Saturday, February 22, 2020

Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Book Review Shares Book on Pitching

Title: Story Selling
Heather Hale
Michael Wiese Productions
12400 Ventura Blvd., #1111, Studio City, CA 91604
www.mwp.com
ISBN: 9781615932818
$26.95, PB, 220pp
Available on www.amazon.com

Reviewed by Jim Cox originally for his Midwest Book Review Newsletter

Synopsis: Pitching is an art form that brings together content and communication channels. Regardless of what you're pitching, the universally applicable principles of Where, When and to Whom always apply. But it's how you pitch that matters most -- and there are countless strategies that combine elements in different combinations.

"Story Selling: How to Develop, Market, and Pitch Your Film & TV Projects", Heather Hale details all of them, their construction and applications, in a fun and interactive way that inspires her readers to create memorable and saleable pitches in order to get their own projects made.

Critique: Expertly organized and presented, "Story Selling: How to Develop, Market, and Pitch Your Film; TV Projects" offers a wealth of practical and effective tips, tricks and techniques that aspiring writers can immediately begin using when pitching their projects for television and movie productions. While unreservedly recommended for professional, community, and academic library Writing/Publishing instructional reference collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Story Selling" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $17.47).

Editorial Note: Heather Hale is a film and television producer, director, screenwriter, teacher and consultant. She directed, produced and co-wrote the million-dollar thriller Absolute Killers (2011) which was marketed at Le Marche du Film and the American Film Market. She wrote the $5.5 million-dollar Lifetime Original Movie The Courage to Love and has over 60 hours of produced reality credits which have won Emmys, Ace, and Telly awards. Her How to Work the Film & TV Markets: A Guide for Content Creators was published by Focal Press/Routledge. She was the Independent Film and Television Alliance's Industry Liaison for the 2013 American Film Market (AFM) and had a four-year development deal with NBC Universal (through IFTA).

Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Book Review Shares Book on Pitching

MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER, THIS BLOG, AND ITS BENEFITS FOR WRITERS

 The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is her most recent How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically (http://bit.ly/GreatBkReviews ) that covers 325 jam-packed pages covering everything from Amazon Vine to writing reviews for profit and promotion. Reviewers will have a special interest in the chapter on how to make reviewing pay, either as way to market their own books or as a career path--ethically!

This blog is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor.



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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story, Review


Title Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story
Author Gary L. Wilhelm

ISBN-10: 1729375286
ISBN-13: 978-1729375280
ASIN: B07ZZK89V1
Price $12.00 paperback, $4.99 Kindle
Page Count 67
Formats (PB, Kindle)

Remember life before apps, smartphones, and televisions? This grandpa does and tells Alex about it in this book, Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story. Gary L. Wilhelm shares nonfiction information blended with story to help a grandchild understand life was fine before all the modern technology. 

Wilhelm remembers his life around the neighborhood where he lived with town Grandma and Grandpa. Town Grandma would borrow books to read to him from the library. The Lone Ranger, the Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew mysteries came alive as she read aloud. The phone was a party line and other people could listen in -- remember those days? There was no television, only a radio. Grandpa would listen to the latest installments of the Lone Ranger (without seeing any pictures). 

At the post office in the spring, chicks could be heard chirping. Farmers ordered chicks by mail. The town blacksmith would fix the bicycles of kids who needed help. Grandpa thought it was a very exciting life. 

Alex also wanted to know about life on the farm. Were there animals? Yes, there were, and Grandpa had some interesting experiences with some of them. Grandpa played in the hayloft. He watched the threshing machine at work when it was harvest time. Farm Grandma canned vegetables for him to eat. It was all another world that can be shared with your grandchild with this book. 





Carolyn Wilhelm, Wise Owl Factory
Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents. Her children's books are available on Amazon.

MORE ABOUT THIS BLOG The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Authors, readers, publishers, and reviewers may republish their favorite reviews of books they want to share with others. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read and love. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page and in a tab at the top of this blog's home page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites so it may be used a resource for most anyone in the publishing industry. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor. #TheFrugalbookPromoter, #CarolynHowardJohnson, #TheNewBookReview, #TheFrugalEditor, #SharingwithWriters, #reading #BookReviews #GreatBkReviews #BookMarketing

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Book Review: Dragon Bone Soup, Anyone?

