Dear Reader, Love Jennifer Chase


Dear Reader,

First, thank you for choosing my book, The First Girl, to jump into and enjoy an escape. It brings happiness to my day know that a new reader has taken a chance on this book. It's my hope that you will be taken on a rollercoaster ride into the life of a cold case detective. There will be plenty of shocking moments as you try to figure out who the killer is. You'll know more about crime scene investigations, forensics, profiling, and what it takes to put all the clues together to solve the case. 

Out on her morning run, Detective Katie Scott is stopped in her tracks when her ex-military dog, Cisco, alerts her to something that appears to be a large white bundle. Through the dense forest and weaving through the towering pine trees, Katie is horrified to find a little girl alone in the woods, dressed in a white nightgown where someone's blood is splashed across the garment. The child sobs into Katie’s arms. She’s unharmed, but clearly traumatized. Scooping her up, Katie follows the trail to a large farmhouse. But what she finds there rips the air from her lungs: one, two, three, four bodies laid out side by side, all wearing matching pajamas.

Katie is thrown immediately into the investigation. She was a military explosives K9 team and now a veteran, as well as her dog, Cisco. Now maybe I have your attention? My love for dogs has been for my entire life and I enjoy incorporating dogs into stories. I have two German shepherds that fill my day and are usually nearby when I typing away at the keyboard on my next story. 

The investigation gets dicey for Katie at times but that's what makes it fun, for you, the reader. You get to experience everything that Katie does—in your mind of course. It will keep you guessing. You will find that there are more bodies piling up along with a ton of evidence, but the real question is, which pieces of evidence are the real ones. Maybe you'll figure out the culprit before Katie does?

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter…


Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning and USA Today Best Selling crime fiction author, as well as a consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent psychopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. Her latest book is The First Girl.

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The cold night breeze slams the barn door shut with a sickening crash. The girl curled in the corner wakes with a start. Her gold butterfly necklace catches the pale moonlight as she clutches it tight, thinking of her family. Will she ever escape? Or is this the last face she’ll ever see?

Detective Katie Scott stares in horror at what she and her service dog Cisco have discovered: seven shallow graves, the bodies of young women each wrapped carefully in a blanket and buried in makeshift coffins. Miles of abandoned farmland stretch out from the treeline behind her. Has Katie uncovered the horrifying graveyard of a monster who has been stealing Pine Valley’s daughters for years?

Katie quickly identifies one of the victims as Abigail Andrews, a beautiful young woman who disappeared fifteen years ago. Katie is heartbroken that she’ll have to tell Abigail’s mother her darling girl is gone.

When Katie is ambushed working late at the scene, fired upon by an unknown assailant, she knows she must be close to finding the killer. But the shooter vanishes into thin air. And when a new young woman is taken, dark haired and dark eyed like the others, Katie realizes her time is running out. Can she stay alive long enough to track down this twisted murderer before another young life is stolen too soon?

“Fast paced, characters intelligent and had each others back. The plot was a bit harrowing, but from what plot entailed I was confident one of the main protagonists, Katie had the situation under control. At least the best of her capabilities as the situation warranted. This ebook was fresh, tasteful and powerful. It was a boon to read about a female with military experience who maintained a level head and who put her knowledge to practice.” ~Amazon 

“AMAZING characters (including Cisco of coarse) & suspense in a twisty plot that sucks you in & never lets you go. Highly RECOMMEND the entire series for some great reading.”  ~NetGalley

AMAZING characters (including Cisco of coarse) & suspense in a twisty plot that sucks you in & never lets you go. Highly RECOMMEND the entire series for some great reading.” ~Goodreads

The First Girl is available at Amazon & Other Retailers.


Dear Reader, Love Randy C. Dockens & Robert Irvin


Dear Reader,

Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Or, perhaps, improve your writing so that you can say what you want to say in an engaging way so readers will want to read what you have to say? Then read on. We have just the thing for you.

“Oh, I have the desire, for sure,” you say. “But I don’t want to read another boring book about the subject.” Then, also read on. We feel we have the solution to that dilemma as well.

