Updated book recommendation: Until the Next Time, by Kevin Fox

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(Note: This recommendation was first published in November of 2013. You can see the original version here.)

Until the Next Time, by Kevin Fox, is one of those novels that attempts to balance several genres at once. Quite often, making this attempt results in a novel being hard to follow or truly fall into.

I’m quite happy to say that this wasn’t the case with Until the Next Time. Fox did a wonderful job of blending together historical fiction and something a little more magical to create a novel that’s enthralling while providing an understanding of Irish culture and history.

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Something I need a little more of

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SONY DSCFlowers are some of my favourite things to photograph, especially if I’m able to use my macro lens. I love how the edges of their petals are both sharp and soft, and the way the sleek stem flows effortlessly into the flower’s base.

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Oddly, though, I almost never buy flowers for myself, so I rarely have the chance to photograph them. These ones were a surprise from my mom. She dropped them off one afternoon a few weeks ago, brightening my day.

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I really do need to buy myself flowers more often. If nothing else, they provide some beautiful pictures.

Wednesday links: Creative slumps

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Monthly update: May 2017

Who else is ready for a mirthful May?

Right, now you’re probably thinking, “Mirthful? Really?” Yep. That’s what happens when my alliteration skills aren’t on point.

Anyway, let’s get down to this month’s update. I’m going to be up-front here: my April wasn’t as productive as I’d hoped it would be. Before I explain why, though, let’s take a look back at what my goals were.

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Cover reveal: Pitcher Plant: A Pacific Northwest Suspense, by Melissa Eskue Ousley

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The relationship between a cover and book summary can have more of an effect on a potential reader than a lot of people realize. Sure, they both have to be great in their own right. But their they also need to come together to create a cohesive theme or vibe, rather than contradict each other.

Melissa Eskisehir Ousley’s cover and summary of Pitcher Plant: A Pacific Northwest Suspense do a wonderful job of coming together to create that cohesive vibe. And it’s one that fits the book’s summary perfectly: downright creepy. Which makes me very happy to be helping to reveal the cover.

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