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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rona Gets the Creeps...

I've posted a new Rona Shively Short over at my website just for you! Check it out today!

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Book Review: A great resource for writers...

If you haven't read the book, The Right to Write by Julia Cameron, you need to make time to do so. This book is motivational, inspirational and one of the most well-written writing guides I've picked up in years. Cameron walks you through the various scenarios related to what might hold you back in your writing and then offers valuable exercises to help you work through your blocks. It's not all about what blocks you, it's also about what makes writing so wonderful and how everyone has a writer inside of them. I was worried that it might be one of those books where the author talks down to other writers by telling them how they should be writing instead of why. As I got into the book, I found that it was exactly the opposite. Cameron reminds you of why you want to write in the first place by providing some highly entertaining prose to illustrate the points she makes.

I checked this one out from my local library, but I'm going to buy it for my collection as soon as possible. This is one I definitely want to have around for those days when I'm less than confident about my writing. Yes, I have those days. Although I'm not really supposed to say it out loud. According to Cameron, it's okay to have those days as long as you don't let them stop you from writing. Writers need to pick this book up as soon as possible, especially if you've been having trouble getting started or you're stalled on your latest project. It will help.

If I had a rating system in place, this book would receive all five stars!

Until next time...

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A Little Bit of Mystery: Short Mysteries to Confuse and Amuse

Where I've Been...

Listen to my interview on the Jeffery S. Miller show.

Listen to my interview on Calling All Authors.

Listen to my interview on the Let's Just Talk w/Kathryn Raaker.

Listen to my interview on Radio Free Baxter.

Where I'll Be...

After a short break in the summer, I'll be at the following locations:

8/11/09 Allen Park Public Library, Allen Park, MI 6:30 p.m.

Looking for something entertaining for your library or bookstore patrons? Looking for a fun way to spend a couple of hours? Do you love mysteries? Then you need to schedule a Tea & Mystery event for your library or bookstore! The fee is minimal and the presentation is fun and informative! Attendees will be given the chance to win great prizes and share their thoughts about the mystery genre and their favorite mystery writers!

E-mail me today at for details on how to set up your Tea & Mystery event!

Books by Rebecca Benston

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“You'll find yourself looking forward to more stories from the files of Rona Shively.”

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“Rebecca Benston has written a detective with plenty of suspense…I hope there will be a sequel…”

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“The story is good, the plotting great. Rebecca Benston draws you into the story from the first page. Read the book.”

Lucille P. Robinson, An Alternative Read


“Rebecca Benston’s twists, turns, and descriptions are utterly engaging.”

Tracy, Fallen Angel Reviews


“In The Wash is like a 1930’s film noir detective story that had a modern, edgy twist and a female lead.”

Janet Davies, Once Upon a Romance Reviews


“Under Lock and Key is an enjoyable, fun book! Rona Shively is a delightful character. I loved her off-beat, quirky personality and her outstanding sense of humor.”

Connie Harris,


“Talented author Rebecca Benston shows the reader just how complicated life can get suddenly and how people you thought you knew, aren't who you thought they were.”

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