Monday, April 25, 2011

This week on A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book

This week on the A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book radio show, I'll be interviewing Susan Bell, author of When the Getting Was Good. Tune in at or listen to the podcast after the show!

A synopsis:

The lone woman trader at a prestigious New York bank, Kate Munro completes an eye-popping trade that captures the attention of Wall Street. But her euphoria fades when she hears that Morehead Woodson, the most powerful trader in the bond business, has been on the losing side of the transaction. Kate worries about retribution from Woodson, a man notoriously unforgiving of slights. Then comes the stunning announcement that he is about to become her boss.

Woodson’s bullying style ruins the collegial environment in which Kate has thrived. To make matters worse, she learns from an inside source that his trading practices are under investigation by the Federal Reserve—and that she has been implicated. Now she must fight to clear her name and save her job. How far will Kate go to keep her Wall Street career alive?

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This week's very special book give-away!

Announcing a very special book give-away, hosted by Linda Weaver Clarke:

Book Give-Away April 25 – May 2: To win Bubba to the Rescue, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. US only.

What starts out as a leisurely trail ride turns into a terrifying afternoon when Alex and Leslie see a plume of smoke rising in the trees. After saving the neighbor's horses from a horrible fate, the two teens must run through the burning woods and get back to Green Meadow before it's too late. On the way, they encounter a strange horse wandering through the woods by itself, and it follows them home. Leslie soon becomes attached to "Spark" when she can't find his owner...but will she get to keep him, or will someone come forward to claim the horse she has come to love?

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Monday, April 18, 2011

This week on A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book

This week on the A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book BlogTalkRadio show, I will be interviewing Valerie Perry, author of PAINTED DESERTS, MUSIC FOR THE DREAM, and TANNER BLUE. Tune in at on Wednesday, April 20th at 3:30PT.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This week on A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book

This Wednesday at 3:30PT on the A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book BlogTalkRadio show, Jennifer will interview Michael Druxman, who is the author of My Forty-Five Years in Hollywood...and How I Escaped Alive, as well as a veteran Hollywood screenwriter, publiscist, and historian. Tune in for this fascinating discussion about his 14th book and his life in Hollywood. Interested in screenwriting? Maybe we'll learn a little about how to go about it. As always, the show will be archived in case you miss it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Book Review: Frosty: Adventures of a Morgan Horse, by Ellen Feld

Frosty: The Adventures of a Morgan Horse (Morgan Horse Series), by Ellen Feld

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Paperback: 199 pages
Publisher: Willow Bend Pub (October 2003)
ISBN-10: 0970900228
Rating (1 to 5 *): ****

Book Review: Frosty: Adventures of a Morgan Horse

Heather Richardson already owns a beautiful black Morgan stallion named Blackjack, but she wants another horse to love and show. When she finds a rare grey Morgan mare at an auction that is very sweet, Heather decides "Frosty" deserves a better life and buys her. However, her showring plans for Frosty soon go south, much to Heather's disappointment. Luckily, she is soon appeased when she discovers that her new horse has another talent: trail riding.

Heather and Frosty head out on an adventure with their friends, Laura and Rusty, on a three-day trail ride in the lovely woods of Vermont. It starts out as great fun, but the combination of a little boredom, a lot of fog, and a playful deer add up to a lot of trouble, and Heather soon finds herself hopelessly lost.

Frosty: Adventures of a Morgan Horse is the second book in author Ellen Feld's Morgan Horse series, and the fourth one I've read. Feld has a way of injecting the real-life feelings, terminology, and events in her books. This is due to a lifelong passion for horses and basing the horses in her stories on real horses she actually owns. Anyone who has ever owned a horse, or even just loved them from afar, will see a little of themselves in these books. As a horse lover, I appreciate Feld's devotion to accuracy.

I do have to say that this book contained a large amount of passive voice and the writing style could have been stronger and more natural in general. However, I am especially sensitive to that as an editor, and typical readers may not mind it at all. For a horse lover, this is a fun story with enjoyable characters.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

This week on A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book

This month on my BlogTalkRadio show, A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book, I'll be interviewing Ellen Feld about her highly successful Morgan Horse series. Tune in this Wednesday at 3:30 Pacific.

This week's book give-away!

From our friend, Linda Weaver Clarke, who is hosting a tour stop for Walker Author Tours.

Book Give-Away April 4 - 14: To win Frosty: The Adventures of a Morgan Horse, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. U.S. and Canada.

A friend convinces Heather to take her horse, Frosty, on a 3-day organized trail ride in Vermont. Heather is quite excited and the trail ride proves to be loads of fun. But on the morning of the second day, Heather and Frosty are up and exploring the camp area well before others have started to get ready. It’s very foggy out. As they explore, they stumble across a deer grazing in a nearby field. Heather gets carried away and asks Frosty to follow the deer. The horse and deer are soon racing through the woods. But once the deer disappears in the fog, Heather realizes that she and Frosty are lost.

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