Book Club Mom’s Author Update: News from Bruce W. Bishop

Author name: Bruce W. Bishop

Book to feature: Uncommon Sons

News to share: Bruce has released the interlinked novel to his successful debut late in 2020 with Unconventional Daughters. The new book, Uncommon Sons, re-introduces the characters of Marc and Eva in 1935-36 as they are confronted with two mysterious deaths at the hotel where Marc works as a manager. Uncommon Sons is a page-turning tale of sexual identity, systemic racism, familial obligations, workplace pressures, and the bonds of love and friendship prior to World War II. It’s the perfect late summer ‘beach read’ that further explores what happens when adults are not what and who they are expected to be.

The book can be purchased through Amazon or Rakuten Kobo.

Website: brucebishopauthor.com
Facebook: @bbishop.writer
Twitter: @Bruce_W_Bishop
Instagram: bruceinhali
YouTube: Bruce Bishop_Canada
Goodreads: Bruce_W. Bishop


Are you working on a new book? Have you won an award or a writing contest? Did you just update your website? Maybe you just want to tell readers about an experience you’ve had. Book Club Mom’s Author Update is a great way to share news and information about you and your books.

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Book Club Mom’s Author Update: B. Lynn Goodwin

Author name: B. Lynn Goodwin

Book to feature: Talent (Koehler Books, November 1, 2020)

News to share: Goodwin announces the release of Talent, the story ofSandee Mason who is convinced her life will change if she can just win applause for her talents—whatever they may be. She can’t wait to accomplish something after living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared in Afghanistan months earlier, leaving Sandee craving the same attention the whole town is giving him, even as she wrestles with feelings of loss. When her high school drama department puts on the play Oklahoma!, she knows that now is her chance to step out and be noticed. What will she learn about herself as she reaches out to the world?

Brief bio and other books: B. Lynn Goodwin is the owner of Writer Advice, writeradvice.com. In addition to Talent, she has written Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 (memoir) and You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers (self-help). Never Too Late and Talent are multiple award-winners. Shorter works ran in Hip Mama, The Sun, Dramatics Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Purple Clover, and Flashquake. A reviewer and teacher at Writer Advice and Story Circle Network, she lives in Northern California with her energetic husband and exceptional terrier.

Website and social media links:
Website: writeradvice.com
Twitter: @Lgood67334
Facebook: blynngoodwin and @writeradvice  · Author
Instagram: blynngoodwin


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Book Club Mom’s Author Update: Deborah A. Olson, RN, M.A. LPC

Deborah A. Olson

Author name: Deborah A. Olson, RN, M.A. LPC

Genre: Nonfiction/Self-help

Book: The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female    Connection

News: In my work as a psychotherapist working with women’s mental health issues, I often get asked “How do I make new friends?” The desire to make new friends and nurture existing friendships is almost ubiquitous. Especially now during the pandemic when so many people feel alone, disconnected, isolated, a circle of friends to support us, encourage us, and share life with is vital.

My book, The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection, equips women with ideas and practical tips on how to make new friends and develop deeper bonds of friendship.

It’s very exciting to share the news that my book has won three awards since its release in March 2019!

  • Gold award in Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards in the Nonfiction, Self-Help category
  • Bronze award in the Nonfiction Book Awards
  • Bronze award in the Living Now Book Awards in the Nonfiction, Self-Help category

It is my hope that many more women will benefit from the tips in the book and come together in an even stronger bond of friendship as we weather the storms of life.

Website/blog link: https://deborah-olson.com/


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Are you working on a new book? Have you won an award or a writing contest? Did you just update your website? Maybe you just want to tell readers about an experience you’ve had. Book Club Mom’s Author Update is a great way to share news and information about you and your books.

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Book Club Mom’s March recap

I don’t think it’s possible to write a light recap of March. Or to write anything that we don’t already know. We’re all going through, or are about to, some version of stay-at-home restrictions, as well as the fear of getting sick. So I’ll just say that I’m working to find new ways to spend my time, inside our house.

The picture above is from the bird feeder we put out on our deck. All winter, there was no activity, but now it’s a hot spot for a few different kinds of small birds. It’s perfect timing to have something like that to look out at.

Here’s a rundown of what happened on my blog in March:


Book Reviews

Howard Hughes: The Untold Story by Peter Harry Brown and Pat H. Broeske

No Place Like Home by Rebecca Muddiman

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Maid by Stephanie Land

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian


Short reviews from 2013

Fahrenheit 451, The Art of Racing in the Rain and The Weird Sisters

Rebecca, Little Bird of Heaven and The Sun Also Rises


Who’s That Indie Author?

Stevie Turner

David Ruggerio

Gary D. Hillard

Michael J Moore


Author Update

Oskar’s Quest by Annika Perry


What’s That Movie?

