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message 1: by Jade (new)

Jade (jadecinders) | 1 comments Mod
As you can see, this group is brand new. I expect to see members flocking to us in no time, though. However, in the meantime - let's revel in the simplicity of being small.

If you're a new member, please grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and introduce yourself on this thread. Everybody is welcome here!

message 2: by Carina (new)

Carina K | 1 comments Hello my name is Carina and I'm an addict.

message 3: by Jim (new)

Jim Power (jimpower) Jim Power is a Canadian writes who produces a daily blog on Goodreads and would love to have you drop by and comment on any entry. Just click on his picture and leave a pearl of wisdom on any blog post.

All Jim's books, including those written under his pen name of Summer Newman, can be found at Amazon. They are all listed at Jim Power Book Store:

Link to Jim's Amazon profile page at:

Jim Power (1957- ) has been published internationally by 60 magazines and newspapers, including by the Smithsonian Institution, and by many of the top outdoors magazines in North America. He has a long history of publishing fiction, from dozens of short stories in New York magazines to seven novels in 2013/2014. He studied Honors English at Saint Mary's University and majored in Russian Literature at Dalhousie University before becoming a writer.

Jim's father was buried in a bitter wind on Christmas Eve, 1956, leaving behind two small children and a wife eight months pregnant with him. He grew up in the small fishing village of Shad Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and decided to become a writer at fifteen after reading a book of short stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky. He said that experience shook his world. Later, when reading Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, he felt physically ill and was unable to sleep, so strongly did her prose infect him. His first recollection of being a writer was at age five. He distinctly remembers racing out of the woods behind his house and telling his mother that he had seen a tiger, and it had even chased him. She shook her head at the silly fib. Determined to make his story sound more plausible, he instantly noted that an accident in Shad Bay had been reported on the radio, and it stated that a circus caravan had been traveling through the village and a truck had gone off the road. It contained a tiger, which had escaped, but not before killing the driver.

"That was an early lesson," Jim said. "Writing is in essence the art of trying to make readers believe your fictional story is real. In time, when writing novels, I found that my characters actually became real to me. They literally began to exist as separate, functioning individuals. This is essential, I think, because if you don't believe they're real, how can you expect others to?"

Jim was also once a dedicated hitch-hiker, hitch-hiking tens of thousands of kilometres in his life, including trips across Canada and from Nova Scotia to New York City, where he wormed his way into the Big Apple and played softball in Harlem on a beautiful Sunday morning in autumn.

Jim has a long history of playing sports, including fastball, lacrosse and tennis, and he loves the outdoors.

message 4: by John (new)

John | 1 comments Hey everyone, hope you all are having as good a day as I. Just wanted to say hello to you all. My name is John, i have been reading books back as far as i can remember, when i say reading books i mean There is rarely a day that i dont have a book in hand. My poison varies from fiction to dystopia to history, it doesn not matter what im reading, as long as i enjoy it, it never leaves my side.

message 5: by Karen (new)

Karen Hi peeps, my name is Karen and I'm a book addict.

My addiction started as a small child, and my favourites range from fantasy & sci-fi to science & history.

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