Scout’s Honor was named as a Finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Anyone who follows soccer knows that when you’re named Finalist, you came in second. In the book world, “Finalist” is good! Great, actually. I am humbled and honored that my beloved debut novel, the only tangible thing that kept me present, … More First Loser?
Chasing Eveline tells a story of a 16 year old girl named Ivy, abandoned by her mother, now being raised by her father – himself, dealing with his own loss and abandonment. But when you’re the parent, you don’t get to quit just because life sucks. She maintains a connection to the love she holds … More Book Review – Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser
Debut author Lorna Hollifield crafted a thoughtful and challenging southern tale with both the beauty and darkness residing within the North Carolina tobacco fields and the deep complexities hiding within the unbreakable bond of sisters. It is 1947, and Jimi-Lyn find herself as the ugly older sister left behind by her beautiful, younger, pin-up model … More Book Review – Tobacco Sun by Lorna Hollifield
JM Sullivan’s debut, Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles, is a retelling of an obvious classic but with a modern, smart, witty spin. As a reader, I don’t normally read YA dystopian leaning series like this. So I am actually surprised how entertaining and engaging the entire book is, even to an old, decrepit teenager like me. … More Book Review – Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by JM Sullivan
When I sold my family home, I purchased a small condo in the city in order to eliminate a lot of my expenses as well as my 45 minute to and from daily commute. My husband had always liked things that were new, upscale, and luxury, and he brought with him tastes that were waaaaaaay … More Embracing All of the Ugly
I had the privilege of talking to #AuthorConfession Host, JM Sullivan. She hosts #AuthorConfession on Twitter and YouTube, a fun platform for authors and writers to share about their work, their quirks and habits, their characters, their struggles. It is fun to interact with other creatives out there from time to time…too easy to get … More #AuthorConfession Appearance
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This blog post on Finding Dori was written on April 15th, 2016. Yesterday was my first book’s launch day. I only get one of those. Kind of like a first Steelers game at Heinz Field. I only get one of those. So if the memory isn’t a good one…
My award winning short story, Pale Space, was featured in the Grand Central Review online creative journal. Thanks to the editors for publishing it. Thanks for reading, -Dori
There’s a curse in my family. On the maternal side. The daughters are left without a dad…young. Not little kid young, but adolescent/young adult young. The daughters get to have their dads for their childhood. But not their adulthood. We are given the standards and the foundation of how to be loved by a man … More Three Generations of Daddy-less Daddy’s Girls
5 Advanced Review Copies of the award winning book, Scout’s Honor, are up for grabs over on Good Reads. These are the cool 1st edition copies, the ones with some errors on the cover and inside, the ones that will be worth big bucks some day when I become world famous (ha ha!). Head on … More Good Reads Giveaway, 28 July – 27 August
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When we hear this acronym, it usually accompanies a war veteran story, involving drugs or alcohol or violence or homelessness. Where I live, it is a highly common verbalized jumble of letters due to my proximity to Fort Bragg. The news continuously has stories about resources to help veterans … More The Many Colors of PTSD
Have you wanted to read my debut novel about a girl in North Carolina who grows up to be a woman in North Carolina? Well, there’s a lot more to the story than that! Scout’s Honor is a Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medalist for Southern Fiction and was recently named a 2017 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist. … More Scout’s Honor only $.99 for one week!