Video Trailer: Drawing Breath

Drawing Breath by Laurie BorisArt teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. He’s already outlived his doctor’s expectations, but that doesn’t stop him from giving all he can to his students and his work. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady’s daughter, as a private student, the budding teen painter watches in torment as others, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity but someone to care for, a friend, and her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes one very bad decision.

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Philip Nork Announces New Release

Author Philip Nork is pleased to announce the release of his new creative non-fiction memoir, Misguided Sensitivity.

The journey we are on is a difficult one, even more so for those from a broken family. Follow one boy as he searches for the two desires we all have in common: to be accepted by others, and to be truly happy. Life continues through the good and the bad, and each and every person you meet along the way leaves pieces behind, like a jigsaw puzzle, for you to piece together as you grow and learn. And as you put those pieces together, you hopefully become a better person for it. We are indeed all connected, and everything you do really does matter and will always affect someone else in one way or another.

Misguided Sensitivity was released on May 9, 2012 published by All Things That Matter Press. It is available through most on-line book retailers, including

The Many Faces of Spam

Don’t spam me, bro.

“Hark, spammers! Night will descend upon you as you feast upon the rotting flesh of thy life’s work.” – Anonymous

Spam means vastly different things to those who have encountered it in all its annoying forms. The first time I heard the term was in the early seventies while watching the BBC comedy series, Monty Python. If you are a Monty Python fan you are familiar with the “Spam” sketch where a waiter in a café recites a menu in which every dish contains the product named Spam. A group of Vikings (there are always Vikings or Masons somewhere close by) chant – “Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, wonderful Spam”. The brilliance of this television show continues to amaze me. Their sketch about the ubiquitous meat product consumed widely in Great Britain after WWII struck a nerve with the world. The idea of spam as more than just the tasty meat in the snappy tin was right around the corner. Continue reading “The Many Faces of Spam”

Featured Author: Claire Ridgway

Claire Ridgway, author of The Anne Boleyn Collection and The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, is a writer, researcher and Tudor history buff with a deep knowledge and love of everything about the Boleyn family and the time of the Tudors.

She is well known and respected for her two Tudor websites, The Anne Boleyn Files and Elizabeth Files, which contain in-depth research about the period and which promote historical authenticity. Claire likes to think of them as communities of history lovers, rather than websites, and loves nothing better than chatting to, and debating with, her visitors. History is fun!

Claire currently lives up a mountain in Southern Spain, but grew up near to Stratford-upon-Avon where she was surrounded by Tudor history. Claire is Tudor obsessed, and makes no apologies for it. She likes Rioja, chocolate and Camembert cheese. Claire is married and has three children, two dogs and two cats.

Claire and her husband, Tim, have also compiled a collection of interviews with 34 top indie authors to help inspire other indie authors and aspiring writers. The book is called “Interviews with Indie Authors: Top Tips from Successful Self-published Authors” and builds upon Claire’s amazing success publishing her own books. Continue reading “Featured Author: Claire Ridgway”