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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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Find Information You Can Trust with GVRL

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Research and Resources | Tagged with authors , Databases, eBooks, Gale Virtual Reference Library, GVRL, historic figures, information literacy, musicians and sport figures

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) provides digital access to a variety of quality eBooks geared towards students, researchers, professionals and general readers.

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Endearing Stories Kids and Parents Will Love

Posted 7 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Education | Tagged with artists, authors , biographies, early literacy, folklore, folklore, individuality, Ireland, picture books, reading recommendations and stories for children

Tomie dePaola is a very prolific author and illustrator who has published over 200 books - this post highlights a small sampling of his works.

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Tracy Chevalier To Visit Toledo, Ohio

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with authors , events, families -- fiction, Historical Fiction, open book, Psychological Fiction and Quakers -- Fiction

International bestselling author Tracy Chevalier is set to visit Toledo, Ohio on February 2nd - continue reading to learn more.

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Poetry In Springtime

Posted over 3 years ago by April S

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with authors , open mic night, Poems, poetry, Toledo School for the Arts and TSA

What comes to mind when you think of springtime in Ohio? For some it may conjure up images of birds singing, flowers blooming and sunny skies. For others, spring may inspire an awakening of the creative spirit. If you’re a poet, you may have a renewed desire to get out and share your work and connect with others.

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