Two New eBooks from Clasid Consultants Publishing are FREE on Kindle, May 15-19, 2021. Enjoy!!!

Special promotion by Clasid Consultants Publishing for this weekend through Wednesday, 15-19 May 2021!

The first free eBook is one of my own, Deborah A. Bowman. It is a stand-alone 2nd book in The Delilah Astral Investigators Infinity Series, Episode Two, The Boy Who Would Be King. Age appropriate for 10 years and up, including adults who love time travel and astral projection.

The second book is by a Consultant of mine, Lady Venus. This is for Mature Audiences Only, genre: Erotica Romance.

Bared Souls Series, Book One, “Is the Timing Ever Really Right?”

Hearts, souls, and bodies are bared in extreme erotica amidst COVID-19. Is it love or lust, life or death?

Please leave a review. It helps both readers and writers.


–Deborah A. Bowman, author, editor, publishing advisor.

Recognition by GoodReads for Clasid Consultants Publishing! Book reviews by CEO, Deborah A. Bowman: Thank you to all the amazing authors who made 2017 a wonderful year of great stories and wonderful literature…


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Classically Ever After by Sherry Carroll

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Classically Ever After
by Sherry Carroll
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Believing the Lie
by Elizabeth George
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth  George
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What's in a Name? by Sally Cronin
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You Can Ask The Universe Anything by Michael Hetherington
My first review of the year
liked it
Strictly “yes and no” answers to questions left me a little cold for such an intense subject area, but some vaguely acceptable information. Written a little awkwardly and repetitive.
Annie's Story, Blessed With A Gift by Deborah A. Bowman Bowman
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The Retribution by Val McDermid
it was amazing
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Twisted Secrets by Donna M. Zadunajsky
Naked Heat by Richard Castle
January by Peter          Edwards
Portergirl by Lucy Brazier
The Witch of Bracken's Hollow by Evan Winters
GOODNIGHT LOVE by Tania Giguere
What's in a Name? by Sally Cronin
it was amazing
A Queen's Spy by Samantha Burnell
Glimpses by Hugh W. Roberts
Classically Ever After by Sherry Carroll

Every Day Isn't Perfect, Volume I by K.L. Register
Lost in Me by Lexi Ryan
Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro
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Forged in Fire by Fraser Scott
Edinburgh Twilight by Carole Lawrence
it was amazing
Reiki Level I Certification Manual Usui & Tibetan by Gail Thackray
Silent Libretto by Stephanie Barker
The Paranormal Investigations of Mr Charles Fort by T.E.   Scott
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth  George
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
VAMPYRIE by Tina Frisco
100 Tiny Threads by Judith Barrow
Boudicca by Thomas Jerome Baker
liked it
Boudicca by Thomas Jerome Baker
My last review of the year
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A Short History of Valor and Death

Barker tells the tale quickly and succinctly of the Iceni tribe under the leadership of Queen Boudicca. Her bravery, courage, and need for revenge did not save her people, but will live on in history and tradition as the most incredible stand of the Celtic people against tyranny. They fought and died for freedom.

You can easily add books to this list by setting the Date Read for each book to any time in 2017.

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You read 29 out of 20 books.
Congratulations! You’re really good at reading, and probably a lot of other things, too!

Editing Your Own Work

Be it a business proposal, a short brochure, a website, business card, or a completed book of any genre, it’s best not to edit or even proofread your own work.

That second pair of eyes, that alternate mind that confirms or denies whether you’ve made your point; enriched your plot with descriptive, thrilling, emotional scenes; or included the correct steps and keywords to support and reach your logical conclusion is essential to the success or failure of a written piece online or in print.

Much expense can be avoided by getting an editor, ghostwriter, or trusted business colleague involved in not just grammar, spelling, punctuation (copy editing), but also in flow and ease of reading, using the most current terminology and format intertwined with unique design and pleasing, enticing, accurate writing, graphics, and pictures.

Show you care enough to make all forms of media on-target for your audience, specific purpose, and desired response.

Present your writing in the best design possible. It is a reflection of YOU and leaves a lasting impression.

Let Clasid Consultants Publishing make that impression memorable, sustainable, and relevant.

Deborah A. Bowman, CEO

The Challenges of Proofreading and How to Express Yourself in the Use of Words

Ever Wish You Had Another Pair of Fresh Eyes?
Ever Wish You Had Another Pair of Fresh Eyes?

Unfortunately, a new pair of glasses won’t change your preconceived judgments, criticism, and bad habits. You just can’t wipe away a lifetime of engrained programming.

Editing and proofreading is a learned skill. You train your physical eyes to see errors, typos, and inconsistencies–things that just don’t make sense or are contradictory to previously stated fact or fiction. This is a different skill set than reading. You have to slow down, read each word separately, then each phrase or clause, making sure it’s a complete sentence, and check the construction of the sentence to make sure the objects, prepositions, verb tenses, and subject(s) are in a logical parallel pattern. Lastly, you go back to the beginning of the sentence, paragraph, or piece to check the validity of the statement in conjunction with  the rest of the facts in an expository or the forward progressive action in fiction.

Your mind’s eye is a little harder to train. The mind’s eye is a collection of programmed data that has been input into cellular, organic gray matter since the day you were born. The conflicting material is a little overwhelming, to say the least. The number of times you’ve spelled or used a word incorrectly may far outweigh the times you’ve seen it correctly. So what’s going to pop up in your database, the brain, when you do a search/retrieve? The wrong, more plentiful data, of course. But a firm, conscious override of what has been programmed previously will stick, if only you could see with fresh, uncensored eyes.

