Goodreads Giveaway – The Joke’s on Me by Laurie Boris

The Joke's On MeWith Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Goodreads is hosting a giveaway of one signed paperback copy of Laurie Boris’s romantic comedy.

The Joke’s on Me is the story of Frankie Goldberg, a former actress and standup comic whose life in Hollywood falls apart with an exclamation mark when a mudslide destroys her home. Hoping for comfort, she returns to her mother’s B&B in Woodstock, New York, where she spent her teen years making coffee, folding towels, and chasing after the handyman’s hot, high-school-jock son. Now she has to deal with the mess she left behind, her bossy older sister, her mother’s illness, and the family responsibilities she’s been shirking. And the handyman’s son, now a minor-league baseball coach, is back in town…

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Meet the Author: K. Rowe

Author K. Rowe

K. Rowe is a prolific multi-genre author who has been writing for more than twenty years. Blending fact and fiction in her writing, she spends hours researching technology and locations for her work.

Kathy draws from over twenty years of active military service, stationed at various bases around the U.S.A. and in Europe. She retired as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

Kathy now lives in eastern Kentucky with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and three horses on a 100 acre farm. She loves interacting with her fans, and appreciates reviews and feedback.

“I can’t seem to stop writing. I hardly get one project finished and I’m on to another one or two. My best friend is amazed how I can keep everything straight in my head,” she says. Continue reading “Meet the Author: K. Rowe”

Trouble with Homonyms by Arline Chase

I saw a query letter this week with a “pear of scissors”in it. The author, who lives in a land that was once part of the British Empire, speaks English as a second language. I didn’t have to read more than the query, to know the manuscript, if accepted, would be riddled with similar problems and so it was a no-go right from the start.

Now I know you all know the difference between a pear and a pair of scissors, but obviously someone had a problem. In fact EASL people by no means have a corner of this market and I have often confused compliment and complement or farther and further myself, among others. These are two that I always search and double-check in a completed manuscript, knowing my propensity for getting them wrong. Continue reading “Trouble with Homonyms by Arline Chase”