Announcing A New Book Series by Award-winning Author Cynthia Ulmer titled ‘Beyond Cedar Cove: Underneath The Honeysuckle Vine Book One.’ E-book Now Released & On Sale.


Underneath The Honeysuckle Vine: Beyond Cedar Cove, Book One by [Cynthia Ulmer]
New Book Series and Book One by Cynthia Ulmer



ABOUT THE NEW RELEASE

Underneath The Honeysuckle Vine: Beyond Cedar Cove, Book One 
https://www.amazon.com/Underneath-Honeysuckle-Vine-Beyond-Cedar-ebook/dp/B09N7ZJ5FM/
On E-book Sale For Only $.99. (Also available in paperback and hardcover)

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mimosa Swan Books (December 7, 2021)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 7, 2021
Print length ‏ : ‎ 157 pages


Book Description: “The gospel teaches us to be careful with envy or elevating yourself by deception and falsehood. It may come back upon you ten-fold”…

It began underneath the honeysuckle vine.
Meg Evans came from a privileged background. She thought she was better than most around her. Meg had beauty, money, and prestige. She lived in a fantasy world, ignoring the mistakes she made. When it all crashes and crumbles, she blames her illegitimate daughter Carin for her misfortune.

What will happen as she lies, cheats, and steals to return to the life she believes she deserves?
Will her daughter Carin survive the abuse?
Will Meg change?
Will a return visit to the honeysuckle vine help?


Read “Beyond Cedar Cove, Book One to find out”…

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ABOUT THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ~ Cynthia Ulmer

Cynthia Ulmer


Author Cynthia Ulmer is an award medal-recipient writer of her ‘Southern Family Fictional’ series, “The Cedar Cove Chronicles,” a Christian-themed fiction drama series about family life, love, faith, and endurance. Books one and four are medal-winners received by ‘Wishing Shelf Indie Book Awards’ and awarded several 5-star book reviews by Readers Favorite. Ms. Ulmer has released her new book series titled “Beyond Cedar Cove” in December 2021. The author’s titles are available on Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and many online bookstores.

As the author shares, “Some people struggle with what they’re meant to do in life, and others know it all along. I’ve known since I was a small child that I wanted to write–the stories were always in my head.” The Cedar Cove Chronicles is a beautiful book series set in the fictional community of Cedar Cove, North Carolina, which follows the lives of ‘The Jansan Family,’ their friends and neighbors during the 40s and 50s.”

The author describes her fictional family drama as, “Have you ever been to Cedar Cove? Once you visit, life for you will never be the same. You will never want to read about witches, warlocks, and evil forces again. The powerful emotions of Love, Unity, Harmony, Dreams, Forgiveness, Reconciliation and a clear understanding of the Love of Christ will visit you and remain a part of your life.”

These good people will live with you daily in the author’s six-book series. You will not be able to wait until this evening’s quiet reading moments to get to the next scene. It is almost like these people are real. The author hopes the ‘Holy Spirit will touch readers to change the way people in America and the world love will care about each other. “It will change the kinds of books you look forward to reading forever”. . .

When Cynthia is not writing, she loves cooking, crocheting, listening to music, reading some of her favorite authors of Wiley Cash, Clyde Edgerton, and Stephen King. Her pleasure reading genres are Southern fiction, mysteries, short stories, poetry, autobiographies, and biographies. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family, her grandchildren, and her friends. Today she resides in North Carolina.

You may visit the official website of Cynthia Ulmer:  Website
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Now on Sale for .99 cents! Great Gift Idea!

Special Article: Clearing the Confusion of KDP Select, Kindle Unlimted, The Global Fund, & KENP Page Reads. They All Enhance Each Other!



I came across a fantastic blog post by Author Dan Tortora that explained the KDP Select program for authors who self-publish their ebooks through KDP publishing and sell on Amazon. He shares how it all works with KDP and Kindle Unlimited and how they enhance each other when you enroll your ebook in KDP Select, and the Kindle Unlimited program for readers, (ebooks only, not paperbacks) will entitle the author to royalties of their page reads.

