Review: “A Daughter’s Promise” by Fran Lewis


A Daughter's Promise by [Lewis, Fran]Today I’m delighted to review “A Daughter’s Promise” by Fran Lewis. This is a wonderful tribute from a daughter to her mother. Ruth, the mother, tells in her own words how she feels about the diagnosis and subsequent suffering with Alzheimers, while Fran, the daughter describes her side of the story.
While being honest about the tragedy that the illness is, Fran manages to give hope and help for readers of this wonderful literary mosaic, which also includes lovely poems.
Fran includes basic facts about the illness before the story begins, so many misconceptions are cleared up before they can be falsely applied to the story. We all think we know much about the illness, but we know only a glimpse unless affected directly, and even then we know only one story.
Fran tells us this story, with the help of transcripts from her mother’s dictations, poems and anecdotes.

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Here is my interview with Kim Michelle Ross

Gotta love the little, Aussie battler – way to go Kim.


Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Kim: Hello, Fiona, and hi to everyone reading your blog. I’m Kim Michelle Ross, and I’m somewhat reluctant revealing my actual age, other than saying my age is double and bit more to the years I’ve been married (almost 25).

Fiona: Where are you from?

Kim: I was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and I still live there.

Fiona: A little about yourself (i.e., your education, family life, etc.).

Kim: I’m married to Paul, and we have 3 boys, Daniel, Ryan and Caiden, and a golden retriever named Benny. I graduated from high school with a HSC, and though I matriculated to university I didn’t attend. Instead, it was easier on the hip pocket to study at Newcastle TAFE…

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Welsh Wednesdays Review: “Work, Sex and Rugby ” by Lewis Davies


41yN5a-d7PLA very entertaining, smoothly flowing narrative strand that illustrates the valley life of Lewis Davies, a likeable and honest young man whose life revolves around earning a living in deprived Wales, Rugby and sex.
Davies has a great voice that endears the reader even to the less gentlemanly aspects of his behaviour. His honesty is refreshing, the style often tongue-in-cheek, softening the blow of some harsher truths and realities within the novel.
Great descriptive and analytical writing without ever being too overloaded or busy.
Very enjoyable


Lewis Davies’s noveLewis Daviesls include Work, Sex and Rugby which won the World Book Day Award for Wales, Tree of Crows and My Piece of Happiness and he won the Rhys Davies short story competition for ‘Mr Roopratna’s Chocolate’. He was awarded the John Morgan Writing Award for work on the political travel book Freeways. He also published a selection of literary essays…

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Here is my interview with Chris Walters

Great interview with Chris and he was even kind enough to mention me. How sweet he is


Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

My name is Chris Walters, and I am 50 years old.

Fiona: Where are you from?

I was originally from Southern California, U.S., but am now in Colorado, and am moving to Connecticut soon.

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I went to various colleges, but still don’t have a degree. Most of my life, I ran small businesses for other people and then did some consulting and brokerage. I have been married for just under 26 years, and have two adult children.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

I don’t have a lot of news right now. I have been working on some other mediums (teleplay, screenplay, comic book) but nothing is ready…

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