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An Invite from our resident wordsmith – Help me finish “Vashti’s Daughter”

An Invite from our resident wordsmith – Help me finish “Vashti’s Daughter”

      by Raven West To all of you who have enjoyed reading my commentaries, my column “Heard it on the Grapevine” and stories I’ve covered events in Ventura County, I invite you to help me finish my novel “Vashti’s Daughter”. Here is the synopsis: Anna Steine is a 29 year old divorced head […]

Undercover Reunion Novel by Raven West

Undercover Reunion Novel by Raven West

Undercover Reunion By Raven West Two lifelong girlfriends find their childhood game of playing spies from a 60s TV show becomes all too real when they attend their 30th high school reunion and are recruited by the same organization to thwart a former schoolmate’s plan for worldwide domination. Connect with Raven West: Click for info

Work with a former New York Executive Editor and fine-tune your novel or memoir

Work with a former New York Executive Editor and fine-tune your novel or memoir

  FICTION WRITERS Master the Essential Skills Needed To Write Book-Length FictionMEMOIR WRITERS PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE: Master the essential writing skills that today’s publishers and readers demandWorkshops begin in December, depending on the city. Today’s fiction techniques cross over to memoir (narrative nonfiction) in the current marketplace. These workshops expand your knowledge […]

Dreams and War: Local Author Releases New Book

Dreams and War: Local Author Releases New Book

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: THE AMERICAN ZONE

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: THE AMERICAN ZONE

By L. Neil Smith I’m an idiot. You’ve probably sat wondering exactly what the hairspray-headed round-heeled media, those news floozies and gentlemen of the evening have been yapping about when they fling political labels around that they, themselves, don’t really understand, have pretty obviously never understood, and have no hope (or the requisite gray cells) […]

Down the Road by Tim Pompey – a Book Review

Down the Road by Tim Pompey – a Book Review

Down the Road by Tim Pompey From Amazon: It’s 1970 and 18-year-old Howie White, who has lived most of his life at Good Shepherd Home for Children in northeast Tennessee, must leave and find his own way in the world. But having lived for fifteen years in a very well ordered religious and social environment, […]

The Land of Oz by Other Means__Taflak Lysanda__A Novel from L. Neil Smith

The Land of Oz by Other Means__Taflak Lysanda__A Novel from L. Neil Smith

By L. Neil Smith Imagine a world dozens of light-years from Earth covered from pole to pole with a single species of vegetation. At each of the poles it thins out so that bare ground can be seen. At the equator it’s six miles deep, and the nature of the surface below is a complete […]

Find Walter – by Tim Pompey – A Book Review

Find Walter – by Tim Pompey – A Book Review

Find Walter – By Tim Pompey A book review by David Stewart Book Description from Amazon: Jan Kelvin works as a journalist for the New York City magazine Page, which specializes in covering literary news and trends. One morning, editor Joel Stein gives her a tough assignment: Locate and interview Walter Randolph, Pulitzer prize winning […]

The Perilous Paintings of Lily Day by Tim Pompey (Author)

The Perilous Paintings of Lily Day by Tim Pompey (Author)

  Review by David Stewart Book Description from Amazon.com Lily Day has the rest of her life planned out. Happily retired in her tiny Ventura bungalow, she now devotes her full attention to painting. Then she discovers something surprising. Her canvases are not just pictures: they are a door into another universe—the mysterious world of […]