Those pages read when enrolled and with KU get the author paid from the Amazon Global Fund. It’s like extra sweetness to your royalties from not only your ebooks sold, but when a reader reads any of the pages of your ebook that is enrolled!

It really is that simple. Yes, you can only sell your ebook “exclusive” through Amazon, but the trade-off can be very profitable for the author. I hope what Dan shares within his article clears up any confusion or hesitations by authors when self-publishing your next ebook.


KDP Direct Publishing & Amazon


AMAZON KDP SELECT PROGRAM GLOBAL FUND (USA) ~ Article From Author Dan Tortora and Coaching – What is the KDP Select and the Global Fund Payout? How does the KDP Select Global Fund work?

As a nonfiction author coach who helps authors publish and market their books, I often get questions about this subject.

This information is for authors on Amazon.com (USA). Scroll down to learn more.


If you’re an author with an ebook available on Kindle Unlimited, receive payouts for the total number of pages of your book that Kindle Unlimited members read during each month.

You must be enrolled in KDP Select to qualify for these payments, making your book “exclusive” to Amazon and available through Kindle Unlimited. When a Kindle Unlimited member reads your book, you get paid for every page they read. (See this link for more on payments and the payment schedule.)

These payments will be in addition to the self-publishing royalties you receive from Amazon when your book is purchased on Amazon.com.

There is a 60-day lag between the end of the month and the time you get your payout.

How much does KDP pay per page read? How much is the monthly payout and how has it varied over time?

The author payout to US authors has ranged from roughly $0.0040 to $0.0050 per page read, or $0.40 to $0.50 per 100 pages read.

Here is a graph of the KDP Select Global Author Fund Payout, per page read, for US-based authors on Amazon.com, from July 2015 through September 2021:

How is the payout determined?

The payout comes from the Kindle Select Global Author Fund (AKA the Kindle Select Global Fund). The fund is based on the subscription fees paid by the total number of Kindle Unlimited members. As KU members join or drop off the Global Fund changes. As Amazon explains, authors receive payouts for the previous month’s page-reads of their book(s).

Those payouts vary based on their home country; “the share of fund allocated to each country varies based on several factors, such as exchange rates, customer reading behavior, and local subscription pricing. Author earnings are then determined by their share of total pages read, up to a total of 3,000 pages per customer per title.” (For more explanation, see “Royalties in Kindle Unlimited.”)

Where is the payout posted?

KDP Select authors can see the previous month’s payout while logged in to KDP in their Prior Month’s Royalty Report. Written Word Media (the book promotion company that runs FreeBooksy and Bargain Booksy) also posts the KDP Global Fund monthly payouts on its website.

Is your book enrolled in KDP Select? If so, what has your experience been with it and with the payouts?

Thanks for reading,
Dan


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Cat’s Note: I wanted to add how KDP describes the benefits of KDP Select, KU, and why it’s popular, and it is in reference only to your Ebooks. The program is not available for print books. I hope those authors who visit and read this post find this information helpful.

As you’ll see, KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited end up working together for YOU to earn more MONEY…

Why Enroll in KDP Select?

  • Earn higher royalties
  • Earn your share of the KDP Select Global Fund when customers read your books from Kindle Unlimited. Plus, earn 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico.
  • Maximize your book’s sales potential
  • Choose between two great promotional tools: Kindle Countdown Deals, time-bound promotional discounting for your book while earning royalties; or Free Book Promotion where readers worldwide can get your book free for a limited time.
  • Reach a new audience
  • Help readers discover your books by making them available through Kindle Unlimited in the U.S, U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, Japan, and Australia.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is Kindle Unlimited?
  • Kindle Unlimited is a subscription program for readers that allows them to read as many books as they want. When you enroll in KDP Select, your books are automatically included in Kindle Unlimited. Your books will still be available for anyone to buy in the Kindle Store, and you’ll continue to earn royalties from those sales like you do today. For more information about Kindle Unlimited, click here.
  • What does it mean to publish exclusively on Kindle?
  • When you choose to enroll your book in KDP Select, you’re committing to make the digital format of that book available exclusively through KDP. During the period of exclusivity, you cannot distribute your book digitally anywhere else, including on your website, blogs, etc. However, you can continue to distribute your book in physical format, or in any format other than digital. See the KDP Select Terms and Conditions for more information.
  • Where can I see the terms and conditions of KDP Select?
  • Click here to see KDP Select Terms and Conditions.
  • For more details on KDP Select, click here.


