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Storytelling: A Guest Post by Jen Braaksma

“Mom, what’s the oldest profession?” My 14-year-old daughter asked. The context was, quite innocently, about career paths, but I had to laugh. And then pause. How much of this conversation did I want to have with my teen? “Prostitution,” I answered with a smile and a sigh. “At least that’s the saying.” She frowned at […]

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Book Craft with Marika Flatt

If you’re an author and want to grow your book sales, you need to meet Marika Flatt, book publicist extraordinaire. After years of experience working as a book publicist for a literary firm, Marika and her husband, Doug, launched PR by the Book in 2002, capitalizing on her love of media & books. Marika is […]

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Author Q&A with Charlotte Nystrom

Writing and editing professional, Charlotte Louise Nystrom is also a published author, creative writer and poet from the rocky coast of Maine. Outside of running a thriving business, she is mastering the art of juggling—in the sense that she is channeling her creative talents in so many exciting ways. As an author and a reader, […]

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Author Q&A with Elfary Detorres

Thanks to my interview with Joseph Lewis, author Elfary Detorres reached across the Atlantic to express his interest in Books Uplift. And with Elfary’s release of his new fantasy book, Ayara, I knew he’d be a perfect fit for an Author Q&A. And what a wonderful story Elfary has to share both in his book and […]

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Her Perfect Life

For many people these days the constant pursuit of perfection is an obsession. And for some, this is the only path to find the recognition and love they crave. This is the story of two women, one who has the perfect life and the other who will stop at nothing to take it from her. […]

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Blind Turn

This is the story of Jess Johnson, a promising high school track star whose life changes with the blink of an eye. While out driving with her friend she hits and kills their small town’s beloved football coach. The trauma combined with a concussion has erased Jess’s memory of what happened that fateful afternoon. And […]

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Author Q&A with Lori Spielman

I was excited to connect with another Michigan resident, Lori Spielman who has launched a successful career both as an author and incredibly talented editor. But her skills don’t end there. Lori is a former speech pathologist, guidance counselor, and teacher of homebound students. Although she enjoys fitness running, traveling, and reading, writing is her true […]

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Don’t Lie to Me

A man, scarred by the memories of his mother’s mistreatment and sister’s untimely death, has never found a way to heal from this trauma. He decides to teach the world a lesson about the unhealthy statistics surrounding broken homes by going after children of divorced parents in a sadistically disturbed way—torture and murder. This book […]

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