THE LATEST EDITION OF THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE IS NOW AVAILABLE! #Advertising #Articles #Essays #Shortstories #Poetry #Tips&Tricks #OnlineMagazine #Reblog

I’m pleased to announce that a poem and a book review of mine have been published in the latest issue of The Writer’s Grapevine. Please click the link below to learn how you can subscribe to this wonderful, free online magazine.

 

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By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy, and may you always have positive experiences.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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Leaf Disposal #Tuesday Tidbit #Poetry

Today is the first day of fall. Soon, our thoughts will turn to the raking of leaves. In the following poem from How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver, I explain how my mother and I attempted to get rid of leaves the old-fashioned way one year. Now, as then, we are experiencing dry conditions and high forest fire danger. So, please don’t try this at home. You can click on the Play button below the poem to hear me read it.

LEAF DISPOSAL

 

We gathered them into bags, placed them curbside.
Mother said, “We used to burn leaves.
It smelled like fall. Let’s burn a few now.”

After a dry year, forest fires raged around us.
I couldn’t remember the last time it rained.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea.”

“Stop being such a chicken.
Help me gather leaves into a pile.”
With a sick feeling in my stomach,
I did as I was told.

She struck a match–nothing happened.
Leaves drifted away, as if knowing their fate.
She tried again with no results.
After several more attempts,
we disposed of leaves in the usual way.

 

 

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy, and may you always have positive experiences.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun #Musical Monday

According to Wikipedia, the song I’m featuring today was written by Robert Hazard, who recorded a demo version in 1979. Cyndi Lauper’s version, which appears on her 1983 album, She’s So Unusual, makes the point that women only want to have the same experiences as men. Well, from the lyrics, you’d think otherwise. I never looked at the song from this angle until now.

I’m sure my parents wondered what I’d do with my life when I was in college, but they never asked me, unlike the parents in the song. It took me a few years to decide to go into music therapy. Meanwhile, I wasn’t one of those girls who just wanted to have fun. Although I enjoyed going out with friends, my main goal was to get the best grades possible. I hope you have fun with this blast from the past, even if you’re not a girl.

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy, and may you always have positive experiences.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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The Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing October Book and Business Bonanza #Advertising #Podcast #NewsNuggets

A few days ago, I told you about a promotional event in which I’ll be participating on October 3rd. This post contains more information, including a link and phone numbers to attend the event on Zoom. If you’d like to participate, you can still email Patty Fletcher of TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing at the address she provides in her post. A Facebook page for the event has been created at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714199662068032?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22%5B%5D%5C%22%22%7D%5D%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D I hope to see you there.

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The Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing October Book and Business Bonanza!

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There is still room for presenters. Get in touch to sign up.

Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

 

On Saturday October 3RD from 3 to 6 P.M. Eastern time, Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) will be putting on a live virtual Zoom event called, An October Book and Business Bonanza!

What will this event be like?

On the appointed day and time, authors, bloggers, and business owners will gather to celebrate and share their work!

Attendees will be treated to presenters from round the world.

We’ll have book signings, free giveaways, business services and sales galore.

A good time will be had by all, of that you can be sure!

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Ultracrepidarian #Friday Fun Reads #Reblog

An ultracrepidarian is someone who criticizes your work without knowing a thing about why you do what you do. Sometimes, I think a person who writes a negative book review is an ultracrepidarian who wouldn’t know a good book if it hit him in the nose. You can learn more about this word and how it evolved at the link below.

 

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By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy, and may you always have positive experiences.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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