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WANTED – Beta Readers

WANTED – Beta Readers

As you know, if you keep up with my blog, I’ve recently finished my first draft of Avoiding The Tilt and posted a preview chapter here. It’s a humorous fiction book, (65,000 words) so if you need a laugh or two this one’s for you.

Now I need some good reliable beta readers. Preferably someone who will critique the story, point out any discrepancies in the story line, too much dribble, out of order chapters, etc. You know the drill.

Here’s your chance to read the full story ahead of the game. If you are interested in beta reading or know of a reliable beta reader, please comment below with your email address or email me at

My kids and other family members don’t count because they have to be nice. Hope to hear from you.



Movie vs Book

Movie vs Book

Of course the book is better than the movie and I’m one who swears by this. If I read a great book and then notice there’s a movie soon-to-be-released, you can bet I’m first in line at the box office, extra cash in my fist for popcorn.

My non-reader friends don’t understand why I would rather read the book in the first place. “If you wait long enough, there’s sure to be a movie,” they say.

This is true, but if you read the book first at least you know whether you want to see the movie and share with those non-readers. Often the book is so good I want to experience it in living color, and watching the movie at the theater or on TV is the only way I get H to share in what I’ve read and enjoyed.

Netflix and Amazon Prime are notorious at throwing this kink into my plan. A few days ago we started watching a PBS mini series on Amazon Prime titled Body and Soul. Once I was neck-deep into the drama, I realized, too late, it was based off the book of the same title.

Here is the description of the book which reviews say closely follow the series.

“When her brother dies, nun Anna Summers returns home from her strict religious life in Wales, confronts her secular desires, and must choose between returning to the convent and pursuing a more normal life.”

I probably won’t read the book now that the movie has been watched, but I wish I had known about the book first. On the other hand I am always excited to accidentally come across a movie made from a book I’ve already read!

What’s your preference – movie or book?


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