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National Novel Writing Month

Quote of the Day: “Make your novel readable. Make it easy to read, pleasant to read. This doesn’t mean flowery passages, ambitious flights of pyrotechnic verbiage; it means strong, simple, natural sentences.” Laurence D’Orsay, October 1929

National Novel Writing Month, Carolyn M. Bowen Author, Goodreads Author

National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month! I needed the reminder to get my writing back on track. I will make a diligent effort this month to write more words a day. One sentence after another and a novel will be born. Then the real work begins in the editing stages. How many drafts does it take you to get it right?

For me, let’s just say it takes a long time! I write from inspiration, the seat of my pants, most times. This can lead to multiple drafts. Hopefully, my editor will make the job easier for my new novel.

National Novel Writing Month, Carolyn M. Bowen Author, Goodreads Author

I am prone to isolating myself when writing novels. I’ve got to train myself to come out of the own little world to breathe freshness into marketing my other books. Time management will be the key to accomplishing my goals. What works for you?

Book Reviewers Wanted

I’m looking for reviewers for my mystery, crime fiction novel, The Long Road Home and for Cross-Ties, a historical fiction adventure. Interested? I’ll gift you with a Kindle version of both or either one. The Long Road Home is available FREE through Kindle Unlimited.

If you’d like to be a beta reviewer for my next mystery novel, let me know and I’ll include you in the review process.

Thank You!

National Novel Writing Month, Carolyn M. Bowen Author, Goodreads Author

Thank you for reading and reviewing my books on reader/novel platforms. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!

Where to Buy My Novels

Check at your favorite online bookstores and corner bookshops. Click the direct link to begin reading on Amazon. Happy reading!


The Long Road Home: Romantic Murder Mystery

I hope you’ll enjoy a blissful November celebrating the holidays with family and friends. I’ll be writing – and enjoying some great times too. Carolyn Bowen

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Sweet November 2017

Sweet November 2017

Sweet November 2017, Carolyn Bowen Author,

“November comes

And November goes,

With the last red berries

And the first white snows.

With night coming early,

And dawn coming late,

And ice in the bucket

And frost by the gate.

The fires burn

And the kettles sing,

And earth sinks to rest

Until next spring.”

― Clyde Watson

Hello November 2017

It’s good to have something to look forward to this month. Here are a few of the special occasions I plan to celebrate! How about you?

My November Checklist

My Birthday – November 6th

Veterans Day – November 11th

Thanksgiving – November 23rd

National Food Holidays – November 2017

Sweet November Thoughts

Let’s not look at November as a dark and dreary month but one where we reflect on our blessings of the year. However, the overcast shadowing of the skies acts as a prompt for some great mystery writing. I’m thankful the season sets the mood for some interesting novel ideas.

In case you haven’t seen the latest video for The Long Road Home, check this out!

I appreciate your support of my writing and the kind reviews you have left on different book platforms. You make the writing life fun and exciting!

Readers – Reviewers Wanted
I’m looking for book lovers interested in reviewing Cross-Ties (Historical Romance) and The Long Road Home (Crime Fiction, Mystery/Thriller). Please leave a comment and I’ll provide a Kindle version of the books for your reading pleasure.

Thanks for following my blog. I hope to see you on social media! These are a few of the bookstores where you’ll find my novels. For additional places, check with your favorite online or corner bookstore. Wishing you a sweet November! Carolyn Bowen

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Embracing The New Season…

Quote of the Day: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” Mark Twain

Embracing the New Season, The Writing Life, Carolyn Bowen Author

The month of September is flying by as I go about my writing life. I can already imagine the smell of pumpkin spice flavoring in my coffee as we go into the autumn months. The season unofficially began on September 1st. Specifically, the Northern Hemisphere marks the autumnal equinox on Friday, September 22, 2017, at exactly 4:02 P.M. EDT. I’m believing it’s going to be a wonderful one.

Book Reviews

I’m convinced that it’s helpful to read books by other authors in your favorite genre. I’ve been busy reading and reviewing books. You can check out my reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. If you’d like for me to read yours, contact me here. I have an opening for two more this month.

Embracing the New Season, Carolyn Bowen AuthorThank you to the readers who have taken the time to leave a review for my books. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Long Road Home, a mystery thriller with some romantic suspense is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and your favorite bookstores.

