Saturday, February 25, 2017

GOOD MORNING BLOGGERS

Good morning bloggers,

I hope you enjoyed Linda Mims blog THE NEON HOUSES and that you picked up her book. It was a page turner. My review is on my blog and in Amazon as well.

If any of you are planning on a blog tour, please stop by and see me.

I also want to suggest you check out www.bookreviewsbynonniejules.com. If you're either a reader or writer, there are some excellent sites on there and some awesome books. You can also check out #RRBC on www.twitter.com.

I'm currently watching THE TUDORS on Netflex. A lot better than I thought. (so far) As much as I like Jonathan Rhys Myers, I don't think he fits the part. First of all, Henry was a red head, Jonathan isn't. The story line seems to fit the historical events. Being a follower of Tudor history, I noticed some things--I won't share. It's a nasty, cold and snowy day in the Chicago area. Maybe I'll finish (but I doubt it. There's four seasons--many episodes, and I'm still on the first.

Went to the eye doctor yesterday. (fear of diabetes) No diabetes in the eye, but there is a hint of the beginnings of glaucoma. Yuck. Pressure is normal though. Some more tests in two weeks.We'll see.
Really hope not.

Books I'm reading: The Old House. A tale of reincarnation and centuries worth of love affair.

I wrote this while I was eating lunch. I'm going back to the warmth of my bed and my new TV (only 22 inches) but it's only a foot away from my viewing area.

Take care.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2/23/17 WELCOME TO AUTHOR LINDA MIMS AND THE NEON HOUSES



WELCOME TO AUTHOR LINDA MIMS AND HER BOOK, NEON HOUSES.

Lets give a round of welcome to Linda Mims, author of THE NEON HOUSES. Linda, thank you for coming to THE COTTAGE OF BLOG and sharing your book and some sage advice to our authors.

We'll learn a little about Linda, THE NEON HOUSES and an article about HOW TO WRITE A PAGE TURNER.  I think you'll find Linda's  article interesting as well as educational. I know I did. I will refer to it often.

Would you kindly leave a comment at the bottom of the page (under comments section) so we know who's been here--if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them.  





How to Write a Page-Turner


Hey fiction writers, what do you want most? Do you want huge sales and lots of money, or do you want a reputation as a writer extraordinaire? You say both? Then you need to supercharge your storytelling and make your book a page-turner.


We all know people who tell the best stories. They are the ones the family turns to on special occasions because they will tell the story right. It won’t drag. They’ll hit all the high points, skip the boring details, and make everyone feel like they were there.


These storytellers create excitement by telling the story at a brisk pace, using plain, stripped-down dialogue, and cutting straight to the action.


A fiction writer should do the same thing. Most any writer can tell a decent story. The plot is probably as good as any plot, but with all of the writers out there today, a good plot is not enough to hold the readers’ interest.


I’ll never forget the first season of the television show, “Scandal”. I watched it while on the phone with my sister, and while online in the Scandal Watch Party group. We were shrieking, reacting, and rapidly firing off online comments and emojis during each commercial break. We kept our blood pressure pills on the table next to us.


Your book should do the same thing to your readers. That’s a book destined for success. A page-turner is a book I'll talk about to anyone who'll listen. It is the subject of discussion groups and it should make a book club eager to talk about the hero or villain.


What makes your book a page-turner?


The page-turner isn't just about the story; it’s about how you tell the story. Do you pull me in and make me love your fictional world? Do I want to lose myself there? The best way to answer that question is were you in “la-la land” as you were writing, or did you keep reminding yourself, “its almost over.”


A page-turner should make the reader stay up all night, weaving in, out, and through tightly woven plots. Wondering who and what—about and between characters—and never knowing what to expect.


Build depth and scope in the characters.


The characters in page-turners are conflicted, complex characters, and they exhibit depth and scope. I create backgrounds for my characters and I know them through and through.


The reader may never know a character’s history or what motivates them, but the author should. That knowledge will help you develop them with the kind of complexity the reader can feel.


Go all out with the plot.


Keep plot twists and surprises coming and don’t slack off. Don't give your readers any breathing room. Put these multi-dimensional characters in tense situations and when the reader thinks he knows how their story will play out, twist the plot again! Give your protagonist a conflict in every chapter. Make the reader bite her nails or clutch the sheets as your protagonist figures out what to do.


