Friday, October 13, 2017

Best-selling Author Tim McWhorter Releases New Novel

I met author Tim McWhorter a couple of months ago at a book signing sponsored by the Mid-Ohio Indie Author’s Book Festival. The two of us shared a table at the event, and between interactions with readers who approached us and purchased our books, Tim and I chatted. I was impressed with the overall look of his books—his book covers are eye-catching, done mainly in hues of black and white, appropriate for his usual genre, which is horror. His horror/thriller BONE WHITE is a best-seller.

I am so pleased to present to my readers Tim’s latest novel WINDING DOWN HOURS, his first book of general fiction, and a huge departure from his usual genre. Judging by the reviews it has received, it has hit the mark. It is notable, as well, that the cover of the book is also quite different—it is colorful, and again, eye-catching. Following is a description of the novel, as well as a couple of reviews posted on Amazon. Links to it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo are also included below:
“The Taylors haven’t spent this much time together in years. But with their mother gone and the tendrils of dementia slowly entwining their father, the three siblings have one last chance to relive their idyllic youth while packing up the family home. Life isn’t as simple as when they were children, however, and missteps of the past have driven them irreconcilably apart. Only Mason, the middle Taylor, is determined to mend the fractures before the weekend ends and their time on the Cape is done.

A story of the common hopes, trials and disappointments of family life – and just how difficult acceptance can be.”

Customer reviews:

"What a lovely gentle read. Tim McWhorter really has a handle on family dynamics. I was intrigued by the premise of The Winding Down Hours, and I wasn't disappointed by the story. I think what I appreciated most was the complexity of the characters, even the Father suffering with dementia. I loved the beautiful detail of the setting, and the cover is exquisite. The secrets and memories of the family were uncovered layer by layer, and I found the novel enchanting. I would definitely read more from this author."

"McWhorter exhibits his multifaceted talent with this one. A heartwarming tale of complex family matters that are right for today's times. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this family and working through their complicated relationships. Life can be challenging, especially for families. Mr. McWhorter has great insight into family matters that we may all face, in some form or another, one day. I highly recommend this read!"


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Review of Fran Lewis' A DAUGHTER'S PROMISE

October 4, 2017…Submitted by Linda Lee Greene, Author & Artist

5 Stars...Uplifting in its sincerity; illuminating in its wisdom; heartbreaking in its candor, A DAUGHTER’S PROMISE by prolific writer and book reviewer Fran Lewis is the story of her mother Ruth’s journey through Alzheimer’s Disease. Written from the points of view of both Ruth and Fran, the book gives readers insight into the mind and heart of the sufferer, as well as of the caregiver, dual perspectives not often available in other literary pieces of this kind.

“Something has overtaken my thoughts, mind, and thinking skills. But what? I have no idea. Slowly, methodically, and carefully, like a book with its chapters outlined and set in type to be published and printed, my world seems dimmer and my memory all fogged up as this entity takes hold within the recesses of my mind, ready to print out and publish my future…”

In words gleaned from Ruth’s journals she kept during much of her illness, Fran, her mother’s caregiver and chronicler, offers to the world in this outstanding book an intimate story readers will not soon forget. In addition to Ruth’s journal writings, it brims with Fran’s observations, expressions of her feelings, as well as helpful hints in the care of afflicted people of this disease, including valuable professional resources. In its essence, it is a grateful, loyal, and brave daughter’s tribute to her remarkable mother, and the extraordinary steps she takes to remain faithful to her promise to her mother not to place her in a nursing home or any other outside facility.