I've been writing since I was a wee child and learned crayons weren't meant to be part of a food group.
My sometimes controversial rants have appeared in my local newspaper, the Asbury Park Press, and I've won several awards via the Writer's Digest 78th Annual Writer's Contest and the Philadelphia Writer's Conference.
Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to publish in Parenting Teens Magazine, Good Dog Magazine, and Aim Intercultural Magazine. I'm currently revising a contemporary novel called Slick Trespass and penning the sequel to Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems, The Sugar Ticket. There aren't enough minutes in a day to get everything I wish to accomplish with my prose! Maybe I'll come back in another life as a literary octopus!
Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems, a humorous, contemporary romance about achieving mid-life adolescence, is launching September 17, 2012, so don't miss out!
My eBook, Heart Marks the Spot: Three Short Stories, can also be found on Amazon for Kindle, as well as a cook book I contributed to called, Dine With Us: A Collection of Recipes from the Authors of Indie Writers Unite. Lot's of yummy recipes and delicious stories can be found here, so don't miss out!
My husband, Joseph, and I live in a lovely town in New Jersey near the sea. Together we have seven children and nine grandchildren.
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- Sins of the Father
on Sep. 26, 2012
If you're looking for a scary, paranormal narrative, and one that entertains as well as makes you look over your shoulder in the dark, avoid fire and torture, you've come to the right place with this book.
RJ Palmer bends to no one, and pens her prose via her own style, weaving a modern day histronic, based on her own imagination. For this, she deserves a mighty huge nod.
I've been reading paranormals for more than I care to admit, beginning with The Exorcist. I thought that story was great.
However, after reading, The Sins of the Father, RJ's prose took 'possession' of my mind and swooped me into a completely different level regarding the paranormal and old evils with oh-so-strange histories, combined with the present day.
Without giving away any spoiler alerts, the story begins with a young boy, abandoned to some nasty religious zealots in mid-evil times, centuries ago. The youngster is made to
pay a hefty penance with his very innocence, all because of a terrible injustice done to his older sister, and ultimately caused by The Sins of the Father.
The boy has not known anything akin to kindness, excepting one priest, called Father Jacob...The boy reveres the color purple...
Fast forward to the present day, when Reverend Aaron finds himself scathed into an incredible past and joined with an unspeakable bond with The Boy. Reverend Aaron already has issues, and is questioning not only his faith, but his place within God's realm. When Aaron is introdcuced to an autistic child in a pyschiatric facility, (a child with no known origins or history), Aaron's life is changed forever.
Oh, and one more thing, and this is very important, people: I'm an author. RJ Palmer's book, The Sins of the Father, took me away from my own work for several days. I can think of no better praise than that, from one author to another. An intriguing read and well worth your time.
RJ Palmer has the gift of sharing worlds we know nothing about...Crazy Cool and that's no joke.
on Nov. 16, 2012
RYANN is a novella, a mighty fine one at that, and I was drawn into Ryann's world from the first paragraph.
RYANN is the story of a young girl approaching maturity. She is an orphan...
Ryann has nowhere to go and no one to look after her. She's now a sclava, or what I'd refer to as the New World's version of a bond servant. However, Ryann is an innocent. Pit her against Lord Cala's son, and the author weaves Ryann's future into a different direction, where strife, pain, and poverty are her only friends.
Ryann has despaired of ever saving enough coin to seek her freedom. Sclava history has deemed it an impossible feat to purchase what the sclavas want most: Freedom.
However, Ryann is no ordinary urchin. Paul Dorset creates a character of substance, and one to cheer for, along with a story to make a reader want to applaud.
I read this story over the weekend and will leave you with this: Read the story, because any more of my ramblings will cause spoiler alerts, and I don't want that for this talented author. What I DO want is the sequel! I hope more of RYANN'S story will be forthcoming soon!
I'm not completely satisfied...Yet. But, I hope I will be soon.