Author Profile: Ed Sherman

Q. Why did you decide to write this book? A. I live in a vibrant, eclectic college town (Ashland, OR) of 20,000 people. About 3,000 Buddhists live there, as well as a large population of New Agers (a majority of the town). I started studying the Dhammapada (proverbs of Buddha) and was immediately struck by [...]

Guest Blog: How Knowledgeable are You about Buddhism?

How Knowledgeable are You about Buddhism? By: Ed Sherman Below is a little true/false quiz to help you assess how knowledgeable you are about Buddhism. Mark each statement as true or false. True/False Quiz The Dalai Lama publicly encourages Westerners to convert to Buddhism. There are no serious precautions one should take before practicing Buddhist [...]

Guest Blog: Was Buddha Influenced by Solomon?

Was Buddha Influenced by Solomon? By: Ed Sherman Buddhism is an Eastern religion that resonates with many Westerners. Why is that? Is it possible that it came about as a blending of an Eastern and a Western religion (i.e., Jainism, a protest movement against Hinduism, and Judaism? There is much to suggest this. Most of [...]

Guest Blog- Buddhism & Christianity: Thought Provoking Analogies

Buddhism & Christianity: Thought Provoking Analogies By: Ed Sherman Christian apologist C. S. Lewis[1] once observed that the spiritual life of a Christian is like the opportunities and risks available to an egg.  If an egg never advances beyond just being an egg, it will rot and decay.  It is designed to hatch, become a [...]

Author Profile: Carol Snow

Q. Why did you decide to write this book? A. I wanted to explore the ways in which assisted reproduction affects family dynamics. Q. Do you have any secret writing tips you’d like to share? A. Always remember the three C’s: cats, chips and caffeinated beverages. Surround yourself with these things and then plant yourself [...]

Book Excerpt: What Came First by Carol Snow

1. Laura The chickens are getting restless. It is just past sunrise on a chilly Saturday morning in January, and insomnia kept my brain whirring until after two a.m. Now all I want to do is stay buried under my hypoallergenic faux-down comforter and return to the dream that is already slipping away. But the [...]

Guest Blog: Title Search

Title Search By: Carol Snow In my computer, I have a file for each of my seven books, each folder filled with marketing plans, cover designs, plot notes, and the manuscript in various stages of editing. For years, one of my folders was marked “Navel Gazing.” Another is called “Arizona.” When I need to find [...]

Guest Blog: TAPPING THE CREATIVE WELL

TAPPING THE CREATIVE WELL By: Carol Snow Legend has it that the entire plot of Twilight came to Stephenie Meyer in a dream. The next day she got out of bed and started typing. Not writing: typing. Because the entire book was just . . . there. In her head. Waiting to come out. If [...]

Guest Blog: A Mother Writes About Motherhood

A Mother Writes About Motherhood by: Carol Snow As the author of seven books, let me say this: I’ve always thought that whole “write what you know thing” is overrated. Maybe that’s because I find myself woefully low on novel-worthy first-hand experience, having been cursed with loving parents, a comfortable upbringing, a happy marriage and [...]

Book Excerpt: The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet by Tina Ruggiero

Introduction High-Fives from the High Chair! This book was written for every parent who wants to give their child the gift of healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.  In an era where everything is fast – from the food we eat to the pace we keep – you might think it’s impossible to [...]