Seasons in the Sun

Quote of the Day: Every season has its’ own merits. Slow down and enjoy each day. Carolyn Bowen

The past week has been an exciting introduction to the upcoming summer months. I enjoy nature and the freedom of breathing in the freshness of the season.

Tallulah Falls GA, Carolyn Bowen Author, The Writing Life, Seasons in the Sun
Tallulah Falls GA

I’ve had the opportunity to visit Sky Valley the highest point in GA. The adventure has gotten my creative juices flowing. I love the waterfalls in the area. What do you think about this one? Beautiful, isn’t it?

Latest News:

Recently, I was interviewed by Scott Mullins with ThisIsWriting.com. It was an off-the-wall (on my part) fun interview. I hope you enjoy reading about my writing life.

The Blogging Mama at (Read All About It) shared her thoughts about The Long Road Home in a book review. It’s a dead-on review showing a total understanding of the story.

I appreciate folks who share their thoughts about my books on Amazon, GoodreadsBarnes and Noble and other bookstores. I do a happy dance for every great review.  I’m hoping for a lot more for a really good work-out (smiles) and fun info for my readers. I’m grateful for the support.

If you want to review my books, contact me and I’ll provide a Kindle version for your reading enjoyment. Please note the genres for the best reading experience. For more information about my writing life and media requests, contact me here.

Reviewers WantedGenre: Fiction, Crime Detective, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller, and Romantic Suspense ~  If you’re the real deal, reader/reviewer and would like a copy of my book, The Long Road Home, let me know and I’ll send you a Kindle version with no strings. Thank you!

Other News:

Heads-up ~ Get ready for a Goodreads Giveaway beginning May 18th. Follow my author page now to be one of the first to enter the sweepstakes. I’ll be posting more about it here and on social media.

Carolyn M. Bowen Author, The Writing Life, Seasons in the Sun, Southern Recipe Sweepstakes

My books have a southern influence and that, of course, leads me to think about southern cooking. If you have a southern recipe that folks will love, enter this contest for a chance to win a presentation of your recipe with your picture and credit.

Carolyn M. Bowen Author, Seasons in the SunWhere to Find My Books

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

I enjoy social media. I’d love to talk to you on any of my favorite sites. I look forward to a greet-meet soon! Carolyn Bowen, Author of novels of suspense

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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.

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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!

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Book Review: The Messiah Matrix by Kenneth John Atchity

Quote of the Day: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Stephen King

As an author, I challenge myself to read to enhance my writing skills and to experience new worlds through reading. That being said, today’s book review is based on “The Messiah Matrix” by author Kenneth John Atchity.

The Messiah Matrix by Kenneth John Atchity, The Writing Life, Carolyn M. Bowen AuthorThe Messiah Matrix by Kenneth John Atchity

Note Worthy: Religious mystery, action, and romance make this an incredible read.

You first have to believe the possibilities of this religious mystery. Otherwise, the story won’t make sense and the actions of the main and supporting characters will be absurd. That being said…

The Messiah Matrix” leads us on an incredible journey with believable research to reinforce the mystery. The characters are well-developed and support the story plot.

There’s a Jesuit priest, F. Ryan McKeon, whose world view is collectively shattered after meeting Emily, the stunning archeologist.

Emily’s finding of an ancient Roman coin recovered from a wreck off the coast of ancient Judea puts her on the path of discovery that threatens the very foundation of the Catholic faith.

She and Ryan fight their way through a passion for one another and the desire to unravel the truth about the historical existence of the real “Christ Savior.”

They follow the maze to intercept the Roman coin while questioning the Vatican’s interest in the valuable asset. Their safety was questionable with the Jesuits leaders involved in murdering one of their own, a once mentor of Ryan McKeon.

You’ll want to follow the investigative leads as the suspense unfolds with romance and suspense to the end. This was an incredible journey that you’ll want to read.

Carolyn M. Bowen, Author

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Bada Bing Bada Boom: March Writing News

Quote of the Day: March brings breezes loud and shrill, Stirs the dancing daffodil. ~Sara Coleridge 

March Wind, Carolyn M. BowenMarch winds have blown in a whirlwind of activities for my writing life and I love it. Let me introduce you to The Owl Branch and my latest interview where you’ll meet one of my kitties, Tooker.

An Interview With Author Carolyn M. Bowen

The Long Road Home, Carolyn M. Bowen, AuthorAbout 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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Books, Carolyn M. BowenMystery Lovers: Book Reviewers Wanted

Do you want to know what all the talk is about? Ask for your copy of The Long Road Home to be in the know. I’ll gift you with the Kindle version for your enjoyment. Remember you can read it FREE on Kindle Unlimited. No strings attached. But if you don’t like it, remember the saying, if you don’t have something good to say, say nothing at all. <Smiles>

More Good News

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.

Around the House

Last month I talked about Southern foods. If you know why that’s important when talking about The Long Road Home, drop me a note. I’ll know you are reading or have read my novel.

Thank you for responding to my recipe request for making an old-fashioned Corn Pone. I tried one and it brought back childhood memories of eating cracklings’ and cornbread with fried chicken and of course iced tea.

I made some black-eyed peas in the crockpot with some beef broth substituting for the water and added some ham pieces along with a couple packets of Goya Sazón Seasoning. It was delicious and my corn pone was quite the accompaniment for this dish.

All Things Southern Contest

Iced Tea, Carolyn M. Bowen AuthorThis week I’m gathering recipes for making iced tea. 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!

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Get a Taste of Southern Living – The Long Road Home

The Writing Life

Quote for Today: “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.” Ernest Hemingway

Charleston, South CarolinaMarch is fast approaching and I look forward to marketing my latest novel, The Long Road Home. My writing life is split between the writing process and marketing. When I’m writing that’s my main focus. When my novels are completed I go to another happy place to let readers know it’s available.

It’s great to have others appreciate your work and help get the word out about your novel. I was fortunate to be featured by Adam Parker journalist with The Post and Courier this month. I am truly grateful.

Reviews are important to authors

Thank you for the reviews you’ve posted about The Long Road Home. If you haven’t read my novel, please do. If you enjoy reading mystery thrillers and romantic suspense you’ll find amusement. The Long Road Home is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and your favorite bookstores.

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A Short Blurb: The Long Road Home

A page-turning mystery about murder, money, and revenge set in Charleston SC.

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.

Reviewers WantedGenre: Fiction, Crime Detective, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller, and Romantic Suspense ~  If you’re the real deal, reader/reviewer and would like a copy of my book, The Long Road Home, let me know and I’ll send you a Kindle version with no strings. Thank you!

ATTN: Book Clubs
Contact me about reading and discussing The Long Road Home for your special discount.

More Good News

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.

national-iced-teaA Taste of Southern Living

The Long Road Home dives right into southern living. I’ve been doing some southern cooking but can’t get the recipe just right for the Southern Corn Pone like my granny used to make. It would be tasty with some black-eyed peas and ham hocks. If you have a family recipe you’d share with me, I’d appreciate it.

I post writing news and inspirational information daily on my social media sites. I invite you to connect with me there also. Thanks for sharing the love, Carolyn

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