Observations

Observations

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Everyone Judges a Book by the Cover

We can deny it, but first impressions matter; we are hard-wired to judge everything in sight. This is especially evident with the cover of a book, making them as important as the content within.
Besides writing, working with my graphic designer, Jamie, on the covers is my favorite part of the self-publishing process, which is not to say easy or straightforward.

Glitter and Grief ebook by Author Kathleen Pendoley

“Who Are the Bryant Brothers?” Meet Gabe

Who are the Bryant Brothers? Finally, we find Gabe, the Bryant Brother, who was proximally close but chose to remain distant. Why the chip on the middle child’s shoulder? Gabe blames Mason in the book, and if you’ve read the first three in the series, you can guess that I pulled from my brother, Eddie, to develop the plot.
Have you lost someone close? I’m sure you have, and I’m sorry for your pain; it’s sharp. Was the loss unexpected? It needn’t be to destroy you, but it helps.

“Who Are the Bryant Brothers?” Meet Dan

We continue the Who are the Bryant Brothers series with Dan. In Mason, we explored the childhood influence of my brother, Eddie, and in Jack, the adult.
Dan might seem the most obvious as he’s the oldest, like my brother. But he mirrors Eddie in other ways, such as his willingness to help, even when lost. “For how can Dan help Clara when he’s wrecked himself?” ~ The Cake Maker’s Dog summary.

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“Who are the Bryant Brothers?” Meet Jack

Who are the Bryant Brothers?
We opened the Who are the Bryant Brothers in the series with Mason, the deceased troubled Bryant who glues the brothers together.

As with the other male Bryants, the inspiration was my brother, Eddie. Everything from his tendency towards mischief-making, aspects of his personality, and experiences with friends to the made-up tales he told.

One inspiration for the Bryant Brothers was my brother, Eddie. From his tendency toward mischief, aspects of his personality, experiences with friends, and his made-up tales.

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