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Summer Reading Begins In June

Quote of the Day: “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Mark Twain

Summer Reading

The month of June has started off with a bang! I’m so glad to have wonderful fans and supporters. You make my days brighter. Thank you!

The Writing Life, Cross-Ties NovelI love the new article from The Owl Branch Blog about Cross-Ties novel, my historical fiction book. Take a look here!

If you haven’t read it yet, you’re in for some surprises if you enjoy multicultural family sagas with a strong female character (rebel). You can find it online in paperback or KindleNOOK  or at your favorite bookstore.

The Long Road Home, Carolyn M. Bowen, AuthorThere’s been a lot of activity surrounding my latest mystery, The Long Road Home. Some days I visualize the demand for the novel if placed on a graph, much like an irregular heartbeat mimicking my own.

The Goodreads Giveaway for The Long Road Home is open until June 18th. Enter now for a chance to win a signed copy of this international mystery with a romantic twist. If you’ve already entered, thank you!

Can’t wait for your copy – Here are a few of the places you can purchase the novel to read now. Barnes and NobleAmazon, and createspace.

Looking for Reader/Reviewers

If you’re interested in reviewing either of my books, drop me a line and I’ll gift a Kindle version for you. Remember you can download a FREE copy with Amazon Prime (Kindle Unlimited).

More Good News

Annual BooksGoSocial Best Book of the Year Prize Contest 

I’ve entered The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen into this book of the year contest. I’d appreciate your vote and super comments about my mystery-thriller. (Smiles)  Vote here! Thank you!

I just received a song to match my book from the singer-songwriter recording artist and former The VOICE (NBC) contestant, Dr. Paul. I am honored in his interest of The Long Road Home. Here’s the song, let me know what you think.

I love my readers and am glad to connect on social media where I do a lot of hangin’ out. If you’ll send me a photo showing my book in your reading space, I’ll publish it on my Facebook page and give you credit. Think about it!

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Until next time, enjoy your day. Carolyn Bowen

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It’s A New Day: The Writing Life

Hello June, CMBowenAuthor, The Writing LifeQuote of the Day:It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.”  Nathaniel Parker Willis

We welcome the month of June as we say farewell to Spring. It’s going to be a wonderful month, you just wait and see.

Carolyn Bowen Author, Cross-Ties Novel, The Long Road Home, The Writing LifeI want to share with you the latest news about what’s happening in my writing life. But first, let me thank my wonderful readers for sharing my books with their family, friends and social media contacts. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Readers and Reviewers Wanted

On that note, if you enjoy reading and reviewing mystery-thrillers, crime fiction or romantic suspense and would like a free Kindle version of The Long Road Home Please let me know. I’ll gift you with a copy.

Here’s one of my favorite reviews (5 Stars) by The Owl Branch blog. Thank you!

The Long Road Home, Carolyn M. Bowen, AuthorAnnual BooksGoSocial Best Book of the Year Prize Contest 

I’ve entered The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen into this book of the year contest. I’d appreciate your vote and super comments about my mystery-thriller. (Smiles)  Vote here! Thank you!

Books, Carolyn M. BowenGoodreads Giveaway – Enter for a chance to WIN a signed copy of The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen Giveaway ends June 18, 2017.  Enter here: The giveaway details at Goodreads.

Keep informed about the latest writing news. Follow my blog for the latest giveaways and contests.

Where to Find My Books

Amazon – Barnes and Noble – Createspace and your favorite bookstores.

Let’s have a meet/greet on social media. You’ll find me hangin’ out on my favorite sites.  Thanks, Carolyn Bowen

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Happy Summer Days Ahead

Quote of the Day: “One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Summer,CM Bowen Author, The Writing LifeSummer officially begins on Tuesday, June 20th in the Northern Hemisphere. It fades away on September 22nd after several wonderful months of frolicking fun in the blissful dreamy days and nights. To have a book tucked away for reading in nature, and while fulfilling the everyday demands of life, is a delightful release from cares.

Not to get ahead of myself, but…

Panama City Beach FL, The Writing Life, Carolyn M. Bowen Author

I’m ready for summer fun and time with my family at our favorite gathering place, the beaches of NW Florida. Not to be taken away from enjoying every moment of the springtime, it is nice to have nice events to look forward too and great books to read.

