Weathering Old Souls by James J. Cudney & Didi Oviatt: A Review



The two authors, Didi Oviatt and James J. Cudney  of Weathering Old Souls have created an excellent tale, in which they combine a thriller about a serial killer and a spiritual exploration of a woman who is trying to understand the impact of her past lives on her present existence.

This kind of story is a formidable task, one that could easily get muddled, but they do an extraordinary job of clarity of narrative lines in their writing. They do a fine job of creating and exploring the compelling characters, and they interweave their writing seamlessly.

This is a book that kept me captivated and completely pulled me into the narration. If you enjoy a novel that combines a variety of issues, both of the thriller genre and of an exploration of religious and spiritual concerns, then this book is for you! I found this novel to be wonderful, and I give it my highest recommendation.

Read it, and enjoy the ride!

I give this wonderful book five stars!


Search For Maylee by Didi Oviatt — A Review



Search For Maylee by Didi Oviatt is a wonderfully written thriller that combines psychological suspense, action, character growth, and terror. Oviatt does a remarkable job of creating a narrative that is compelling, with the reader always wanting to know what is coming next. Oviatt builds the story, focusing in on the main character Autumn and her search for her missing niece, Maylee.

Oviatt creates a protagonist about whom the reader cares; we become invested in her struggle and her anguish as she continues looking for her missing niece, even as she is told there is nothing more to be done. Autumn is a driven person, one who will not let anyone or anything keep her from achieving her goal.

This tale is not only a riveting piece of story-telling, but also it deals with an important contemporary issue that is all too frequently over-looked—the abduction of young women and girls.

From Autumn’s inner emotional turmoil to her dedication and determination to find her niece, Oviatt takes us on a wild ride, one that will keep the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next. Didi Oviatt is a writer to follow!

I give this book 5 stars, and I recommend that anyone reading this review get a copy of this excellent book!

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Writing Update!




Hello to all. It has been a while since I have reported on the status of my writing projects, so I thought I would now.

I have finished the first draft of my political thriller, and I emphasize the first draft. As I recommend to other writers, I have not done any revision on it, and it needs much, may I say, much work. I will set it aside for a few weeks before attacking draft 2. In that draft, I will focus on getting the plot correct.

I am also working on the 4th draft of my fantasy novel, and I hope that draft is done in, at most, one month. If my goals are met with this book, I will either self-publish or pitch it early next year.

I am continuing to pitch my YA novel to agents. I am giving it until early next spring, and if I have had no success finding an agent or publisher, I will move forward with self-publishing that book.

My book on writing will be out soon I hope. It is in the process of editing and formatting, and I will give more specific information when I have it.

Finally, in about one week, I will begin the first draft of Book 3 of The Investigative Paranormal Society, and my goal is to have that done by the end of the year.

I will give more updates in the future.


Gallows Hill can be found here in ebook.

Gallows Hill in paperback can be found here.

An interview about Gallows Hill can be found here.


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Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

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