Critiquing with a pre-reader
Book Review, Self-Publishing

Critiquing with a pre-reader…

A good friend of mine who has been reading my work for the last few years, asked me the other day if she was too harsh in her critique of my work.  That caused me to think for a moment because as an independent writer, I do not have the luxury of having someone professional,… Continue reading Critiquing with a pre-reader…

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Seeing that less than stellar review and how it can be a positive thing…

About a year and a half ago I released a book, my first stand alone, Making Our Own Way.  Now, I loved this book personally.  Out of my five books this one had a special place in my heart for the sheer fact that there were some actual elements of my own life in the… Continue reading Seeing that less than stellar review and how it can be a positive thing…

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Amazon Reviews By Any Means Necessary???

The crackdown on bogus reviews reached a new level last week as Amazon won an arbitration agreement in Seattle against Freebookreview.com.  The amount of the settlement $75,000 is probably a drop in the bucket for both entities, but it sent a signal to independent writers – don’t cheat. Amazon first started their crackdown last fall… Continue reading Amazon Reviews By Any Means Necessary???

Brandi Easterling Collins
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Book Review: Caroline’s Lighthouse by Brandi Easterling Collins

Caroline’s Lighthouse follows the story of Caroline Douglas, not the Caroline mentioned in the title.  She is a distant descendant of Caroline Marshall, who was rumored to have committed suicide to escape from an arranged marriage.  The present-day Caroline is no stranger to tragedy, having lost her mother to a car accident several years prior… Continue reading Book Review: Caroline’s Lighthouse by Brandi Easterling Collins