Watch “IN THE CLEFT” Chapter 10 Novel Reading

Watch the Transcript Reading of IN THE CLEFT by Dana L. Goodman:

STORY Read By – Krista Morin
Best Scene Novel genre: Drama, Family, Relationship


Dana Goodman’s memoir, In the Cleft Joy Comes in the Mourning is a powerful, poignant, and utterly heart wrenching true story surrounding sickness, grief and the inevitable mourning process. Dana Goodman shares what it was like to walk through the death of her first husband to cancer, and later, the simultaneous diagnosis of her son, second husband, and mother-in-law.


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Watch DISTURBED, 1st Chapter Reading of the Novel by Suzanne Wilson

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Watch the 1st Chapter Reading of DISTURBED:

STORY Read By – Erynn Brook

Best Scene Novel genre: Drama, Mystery, Supernatural


The novel is about a young man who is being tormented by a malevolent spirit. The spirit is looking for revenge against his family for her untimely death. She uses seduction as a weapon against him and when he tries to resist her and seek help from his friends and family, they think he’s losing his mind.

Watch the Chapter 3 Performance Reading of SERENITY, by Tom Bleakley

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SERENITY Chapter 3, by Tom Bleakley

STORY Read By – Alissa DeGrazia

Best Scene Novel genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller


An unfaithful husband headed toward divorce is prescribed a drug notorious for causing the side effect of unremembered bizarre behavior, including homicide. The husband kills his wife., but claims to remember nothing about the incident. The book asks, Who is to blame?

Watch YOU ARE AMONG THE MONSTERS Chapter 1 Novel Reading

Written by Jon R. Flieger

STORY Read By – Frances Steyck

Best Scene Novel genre: Drama, Crime, Relationship


The opening chapter of “YOU ARE Among The Monsters” introduces us to Ian, who handles moving dead bodies (or “transfers”).

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