Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tips from a Reader Not a Writer (Part One)

By Sandra Valente Junying asked me to write a guest post for her a few weeks ago, but it’s been hectic. When isn’t it really? Although I have put a guest post together, I’ve completely walked off that particular subject … Continue reading

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Meeting Frustrating, Obsessive, Silly, and Cute Mariam Kobras on Tour

It gives me a great pleasure to welcome a Contemporary Romance author to my site today. Earlier in the year, I have read and reviewed the first of her Stone trilogy ‘The Distant Shore’, and I’m delighted to be part … Continue reading

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The Grand Finale of an Amazing Tour (4): Germany, USA, Canada and South Africa

During the last week of my virtual tour, I would be visiting three Continents, four countries in as many days, with a fantastic start in Hamburg, Germany, where my author friend  Mariam Kobras has posted her wonderful review “Land of Hope” … Continue reading

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The Reunion (Part Two) 同学会

The journey took a little longer than expected. First of all, getting out the Greater Chengdu proved a small battle. Every time I went back to visit the Sichuan Capital, there were more and more cars and traffic jams – … Continue reading

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