Book Brief: Prisoners of the Williwaw

Prisoners of the WilliwawPrisoners of the Williwaw
by Ed Griffin
Genre of this Book: action/adventure
Word count: 94,000

Frank Villa has everything he asked for. He wrote a book proposing that the government give him and other convicts an abandoned island in the Aleutians. Let their families accompany them, with no more welfare checks, and no more three squares and a cot. They’re on their own. The government saves millions and Frank gets his freedom, except for the Coast Guard keeping them all on the island.

The native Aleuts know the Aleutians better. A fierce wind, called a Williwaw, roams the islands, tearing down the works of man. Now Williwaw is trying to drive Frank off the island with rain and snow eighty-five percent of the time. And this god gets a lot of help from Boss Gilmore, another convict, who’s eager to pocket whatever money the men have. Gilmore opens a bar and a house of prostitution, he sells drugs and weapons.

Convicts hate cops, but that’s exactly what Frank needs – a cop, law and order. If he fails, it’s back to prison for the rest of his life.

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Flash Fiction Challenge: I Remember Mama

Floral bouquet by K.S. Brooks
Floral bouquet
by K.S. Brooks

Tomorrow is Mother’s day. Let’s celebrate awesome moms today with a very special flash fiction tribute.

Tell us a story about your mom or make something up. Your call: you can go all touchy-feely and nostalgic, or tell us the funniest story you can remember about your mother.

Tomorrow, you can go tell her about your surprise tribute on this awesome website! So you might get off the hook without spending any moolah. Probably not, though.

Just keep it at 250 words or less. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

On Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms.

Google Play Fest

Google Play books
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Well will you look at this? Google is trying to compete with iTunes. You’d know all about that if you read RJ Crayton’s excellent post about getting your books onto Google Play. Want to let the world know your book is available there? Join us for the inaugural Google Play Book Page Like-fest!

This is how it works: If you are an author with a book listed on Google Play, in the comments below, write a SHORT one sentence blurb about ONE of your books, then paste in the link to that book below it. (If you post more than one book, to be fair to everyone else, we will delete all except for the top link, so please behave and post only ONE book – NOT your author page – there is no way to like those!) Make sure you show some love to the links in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up.  If you’re a publisher, editor, or reader, please check out these book pages – you may see something you like! (BTW, liking a book on Google Play WILL show up in your GooglePlus feed. If you’re concerned that people think you are endorsing someone else’s book, you can always just write something like “hey, my friend’s book is on Google Play.”)

[Don’t forget, if you right-click the links, you can choose to have them open in a separate tab so you don’t have to worry about navigating back and forth to pages.]

This should be fun and should generate a lot of likes for everyone’s books. Let’s get things moving – and here’s a book to get you started:

PLEASE do not post erotica titles. IU is a safe-for-work site.

To those with concerns about the ethical implications of “liking” a book you have not read, we regard  likes as more analogous to a “high five” than a rating or review. We do not support the idea of rating or reviewing a book you have never read.