We have a book that is designed to be clever, informative, and focus on those elements that are the most critical for new writers and those who want to improve their writing techniques. This book, Mastering the ABCs of Excellent Writing, is written something like an ABC primer. Why? Because we wanted it to be simple but contain the essential elements one should focus on. The chapter titles and summary sentences at the end of each chapter not only help you find and distill the knowledge presented in each chapter, but also start with that same letter of the alphabet. Why would we do that? Two reasons. One, we thought it would be helpful for readers to better remember those elements of that particular chapter. And, second, we wanted to demonstrate that an author has an innumerable arsenal of words at their disposal to wield their writing to their will. Words are tools and they can be used any way an author wishes to achieve their goal.

I will say that, while successful, it also proved challenging. Many letters have numerous words that begin with that letter giving an author the opportunity to use them as they see fit. Yet, some letters, like the letter X, for example, can prove quite challenging. Yet, we persevered to keep this pattern of presentation to prove our point that writers can make words bend to their will. Hopefully, you will also think we were successful in this regard. If nothing else, it may add a number of new words to your vocabulary repertoire. Maybe your Scrabble game will never be the same again!

One other point I (Bob) want to make here is that we added another fun thing with each chapter. We pulled some fantastic quotes from some of the best and most famous writers. Each chapter starts with one of these. These are great fun as a lead-in thought to each chapter. Some are humorous, almost all are inspirational, many are thought-provoking. Here’s the quote we used for chapter J: “Just Be Yourself” from playwright, novelist, and short story writer Somerset Maugham:

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter how you write.”

Maugham was being a bit tongue-in-cheek, of course. How you write does matter. But if you can tell stories and create characters and the rest of it, with even just a bit of passion—and study the craft of writing—how you write can and will fall into place.

Something missing from so many books on writing is you. You are what makes your stories, your writing, unique from all others. We want you to include you in your writing. The phrase mentioned above, “just be yourself” sounds simple, like something any writer would naturally do, right? But perhaps not so much. Why? Well, people often doubt their ability. They doubt their time. They doubt whether they have something interesting and unique to say. In the same chapter we referenced above, we write:

You have a story to tell, and only you can tell it. A true writer’s passion will push you to keep pecking at that keyboard. It’s in there—inside of you. The words will keep coming out. Many a new author has expressed this sentiment: “Seeing that book to completion was like giving birth.”

We’ll give you the encouragement to keep pecking at that keyboard. Also in that same chapter, we write:

Don’t forget: your writing is you. These are your words, driven by your passion, carefully crafted by your thoughts and ideas, and maybe even your ideals. You want readers to identify you with your writing style, your plot conceptions, and how you put your stories together. Don’t try to be like anyone else or write like the style or voice of another.

But most importantly, it is not the cleverness of how the book is constructed, but the content within it that we feel will be the most beneficial to you as the reader. While we could have covered twice as many topics as we have in this book, we feel we have covered those topics that are the most critical in producing top quality output.

“There are many books on writing,” you say. “So why another?” That is a very good question, and, we think, we have a good answer. First, just one book is rarely sufficient to answer all questions asked by those who write or want to write even better than they currently do. We acknowledge that and do not dare think our book is the only one you will want, or need, to purchase during your writing career. Yet, we do feel ours is one that you want to have in your arsenal.

Second, what I (Randy) discovered as I began my writing journey was that knowing the rules about writing and applying those rules are not necessarily the same thing. You’ve heard the expression: rules are made to be broken. Well, that is certainly true when writing a book. I wish someone had told me this truth in the beginning. In this book we aim to tell you some important rules, but just as importantly, we aim to tell you when they can be—gently—broken. So we’re giving you what we (Randy as an author, and Bob as an editor, writer, and author) wished we had known and understood when we started our writing and editing journeys. Knowledge is power and we want you to be as powerful a writer as you can be.

So, here is to happy writing. It is not an easy path, but a rewarding one. We toast you on the beginning of your journey, and we will be there on the other side to applaud you when you have arrived.


Randy & Bob

Dr. Randy C. Dockens has a fascination with science and with the Bible, holds Ph.D. degrees in both areas, and is a man not only of faith and science, but also of creativity. He believes that faith and science go hand in hand without being enemies of each other.

