WPC – Peek


We had visited Bangkok on a holiday a few months back. Today for the weekly photo challenge, I’ll give you a peek into the magnificent monument, The Grand Palace!

No visit to the city is complete without the tour of the spectacular palace. Built in 1782, it was the home of the Thai king, the Royal administrative seat of the government for about 150 years till the end of the 19th century. Today the palace is used for Royal rituals, state banquets and other official functions. Some parts of the palace like the inner court are not open to the public. Within the complex are several impressive buildings including the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the emerald Buddha) that dates back to the 14th century.

The dazzling regal aura that emanates all around monument, ornate architecture, splendid gardens, leave the visitors spellbound. The Buddha sanctum resonates with a…

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Sate your reading Hunger with #Ravenous! And upcoming Live Book starting in December #WritersLife

The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard

Buy Book Now | Read Excerpts

Buy Book Now | Read Excerpts

For the month of November, I intended to turn the price of Ravenous to 1.99, but three things happened.

  1. I decided to get another editor for the book to go over what the initial editor didn’t catch
  2. It’s the holidays and I was like ooohhh this would be such a reading holiday treat for people
  3. My Thunderclap was banging and I appreciate the love from all the fans, followers and friends!

Above shows the Thunderclap over 100 people helped me with on October 31st. If you didn’t participate in my Thunderclap, please subscribe now to my blog and get ready for one maybe in the new year.

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Until then, share all my messages to let people know, Sylvia’s coming with another…

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EVENT: Young Authors’ Festival 2017 Metro #Detroit Nov 11th #MichLit #Motownwriters

Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network

Young Authors’ Festival 2017

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

Young Authors' Festival 2017

Event Details

The Young Authors’ Festival is a half-day event focused on children in grades 3 through 5 for the purpose of helping children increase their literacy skills. Children of ALL ages are welcome.

The event is held at the Mardigian Library on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

For more information, visit: http://library.umd.umich.edu/yaf


1) Provide techniques and methods for encouraging and improving children’s writing and reading;

2) Work with the families as a whole to help support their children’s writing and reading;

3) Highlight Michigan authors and illustrators.


Can older or younger children attend?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome. Please note that interactive breakout sessions are designed for grades 3 through 5.

What can I expect in terms of the event schedule?


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2 Thrillers from NetGalley

NetGalley has an excellent collection of fiction, broken down by genre and author. I always check there first when I hear of a book I want to read (though their books are mostly pre-publication) or am looking for a good story in a particular genre.  Here are two mystery/thrillers I found:

  1. The Whispering Room — an FBI agent sets out to prove her husband didn’t commit suicide and ends up in the middle of a plan to destroy the world as we know it
  2. Enigma — a man who seems to be crazy tries to save the life of a woman who has never heard of him; the only clue is that he refers to himself as an ‘enigma’

The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk #2)The Whispering Room

by Dean Koontz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In Dean Koontz’s second installment of the Jane Hawk series, The Whispering Room (Random House 2017), Jane Hawk continues…

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