We are testing the Amazon Prime program for my books and to start out we have put a short story on there that will be free for a Kindle users on August 30th and 31st. After that it will remain free to borrow for Amazon Prime members while non-Prime members will be charged .99 cents. […]

I'll warn you ahead of time, this post is going to be a bit rambling so please forgive me. My books tend to be more to the point, but sometimes I write on here as I try to work through things in my mind. One of the things that the writers classes and magazines warn […]

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read June 20, 2013 By Donna B. Smith THE BOTTLE TREE by Robert D. Bennett intrigues me. Its setting, both in time and place, make me want to read more. Characters are cleverly constructed to create the tale. The area is one which we have visited, and it lends […]

As those of you who have purchased my novel,  The Bottle Tree , know the setting for it is a turpentine (pronounced turp-m-time by the black workers) camp in the early part of the 20th century. Working and living in a turpentine camps was a hard way to live and a harder way to make a […]

One of the finest things I have ever eaten is a Fried Apple Pie. These aren't the kind you buy in the convenience store, overly sweet, with a crumbly crust and covered in a glaze. Instead, these are made with real fruit, usually dried, and the taste of the fruit bursts in your mouth as […]