Kickback by Steven Jacob / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @RRBookTours1 @sdjacob30

 

Chris Hunter #1

When Chris Hunter is called to search for a missing executive in Vietnam, he uncovers a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top of the organization.

Chris Hunter is an off-the-books fixer for Greater Dragon Asia, an international investment fund. He speaks four languages and is skilled in weapons use and hand-to-hand combat. He served in the U.S. Army for nearly a decade and understands how to operate under the radar. Now he uses his skills to take care of the jobs that no one wants but that need doing in an organization with billions of dollars under management.

 

 

Spotlight Post

Thank you, Steven Jacob and R&R Book Tours

 

About the author

Steven Jacob is an international attorney who has lived and worked in Southeast Asia for over ten years. He speaks Vietnamese and is familiar with the history, norms, and cultures of the region. He grew up in the United States and lived in several places in the West. He went to

school in Utah and California. He has been writing since the second grade when he discovered epic fantasy and science fiction, though he doesn’t write in those genres now. He has published several books independently.

 

Author Links

https://www.stevenjacobauthor.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sdjacob30

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stevenjacobauthor

 

 

Book Links

https://www.amazon.com/Kickback-Chris-Hunter-Adventures-Book-ebook/dp/B0836X9RCH/

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kickback-steven-jacob/1135803164?ean=2940163427475’

https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/kickback-7

 

Ending Back Pain by Dr. Jack Stern / #Extract @annasacca @FSBAssociates @JackSternMD

5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back

Virtually every American will suffer from back pain at some point. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States—only headaches are more common. And, after colds and influenza, it’s the second most common reason Americans see their doctors. 

Dr. Stern brings relief to these millions of sufferers (including himself) who literally ache for help. Based on scientific data, Dr. Stern developed a five-step solution with a multidisciplinary, holistic perspective that’s been missing from conventional back pain wisdom. And it may not require surgery or another form of another invasive therapy.

In the book, he explains the six major anatomical sites that often generate pain, while also identifying other potential sources that people (and doctors) can easily overlook, such as commonly used drugs, undiagnosed illnesses or disease, and even depression.

 

 

Extract

Excerpted from Ending Back Pain: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back. Copyright © by Jack Stern, M.D., Ph.D. Published by Avery. All rights reserved.

Most feelings of discomfort in life have clear solutions. For a stuffy nose, decongestants do the trick. For a pounding headache, aspirin or Tylenol comes in handy. But what do you do about a relentlessly aching back? As most of us know, the answer is not nearly as clear-cut as we’d wish. And unlike infectious diseases that often have targeted remedies (think antibiotics for bacterial infections and vaccines for viruses), ailing backs are like misbehaving, obnoxious family members—we can’t easily get rid of them or “fix” them. They also have a tendency to stick around and bother us nonstop, lowering our quality of life considerably and indefinitely.

Perhaps nothing could be more frustrating than a sore or hurting back. It seems to throw off everything else in our body, and makes daily living downright miserable. With the lifetime prevalence approaching 100 percent, virtually all of us have been or will be affected by low back pain at some point. Luckily, most of us recover from a bout of back pain within a few weeks and don’t experience another episode. But for some of us, the back gives us chronic problems. As many as 40 percent of people have a recurrence of back pain within six months.

At any given time, an astounding 15 to 30 percent of adults are experiencing back pain, and up to 80 percent of sufferers eventually seek medical attention. Sedentary people between the ages of forty-five and sixty are affected most, although I should point out that for people younger than forty-five, lower back pain is the most common cause for limiting one’s activities. And here’s the most frustrating fact of all: A specific diagnosis is often elusive; in many cases it’s not possible to give a precise diagnosis, despite advanced imaging studies. In other words, we doctors cannot point to a specific place in your back’s anatomy and say something along the lines of, “That’s exactly where the problem is, and here’s how we’ll fix it.” This is why the field of back pain has shifted from one in which we look solely for biomechanical approaches to treatment to one where we have to consider patients’ attitudes and beliefs. We have to look at a dizzying array of factors, because back pain is best understood through multiple lenses, including biology, psychology, and even sociology.

