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ABOUT THE BOOK For three middle-aged women in the suburbs of Cleveland, the issues seemed compelling but relatively conventional: sending a child off to college, dealing with a marriage gone stale, feeling "invisible." But changes were coming . . . and not the predictable ones. Because Margie, Katherine, and Abra are feeling a new kind of power inside of them – literally. Of all the things they thought they might have to contend with as they got older, not one of them considered they'd be exploding a few gender roles by becoming superheroes. At once a delightful and surprising adventure and a thoughtful examination of a woman's changing role through life's passages, The Super Ladies is large...
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#SundaySnippets, #WeekendWarriors, 'Dancing With Fate' - "You're safe now, Cora..."

Hello fellow  Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to my  Weekend Warriors  post. I'm continuing  with another snippet from my fantasy novella, Dancing With Fate. Thank you to everyone who's been following my snippets so far. Weekend Writing Warriors     Eight Sentence Sunday                                              Snippet Sunday Facebook  Group Don't forget to visit the other authors at the link above, there's something for all tastes. BACKGROUND: Having fulfilled the mission set by Apollo, Terpsichore the muse of dance is preparing to return to Olympus when she meets the mysterious Myrddin. Unaware of her goddess status, he invites her to share a meal with him and falls asleep by the cam...
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Hope & Glory – The Man that would be Quinn

A gala evening on an airship, a socialite and her fiance, a popular mentalist, a crowd of rich members of the upper class, and a skyship-load of pirates… … as to say, the first Hope & Glory scenario, out now as a “pay what you want” (or get if for free, if you want) on DriveThruRPG. Original link

How to Use Psychology to Improve Your Digital Marketing Campaign

How to Use Psychology to Improve Your Digital Marketing Campaigns
Psychology in marketing is about studying consumer behavior. As marketers, you need to understand how customers are making purchasing decisions and shopping for alternatives. Today’s Infographic was created by Rob FitzGerald and submitted by Jess Andriani of Context Digital. Track which online channels are being used by potential customers to research their favorite brands or products. You could even take note of the time of the day when they are most receptive to marketing campaigns. When you know how consumers think, act, or feel, you can better align your marketing strategies and make your offer more attractive and relevant to your audience. The following  infographic  describes other psy...
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The Joseph Cotten Blogathon: Journey Into Fear (1943)

It’s the Joseph Cotten Blogathon, and I am terribly late – we have been talking so much about Hope & Glory that I totally forgot about Joseph Cotten. And isn’t that what happened to a lot of us? Cotten was a fine actor, one of Orson Welles’ troupe in the Mercury Theater, and he had a blazing career with many great movies, and fundamental roles – but we don’t remember him anymore. So thanks to In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood for bringing him back with this blogathon – please point your browser in that direction and check out the many fine articles about Cotten’s extraordinary career. Then get back here. We are terribly late, and this is likely to be the late show in the blogathon – ...
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Hope & Glory – Sandokan was here

It’s about time we talked about Sandokan. Sandokan is a pirate, created by the fevered mind of Italian swashbuckler/adventure writer Emilio Salgari. Salgari was born in Verona in 1862, the year after the unification of Italy, and died committing seppuku in 1911. With over 200 books in his catalog, he was a poor man, and he blamed his publishers for his poverty – he probably had his reasons: not only he was a certified best-seller, but he is still one of the 40 most translated authors right now, 107 years after his death. Salgari was a strange man, that lived most of his life in Turin – where I was born – and the farther East he ever went was the local library. But he was animated by a coloss...
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Shana Tova and Yom Kippur Greetings to My Jewish Friends

Shana Tova for the coming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur greetings to my Jewish friends. I do not celebrate these holidays personally, but I do like the New Year tradition of Rosh Hashanah to reflect on the past year, pause, … Continue reading → The post Shana Tova and Yom Kippur Greetings to My Jewish Friends appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver

The 2018 Author Interview Series Featuring Tom Gould

Author Don Massenzio This week’s author interview features author Tom Gould. On a side note, though the initial response was gratifying, I find myself running out of interview subjects by  the end of September. If you haven’t been interviewed, or even if you have and you have a new release coming out, please feel free to contact me to be interviewed at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . I will send you the information and get you scheduled. You can check out the 210 author interviews I’ve conducted thus far on my Author Directory page  HERE . Now, let’s meet Tom Gould. Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? I try to do a bit of both. I prefer to write for myself first a...
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Ripeness is all.