The training begins anew, guiding your physical eyes to notice things you would normally just read right over, especially if it’s your own writing. Those of you who’ve read my editing/proofreading tips before know that I’m a firm believer that you cannot peruse your own writing for errors, typos, inaccuracies, and inconsistencies. What’s engrained in your computer database or brain is what you think is there, not necessarily what your physical eyes are seeing. A professional editor is still your best investment, but there are a few tricks that can fool the physical eye into seeing what is really there and not what your mind’s eye perceives. This would be like fresh data to the brain.

  1. Read sections, sentences, paragraphs out of order. I’ve known many proofreaders who read things backwards, sometimes one letter at a time.This, of course, only works for catching typos and errors. Inaccuracies and inconsistencies won’t be seen if you’re reading in  nonsensical fashion. This process works best if you’re reading/spelling aloud with two people swapping off and reading to each other. Two heads are better than one? Two sets of eyes and ears are even better!
  2. Your Kindle, e-reader or app can change-up your writing to make it appear somewhat fresh by enlarging the text, changing the font or typeface, changing the color, and especially switching the background to black with white type. Sometimes that’s just the ticket to make errors pop!
  3. If the eyes and brain are programmable, data-driven organs, use something else, like auditory. Use your Kindle or computer voice to read to you. A multitude of errors and misspellings can be heard in awkward phrasing, mispronunciations. Extra words, doubled words, left out words, wrong words are very noticeable in auditory.
  4. Using a professional editor or proofreader is always, still, your best bet. Spell-cheek, grammar-check, and so-called editing or grammar software packages are as finite as your operating system. If it makes a word, it makes logical computer sense to a computer. That does not make it the right word. Nor does it catch inverted construction (different languages have different sentence construction),  repeated words, left out words, and will never pick-up inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and errors in content.

The last item I’d like to share is cadence. Have you ever read some authors where the words just glide through your mind with flowing, almost poetic smoothness? Edgar Allen Poe was the master at this. Poets are known for keeping the cadence rhythmic. But this idea of fluidity can be applied to any type of writing–business, technical, essays, academic papers, and especially advertising and promotional media. Read your own writing back to yourself aloud, record it, listen to it in your own voice and inflection. Is it catchy, creative, smooth, persuasive, dramatic?

Other Points to Consider: Have you used the same word or words too repetitively? That gets boring to read very quickly. Do you have trouble reading an awkward sentence? Does it make logical sense or is it too rambling, ambiguous, losing momentum and cadence?  Is it too long, too short; are you too repetitious in your ideas? Does each sentence have a subject, a verb, and an object or predicate? Do you have your clarifying remarks in the correct order? Does the entire piece have a dominant theme, supporting material, and a conclusion? Then look at each paragraph under the same premise–an opening sentence, substantiated information, and a conclusion that is linked to the theme. Paragraphs are just mini essays that support the whole concept.

Writing is considered a free expression of thought and creativity, but if you want to make your point, there are tried-and-true steps to follow to get that point across.

Design your writing with your words, an expression of yourself!
Design your writing with your words, an expression of yourself!

Best wishes on manuscripts and media that say much about you, the writer, in subtle clarity that speaks for itself.

Deborah A Bowman

Sometimes Even An Old Book Needs A New Cover!

Sometimes Even An Old Book Needs A New Cover!

(Please let me know what you think, even if you don’t like it.)

At this stage of my life I am a fiction author, first and foremost, but I wear many hats!

With a 30+-year history and education in editing and publishing, as well as psychology, I have introduced Clasid Consultants Publishing with a handful of specialist staff members to help writers of all media produce a better product. I am a firm believer that the meticulous high quality of the “old-fashioned” way of publishing, which took months and even years, CAN be accomplished with the new rapidity of our techno-change-o world. All it takes is a little knowledge, which I gladly impart for no-charge, and an eye for accuracy, lay-out, design, and consistency. I have extremely reasonable fees for coaching/ghost writing (all types of publications), edit/rewrite, copy-editing, proofreading, graphics design, full publication layout-and-design, and eBook publishing. At present, I have not expanded to hard-print, but I can assist in finding a “network partner” referral.

My main concern is that written material be accurate, consistent, beautiful to behold, and interesting to read. I’ve been told I’m far too generous with my specialties, but I love helping others writers be the best they can be. I willingly do no-charge reviews on short stories and novels, as I hope you will check out my fiction selections on and do a review for me–good, bad, whatever–we all learn from each other and our perceptions change and evolve with every life we touch. Let me know how I can assist you!

As hobbies, I am an avid reader, musician (singer/piano/Celtic harp), mediocre artist, and Advanced Clinical Psychological Hypnotherapist (A.C.P.H). I am spiritual and creative. Creativity comes in many forms: from music, art, gourmet cooking, poetry, and novels to layout, design, and final printing prep.

I am an animal lover with a beautiful Turkish Angora Cat named Molly.

I am an advocate and speaker for Women’s Rights and “How Not To Be A Victim,” as well as esoteric subjects dealing with hypnotherapy, psychic dreams and visions, telepathy, unexplained phenomena, angels, demons, and gods/goddesses. I am happily married to my dearest friend, Sid.