After completing his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Auburn University he went on to graduate school at Auburn and completed his first doctorate degree in Pharmaceutics. He began his scientific career as a pharmacokinetic reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration and later joined a leading pharmaceutical company as a pharmacokineticist, which is a scientist who analyzes how the human body affects drugs after they have been administered (i.e, absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted).

Through the years, he has worked on potential medicines within several disease areas, including cardiovascular, fibrosis, and immunoscience to seek and develop new and novel medicines in these therapy areas.

He has also had his attention on the academic study of the Bible. He earned a second doctorate in Biblical Prophecy from Louisiana Baptist University after receiving a master’s degree in Jewish Studies from the Internet Bible Institute under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Congdon.

Randy has recently retired from his pharmaceutical career and is spending even more time on his writing efforts. He has written several books that span dystopian, end-time prophecy, science fiction, and uniquely told Bible stories. All his books, while fun to read, are futuristic, filled with science to give them an authentic feel, have a science fiction feel to them, and allows one to learn some aspect of Biblical truth one may not have thought about before. This is all done in a fast-paced action format that is both entertaining and provides a fun read for his readers.

He has also written some nonfiction books as well. One is to show how all humans are connected from God’s viewpoint by looking at biblical prophecy. This book shows how all scripture is connected and inclusive of everyone. In addition, he and his editor have written a book about writing. This book not only addresses the techniques of writing, but what makes writing unique to each author. It conveys not only how to better hone one’s craft of writing but also the brand an author wants to portray. This helps an author make their writing unique as well as captivating for his/her audience. A companion book to this one regarding self-editing techniques will also soon be available.

You can visit Randy’s website at Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Instagram

Robert Irvin has been a professional writer and editor for his entire adult life. He started in journalism and worked in all levels of newspaper reporting and editing, from the proverbial cub reporter to bureau chief, night city desk editor, and newsroom editor. Under his leadership, the Middletown (Ohio) Journal won several top state newspaper placements in 2003-2004. He has written award-winning pieces for several magazines.

In 2005 he chose publishing and went to Standard Publishing (Cincinnati) where he worked with authors from across the nation and internationally on youth ministry materials for the former Christian-based publisher, which had a rich history serving American and Canadian churches dating to 1869. In 2011, Robert went independent. He helped develop a homeschool curriculum site for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine during a two-year period in which he worked for this trailblazing homeschool organization. He does the majority of his work with Christian Book Services. He has ghostwritten long portions of books for authors and entire books for a World War II veteran’s memoirs (written 2013-2015 at age 89-91!) and a former NFL quarterback’s story of mentoring his high school football star son.

Robert has edited virtually every type of book, from business to novels to theology to sports to memoirs to abuse survival stories, and much more. His credits include scores of books. He has spoken at or served as faculty at various writing conferences.

He enjoys family, running, the outdoors, bad golf (like many, he has the bug, which just won’t go away), a heated game of Scrabble, virtually any sport, and reading any book that even remotely interests him.

Robert has a BA from Ohio State University in Journalism. He and wife Joan have four children. Reach Bob at

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The authors of this book (one a writer/author; one an editor) explain what they wished they had known when they began their writing journeys. This book will speed up your writing proficiency and aid your goal of being published with excellent material your readers will enjoy.

Why this book on writing? There are two things we learned the hard way and want you to gather the easy way. One, rules are made to be broken—but you want to break them only with intentional purpose. And two, you, not the rules, are what make your stories, your writing, unique from all others.

We cover various writing techniques and how to make your writing something readers will keep enjoying, but we also help you with the artistic side of writing, meaning what’s inside you, your writing technique, and your brand.

This easy-to-enjoy manual is written in a unique alphabetical style, filled with tips and extra-information boxes at the end of each chapter, and has a number of helpful additions following the final chapter.

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Dear Reader, Love Dr. Helen Ofosu


Dear Reader,

I’m so glad you have chosen to read my book, How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work!

I poured a lot into writing something that is easy to read, can be read in whatever order suits your priorities, and is based on facts and experience you can count on. 

