Monday, November 23, 2020

Announcement: Black Friday Special!

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Money can be tight with the holidays, let me help you make your publishing dreams come true with my Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday special! Anyone who hires me to work on their manuscript and puts down a 50% deposit from November 23rd - December 1st will receive 15% off their total project cost. This is for not only new clients, but current clients as well.

If you'd like to take advantage of this special, please reach out to me either via Facebook (Katrina Roets) or via email (

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Book Review: The Road to Little Dribbling

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The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing: Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson’s valentine to his adopted country of England

In 1995 Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly endearing, one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is The Road to Little Dribbling. Nothing is funnier than Bill Bryson on the road—prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.

The Good:
I've been a fan of Bill Bryson's writing ever since I picked up a copy of A Walk in the Woods. This book is a trip around England and I fell in love with his ability to describe places in such a way that they made me want to visit and see if they're just how he makes me picture them.

The Bad:
I didn't find as much humor in this book as I have his other books. This was a bit more grumpy old man wishing that times didn't change. Honestly, I can relate to that, but it's not necessarily what I was looking for after reading multiple of his other books. 

The Summary: 
While I did enjoy this book, I didn't enjoy it as much as I have his other books. Still, I expect that I'll read it again and any book that I would read more than once gets a pretty decent recommendation from me.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Wordsmith Wednesday: Meet the Characters!

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Hi, all! I've been working hard on finishing Apo's Army! In fact, as of right now, I only have one story left to write and then it will be finished! I've sent all of the photos off to Eric so that he can start turning them into art for the book. After that, it will be writing the book blurb and things like that. The book will be going to Kickstarter the first of February for pre-order and then later, it will be available on Amazon.

For now though, I want to share with you the characters that I sent to Eric! 

Please meet: Priscilla, Blue Moon, Zeus, Sunshine, Kitty Bowie, Apollo, Dorian, Pawdrey Hepburn, Kazu, Azael, Cookies and Cream! Most of these gorgeous babies live in cat colonies down in Florida. You may recognize Apollo and Dorian as two of my own cats. That's not my Zeus, but he was a feral baby just a week ago who now belongs to a wonderful family down in Florida.

Stay tuned...there are more updates to come! 

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