An In-Depth Author Interview With Writer Barbara Daniels Dena, Yorkie Magical Zoe, and Their First Book “For the Soul”. . .


Meet Zoe The Bark to Writing Yorkie Princess!



This Cat thought she had seen it all from many of our fantastic authors we enjoy working with when it comes to writing. I can now admit I have learned that doggies can WRITE! As a writer, our newest author, Barb Daniels Dena, possesses a “Magical” weapon when she writes her short stories. Her name is Princess Zoe.

Zoe not only helps Barbara write her books, but she is a publisher too! With Ms. Dena’s new release titled “For the Soul,” about livin’ life with raising children, quilts, doggies, and even some of grandma’s buttons, Zoe barks a few sentences here and there to remind the author to add a distant memory or two she may have missed.

Barb and Zoe’s collection of short stories delight readers worldwide and receive rave reviews and a few barks of the “tall tails” in her first published works. Cat caught up with both of them, and here is a little of what they wanted to share with Cat’s Readers.

Cat hopes you enjoy reading their interview first seen on Book Goodies Site. ✨📘📚🖊✏🐕🐾


An Announcement and Special Treat For Readers by Zoe and Barbara: “For the Soul” E-book Will be on Pre-Holiday Sale Beginning Now thru Oct. 23rd, 2021 on Amazon Kindle for only .99 Cents! https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Barbara-Daniels-Dena-ebook/dp/B09D8SV1S9/

“For the Soul: A Delightful Collection of Shorts”



CATS New Interview With Best-Selling Authors Barbara and Princess Yorkie Zoe!


About Author Barbara Daniels-Dena:
Barbara Daniels Dena is a new indie author with her eclectic book debut of “For the Soul: A Collection of Short Stories,” released in August 2021. Almost a memoir, this unique collection of inspiring stories of ‘good ole fashioned living,’ along with many of her past and present memories and life experiences that tugs on the heart, warming stories, and fictional tall tails delighting readers worldwide. The book is available now for purchase on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, and many fine online book sites.

Barbara began writing at an early age as a lover of “Make-Believe.” Today, her writing has developed from memories of family experiences, various compilations of events in her life, and her love of animals. She is willing to admit her vivid imagination plays a role in her stories.

The author is an Illinois native who has lived in many places; as Barb says, like a free-spirited “Gypsy,” she has lived and worked in Illinois, Washington, Idaho, Georgia, but Ultimately, she came home and settled back in the Quad Cities area.

Barbara is a proud mother of two grown children. She was a business owner of a Temp Agency, then transitioned into her passion for floral design, owned and ran several floral shops. Her favorite flower is the “Casablanca Lily.” Her favorite color is Red, and when she isn’t writing, Barbara spends her free time oil painting, enjoys quilting, knitting, and reading.

Her favorite book? “Death Be Not Proud” by John J. Gunther. Her first love is and always will be playing with her fur baby, a little Yorkie named Zoe. She continues to write from her cozy nook as she gazes over a pond full of geese and ducks. On many days it is more gazing than writing.

What inspires you to write?
The world around me. I watch people and animals. I am always on the lookout and continually ask myself, “what if?” and I go from there. I enjoy entertaining myself with the scenes I develop in my mind.