I’ve been working as a Work and Business Psychologist (officially called an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist) for over 20 years. I have become very good at evaluating potential employees for jobs or for their suitability for developmental programs that should help them progress faster in their careers. I’ve also become quite good at succession planning and leadership assessment and development. 

One thing I’ve noticed is that some people have amazing potential, but they never live up to it. This is often due to a lack of opportunity and not understanding the unwritten rules that govern most workplaces. In my book, I spend some time examining many of those unwritten rules.

In my role as an executive and career coach, I have also noticed that some people who come from diverse backgrounds need to navigate around many barriers that others can’t or don’t see. This book is especially helpful for those people.

How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work tackles the top ten subject areas that I have been addressing since 2012 as an executive and career coach. I tackle topics such as underemployment, the impostor syndrome, how our identities impact our work lives and professional relationships, setting professional boundaries, navigating toxic workplaces, and more. 

This book is aimed at individuals and also therapists, counsellors, and social workers who help clients with work-related matters. In my experience, surviving certain career-related challenges (e.g., becoming a scapegoat, being pushed off a glass cliff, or workplace bullying/harassment) is a lot easier with the support of an experienced mental health professional. This book arms those professionals who have lots of clinical experience but less corporate experience.

This book is also an excellent resource for people who don’t have access to a reliable and credible career coach. It can be your pocket mentor and cheat codes all in one. It’s all the things I wish I’d known when I started my career over twenty years ago. Since I believe in good karma, it’s also partly a public service announcement to help people recognize and avoid certain work-related problems.

If you are looking for a book that is practical enough to learn from and impactful enough to make a difference in your life, this is it. 

Happy Reading!

Dr. Helen Ofosu

In good times and bad, resilience is one of the major keys to success – including career success. Dr. Helen Ofosu believes this applies to employees and entrepreneurs, individual contributors, subject matter experts, leaders, and executives.

That’s why her approach to career and executive coaching is to help people get ahead in a way that insulates them from future setbacks – or recover if things have gone sideways. This is also why, as a consultant, she helps organizations become stronger and more resilient, so they are ready for both the anticipated and the unexpected challenges that all organizations face at some point.

Part of what sets her apart from many career and executive coaches is her experience on the inside, as an HR and professional development professional, within large corporate workplaces and her intimate knowledge of typical HR processes and systems.

Clients come to her when the stakes are high. They can count on her to share insights and customized services that few others can deliver. They love that she has developed countless hiring tools and helped to resolve many HR problems over the years.

Her “insider” experience gives her clients an edge in getting hired and promoted in the public (and private) sector, and in managing their careers as they progress.

And as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist (her field is more commonly known as Work and Business Psychology), she takes an evidence-based approach by using the latest research and best practices to increase the odds of her clients’ success.

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How To Be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work shares vital career advice to help professionals navigate common "internally disruptive" career experiences such as harassment and bullying, imposter syndrome, membership in an underrepresented group, toxic workplaces, discrimination, and more.

Dr. Helen Ofosu draws on twenty years of helping employers acquire talent and coaching professionals through difficult career choices to unpack these layered and complicated issues in an easy-to-follow way. Dealing with the dark side of management, the book outlines various issues that can occur in the workplace, or during a person's career journey, and offers practical advice on how to overcome these obstacles and setbacks. Using her considerable HR experience, Dr. Ofosu also offers coveted insights from the employer's point of view. For people who have already tried other options to resolve their complicated career issues, this book offers an essential guide that equips readers with a knowledge base to make informed decisions around building and sustaining a thriving and resilient career.

How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work is a reliable resource presented with nuance, depth, and specificity. Psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, and HR professionals who are looking for effective advice when supporting people struggling with these issues, will greatly benefit from this book, as will early career professionals, and established earners looking to resolve their career issues.

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Dear Reader, Love JB Miller



Dear Reader,

As you open the pages of Is Truth Greater Than Fiction? You Decide..., I want to share with you the journey that led to its creation. This book is more than just a collection of stories; it’s a reflection of the moments in my life that have left indelible marks on my soul. I wrote it for those who, like me, believe that life’s most pivotal moments shape who we are and that sometimes, reality can indeed be stranger than fiction.

