Before Christmas of 2022, I finished writing my first novel. I had self-edited it to the point that I felt comfortable distributing some advanced reader copies to get some feedback. That way, I could do one more round of self-edits from the feedback before I sent it to my professional editor. Somewhere around two dozenContinue reading “✨March 2023 Writing Update✨”
Author Archives: ATL Doyle
Book Review: Equanimity by John Elliott-White
I was recently sent a copy of this book by the author and asked to give a review. I have read multiple books in the self-help/self-improvement genre and the premise of this book, to combine what we know of neuropsychology and the wisdom of the Ancients was very intriguing to me. I love philosophy. IContinue reading “Book Review: Equanimity by John Elliott-White”
Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book is a deliciously dark tale about a little boy who grows up in a graveyard. Raised and accepted by the spooky residents, Bod, short for Nobody, is only truly safe within the confines of the graveyard on the hill, where the normal rules for the living hardly apply.This book made me uglyContinue reading “Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman”
My One-Year Author-versary!
Today is my one-year anniversary of being an officially published author. It may have only been a small book of poetry but it was the first step on my author journey and I haven’t looked back. As you know if you’ve been following along, you know I have spent the past year entering lots ofContinue reading “My One-Year Author-versary!”
Book Review: Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck & Bite Me by Christopher Moore
“I will slap the gloom off of you, rat shagger,” Jody said with a smile that was just a few degrees below being warm. -pg.280 You Suck, Christopher Moore Over the past several days I read Christopher Moore’s A Love Story Trilogy. These are not the first books I have read by Moore and theyContinue reading “Book Review: Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck & Bite Me by Christopher Moore”
Book Review: Crank by Ellen Hopkins
I would never have walked into a bookstore and bought this book. It wouldn’t matter how well-reviewed or marketed it was. The sole reason I wouldn’t have bought it would be that it isn’t in the genre that I am typically drawn to.If you are like me, and never really venture outside your reading comfortContinue reading “Book Review: Crank by Ellen Hopkins”
Night Raid by ATL Doyle
Here is my most recent flash fiction short story. Hope you enjoy!
Final Reading Count for 2022!
Every year I set a goal on January 1st to read whatever number of books I can reasonably foresee being able to read given all the many hats I wear and the responsibilities I bear. I am excited to say I exceeded my goal of 30 books for 2022. I read a total of 43Continue reading “Final Reading Count for 2022!”
For many, tonight marks Christmas Eve, and this time of year is abundant with celebrations from all different cultures and religions! My hope is that whatever you celebrate, you are filled with joy!My gift to you this evening is my most recent short story: “Free Ice Cream on Wednesdays” ‘Twas the dog days of summer,Continue reading “Season’s Greetings”
A Dream of Distant Shores by Alicia Doyle
In October I participated in another of NYC Midnight’s writing competitions. The challenge was to write a rhyming short story, of no longer than 650 words. My genre was historical fiction. I had to include the feeling “inspired” and the word “trust”. I am excited to share my rhyming short story, “A Dream of DistantContinue reading “A Dream of Distant Shores by Alicia Doyle”