What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
My bookshelf is filled with my current favorite authors, and all are indie authors and are on Amazon.
My list is eclectic and varied and covers many genres.
Diane Olsen, without a doubt, is at the top of my list.
J. Schlenker
Dave Lager
Mark Nolan
Anne Fifield
Mary Kingsford
Dana Brown
Violet Patton

Tell us about your writing process.
Once I have an idea in mind, I scribble; no matter where I am, I scribble a note, a setting, a conversation, a character’s name, or a trait. I admit I’m a “pant-ser.” I write by the seat of my pants. I am not a plotter. I do not plot out my stories. They evolve.

I write a little every day with my Yorkie sitting on her pillow in my lap. She will be the first to tell anyone who will pay attention that she is the writer. I only listen and put her words into the computer.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, of course, I do. They’re my imaginary friends. They guide me on the path of my storytelling. I talk to them all the time—their opinion matters.

What advice would you give other writers?
Take writing classes. Offer to swap Beta reading with other authors. Read as many books as possible. This way, you will see the good and the bad in writing. And write something every day; a paragraph or two is still writing. Do not throw away the stuff you don’t like. Save it. One day you will pull it from the shelf and either see the errors or find it wasn’t so bad after all.

Do not have family/friends critique your work. They love you. Their words will always be filled with praise. Persevere.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
So many friends urged me to publish my stories, so I did. I self-published under my doggie, Zoe’s name.
“Magical Zoe Publishing.”

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There is no doubt in my mind that indie publishing is the wave of the future. The big houses will remain for the ultra-famous writers, but with the influx of people who want to write, whether they will be famous or not, indie publishing is the way it will go.

What genres do you write?: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoirish in Short Stories

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print


Website(s)
Link To Author Barbara Daniels-Dena Page On Amazon
Link to Author Page on All Author

Your Social Media Links
Follow Barb & Zoe on Twitter @barbdena5424
https://twitter.com/barbdena5424
Goodreads
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Cat Welcomes Anne Fifield to The Reading Den. Anne is The Author & Visionary Creator of “Princess Caroline’s Adventures,” a Series of Basset Hound Themed Children’s Books. . .


"Princess Caroline's Adventures." Book Collection For Ages 7 to 12
Books By Author Aunt Anne Fifield



Welcome friends, authors, writers, and new friends,

Cat has a special guest author and treat for everyone with meeting my new friend and fellow author Aunt Anne Fifield.

Why do kids from 7 to 12 and adults young of heart love Aunt Anne’s Children’s books? 

Everyone enjoys Anne’s book collection because she adds her passion and love of Basset Hounds within the pages of stories with vibrant and colorful book covers too! As you will learn, she has fostered and adopted rescued basset hounds for the last 20 years. 

Anne also has been writing since she was young, but now retired, she has come back to her love of writing and published four children’s books within her series thus far, and #5 is on the way! 

So who is this unique and interesting woman everyone calls her Aunt Anne? Let’s find out together, shall we?

Once you do? Parents, grandma’s and grandpapas, aunts, and uncles will want Anne’s books for all the kids in their house. ~Cat Lyon



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About The Author

Anne Fifield is the creative visionary and best-selling children’s author of “The Princess Caroline’s Adventures” book series. Written for ages 7 to 12 and the young at heart, she is delighting kids worldwide. Her books are unique as she weaves in the elements of her rescued doggies, specifically basset hounds, into each of her stories and book covers.

Her first titled ‘The Princess’ Hand’ was released in August 2019, book two titled ‘Trip to Lake Ahrooo’ released in September 2020, book three followed in November 2020 with ‘The Hunt for the Jeweled Swords,’ and book four newly released in August 2021 titled ‘The Missing Knight.’ All are available on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, & many fine online book sites.

Anne is the youngest of three siblings and was born and raised outside Oklahoma City, OK. She met and married the love of her life, Tom, and they have been married for 24+years. Their kids are the four-legged variety who had adopted them over the years.

