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The Inspiring Muse Award – May 2019

The Inspiring Muse Award
#JIRogers #IndieAuthor #Inspiration #Muse #Award #Blog #Poet #Share #Motivation #Writing #Art #AwesomeAuthor @ jeanneRichard11  The Brief History of ‘The Inspiring Muse Award’ I’ve been ‘Shamelessly Promoting Someone Else’ for as many years as I’ve been online and I decided to take it one-step further. Despite the internet’s reputation for trolls, I’ve found that I interact with a brilliant collection of people on a daily basis. Each offers a gift whether it’s art, knowledge, a story, or just a well-timed joke. I wanted a way to thank them for inspiring me that was more permanent than a typed ‘thank you’. This is a personal award that I bestow on people who I feel are excellent examples of d...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Flare”

"Odd readings. Probe sent. Signals stop." Image of a fractal solar flare.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Flare” “Odd readings. Probe sent. Signals stop.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Snippets from Mexico – Part Two


Munchkin’s school project: A tasty treat: Tortilla factory: Munchkin made a traditional plate cover: Happy rescue cats: http://www.darlenejonesauthor.com Original link
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SUPPOSE WE is released!


Is there anything special about May 20th? Yes! Five important events occurred on that day: 1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovers the sea route to India. 1609 Shakespeare’s sonnets are published for the first time. 1932 Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. 1972 Gaynor Smith marries Geoff Nelder in Latchford Methodist Chapel tucked in between the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. Yes 47 years ago! 2019 SUPPOSE WE is published – the first surreal science fiction novella in the Flying Crooked series. Blurb: When a ship crashlands on a faraway planet the crew needs local help. Unfortunately, the natives are a million years ahead of us. Ignored, the cre...
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Motorbikes and Camels – Nejoud Al-Yagout


  At first one doesn’t know what to make of this book. The author never reveals what country it is, but it’s obviously a Muslim setting which makes so much of the revelations re attitudes to dating, sex, marriage, and traditions like the hijab rather astonishing. An eye-opener that is definitely worth reading. Blurb: Diverse tales, diverse characters. Sometimes intertwining. There is Salma, facing a spiritual crisis in a country steeped in dogma; Hussam – a billionaire’s son who tries but fails to conceal his gay relationship; Mohammed, a bigamist, grasping tightly to antiquated patriarchal ideals at the expense of his love life; Mike, who adopts cultural appropriation to provide him with a ...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Mary-Sue”

Someone spinning the planet Earth like a basketball on their finger.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Mary/Gary-Sue” “I’ve got this.” Saves universe… again. I look forward to your responses. Feel free to have multiple, this challenge lends itself to them. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Snippets from Mexico – Part One


A shady corner to relax: Walking the dog: Birthday piñata: Spring Carnival parade: Uninvited guests: http://www.darlenejonesauthor.com Original link
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Shadow on the Crown


  I like historical novels. I especially like them when it’s not yet another Anne Boleyn or Louis IV. Shadow of the Crown fits the bill as Bracewell takes us back to the years 1001 to 1005. Building on the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the Bracewell relates the story of young Emma of Normandy, sent by her brother to marry the much older King of England, an alliance that should benefit all. But the Danes hover over both England and Normandy causing havoc. That Emma survives the brutality and triumphs is rather miraculous. Throughout the story you will be cheering for this vibrant smart young queen. Blurb: In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King A...
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Some News


#ChanticleerReviews #CIBAs #CAC2019 #CYGNUS #Sci-Fi #BookAward @HIndenburgNews @ChantiReviews @PublishDrive I attended a book convention in Bellingham, Washington, this weekend. Last year, I entered the Chanticleer International Book Awards (otherwise known as the CIBAs). “The Korpes File” had the rare distinction of surviving the slush pile, the long list, the short list, and was chosen as a semi-finalist in the CYGNUS Sci-Fi Category. That, was exciting. Sitting at the table, listening to them read off the names of those who placed first in the category was fun and to be fair, I didn’t think I’d hear my name… but I did. I cried, but thankfully my make-up didn’t turn me into a raccoon. “Wow...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Imagination”

A doll-like figurine
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Imagination” “Favorite toy lived lifetimes before outgrown.” I look forward to your responses. Tomorrow I’ll begin posting details on the #CIBAs. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Monster”

