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Sheila Deeth's Blog · 5d ago

What Makes a Hero?

Superheroes have super-powers. Magical heroes have mystical skills. Human heroes stand tall in the face of impossible odds. Canine and feline heroes tackle mysteries and monsters. Life coach...
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 1W ago

Will I Ever Release "Faith And..."? Will I ever finish writing it?

I'm working on a non-fiction book--"Faith And..." where I look at how God's relationship to mankind is so much than "faith alone" or "scripture alone." I've been working on it for years, off...
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 3W ago

Which is harder, self-publishing or cheering up a child who has a broken leg?

Today I'm delighted to welcome author Judith Wolf Mandell to my blog. She's had a long career as a journalist/publicist, and the childrens book,  Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh, No!) and the Amazing...
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 1M ago

Is Beauty And The Beast Just For Kids?

I haven't seen the new Beauty and the Beast movie yet. Somehow it seems odd to look for a live-action version of a Disneyesque version of a familiar fairytale. But I might see it one day.Mea...
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 1M ago

To Kindle Direct Or Not To Kindle Direct

There's a fantastic kindle authors contest going on - kindle storyteller 2017 - and you can enter it any time up to May 19th. All you have to do isrelease a book on kindle - at least 5,000 w...
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 1M ago

What's In A Mystery?

I read a book called "The Mystery Tomb" recently. Can you guess, it was a mystery? Characters had mysterious backstories. Locations revealed unexpected treasures. Desire and intention collid...
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 1M ago

Are the Genders Equal in Childrens Books?

Today I'm delighted to welcome  Sonia Panigrahy, the author of Nina the Neighborhood Ninja to my site. (Click on the link for my review, or find it on Amazon here). Lots of picture book and ...
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 1M ago

Who do kids learn their lessons from?

Who do kids learn their lessons from? The obvious answer is from teachers at school. Perhaps from parents at home. But what about from teddy bears, dogs, birds or snakes? If they're reading ...
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 1M ago

Different Genres, Different Names?

Some authors change their names when they write in different genres. Some change their publishers. Some publishers have subgroups for different genres. And some just ... publish ... write .....
Sheila Deeth's Blog · 1M ago

What's In A Title?

I got a book in the mail the other day. It's title was "This Book Needs A Title." I read a poem in the poem with the same title. And I pondered, what's a title there for anyway.The author ha...