Dale Cramer

Author Interview

Meet Dale Cramer

Why hadn’t I thought of this? Virtual GPS.

Our Garmin’s right on target. Thirty miles, give or take, south of Atlanta, we arrive in Henry County by early afternoon. The computerized female GPS voice stutters a bit as we meander along the isolated country road. And she advises we will arrive at our des-ti-na-ti-on in 2/10 m-il-e.

“The network’s gone! Evaporated into thin air. She left without a good-bye.”

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Susan Page Davis

Spine Chiller Thrillers

On Being Scared

We don’t like to be scared. Or do we?

If that spurt of adrenaline, the chattering pulse, the sudden intake of breath is caused by what lies on the printed page, we love it.

I write romantic suspense novels. My three-book American Heroes series from Harvest House carries the reader off to adventure with naval officers and the men and women who love them. In the latest volume, journalist Claudia Gillette...

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Stephanie Morill

Genre Happenings

Falling Short Of Serious

In high school I dreamed of being a serious novelist. I had always wanted to be a writer, but in high school English we started reading books by amazing authors like Anne Lamott, Toni Morrison, and Barbara Kingsolver. Someday, I thought, I’ll write serious novels like them.

Because I didn’t have any ideas for “serious” novels, I wrote others instead.

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Linda Lee Hargrove

Multicultural Fiction

A Rich Unity

It was laundry day and I’d asked my eight-year-old son to sort his dirty clothes before I started the washer. Minutes later I peeked into the laundry room but found no color-coordinated piles of dirty clothes at the foot of the washing machine, and no eight-year-old. After ten minutes of searching, in and around the house, I found him glued to the TV. As I was about to launch into my lecture about irresponsibility, he blurted, “I know why we’re not rich.”

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Reviewers Corner

This month's featured reviewer:

Amy is a twenty something book blogger committed to keeping a passion for the written word alive and promoting a culture of literacy. She writes reviews across many genres, discusses bookish news, hosts author interviews, guest posts, and giveaways, explores Southern California's literary scene...

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Nancy Moser


NO SWEAT – The “He First” Diet

Our bodies are a temple. We should treat them with respect, keep them healthy. Eat foods that aren’t smothered in chocolate, drenched in fat, or covered with salt. And most important, ex . . . exer . . .

I find it hard to say—and even harder to do. Exercise.

I’ll walk. I’ll do sit-ups with the best of them. If it weren’t for one thing.


I know a surefire way to make a million bucks: Find a way to exercise and not sweat. No matter what you call it—sweat, perspiration, or that salty glow you get when your lungs are burning—it’s annoying. It stings your eyes, melts your makeup, and leaves telltale half-moons under your arms. It’s . . . the pits.

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