Dramatic Reading of “The Widow Brigade” on YouTube

I have a new treat for my book fans today. I have been trying to expand my YouTube to assist with my writing habit, and not just use it for streaming needs. I uploaded a dramatic reading of my highest rated fantasy novel, “The Widow Brigade”.   This was certainly a first-time attempt to do anything like this. I’m shy enough that I have a hard enough time doing readings in person…doing...

Posted:2ndJan, 2018

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Tearfully Good 10th 5-star Review for Widow Brigade

Last night, I checked through the ratings and comments on my books at Amazon and found a wonderful surprise. It wouldn’t be enough to say that The Widow Brigade now has a streak of ten 5-star reviews. Much as that alone would make me jump for joy, that doesn’t sum up what truly got to me. The reviewer introduced herself as a recent widow. She praised Duli and said she related to her more...

Posted:28thJun, 2017

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9th Straight 5-star, Widow Brigade

Another good review this morning…but, let’s set the scene properly. This past two weeks I have churned out dozens of pages in revisions to “Muster of Heroes”. I’ve got a lot of new fans eager to read that one. I’ve been in the mood to write   Then, despite the many good reviews, I end up catching a bad review on one of my books. Insert sad face here. I realize...

Posted:23rdAug, 2016

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Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

To my amusement, I found out there is a Chinese Olympic athlete named Du Li! (As in Duli of The Widow Brigade). Even more, her sport is shooting! Sounds like she’s pretty good at it also! Well, I guess I’ll be cheering for her! Du Li, Chinese Olympic Athlete, shooting competitions. Google link
Posted:7thAug, 2016

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“The Widow Brigade” Sample Available

Most fans have bought and loved the Earthrin Stones trilogy, but not as many have checked out the book that Jen says will make me famous. In order to make it easier for folks to check it out, I’ve made a change to the Widow Brigade webpage here. It now has a direct link to download a Microsoft Word document containing the first two chapters of the book.  You can take a peek at Duli and the...

Posted:20thApr, 2016

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A great review from a friend

A friend of mine contacted me recently, having read a copy of “The Widow Brigade”. People are making me blush! I just finished reading your book, Widow Brigade! Great job! Needless to say I was a bit hesitant to read it, but I’m glad I did! You are an impressive writer and the book kept me interested from start to finish! I loved how your main character was a woman! Keep up the great...

Posted:6thFeb, 2016

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6th Straight 5-star Review hits Amazon

The Widow Brigade has earned its 6th straight 5-star review on Amazon! Of course I am overjoyed to receive all this good feedback from fans. Despite my laptop biting the dust, I’ve been working hard to put in some extra hours writing.   Here is a link with the latest review at the top: http://www.amazon.com/The-Widow-Brigade-Douglas-Dyke/product-reviews/1502427192/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R3TQ223X8CTGJ2 (Click...

Posted:20thDec, 2015

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The 5th 5-Star Written Review for “Widow Brigade”

I saw a 5th 5-star rating hit “The Widow Brigade” a week back, but only recently did I see the comment listed for it. So far, it hasn’t had less than a 5-star rating. I’m GIDDY! Read the transcript below as it appears on Amazon.com Van Dyke’s “The Widow Brigade” Rocks! By Janice ESP on August 13, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition I absolutely loved this story...

Posted:21stAug, 2015

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Mom is Hooked on The Widow Brigade

It was a very fun weekend for the family. I haven’t updated much because we’ve been enjoying the summer, and I entertain the boys a lot. Just today we went on a paddleboat excursion, ate at a nice grill that is normally too far of a drive for us, and went swimming at a beach for a few hours before coming home. Love having these summer adventures with my boys.   My mom and I talked...

Posted:27thJul, 2015

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New glowing 5-star review for The Widow Brigade

Jen told me THIS is the novel that will get me famous, and reviewers keep agreeing. I’m ecstatic to see another 5-star review of The Widow Brigade on Amazon.com Loved how the poster labeled out all his likes. Quoted below: I am a pretty picky reader, although a very avid one. Often i read a book and something feels stretched, or out of place, or out of character, but i found none of that here....

Posted:19thJul, 2015

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