Wednesday, February 10, 2021

New book on free promo thru 2/14 :-D

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our fun new book of Valentine Flash Fiction is free on Kindle through 2/14. Check it out:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08W9WDR3R?pf_rd_r=497YF4DEJ2D03KV3KG5Z&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=e759d779-96e6-4e39-a455-ab25756edd58&pd_rd_w=xviAh&pd_rd_wg=CA5I1&ref_=pd_gw_unk


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

A Book for Black History Month

Are you searching for books to read for Black History Month? Check out our memoir, Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four, available in e-book, paperback and audio-book. This inspirational, uplifting story explores a young man's four-year journey to right a terrible wrong and bring peace to four families. The Groveland Four were falsely accused of a heinous crime in the Jim Crow South and their families would spend the next seventy years trying to clear their names.    

Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z5TYNT7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p2_i4

Description:

This book will take you through my incredible four-year quest for justice for The Groveland Four and teach you how to pursue your own causes, whatever they may be. It is a primer for positive action, a journey through Florida's past as well as its future. Some of the things you will learn: everything takes more time than you think, nothing ever goes according to plan, help can come from unexpected places, time is on your side, everyone is connected to everyone else, you can reach your tipping point for success and not even realize it, your goals can change along the way, and flexibility is key. Let's get started, shall we?

***Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to establish "The Charles Greenlee Memorial Scholarship" to benefit a child with an incarcerated parent.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Fantastic review & giveaway! :-D

A million thanks to Kathleen at KRL News & Reviews for the spotlight and fabulous review of my latest Jamie Quinn Mystery "Malice in Miami". 

Check it out at the link below and don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the e-book.

https://www.krlnews.com/2021/01/malice-in-miami-by-barbara-venkataraman.html?fbclid=IwAR20co82bWcvo6mMkLZ6eFDejg7H0CpMRqeLIuiSmosUw6YMR3hLw58gKqM

 


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

New Holiday Shorts Free on Kindle thru 12/12 :-D

I have a new little book of Holiday flash fiction that's free on Kindle today through 12/12. :-D 

Blurb:

Holiday Flash Fiction, what could be more fun? Capture a mood, a memory, a wonderful experience, using exactly 100 words. Stories like Secret Santa, Brag and Gag, In the Nick of Time, The Roar of the Crowd, and Opposites Attract will give you a chuckle. Other stories like Everyone's a Critic, Spread Joy and Holiday Magic will make your holidays even more enjoyable.

Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Shorts-Fiction-Barbara-Venkataraman-ebook/dp/B08PVWQY55/ref=pd_ybh_a_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NBCSE5B94GRQM01N1H9G

Happy holidays!


Monday, November 23, 2020

New Jamie Quinn Mystery is out now! :-D It's free thru 11/28

I'm thrilled to announce that my new Jamie Quinn Mystery, Malice in Miami, is finally out. It's on free promo 11/24-11/28.  Happy Thanksgiving!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P27FRL6/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=malice+in+Miami&qid=1606179871&sr=8-1

Friday, November 20, 2020

Spotlight & Giveaway! :-)

A million thanks to Kim at "Read Your Writes Book Reviews" for the fabulous spotlight on her blog! She not only featured my Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Collection, she also published my guest post and an excerpt from the book. Best of all, she is hosting a giveaway for the collection. 

Spread the word! 

https://readyourwrites.blogspot.com/2020/11/guest-post-excerpt-giveaway-jamie-quinn.html


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Free Promo 10/29-11/2! New Halloween Flash Fiction :-D

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, I just released a new book: Scary Shorts: Halloween Flash Fiction. It's free from 10/29-11/2. 

Description: Halloween Flash Fiction, what could be more fun? Capture a mood, a phobia, a scary experience, using exactly 100 words. Stories like A Drive in the Country, Halloween Stew, Skeleton Crew, Something About Her Shadow, and Candy Corn will give you the creeps, keep you up at night as you stare at the ceiling. Other stories like Careful What You Wish For and Paying the Piper will make you think twice about your bad decisions.

Here's the link: 

https://www.amazon.com/Scary-Shorts-Halloween-Flash-Fiction-ebook/dp/B08M2MFYY7/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=V3BR29ES9KRRHVEX2KWX

Sample: 

CANDY CORN 

"Yuck!" Sarah spit out her Halloween candy. 

"I don't like candy corn either. Just toss it, honey."

"Can I make stuff with it, Mom?" she asked.

"Sure!"

She made art, jewelry, and a game.

"Can we plant it?" she asked.

"It's not real corn," I said.

"We can pretend."

So we did. A week later, Sarah said "It's growing, Mom!"

The rains had washed away the dirt, exposing the tips. I said "They look like fingernails!"

When I turned around Sarah was gone and a hand was pulling me under. It's impossible to scream with a mouth full of dirt…