Busy Days

Today was a busy day. So much going on. The edit of the book, In The Shadow of Porter’s Hollow, continues. Down to the line by line chapter by chapter. Yes, the big stuff is done. However, refining the final project is both exhilarating and exhausting. Met with the Year of the Book group early afternoon, http://yotbpress.com. Busy with marketing ideas. How…

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Truth Elemental

Truth stands on elemental rock embedded in time solidified by centuries. Compressed diamond-like I hold it in my hands– Logos–word of truth. Its facets of virtue reflect knowledge revealed in white space. In logical progression it marches across ages . . . pages . . . Somewhere down in Egypt it struck camp. No longer written in stone it whispers…

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The Writing Experience Continues

The book title is most likely going to stay, “In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow.” It conveys the idea of the protagonist (the main character) being a woman whose family past has overshadowed who she has become. I like the way the picture above hints at shadows and old things hiding in them. The writing is going well. Over 50,000…

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Review of Payback–M. C. Hillegas

LINK http://mchillegas.com/ The above link is to a book I just read. I’d give this one five stars. See review below. REVIEW In this debut novel, M. C. Hillegas creates characters so believable, so real they could be you or me. No perfect, model people here. The story leaves the reader feeling invested in their plight. The protagonist, Sarah Gavin,…

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New Writing Venture

It’s January 2016, a new year, a new writing venture. I signed up with Year of the Book Press with Demi Stevens, http://yotbpress.com . I’ve finally decided, yes, I am strong enough to do this. The plan:  to complete an entire book in this one year, my first (complete book that is), and to have it published by spring of 2017. For…

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Critique/Thoughts on Ray Bradbury

I was at the library today searching for copies of Seeds of Destruction, and Seeds of Deception, both on Genetically Modified seeds (which my librarian is working on getting for me) when I came across a rather thick volume of short stories by Ray Bradbury. Because, of course, I couldn’t leave the library empty-handed. Anyway, I realized as I perused the fiction section…