Title: Dragon Bone Soup
Edited by DW Brownlaw and P. C. Darkcliff
Publisher: Independently published 
Release date: December 9, 2019
Genre: Anthology Sci-Fi and Fantasy
ISBN-10: 1673703976
ISBN-13: 978-1673703979
Purchase on Amazon 

Reviewed by Dr. Wesley Britton originally for BookPleasures.com

When I reached the end of Dragon Bone Soup, I realized I had just finished my favorite short story anthology I have ever read. As a writer of sci-fi short stories myself, I knew I was going to have to up my game to compete with all these folks.  Especially regarding preciseness and word economy. 

I also realized trying to point out the highlights of the sixteen diverse fantasy and light science fiction stories would result in a very long book review. After all, writers from three continents take readers to dystopian futures  populated by dragons, witches, spirits, elves, trolls, and magicians. But no matter how non-human these beings might seem, every story explores the humanity of even the most exotic of characters. This includes the first-person narrative, "I, Dragon" by David Bowmore. 

 I would like to call special attention to the first two stories in the collection, "LA EMBRUJADX" by Carmen Baca  and "The Witch of Wickershaw" by Brandy Bonifas as they both hooked me into this collection straight-away. Other contributors include Steve Carr, P.C. Darkcliff, R.A. Goli, Shawn Klimek, Mark Kodama, Giuseppina Marino Leyland, Zhen Liu, Lynne Phillips, Sam M. Phillips, Daniel Craig Roche, Copper Rose, L.T. Waterson, and G. Allen Wilbanks.

For readers who like to know about the authors they experience, the editors added a section of interviews at the end of the book with each of the writers describing their craft. Some might think of this section as padding as each story is indeed short, most around 3,000 words or so. (The editors provide a word count for each story in their introductory notes. ) Well, if you're not that interested in all the biographies and writing approaches of the creators,  or maybe only interested in a few of the contributors,  the interviews are not essential reading. I wager, however, that most fellow writers will appreciate the opportunity to read sixteen windows into the creative process. For non-writers, you could think of the interviews  as icing on the cake, if you can imagine icing on bone soup.

If you like sci-fi or fantasy, you won't want to pass up this collection.  Perhaps not every entree will be your cuppa tea, to mix metaphors again, but there will certainly be enough offerings you'll consider special treats. 

MORE ABOUT THE REVIEWER

Dr. Wesley Britton is the author of The Beta Earth Chronicles, is a frequent reviewer for The New Book Review and BookPleasures.com . Learn more about him with these links: 






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 The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is her most recent How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically (http://bit.ly/GreatBkReviews ) that covers 325 jam-packed pages covering everithing from Amazon vine to writing reviews for profit and promotion. Reviewers will have a special interest in the chapter on how to make reviewing pay, either as way to market their own books or as a career path--ethically!

This blog is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor.


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Monday, February 10, 2020

Book Reviews Rock - Plus Hint #Eleven for Getting Them


BOOK REVIEWS ROCK, PLUS HINT # ELEVEN

Hint Number Eleven for Getting them


Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Hint # Eleven

(When asking for reviews)"Don't overlook staff members at bookstores where you have given presentations. A large percentage are avid readers, and many are fellow writers. Some do reviews for the store's newsletter. Your personal thank you to them should be a signed copy of your book."

Page 105: How to Get Great Book Reviews
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One thing I know for sure . . .  Authors are a wonderful group of people, and by and large so willing to help one another. 

It's just that life has a way of keeping us all so busy. 

________________________________

 BRIGHT IDEA

SO HERE'S MY BRIGHT IDEA FOR SOLVING THIS PROBLEM:


 1. CHOOSE ONE BOOK  FROM THE LIST BELOW THAT INTERESTS YOU.
 2. ASK THAT AUTHOR TO SUGGEST JUST 50 PAGES TO GIVE YOU ITS FLAVOR.
 3. READ THOSE FEW PAGES.
 4. THEN WRITE YOUR AMAZON REVIEW, POSTING IT WITHIN 30 DAYS.