A smiling young woman
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Monster” “Love confessed. Her laughter destroyed him.” For those that haven’t encountered the word before, here is a good definition:  I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Culture shapes play — roadside shrines of Mexico


Where do children get their ideas for play? The munchkin and her friend built an elaborate shrine in the garden for a couple of dead snails.   Why a shrine? Well, roadside shrines to the people who have died in accidents are a common sight when driving in Mexico.  They range from simple structures to elaborate monuments.     Here’s one at the site of a bus crash that resulted in multiple deaths.   Now we know what inspired the girls. http://www.darlenejonesauthor.com     Original link
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The Inspiring Muse Award – Apr 2019

The Inspiring Muse Award
#JIRogers #IndieAuthor #Inspiration #Muse #Award #Blog #Poet #Share #Motivation #Writing #Art #AwesomeAuthor The Brief History of ‘The Inspiring Muse Award’ I’ve been ‘Shamelessly Promoting Someone Else’ for as many years as I’ve been online and I decided to take it one-step further. Despite the internet’s reputation for trolls, I’ve found that I interact with a brilliant collection of people on a daily basis. Each offers a gift whether it’s art, knowledge, a story, or just a well-timed joke. I wanted a way to thank them for inspiring me that was more permanent than a typed ‘thank you’. This is a personal award that I bestow on people who I feel are excellent examples of different aspects of...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “MacGuffin”


#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “MacGuffin” “Lost Relic. World domination if found.” For those that haven’t encountered the word before, here is a good definition: “The MacGuffin technique is common in films, especially thrillers. Usually, the MacGuffin is revealed in the first act, and thereafter declines in importance. It can reappear at the climax of the story but may actually be forgotten by the end of the story. Multiple MacGuffins are sometimes derisively identified as plot coupons.” ~ Wikipedia I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Vampire”

A vampire outside a window
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Vampire” “You’re our new neighbors? Come in.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Scream”

Someone screaming
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Scream” “Downgraded website plan. Formatting now issue.” Today’s challenge is a real-life one for me at present. I stepped back to a premium plan from the business one on WordPress (I’m just not big league enough to afford the expense), and I’ve been finding tiny glitches ever since. The most recent one made me scream as it involved the sample chapters from “The Korpes File”; the formatting had shifted to quote block… How did I discover this? Someone did it for me. A potential reader happened upon it and I can only imagine what they thought. I’ve corrected all three chapte...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Helpless”

Sun menacing the planet earth
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Helpless” “Unexpected solar flare. No communication after.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Meteor”

meteor menacing the planet earth
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Meteor” “No warning. Scientists thought it best.” A bit late, but within a few days this time. I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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GEMA – Shelter for abused and abondoned women


  GEMA Abused and Abandoned Women and Children Program – Jaltemba Bay, Nayarit, Mexico   https://www.gofundme.com/shelter-for-abused-women-and-children Women from the Jaltemba Bay Area of Mexico (north of Puerto Vallarta) who have been abused or abandoned rely solely on this program as there is no other resource– private or government funded — available. Current Shelter GEMA provides a safe haven (in a secret location for safety) to learn the necessary skills that will lead to establishing a stable life for themselves and their children. Eighty-three women and well over 100 children have gone through the program since GEMA’s inception in May 2017 and 19 women and their children have been res...
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#AprilShowers Bring #Indie #AuthorInterviews! @Tamyrh942 discusses #worldbuilding in #scifi and #writing the #sixwordstory. #IndieApril #WritingCommunity


#SciFi #IndieAuthor would like to thank @Jeanleesworld for the huge boost. Check Jean out – her #blog and #books are amazing. Jean Lee's World Thank heaven for this month of fantastic interviews! I’m still trudging my way through grading finals, pricing all the little Bs’ toddler clothing to sell, preparing for two rounds of family visits for Easter…oh and maybe writing in there somewhere. Whew! So let’s continue on with our amazing Indie April and chat with sci-fi wonder, J.I. Rogers. First, let’s get the niceties…well not out of the way, as it were, but if you’d like to introduce yourself—who you are and what you write, etc etc etc. Hi. I’m J. I. Rogers, and I write a fusion of dystopian s...
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