When I sat down to write, I didn’t intend to create just another book. I wanted to craft a narrative that would challenge readers to think critically about the way they perceive the world and the people in it. 

The first story, though particularly challenging to write due to its sensitive subject matter, is meant to make you question how we perceive public figures. The nuances of perception and identity often mask the realities behind public facades, and this story attempts to peel back those layers, inviting you to think critically about the image versus the person behind it.

The second story dives into the depths of unfiltered emotion. I felt compelled to include it because it shows that confronting uncomfortable truths is sometimes necessary for personal growth. By delving into raw emotions and unmasking them, I wanted to create a story that resonates deeply and encourages readers to reflect on their own truths.

The third story is meant to captivate you with its fast-paced twists and turns, mirroring the unpredictability of life itself. It’s a high-speed chase that embodies the chaos of life’s most intense moments. The urgency of the narrative is designed to keep you on the edge of your seat, just as life’s twists and turns often leave us breathless.

As you read these stories, I hope you uncover the connections between them. These connections were intentional, meant to offer you a deeper experience that goes beyond the surface level of storytelling. 

My goal was to create a puzzle that challenges your perceptions and invites you to unravel the intricate links between fact and fiction.

Thank you for taking the time to read this book. I hope it challenges, inspires, and resonates with you as much as it did with me while writing it.


Jody B. Miller


JB Miller is a best-selling author of many books of fiction and non-fiction. Miller has a background in television, is a TEDx speaker, top podcast host and writer of numerous articles and blogs. She resides in Oregon and California.

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“Miller is a master storyteller, weaving together complex characters and compelling plot lines with ease.” – NY Book Reviewer

“Miller’s writing is intelligent, engaging, and always thought-provoking.”      – Online Book Review

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In Is Truth Stranger than Fiction . . . You Decide, J.B. Miller takes readers on a captivating journey through the world of storytelling. The three stories in volume one explore the fascinating intersection of fact and fiction.

With her trademark wit, Miller poses thought-provoking questions about the nature of reality, the power of imagination, and the enduring appeal of a well-told tale. 

Each story is a mystery for the reader to decide. Is it truth or is it fiction?

Hint: There is truth in every story.

Challenge: If you can figure out how the stories connect you can be acknowledged in volume two for being spot on. 

Email to enter your answers and your name. By doing so, and if you are correct, you agree to have your name mentioned in volume 2.

Whether you’re a fan of literature, film, or simply mysteries of human experience, this book is sure to enlighten and entertain. A must-read for anyone who has ever wondered where the boundaries of truth and fiction truly lie.

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Dear Reader, Love Jens Boele


Dear Reader,

First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude for purchasing my book. The story you're about to delve into is a horror tale that navigates the delicate line between classic and extreme horror. Together, we'll accompany two groups of urban explorers on an expedition to abandoned barracks, relics of the Cold War era. Nela and Tess are there to complete a photography thesis, while Yelka, Zander, Vivien, and Damon are capturing images for their social media endeavors. As fate would have it, a gang of depraved hoodlums launches a violent attack, trapping them in a deadly battle for survival.

I assure you that this narrative will be sinister and chilling, evoking emotions of fear, anger, and disgust. Yet, amidst the darkness, we encounter resilient characters who confront their fears, perhaps transforming this tale of survival into one of vigilante justice.

Throughout the journey, I'll guide you through abandoned horrors and deranged souls. As an Urbexer—an urban explorer—I've witnessed these desolate places firsthand. Abandoned military complexes, replete with housing, shopping centers, sports facilities, and medical wards, offer vast expanses where solitude reigns. But encounters with others can be unpredictable. Once, while exploring an abandoned hospital, my friend and I observed a group gathering at an entrance, appearing to be photographers. Upon closer inspection, we realized they wielded steel pipes, not cameras, wreaking havoc upon entry. These were not mere youngsters but young adults up to no good.

Unlike the characters in my book, we managed to evade them. Later, I learned they posed as security, preying on photographers and pilfering valuables. The inspiration for my tale is grounded in reality, a reminder not to underestimate the dangers.

