7 places worth seeing in Bahrain

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!In a small island country like Bahrain, where can tourists go for a visit? Here are the top seven places worth seeing in Bahrain. Al-Fateh Mosque (Great Mosque) This religious site is really worth to visit. It has a beautiful, […]

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Aussie outback romance meets Italian sexy

Review of The Sunnyvale Girls by Fiona Palmer Last year, I read and loved Fiona Palmer’s The Sunburnt Country, so when Penguin asked me to read Palmer’s latest book, The Sunnyvale Girls, I jumped at the chance. For those of you not familiar with Palmer’s work, she is the Queen of Australian Outback Romance, a genre of fiction […]


Author inspired by POW past

Fiona Palmer talks to The Writers Shack about her brand new novel, The Sunnyvale Girls, and how she found inspiration from an Italian prisoner of war I was talking to my friend Lea one day about how I wanted to write my next book on the Italian prisoners of war that worked on farms during WWII. She then went […]

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Mark visits Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest Means More Than Beer

Beware the Law of Gravity by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder   In honor of Oktoberfest — that most German of all festivals — I bring you the following true story. It reflects my personal preference for German beer. Contrary to popular belief, as is sometimes illustrated in these tales of woe, I normally […]


Australia: king of the islands 1

Australia, the world’s biggest island, is home to thousands of other islands as well. These islands offer visitors wonderful choices to explore and enjoy their holiday. They are scattered all over the Australian coast and are as varied as they are beautiful. Scott Archer guest blogs at Gypsy Girl to uncover the hidden treasures in Australia’s very […]

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The social media paradox: Is your online popularity making you lonely?

Putting social back in Social Media You know me as someone who writes about social media, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I have at least a slight addiction to it. Whether it’s tracking who is following and unfollowing me on Twitter, Liking Lebron… Related posts: Is social media and social media marketing the […]


4 Simple Rules to Writing Powerful Blog Post Titles

Quality content is crucial for a blog to engage and retain readers, but if the titles are not attractive enough your posts might never get clicked and read. Writing headlines that get you noticed is not easy, particularly for beginner bloggers . You… Related posts: Query Letter Pet Peeves – Agents Speak | Writers In […]


Top 10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Starting a blog is a terrific way to create an online presence for both personal and business reasons. You can build a blog for free and begin posting content right away. But what good is that content if no one is reading it. When that’s the case then… Related posts: What makes your blog a […]