Sunday, May 27, 2012

Personal Historian

I have decided to turn my writing skills towards becoming a personal historian. This is a person who helps others turn their life stories into beautiful books. I will be starting my own business and I'm looking forward to working with people and helping them write their little piece of history.

For more information about personal historians, you can go to the national Association of Personal Historians' website:

Friday, February 24, 2012

Book Review - Venom by KC Grant

I recently read KC Grant's new book, Venom. I haven't read any of Grant's other books, so I really didn't have any expectations about the book or about Grant as an author. I am pleased to say that I liked it! It is very well written and it kept my interest, which is probably saying a lot, considering I am easily bored and have a pretty busy life.

Here's the blurb from the back cover: "Samantha Evans is determined to make a name for herself in the cutthroat world of advertising. Newly hired by a prestigious ad agency, she volunteers to work on location in Mexico City as a personal assistant to the beautiful and driven creative director Katrina Edwards. At first the association seems promising. But Ms. Edwards seems preoccupied in a way that makes Samantha increasingly uneasy. In fact, may in the group seem like they are not being completely open about the project--including David Ayala, the mysterious and moody photographer for whose attention the two women find themselves competing. After several strange accidents and numerous appearances by an unknown man, Samantha discovers the truth: not everyone on the team is in Mexico to create a stellar advertising pitch. When her sleuthing leads to her abduction, she is brought to the pyramids of Teotihuacan and comes face to face with the venomous evil of the South American crime boss known as 'The Serpent.' Now Samantha must not only fight for her life, but she must also discover if she can trust the man she's come to love."

I love that the book and the language used in it are clean. That gets big kudos in my corner. The story does get a little travelogue-esque, but I really didn't mind because I have never been to Mexico, so I found it interesting. Perhaps some would find it tedious if they were already very familiar with Mexico City and surrounds. This is not an action/thriller, but it has enough intrigue and romantic interest to move the story along nicely. The characters are nicely developed, and the protagonist is easy to sympathize with.

So, yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. In fact, my husband is reading it now and the kids have lined up to read it too. I look forward to reading Grant's other books and hope she continues to write.

You can purchase a copy for yourself or someone else at This Site.
You can learn more about KC Grant and her books at Her Website.