Friday, November 16, 2018

G. D.'s Holiday Book Picks

RISE: Expand your Horizon

My Review of – Rise: Expand your Horizon 
1 Star as always for writing and publishing a book
½ Star for cover
½ Star for interior formatting
½ Star for intro
½ Star for book as a whole

I found the poetry to be very full of positivity and read it twice for just that reason. But like I have said in other reviews, the book cover and interior had formatting errors, so I could only give a half star for those. Also the intro did not grab me and pull me in, and even with liking the positivity of the book, it did not flow well. It was only after reading the entire book that I came to like it.

3 out of 5 Stars

If you are looking for a quick read that is filled with positive vibes, than this book is a must read for you. 
If you would like to get a copy for yourself, use the link here. 

Also if you would like to read my interview with Dwaylon, use this link.

Remember, books make great gifts for the Holidays and
As Always, Happy Reading and Writing Everyone 
G. D. Talbot

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

G. D.'s Holiday Book Picks


My Review of this book

1 Star for writing and publishing a book, and putting yourself out there.

½ Star for book cover. The cover was ok, but I think it could have been set up better.

½ Star for interior formatting. The formatting was fine but some small issues.

1 Star for intro; it got me interested.

1 Star for the book as a whole, I enjoyed subject matter and wanted to get to the end of the book. 

As a Christian I am a little bias because the subject matter is based on bible verses. The author is also Christian and puts his faith into his writing. That also made me, as a Christian to pay attention to his work.  Just like most books I read, there’s always seems to be a little problem with the cover and the interior formatting. As I have said before I will not focus on these little mistakes for as an author myself, I have made the same ones. But I do give ½ stars for both, whether there are one or one million mistakes made, and will not sit and point them out. Just like other books I have read with these mistakes, they do not take away from the book as a whole, at least in my opinion.

As I said above, that I am bias because of being a Christian on the subject matter of this book. But I have to point out that I enjoyed reading a book on self help through Christian faith, bible verses and how they affected the author; Instead of long nonfiction stories giving the same ideas. Over all I would recommend the book to anyone, whether you are a Christian or just looking for some inspirational words for you daily life. 

4 out of 5 stars

If you want to read my interview with the author Clifton Pettyjohn, use this link.



Remember, books make great gifts for the holidays.

As Always, Happy Reading and Writing Everyone

G. D. Talbot

Saturday, November 10, 2018

G. D.'s Holiday Book Picks



As most of you out there know, The Crystal Sphinx is one of my books. Sorry to say I will not do a review of my own book, for obvious reasons, but I do want to share why it’s one of my picks this year.  Because it’s about how we are one people of the earth. It’s a story where The Tower of Babel meets The Twilight Zone with a pulse pounding mystery. That is full of surprises, twists and turns, and cliff hangers. It's a little archeologist’s hunter, a little science fiction adventure, a little murder mystery with a genius master mind villain behind it all.

The promo for the book is:

When we were young, we were arrogant and proud, masters of nature and everything in it. Except for God, so he punished us. Can we be powerful again? Just like when we were one, tribe, kin, clan, family, PEOPLE. The tower has the answers, but will we be too lost in its secrets to understand? That, we, are, ONE!

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book for yourself, use the links below.



Remember, books also make great gifts for the holiday and
As Always, Happy Reading and Writing Everyone

G. D. Talbot


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

G. D.'s Holiday Book Picks


This book is not just a great book to read to your kids but it is also a great story to teach them to read. The author is the youngest I have met and I can't wait to see where her writing career goes as she grows up.

Here is my review of the book.

1 star For writing a book and publishing it, for this author I wish I could give more than one.

1 star Book cover was great and I didn’t see any errors.

1 star Interior look great, I didn’t find any errors and it flowed nicely with the illustrations.

1 star The intro grabs me and wanted me to read more.

1 star I enjoyed the book as a whole. 

First I have to point out that the author of this wonderful book is only 12 years old. Having been a writer at a young age too, I could relate to someone of a young age imagining the world through the eyes of something like, a pumpkin. Because I have several children, three that are still at home and very young, I enjoyed the fact that I could imagine myself reading this book to them. As with all my reviews I gave a star for being brave enough to write and work hard to get your book published. For this author I wish I could give more. I found the cover and interior very nice and the book as a whole flowed from page to page. The one thing I enjoyed the most about this book was it was a boy seed and his two sister seeds.  As I said before I have three children left in my house and there are two girls and a boy. The girls are older and they often leave their brother out when playing together. Listening to the boy seed talk about being left out; made me think of the times when my son has had to work his way into the games his sisters were playing. Over all, this is a fantastic book and I would recommend it to everyone, especially anyone with young children. 

5 out of 5 Stars 

You can get your copy by using the link here.
Remember going into the Holiday Season, books make great gifts.
Happy Reading and Writing Everyone
G. D. Talbot

Friday, November 2, 2018

G. D.'s Holidays Book Picks


My first book pick for the Holiday Season is ‘Modern Man's Guide To A Healthy Lifeby Andrei George Dima.

Here is my review
 1 star for writing and putting a book out 
½ star for book cover for formatting errors.
½ star for interior formatting errors.
1 star for intro it grabbed my attention.
½ star for overall book because even with the book appealing to my love for research and facts it failed to make a personal connection with me.

Over all I found the book interesting. The idea of comparing people today with our ancestors from an earlier, simpler time was on point with the author’s facts and research. I would even suggest to everyone to read this book for the basic, helpful facts, which can help with everyday health. But sadly, just like most books with this subject matter, I found the read very dry. On an up note I do feel that the book will do great with the health fanatic community.