Cut your novel to the bone.


Go through your book and remove scenes that readers might want to skip. You know the ones that slow down the action. You don’t even want to read them yourself. There were so many good chapters that I’d toiled over. They were rife with humor and witty repartee, but they didn’t further the action. They slowed the story down, so I removed them. Then, I asked my beta readers to point anymore that I’d missed and they did.


A chapter that I loved had to go. I could’ve chosen to keep it, but when everybody says the same thing, I listen. If you’re writing a mystery or a thriller, the readers want only the parts that are going to lead them to the killer.


End chapters with a cliffhanger.




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Author Bio:

Linda Mims started creating tales in her head as a child. At age 12, she knew she was onto something when she sold a story to her grandmother for a quarter, but it was her dad’s more practical advice, to get a good education and find a real job, that she followed.

After retiring from her “real job” as an educator, Linda began her writing career as an indie author. The tale of The Neon Houses was born out of a careless comment that people had lost interest in reading. The joke was that decades from now we’d need to hold reading nights in neighborhood parks for citizens who wouldn’t be able to read.

Linda rolled that idea around in her head until it turned into a whole society of have-nots. Once the idea got rolling, she worked nonstop until she’d finished the first draft. Writing is now her real job!

Linda Mims resides in a small suburban town 30 miles outside of Chicago, IL where she likes to cook, garden, and blog, sometimes simultaneously. She is married to her long-time love, has two grown daughters and one bossy, bichon-pom, Alexis.





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Dr. Noel Kennedy hears screams inside her head, but the screams aren’t hers. While preparing for her annual end-of-summer barbecue, Noel hears her young friend—twenty-year-old Zarah Fisher—screaming for her life. However Zarah is miles away!

Noel knows the exact moment Zarah takes her last breath because Noel has a secret! It’s a secret that not even her husband Richard knows.

As the Deputy Chief of Schools of Gang Territory, Noel has perfected her life. She is a solid, middle-class citizen from New Chicago, Incorporated. New Chicago and Gang Territory have become vastly different societies since the early Urban Wars. Now, year 2087 finds New Chicago’s military-trained police determined to enforce laws that keep “gang people” out.

Harlem Pierce, a New Chicago police detective, has been warned to stay away from this case and he urges Noel to let it go. But a new killing involves Noel’s younger cousin and her boyfriend and links Noel to it in a startling way.

Who can Noel draw on? Must she turn to Warren Simpson—the menacing, treacherous boss of Gang Territory? Or … could he be the killer?


BOOK REVIEW FIVE STARS ON AMAZON.COM

 on February 22, 2017
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AUTHOR LINDA MIMS BLOG/BOOK TOUR TOMORROW

Don't miss Linda Mim's NEON HOUSES on tomorrow's COTTAGE OF BLOG, tomorrow. 

Whether you're an author or reader, why not join RAVE REVIEW BOOK CLUB? You'll be glad you did. Over a thousand members, many great reads, a radio show(s) critique group, reviews, much, much more.

Still trying to decide what to write next. Should it be the cozy mystery series? OR My poor unfortunate first book of all time (for me) MATT'S MURDER. Needs a lot of work, but the first draft is done.

Problems: Too many characters? Too many problems? (not to mention those pesky point of view issues novices make) 

Have a good day. 

Pat G. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AUTHOR LINDA MIMS HERE ON THURSDAY

Good morning,

Another rainy day in Chicago.

On Thursday (Feb 23rd) I'll be hosting Author Linda Mims, as she makes her way through her blog tour. Linda is the author of NEON HOUSES, a futuristic novel about Chicago, the New Chicago and the Gang Territory both embroiled in a murder mystery.

Come join us. Please leave a comment.

Back to promoting Legacy of Danger, Waterlilies Over My Grave and In the Arms of the Enemy.

Enjoy your day.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Wow! What a Review for Waterlilies Over My Grave:

BOOK REVIEW: “Waterlilies Over My Grave.” By Patricia A. Guthrie.

Review by Suzanna Burke.

Patricia A. Guthrie’s “Waterlilies Over My Grave.” Has been selected by the ‘Rave Reviews Book Club’ as one of their “Books of The Month.” For October 2016.

