Bigfoot: A Short Story by @DLFinn

Book blurb found on Amazon: Can you believe everything you read? Steve must answer that question when he finds a strange blog while searching for his friend’s address. It was crazy to consider the government would poison a lake to find Bigfoot–and Steve wasn’t crazy. But, there were also some truths weaved into this unbelievable tale. Steve began to question his comfortable reality as he kept reading.

My review: I read this short story involving Bigfoot and aliens. It was not what I had expected and certainly had a new twist in a story involving both aliens and Bigfoot. A fun and interesting read. Five stars!

This entry was posted on March 3, 2021. 5 Comments

How To Delete A Book After It Is Published – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: Something didn’t work out. Now you want to delete a book after it is published. It can happen for a lot of reasons. You self-published a book on Amazon and got some terrible reviews. Perhaps you had a change of heart about the subject of your Kindle ebook. For whatever reason, […]

How To Delete A Book After It Is Published – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Babblin Brooks

Please welcome Mr. Ron Brooks to my blog. Goof morning Ron! Happy to have you on my blog today. Shall we have some coffee and a chat about you and your book, Babblin Brooks?

Please introduce yourself to those reading this blog post.

My background is working as a TV News and Sports broadcaster for 21 years. I’m also a retired Deputy Sheriff after 13 years.  I’m currently living in Arizona and a Minister. 

Has writing always been part of your life and when did you “know” that it was time to start writing your first book?

As a Newscaster and Law Enforcement Officer I wrote many reports for over 30 years. When I retired in 2002, I decided to write a book.

How difficult was it writing your first book?

It was difficult writing about my personal life because of several obstacles, my professional life was easier.

Have you ever wanted to give up and what stopped you?

I gave up several times but continued because of several people in my life and God.

Who is the most supportive of you and your dream to be a writer? 

A couple of authors and my wife, April.

Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

Don’t ever give up on your goals and dreams.

What is the best advice given to you (book or otherwise), and by whom?

My Mother and Father. They always told me to keep my eyes on the prize.

What is your target audience and what aspect of your writing do you feel targets that audience?

My close friends and family. I hope to reach men of all ages, especially potential or current female abusers.

Did the cover evolve the same way, or did you work with someone to make it come together for you?

I did some of the cover work but mostly it came from my author friend, Mary Schmidt.

What are you working on now? Can we get a peek, an excerpt?

I’m not working on anything currently.  I just finished my first book.

Any last words before we wrap things up? I hope it will be read by many.

Book synopsis: Babblin Brooks is a story of a man who overcame several tough barriers in his personal and professional life to become suc-cessful. Despite making history and knocking down the Heav-yweight boxing champ of the world, he got knocked down by life, but kept getting up. I hope you enjoy reading about the Rollercoaster life of former Television Newscaster Ron “Bab-blin” Brooks. He wound up being a Broadcaster, Deputy Sher-iff, Corrections Officer, and Preacher before retiring.


Author Ron “Babblin” Brooks resides in Arizona where he was born and raised in 1948.    The second of seven children, he rose from poverty to become the first black primetime TV news Sportscaster in Arizona history. He later added a second career as a Deputy Sheriff where some of his inmates became his biggest fans.  Brooks also became an ordained minister who has preached in churches of different denominations in several states.

He’s a father of four children, three girls and one boy.  His wife April and he reside in Prescott Valley, Arizona.  They are both involved in community doing Bible studies, healthy cooking videos, home visits, working out, and spending time with their grandchildren. Brooks often says, “If I had known having grandchildren was going to be so much fun, I would have had them first.” Brooks has a passion for saving souls, inspiring people, and sharing his life experiences which he hopes will be accomplished by writing this book.

This entry was posted on February 22, 2021. 3 Comments

5 Self-Care Secrets That Make Me a Better Writer @AbigailYardimci #amwriting — Lucy Mitchell

Have you been stuck at the literary coalface for sometime? Are you in need of writer self-care? This fabulous guest post from author Abi Yardimci is for you. If you’ve not checked out Abi’s books than I strongly suggest you do. Her books are funny, enchanting and carry several inspirational life lessons. Over to you, […]

5 Self-Care Secrets That Make Me a Better Writer @AbigailYardimci #amwriting — Lucy Mitchell