The Challenge So, why is back pain such a confounding problem? For one, it’s lumped into

one giant category, even though it entails a constellation of potential culprits. You may have back pain stemming from a skiing accident, whereas your neighbor experiences back pain as the consequence of an osteoporotic fracture. Clearly, the two types of back pain are different, yet we call them “back pain” on both accounts, regardless. Back pain has an indeterminate range of possible causes, and therefore multiple solutions and treatment options. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this malady. That is why diagnosing back pain, particularly persistent or recurrent pain, is so challenging for physicians. Some people are able to describe the exact moment or series of moments when they incurred the damage to their back—a car accident, a slip and fall, a difficult pregnancy, a heavy-lifting job at work, a sports-related injury, a marathon, and so on. But for many, the moment isn’t so obvious, or what they think is causing them the back pain is far from accurate. The Two Types of Back Pain

If you are going to experience back pain, you’d prefer to have the acute and temporary kind rather than the chronic and enigmatic kind. The former is typically caused by a musculoskeletal issue that resolves itself in due time. This would be like pulling a muscle in your back during a climb up a steep hill on your bicycle or sustaining an injury when you fall from the stepladder in the garage. You feel pain for a few weeks and then it’s silenced, hence the term self-limiting back pain. It strikes, you give it some time, it heals, and it’s gone.

The second type of back pain, though, is often worse, because it’s not easily attributed to a single event or accident. Often, either sufferers don’t know what precipitated the attack, or they remember some small thing as the cause, such as bending from the waist to lift an object instead of squatting down (i.e., lifting with the legs) or stepping off a curb too abruptly. It can start out of nowhere and nag you endlessly. It can build slowly over time but lack a clear beginning. Your doctor scratches his head, trying to diagnose the source of the problem, and as a result your treatment options aren’t always aligned with the root cause of the problem well enough to solve it forever. It should come as no surprise, then, that those with no definitive diagnosis reflect the most troubling cases for patients and doctors.

What Are the Chances?

Chances are good that you’ll experience back pain at some point in your life. Your lifetime risk is arguably close to 100 percent. And unfortunately, recurrence rates are appreciable. The chance of it recurring within one year

of a first episode is estimated to be between 20 and 44 percent; within ten years, 80 percent of sufferers report back pain again. Lifetime recurrence is estimated to be 85 percent. Hence, the goal should be to alleviate symptoms and prevent future episodes.

Thank you, Dr Jack Stern and FSB Associates

 

About the author

Jack Stern, M.D., Ph.D., is the author of Ending Back Pain: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery, and cofounder of Spine Options, one of America’s first facilities committed to nonsurgical care of back and neck pain. Dr. Stern is on the clinical faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College and has published numerous peer- and non peer– reviewed medical articles. He lives and practices in White Plains, New York.

 

Author Link

drjackstern.com

 

 

 

Book Link

Amazon US : https://www.amazon.com/Ending-Back-Pain-Powerful-Understand-ebook/dp/B00JPQX1KQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1SDMGFD4VY3FV&keywords=ending+back+pain&qid=1579791408&sprefix=ending+back+%2Caps%2C250&sr=8-1

Won’t You Save Me by Wendy Dranfield / #Review @RubyFiction @WendyDranfield

Dean Matheson #3

Detective Dean Matheson has returned to his hometown to begin his new job and put the traumatic events of his past behind him – but his fresh start won’t last long when the local area is hit by a series of strange disappearances and twisted killings …
A nameless girl badly beaten and dumped in front of the mysterious new church. A shocking murder scene discovered in the apartment over the diner. A child missing without a trace.
These are the crimes Dean Matheson is confronted with in his first week as detective. Are they isolated events, or is something altogether more disturbing happening in Maple Valley now that Dean’s back in town?

 

 

My Review

Starting his new job in his hometown, Detective Dean Matheson is glad to be back and so are we. 

He has a tumultuous past and he hopes he can leave it all behind, but is that possible at all? 