*** USE YOUR REVIEW TO HELP PROMOTE YOURSELF AS WELL. ***

HOW? 

JUST END IT WITH THE WORDS: AUTHOR OF (YOUR BOOK TITLE)  

________________________________________


TITLE: SOLAR DIVIDENDS: How Solar Energy Can Generate a Basic Income for Everyone on Earth
NUMBER OF PAGES: 144
DESCRIPTION: puts forth a bold original plan for solving global poverty and global warming with a single program. In brief: we set up every person on the planet with a big section of solar panels, sell the electricity the panels generate, and deliver the money as solar dividends to the person as their basic income, for the rest of their life. The book provides compelling reasons and a detailed blueprint for this inspiring program.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Robert Stayton
FORMAT: paperback, PDF, Kindle, or Epub
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Adult

AMAZON URL: https://tinyurl.com/wlaeydr


                                          ________________________________________



TITLE: NOVEMBER TO JULY
NUMBER OF PAGES: 282
DESCRIPTION: Eleanor Simons has been serving as a nurse in the Great War. When the fighting stops, she faces bleak prospects. Her fiancĂ©, a fighter pilot, is dead. In Paris, where she now lives, a conference of delegates from around the globe is meeting to remake the maps of Europe, Asia and Africa. Their effort to create a peaceful world is doomed; but through it, Eleanor faces the challenge of shaping a better future for herself.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Marilyn Oser
FORMAT: PDF, E-BOOK, TRADE PAPERBACK 
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: adult 
AMAZON URL: https://tinyurl.com/tk5n62y


                                         ________________________________________


TITLE: ONCE UPON AND EVER AFTER

NUMBER OF PAGES: 15 ebook, 32 paperback

DESCRIPTION:  After years of training the prince is finally ready for his quest to rescue a princess.  But can h e find a princess who needs to be rescued and what happens if he can't?

AUTHOR'S NAME: Caroline L Thornton

E-MAIL: carolinelthornton@outlook.com

FORMAT:  Mobi

AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Up to 8

AMAZON URL:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZG2WNXL


                                         ________________________________________




TITLE: NUMBER EIGHT CRISPY CHICKEN

NUMBER OF PAGES: 232

DESCRIPTION: Immigration minister, Peter Ruddick, is enroute to remote Pulcherrima, the site of his latest privately-run, fast-food chain-inspired detention centre. But chaos ensues when Peter misses his connecting flight and finds himself confined to Turgrael airport, without a lounge in sight. Stranded with nothing but crispy chicken burgers to eat and nobody but a bleeding-heart liberal for company, Peter’s misunderstandings of Turgistani language and culture 

AUTHOR'S NAME: Sarah Neofield
FORMAT: (PDF, E-BOOK)
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Mainstream adult fiction
AMAZON URL: https://tinyurl.com/NumberEightCrispyChicken


                                         ________________________________________


TITLE: TALES2INSPIRE ~ THE OPAL COLLECTION
NUMBER OF PAGES: 125
DESCRIPTION:  A collection of 16 non-fiction short stories by contest winning authors participating in the 2019 Tales2Inspire® contest. The theme for this Opal Collection, Stronger Today Because, is portrayed in both words and original photographs reflecting the true experiences of these authors. 
AUTHOR'S NAME: Lois W. Stern
E-MAIL: tales2Inspire@optimum.net
FORMAT: 5 Paperbacks, PDF, Epub
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Young adult and adult
AMAZON URL: http://tiny.cc/po1ahz

                                         ________________________________________


TITLE: I AM ME: Teen Artists and Writers Speak Out On Being Yourself 
NUMBER OF PAGES: 104 (a quick read)
DESCRIPTION: This book pairs award winning poetry and art to empower young teens to shake off the negative power of the media and peers to realize it is okay to be themselves.  This anthology is a fresh voice that lets teens know that you don’t have to achieve “perfection" to be “perfect.” Created from over 100,000 submissions of art and poetry.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Tom Worthen, Ph.D.
E-MAIL: tiffani@poeticpower.com
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL:   Teens – 12-18
AMAZON URL:  TinyURL.com/rhjdyt4


