Check out part 2 of my new short story from this post over on my author site.
Check out this giveaway of the book, The Visitors, by Catherine Burns, as featured in this post from Linda’s Book Bag blog.
One of the delights of being a book blogger is that I get access to so many wonderful books. Today, thanks to the lovely folk at Legend Press I’m able to share the book love as part of the paperback launch celebrations for The Visitors by Catherine Burns by offering UK readers a chance to win a paperback copy of the book.
The Visitors is published by Legend Press and is available for purchase here.
Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother John in a crumbling mansion on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to live by John’s rules, even if it means turning a blind eye to the noises she hears coming from behind the cellar door…and turning a blind eye to the women’s laundry in the hamper…
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Every time I attend an author event, there is always the attempt to separate authors into the two camps of those who meticulously outline and those that write completely by the seat-of-the-pants, affectionately known as ‘pantsers’. I sat and listened to the virtues of these two camps and decided that I am firmly planted in…
Meet author Billy Ray Chitwood from this post on the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Welcome to the Sunday interview and this week my guest is author Billy Ray Chitwood. Before we find out which of the questions Billy Ray has chosen to respond to… here is his official biography.
About Billy Ray Chitwood
An Appalachian hill boy from east Tennessee, Billy Ray Chitwood has family roots that go back to tenth century England and a hamlet just north of London called Chetwode.
Billy Ray received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, taught high school ‘Advanced Writing’ in Lorain, Ohio. He has served honorably and proudly in the United States Navy. Aside from sales/marketing management positions with top textbook publishers, he has been a model and an actor in film, stage, television. He is still active in his own business as the CEO of Chitwood, Inc.
Billy Ray has written fifteen books, most of which you will find on amazon…
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Check out the short story, The Sewing Circle, by Sally Cronin from her Flights of Fancy collection as featured in this post on the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Welcome to another story from Flights of Fancy .. this is novella length so I will be spreading it over several days. I hope you enjoy.
The Sewing Circle – Part One
The sewing circle met at Betty’s flat on the ground floor of Malcolm House, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. There were six regular members, and the odd person who dropped in, who appreciated the group was the source of gossip and information about the Redgrave Estate.
Copious cups of tea were provided with members taking it in turn to produce homemade cakes that were judged critically during the course of the afternoon. Recipes were swapped and toppings envied as the ladies knitted and embroidered the hours away. All of the members were over eighty and had lived varied and sometimes tragic lives. They had been born and brought up in this deprived area of South London, and the…
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Check out this special weekend edition of Hullaba Lulu by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene from this post on her blog.
Saturday, June 2 2018
Image by Teagan Geneviene
Hello, everyone! No, you’re not confused — this is not Wednesday. However, my Saturday post this week looks a lot like Jazz Age Wednesdays. Rob Goldstein and I have been having so much fun with the diesel-punk series, Hullaba Lulu, that it’s hard to believe the first chapter premiered March 21st. So I thought I’d use my weekend post to write a chapter that’s sort of a review.
I’m using one item from the next set of “three things” that Rob sent to drive the story. So I’ll call this Chapter 9.1. My quirky image above has some hints about what’s to come in the future. That said…
… All aboard!
Valentino and Angel-bots in the train’s control room, by Rob Goldstein
The engine gave a steady pulse that seemed to underlie everything. It reminded…
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Check out the short story, Come Here, by Rachel Poli, as featured in this post from her blog
“Can you come here for a second?” Harper shouted from the living room. She was sitting on the couch with her laptop on her lap and the TV on for background noise as she worked on her homework.
No one answered.
After a few minutes, she rolled her eyes. She had just called Annie and she answered to her name. She had to have heard her calling.
“Annie?” Harper called again.
“What?” came the response from the other room.
“Where are you?”
“I’m in the kitchen?”
“Great, can you come here for a minute?” Harper asked again, this time raising her voice just a little more.
There was no response again.
Harper continued to type her essay while she waited. She hoped that her sister was just finishing something up in the kitchen before coming into the room.
But when another ten minutes passed, Harper shouted for her again.
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