Before I present my review, let’s learn a little more about Patricia.
Patricia A. Guthrie, author, dog obedience trainer, horse lover and former singer-music teacher started writing seriously after she retired from teaching. After having several short stories published in Skyline Literary Magazine, Pat’s first novel “In the Arms of the Enemy” was released by Light Sword Publishing in September 2007. Tribute to her “ghost writers”: Four feisty collies who help her write at every opportunity.
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: “Water Lilies Over My Grave” is dedicated to those who have fallen into abusive relationships and have been forced to leave the homes and families they love and start over.
After a nasty divorce, Psychologist, Annabelle O’Brien moves across country to take a job in the resort town of Lake Nager. Her ex-husband psychotic psychiatrist, Duncan Byrne, follows her with deadly intentions. Her only hope is a burn-out and hostile Detective, Mark Driscoll, who she’s recommended take a mandatory vacation. To the horror of both, he’s assigned to protect her.
After a series of attacks threaten her and two ladies who resemble Annie are murdered, a town is held hostage with fear, and Mark and Annie must work together to catch the killer before he catches them.
Water Lilies Over My Grave is a psychological suspense novel about relationships; good ones, bad ones and obsessive ones.

 MY REVIEW: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A terrifyingly insightful look at an all too possible scenario.

Psychological suspense thrillers are one of my favorite genres to read.
It is rare however that I’ve found one that hits the mark of damaged people and relationships as well as author Patricia A. Guthrie has done with ‘Waterlilies Over My Grave’
At times, the characterizations and perceptions were so accurate it felt as though I were reading a memoir.
Meet, Psychologist, Annabelle O’Brien. An attractive woman trying desperately to normalize her life after a dreadful and damaging divorce. She moves across country to a small town, seeking peace and hoping to rebuild the remains of her shattered life.
Her ex-husband has revenge on his mind. Nothing short of Annabelle’s death will satisfy his psychotic need for vengeance.  The character of Duncan Byrne is brilliantly drawn. Delusional, narcissistic and sociopathic with years of training as a Psychiatrist under his belt he unleashes the fear in this reader with his every action.
The death of two women in the small community of Lake Nager has the entire town shaken. Small towns are meant to be safe, and these horrendous murders have the townsfolk drawing their shades and staying indoors after dark. The entire township is affected by the fear.
Annabelle needs help! She finds it in the reluctant and burned out detective assigned to investigate the murders. Mark Driscol resents the fact that Annabelle’s (Annie) assessment of him suggested he be forced to take a mandatory break, after he shoots a perpetrator. The guilt associated with the shooting is eating him alive.
The growing attraction between the two central characters doesn’t ease the tension it simply adds more layers to the already beautifully crafted characters.
The deranged ex-husband (Who I keep visualizing as Anthony Hopkins in his Hannibal Lecter portrayal) remains present in every scene, not physically, but the threat of what he’s capable of doing is palpable.
I hate spoilers in reviews, so I’m not about to tell you more of the storyline. What I will tell you is that this gem of a book is worthy of a read, and a re-read to catch some of the subtlety that this author is very apt at writing. Bravo Patricia.A Guthrie. I will be actively seeking out more of your work.

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PATRICIA A. GUTHRIE’S AMAZON PAGE
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

COMING UP BLOG TOUR BY LINDA MIMS FEB 23RD.

Hi again. 

Back to the blog. This should be interesting. On Feb. 23rd I'll be hosting Author Linda Mims and her book "Neon Houses." What happens to a society when people stop reading. Just picked up the book, and am already engrossed in her first chapter. 

Please come and join in. 

Pat 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

THE UNIVERSE BY Michael Tut


Patricia... it's Thursday(!!), and Thursdays are ALWAYS awesome! Great things happen on Thursdays in the physical, and magical things happen in spirit too. Players, circumstances, and facts are all being aligned to brighten and lighten THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Hmmm... wonder what goodies are in store for you today... what surprises... what coincidences and accidents? Something to think about.

Tallyho,
    The Universe  www.tut.com (Michael Tut)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR-WHY DID IT HAPPEN?

