Pat Bertram's Blog (25)

Negative Reviews: Are They Actually Negative?

I am the administrator of the Suspense/Thriller Writers group on Facebook. Our discussion this week was about negative reviews, and Marshall Karp left a comment that I wanted to pass along because I thought you’d find it as helpful as I did.



Marshall Karp, the author of…
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Added by Pat Bertram on May 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Book Review: A Spark of Heavenly Fire

Title: A Spark of Heavenly Fire

Author: Pat Bertram

Publisher: Second Wind Publishing

Publisher's Address: 931-B South Main Street, Box 145, Kernersville, NC 27284

ISBN number: 978-1-935171-23-2

Price: $18.00

Publisher website address: www.secondwindpublishing.com



Review by Aaron Paul Lazar, Author of the LeGarde Mystery Series



Who says you can’t squeeze romance into a thriller? And while you’re at it, how about weaving in a deeply moving… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on May 6, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Images of Betrayal by Claire Collins (Review)

Images of Betrayal

by Claire Collins

Romance

Published by Second Wind Publishing, LLC

ISBN# 1935171011



Abandoned and betrayed by her family, seventeen-year-old Tysan Reynolds supports herself the best she can with tips from the diner where she works. Into her lonesome life come two men: photographer Walker Sandoval and high school heartthrob David McKee. What should have been a magical time of romance turns into a time of horror; the photos Walker takes foretell… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on April 16, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

What Do Your Characters Want?

The most compelling characters are those who want something desperately and who will do anything to get it, which is why Scarlett O’Hara is such a perennially popular character. Frankly, I find her a bit over the top -- selfish and greedy and way too egocentric. I can’t write such characters, at least not at the beginning of a novel. I prefer quiet, unassuming characters who are forced into action by circumstances. (To me, life is the real villain. It does things to us that no make-believe… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on April 8, 2009 at 3:42pm — No Comments

"More Deaths Than One" Contest. Win Free Books!

Win an autographed copy of More Deaths Than One by Pat Bertram (her very first autograph!) and your choice of two other titles from Second Wind Publishing .



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A friend of Pat Bertram’s found an obituary in the paper that could have been for his mother — the woman had the same name, lived in the same general area, was the same age, had the same number of children, and one of the children had approximately the same… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on February 1, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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