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Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Nod to Fine Authors

One of the joys of being a hybrid author (both traditionally and digitally published) is the fun of finding other new-to-me great authors to read. Today I'm eager to share some I have found by shopping widely in the world of the digitally-published.

Melodie Ramone
Melodie's book, AFTER FOREVER ENDS, is one of the most memorable I've read in a very long time. The love story of Sylvia and Oliver, if it were a movie, would likely be rated PG-13 for language and adult content, but I've read two dozen books I can barely remember since discovering this book and I still recall large chunks of this story in great detail. It was touching, "real" (in the sense of well, most of it could probably happen), and made me both laugh and cry out loud.

June Kearns
AN ENGLISHWOMAN'S GUIDE TO THE COWBOY has just the right touch of tongue-in-cheek humor. It's a clean, wholesome romance tossing a Victorian maid who believes she can handle anything into a situation which she clearly cannot manage at all. Thank goodness, June has also given her heroine a cowboy who takes pity on her situation and quickly learns to appreciate her courage. I had such a good time with this book!

Catherine Ryan Hyde
The author of PAY IT FORWARD was already well-known to many readers, but I discovered her when I read WHEN YOU WERE OLDER. Since then I've read several of her books and every one was a treat. She takes on some difficult topics, but she deals with them in touching and realistic ways. Most sensitive readers will enjoy her work.

These are just a few of the many great authors whose work is now available for reading on Kindle, Nook, I-Phones, computers and other mobile devices. If you are committed to paper-only reading, I'm sympathetic; there is nothing like turning the pages of a book. Yet these are inexpensive reads you can enjoy without getting a cramp in your forearm. Think about it, anyway.  :-)

Susan Aylworth is the author of 11 published novels now available for ebook readers. A 12th is scheduled for publication in June 2014. She lives in northern California with her husband of 43 years, a devoted old dog and two quirky cats. Her 22nd and 23rd grandchildren are expected next spring. She loves to hear from readers. Find her at (sign up for the newsletter too) or @SusanAylworth.