Notes from my head:  December 7, 1941. I'm not an expert

I'd just beenborn two years and a few months before Pearl Harbor. No, I don't remember all the broadcasts, the sadness and anger that day brought on the heads of all Americans. I do remember--maybe from historical broadcasts, the havoc it brought down on all the placid and innocent Japanese Americans forced into internment camps. I do remember many conspiracy theories that Roosevelt knew about this attack before it occurred. Reason? Because he felt if he let it happen, America would have to get into the war and thereby end it.  Where did I got this info? No idea. one of many places, I imagine.

Well, we did get into the war in the Pacific and in Europe. We did win. Evil was all around us. Some of the most dastardly deeds ever forced up a human population occurred during that time.

Take care,my good friends, never let it happen again. Yes, you can bring about change and prevent wars, even though we don't think we can.

Enough writing about something that's come from my head and not any research. Enough of politics and historical mayhem.

Going to go through my first draft of new RS novel.

Cheers

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

AUTHOR PLATFORM



News from RRBC convention: I learned a lot during our RRBC convention. Most important, somethings I should have known about--maybe I did--oh well. MY AUTHOR'S PLATFORM. We all have platforms. For authors, their platform is mainly genre. My platform would be mainly sub-genre ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, with the main genre, mystery/thriller/suspense as my main genre. But, romantic suspense runs through all: Waterlilies Over My Grave, which is a psychological thriller, Legacy of Danger, which is a paranormal, and In the Arms of the Enemy, which is a category type romantic suspense. what they all have in common? Romantic suspense. What is it? A man and a woman who enter into a romance while they are solving or involved in a crime. What happens in the crime sets off romantic situations, and what happens in their romance sets of the crime plot.
My favorite romantic suspense writers: Joanna Wayne, Lisa Jackson, Sandra Brown, Daphne Du Maurier (yes, I she wrote romantic suspense) Linda Howard, Linda Castillo, Tami Hoag, and many others I can't think of at the moment. (mine?)
I'm gathering information from other RS authors and a few blogs to post on my own blog (with your credits--hint hint) If you have info. blogs or posts regarding RS, please let me know. I'm going to use RS, mystery, suspense with a dash of paranormal, and lots of psychological mixed in. So far, my novels have been pretty dark, but I make sure I interject humor into them--
Have a good day.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

POST CONVENTION FEED BACK.

RRBC's workshop was a blast. Great interaction with some marvelous writers and fun along the way. The workshops were presented well and ranged from blogs, You Tube presentations and chats. Beem Weeks and I gave one on "How to Write the (Almost) Perfect Book Review."  Beem did a You Tube video and both of us blogged the topic--I put the two together and I think it came out well. Our chat was fine. Everyone had watched and read the blog and You Tube Vidoe, so there was lots of stuff to talk about.

These were the sessions I attended:

FORMATTING MADE EASY
BUILDING YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM
INDID VS TRADITIONAL
MARKETING 101
WRITING IN THE SENIOR SEASON
COVER DESIGN

The convention is still going on for a few more days.

I learned what a brand is. You'd think I'd know, wouldn't you? It's my NAME. Use it wisely, because that's what people will remember about you. (also your platform)  My brand name is Patricia A. Guthrie just like the sneaker is Nike.

Author platform? What do I write about? The subject I (you) focus on the most. I have to say it would be mysteries/ thriller/suspense  and my sub topics vary. Legacy of Danger is a paranormal romantic suspense whereas Waterliles Over My Grave is a psychological romantic suspense. In the Arms of the Enemy is romantic suspense. They all have mysteries, all are suspenseful all have romance.

Indie vs Traditions was a great presentation. It focused on the history of great Indie authors. Starting way back moving up to today's greats. There weren't any I hadn't heard about and wasn't surprised to learn they were "Indies."

Cover Design and Formatting will come in handy. I've tried my hand at self-publishing (Willed Accidents Happen) It came out pretty well until I had to transfer it to Kindle. A fellow author pulled me through.

I need to go through these sessions again. I'll share the author names with you. You might want to read their books. You can also go the www.ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com.  Whether a reader or writer, you'll get a lot out of RRBC (#RRBC)

Have a good one.

Cheers
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TOMORROW'S THE DAY! RAVE REVIEW BOOK CLUBS WRITERS' CONVENTION AND BOOK EXPO

Hi everyone,

Excitement fills the air!  Tomorrow is RRBC's First Annual Writer's Convention and Book Expo.

