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Current Book Prices

Hey everyone! So while the After Thanksgiving Sale for my short story collection, Abstract Clarity, has ended, my books are still available for purchase on Amazon.com. Here is a list of the current prices:

Special Edition Cover Abstract Clarity

$4.99

Kindle

$11.99
Paperback

Original Cover Abstract Clarity 

$3.99
Kindle Edition

$10.99
Paperback

Rest in Piece
$4.99
Kindle Edition

$12.99
Paperback

I hope you’re all having a great December so far! Thank you for your support!

-B.W. Ginsburg

 

 

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Book Sale Reminder!

Hey guys! This is just a reminder that from now until December 12th, my short story  collection, Abstract Clarity is on sale! To purchase, please feel free to visit this direct link or go on Amazon.com and search by title or author!

Here is a breakdown of the sale prices for Abstract Clarity:

Kindle E-book: $4.50   $2.99

Paperback: $12.99       $9.99

Kindle E-book (with special edition cover designed by Lillith Adams @hippiehorror): $5.50                              $3.99

Paperback (with special edition cover designed by Lillith Adams @hippehorror):                 $12.99                           $10.99

Here is the picture of the special edition cover designed by Lillith if you missed it:

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©Lillth Adams @hippiehorror

About Abstract Clarity:

“The real meaning of Hell, a woman’s love for Halloween gone horribly wrong, and a magical pen. A mysterious place called Dream Land and an inanimate object that, with a little luck and hard work, helps change the world. In these five fantastical, terrifying, and beautiful stories, you will discover that there is more to life than the ordinary and explainable.”

 

THANKS!

-B.W. Ginsburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interview With Author N.M. McGregor

Hey everybody! I have just finished reading N.M. McGregor’s novel, West End Montana, the first book in a series about a spunky and independent teenager who must navigate the daily tides of life. McGregor does a wonderful job of creating a character and plot that we as readers can relate to in various ways. Today I have the pleasure of speaking to this wonderful author. 

B.W. : Nadine, Montana’s character is strong-willed, independent, and curious. Do you see yourself in her? Who was your inspiration for this character? 

N.M. : That is an excellent question. I think it was Jack Kerouac, that said we are whom we write. I would say that the makeup of who Montana is, how she deals with struggles and her unique system for surviving a very tough environment is very much based on my own tenacity growing up.

B.W. : Montana has a very interesting family dynamic – a whole household of brothers! Is this similar to your own family?

N.M. : I have twins, boy and girl, and two additional sons. I definitely used a lot of the twin dynamic from observing my twins, however, the characters themselves are not.

B.W. : Montana is a character that many people can relate to. Did you find yourself learning anything from her, maybe something you didn’t expect?

N.M. : yep, she has her crap together, probably more than most, and I never saw her as that until I read her story. She is very brave and she is strong and she is compassionate, those qualities in her will often make up for the lack of other qualities that society may find more meaningful.

B.W. : Where did you get the idea for West End Montana?

N.M. : I read the Outsiders when I was 14 and fell in love with the characters and the simplicity of the language. I think Susie E. Hinton is brilliant and I wanted something similar. Montana is part of a series, book one is very much done in a diary style, and we move away from that he said, she said conversational dairy style writing in book 2. In essence, the novels grow with her maturity and experience. Also, I very much wanted to honour where I come from. My tribe from Vancouver B.C. they are an awesome, crazy, eclectic crew who warms my heart. The experiences, for the most part, are true and did occur, the school was my school I was a cheerleader, etc. So much of the truth is sandwiched in a fictitious storyline.

B.W. : West End Montana is the first novel in a series. What interests you about writing a series as opposed to a standalone novel?

N.M. : I think ‘stand alone’ novels are great too. I have a novella coming out, The Moon Goddess Chronicles that is about a lovely yogi named Suri. I really believe for me the difference between a novel and a series is based on how much the character has to say. I think of how much time I invested reading the Outlander series which is great writing. Had there been one book I would have been very disappointed. I wanted to know the long story of Jaime and Claire. I believe when folks ready about Montana, they will want the same thing with her and Adam, they want to follow them to the end. That sometimes takes a few books.

B.W: What do you hope readers will gain from your work?

N.M. : I think there is a huge opportunity for women to see there are varying ways to show strength in character….I also believe that there is an opportunity for parents to learn their children and communication tools are abundant in this story. Also, no matter where you come from, or what happens to you, its okay. You’re not broken, only chipped and that adds to the flavour of who you are. A sense of unpredictable power as possessed by the main character.  An unusual presence of mind in someone who isn’t a super hero but lives larger than most people. A view into a world with few rules, that change in a heartbeat.  A struggle to find real connections and live with a sense of purpose and justice that comes at a cost.

B.W. What excites you most about the rest of the Montana series?

