10 People/Groups to Share TALENT With


TALENT on Amazon

Have you read TALENT? Well, why not? It’s only a click away. Go to the Talent on Amazon link above.

Want to know what to do with it after you read it? I should tell you to buy a copy for everyone you know, but between you and me, you can pass yours along if you want to.

  • Give a copy to a teacher. What kind of teacher? A drama teacher, an English teacher, a teacher who loves kids. Give it to an art teacher, or a photography teacher. Any teacher.
  • Give it to a librarian. School and youth librarians are looking for teen-centered books. Some of them get tired of vampires, shape shifters, and those who live in a dystopian society. You’ll be giving the gift of contemporary fiction.
  • Give it to your favorite student—especially one grades 6-11. It’s really suitable for anyone above a fourth grade reading level. Some of its themes are universal while its scenes are immediate and real. Although the heroine is a girl, there are two strong male characters, Rob and Diego.
  • Give it to the parents of any teen or tween. It will help them to see themselves through teen eyes.
  • Give it to a bookseller. It’s the perfect non-dystopian addition to the YA shelves.
  • Give it to a church’s youth group leader. It’s worth reading and sharing. There are discussion questions in the back.
  • Give it to a Girl Scout leader. Sandee is a role model for girls who empower themselves.
  • Give it to the thespians and former thespians in your life. It will bring back memories.
  • Give it to sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandkids when they are in a show—whether it’s musical comedy, a concert, or even a Power Point presentation. Show them you understand what they’re going through and so does Sandee.
  • Give a copy to the juvenile hall library in your county. They need books that include positive role models.

Who have I forgotten? Write back and tell me who else needs a copy. There should be a contact button at the top.

Caliburn Press Blog Hop

Talent Paperback – November 1, 2015 by B. Lynn Goodwin (Author) 4.7 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews


TALENT Celebrates With Others

tumblr_lkyllvIjRZ1qhnqczToday I have the privilege of being on the Caliburn Press Blog Hop, coordinated by The Vampire Queen, http://www.thevampirequeen1.blogspot.com.

Caliburn Press, https://sites.google.com/site/caliburnpressllc/, deals mostly with horror, the supernatural, and the paranormal, and there may be a bit of paranormal or supernatural phenomenon in TALENT.

There is, but Sandee isn’t sure about whether the supernatural is real or a trick—maybe done with mirrors or an imaginative medium. In her mind, maybe it’s real and maybe it’s not. I know the psychic she consults is real and knows her stuff.

Caliburn Press also publishes young adult romance. Fifteen-and-a-half-year-old Sandee Mason qualifies as a young adult. She’s mature one minute and child-like the next. She’s discovering romance, or maybe it’s finding her while she’s busy trying to find her talents.

Sandee is going to put up a post quoting from some of the reviews for her story, but first, Continue reading

Coming Out from Behind the Curtain

Coming Out From Behind the Curtain

I am so excited. Seriously! People like my story, the one B. Lynn Goodwin wrote down. Here are a few comments that make my heart sing. Thank you reviewers. I can’t tell you how good it feels to be noticed.


“Sandee Mason has hidden depths, but is the overlooked treasure in her home and school. Her journey toward finding her own voice, her own place, and her own life makes for a satisfying read.”  –Lani Rene Longshore


“Insightful, and alternately funny and sad, Talent is for Young Adults and Adults. It is a book about the complexities of teenage life in today’s world that makes you feel and, perhaps even more importantly, makes you think.”  –Judy Williams


“…she surrounds Sandee with a supporting cast comprised of believable, flesh-and-blood characters. Talent is an absorbing read that keeps the reader turning pages from beginning to end.”  –Al Garrotto


“I am far beyond my teenage years and I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, the rights and wrongs of war, family issues and alcohol dependency. The writing is skillful, flowing and well put together.”   –A. Rose


“Talent is a great gift for theater-loving teens.”  –Kelly


“Talent brings the focused universe of student musical productions into the messy world of family members coping with uncertainty and tragic loss.”  –Jean C. Wyer


“From the deep desire for the freedom offered by a driver’s license to the disappointment of trying out for something and not achieving a goal, Sandee shows the reader how to thrive under adversity. Talent is a page-flipping read!”  –Jill Hedgecock


  • So what is your take on the book?
  • What do you like?
  • Have you written about it?
  • Have you shared it?
  • Would you like to give it to someone you know?
  • Have your daughter read it?
  • Have your daughter’s class read it?


WHAT? You haven’t read it? Well it’s about time.

Get a copy today by clicking on the link above the book cover. It’s at the top of the blog.

Be sure to let me know what you think, okay? There should be a comments line at the top of the page to click on.