Anne’s career was also her passion. She was an ‘American Sign Language Interpreter’ for over 25-years and taught ASL at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Since both were her passions, she says she felt like she never worked a day in her life. In 2006, she became heavily involved in basset rescue and co-founded another one in 2011.

Anne, now retired, decided to move on to her next passion, the love of writing. She and her husband have rescued and fostered basset hounds for 20-years, so as Anne shares, “it felt natural to write children’s books with bassets as the characters. Our hounds provide the comic antics and inspiration for all my books. Thus, “Princess Caroline’s Adventures Series was born.” All the characters in her books are actual rescue dogs. Their pictures are on the back of each book.

Anne and her husband enjoy retired life and reside in the ‘Great State of Texas.’



MEET Piper and Finny! Aunt Anne’s Basset Doggies…




“Princess Caroline’s Adventures” Books 1-4 Now Available on Amazon Book, Amazon Kindle, and Read Free with Kindle Unlimited. Here is what readers are saying and some raving reviews!


Princess Caroline's Adventures
Four Book Kindle Collection on Kindle



ABOUT THE FOUR BOOK COLLECTION:

Princess Caroline’s Adventures (4 book series)Kindle Edition
by Anne Fifield (Author) , Pam Tanzey (Illustrator)

From Book 1:

“Little girls dream about their wedding day. They fantasize about the groom. They plan the wedding down to the very last detail. Princess Caroline is no exception. She has finally reached the age for courtship and marriage. She is over the moon about her wedding dreams coming true.

Then, she learns her father, King Archie Longear of Basset Hound Kingdom, has decreed an arranged marriage. Princess Caroline will have no say in the matter. She’s furious! Stubborn Princess Caroline decides to take matters into her own paws. She travels throughout the Kingdom to find a bachelor of her own choosing.

The mission is a bumpy journey filled with frightening adventures and self-discovery. Was King Archie right in his original decree, or was Princess Caroline correct in conducting her own search?”


From Book 4 a New Release:

Princess Caroline’s Adventures Book 4: The Missing Knight by Anne Fifield (Author)

Where will Princess Caroline’s adventure take her this time?

Caroline and the twins set out on a simple mission to return a misplaced journal to Knight Theo Howler. But tracking down Theo turns out to be more complicated than they thought!

Their journey takes them all the way to St. Bernard Kingdom, where everything from the furniture to the food is giant. The plot thickens when the trio discovers Theo is missing.

Unless Caroline can solve the mystery of the missing knight, she may not make it back to Basset Hound Kingdom!

Princess Caroline's Adventures Book 4: The Missing Knight


NEWS and a Few Reviews:

 Another mystery!
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
Verified Purchase ~ Book 4

“The Bassets are at it again and this book is as good as royal gold when it comes to an old fashioned medieval mystery. Except the characters are all dogs, mostly Basset hounds to be precise led by their fearless….most of the time…leader Princess Caroline. Even though these are middle school novels, I enjoy reading them as they tickle my funny bone imagining the situations the dogs find themselves in. Plus we are able to see the pictures of the real dogs after whom the characters are named. Look in the back of the book”…

 Princess Caroline is off for adventure again!
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2021
Verified Purchase ~ Book 2


“Princess Caroline and her friends, Daisy and Willow, make new friends and learn a few important lessons as they travel to relax and vacation at Lake Ahroo! As usual, we have stubborn behavior among the basset friends, a few disasters and, finally, some clear-headed decisions that help to save the day. The bassets also learn to accept a new friend, Chief the German Shepherd. The tale is delightful, full of twists, turns and surprises. Anne Fifield has another hit on her hands with book 2 in this series. Everyone will delight in this story”…

 Five bow wow good!
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2020.
Book 3 ~ Review


“Once again Princess Caroline gets herself and friends into trouble with her delightful stubbornness. Then she is smart enough to get them out of trouble – after a few close calls, of course! Well done, Anne.”