N.M. A chance to blend personal experience with fantasy.  To remember people and places and say “What if…?” and fill in the blanks.  It’s an escape and a journey into a world that allows me to makes sense of the one I live in.

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INSTAGRAM HALLOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST!

Hey everyone! Great news! From now until November 13th, you can win a free original Microsoft Word copy of one of my books! Here’s how to participate:

1.) Own one of my books (Purchase here!)

2.) Take a creative Halloween picture with the book.

3.) Post picture on Instagram with #bwginsburgcontest

*WINNER WILL RECEIVE ORIGINAL MICROSOFT WORD COPY OF BOOK THEY DO NOT ALREADY OWN!*

GOOD LUCK!

-B.W. Ginsburg

 

 

 

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Reviews for Rest in Piece!

Hey everyone! As a writer and reader, I understand the importance of not wanting to spend ones hard earned money on a book that they are not going to enjoy. While everyone’s tastes are different and reviews are not always a guarantee of what you will receive, they are definitely helpful when deciding whether or not to purchase a book, or any other item for that matter.

For ease of access, I have compiled a number of links below where you can find reviews for my YA horror/fantasy novel, Rest in Piece. Special thanks goes to all who support my writing!

Reviews for Paperback version of Rest in Piece:

Reviews for Ebook version of Rest in Piece

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Stuck.

As a writer, I hate to admit the following. At the same time, however, I think it’s important for us to share our experiences with other writers – to show each other that we’re not alone in our writerly struggles. So tonight I’d like to talk about feeling stuck when working on our stories and other written work.

I’ve mentioned in earlier posts that I’m working on a romance/fantasy novel. While I love the concept of the story, the plot, and the characters, I feel like I’m having a bit of a hard time getting from points A to B. I have a pretty good idea of how I want the story to end and what I want to happen throughout the course of the novel, but actually writing the story is proving to be a bit more challenging than expected.

The problem I’m having is that I feel a lack of action in the story. As I was writing, I just slowly felt like I was losing momentum, like the story was stalling and I wasn’t sure where to go next. The need to come up with something ‘big’ to take place seems essential and at the moment, I don’t know what that ‘big’ event is going to be.

While in a way I guess you could consider this issue writer’s block, I consider it more along the lines of being stuck. To me, writer’s block is not knowing what you want to write and being completely devoid of ideas. I know what I want to write; where I want my story to go. It’s just that getting there seems a bit tricky and I’m still trying to figure out how to figure out the gaps so that my story can be a successful one.

I may be experiencing some issues with my current work in progress, but I’m not ready to give up on it. I actually quite like what I’m working on and abandoning the story is not something I want to do. While I hate the fact that I’m stuck and that the story is at the moment just sitting there, waiting to be written, I’m not ready to walk away. I see a lot of potential and that’s what’s important.

If you’re going through the same thing that I am and you like your story, yet feel a bit confused as to how to get from points A to B, don’t be too quick to give up on your project. Sometimes what we’re working on takes a week and sometimes it takes a year. Heck, it might even take longer. The amount of time it takes to write your short story, novel, poem, or other piece of writing doesn’t necessarily matter. What truly matters is that you’re happy with what you write and that you feel it’s done properly.

Here’s a piece of advice: if your having a difficult time with your work in progress, take a break. If you still like the idea, characters, and overall plot, read over your story and try hard to think of what to do next. Don’t immediately abandon your project just because you’re struggling with it. Just because something takes time to write and isn’t the easiest work to produce, doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve to be written.

 

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Fall In Love With These Books!

Hey everyone! Can you believe that the first day of Fall is in just two days? Crazy, right? I have to admit that I love the season – the slightly cooler weather, the color of the falling leaves, and the upcoming holiday of Halloween! Also, it’s a great time of year to be both inside the house and outside and enjoy a great book!

As many of you know, I’ve written and published two books – a novel, Rest in Piece, and a short story collection, Abstract Clarity! Both are available on Amazon.com and are perfect for this time of year!

Rest in Piece

 

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My first novel is about Louise Erikson, a twelve year old girl, who discovers a puzzle that she immediately falls in love with. Louise soon realizes that the puzzle is more than just a beautiful picture that she can look at while she sleeps. Instead, the jigsaw is actually full of mystery, fantasy, and lost souls crying to be saved.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Horror

E-book Price: $4.99

Paperback Price: $12.99

Abstract Clarity

 

Picture from Amazon.com

 

Abstract Clarity is a short story collection that contains five adult fiction stories. The stories are about “the real meaning of Hell, a woman’s love for Halloween gone horribly wrong, and a magical pen. A mysterious place called Dream Land and an inanimate object that, with a little luck and hard work, helps change the world” (Amazon.com).

The short story collection includes these five stories:

Historical Hell

October’s Rein

Write in Time

Dream Land

Clarity

Genre: Adult Fiction Horror/Fantasy

E-Book Price: $4.50

Paperback Price: $12.99