Rest assured, I'll serve as your seasoned guide, navigating through these horrors unscathed. Revel in the thrills, and do share your thoughts on the journey. Your feedback holds immense value to me.

Chillingly yours,

Jens Boele

Jens Boele, a veteran media designer in the entertainment industry, brings over two decades of cinematic expertise to his writing. Born in Germany in 1975, Jens embarked on his writing odyssey in his youth, culminating in the publication of his debut book, “Sunshine,” in 2015. This was followed by “Hurensohn,” and his latest spine-tingling creation, “Urbex Predator.” Jens is a genre-bending author, specializing in horror and crime thrillers. His narratives often blur genre lines, weaving intricate tales that plunge readers into the darkest corners of the human psyche. Jens’s storytelling brilliance lies in his fascination with the criminal mind; his villains are always profoundly human, offering readers a chilling examination of the psychological aspects of the criminally insane. Jens sets himself apart by seamlessly integrating classic horror with the gritty authenticity of the present day. This innovative fusion imbues his narratives with a dynamic quality, seamlessly blending archaic thrills with contemporary intrigue, resulting in an immersive reading experience that resonates with both vintage enthusiasts and present-day readers alike. Jens Boele’s latest endeavor takes his work across borders, as “Urbex Predator” becomes his first book to be translated into English. A globetrotter with deep connections to the United States, Jens’s passion for exploration and his international perspective, nurtured by family and friends in the US, shine through in his writing, offering readers a captivating blend of horror and cultural diversity. Visit Jens’ website at



A relic from the Cold War, the old barracks beckon photographers, influencers, and adventurers, shrouded in secrets and peril. Nela and Tess dare the eerie ruins for their photography thesis, while Zander, Yelka, Vivien, and Damon embark on a simultaneous shoot. Amid the abandoned shadows, Yelka’s group runs into Steven and his ruthless gang, initially outsmarting them. Yet, Nela and Tess fall victim to a nightfall ambush, escaping but torn apart. As adrenaline courses through the gang, they stalk Yelka and her friends, unleashing a relentless manhunt. Vivien becomes their captive, setting off a chain reaction. Tess encounters Damon and Yelka, while Nela, guided by Ben, the barracks’ security manager, races to find Tess. Yelka strives to rescue Vivien, trapped in an abandoned outdoor pool. On his lone pursuit, Zander witnesses the gang’s brutality, delving into a darker realm within himself, spurred by the horrifying thrill of Steven’s actions. The scene propels Yelka, Damon, and Tess into a frenzy, unleashing chaos to liberate Vivien. Nela and Ben, attempting to overpower the gang, witness Yelka and Vivien’s escape as the gang closes in. With the arrival of Steven’s older brother, Henry, the stakes are set; the old military hospital transforms into a battleground. No one is to leave alive, and a matter of life and death ensues. In the ruthless clash, Nela and Yelka emerge as the lone defenders, while Zander pursues a mission for his own catharsis. In Henry’s basement, dubbed his Hades, the teams converge for a pulse-pounding final duel, where survival is the ultimate prize. 

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Dear Reader, Love Donna Fletcher Crow


Dear Reader,

First, I am delighted to know that you are a reader! Few other activities can offer such a reliable lifetime of pleasure and learning as reading does. As a character says in the wonderful novel The Last Bookshop in London:  Reading is “going somewhere without ever taking a train or ship, an unveiling of new, incredible worlds.”

That has always been my goal as a writer—to give my readers a “you-are-there” experience. Background is of major importance to me whether I’m reading or writing. In any book I read I want to be able to put my feet down, see, taste, and smell a new world. And, when I write, I want to take my readers with me.

This is doubly true of my new book because Going There, Tales from the Riviera, is a travel memoir with short stories that grew out of my experiences in each place. I am hoping that you, my reader, will feel the warmth of the sun on a beautiful beach on the Côte d'Azur, feel the wind in your hair on a Mediterranean cruise, taste gorgeous food at Michelin-rated restaurants and at street markets, and hear the bells in a Swiss monastery.