                                         ________________________________________


TITLE: WOULD YOU RATHER BE IN THE COFFIN THAN GIVE THE EULOGY? - how to take the terror out of public speaking: A PRACTICAL guide for all types of speeches
DESCRIPTION: Your career prospects may depend on your ability to speak in public. Authors, sports stars, actors and business people may also be asked to ‘give a talk’ about their success, which can be an intimidating prospect. This step-by-step guide gives you practical advice for giving many types of speeches, with examples that show you what to do, what not to do - and what can go hilariously wrong! (Some things are only learned by experience).
AUTHOR: jannev@mweb.co.za
FORMAT: (PDF, E-BOOK)
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL:  High school age and upwards

                                         ________________________________________

ABOUT YOUR TRUSTED BLOGGER, LOIS W. STERN

        Tales2inspire was a kernel of an idea I started in 2012. It has grown to proportions even I didn’t dare to envision. My innate curiosity about potentially fascinating human interest stories was the spark that ignited this idea, but it was the confused state of traditional publishing that propelled me forward. Tales2inspire delivers exactly what it promises as both an authors-helping-authors project and a contest. Winners get their stories published in print, e-book, and some even in video formats, with their names, headshot photos, and mini-autobiographies. Then I spread the word about the winners and their stories on my blog, my monthly newsletter, and on several select social networks. Free to enter, this competition is open to talented newbies and seasoned authors alike. 
Learn more about me and the Tales2Inspire project at: www.tales2Inspire.com
and get a FREE sampler filled with six published T2I stories at: www.tales2inspire.com/gift

Lois is also a regular contributor to this blog.


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MORE ABOUT THIS BLOG The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Authors, readers, publishers, and reviewers may republish their favorite reviews of books they want to share with others. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read and love. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page and in a tab at the top of this blog's home page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites so it may be used a resource for most anyone in the publishing industry. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor. #TheFrugalbookPromoter, #CarolynHowardJohnson, #TheNewBookReview, #TheFrugalEditor, #SharingwithWriters, #reading #BookReviews #GreatBkReviews #BookMarketing

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Valerie Allen Offers Valentine's Anthology for the Big Day!




This isn't the usual New Book Review review. It is just a brief reminder that Valentine's Day is a very good time to send love to fellow authors and support the publishing industry. And author (and in this case anthology editor!) is an author advocate all year long. It's a great time to pay it forward and give something meaningful to someone you love.  It is: 

 Love Stories for Your Valentine.


It is a book and ebook. Check for the large print edition, too. .


Love can be strange and wondrous!

A collection of short stories for those who have loved and been loved. Love brings romance, passion, pain and tears.Love arrives in many forms and comes to us at different times throughout our life.  

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND EDITOR OF THIS ANTHOLOGY: -- 
~  Valerie Allen  ~
ValerieAllenWriter.com                                                    VAllenWriter@gmail.com

AUTHOR OF 

Write, Publish, Sell! 2 ed
Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony

Amazing Grace
Sins of the Father
Suffer The Little Children
The Prodigal Son

Stories for the Man in Your Life
A Gift for Mom: Short Story Collection
'Tis Herself: Short Story Volume One
'Tis Herself: Short Story Volume Two
'Tis Herself: Short Story Volume Three

The Sun and The Moon
Summer School for Smarties
Bad Hair, Good Hat, New Friends

PS: Google Valerie for her book fairs and writers' conferences at a frugal price--in person or book display! 

Valerie Allen Offers Valentine's Anthology for the Big Day


MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER, THIS BLOG, AND ITS BENEFITS FOR WRITERS

 The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is her most recent How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically (http://bit.ly/GreatBkReviews ) that covers 325 jam-packed pages covering everything from Amazon Vine to writing reviews for profit and promotion. Reviewers will have a special interest in the chapter on how to make reviewing pay, either as way to market their own books or as a career path--ethically!