The Aviator – a Martin Scorsese picture starring
Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett


Blog Views and other obsessions

Free Photo Library on WordPress

Coping with the Coronavirus


Miscellaneous Posts

Books to Pen – Book Club Mom’s creative writing blog

Books to make you laugh


How are you all doing? I hope everyone is healthy and able to manage at home, whether you are working or not working, and that you are finding the groceries and other things you need. Leave a note in the comments section and tell us how you are managing.

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Book Club Mom’s January recap

Hi Everyone! In case you missed anything, here’s a quick rundown of January’s posts:

Book Reviews:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – Oh my gosh, what a great book. Check out my 5-star review here.

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins – a long book, but totally worth the effort. Read my review here.

You by Caroline Kepnes – addictive reading and a great show. Just finished watching Season 1 – it was fun comparing the book and the show. See my review here.


Author Updates:

Mary Rowen announced a fresh and beautiful new look to Leaving the Beach. Check it out here.

David Meredith shared news of the new audiobook version of his award-winning book, The Reflections of Queen Snow White. Find out more here.


Who’s That Indie Author:

Ritu Bhathal – author of new book, Marriage Unarranged, in her self-described genre, Chickpea Curry Lit – Chick Lit with an Indian Twist! Meet Ritu here.

Matthew Williams – author of memoirs and writer of poetry: Something Changed: Stumbling Through Divorce, Dating and Depression; A Familiar Stranger. Visit Matthew’s post here.


What’s That Book:

Author and blogging friend Tammie Painter shared her thoughts about A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer. Read her review here.


Miscellaneous Posts:

Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk – still my favorite!

New York Public Library’s Top 10 Checkouts of All Time

Books about neighbors – stay away from that window!

On blogging and menu pages

On YouTube today – outrageous socks and a great book


Hope you had a great month. Here’s to more great books in February!

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BC Mom’s Author Update: Author Roberta Eaton Cheadle announces publication of Through the Nethergate

Welcome to Book Club Mom’s Author Update. Open to all authors who want to share news with readers.


Roberta Eaton Cheadle announces the publication of Through the Nethergate, a Young Adult supernatural novel.

Here’s an author who has her feet in two very different worlds. You may know Robbie Cheadle from her popular blog, Robbie’s Inspiration, home of the Sir Chocolate book series for children. Robbie is an expert baker and her impressive fondant art appears throughout her books and on her blog. Each Sir Chocolate book includes a children’s story written in poetry form about the world of Sir Chocolate, and includes four or five recipes that children can make with adult supervision.

Cheadle runs a second blog called Roberta Writes, which is dedicated to the craft of adult horror and supernatural writing.

I recently caught up with this versatile writer, who told me how she branched into the horror and supernatural genre.

“I have been drawn to the horror and supernatural genres of books all my life,” she explains. “At the age of ten years old I embarked on reading Stephen King’s books including The Shining and Salem’s Lot. These books scared me so much I had to put them aside by 6 pm in order to get a good night’s sleep, but they also fascinated me. I subsequently worked my way through all of Stephen King’s earlier books as well as those of Dean R. Koontz.”

In order to clearly differentiate her children’s books from her young adult and adult writing, this new body of work will be published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. Her first young adult supernatural novel, Through the Nethergate, has recently been published.

What’s Through the Nethergate about? Here’s a quick peek:

Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.

In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise.

With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends – to take over Hell itself.

Cheadle also has two short stories in the horror/supernatural genre included in Dark Visions, a collection of 34 short stories by 27 different authors and edited by award winning author, Dan Alatorre as well as three short stories published in Death Among Us, a collection of murder mystery short stories by 10 different authors and edited by Stephen Bentley. These short stories are published under Robbie Cheadle.

In addition to Cheadle’s blogs, you can find her at these sites:

Website: https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/
Twitter:  @RobertaEaton17
Facebook: @robertawrites

Cheadle’s books are available for purchase at TSL Publications and Lulu.com.


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Who’s That Indie Author and Author Updates – that could be you in the spotlight!

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Are you a self-published or indie author looking for a way to tell the world about your books? Who’s That Indie Author is a great way to introduce yourself to readers. It’s also an opportunity to connect with bloggers and expand your network through connections on WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and many other social media and business platforms.

And, it’s free! So why not take advantage of a chance to show your talents? Submit an author profile and see your name travel from blog to blog and tweet to tweet!

Check out this recent Who’s That Indie Author:

Who’s That Indie Author? Jennifer S. Alderson

Email Book Club Mom at bvitelli2009@gmail.com to request an author profile template. Who’s That Indie Author is open to all self-published and indie authors.


And if you’ve already appeared on Who’s That Indie Author, but would like to share news about your latest book or project, consider submitting an update. Are you researching a new book? Have you won an award or a writing contest? Did you just update your website? Maybe you just want to tell readers about an experience you’ve had. BC Mom’s Author Update is a great way to share news and information about you and your books.

