Resilience Review – Gail Aldwin

Greetings! Many heartfelt thanks go out to Gail Aldwin for this wonderful review!! Resilience is a collection of exceptionally well-written short stories. I’ve read many of Jim’s stories online but this selection seems even better because it’s published in a book. Jim Bates is so good at portraying the highs and lows of family andContinue reading “Resilience Review – Gail Aldwin”

“Periodic Stories” Review – Nancy Lou Henderson

Greetings! What a wonderful review by Nancy!! Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Who has the unique imagination required to take names of elements from the Periodic Table, then mention them in brilliant ways in wonderful short stories? The answer is Jim Bates.Jim Bates has a beautiful gift of writing stories that pull you in usingContinue reading ““Periodic Stories” Review – Nancy Lou Henderson”

Resilience Review – Nancy Lou Henderson

Greetings! I just wanted to share this wonder review by my friend Nancy. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ Resilience, the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.Jim Bates demonstrates resilience and heartfelt emotions in all of his writing, whether it be short stories or poetry. His compassion and understanding of all things will have youContinue reading “Resilience Review – Nancy Lou Henderson”

Periodic Stories Reveiw – Sharon Frame Gay

Greetings! What a wonderful way to start the day. Many thanks to Sharon for this amazing review πŸ™‚ I absolutely loved this book. Jim Bates brilliantly used the first thirty-one elements of the periodic table, writing a story for each element. As in his previous book, “Resilience”, Jim often reflects on coming-of-age stories, usually setContinue reading “Periodic Stories Reveiw – Sharon Frame Gay”

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