non-fiction, biography, memoir

About My Mother by Peggy Rowe

About My Mother is written by Peggy Rowe, mother of TV's Dirty Jobs Mike Rowe. This is Peggy's first publication but you may have read her previously as she contributes to Mike's Facebook page. In this fun and upbeat memoir, Peggy describes what life was like growing up with a one-of-a-kind mother. Peggy's mom, Thelma… Continue reading About My Mother by Peggy Rowe

Author, Author Interview, Writing, Writing tips

Video Author Interviews Now Open For Business

I'm super excited to announce the new way the Book Smuggler's Den is conducting interviews! I finally got my act together and devised a plan where interviews here in the den are more exciting, interactive, and can be promoted on social media easier. Nowadays, people are all about video content and the increase of videos… Continue reading Video Author Interviews Now Open For Business

autobiography, humor, non-fiction

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told is an open account of two lovebirds and how they came to be. The story is designed differently than most memoirs or autobiographies. The book is written as a conversation between Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman discussing the start of their acting careers, how they met, and their marriage. The… Continue reading The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman

Chick Lit, contemporary, Ficton

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Everyone needs some way to relax and unwind, but not everyone knows exactly how to do it. Introducing the Tranquillum House. People who are burnt out, dealing with marital problems, or need help with weight loss all attribute their success to Masha and the staff at the Tranquillum House. Curious to find a way to… Continue reading Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Author, Author Interview, children's

Let’s Chat With Amber Byers, Author Of Sophie and Spot

I'm cheating here a bit with this author interview, but you'll definitely want to check this out! Amber Byers is in an author group that I go to every week. She just published her children's chapter book and was interviewed on a local news station. If you have kids, you'll definitely want to pick up… Continue reading Let’s Chat With Amber Byers, Author Of Sophie and Spot

Ficton, Mystery, Romance

Wanted In Paradise by Kate Ashenden

Romeo, a popular pop singer in the UK is in the midst of planning a concert when his brother, Diego, mysteriously disappears. Concerned, his brother’s ex-girlfriend Jasmine goes to visit Romeo to express her concern. While comforting Romeo she finds out about the Power To Change concert he has been planning to bring awareness to… Continue reading Wanted In Paradise by Kate Ashenden

Author, Author Interview, Romance, Writing, Writing tips

Let’s Chat With Kate Ashenden, Author Of Wanted in Paradise

Hello Book Smugglers! I recently picked up a romance novel, Wanted in Paradise, and am so excited to announce that I had the opportunity to speak with the author, Kate Ashenden. Keep reading to see what Ashenden has to say about becoming a published author and advice she has for fellow writers. What inspired you… Continue reading Let’s Chat With Kate Ashenden, Author Of Wanted in Paradise

random

Get Ready For the 2019 Book Smuggler’s Reading Challenge

Alright! New Year, new challenge. 2019 is going to be your best year yet to read as many books as possible. While I love going to the bookstore or library to browse for a good read, it helped out a lot in 2018 to have some ideas of what books to look for. Here are… Continue reading Get Ready For the 2019 Book Smuggler’s Reading Challenge

literary fiction, random

The Final Tally: The 52 Books The Book Smuggler’s Den Read In 2018

WooHoo! 2018 has come to a close and so is the reading challenge. It was a push at the end but some downtime over the weekend allowed me to finish up the last book needed to complete my goal. In 2017 I made little time to read and wanted to change that. I'm so excited… Continue reading The Final Tally: The 52 Books The Book Smuggler’s Den Read In 2018