Total 3.5 Stars out of 5

You can get your copy by using the link here.
If you would like to see my interview with Andrei use this link.
Remember going into the Holiday Season, books make great gifts.
Happy Reading and Writing Everyone
G. D. Talbot

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Nanowrimo Is Almost On Us


For those of you that don’t know what nanowrimo is, it’s National Novel Writing Month. It’s where authors get together and try to write 50k words or more and an entire novel in the month of November. It’s a great resource to stay focused on your writing and get inspiration and encouragement from other authors around the world. I have been doing this event for a couple of years now and I will be doing it again this year.

If you decide to do the writing event you can use this link to setup your account. It is free to join and be a part of.

If you are already doing this event or are doing it for the first time this year, please become one of my buddies and I will do the same back. It will make it easier to encourage each other while we are writing through the month of November. You will have to look for me once you are in and of course I will be under G. D. Talbot. 

Every time I am writing a book I use music to keep me focused and inspired on it. I always have a theme song and/or playlist to listen to, and this event is no exception. Here is a link to my playlist for the novel I will be writing in November. Please feel free to use it and if you have your own list make sure to share with me.



As everyone that follows this blog knows I have many posts that are about inspiration. For anyone that wants to use them during the nanowrimo, here is a list of the links.


I hope to see you all during the event
As Always, Happy Reading and Writing Everyone
G. D. Talbot

Saturday, October 27, 2018

My Interview with Dr Graham Clingbine


What is your name and/or pen name?

Dr Graham Clingbine 

What genre do you write? 

I am a published multi-genre author. Genres include:

Science fiction

Children’s stories

UFOs& paranormal

Business

Human Sexuality 

What made you want to be a writer? 

On retiring from a career teaching medical sciences I gained the extra time to be able to put pen to paper and share with others the ideas I had held in my head for a long time. The extra free time enabled me to write two science fiction stories and also research the history of UFO sightings, resulting in books being published in these areas of interest. Family experience as a dad enabled me to write a children’s book based on the bedtime stories I used to tell my young daughters. Further life experience in home business and teaching human physiology allowed me to share my knowledge with readers in books on how to earn money from home and on human sexual behavior. 

What do you use to keep yourself inspired while writing? 

Self-motivation is important and the desire to see your ideas in print. When the writing gets tough and the ideas dry up, I find it helpful to take a short break. Visualizing the completion of the book and the satisfaction that this brings quickly refreshes the desire to ‘’get writing again.’’ 

How do you feel about the writing community as a whole? 

There are many people who would like to become authors but lack the confidence to write. Published authors range from those with best sellers to newcomers. I have found a common desire among authors to support each other and give advice to colleagues and individuals thinking about writing a book. A lot of decisions need to be taken such as whether to publish traditionally or to self-publish, and there are issues about marketing. Authors generally have their own unspoken community spirit and are very generous with their advice for fellow writers. 

Have you or will you be willing to collaborate with other authors in the future? 

I am the Administrator of ‘’Dr Graham Clingbine's Book, Author & Reading Group’’ on Facebook. This is open to the public and members come from countries worldwide. The members include book readers, authors and people in book-related industries such as publishers, reviewers and proof readers. The group promotes literacy, interaction between members, event news and the promotion of books and book services.


Tell us about your book and if it’s upcoming or already published. 

All my books have already been published. Disclosure and Release From Stasis are being updated and will be re-published as 2nd Editions before Christmas 2018. They are about events in the distant future on a changed and hostile Earth… and the battle for the survival of humankind. The UFO book is non-fiction and is a researched review of anomalous aerial sightings and other strange events. The children’s storybook contains 6 short stories which can be read by elder children or their parents and they make good bedtime reading. The home business book has tips and advice for network marketers and earning an income from home. The book on human sexuality is ‘light-reading’ and is aimed at being informative, educational… and fun reading. 

Is your book or upcoming book an eBook, paperback, or both? 

Disclosure-The Future is Now (Science Fiction) -  Paperback

Release From Stasis-The Future is Now (Science Fiction) -  Paperback

UFO SIGHTINGS AND ALIEN ABDUCTIONS: AND OTHER STRANGE EVENTS – Paperback &ebook

A Collection Of Bedtime & Daytime Stories For Children - Paperback

The Network Marketing Bible - Paperback

What You Need to Know About Human Sex – Paperback & ebook 

Is this your first book? 

Disclosure was first written about two years ago and the other books followed on. 

Are you planning to write more? 

Yes: I have had some positive reviews and feedback on the books already published but I have not yet decided what my next book topic or genre will be. 

Is there anything you would say to other writers, that want to write and publish a book? 

I think it is important to read over your work many times as it is easy to miss mistakes you have made in your script or spelling errors. Proof readers may help though this can be expensive. Liaise and take opinions from beta readers, other authors and friends. 

Where can my readers find your book and how they can follow you on social media? Leave only links that you want open to the public. 

This is my author website which shows my books and reviews. The site also has direct links to Amazon’s book stores in the USA & UK.


This is the link to the group that I administer on Facebook… ‘’Dr Graham Clingbine’s Book, Author & Reading Group.’’ It is free to join and has worldwide author and book-reader members.


Thank you so much Dr Graham for sharing with us. You write on a lot of topics, I’m sure anyone would have a hard time not finding at least one of your books worth a read. I am also very curious of what you will write next.
Make sure to check out Dr Graham’s books and social media sites from the links above, and As Always Happy Reading and Writing Everyone.
G. D. Talbot