Book Review

River Ghosts by Merril D. Smith #bookreview #poetry

I always feel apprehensive when reviewing poetry, maybe more so than when I'm writing the poetry myself. Some time ago, I took an online writing course, and the instructor mentioned in passing that she liked writing poetry because you didn't need to explain poetry like you would explain a story or an essay. While that… Continue reading River Ghosts by Merril D. Smith #bookreview #poetry

Memoir · Writing

Raccoons, Deer, and Love

It’s been so long since our last hike at Big Basin Redwood State Park in California. But it isn’t that last hike that comes to mind; it’s the first one we made one winter. My not-yet-husband Greg and I had been living together for about 18 months when we decided to spend a couple of… Continue reading Raccoons, Deer, and Love

life

The Beat Goes On

You know I had to read my last post to see where I left off. Lol. Apologies for my absence from the blogosphere, not so much for not writing as for not reading. Whoa, I am so behind that I might not bother to try and catch up.  Update on my sister: Last week she… Continue reading The Beat Goes On

Writing

Clouds: #Prosery

I've been down this dike before with you. I often veer off our path gaping at clouds in the wide blue sky, shuttering a desire to leave my bike and explore the bayous. It's why we’re here, to feel the expanse of nature, the filling of our souls. Often ordinary but glorious cumulus clouds fill… Continue reading Clouds: #Prosery

life

All’s Well

In my last post, I shared that my husband was going to have outpatient back surgery. I never thought "outpatient" and "back surgery" would go together, but they do. Greg's surgery was successful. "No surprises," according to the neurosurgeon. We were at the surgery center from 7:30 am to 6 pm. Unfortunately, he had nausea.… Continue reading All’s Well

Writing

UPDATE: Crazy Busy or Busy Crazy With a Dash of Nightingale & Sparrow #CNF #published

I’ve been so crazy busy that I “mangled” the link to Nightingale & Sparrow’s website. Without further ado, here is the link to the online version: http://online.fliphtml5.com/tpuo/zxmk/ If you’re interested in the print version, go here: https://www.amazon.com/love-Nightingale-Sparrow-Literary-Magazine/dp/B084P24666/ref=sr_1_5?crid=24I5U2688S5LC&keywords=nightingale+and+sparrow&qid=1581642967&sprefix=Nightingale+an%2Caps%2C221&sr=8-5 ********************************************************* I've been busy crazy the last few weeks due in large part to my day job. But… Continue reading UPDATE: Crazy Busy or Busy Crazy With a Dash of Nightingale & Sparrow #CNF #published

Book Promotion

All of Kevin Brennan’s titles are now $2.99

Although it’s not officially summer, it should feels like it where I live. And that means reading! So stock up and take advantage of the sale of all of Kevin Brennan’s novels at Amazon! I’ve read each one of these (and even more) and can truly attest to the abundance of humor, imagination, and humanity in Kevin’s novels. Take advantage of this sale and make it a “Kevin Brennan Summer” 🙂

WHAT THE HELL

It’s official. My Amazon book sales chart has flatlined.

Oh, it happens every now and then, especially when I haven’t run a promotion in a while (mostly because I haven’t been allowed to run a promotion …), but it’s always psychologically alarming when it does happen. We like to think our babies are out there doing good things in the world, instead of sitting alone in a little dark box, bound and gagged.

In any event, I’ve decided to lower the price of all my novels to $2.99 for a spell, and you can grab any of them right now at my Amazon author page.

To whet your appetite, here are a few review excerpts:

Yesterday Road: “It isn’t often that the sheer beauty of a novel stuns me to such a degree that I’m unable to put into words just how lovely and richly satisfying it…

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Book Review

A Different Kind of Book Review: The Hypothetical Girl by Elizabeth Cohen #MondayBlogs #bookreview

Hello, friends and fellow readers. I have another book review hosted by my favorite imaginary cousins. This time they are discussing a collection of short stories titled The Hypothetical Girl, written by Elizabeth Cohen and published by Other Press. I've known Elizabeth (virtually because we've never met) for a few years now. She was introduced… Continue reading A Different Kind of Book Review: The Hypothetical Girl by Elizabeth Cohen #MondayBlogs #bookreview

Book Giveaway · Book Promotion

Occasional Soulmates free through Sunday!

Here’s your chance for a great FREE read: Occasional Soulmates by Kevin Brennan is FREE to download this weekend only! Get yourself a copy for a guilty pleasure or gift it to friends. It has all the ingredients of a page-turner: love, sex, humor, San Francisco, grief, mystery, secrets, San Francisco … okay, I love San Francisco and I loved this book. Now go get yourself a copy!

WHAT THE HELL

Small Soulmates Cover

Right on schedule, the Amazon freebie has kicked in, and you can now download Occasional Soulmates for free. The deal runs through Sunday evening.

If you have a spare mo or two, let your readerly friends know about it via Twitter, Facebook, email, sky writing, semaphore, Morse code, secret languages, or even telephone. They need to read this book! Your mom needs to read this book.

If you never thought a dude could write chick lit, Occasional Soulmates will prove you wrong.

Just sayin’.

Grab your copy today, and help move some virtual paper by spreadin’ the word for me.

As always, much obliged!

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Inspiration

Reblog: Hope

I can think of no one who inspires me more to embrace life, to find joy when I'm at my lowest, to know that when I can't change the circumstance, I can still change my perspective. Through her example, she has taught me that even though I've gone through some rough times, I've gained more… Continue reading Reblog: Hope