Shattered Receives a 5-Star Review

Shattered Receives a 5-Star Review

Shattered Receives a 5-Star Review For immediate release: Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome. Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult - Thriller book "Shattered" by Jody Calkins, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07848XR3S. Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies. "Reviewed By Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Shattered by Jody Calkins is a different kind of story, because the main character is dead. Marris is 15 years old and an orphan. She’s been living in a late 21st century academy for unwanted children for a few years, and has three more years to go until she’s free. Unlike...
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My Books in Chronological Order

My Books in Chronological Order

My Books in Chronological Order Welcome to my story world where assumptions, preconceived notions, and morals are challenged. You’ll meet characters with questionable actions, a good heart, and a strong resolve to set things right no matter the risk. The stories below follow a wide timeline, from 2080 to 2118. I’m working diligently to fill in the timeline. Shattered, Tainted, Platform 273, and Bought can be read in any order as story world connections are not apparent at this time. Their worlds will collide mid next year! In the meantime, for a chronological read, enjoy the *published* titles in the following order: 2080: Shattered – an edge-of-your-seat young adult ghost suspense thriller about a teen girl who learns the chilling truth about the orphanage in which she lives and seeks justice for the death of someone she loves. 2080: Redeemed – Shattered’s sequel...coming soon! 2102: Faction 73: Blackout – coming soon! 2102: Faction 73: Outcast – coming soon! 2102: Faction 73: No Way Out – coming soon! 2113: Tainted...
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10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2) It's been a while since I posted Part 1 of this blog series, so I figured I better get back to it. So, here are more reasons why I write... I’m a big brainstormer. I love to fit story pieces together and work out plot details. For me, it’s fun. Most of the time, my ideas occur to me naturally when I brainstorm ideas. I’ll ask questions like: what happens next, what needs to happen in order for the details to fit, what other obstacles do my characters face. For me, it’s not about how I can make my characters’ lives more difficult. That’s a common tip for writers. ‘Don’t stop there – how can you make things even worse?’ That’s not for me, at least not at the moment, because for right now, I think my characters lead tough enough lives as it is. Could I kick it up a notch? Oh yeah, sure. Several notches....
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