Announcement: Creative Writing Scholarship


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whispers-401x600BQB Publishing is excited to share the news that Chase J. Jackson, author of Whispers in the Dark, has set up a scholarship fund for young writers. The $1,000 scholarship was started in 2015 to help students who have a passion for writing and plan on majoring in English. The deadline is December 1st, 2016 and all applicants must submit a 750 word short story based on the story starter on Jackson’s website.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and now a resident of Newnan, Georgia, Chase J. Jackson developed an interest for writing suspense and mystery at an early age after reading all of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books. As a teenager, Chase began writing short stories and poetry based on his experiences. After winning a local poetry slam, Chase decided to bring his writing to life through the art of film. During his collegiate career at the University of West Georgia, Chase studied literature, cinematography, and film editing, ultimately graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English.


Chase J. Jackson

After college, Chase dedicated his time to writing his first novel, Whispers in the Dark.

In addition to writing, Chase is the creator of Chase-N-Dreamz Productions, which has filmed projects ranging from an awareness film for The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation to a short film about human trafficking in Haiti.

Please share this scholarship opportunity with young writers that you know. Learn about all the scholarship details and eligibility here:

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Can you hide a (BIG) secret?


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I just finished reading The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. It was full of twists, interwoven lies and secrets. There were so many acts of betrayal that I’m not even sure who I was rooting for by the end of the novel. Throughout the story, it begged readers to consider these questions: How big of a secret can you keep? And for whom? And for how long?

These questions are hard to answer. If you like books about secrets, deception and intrigue, try The Promise of Another Life by Red Samuels.

promise-400x600The Promise of Another Life by Red Samuels – With a vicious lie, young Christian Pentnam changes his destiny from trailer park trash to the son of a wealthy man. But behind the mansion walls is a life of secrets and lies—secrets that haunt him into his adulthood. His love for Rachel and his passion for painting are the two things that help him survive his father’s cruelty, but even those are torn away.

As an adult, the ghosts of Christian’s childhood are buried along with his heart. If he listens to the whispers from the past, he stands to silence a killer who has one last victim square in his scope. Will the secrets and lies of his youth be the destruction of Christian, the man, or will the memories he hid from eventually be his salvation?

Read the reviews here!

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“What’s for dinner?”


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This question – “What’s for dinner?” – is the bane of my existence. It is the pebble under my heel. The mosquito trapped in my curls. The itch in the middle of my back.

And it happens every single day. Why? Just why, do they want to eat dinner every single day?

Between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. there are soccer practices, Cub Scout meetings, church classes, running club laps, grandparent visits, spelling words to study, math facts to memorize and sometimes we even manage to toss a kid or two through the shower shampoo gauntlet. Cooking doesn’t particularly pair well with any of these activities.

So, back to dinner. “What’s for dinner?” I have no idea.

But here is a book I’ve found that can help. Author, Harriet Hodgson, has been a caregiver for her family for many years and has mastered the art of healthy, delicious, and easy family meals. Keep reading to learn more about Harriet and The Family Caregiver’s Cookbook:

cookbook-390x600This is Book 4 in The Family Caregiver’s Series. The books in this series are designed to support you, the family caregiver, which in turn will help you be supportive to your loved one.

You’re in the caregiving trenches and barely make it through the day, let alone have the energy to prepare fancy meals. But meals don’t have to be fancy or hard to make in order to be delicious, nutritious, and healthy. Harriet Hodgson, a dedicated home cook, former food writer, and family caregiver, wanted to fix delicious meals for her disabled husband. A creative cook, Harriet adapted favorite family recipes and created new ones for this book, reducing salt, fat, and sugar. Personal stories add to the recipes and each one ends with “Caregiver Tips.” You’ll get tips on how to stock your pantry, speed shop for groceries, understand the effects of sodium, and practice food safety. The book is set in larger print that makes it easy to read. Treat your loved one—and yourself—to these easy-fix, delicious, and satisfying recipes. Make every meal a celebration of life!

Harriet’s other books in The Family Caregiver’s Series include:








Hodgson lives in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband John. For more information about this busy author, grandmother, and wife, please visit

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