Sylvia Morice writes fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Her work, including several of the stories in Postcards From Home, has been published in various Canadian literary magazines, periodicals and newspapers.
Sylvia maintains a blog at sylviamorice.wordpress.com where she writes eclectic, entertaining posts about life and she is currently working on a novel-in-progress.
Sylvia is interested in any and all comments about her work and loves to connect with readers and other writers.
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Postcards From Home
by Sylvia Morice
Second Edition. Winner of the 2012 Global eBook Award for Humor. The short stories in Postcards From Home explore the hilarious and often chaotic world of ‘life in the family lane’, seen through the eyes of a mother of two precocious children. Infused with large doses of tongue-in-cheek humor, these stories will resonate with and entertain anyone who has ever been a child or a parent.
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- In Search of Nectar
on Jan. 26, 2012
This is a delightful little story, well-written and entertaining. I only wish there more adventures for Wilburn and Hedwicket...would love to see what else they could get up to. Will Wilburn go back to being 'just' an accountant? Will he search for other gnomes who need help? I'd love to find out.
- The Best Kept Secret In Normandy
on March 14, 2012
I enjoyed this quick-read. The characters were interesting, although the length of the story made it impossible to fully develop them. Think this could be a great longer story, with more detail added/filled in. I was a little confused over the time period of the story--Ceci's friend had a large bottle of lubricant on the plane (which would never be allowed today) and she wore "hot pants", so I thought it might be the sixties, but there were other references that made it sound as if the story is set in today's world. Maybe I'm just confused.
But even with these distractions, the story-line is good...I wanted to finish reading the piece right away. I did think that the ending seemed somewhat artificial, where in all of Paris Louis finds Ceci her first afternoon back there...in a park...Paris is huge...difficult to suspend my belief that this wouldn't happen. But then, neither would I believe that a glass slipper could change her life, so there-you-go!
Overall this was a lovely story.
- Dance Me To The End Of Time
on March 14, 2012
Lovely story! It is difficult to draw a reader in, in such a short piece, but this author does just that. Makes me want to read more by Catherine Cavendish, and that is a good thing for any author to hear! Well done. Now I think I'll go put some Strauss on my iPod!
- His Ashes
on April 23, 2012
A well-written short story capturing one widow's grief at the loss of her husband. This story shows that grief knows no boundaries, and there are no simple answers for living without a loved one. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks.
- Undercover Secrets
on July 16, 2012
Allison Prescott has rejoined the workforce as a television news reporter after a messy divorce left her with almost nothing except a rundown house, a twelve year old daughter who was used to having only the best that life could offer, and a plastic surgeon ex-husband who keeps taking her back to court to wage custody battles. Allison needs more money and more security in order to hold her life together and retain custody of her child. When she and her cameraman, Rick, arrive at their latest assignment, the murder scene of a homeless man, Allison becomes fascinated with one of the witnesses--a homeless man who doesn’t quite fit the role.
Thus begins Allison’s determination to uncover whatever secrets this man, “Bill” is hiding from her and the rest of the world. Is he a famous rock star, or someone in the government witness protection program? Could he be the killer? No matter what his secret, Allison vows to uncover it and produce her ‘big’ story that will boost her career.
The problem is that she needs Bill’s cooperation, and getting that isn’t easy. To add to the problem, Allison finds she is attracted to this strange man, and he is attracted to her. But before they can deal with their own heady emotions they must discover who is committing these murders, for the sake of both their careers.
Writer Sally Berneathy blends suspense and romance in this fairly-light mystery "Undercover Secrets". The main characters are interesting and likable and the story flows well from one scene to another. I admit that I figured out the murderer very near the beginning of the story, so the end came as no surprise to me, but perhaps that was just a lucky guess on my part.
A book worth reading, for sure.
- Secrets Among the Shadows
on July 16, 2012
Secrets Among the Shadows was the first book I read by author Sally Berneathy. The book raises interesting questions--can one-half of a modern day Jekyll and Hyde commit murder without the other half knowing and being equally responsible, and is it possible to love a person that you already suspect is mentally ill and potentially a murderer?
From the beginning I enjoyed the interaction and tension between the main characters, investment banker Eliot Kane and psychiatrist Leanne Warner, although I did question their relationship as the story progressed. It was difficult for me to imagine that a doctor would so easily become romantically involved with a patient or even an ex-patient. None-the-less, the story moved forward quickly and flowed well from one scene to another. The ending was rather anti-climactic and tied up a bit too neatly for my liking, but overall I did enjoy this light summer read. I rate it three stars out of five--a solid novel even with its minor flaws.
- Take a Deep Breath
on July 16, 2012
Liv and her daughter Sara plan to spend the summer at Liv's grandmother's cottage on the lake, the same cottage where Liv spent many childhood summers of her own. Only this year, Liv is recovering from a recent divorce and is struggling to deal with a series of panic attacks that threaten to cripple her.
Enter Cam, the childhood friend, the boy that Liv had fallen in love with as a teenager but had been too shy to pronounce her love to him at the time.
Author Shar Dimick reunites these two old friends and once again, sparks fly. Although there were times in the story that I felt like shaking both characters and telling them to 'wise up and pay attention', and I thought that some of the actions were perhaps not realistic, I never-the-less enjoyed the story line and the ending. A wonderful, light romance that is perfect for summer reading at the beach or at the lake.
- Hostile Witness, A Josie Bates Thriller
on July 31, 2012
I read this book a while ago and meant to write my review of it, but life somehow got in the way. However, better late than never!
Hostile Witness was an engaging story that I enjoyed from start to finish. The main character is flawed (as are most of us), and often wonders if she is making the right decision. I read the book in a short period of time and look forward to reading more from this author.
Great job keeping this reader engaged.
- Swim With Me
on Sep. 24, 2012
Beautifully written short story. Caught me right away and carried me with it to the end. My only complaint is that it is, perhaps, too short...would love to know more about the cast of characters rather than be left to my own imagination. But thoroughly enjoyed this, even though it is very short.