Bon Voyage,


Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, is an award-winning author who has published some 50 books in a career spanning more than 40 years. Her best-known work is Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England, a grail search epic depicting 1500 years of British history. The Celtic Cross is a 10-book series covering the history of Scotland and England from the 6th to the 20th century. 

Crow writes 3 mystery series: The Monastery Murders, contemporary clerical mysteries with clues hidden deep in the past; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime stories within a fictional setting; and The Elizabeth and Richard literary suspense series, featuring various literary figures. Where There is Love is a 6-book biographical novel series of leaders of the early Evangelical Anglican movement. The Daughters of Courage is a semi-autobiographical trilogy family saga of Idaho pioneers.

Reviewers routinely praise the quality of her writing and the depth of her research. Crow says she tries never to write about a place she hasn’t visited and one of her goals in writing is to give her readers a you-are-there experience.

Donna and her husband of 60 years live in Boise, Idaho. They have 4 children and 15 grandchildren, and she is an avid gardener.

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In the summer of 2021 my daughter-in-law and I slipped through a brief window of sanity in a world driven mad by

the Covid pandemic. Our purpose was to see my granddaughter Jane to a summer program in Monaco, then back to her ballet school in Switzerland. In spite of restrictions, protests, and nail-biting worries, the result was a marvelous experience.

I invited characters from my mystery series to join me in my imagination and have their own adventures in each setting. Their encounters are: Nice: “The Crime of Passion”; St Tropez: “The Mother Decrees”; Villefrance-sur-de-mer: “The Ghost Boy”; Monaco: “Fracas in Monaco”; The Loire Valley: “The Old Winemaker”;  Saint Gallen: “Whispers of Legend”.

The final coda is “Home Another Way” As 2 years later I return from quite a different trip aboard the Queen Mary 2 and my characters join in the celebrations as worlds coincide.

More information on the book GOING THERE: TALES FROM THE RIVIERA AND BEYOND can be found at




Dear Reader, Love E.C. Jackson


Dear Reader,

In ninth grade, I received an A on a short story that I enjoyed writing. The crowning point was the comment my English teacher wrote under the grade: “I doubt the originality of this story.” It made my day when my best friend received an A and the teacher had added the same comment on her paper. My friend had copied the story from a book she liked. But my story began and ended with me.

After dreaming about writing books from that day forward, I self-published my first book, A Gateway to Hope, forty-three years later. The title came to me while reading the words “a gateway to hope” during my Bible study. I decided to search for the word “hope” throughout the Bible, and while doing that, I decided upon the titles for the next four books. A Living Hope, The Certain Hope, The Confident Hope, and Overflow With Hope all became a reality over the next eight years. 

The slogan on my Facebook author page is “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life.” That is what each book, along with Pajama Party: The Story, a YA companion book to A Living Hope, represent.

In A Gateway to Hope, Neka and James must decide if joining their lives together reflects a business arrangement or true love.

In A Living Hope, Sadie must contend with her fragile self-esteem, plus seek forgiveness from Kyle. Kyle must decide just how far his forgiveness will go.

In The Certain Hope, Tara has three choices: Choose a quickie marriage to a man she just met, request a delay to his suggested ceremony date, or simply walk away from the relationship. Luke must determine how to ensure she decides on a quick marriage ceremony and doesn’t leave him altogether.

In The Confident Hope, Pam can either dissolve her marriage or endeavor to make it work throughout ongoing provocations. Mark must figure out how much he is willing to compromise to keep his marriage.

In Overflow With Hope, Tempia must chart the proper course for her life as Cory selects the best option for his future.

Thank you for taking the journey with each character and me through the hope series.

 Love and blessings,

E.C. Jackson

E.C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. Thirty-one years later, she adapted the play into Pajama Party: The Story, a companion book to the second book in the five-book standalone Hope series.

Jackson’s favorite pastime is reading fiction. She enjoys taking the journey along with the characters in the books. That also led to her unorthodox approach to story writing. Her vision for each book she writes is to immerse readers into the storyline so they become connected with each character.  

“The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on her Facebook author page. She feels that if every person reading her books feels connected to the characters, her job is done.

