Monday, November 9, 2015

A Sudden Gust Of Gravity

Christina Davenport, waitressing to pay the bills, has given up on becoming a magician—until she meets the mesmerizing Reynaldo the Magnificent. He offers her a job as his assistant in his magic and juggling show. She takes it, hoping she can revive her dream without cutting his giant ego in half.

I chose to feature this book because I've always wanted to be the first to review a new book on the Amazon website. "Gravity" caught my attention as a potentially entertaining book, something I needed to read on a rainy and gloomy day.

In A Sudden Gust of Gravity the lives of Christina Davenport, Dev (Doctor Dae Soon), and Ralph (Reynaldo the Magnificent) intertwine while each becomes aware of and casts out individual demons. This is a multifaceted story with interesting and well-rounded main characters and even more interesting backstory characters. Laurie Boris has written a novel with a healthy balance of intrigue, conflict, relationships, and romance. Highly recommended. 

"When you play from your heart, all of a sudden there's no gravity. You don't feel the weight of the world, of bills, of anything. That's why people love it. Your so-called insurmountable problems disappear, and instead of problems you get possibility." - Carlos Santana

Laurie Boris is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and former graphic designer. She has been writing fiction for over twenty-five years and is the award-winning author of five novels: The Joke's on Me, Drawing Breath, Don't Tell Anyone, Sliding Past Vertical, and Playing Charlie Cool. When not hanging out with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, cooking, reading, and helping aspiring novelists as a contributing writer and editor for She lives in New York's lovely Hudson Valley.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Want To Publish a Short Story, Memoir, Essay? Here's some links!

This is an FYI for writer’s searching for publishing and contest opportunities for short stories, flash fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, and chapters of books. These links are literally the results of MONTHS of blood, sweat, and tears. Enjoy and Happy Submitting!

Empty Sink Publishing:

Under the Gum Tree:

Bewildering Stories:

Writer’s Relief (Don’t be fooled by this company. They want to find places for your work for a fee but there is plenty info here to submit on your own:


Beyond Your Blog:

Body Verses:

Joyland Magazine:

Talking Writing:

Beyond Your Blog: (I saved the best for last! This site is overflowing with markets!)

A HUGE thanks to Suzanne Fox, my Facebook friend, for suggesting a few of these.