Join in and explore the talented RRBC author's books (mine will be there) vendor's booth with various services and goodies, and the workshops!

My workshop will be "How to Write the Perfect Book Review."  Not sure exactly what time we will be on. As this is a virtual conference, it might be put up, then left there so you can go there at will. Yes, you do have to register.

My books include my three published novels:
In the Arms of the Enemy (genre: mystery, thriller, suspense)
Waterlilies Over my Grave a psychological (mystery, thriller, suspense)
Legacy of Danger a paranormal (mystery thriller suspense)

Hope you come and buy lots of books, mine and the books of some VERY TALENTED AUTHORS OF RRBC.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT UNTIL RRBC FIRST ANNUAL WRITERS' CONFERENCE AND BOOK EXPO

REMINDER: ONLY TWO MORE DAYS BEFORE RAVE REVIEWS WRITERS' CONFERENCE AND BOOK EXPO. I'M GETTING EXCITED. HOPE YOU ALL ARE COMING. I INTEND TO STAY NEAR MY DESK, ATTEND ALL THE WORKSHOPS I'VE SIGNED UP FOR, PRESENT THE WORKSHOP I'M GIVING (HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT BOOK REVIEW) THAT WOULD BE WITH FELLOW AUTHOR BEEM WEEKS, AND PERUSE ALL THE VENDOR AND AUTHOR BOOTHS. HOPE TO MEET UP WITH YOU.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  PATRICIA A GUTHRIE (PAT OR ANNIE COLLIE OR WHATEVER)




Monday, November 28, 2016

LEGACY OF DANGER, RAVE REVIEW BOOK CLUBS WRITERS' CONFERENCE AND BOOK EXPO



I can't believe the time went by so fast since Thursday. Been working hard on a blog about "How to Write the Perfect Review" with fellow author Beem Weeks. Can't wait until we get this together and take our show on the road. On the Writers' Conference & Book Expo road that is. I hope all of you who may be reading this will attend the conference and discover the Author and Vendor Booths (I'll have my three books for sale) and the many workshops to choose from.

Working on new and (hopefully) creative ways to get my new release LEGACY OF DANGER across to the public, so it will entice folks to purchase, read and review the book on Amazon.I hope it leaves you on the edge of your seat. 

I'm finding features in the book I want to share on Twitter, Facebook and Linked In. The story of the ruby, the silver cross, the international Assassin Hadeon Petrov, I'll discuss Romania, Schipohl Airport, the artwork on the Romanian Monasteries, the castle, historical background and the story behind the saddle that Bear wears to carry Alex to the castle. (No, this is not a historical piece--definitely up-to-date.) Vampires? I could cover vampires too, but the only vampires in this story are the blood succors that drain blood and money from an unwary and vulnerable public. And, I'll discuss Archangel Michael who you'll meet in the next to last chapter. (well, maybe only the painting on the chapel ceiling. So if that wets your appetite, GOOD!  See you at the conference.






Friday, November 18, 2016

RAVE REVIEWS WRITER'S CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO DEC 1-3

The two banners represent the amount of weeks before Rave Reviews Book Club  Writer's Conference & Book Expo (Dec 1-3)   Registration is due up until Nov 23rd, so make sure you register. You will be invited to check out (or sign up for, if you're a member of RRBC ) an author's booth and a vendor's booth which does not require a membership. Also available are multiple workshops including: How to write a perfect book review, marketing 101, Great blogging, Formatting and more. So if you're a reader a writer or just interested, come join us.

www.ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review of Circus Tarot by Charles W. Jones

Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars each card has a good purpose, but when "flipped" their purpose becomes bizarreNovember 15, 2016
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This review is from: Circus Tarot (Kindle Edition)
Yes, this is a book for horror/fantasy fans. Also, as the description labels, one can see the influences of Alice in Wonderland, but also of Stephen King's "It," and Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes." Someone else suggested, don't read it before bed. All of the above.

Darrin and Mary inherit a pack of tarot cards from an old women in the shop where Mary works. They play around with it and find themselves in an alternate world, an alternate reality. They have to figure out not only how to get home, but how to survive the many characters that inhabit the tarot cards. They find that in normal circumstances, each card has a good purpose, but when "flipped" their purpose becomes bizarre, dangerous and what's worse, they never see it coming.