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Twenty-one-year-old Neka is a bit of an introvert, she also happens to be stunningly beautiful. When she discovers her friend James is about to be dumped, she sees the perfect opportunity to escape from her quiet life. Can she summon the courage to leave it all behind?

James Copley comes from a ruthless family. It’s rubbed off. Years ago, he disengaged from his brother’s smear campaign, but now his father has offered him an ultimatum, “Get married or lose your seat at the table.” Plotting to stamp his design on the family business, he proposes to a woman, even though he doesn’t love her. But his carefully laid plans start to unravel when she leaves him on the day she’s due to meet his family. Could years of planning his comeback vanish with her departure?

A possible solution comes in an unexpected form: Neka. She’s not only a friend, but the daughter of his benefactor. And she’s right there, offering to support him. But will her support stretch to marriage? He attempts to win her over to his plan but collides with her powerful father who wants to leverage the situation for his own gain.

In their fight for survival and love, they are forced to face some uncomfortable truths. Can they overcome thwarted dreams and missed chances to find true love, or does forcing destiny’s hand only lead to misery?

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It was a match made in heaven. Or so everyone thought. Sadie Mae Cummings is all set to marry her childhood sweetheart, Kyle, when she is assigned to tutor Lincoln, the new college football running back. This sophomore phenomenon has all the girls on campus knocking on his door. But Sadie isn’t interested in his advances.

Lincoln’s overblown ego doesn’t take well to being shunned, and he resolves to make Sadie his own. He pursues her relentlessly, until finally Kyle finds himself shut out of Sadie’s life, with their shared future crumbling around him.

After two years, Sadie’s relationship with Lincoln ends, and she is left having to put the pieces of her life back together. She desires nothing more than to recapture her relationship with Kyle. He has stayed true to the dreams they had planned together, living the vision even without Sadie by his side.

When she moves back to her hometown, she labors to rekindle their love. But things have changed, and Kyle has moved on. Sadie quickly discovers how hard it is to rebuild burned bridges.

Follow Sadie’s story as she fights for a chance to restore broken dreams. Will love endure?

This inspirational romance by E. C. Jackson is book two of the Hope series and is a standalone book.

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Love at first sight. It’s every girl’s dream. But Tara Simpkins is finding out it’s not as easy as it seems. Is this truly the man God sent to be her husband, or is she just desperate to escape her loneliness? The recent loss of both parents has left her reeling, and close friends don’t think she’s in any position to make major life decisions. She and her new-found love are convinced they can live happily ever after in the home of their dreams. His family thinks he’s moving way too fast and might disappoint the kind-hearted woman he’s fallen head over heels for. And then there’s Leah. Leah is supposed to be part of his past, but what if she decides she’s his future? Tara’s match made in Heaven may be over before it truly begins.

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Is there hope for this love between friends?

Pamela Hayes is a smart, successful business owner with a supportive family and a thriving bakery. She should be the happiest girl in the world. But she can’t shake the melancholy that accompanies every conversation she has with her best friend, Mark. Pamela doesn’t know how much longer she can hide her true feelings.

Why can’t Mark see how perfect they would be together? She would make a much better girlfriend than the one he currently has. Pamela prays he’ll come to his senses soon and realize he’s with the wrong girl. But when her dream comes true, it isn’t the fantasy she had envisioned.

There is trouble in paradise from the start, and all the red flags she’s been ignoring are starting to threaten her confidence…and her relationship with Mark. She’ll have to rely on family and her faith in God to help her secure the hope she so desperately needs.

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Two men. Wrong choice. 

Her life jumped the guard rails. 

One fateful night, Tempia Wade believed a stranger’s lie, rather than the assurance of a trusted friend. Even though she had been blind sighted, the lapse in judgement extracted an exorbitant price. 

Two years later, the twenty-three-year-old prayed for a second chance with the man she fell for at first sight. The loss of a promising relationship, long term friendships, and shattered dreams, now highlighted the memories of a bankrupt life. 

Would Cory Sanders overlook her accepting a next day date and liaison with the other man she had met at the party they all attended? Or was permanent separation stamped across their unforeseen breach?

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