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In the past, when the majority of upper-class women were completely dependent on others for their maintenance, it took great courage to disobey. Annabelle, the eighteen-year- old heroine in False Pretences, is too spirited to agree to her unknown guardian’s plan…Continue
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I am delighted to be a guest on Barbara Donlan Bradley's fascinating blog spot. I enjoyed responding to her questions about my novels and my life.
The link is: https://barbaradonlanbradley.blogspot.co.uk
Added by Rosemary Morris on July 17, 2016 at 7:39pm — No Comments
Living here in Des Moines, I am able to attend many events. Jazz concerts, comedy shows, and sports. We have the Des Moines Buccaneers and Iowa Wild hockey teams, Iowa Energy basketball, and Iowa Cubs baseball. I’ve attended all but the Bucs. I would like to point out a few things about the games, the arenas, and the other fans.
I thought about discussing just baseball, but realized the points I make, might be relevant to all.
Watch the game. This is the…
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on July 15, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments
Every month, I change the theme for class. At the end of each month, students are required to write a one page essay on that particular theme. Here are some essays on Courtesy.
Courtesy is a polite remark, polite behavior, a polite action of a person with good manners and consideration of others. A polite speech and action and also civility and respect.
Say polite things when we meet. Someone with consideration and…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on July 8, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments
I am delighted to announce that my Regency romance, mystery and suspense novel False Pretences, has been published as a paperback by Books We Love.
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Added by Rosemary Morris on June 27, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments
I am delighted to announce that the first edition of my Regency novel, False Pretences, which received *5 reviews, has been re-published as an e-book by Books We Love.
Five-year-old Annabelle arrived at boarding school fluent in French and English. Separated from her nurse, a dismal shadow blights Annabelle’s life because she does not know who her parents are.…Continue
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Sometimes s*** happens and I feel compelled to “go there,” to speak my mind. And so…
To me it seems things have taken a turn in the U.S. that’s unlike anything I’ve seen over the past half-century. And, well, you know the Edmund Burke quote: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” With that on my mind, I write this particular blog as part of my stab at doing “something.”
First, I ask the reader to view these…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Fisher on June 14, 2016 at 9:35pm — No Comments
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I always write my Characters first. I give my Character a place to live, an Identity. I usually make up to five to six Characters. I then give them a place where the story will take place. When I write, I always base my books on real life events, followed by pure fiction. Once I have my Characters, I place them into a Story. I has always worked well for me. I find the theme of the story from the Characters I already created. It may seem backwards, but it does work. They it, see if…Continue
Added by Jeremy Stone on May 27, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Truthfully, I never expected It to happen. My publisher focuses on e-book sales, but apparently the world turned on its ear sometime…Continue
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Today I'd like to discuss enunciation. Years ago, I was asked to speak at a Lion's Club meeting. I don't remember the topic, maybe my trip to Mexico in 1988. Anyway, I sat in front of the crowd and started mumbling. Somebody told me to stand up and speak up. So I did.
Since then, I've been speaking in public for various reasons. Either to attract people to the martial arts club or discussing my books. Each time is a learning experience and a chance for me to work on my…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on May 20, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments
I am pleased to announce that five of my novels, which received 5* reviews, will be re-published by Books We Love. The Captain and The Countess set in the reign of Charles II's niece, Queen Anne Stuart - 1702-1714, which received 5* reviews, has already been published. The Amazon link is: B0FCENLKE.
Two other novels, Tangled Love and Far Beyond Rubies set in the same era will also be published and so will False Pretences, Sunday's Child and my previously unpublished novel,…Continue
Added by Rosemary Morris on May 11, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments
When I first joined Authors.com I was impressed by, and enjoyed, the way people chatted and shared together. Not only did they share about their own books but also sought to help and advise each other from their knowledge and experiences. As I progressed along the self-publishing route I also sought to do the same.
However, something has happened since those days. Despite the fact there have been many who have joined the site over the last months, the conversation, and…Continue
Added by T. R. Robinson on May 7, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments
I mentioned in a past blog that I’m a member of the Knoxville Writers Guild and, in particular, of the Guild’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writers’ Group. We love our “flash fiction" writing experiments, so I’m going to share another one. This one is based on a stock photo that was used as a "prompt," and while humor usually features in my flash fiction, this time I went serious – even spiritually serious. See how you like it:
Added by Elizabeth Fisher on April 20, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”
Unless there were piranhas in the pool, where do you live where no fish are in the water? Sheesh!
At the time of this writing, I'm one week removed from an accident that shook me up worse than I thought one would.
Now, I've had a few accidents in my years. I rear-ended a car while delivering pizza which screwed up my car's steering and lost me my job. I also regretted…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on April 15, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
All eleven-year old Pip wanted was a best friend. When Pip gets a horse for her birthday she is delighted. She thinks that the horse she names Buck will be her best friend the moment that they meet. But she finds out that friendship does not come easily. Her father gently guides her so that Pip can discover for herself how to make Buck a true friend.
Pip’s new friend, Buck, has a story of his own. After leaving his own herd, to move to Pip’s house, he is looking for a relationship…Continue
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