In this third part of the series he is still trying to deal with the effects of what he has been through and the present is not really kind to him. People often keep secrets to protect someone, but that someone can see it in a very different way. They might not thank you for keeping quiet, but rather feel betrayed. 

Don’t mess with Dean or his friends, because he is alive and kicking. You might think twice about double-crossing him. He will find out the truth, deal with the baddies and support the ones who need it the most.

Another great story by this author and usually I have a name in mind to put the blame on. This time I was utterly shocked by the revelation. I never saw that coming. I love it when that happens. 5 stars

Thank you, Wendy Dranfield and Ruby Fiction.

 

About the author

Wendy is a former Coroner’s Assistant turned crime writer who lives in the UK with her husband.

Who Cares If They Die and Where the Snow Bleeds are the first two books in the Dean Matheson series, with more on the way. As well as her crime thriller series, Wendy has written a YA crime novel – The Girl Who Died – and she has several short stories published in UK and US anthologies. She has also been shortlisted and longlisted for various competitions, including the Mslexia Novel Competition.

For behind the scenes gossip and updates on her books (or photos of her cats), follow her on social media!

 

 

 

Book Link

Amazon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wont-You-Save-Me-addictive-ebook/dp/B082KZTZSG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3UCMMX1B8H2SH&keywords=wendy+dranfield&qid=1578659399&sprefix=wendy+dranfield%2Caps%2C204&sr=8-3

 

 

 

The Perfect Sister by Sheryl Browne / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @SherylBrowne

 

‘You don’t know me, but I’m your sister.’

Claire is shocked when she receives a message out of the blue from Sophie, a beautiful young woman who tells Claire that she’s their father’s secret child. Having spent years nursing her sweet little daughter Ella through a life-threatening illness whilst dealing with the emotional fall-out of a devastating marriage breakdown, Claire feels tentatively excited to meet Sophie. Perhaps she might finally have someone in the family to lean on…

As Claire welcomes her sister into her life, she’s delighted to see just how much Ella loves her new Aunt Sophie. But as the pair spend more time together, Claire begins to wonder where exactly her perfect new sister came from and what kind of person she really is. With their elderly father’s mind rapidly deteriorating, is it possible that he’s hiding something from Claire about Sophie’s sudden appearance in their lives?

When Sophie suggests a family day at the seaside, little Ella is beyond excited. But as Claire takes an important phone call from her demanding ex-husband, leaving Sophie in charge of Ella, something unthinkable happens. And as Claire rushes into the ice-cold sea towards the small, limp figure of her daughter, she realises that Sophie was watching the whole time. But why would Sophie want to hurt Claire’s precious daughter? Was trusting her new sister with Ella the biggest mistake of Claire’s life?

 

 

My Review

From the very first book I read by this author, I was thrilled. Now, a few books later, I still am! She does not disappoint. I would even say more : she comes back stronger each time!

Claire always wished for a sister … Maybe she should have wished for something else 😉 

The beginning of the story was a good warm-up. It leaves you wondering what it is all about and who did what. 

Little by little you find out that appearances can be deceiving, but who deceives who and who tells the truth?

I love the way the author describes the emotions. That’s one of the things her books are so brilliant. I wonder whether she ever considered writing a different genre? I am convinced that she would write a great sentimental tearjeaker as well.

Anyway, an amazing story. This might even be my favourite up till now. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sheryl Browne and Bookouture.

 

About the author

Sheryl Browne writes psychological thriller and edgy contemporary fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and awarded a Red Ribbon by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

 

Author Links

www.sherylbrowne.com

https://www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author/

@SherylBrowne

 

 

Book Links

Amazon: http://bit.ly/36n3y5x

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2tEc8zM

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2Ro7ui9

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2vjrnhW

 

 

 

Digital Girl by B. Austin / #CoverReveal #BlogTour @RABTBookTours

Jupiter is a 12-year-old nerd and hacker with mostly online friends. She hacks using the handle, White-Rabbit. Then one evening, comes a lightning storm to end all storms, a storm that zaps the computer, freeing computer-gnomes. The gnomes escape the computer and surround Jupiter where she sits at the study desk. Using magic, the gnomes turn her into a tiny, digital girl and shove her through the lens of the camera and into the monitor. 

