Colleen’s 2018 Book Reviews: “Quill & Ink – Inspirational, Motivational and Creative Writings,” by Deborah A. Bowman

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Title: Quill & Ink – Inspirational, Motivational and Creative Writings

Amazon Author Page: Deborah A. Bowman

Publication Date: November 22, 2015

Formats: Paperback & Kindle

Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Spiritual Growth, Ancient Classical & Medieval

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IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

Are you a creative person who loves the paranormal; The Spiritual Universe; ancient myths and legends; fantasy; and the healing, playful energy of pets/animals? You are not alone!

Do you know someone that you would love to share a gift with that needs inspiration, motivation, personal growth, and meditation in their personal life or career? Quill and Ink is just the book for you or your creative friend or family member.

Written in poetry, essays, short stories, this book opens with a song by the author and ends with a Creative Visualization for relaxation through the power of your mind. Even the cover is an original oil painting by the author. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

MY RECOMMENDATION:

I received this book as a gift and enjoyed it so much I had to share it. The author begins with an introduction comparing the book to the mystery of the standing stones of Stonehenge whose secrets have never been revealed.

Yet, I found the exact opposite. This author reveals some of her deepest feelings and thoughts, written in songs, verse, stories, and visualizations. The following stanza touched me – obviously, it was something I needed to hear.

“The quill and the ink, The rose and the thorn, teaches us patience and reticence.”

The second section of the book is dedicated to the reader who is also a writer. The author, who is also an editor, shares editing tips, proofreading advice, and examples of how a piece should be written.

The prose contained in this small book is cleverly written for the writer who will understand the courage it takes to write a book and bring it to fruition.

An excerpt from her novel, Annie’s Story: Blessed With a Gift, is also included with a Foreward section dedicated to her paranormal experience with age regression to help her cope with extreme claustrophobia. Annie’s Story is the result of that experience. I’ve read that book and you can read the review here.

Quill & Ink is the perfect gift for the writer in your life. I loved the opportunity of getting to know more about this author. I think you will, too. ❤

MY RATING:

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies

5 fairies

*I follow the Amazon Rating System*

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Author, Poet & Editor: Deborah A. Bowman

About the Author:

Deborah Bowman has been sharing her stories and poems her whole life–her first poem published in a 4-H magazine at just 12 years old. She loves just about all genres of fiction and collects classical literature. Deborah’s recent selections are close to her heart. She has a passion and a crusade for the headline-driven factual and historical material which she weaves into novels and novellas.

New Release: Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift B01N9NRYMU
Historical Fiction based on fact via a past-life hypnotic regression. Annie was born dwarfed with a slow mind in 1630 Colonial America in a secreted Scottish village of the Massachusetts Bay Colony near Puritanical Salem. She is also whimsical, loving, and blessed with the gift of healing from the Spiritual Universe. In a time of suspicion and fear of demonology and witchcraft, many children with birth defects and their mothers were banished or put to death. This is a coming of age story which reveals parallels to our modern society in the abuse, ridicule, bullying, and labeling of individuals with special needs. History does repeat itself!

B00TVULOQY, DELILAH, ASTRAL INVESTIGATOR, INFINITY SERIES: EPISODE ONE, THE BOY AND THE SHOPKEEPER. A very modern teenager, Delilah (“Dee”) and a Colonial American from 1774, Bartholomew (“Bartie”) team up with Dee’s rambunctious and intuitive cat, Molly, to go back in time or journey to the future to save lost souls on the astral plane. Their mission is to save the world! Age appropriate for “tweens”, teens, YA, and adults as well, especially if you love the paranormal and believe in alternate planes of reality.

LIVING IN A SHADOW, B00AP68CUO, a full-length novel intended for mature readers deals with abuse and date-rape drugs. She presents the real-life facts that anyone can be a victim of these brutal attacks. “What do you do and how do you cope when you can’t remember what has been done to you? The side effects of these drugs can damage your physical and mental health or even cause death!”

The Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series (STROKE OF FEAR! B00CFWYAX4/STROKE OF MIDNIGHT! B00F8Z2KAK/STROKE OF SILENCE! B00JH78VOE) are quick-read novellas for the busy adult and age-appropriate for tweens/teens/YA. There is an epidemic in this country of missing children. “It’s important for children to know that danger lurks everywhere. If they can recognize a predator’s persuasion, they at least have a chance to run away, hide, or cry for help. Unfortunately, not all abductions can be prevented, but for every child that is saved, one less family is spared the heartbreak that can never be comforted.”

Deborah has a 20+-year history as well as formal education in writing, editing, proofreading, and publishing. She believes strongly in helping first-time and seasoned writers alike create quality books and eBooks at clasidconsultantspublishing.com. She does free reviews and critiques. “Books are timeless; readers are forever.”

Deborah has various upcoming projects but is always happy to hear from you and connect on social media.

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How to Connect with the Author:

blog: http://www.bowmanauthor.com

website: http://www.clasidconsultantspublishing.com

Twitter: @bowmanauthor

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bowmanbooks

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LinkedIn: Deborah Bowman Stevens

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Amazon Author’s Page: Deborah A. Bowman

Amazon Reviewer’s Page: Deborah Bowman, author

email: livinginashadow@outlook.com

current moodThanks for stopping by to meet Deborah and to hear about her book, Quill & Ink. That visualization in this book is wonderful! ❤

 

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17 Comments

  1. I’ve let my fingers do a lot of shorthand just now, Colleen. Deborah sounds so interesting I copied all of the addresses down before realizing I could copy and paste them into my browser, or even better, just print them all out for future reference. I’m so glad I’m an Amazon Prime member tonight. I think some of these tomes will make it into my cart for next Christmas. Plus there are several birthdays coming up in May, June and August! Yep, my cart will soon overflow with books! My Kindle might overflow with some of them also, hehehe.

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      1. I love it also. there is always something somewhere that is so useful, interesting, or just so good for a laugh when I need it that on days when I am unable to make it online I really miss it. Those days are more frequent since my usual laptop went down and this backup gift one, appreciated, but it jumps around like that little Mexican bean and drives me bonkers, so for the sake of my sanity I limit my time here now. And that time is up now, so Love AND HUGS, and my finger hit the cap lock key.by accident.

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  2. I’m glad to learn about this book, Colleen. Its presentation and format are something I’ve been considering for my short stories and inspirational articles. I’ll have to buy it now after reading your fab review 🙂 ❤

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  3. I was a preschool teacher who had children with special needs, as well as typically developing peers students who would model appropriate behaviors. Her book about Annie, set in the early days, really appeals to me. This would be challenging and intriguing! Thank you! Smiles, Robin 🐦

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