Over the summer I will be updating author’s details in the Cafe and Bookstore and also sharing their bios, books and recent reviews with you in this series…
Meet Deborah A. Bowman
Deborah Bowman has been sharing her stories and poems her whole life–her first poem published in a 4-H magazine at just 12 years old. She loves just about all genres of fiction and collects classical literature. Deborah’s recent selections are close to her heart. She has a passion and a crusade for the headline-driven factual and historical material which she weaves into novels and novellas.
Deborah has a 20+-year history as well as formal education in writing, editing, proofreading, and publishing. She believes strongly in helping first-time and seasoned writers alike create quality books and eBooks at clasidconsultantspublishing.com. She does free reviews and critiques. “Books are timeless; readers are forever.”
Deborah has various upcoming projects, but is always happy to hear from you and connect on social media:
Books by Deborah A. Bowman
A recent review for Delilah Astral Investigator Infinity Series: Episode 2, The Boy Who Would Be King
Delilah Sanchez, her amazing cat, Mollie, and the 1774 American Colonial Lord Bartholomew Darnesworth Wharton, III, (Bartie) are back for another time travel adventure. This time, the threesome travel back to the year, 1502, the day before Prince Arthur Tudor’s death.
No one understands how or why they were chosen to intervene in the events unfolding before them. All they know is that this one change can ripple through time changing the present. After a series of Astral projections, Bartie and Delilah fear that the war they are witnessing would evolve into World War III in their reality. They believe they are the guardians, entrusted with saving their world. How do you save the past and the future at the same time?
Bartie is forced to make some hard choices. But now, he carries the guilt from those decisions. He’s fallen hard for Delilah. How does he tell her the truth of what really happened?
The author combines YA fantasy, history, and a bit of romance to create an exciting time travel novel. This is the second book in the series, and to maintain the character background I would start with the first novel, “Episode One, The Boy and the Shopkeeper: Delilah, Astral Investigator Infinity Series.”
This fast-paced adventure will keep you up long into the night!
Meet Lucinda E. Clarke
Lucinda E Clarke [not her real name] was born in Dublin, but has lived in 8 other countries to date. She wanted to write but was railroaded into teaching. She had a habit of “falling” into other careers, announcing on radio, then scriptwriting for radio and television. She has been a professional writer since 1986 winning over 20 awards for her work, including mayoral speeches, company profiles, drama documentaries, educational programmes for radio and television, adverts, news inserts, court videos, National Geographic, cookery programmes, to name but a few!
She lectured in scriptwriting, had her own column in various publications, and written for national magazines. She was commissioned for two educational books by Heinemann and Macmillan, and book reports for UNESCO and UNICEF.
She graduated into running her own video production company in South Africa.
A selection of books by Lucinda E. Clarke
A recent review for A Year in the Life of Belinda Brand
Very Clever, well-thought-out Plot
Wow, what can I say? I have long awaited this book, the fourth in the series, and boy, I was not disappointed. I can go so far as to say, I think this was the best in the series, I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I could not put it down and read it in one sitting.
Belinda has been a stand-out character throughout the series, starting off as the troublesome step-daughter, always full of anger, rebellion, and mischief mainly triggered by her emotions. Now in her early 20s, Belinda has written a book, won a literary prize, and is now a famous author, albeit one with a secret.
Belinda is on her way to the big time, arriving in Hollywood, her book is to be made into a movie, her agent, Pamela Argent, is along for the ride and rather unscrupulous, withholding royalties and stringing Belinda along. The book is filled with kidnaps, villains, hippy commune along with a dishy policeman who is not all he seems to be, lots of twists and turns, including a car chase. I was held captive to the very end and, was totally engrossed.
I have said it before but, I will say it again. Lucinda is a very talented writer, writing with such consummate skill, everything is in fine detail and delivers a well-constructed story. In her unique style, this book contained the usual nail-biting episodes we have come to love and expect and it did not disappoint. Yet another edge-of-the-seat thriller that leaves you wanting more.
Meet Audrey Driscoll
I began writing fiction in 2000 when I decided that H.P. Lovecraft’s character Herbert West needed a life story. The result was a series of four books, all available as ebooks and in print.
She Who Comes Forth is a sequel to the series. Tales from the Annexe is a collection of short stories. Both books are available in both print and ebook form. Four of the stories in the collection were originally published as separate ebooks, which are no longer available.
When I’m not writing, I am wrestling with plants on a 50 x 120 foot patch of ground in Victoria, British Columbia.
Books by Audrey Driscoll
A recent review for Hunting the Phoenix
I wasn’t sure how much I was going to enjoy this book, since the ‘paranormal’ isn’t my usual genre of choice, but by chapter 2 I was hooked by the author’s vivid evocation of her story and its actors.
The characters were interesting and well developed and the plot contains plenty of twists and turns to keep readers engrossed.
I loved mentally accompanying the heroine, the journalist Miss Halsey, on her mission to research the apparent suicide of a nineteenth-century surgeon, who was being sued following an unsuccessful operation, and finally to uncover the truth of what happened after more than a hundred years.
The author has carefully researched the eras, past and present, in which the story is set and I loved her accomplished literary style and wonderful descriptive talent that permeate every page of the book.
This is my first foray into the Herbert West series, and although I’m late to the party, this being volume 4, I didn’t feel unwelcome since the book reads well as a standalone novel. The book is as hot as its title implies.
Thanks for dropping in and I hope you will be leaving with some books… thanks Sally..