This blog is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor.



Note: Participating authors and their publishers may request the social sharing image by Carolyn Wilhelm at no charge.  Please contact the designer at:  cwilhelm (at) thewiseowlfactory (dot) com. Provide the name of the book being reviewed and--if an image or headshot of the author --isn't already part of the badge, include it as an attachment. Wilhelm will send you the badge to use in your own Internet marketing. Give Wilhelm the link to this post, too.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care

Title Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care 
Author Dianne L. Rowe
Publisher:  Dianne L. Rowe
ISBN-10: 057861524X
ISBN-13: 978-0578615240
ASIN  B0847J48XX
Price $10 paperback, $4.99 Kindle
Page Count 208 pages
Formats (PB, Kindle)

Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care

A brand new book with a variety of adoption stories has just been published. Fifteen writers tell of their own experiences. The children were in orphanages abroad, adopted directly from hospitals, were foster children, or even arrived by orphan train. We hope you will enjoy our book!

Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Dianne L. Rowe had the initial inspiration for this book. She wrote three stories for it which included one about her mother who was adopted from an orphan train. She adopted a child through Catholic Charities and so that is one of her other stories. 
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Ann Kalin writes a detailed story as she adopted two children from two different adoption agencies in Minnesota. When one agency said they were only placing one child per family, she found she could adopt another with a different one.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Christopher Luehr is a storyteller, attorney, professional speaker, coach, dinner-table comedian, and North Minneapolis resident. Through his organization, Joyful Noize (joyfulnoize.net), he helps mission-driven organizations promote their message through story. You can be assured he has an excellent story in the book.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
John Strahan says, “This is a story that I have told more than once and am willing to tell it to anyone who will listen. Without fail, it brings tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart. I gladly responded to Dianne Rowe’s request to share our story. It is over 53 years old but still worth telling.” It is a charming story.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Lois Miller Caswell has two stories in the book as she also adopted two of her three children. With her fantastic memory for details, readers will feel like they are talking to her over a cup of coffee in the kitchen while enjoying the stories.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Leif Wallin received a phone call and the caller said, ““Leif sit down. We found her. She was from Great Falls, Montana. Her name was Sandy.” Intriguing, isn’t it? The story is pretty amazing.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Esther Holgate beings her story this way:
“There once was a very little girl who was born in the far-away country of South Korea.” This is a story of adoption from an orphanage in Seoul, South Korea.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
David Zander was born in London. In July 1940, During WW2, at a time that America had not yet entered the war. He says, “My first memories are of war, being carried down into an Air raid shelter during the nightly air raids.” To top it off, he found out his first family was not his birth family when he was still very young. His story is quite interesting.  
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Dawn McClean learned she was not the eldest child in the family after all. How could that happen? You can imagine, but this story tells of her feelings about learning the truth.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Mary (Marge) Smith had to have her family vote about a situation related to adoption, It was not for the actual adoption, but part of a rather complicated story. In the picture on the left, you can see Marge with Patti.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
E. Irene Theis says, “Saturday, July 30th, 2016, was the special day when I first met Stephanie, my granddaughter, and Susan, my great-granddaughter.” 

Another amazing story!

Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Jackie Maher and Katie DeCosse now see each other often, but it wasn’t true over the decades they could not find each other. They each have stories in this anthology.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Irene Reuteler tells a family story which is about the adoption situation for relatives. She was able to predict the future to some extent and help guide them to successful adoption.
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Carolyn Wilhelm also has a story of an adoption from South Korea through the Children’s Home Society located in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has also authored children’s picture books about the experience.
Thank you for reading, Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education and second educational masters in Curriculum and Instruction K-12.

MORE ABOUT THIS BLOG The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Authors, readers, publishers, and reviewers may republish their favorite reviews of books they want to share with others. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read and love. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page and in a tab at the top of this blog's home page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites so it may be used a resource for most anyone in the publishing industry. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor. #TheFrugalbookPromoter, #CarolynHowardJohnson, #TheNewBookReview, #TheFrugalEditor, #SharingwithWriters, #reading #BookReviews #GreatBkReviews #BookMarketing