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I hope you enjoyed learning about Author Anne Fifield and her adorable basset hound doggie themed books for all your kid’s to read. Giving your children the gift of reading at a young age will help build their interest in reading all the way to adulthood and beyond! Cat sure is having a blast with helping Anne share her book series with kids around the world and I know parents will love giving them to their children too!

You may connect and follow Anne on social media and she welcomes emails from both kids and mom’s and dad’s alike.

Anne is open to invites for any and all Author Interviews with book reviewers, book bloggers as well.

Visit the author: WebsiteJoin Author’s NewsletterFacebookTwitterInstagramGoodreadsAmazon,


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New Author Interview With Shawna James. She is The Award-Winning Writer of Her Two Book “They Loved Collection”. . .



An Intimate Author Interview: Shawna James ~ Courtesy of “My Book Place.”


Shawna James is an award-winning Canadian author & writer. Her debut novel “Despite the Devil,” released in November of 2020, as part of her “They Loved Collection” book series that hit #2 on Amazon Canada. Shawna has received 5-Star awarded book reviews, including a Readers Favorite, and is a winner of the Canada Book Awards, as she quickly began gaining reader fans from around the world.

Shawna has just released book two of this series and is offering both e-books at a special price in celebration of the title “As It Should Be,” which released in late July 2021 for all her reader fans on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iBooks. Both books are available in paperback and e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and many fine online bookstores.

James, a Canadian Author, earned her Masters degree in Education and works as a university instructor, fueling the bright minds of her students. When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop or instructing, she enjoys the great outdoors and loves hiking with her puppies. Shawna also travels abroad, is an avid reader, and enjoys watching her favorite football games on Sunday afternoons. She continues to reside in the Vancouver, Canada, area.

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New Release E-book at .99 Cents


Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?:
Growing up in Canada has influenced both novels in the ‘They Loved Collection’ as the setting of each ‘Despite the Devil’ and ‘As It Should Be’ is primarily in Canada.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Coffee and apples fuel my writing hours.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you love … and, keep the readers’ attention.


What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Put your pants on before shoes. (LOL)

What are you reading now?
Phil Collins autobiography … such a talented musician!


What’s your biggest weakness?
Belgian chocolate!


What is your favorite book of all time?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.


When you’re not writing, how do you like to spend your time?
When I’m not writing I spend most of my time reading, hiking, traveling abroad, and catching my favorite football games on Sunday afternoons.


Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you? Inside, Outside, Upside Down.


What has inspired you and your writing style?
Margaret Atwood is an inspiration. Her writing is unique, unconventional, sincere and holds the readers’ attention.


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What are you working on now?
I have just finished and published ‘As It Should Be’, the sequel to ‘Despite the Devil’, to be released in July 2021, and now working on a new project.


What is your favorite method for promoting your work?
Author signings … the opportunity to actually meet the readers and hear directly from them.


What’s next for you as a writer?
Have a childrens’ series that is currently under consideration.


How well do you work under pressure?
What pressure? No pressure when you are doing what is your PASSION.


How do you decide what tone to use with a particular piece of writing?
The tone is based on the message that needs to be conveyed.


If you could share one thing with your fans, what would that be?
Be You.
Events happen around us, not to us. Despite imperfect people and broken systems, stay true to yourself and love with all your heart.



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E-Book Flash Sale In Celebration of Author Roger Stark’s New Paperback Novel Release Titled ~ “They Called Him Marvin: A History of Love, War, and Family.”



Written By Roger Stark ~ Releases Sept. 1st, 2021




“They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years.” Former President Bill Clinton

Such a man was 1st Lt Dean Harold Sherman, B-29 Airplane Commander.

“They Called Him Marvin” is a history. A history of war and of family. A history of the collision of the raging politics of a global war, young love, patriotism, sacred family commitments, duty and the horrors and tragedies, the catastrophe that war is.