Now, Jupiter is lost inside the computer, in a digital world filled with dangers, a world that has a gateway to the internet where a digital girl could get duplicated and spread across the world-wide-web onto tablets, cellphones, videos, and well, cyberspace. 

Oh, heavens, the technology to turn a human being into a digital being is valuable and everyone seems to want a piece of Jupiter! 

How will she ever escape back to her world and become a real girl again?

Time is running out as Jupiter struggles to break free of her cyber prison.

 

 

Cover Reveal

Thank you, B. Austin and RABT Book Tours

 

About the author

Before writing fiction full time, B. Austin was a Computer Programmer, Web Developer, and Software Engineer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. She used her technical experience to bring to life a tale of a girl who is sucked into a computer and turned into a digital girl. She writes Science Fiction and Fantasy, spellbinding tales filled with suspense, mystery, and unique magic. She loves creating future worlds with cool technology.

 

Author Links

Website: http://www.authorBelinda.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49727589-digital-girl

 

 

Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082XRXMGC

 

The Breaking by Kelly S. Marsden / #CoverReveal #BlogTour @rararesources @ksmarsden

 

 

 

Northern Witch #3

Mark thought being a witch would be easy, but it has ruined everything. Now, he has to fight for his friends and the guy that he loves. Which would be challenging enough, without school being a living nightmare; more demons than he can handle; and witches that have strayed from the light.

Publication Date: 20th March

Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1)is currently available for Free mybook.to/WinterTrials

 

 

 

Cover Reveal

Thank you, Kelly S. Marsden and Rachel’s Random Resources

 

About the author

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life – books and horses. Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has several successful series under her belt.

 

Author Links

http://www.ksmarsden.com

http://www.facebook.com/ksmarsden

http://www.twitter.com/ksmarsden

http://www.instagram.com/ksmarsden

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6905238.K_S_Marsden

 

 

 

Book Links

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0841NHVBC

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2TIYbLq

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-breaking-ks-marsden/1136007843?ean=2940163438990

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/999406

Apple: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/the-breaking-northern-witch-3/id1495616006

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-breaking-northern-witch-3

 

When We Say Goodbye by Michelle Vernal / #Interview #BlogTour @rararesources @MichelleVernal

 

 

 

Can you love when all seems lost?

Ellie Perkins life was right on track until her boyfriend Sam suffers a near-fatal car accident, leaving him in a coma and all their future plans in limbo.

Desperately in need of something to fix, Ellie has to find a project and when her grandparents old house is put up for sale, she jumps at the chance. Because, like Ellie, the house is broken. And if she can fix the house, then surely, it’s just a matter of time before she and Sam are back on their path to happily-ever-after…

In life, when the worst happens how do you pick up the pieces?

A heart-breaking story of love, loss and the path to forgiveness, perfect for fans of Faith Hogan and Amanda Prowse. To be read with tissues

 

 

Q&A

– When and where do you prefer to write?

I prefer to write during the day, when my boys are at school. The afternoon tends to be more productive.

– Do you have a certain ritual?

I make a cup of coffee, get comfy on my favourite sofa in our conservatory which is a lovely space as it’s surrounded by greenery and very peaceful. I begin by going back over what I wrote yesterday and tweaking it before moving into the next chapter.

– What is your favourite book?

I don’t have a particular favourite but I would say my biggest writing influence as a child would have been Enid Blyton, I devoured her books. As an adult I love the Irish women’s fiction authors like Marian Keyes, Cathy Kelly and Maeve Binchy. I also love a good thriller and my go-to author at the moment is Lisa Jewell.

– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

I could see myself writing historical fiction perhaps.

– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

I never solely base a character on someone I know but there will be definite aspects or traits of people I know in different characters.

– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?

