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Announcing our newest BlueInk Best Book:
The Remains of War, by Pauline Kok-Schurgers
It took Pauline Kok-Schurgers 67 years to summon the courage to write her memoir recounting her Dutch family’s brutal incarceration by the Japanese during WWII. Now, as another story of Japanese cruelty, Unbroken, garners attention, we are proud to announce that her poignant and gripping story of survival has earned the BlueInk Best Book Award, our most prestigious honor.
How Do You Spell Ruzevelt?, by Marsha E. Ackermann
If you think the subject of spelling is d-r-y, think again. This delightful book takes readers from Noah Webster’s Blue-Back Speller — first published in 1783 and the genesis of his enduring dictionaries — through to today’s tweets, texts and spell-checks. Don’t miss it. Read review.
Ten “must read” self-published vampire fiction novels
Are you looking to sink your teeth into some top-notch vampire fiction? Look no further than these ten bloody little gems. Prominent genre critic Paul Goat Allen shares his favorite picks, including two BlueInk titles!
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