J Dorner

Pennsylvania, USA

Author of the Existence speculative fiction book series. Fractions of Existence, book 1, is on Amazon. (Free on KU) Reference books Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters is on Amazon and Smashwords and Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier is on Amazon and Smashwords. J runs the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome. April blogging from A to Z challenge #AtoZchallenge co-host.

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Dec 20 2018

#NewASH New Adult Scavenger Hunt for #books is next week!

Hello Everyone! Hope you are excited as I am, because we have less than a week until the Winter 2018 New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins! Here is the Winter 2018 #NewASH team: The New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins at Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 26th and runs through Sunday, December 30th. For more information, …

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Dec 11 2018

The Red Box with the Black Ribbon #FF #WEPFF #WEP

The Red Box with the Black Ribbon Flash Fiction image

WEP CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER – RIBBONS AND CANDLES The Red Box with the Black Ribbon By J Lenni Dorner The black ribbon sways with each oscillation of the fan Evelyn never turns off. Under it, the candle flickers. It seems like common knowledge that fire should be kept away from ribbons. But what is common …

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Nov 30 2018

Goals Brought In By Einstein the Camel in the Snow

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop I made a post yesterday of what’s been going on in my life lately. Here’s the good highlight: I won NaNoWriMo! On the downside, Roundteam has gone down. Which was a big part of the way I supported Diverse Books and Debut Authors. (Lots of Retweets.) I will need to create a new …

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Nov 29 2018

Truth

Nanowrimo 2018 winner

November Prompt: Truth A few truths from this month. Some of which will show up in the goal post tomorrow. I spent the beginning of October planning to do NaNoWriMo with a certain story. Then I thought I’d work on another story. And THEN I started reading a book (Story Genius by Lisa Cron) which …

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Nov 22 2018

Thanksgiving Neighbors

If you saw your new neighbors were hungry, would you feed them? What if those neighbors were very strange and didn’t fit in your neighborhood? Suppose they seemed unaware of how to do even the simplest task. If you don’t feed them, they will probably die in the next few months. What if you do …

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Oct 30 2018

Book Summary #SpeculativeFiction #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #Myth #Legend #NewAdult

Speculative Fiction. Urban Fantasy. Paranormal Romance. Myths & Legends. New Adult. Book Summary of: FRACTIONS OF EXISTENCE XAVIER DOYEN aims to prevent THE EYES IN THE SHADOWS from bringing about the apocalypse because he believes that’s what he’s meant to do. He’s hampered by a missing resource that would make his team, THE EXISTENCE, powerful …

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Oct 26 2018

Trick or Treat or Goals

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop The tough blow from last month… there has been an Internet storm of others feeling equally outraged. Spent most of my time this month taking care of my niece. Maybe the election next month will bring more love and concern for others to the land on which I live. On Wednesday, I got …

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Oct 25 2018

Four Book Reviews

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe I enjoyed the discussion of Chess. Hoyle (a game I’ve never heard of) comes up next, which I’m guessing is like poker, based on the book’s description. Telling me about a library in Paris… that’s always a quick way to entice this reader! I learned …

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Oct 16 2018

Tree Déjà vu Flash Fiction #FF #WEPFF #WEP and Blog All About It Challenge

FLASH FICTION WEP CHALLENGE FOR OCTOBER – DEJA VU OR VOODOO October’s Prompt: Trees Tree Déjà vu I’ve seen Tommy drunk before. His days working at the golf club get to him. It’s not the fresh air, but the air of superiority that suffocates him. “The downfall of society happens before the anarchy. That’s what …

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Oct 11 2018

Feeling Support

In my Escape the Hate post, I discussed how I felt, as a diverse person, being lumped in with profanity and violence. And that, as a supporter of the We Need Diverse Books movement, I wouldn’t join a certain writing contest. Never in the post did I identify the place, contest, or those running it. …

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Sep 28 2018

Pumpkin Spice Goals and Dealing with Blows

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop Yesterday, I posted about the latest blow to my soul. I won’t rehash it here. On the upside, a friend of a friend is considering creating an opposing anthology that would allow diversity, just to prove that you can have a “clean read” G rated anthology AND everything and anything covered in the …

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Sep 27 2018

Escape the Hate #BlogAllAboutItChallenge #WeNeedDiverseBooks

September’s prompt is ESCAPE. I’m going non-fiction this month, opting to tell you about what’s on my mind. Last week, a certain writing challenge I look forward to every year opened their tenth annual competition. I was so excited that I immediately hit “share” on the post. The challenge is hosted by a non-profit, a …

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Sep 24 2018

Fun Readathon! Wrap-Up for #TackleTBR and #BookReview Times Two

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 9/21: Challenge & Giveaway at Wishful Endings Challenge: Initials Challenge This challenge is to find books to represent your initials. J— L — D — The Jakkattu Vector by P.K. Tyler; Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn by Jean R. Soderlund; Double Negative by C. Lee McKenzie 9/22: …

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Sep 20 2018

Book Review #TackleTBR #Punchbowl of Books #NationalPunchDay

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s Challenge: IT WAS HERE, ON MY BLOG! Punchbowl of books! List three to five books that “mix well together” even though they’re from different authors and maybe even different genres. Here’s my answer= The five key ingredients to J Lenni Dorner’s punchbowl of books: base – A NYC celebrity …

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Sep 20 2018

#TackleTBR Punchbowl of Books Challenge plus Giveaway and a #bookiversary

bookiversary Fractions of Existence by J Lenni Dorner

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s Challenge: Punchbowl of books! List three to five books that “mix well together” even though they’re from different authors and maybe even different genres. Why? Because it’s National Punch Day! It’d be splended if you’d share this image with a quote from my book! Having trouble thinking of some? …

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Sep 19 2018

#TackleTBR Read-a-Thon be worth all th’ doubloons in me treasure chest #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Two-Color Challenge from wishfulendings View this post on Instagram #tackleTBR Two Color Challenge (blue and white) #books #readathon A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on Sep 19, 2018 at 9:05pm PDT Yes, I did borrow a unicorn from my niece for this. Blue & White: Pink& …

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Sep 18 2018

#Book Cover Love During the #TackleTBR Read-a-Thon

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Today’s CHALLENGE is Cover Love. from katiescleanbookcollection Pinterest Book Covers that caught my eye – I have an entire pin board of these. Here are two glimpses, in case you don’t use Pinterest: Day of the challenge: Day 2 What I read today: Water’s Blood (The Elemental Clan …

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Sep 17 2018

Goals for the Exciting Readathon! I Love #TackleTBR! Plus an #AtoZChallenge update!

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Today’s Read-a-thon challenge is the Random Page Challenge!! Open the book you’re currently reading, flip to a random page, and share a quote from that page! “Now she could choose for herself, and she didn’t think New Orleans was dangerous at all. She could hardly believe such a …

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Sep 06 2018

Book Review on #ReadABookDay to #BeatTheBacklist #PlutoLives

My backlist is host to a wide variety of books from many genres. This one happens to be from the non-fiction science section. The Universe (Collins Discover)- August 8, 2006 – by Peter Grego Overall, a pretty good book. It felt like a mini-textbook to me, like the ones from school days in the 1980/90’s. …

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Sep 05 2018

Indie Publishing Path Taken #IWSG #IndieAuthor #IARTG

This month’s IWSG prompt: What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why? Three roads branch in a writer’s elections, It’s inadvisable to travel them all And being an author, long I sat with my reflections And explored traditional, the first direction To where it bent in the query sprawl; Then took the indie, …

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