I love almost all genres of books. An avid reader, writer, editor, I believe strongly in helping young writers. They are the future. That said, reviews are so important, but they must be honest. You’re not helping a friend or family member if you either over-rate or under-rate a book. Over-rating a book that needs work or editing prevents the author from developing his/her potential with a false sense of security. If you under-rate a book to make it sell less because you’ve written something in a similar genre, you aren’t helping your own book–you’re hurting the craft and industry of professional writers. Quality, clarity, accuracy, creativity are the four things I look for in a book I will treasure always. Even if the genre isn’t my cup-of-tea, good writing is always appreciated, always stands out. Make sure your research is solid and your plot believable. Writers are readers, and…
My special guest today is Deborah Bowman, who I’ve just recently met. Our friendship is new, but already I feel a kinship. I’m sure it’s because of our love of the paranormal and YA fiction. Funny how magic always seems to find its way to me. So, before we begin, let me share a bit about Deborah.
Author, Deborah A. Bowman
I have been an avid reader and creative spirit since childhood, my first poem being published in a 4-H magazine when I was only 12 years old. My career has been involved in all aspects of the written word and its presentation. I am a fiction author with eight published books in the genre of historical fiction; psychological suspense; thriller YA paranormal crime series; time-travel YA series; poetry, short stories, and creative visualization meditation. I am an award-winning song writer and lyricist. I am a ghostwriter, nonfiction only, specializing…
A delightful fantasy with a contemporary take on time travel. A precocious modern teenager teams up with her mystical cat and an idealistic young man from the era of the American revolution. Their mission to right wrongs where their astral projection dreams may find them. Future installments will likely be as sure to please inquisitive young minds.
I liked this book much more than I expected to. I thought I would be “duty reading” as one author for another. I immediately liked the characters, and this adventure has me stoked for the next. The idea is inventive and not easy to predict what the outcome would be for characters in this situation. They are completely mismatched and that made them fit together even better. Young adult, pre-teen, or adult, all will enjoy the story and look forward to the next adventures of this paranormal team. Truly Delightful!
This is a very interesting story about a dream traveler. The book touches on the concepts of lucid dreaming and astral projection. People that are interested in these topics will get to travel along with Delilah, the main character, and follow her experiences and the characters she meets along her adventures. Overall, the story is fun and different from most plots out there. However, the dialogue is sometimes difficult to understand due to the English dialect, but it fits very well with the storyline.
Once again, author Deborah Bowman has written an extraordinary tale of a girl named Delilah who finds herself going back in time to solve cases. I found the story pulling me in, and I wanted to read more to figure out what was going on. The more I read, the more interested I became. I’m looking forward to reading more of the series. I really like her Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series and can’t wait for the next book to come out. This book is for Young Adults, but I recommend it to anyone in teenage years and older.