I do have a notebook in my bag and note pads scattered around the house. I often get ideas when I’m driving. I also love walking and lots of things come to me then when I don’t have a notepad to hand!

– Which genre do you not like at all?

I am not a fan of fantasy or science fiction.

– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

I would love to co-write with Marian Keyes, I love her humour.

– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?

If I was to travel to a foreign country for research it would have to be Italy.

Thanks so much.

Thank you, Michelle Vernal and Rachel’s Random Resources

 

About the author

Michelle Vernal loves a happy ending. She lives with her husband and their two boys in the beautiful and resilient city of Christchurch, New Zealand. She’s partial to a glass of wine, loves a cheese scone, and has recently taken up yoga—a sight to behold indeed. She writes books that she hopes make you feel you are curled up with your best friend having a cosy chat.

 

Author Links

https://www.michellevernalbooks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/michellevernalnovelist/

https://twitter.com/MichelleVernal

 

 

Book Links

https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-We-Say-Goodbye-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07VZMN73T

https://www.amazon.com/when-we-say-goodbye-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07VZMN73T

https://books.apple.com/gb/book/when-we-say-goodbye/id1474917461

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=9781409195498&c=books

https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/when-we-say-goodbye

The Telephone Call by Michael Pakenham / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @rararesources

 

 

When Rosemary Sherwood overhears a disturbing conversation between her husband, Harry Sherwood and an unknown caller, she has no idea that her life’s about to change forever. Fleeing to France for fear of her own safety, Harry threatens to kill their son if she ever dares to breathe a word of anything she overheard.

Torn between hiding out in France and re-connecting with her estranged son, Rosemary returns to England twelve years later believing that she and her son are now out of danger…

A web of deceit and lies has been woven over the years to cover up the antics of Harry and his friends, who are no strangers to violence and murder and who will stop at nothing to ensure they aren’t exposed.

Private Detective Daniel Appleman takes on the case, but can he track down these men before they wreak havoc on the Sherwood family?

 

 

Spotlightt Post

Thank you, Michael Pakenham and Rachel’s Random Resources

 

About the author 

Michael Pakenham is part of a well-known Irish literary family. Generations of his family lived at Langford Lodge on Loch Neagh outside Belfast. His father was killed in the Second World War and the estate was sold. His mother then took Michael and his sister to Tucson Arizona until the end of the war. On returning to England, his mother bought a farm in Hampshire and Michael has lived in the county ever since. Having served in the Grenadier Guards – the fourth generation to do so – Michael returned to take over his mother’s farming enterprises until he sold his farming interests in 1990 and started his writing career. This will be his eighth book and the second in the Daniel Appleman series. He lives outside Winchester with his wife. He has three children and a string of grandchildren.

 

Author Links 

Website: www.michaelpakenham.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1742594.Michael_Pakenham

 

Book Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Telephone-Call-Daniel-Appleman-Thriller/dp/1913208133/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Telephone-Call-Daniel-Appleman-Thriller/dp/1913208133/

Book Guild: https://www.bookguild.co.uk/bookshop-collection/fiction/thrillers/the-telephone-call/

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-telephone-call/michael-pakenham/9781913208134

Foyles: https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/the-telephone-call,michael-pakenham-9781913208134?term=9781913208134

The Forgotten Wife by Emma Robinson / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @emmarobinsonuk

 

 

 

When you see them, they are so happy, so in love. He’s holding the door open for her, she’s clearly expecting a baby. You think: she has everything I don’t. Everything I ever dreamed of…

There’s room in her house where Shelley has shut away a heartbreakingly-soft, never-used baby blanket. In a box, under a bed, behind a door that she never opens. If it’s there, she can forget about it. Just like she has her memories. Of a marriage that hadn’t been perfect. Of a life that didn’t go the way she had hoped.

Every day she acts like everything is normal. Going to work and following a routine helps her pretend the bad stuff never happened. Until one day, everything changes.

She sees the couple moving in next door, laughing sweetly as they walk up the path to their new home. The woman is pregnant. It’s like she has everything that Shelley has lost. But when Shelley properly meets Lara, she soon discovers Lara is actually carrying a heartache to match her own.

