About Me

I’m a 26 year old mother of 5, and married to the love of my life as of October 22, 2011.

I just published my first book, which can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/88851. And I’m currently working on my third novel, “A Woman’s Revenge”. I also write a bi-monthly column with Nocturne Reads. I like to dabble in short stories, articles, proofreading and reading great books. Need a review of your book, send it my way. If I can’t review it with Fallen Angel Review Group, I’ll review it on my own and post it on my blog.

I have a number of writing acquaintances and I do monthly interviews with authors from best selling lists such as New York Time’s Best Sellers and USA Today. These are printed in the free downloadable magazine, “Night Owl Review”.

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and sign up for my newsletter from the sidebar of any of my blogposts. I love to hear from readers so feel free to leave a comment about anything. Strike up a conversation. I love meeting new people.

6 responses to “About Me

  1. Did I read that correctly? You are a mother of five children at the age of 26? Wow. I commend you; I can hardly handle being the mother of one teenager and I’m 49. You sound very busy and accomplished. I look forward to reading your book, and congratulations!

  2. James Conway

    I just recently published my debut coming of age novel The Vagabond King on Kindle and was wondering if you would care to do a review as well as an interview?

    When his mother dies and he discovers the man he believed was his father is not, sixteen year old Chris is haunted by a mysterious apparition that forces him to question his pampered existence and embark upon a quest to find himself. Hoping she will “make a man of him”, he seeks sanctuary in the home of Magda, a middle aged waitress with a penchant for sex, only to discover she lives with her father, a cigarette smoking, beer swilling immigrant.

    Chris hates his shabby new surroundings at the end of the street and the shabby old man at the end of his life who spends his days listening to old blues records and making Chris fetch him fresh cans of beer. But, when the old man tells tales of Communism, torture, escape and the mysterious medallion he wears, Chris learns that, like the old man’s skipping records, history repeats itself and the roles we play have been played many times before.

    I appreciate your consideration.

    • Hi James. I’ve been without internet for some time now and I just received this comment. I’d be happy to do a review and interview. Did you have a time frame in mind? I usually have a review written within three to four weeks.

  3. John Michael Cummings

    re: book review request by award-winning author

    Dear Sara,

    I’m an award-winning author with a new book of fiction out this fall. Ugly To Start With is a series of thirteen interrelated stories about childhood published by West Virginia University Press.

    Can I interest you in reviewing it?

    If you write me back at johnmcummings@aol.com, I can email you a PDF of my book. If you require a bound copy, please ask, and I will forward your reply to my publisher. Or you can write directly to Abby Freeland at:

    Abby.Freeland@mail.wvu.edu

    My publisher, I should add, can also offer your readers a free excerpt of my book through a link from your blog to my publisher’s website:
    http://wvupressonline.com/cummings_ugly_to_start_with_9781935978084

    Here’s what Jacob Appel, celebrated author of
    Dyads and The Vermin Episode, says about my new collection: “In Ugly to Start With, set in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Cummings tackles the challenges of boyhood adventure and family conflict in a taut, crystalline style that captures the triumphs and tribulations of small-town life. He has a gift for transcending the particular experiences to his characters to capture the universal truths of human affection and suffering–emotional truths that the members of his audience will recognize from their own experiences of childhood and adolescence.”

    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story “The Scratchboard Project” received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

    I am also the author of the nationally acclaimed coming-of-age novel The Night I Freed John Brown (Philomel Books, Penguin Group, 2009), winner of The Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers (Grades 7-12) and one of ten books recommended by USA TODAY.

    For more information about me, please visit:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Michael_Cummings

    Thank you very much, and I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Kindly,

    John Michael Cummings

  4. My latest novel, Valerie’s Retreat, is now available from Amazon on Kindle, and I would like to invite you (if you love romantic thrillers) to read and review this novel. Here is a blurb:

    Valerie, a 40-ish Head Teller at a bank, has met Franco, 16 years younger and studying for a doctorate in archaeology. He is stunned yet eager to begin a relationship with this attractive “cougar”, and they become lovers. Their lives begin to unravel when Valerie’s female bisexual boss makes advances (and threats) toward Valerie and Franco is accused of the theft of an Incan artifact from a museum where he has been working part-time. Frustrated, under surveillance by the FBI, and seeing no way out of their dilemma, they decide to steal money from Valerie’s bank and flee the country. They go to Peru to start a new life, but they find there the same type of corruption and threats. How can they escape their nightmares and make their dreams come true?

    If you are interested in reading and reviewing this novel, please email me at rinald47@hotmail.com for a free copy. Don’t forget to tell me what format you prefer (.mobi, .pdf, or .doc). Thanks!

    Joseph Rinaldo

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