You CAN AND DO judge a book by its Cover!

As an author, editor, designer, and publishing agent, I’ve learned very definitely that the cover is the first glimpse of a book that gets your inquisitive juices flowing! Based on that premise, I have updated both the cover and manuscript for Episode One, The Boy and the Shopkeeper; Delilah, Astral Investigator Infinity Series for “tweens”/teens/young adult and all adults who love to delve into time travel and astral projection. The second Episode will be coming out soon, “The Boy Who Would Be King!”

I hope the new cover will create the excitement and thrill this Astral Investigative Team deserves, especially in the areas of REVIEWS, as they travel back in time and to the future to save our ailing, doomed planet Earth!

Delilah Wraparound Cover, 6x9, 9-20-17

Please, let me know how you like the new cover!–Deborah A. Bowman

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon! First time online my Guide to Writing, Editing, and other Tricks-of-the-Trade. I share my secrets … Free! Why? Because we all need a quick reference that works. Entitled “Follow Me, I’ll Show You the Way” (see my credentials on my “Who Am I?” page, www.bowmanauthor.com)

 

Don’t forget, no one can do their own proofreading. Not even me. You may be the creator, but I am the validator who provides unbiased editorial reviews, testimonials, and introductions to my network and consultants.

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A peek at my writer’s space and imagination…

Deborah A. Bowman, author, ghostwriter. editor, designer, formatter, proofreader, publishing agent, writing coach, mentor

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Deborah Bowman July 2017

 

 

Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift Review

Many thanks to this unknown reader who praised my research, story, and mission concerning Annie from the mid-1600s Colonial America. The points mentioned in the review are exactly what I was trying to point out … in history, in the treatment between different ethnicities and religions, and the abuse, bullying, and demonic fear of children, mere babies, with birth defects in a land where people came to escape the tyranny of Europe. My hypothesis is that this is still going on in the world today, even in the United States of America.

Many thanks to this reader from the author … Deborah A. Bowman

REVIEW:
on June 25, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Life in America circa 1,600 CE can’t have been easy, not with the English intent on stamping their domination and with the Puritans extolling so called Christian virtues to the extreme. As the saying goes: the more things change, the more it remains the same.
Annie’s Story provides a unique insider’s look into the world of newly emigrated people, the Scots, to a free land where they could safely continue worshipping their faith—Catholicism. For Annie, born into a world where one’s physical differences and abilities were considered the child of the devil, it was life threatening.
Annie was raised by her grandmother, a renowned Scottish healer, after her parents died from the plague. This story highlights the hardships endured by immigrants in a world vastly different to their own, who contend with harshness of the land, weather and hiding their beliefs from their neighbours—the Puritans.
Annie was a dwarf and a healer, born in the mid-17th century in Colonial America. Her family left Scotland to avoid the harsh and imperial rule of the English King Charles II, migrated to Massachusetts Bay area, not far from a Puritan settlement. Her grandmother, taught Annie the art and skills of ‘pagan’ medicine after witnessing her miraculously heal a man who almost died.
Annie’s grandmother, her best friend Janey, her parents and the Scottish community protect and shield Annie from outsiders, who don’t understand her physical and mental disabilities. The young girl heals a boy from the Puritan township, which they later become friends and then fall in love.
One of the subjects I am not overly familiar with is American history. The Civil War was perhaps its greatest exponents, as was Abraham Lincoln, and so when I started reading this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I read historical fiction, but tend to go for books that predate Christianity.
What intrigued and drew me to the story was that it was premised on a past-life regression, in this case, the author’s. Bowman prefaces the book with background information that she underwent an “age” regression, and in follow up sessions, learnt she lived in another time and went by the name of Annie. The book has facts interwoven within the story, about Annie, the period and the way people who were different were treated. It is evident a great deal of research has gone into the story, describing what life was like during Colonial America for migrants, the Indians and how the Puritans lived.
The use of Scottish phrases and terms is great and it remains true to the characters, but I would have preferred a glossary at the end of the book rather than the explanation within the narrative.
For readers who know little about America’s early history, Annie’s Story is a good introduction to life during a period of unrest in Colonial America. For those who know a lot more, you will enjoy the various historical elements that feature in this story.

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Coming Soon: Softcover Editions of the Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series!

 

 

These quick-read, thriller novellas will be available soon on amazon.com in softcover paperback editions! As an editor, writer, and AVID reader, I’ve talked to so many readers who, like myself, prefer the book in their hands. These little jewels will fit nicely in the same space as a small iPad or Kindle and weigh so much less. The serial killer who feeds on the blood of innocent children, Benny Russo, is being sought by the paranormal dreams of Denny Ryder, the crime-fighting Detective Ted Collins, and a classified Remote Viewing Agency that dates back to WWII. These thrillers are perfect gifts for any age: 12 to adult.

LIMITED, SIGNED, FIRST-EDITION PRE-LAUNCH, ANNIE’S STORY, BLESSED WITH A GIFT

Please let me know who would like to reserve a copy of this book for the Signed, Limited-Edition Pre-launch. I will be getting back with everyone after August 7th with the particulars.