Let me tell you about my latest mystery-thriller, The Long Road Home. You’ll instantly be taken on a journey with Kate as she discovers things are not as they appear. Her life is grand or so she believes. Kate’s beautiful, loved by her prominent family, has great digs in Charleston and a handsome fiancé on the fast track to becoming the next super lawyer. The brutal truth facing her includes murder, betrayal, conspiracy, and lots of looking over her shoulder. (Charleston Sunset, Photo Credit: Sean Clyde, C & C Media)

Charleston SC SunsetGet ready to enjoy The Long Road Home. The scenic places in the low country and the beaches of North FL will provide excellent prompts for summer travel. You’ll be intrigued with the mystery surrounding her as she takes The Long Road Home.

The Long Road Home: A Southern twist of fate where lust, love, money, murder and revenge play key roles. You can read The Long Road Home FREE with Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited. It’s also available in paperback and Kindle.

Reviewers Wanted

Are you a mystery-thriller lover who enjoys romance in your books? The Long Road Home may suit your taste in reading. Let me know if you’re interested in reading and reviewing my novel.

The Long Road Home, Carolyn M. Bowen, AuthorThe Long Road Home by Carolyn M. Bowen – Ask for it at your favorite bookstores! Shop Here Online!

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More Good News – Historical Fiction Adventure

Cross-Ties Novel by Carolyn Bowen Author, The Writing Life

I’m so happy about launching The Long Road Home! I’m offering Cross-Ties Novel with reduced pricing. It’s a story about love, passion, and family with some hiccups here and there. (Historical Fiction) Purchase today at Amazon: Paperback $9.99 – MatchBook $0.99 – Kindle $1.99 and Barnes and Noble -$9.99.

All Things Southern Contest

bigstock-Cooking-With-Prawns-And-Garlic-45955618 (1)This month I’m gathering recipes for making Southern dishes. I will sample the different recipes and with my favorite chef, and I’ll choose one to star in my YouTube video. The winner will receive credit and a $25 gift card. I look forward to your responses.

Talk to me on social media! I post every day about my writing life or things I find interesting. Hope to see you there!

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April Showers of Love

Quote of the Day: “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” Anais Nin 

April Showers of Love, The Writing LifeApril Showers of Love

In the month of April, I’ve received an abundance of blessings.

“Long Lovely Read” A 5-Star Review for “The Long Road Home” by Carolyn M. Bowen

 From Reviews to interview requests, it’s been a fun Spring and I am truly grateful.

Reviewers, Wanted: Are you a mystery-thriller lover who enjoys romance in your books? The Long Road Home may suit your taste in reading.

The Long Road Home, Carolyn M. Bowen, Author
About The Long Road Home-  Genre: Mystery, Suspense/Thriller, Crime Fiction and Romantic Suspense

The Long Road Home: A Southern twist of fate where lust, love, money, murder and revenge play key roles.

Blurb: Kate’s life was in turmoil after the death of her parents. She’d always been protected and sheltered by them. Suddenly she finds herself with a conniving fiancé living under her roof, a powerful businessman with terrorist ties from across the ocean trying to kill her and more family secrets than most American politicians. She was also unaware that a half-brother she knew nothing of was about to enter her life. Her situation was getting precarious right at the moment she was least able to cope with it.

The Long Road Home by Carolyn M. Bowen

The Long Road Home by Carolyn M. Bowen – Ask for it at your favorite bookstores! Shop Here Online!

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More Good News – Historical Fiction Adventure

I’m so happy about launching The Long Road Home! I’m offering Cross-Ties Novel with reduced pricing. It’s a story about love, passion, and family with some hiccups here and there. (Historical Fiction) Purchase today at Amazon: Paperback $9.99 – MatchBook $0.99 – Kindle $1.99 and Barnes and Noble -$9.99.

All Things Southern Contest

Iced Tea, Carolyn M. Bowen AuthorThis month I’m gathering recipes for making Southern dishes. I will sample the different recipes and choose one to star in my YouTube video. The winner will receive credit and a $25 gift card. I look forward to your responses.

Talk to me on social media! I post every day about my writing life or things I find interesting. Hope to see you there!

Social Media Sites – Say hello here!

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Goodreads
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