This would be a great YA novel, if it weren't for some graphic sex and violence scenes. Exciting as the story is, I've found many grammatical errors and editing problems, and many instances of characters floating into scenes where they do not belong. However that may be, it's still a scary read and well-worth the time.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

POST ELECTION--NO MORE TIME TO GROUSE

Hey people!

So much anger. So much sadness. Me included. Yes, I'm very unhappy about the outcome of the election--however...   In my opinion, now is the time to give this guy a chance. I'm hoping the weight of the presidency will shock him into presidential behavior, teach him to listen to people who have more experience without getting his ego in the way and allow him to learn his job. We all have to learn new jobs.

We did (not me) vote for him. Maybe not a mandate, but through the electoral college. If we no longer want to EC or think we don't need it, then we need to raise our VERY LOUD voices (which we have)

The amounts of protest show us, a little too late, the amount of anger that he got elected. Well folks, where were you after the primaries, huh? Why not protest then, when it wasn't too late. We've been sitting back grousing, stirring up bad relationships with friends, family and colleagues. Never helpful.

Now what we CAN do, is make things better in our own environment and try to raise our voices when we see laws that we think wrong, are being enacted. We can do something.

We also should read our constitution so we know what the government is doing is wrong--or right.
Trump should read his, too.

Yes, I'm sad. I happen to think Hillary has been mistreated from the get-go. What the FBI did was unconscionable. I hope she finds another niche to champion. i'm sure she and Bill will. They always come up more-or-less unscathed. I hope Trump comes through his presidency unscathed too. (the stick foot in mouth syndrome) I pray for our country and everybody who will try to lead her in the right path.

God bless.


It's always better to give too much, pay too much, and love too much, than not enough.

But then, Patricia, since everything comes back to you anyway, can there ever be too much?

I love you too much anyway,
    The Universe Mike Tooley
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

PRESENTING YOUR LITERARY BABY TO THE WORLD

Morning: 

Life is dedicated to presenting Legacy of Danger to the world.

It's not easy getting to a KNOWN author vs an UNKNOWN author. When I ask friends, relatives strangers what they're reading I get the big names. "Did you read Patterson's latest?"  "I'm reading ...." (fill in the blanks. When you're unknown, how can you make anyone understand that your story might--just might--be a hell of a good read. They may fall in love with you (as an author) love your style and stories and be missing a whole new world of literature. So there! I've said it. I gave up once on writing, but then, there's something in my nature that tells me to "write the next one." So, with feet digging into the ground, getting pulled by my temperament, I forge ahead. Just as I've finished Legacy of Danger, I'm onto the next one, Matt's Murder, a mystery. Gotten the first draft done. 

I need to find other reader outlets though. Any ideas? Anyone? 

Have a good one. 

IF YOU HAVEN'T GO VOTE. 

Cheers

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Monday, November 7, 2016

VOTE plus a big THANK YOU to RRBC

Morning. 
I'm not a political person, so all I'm going to say is, if you love this country (which I know you do) please go VOTE. That would be tomorrow, unless you've voted already, in which case, forget this message. GRIN. 

Thank you to Rave Review Book Club for making WATERLILIES OVER MY GRAVE the Book of the Month for October, and the members who supported and gave me reviews. You were and are great. 

Working on a book review presentation with RRBC member Beem Weeks for RRBC's Writer's Convention and Book Expo.  Besides being a presenter, I will also have my books (IN THE ARMS OF THE ENEMY, WATERLILIES OVER MY GRAVE and LEGACY OF DANGER) for sale at my author's booth. Also, my short story WILLED ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. Since working with Beem I'm getting excited for this first virtual book fair/expo/workshop etc. It should be fun, so I suggest that you sign up to come and meet RRBC's authors and other vendors. 

Been working on: deciding whether I want to start my mystery series or MATT'S MURDER a book that has been in the depths of my computer for 20 years or so. (like Legacy) Also, working at making Legacy known to the world. Not an easy feat. If anyone has any marketing ideas please let me know. 

Trailers--what is the protocol for music highlighting book trailers? I'm sure there's something--getting permission, royalties something. I have to investigate. Maybe not today. Today I'm going to be horsing around. 

Cheers. 

Pat