Carolyn Wilhelm reviews I Miss the Rain in Africa

Enlightening, emotional, eye-opening, extraordinary book The author was first offered Belize for her Peace Corps Volunteer work, but ended up going to the north of Uganda at the mere age of sixty-four. Brave is an understatement, and I cannot imagine a more difficult assignment (although there are many war-torn areas…

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Carolyn Wilhelm reviews U.P. Reader #5

U.P. Reader — Volume #5: Bringing Upper Michigan Literature to the World Mikel Classen and Deborah K Frontiera Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com 9781615995714, $17.95 paperback, $28.95 hardcover, 308 pages B09253976L, $5.95 Kindle The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is also known as Upper Michigan or the UP, with people native to…

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Carolyn Wilhelm reviews Carnival Lights

Title: Carnival Lights By: Chris Stark Publisher: Modern History Press Author Website: https://www.christinestark.com/ ISBN-10: 1615995781 ISBN-13: 978-1615995783 Price: Hardcover $37.95, Paperback $24.95, Kindle $6.95 Page Count: 268 Formats (HC, PB, Kindle)   With good reason, two teens run away from a reservation and get jobs at the Minnesota State Fair. Although the…

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Reader Views reviews More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie

More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie, 2nd Ed

Reviewed by Jen Oliver-Rigsby for Reader Views (5/2021) “More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie” is a collection of stories from real EMS, ER, paramilitary and firefighter responders telling their sides of dealing with traumatic cases. The stories range from veterinary to medical to behavioral health trauma. Each story discusses how…

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Reader Views on More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie, 2nd Ed

More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie, 2nd Ed

www.readerviews.com Providing book by book publicity for Indie Authors since 2005. More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic Sherry Jones Mayo Modern History Press (2021) ISBN: 9781615991419 Reviewed by Lily Andrews for Reader Views (04/2021) A thoughtful look at the lives of emergency service personnel…

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Reader Views on “The Great First Impression Book Proposal” by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Reviewed by Chelsy Scherba for Reader Views (02/2021) Carolyn Howard-Johnson helps writers tackle the most challenging step to becoming a published author: the book proposal. “The Great First Impressions Book Proposal: Everything You Need to Know About Selling Your Book to an Agent or Publisher in Thirty Minutes or Less”…

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Reader Views on Great Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers

Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Reference Guide for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy, 2nd Edition

Reviewed by Chelsy Scherba for Reader Views (02/2021) In “Great Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers,” Carolyn Howard-Johnson provides writers with a concise reference manual to perfect their writing skills. This book is ideal for anyone looking to develop a book proposal that will bypass the pickiest editors. With an easy…

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Diane R. Wiener reviews Compassion, Michigan: The Ironwood Stories

One of the most prolific writers and editors of his generation, Raymond Luczak’s Compassion, Michigan is the latest collection of stories and it does not disappoint. As many people in the world today discuss the meanings, import, and relevance of intersectional identities and politics—and, especially as we consider the fact…

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SF Review of Books on “Compassion, Michigan” by Raymond Luczak

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Books rarely surprise me, but this one definitely did. I expected some little hokey story about living in Michigan, but Compassion, Michigan: The Ironwood Stories by Raymond Luczak is surprisingly rich, insightful, and beautifully written, something I’d gladly have read in a college literature class.The book as a whole is…

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Midwest Book Review on Raymond Luczak’s Compassion Michigan

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The Literary Fiction Shelf Compassion Michigan: The Ironwood Stories Raymond Luczak Modern History Press 5145 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9627 9781615995288, $33.95, HC, 200pp Synopsis: Doesn’t history matter anymore? Could we still have compassion for others who don’t share our views? Encompassing some 130 years in Ironwood’s history, “Compassion,…

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San Francisco Review of books on “Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers”

Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Reference Guide for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy, 2nd Edition

Writers face a lot of challenges in their chosen profession, not the least of which happens when it is time to begin revising the manuscript. It is always nice at that stage of the game to have a little help from a good editor. Author Carolyn Howard-Johnson has a long…

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The Writing/Publishing Shelf reviews “Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers”

Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Reference Guide for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy, 2nd Edition

The Writing/Publishing Shelf  Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers Carolyn Howard-Johnson Modern History Press 5145 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 www.lovinghealing.com Synopsis: In “Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Reference Guide for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy”, book publicist, journalist, marketer, editor,…

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Poets & Writers honors HOW DARE WE! WRITE by Sherry Quan Lee

How Dare We! Write: A multicultural creative writing discourse edited by Sherry Quan Lee was named a “Best Books for Writers” entry by Poets & Writers online magazine! This collection of essays about writing and navigating the literary world by writers of color—including Sherrie Fernandez Williams, Marline Gonzalez, Ching-In Chen,…

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