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Author: The Reluctant Author

The Reluctant Author, a user of words, has spent a lifetime writing words and storing them in notebooks, computer discs, digital files, and has now decided to step out into the light and start sharing some of those words with the world. (The Reluctant Author is Kendra Cooke's pseudonym)
The Fear Of Fancy Bed Blankets

The Fear Of Fancy Bed Blankets

There are very few things that fill my family with terror, but I’m slightly ashamed that the top two things that send my family scattering are: me. Yes, me. Like when I’m making mayonnaise. Specifically the vegan mayo that swears it’s perfect and works and– Look, let’s not get too close to the details quite yet, let’s just be honest here.  When my kids hear me say, “Hey can you grab me a can of chickpeas?” They run. Fast. One…

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Book Reviews: July 2022

Book Reviews: July 2022

I truly hadn’t forgotten about the book reviews, they just got pushed to the back burner between migraines, and the chaos that is life at times. Never mind that though. Instead, perhaps, you’ll find a new book to read! Title: Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspé Simple Summary: Jessie offers ten simple ideas to help balance your glucose levels without a diet, and keep it there.  Why I read it: This book was a large topic of conversation amongst a group…

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The Challenge Of Writing A Book Synopsis

The Challenge Of Writing A Book Synopsis

“Where have you been?” I hear it distinctly said in Mrs Weasley’s voice, do you? The high shrill, the extra emphasis on have, the terror her voice evoked as her boy’s avoided looking directly at her. I’ve had that very quote running through my head for weeks now. Life has been crazy, and I’ve not been writing much on this little corner of the web. It’s not that crazy and unusual things aren’t happening, oh they are. I mean, today…

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June 2022 Books

June 2022 Books

There’s a direct correlation between reading and writing for me. What does that mean, you ask? Simply put, the more I read, the more I write. Even if I read a book I absolutely could not stand, I can often get to the end and say, “Wow I really liked the way the author…” I’m always on the lookout for clever ways authors worked in various techniques. Ways that they spin old stories to make them fresh and new. And…

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