Five Novels to Read This Winter

It’s cold outside. We haven’t seen the full force of winter yet, but it is seventeen degrees out now. Last night, it was seventeen. And, I know it’ll only get colder.

What better way to celebrate this season than to curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book? If you place marshmallows in the drink, that’d be a bonus. Here are five novels to enjoy as you delight in the season.

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Jayme Closs — The Girl Who Saved Herself

Since the fateful night, Jayme Closs has been on the mind of the nation. A 911 call was placed from Denise Closs’s cellphone, alerting Barron County Police that the Closs family needed help. Once law enforcement arrived, they found Denise and James Closs murdered, and their young daughter, a 13-year-old teen, had vanished.

The home in Gordon, Wisconsin where Jayme was held
Photo (c) Daily Mail. The aerial view of the home where the kidnapped victim was held for 88 days.

For eighty-eight days, the public and law enforcement didn’t know where Jayme was. However, she vanished. The police would not give up on the case. They would find the young girl. No matter what.

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Scrivener: Product Spotlight

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. — Bill Gates

I’ll admit I am the writer who has notes lying around my desk. In fact, I have a notebook where I laid out my ideas. This notebook has all kinds of post-it-notes stuck to various pagesand writings in the margins. I am a disorganized writer.

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As a novelist, I well know of the importance of word-processing software. Before my foray into the world of self-publishing, I wanted to undergo the traditional route. I watched what other authors were doing. Most used a word-processing software.

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