Folklore tells us that Summer ends as the elderberries ripen. Indeed, the nights are cooler and the morning dew has returned. The damp underfoot on my morning walks is a true indicator that Autumn is here. Early Autumn is a time of plenty, ripened fruits must be picked now before the damp and cold wind rot them. I used to be a serious jam and chutney maker converting the spoils of my gardening addiction. For those of you who do make your own preserves, remember to pick fruit on a dry day, early in the morning and away from busy roads. Now is also a good time to collect wild herbs to make herb liqueur (collect the leaves of whatever you can find, except the poisonous ones obviously, soak them...
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Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe Volume 1 — Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Ravyn placed the box on the corner of the desk and lit a cigarette. Her fingers twitched with an irresistible urge to peruse the journals. She stretched her arms above her head, pleased to find her shoulder barely twinged. I have to work on the revisions. The box drew her attention. I better put it in the safe. Halfway down the steps the stairwell spun. Beads of sweat formed on her forehead and her stomach lurched. Ravyn sat and leaned against the wall. What the hell? She stood when the feeling passed. In the fruit cellar, she lifted a hinged section of the floor which concealed a large safe. She punched in the code and lifted the door. With the box secured, she returned upstairs. ...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Overload”

IndieAuthor #6WordStory #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #Romance #SciFan #AnyGenre   Today’s challenge is: “Overload” “The demon Muse possessed my brain.” I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Feel free to post your answers on my website, FB, or wherever you happen to find this post. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Due to a pending deadline, I won’t be as quick to answer these as I normally am. I do promise to get to everyone though. Cheers. The post Six-Word Story Challenge – “Overload” appeared first on J. I. Rogers . Original link

Comfort in a Man Named Jakc

Good morning and welcome to Friday Feelings. All through September, we’re taking a peek at some stupendous science fiction authors. I have the fabulous luck to know each of these dedicated, hardworking individuals. Frederick H. Crook appears today with his tale, Comfort in a Man Named Jakc. This book has a particular spot in my heart. You have to read it to understand fully why the main character’s name is spelled like it is! Giacomo “Jack” Petrocelli is an honest, hardworking man of Italian descent, stuck on a post-Great Exodus world slowly falling to chaos. He lives within the confines of Chicago, Illinois, a shrinking city that is suffering from waves of influenza. The love of his life, M...
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Book Launch ~ A Black Matter for the King by Matthew Willis & J.A. Ironside

New on Amazon UK and Amazon US TWO POWERFUL RIVALS -- ONE DECISIVE BATTLE  Now a political hostage in Falaise, Ælfgifa forms an unlikely friendship with William, Duke of Normandy. William has been swift to recognize her skills and exploit them to his advantage. However, unbeknownst to the duke, Gifa is acting as a spy for her brother, Harold Godwinson, a possible rival for the English throne currently in the failing grip of Edward the Confessor. Homesick and alienated by the Norman court, Gifa is torn between the Duke's trust and the duty she owes her family. William has subdued his dissenting nobles, and a united Normandy is within his grasp. But the tides of power and influence are rarely ...
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#Animal #Rescuer's #Guide To #Staying ( #Relatively ) #Sane! #Free! :-)

Hey Everyone!! :-) Just a reminder, for those who haven't checked it out yet, I've collected all my animal rescue/care posts together and published them as a small book.  If you'd like, you can download the book for free from Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, Kobo, and iTunes. Amazon Smashwords iTunes Barnes & Noble Kobo Thanks for stopping in today, and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the next installment of Mistral Dawn's Musings! :-) Original link

Honoring Grandma Moses

Born this day in 1860, Anna Mary Robertson Moses was the third of ten children. As a child, she attended a one-room schoolhouse that is now the Bennington Museum in Vermont. She took art lessons at school and was encouraged by her father at home. At a later age, she wrote, “I was quite small, my father would get me and my brothers white paper by the sheet. He liked to see us draw pictures. It was a penny a sheet and lasted longer than candy.” As a young wife and mother, Moses applied creative touches to her home. She used house paint to decorate a fireboard, created beautiful quilted objects, and made embroidered pictures of yarn for family and friends. At the age of 76, she developed arthri...
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I’ll Be In The Library, from Owen Thomas Fiction

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Do You Seek the Better Solution?

  Attract the Right Job or Clientele The pressure of meeting quota or needed income has many overlooking the better solution. Similar to the proverbial ‘rush to judgment,’ we experience a ‘rush to sell.’ Being on the buying end becomes highly annoying plus raises doubt and fear for working with the seller. My Story Finding the better solution should apply to all professions and endeavors. Invariably people believe that taking shortcuts is okay. When pressure is applied for representatives to make their monthly numbers, concern for the client sits in last place. For example, most doctors are held in high regard, but some will push medication as a cure-all.  They omit figuring out the ‘why’ th...
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Indian and Afghan blades

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Hot New Release – “The Liminal Hymns” by Anaïs Chartschenko

**I’ve only read a little from Anaïs Chartschenko (and, yes, I have to copy/paste her name every time), but so far I’m very impressed by her work.  So, when given the opportunity to help promote her newest creation, I jumped on … Continue reading → Original link


Don Travis: LARRY AND LAURA : blog post #301     Courtesy of Funny how things go. Sometimes I get a lot of page views and a few comm... Original link