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The Joys (& Pitfalls) of Self-Publishing Part I

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What an adventure the last ten months have been. Deciding it wasn’t too late to write a book, if I really wanted to, has changed the course of my life. Granted, it’s pretty late in the game for a course-changer . . . but it’s not TOO late. And I know, because I did it! 

I could sit around now and complain and grumble that I should have done this years ago, Read more…

Thoughts On Attitude by…ME!

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Ever wake up with a thought in your mind that demands to be written down immediately? That’s what happened this morning, so I ran . . . okay, hobbled . . . out to my computer and wrote down this little bit of whimsy. Hope it makes you smile. And maybe makes you think, too.

Attitude Really IS Everything

No!
Yes.
You can’t!
I can.
Why?
Why not?
It’s all wrong!
It’s all right.
You shouldn’t!
I should.
You won’t!
I will.
It could be bad!
It could be good.
It’s too late!
There’s time.
You’re too old!
I’m still here.
You did it!
I did.

It’s Friiiiday . . . What Are You Reading?

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Well, it’s that time again! Time for me to be nosy and ask, what are you reading? I just love finding out what’s holding your interest this week.

For me, I’m discovering the fun of Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines. It’s an amusing romp through the world of magic as practiced by those with the gift of being able to reach INTO books and pull objects out, including at times, creatures and characters that would be best left between the pages. Because of the misuse of this magic, the world is filled with a lot of things that really oughtn’t be here, like many species of vampires, as created by various authors . . . to include one of the oldest forms, Sanguinarius stokerus, and one of the more modern forms, Myerii, or Sparklers, as they are called. I can’t wait to review this one. It has made me laugh out loud numerous times, already.

So . . . where’s your bookmark parked this week? As always, inquiring minds wanna know. 

Thieftaker by D. B. Jackson

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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

I have admired this book for some months, loving the beautiful cover art by my favorite, Chris McGrath, but I kept thinking I probably wouldn’t enjoy the story. Maybe too many things converging in one book: magic, history of the American colonies, thieves and murderers. Hmmm. For some reason, Read more…

Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Finally! Found a few minutes to finish this book. All I can say is, wow! Maybe I’ll say it twice. Wow. Louder this time. WOW! Are you getting my drift, here? I loved this book! It had everything I wanted in it, and then some.

I’ve been a fan of the Kate Daniel’s series for some time, and an even bigger fan of Read more…

What Are You Reading?

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Surprise! I’m still here and still kicking! So sorry to have been away for two weeks, but I have been completely swamped with the final edits of my book, and it seems like there have not been enough hours in the day to do that and blog, too. But I swear, it’s almost done, and I will be back to my regular posts.

In the meantime, I thought I could at least get a What Are You Reading post out there. I’m halfway through the latest Kate Daniel’s “Magic” series, by Ilona Andrews. This series has been consistently entertaining to me, and this latest book, Magic Rises, is no exception. I’m loving it!  (When I can find 5 minutes to read a few pages, that is.)

So, what are YOU reading this week? Remember, inquiring minds wanna know.

Free Free Kindle Version of Silver Birch Press Green Anthology

Check this out! Great opportunity to own this fantastic collection!

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We continue our summer reading giveaway during the month of August with the Silver Birch Press Green Anthologya free Kindle version is available from Monday, August 12th to Wednesday, August 14th. Get your free Kindle version at Amazon.com. (If you don’t have a Kindle device, you can still read the book — with free reading apps, available at this link.)

Featuring the work of 72 established and up-and-coming writers from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Europe, and Africa, the Silver Birch Press Green Anthology includes poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, an author interview, memoirs, and poetic essays that touch on the theme of green in creative, fresh, and compelling ways.

With topics that include nature, money, the environment, luck, food, flavors, envy, seasons, new life, and much more, the Silver Birch Press Green Anthology is an international feast of nourishing greens.

The invitation-only anthology—dedicated to…

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