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SEPT. 1St 2021 Release of the Paperback




Special Book Review



Almost a memoir… A Chick Lit Cafe’ Review:

They Called Him Marvin by Roger Stark is a merger between American and Japanese events during WWII, and the very human reality of one American pilot and his love letters to his wife. The candor in their loving correspondence, and the stark reality of war, clash against each other within the pages of this book. Like the major and minor notes being pulled from an orchestra by a master conductor, history is brought to life and the full impact of war is felt.

I remember watching Tenco many years ago and weeping over the atrocities inflicted on prisoners in Japanese prison of war camps. The horrors of it stayed with me and I often steer clear of anything to do with war in books or films these days. However, I am so glad I came across this super book. The author has met Connie – the wife of Dean, whose love letters fill this book, and this brings everything to life, injecting real substance and making this book stand out from a lot of other war stories.

What I loved the most in this ‘almost-a-memoir’ is the view of the pilots from the Japanese perspective. The story of Riku and his family is very moving, and I appreciate the accounting of history from both countries, it is thoroughly moving as well as educational. Bringing the reader’s focus constantly back to Dean and Connie was an ingenious way to remind us that war involves real people, not just figures on a page.

This story is a beautiful account of a horrific time in history and should be read by everyone… lest we forget. Roger Stark presents us with a very human experience of WWII. This is the kind of book that should be on every high school curriculum. It is awash with facts, but expressed in such a way as to grip the reader and hold their attention.

Packed with historical content, and portrayed with a vibrant pen, They Called Him Marvin by Roger Stark comes very highly recommended by Chick Lit Café. TN Traynor. Almost a memoir…


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LET’S CELEBRATE WITH ROGER STARK WITH AN E-BOOK “FLASH SALE” Starting Today!!

E-book is now priced at $2.99 through September 4th, 2021…

Don’t Miss This Flash Sale! ~ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0979K67SX/

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All About The Best Selling Author & Writer Roger Stark

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Roger In His Secret Writing Headquarters (lol)



“I am, by my own admission, a reluctant writer. But there are stories that demand to to be told. When we hear them, we must pick up our pen, lest we forget and the stories be lost.

Six years ago, in a quiet conversation with my friend Marvin, I learned the tragic story his father, a WW2 B-29 Airplane Commander, shot down over Nagoya, Japan just months before the end of the war.

Bill Clinton has famously said: “They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years.”

Such a man was Marv’s father. A father he never knew. The telling of the story that evening by this half orphan was so moving and full of emotion, it compelled me to ask if I could write the story. The result being “They Called Him Marvin.”

My life has been profoundly touched in so many ways by being part of documenting this sacred story. I pray that we never forget, as a people, the depth of sacrifice that was made by ordinary people like Marvin and his father and mother on our behalf.

My career as an addiction counselor (CDP) lead me to write “The Waterfall Concept; A Blueprint for Addiction Recovery,” and co-author “Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain.”

After my counseling retirement, I decided I wanted to learn more about the craft of writing and started attending classes at Portland Oregon’s Attic Institute. What I learned is that there are an mazing number of great writers in my area and they were willing to help others improve their skills. I am grateful to many of them.

My next project is already underway, a memoir of growing in SW Washington called “Life on a Sorta Farm.” My wife of 49 years, Susan and I still live in that area.

We raised seven children, and have eleven grandchildren. We love to travel and see the sites and cultures of the world. I still get on my bicycle whenever I can.”


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Editor Note: Roger and I are having a great time working together again. I am honored and very blessed to call him a dear friend and fellow author. Together we have made some “Literary Magic” happen with his new novel. He has garnished a 5-Star Awarded Readers Favorite book review, and has already HIT #1 for the his the paperback edition in the category of “Literary Letters!” We make a great marketing team along with his wife and daughter.

I truly hope this beautifully written novel gets some book awards and a film deal. It is that GOOD! I hope all my reader friends, book reviewers, and book bloggers will give it a read. I do believe you will THANK ME LATER when do…

~Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon
Lyon Literary Services, Marketing, & Consulting