Three Cheers for Grandma

It’s been too long since I’ve given a fellow writer a thumbs’ up . . . so I’m doing that today.

jina (1)Jina S. Bazzar is one of the most prolific writers I know.  She has no fear of tackling any genre and does so exceptionally well.  She’s come far since the days of the Roxanne Fosch series, which were good stories to be sure, but she’s developed her craft prodigiously.

Jina’s latest book,  My Grandmother the Dinosaur Hunter, is written for young persons but could appeal to anyone of any age.  The “grandma” described in this story is her beloved mother, Miriam. Black the dog is also real. And the main characters are a young girl and boy.

Grandma’s adventure began as stories for her own kids.  Jina kept the stories wild, outrageous, and entertaining enough that her kids would retell the story to classmates, and even requested she recount it to friends and neighbors whenever they dropped by.

So, what’s My Grandmother the Dinosaur Hunter about?

Welcome to Cruxil, the planet adjacent to Earth, where horses can fly, dinosaurs exist, and magic is real.  When my sister and I went to Grandma’s for the weekend, I expected to spend my time playing games, eating sweets, and trying not to die from boredom. Little did I know that I’d spend the evening being chased by a dinosaur, attacked by a hydra, much less that I’d cap the night facing off with a giant frog.  I thought Grandma Mimi was a sweet, eccentric old lady with a walking stick and a penchant for gossip. And boy, was I wrong.

The stories are fun and she’s already received a five-star review from Michele E. Northwood, also a very talented author (Fishnets in the Far East and other entertaining reads).

Jina’s a freelance writer, a blogger, a mother, a baker, a chocolate fiend, a coffee enthusiast, and sometimes a poet. “A wanderer in this vast world, I’m just another body with a passion for the written word. There is no boundary I can’t cross, no limit I can’t push; my mind is my passport, my thoughts my mode of transportation.”

Please check her out …

Author: tylerus

I'm primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (I enjoy playing detective and developing structure). My fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. My genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction. So-o, here I am, staring up a new blog for aspiring and established e-Book writers. The plan: to share the (long) journey of getting to this stage, and share "learnings" and "teachings". There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this blog, but it may be a while before that happens as there's a lot on the ol' plate - taking care of Mom, working full-time, and attempting to get another book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series written (never mind blog postings and other writing projects). It's very challenging and it's all good. As I like to say: teeny focused baby steps are just as effective as long forceful strides. It may take a little longer, but we will get there.

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