Category Archives: literature

April 10

Book review: BORN WITH WINGS: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu (Dance Between Worlds Book 1) by Bianca Gubalke

BORN WITH WINGS: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu (Dance Between Worlds Book 1) by Bianca Gubalke is a fanciful fairy tale that takes place in dreams and other dimensions. It is a story about connections, love and a desire to belong. There are many surprises along the way as this spiritual and inspirational story […]

April 06

Book review: The Writer’s Block (The Short Story Collection Series) by Michael Priv

The Writer’s Block (The Short Story Collection Series) by Michael Priv, is a fun-filled satire on the not uncommon roadblock that writers encounter – the devil itself, “writer’s block”. Priv, in this brief story, brilliantly pokes at the problematic issue of how to end a romance novel without entering in trite, overused and banal endings […]

April 02

Book review: Between the Sun and the Shade: A Collection of Short Stories: To a God Unknown, by Rico Kumana De Silva

Between the Sun and the Shade: A Collection of Short Stories: To a God Unknown, by Rico Kumana De Silva, presents the reader with some very insightful stories. The author delves into the deeper, darker, often times very personal side of the characters in these stories, evoking both empathy and curiosity as to where these […]

March 26

Book review: Requiem: The Short Stories Collection Series, by Michael Priv

Requiem: The Short Stories Collection Series, by Michael Priv. A short story about a fallen comrade, a memorable anecdote that takes the reader behind the scenes in Russia, where a small group of men are preparing for war and the antics they engage in to blow off some steam. Good fun with an interesting twist […]

March 17

Book review: The Myth of Love by Randy Niederman

The Myth of Love by Randy Niederman is technically a mashup, a book that combines different genres or themes of a disparate nature; nonetheless, it has a thread of consistency which draws the reader through this rather unusual plot-line. The author presents a different concept about the creation of the Universe – not particularly any […]

March 03

Book review: Choreographing Calligraphy by Katrina Plumb

  Choreographing Calligraphy, by Katrina Plumb, is a book of contemporary poetry with varied styles and subjects. The author is a deep thinker who uses poetry to help people as a therapy. Some of the poems are very whimsical and others inspire one to think. Enjoyable and thought provoking. Book review by International Writers Inspiring […]

January 21

Book review: The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler: The Anointed (Volume 1) by A.G. Mogan

Book review: The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler: The Anointed (Volume 1) by A.G. Mogan, is a brilliant presentation about one of the most hated figures in history. Anyone, and we hope that schools still teach about Hitler’s reign, knows of the madman and monster who engaged the world in its worst-ever World War, exterminating […]

January 21

Book review: The Halloween Parade (Monstacademy Book 1) by Matt Beighton

  The Halloween Parade (Monstacademy Book 1) by Matt Beighton, is a delightful story for youngsters (and oldsters) about a young girl’s plight, Trixie Grimble, who is sent to a boarding school against her will. Not exactly a normal school either –  Monroe’s School for the Different (Monstacademey). The school is full of Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, […]

January 19

Author Spotlight: Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, author of Cheerleading for Writers

International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC): Tell us about yourself … Victoria: My name is Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, and I am the founder of Optimist Writer, a writing, publishing and consulting business. I started my business in October 2015, and until then I specialized at various times of my life in business development, information technology, semiconductor physics, […]

January 17

Book review: The Cruel Romance: A Novel of Love and War, by Marina Osipova

The Cruel Romance: A Novel of Love and War, by Marina Osipova, is an excellently written story that draws the reader through every page of this bitter love story, set in World War II and post-war Russia.  It is the dramatic and realistic rendering of one young girl’s journey, through German occupation, to post-war trauma […]