Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Book: Tide Ever Rising

                           Tide Ever Rising 
                                                         by MandiTucker Slack

                       Author of Romantic Suspense
Kadence Reynold’s favorite pastime is exploring old ghost towns, but when she and her sister, Maysha, stumble across an old journal and cheap pendant hidden in the depths of a crumbling foundation near Eureka, Utah, their world is suddenly turned upside down. Immediately, strange dreams and premonitions begin to haunt “Kadie” as she learns more about the author of the journal, Charlotte Clark. Kadie sets out on a journey to learn more about Charlotte and her family, and she and Maysha travel to Bremerton, Washington, where they discover Charlotte's still living twin sister, Adelaide and her family.
Kadie and Maysha, upon arriving in Washington, are immediately immersed in Adelaide and Charlotte’s story. Kadie soon learns that Charlotte disappeared the night of a tragic fire that took the lives of Adelaide’s entire family. With the help of Logan Mathews, Adelaide’s handsome grandson, and Charlotte’s ever disconcerting presence, Kadie delves into the past. Hoping to solve the mystery of Charlotte’s disappearance, Kadie immediately discovers the secrets contained in the journal will toss her and Adelaide’s family into a world filled with mystery, past regrets, and dark unknowns.

Mandi also has another romantic suspense novel, The Alias. See Writers Mirror Review dated 1/31/13.
Learn more about Mandi Tucker Slack at her Website and Blog

                                              MandiTucker Slack


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Character Recipe

By Cindy R. Williams

My son did a “People Recipe” project in his 7th grade Creative Writing Class. What a fun way to hone the features of your characters.

Take information learned from interviewing your character. (Yes, sit back and talk to your character.) Create a fresh, fun recipe about him/her. Remember to use recipe-type words, but make your ingredients original and have them differ from the examples listed below.

Questions to ask:

                Character’s name

                Three physical qualities

                Include three other facts

                My ask about likes and dislikes, fears and ambitions

                End recipe with a two sentence set of directions


Chase Spaghetti

Serves 4 people


Two green eyes

Add some glasses

A bushel of blond hair

An ounce of hair gel

Several yards of light colored skin

Add a pinch of a shy personality

A spoonful of knowledge

A nightlight

A basketball

And a pair of running shoes

 Mix all but hair gel in large bowl and heat over stove. Stir constantly with a large spoon for eight minutes. Pour hair gel in the pot and mix well. Sump into strainer until liquid is drained. Enjoy!

Caitlin Cake


1 head of shoulder length light brown hair

A pair of expressive blue eyes

One small gum-chewing metal mouth

A generous love of traveling

A dash of interest in the ocean

3 cups of books to read

 Combine evenly and sprinkle with family and friends. Bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees and serve with mint-chocolate chip ice cream.