Author Cindy Smith Book Signing Event

Cindy will be at a book signing and author chat:

November 5, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

Hi De Ho Comics & Bookstore

1431 Lincoln Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310- 394-2820

Her book, “NETTIE PARKER’S BACKYARD,” is a historical-fiction WWII mystery for ages 9-13, promoting the timely and very important themes of anti-bullying and tolerance for all.

Check out more about the author, a synopsis, and reviews at Cindy’s website!

Read it with a special child in your life!

Sneak Peek – Gerry McCullough’s “Danger Danger”

Today, author Gerry McCullough shares a sneak-peek at her newest, “Danger Danger.” Check it out:

Two lives in parallel – twin sisters separated at birth, but their lives take strangely similar and dangerous roads until the final collision which hurls each of them to the edge of disaster.

Katie and her gambling boyfriend Dec find themselves threatened with peril from the people Dec has cheated. Jo-Anne (Annie) through her boyfriend Steven finds herself in the hands of much more dangerous crooks.

Can they survive and achieve safety and happiness? Continue reading “Sneak Peek – Gerry McCullough’s “Danger Danger””

Meet the Author: Victoria Howard

Author Victoria Howard

Some writers are descriptive in their style, writing more in a flavor of purple prose with relaxed writing, detailing each thing, while others are more literary, their prose so beautifully written that it nearly sings on the page. Author Victoria Howard describes her style as basic, “. . .giving enough description for the reader to know where they are, writing enough action to keep the story moving, but not enough to overwhelm the reader. I’ve learned to trim the fat, which is in keeping with romantic suspense.”

For her, the seed of inspiration may be found in something she read in a magazine, saw on TV or overheard in a conversation in a coffee shop. “I’ll think about it for a while, expanding the basic premise, perhaps researching some aspect on the internet, developing characters, choosing my setting etc, before finally committing myself to working on the manuscript,” she says. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Victoria Howard”

Ballard’s Book, “The Boy From Granite Falls” Wins Award

Congratulations to friend and author Brenda Ballard. Her book, “The Boy From Granite Falls” (book one) took the Silver Award in its category in the 2011 Reader’s Favorite Contest.

Brenda says, “I will be receiving my award next year in Miami instead of this year in Vegas; we were given the choice and I chose being featured at the largest book fair in the US. I cannot wait!”

The Boy From Granite Falls (book two) will be in print within the month—watch for it at,, and other online bookstores.

The Boy From Granite Falls (book three) will be in print sometime in the spring of 2012. Brenda is simultaneously writing another book, “Billy’s Buffalo Lake Adventures,” which will be out in the spring of 2012 and also for sale at the Colville Indian Pow Wow in July, Colville, Washington.