4 Star Book Review – Wolf’s Bane by Dyane Forde

An Enjoyable Read   Wolf’s Bane, book 2 in the Rise of the Papilion Trilogy, moves the Papilion lore forward, transporting the reader on a fabulous journey with characters introduced … Continue Reading →

Strong vs Weak Words

KILL THESE WORDS! 10 easy rules to enliven your writing

Lessons learned in a writing journey… The use of weak verbs, plentiful adverbs, and unimaginative words, is a malady I encounter with increasing frequency among many indie-published authors. This weakness … Continue Reading →

Threesomes, the magic of 3

I enjoy the delight of a threesome when I’m writing. And if I manage to conjure a three-word alliteration, so much the better. I didn’t realize its significance initially. It … Continue Reading →

Logbook Tales – Rogue Wave

The wave appeared out of nowhere, on a calm sea. It broke above the deck, flooding the bilges and soaking everything below… A conversation with cruising sailors, or avid surfers … Continue Reading →

Discover St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Nine Mornings

Different cultures around the world celebrate the approach of Christmas day in different ways, none more unique than the Nine Mornings festival on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The festival … Continue Reading →

Discover St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Botanic Gardens

As you stroll its tranquil grounds, you fall under the alluring spell of its magnificent sights, vibrant colors, and exotic scents. Palm tree branches rustle overhead, the fronds of different … Continue Reading →

Discover St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Carnival

Carnival is a festive and colorful celebration of St. Vincent’s rich history, diverse heritage and culture, and its proud identity. Vincy Mas, as Carnival is known locally, is a showcase … Continue Reading →

Discover St. Vincent and the Grenadines – History and People

Many sources site Christopher Columbus as having discovered St. Vincent on January 22nd 1498, during his third exploratory voyage to the West Indies. It is said he named the island … Continue Reading →

Discover St. Vincent and the Grenadines – How the islands came into being….

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is part of an island chain in the southeastern Caribbean called the Lesser Antilles, or Windward Islands. Referred to as the “Gem of the Antilles,” … Continue Reading →

5 Star Book Review – The Second Captive by Maggie James

Pulse Quickening Suspense   In my reviews of previous Maggie James novels, I’ve mentioned her uncanny talent for planting you inside her characters’ heads, conveying a sense of logical rationality … Continue Reading →