What’s it all about? Check out this recent BC Mom’s Author Update:

BC Mom’s Author Update: JD Estrada and J.P. McLean

Email Book Club Mom at bvitelli2009@gmail.com for more information. BC Mom’s Author Update is open to all authors – self-published, indie, big-time and anything in between.


Who’s That Indie Author & BC Mom’s Author Update – 2 great ways to spread the word!

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Book Club Mom’s August recap – books, movies, authors and a mish-mash!

I’m not an organized blogger. Therefore I never know how a blog month is going to go. That’s how I like it. This month, I read Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. At over 800 pages, it took a lot of time and concentration to read and I had very few blogging ideas during that time. So I focused on the book and stayed away from the blog. Once I finished, I felt refreshed and then came the ideas!


I read three books in August:

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Notes from a Public Typewriter – edited by Michael Gustafson and Obooksliver Uberti


I shared some football books:

Books for football fans, and anyone who likes a good story

What’s That Book? Football for a Buck by Jeff Pearlman


And I watched two movies! That’s unusual for me, but I’ve been in that mode lately. I’m also working my way through The Office and have finally reached the episodes I’d never seen.

What’s That Movie? Free Solo –
a film by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

The movie Charly and Flowers for Algernon


Indie Authors Wendy Koenig & Biff Mitchell

Have you met these indie authors yet? Be sure to check out their profiles!

Who’s That Indie Author? Wendy L. Koenig

Who’s That Indie Author? Biff Mitchell

If you are a self-published or indie author and would like to be featured, email me at bvitelli2009@gmail.com for more information.


And while you’re at it, get up to date with romance writer Jill Weatherholt because she has a new book out – A Mother for His Twins!

BC Mom’s Author Update: new Harlequin Love Inspired novel
by Jill Weatherholt


Random and spontaneous book posts are lots of fun – that’s one reason I like blogging so much. It’s great to have full control over what I do. Sometimes I’ll get an idea while I’m brushing my teeth, taking a walk or talking to someone at my library job. Then it’s just a matter of typing it out:

 Book Talk – The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Grammar check – three word mistakes – let’s admit we aren’t perfect!

Creative book cover posts – have you noticed this trend?


I hope you had a good August! Did you read anything good? What was the best part of your month?

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Book Club Mom’s July recap – walking, planting, reading and dreaming

We’re still in the middle of summer, but when July comes to a close, I always feel the rush of days and weeks, hurtling towards fall. And even though fall is my favorite season, my house will be a little less full in a month…children leaving the nest.

I’m also in the middle of my library’s summer reading challenge. This year, it’s called A Universe of Stories, created to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. So I’ve been reading and listening to books outside my usual genres, to complete different categories of the challenge. I listened to two audio books on my walks and I managed to squeeze in a couple books of my own choice, too!

Check out my reviews here:

Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

Audiobook review: Roar by Cecelia Ahern

Honor Girl – A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash

Audiobook review: Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman,
narrated by Cassandra Campbell

Those People by Louise Candlish


I was happy to meet a new (to me) indie author, Jennifer S. Alderson. If you haven’t met Jennifer yet, please stop by and say hello!

Who’s That Indie Author? Jennifer S. Alderson

If you are a self-published or indie author and would like to be featured, email me at bvitelli2009@gmail.com for more information.


I also posted and author update for Geoffrey M. Cooper. His new medical thriller, Nondisclosure, is available now:

BC Mom’s Author Update: new medical thriller by Geoffrey M. Cooper


I also did a little dreaming this month, wishing for unlimited time to read some best sellers and some classics.

Book Club Mom’s dream list TBR

Book Club Mom’s classic dream list TBR


There have been more Friday Fiction shenanigans in a new chapter of “A Man and His Phone.” Feel free to jump into this little series and relive the drama of the twenty-something dating world!

Friday Fiction – A Man and His Phone


Images: Pixabay

I like to think about grammar and new word uses – can you relate to that? Here’s a post about the more recent trend of the word “relatable.”

Grammar check – is relatable a real word?


After reading Those People by Louise Candlish, I thought about all the despicable characters in books I have read, and then I made a list!

Books with unlikable characters – can you add to the list?


I watched The Right Stuff movie as part of the Universe of Stories challenge. Even though there was a lot of hype about the movie when it was released in 1983, I had never seen it!

The Right Stuff – the book by Tom Wolfe, the 1983 movie and how we got to the moon


And last, I was happy to be featured on Norah Colvin’s blog in her special School Days, Reminiscences feature. Be sure to visit Norah’s blog below:

School Days, Reminiscences of Barbara Vitelli


Did you have a good month? What was the best book you read? For me, I’d say Sounds Like Titanic.

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