As her friendship with Lara deepens, Shelley starts to wonder what might happen if she opens the box she’s hidden away, with the tiny, beautiful blanket in it. Will the secrets from her past – about what she lost, what she’s hiding from, and what she has been doing her best to forget – destroy her? Or will opening it up finally give her a change to live again?

 

 

My Review

Oh wow, this was such an amazing and beautiful book!

It’s often a very sad story but every cloud has a silver lining and that’s why the sad tears will be replaced by happy smiles and maybe some tears as well towards the end. 🙂

When you meet someone new, you know very early on whether you want to become friends or not. And when there is a click, there is a click. You feel like you can open up your heart, but some things are too painful to reveal straight away.

There is a sentence in the book that says ‘You have to feel in order to heal’ and I never thought about it like that before, but it’s most certainly true. If you let people in and you can let it all out, you feel a lot better afterwards.

Usually I am wrongfooted in thrillers or in crime stories about the identity of the culprit, but here I was a few times too about the way the author would lead us. And it left me gasping …

Heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful story told by the two main characters Lara and Shelley. Keep your tissues handy. You might need to wipe a few teardrops… 

I understood every emotion and the need to build a wall around you when you grieve, but you have to take it down sometime too. 5 stars

Thank you, Emma Robinson and Bookouture

 

About the author

Emma Robinson is the author of five novels about motherhood and female friendship including The Undercover Mother.

Her fifth novel – The Forgotten Wife – will be out in January 2020.

When she is not writing, Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex with a patient husband and two children who are an endless source of material.

 

Author Links

Website: www.motherhoodforslackers.com

Facebook: facebook.com/motherhoodforslackers

Twitter: @emmarobinsonuk

Instagram: emmarobinsonuk  

 

 

Book Links

Amazon: http://bit.ly/36n0arl

Kobo: http://bit.ly/38v5L0e

Apple Books: https://apple.co/30NEYJU

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2Ro4NNz

 

 

Drowning by Steven M. Cross / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @RRBookTours1 @stevecrossword @btwnthelinespub

 

 

 

Dean knows being different isn’t always a good thing.

Trapped by the voices and visits from the dead, Dean is drowning. His father, allegedly drowned, and the friend who took his own life taunt like the school bullies he can’t seem to get away from.

A sliver of hope breaks through when his mother announces they are moving. A chance for a fresh start for all of them. So why does she move them to the cottage near the river his father drowned in?

The water begins to envelop him, threatening to pull him under, when Dean discovers nothing changes and the bullies find not only him, but his twin sister, Dee, as favorite targets. Dean’s personal struggles worsen as his tentative grasp on reality weakens.

An unexpected hand plunges through the water toward him, bringing with it questions and a family secret that haunts them all.

 

 

 

Spotlight Post

Thank you, Steven Cross and R&R Book Tours

 

About the author

Steven Cross remembers his first literary success, a play about a wolfman that his English class read. His first publication was a Haiku about hearing wolves at sunset one evening as he sat on his back deck with Luke his faithful mutt by his side. He also published a horror story about mutant moles whose taste buds begin to crave human flesh.

Cross, born in Missouri, has published plays, novels, and poetry and done well in some screenwriting competitions, most recently as a quarterfinalist in The Bluecat Screenwriting competition, considered one of the best in the country.

Cross often writes about mental illness. He is an example of how a person can overcome mental illness and succeed. His young adult book Drowning covers bullying and mental illness and is a must-read for teenagers, parents, and teachers.

An educator for over 30 years, he is now semi-retired. Right now he and his wife Jean live in Poplar Bluff, MO, where they spend a lot of time spoiling their grandchildren. Cross is a St. Louis Cardinals fan and has been ever since he was old enough to hold a baseball card. He also enjoys music, reading, and of course writing.

 

Author Links

Steven M. Cross: http://stevecrosswords.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevecrosswords

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevecrosswordswrites/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevecrosswords/

 

 

 

Book Links

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z3HCPCQ