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September 2012 Blog Posts (82)

Beaufort Betrayal

Beaufort Betrayal is a story set in the beautiful seaside town of Beaufort, N.C.  The protagonist, Tory, thinks that she has it all only to wake up in a drug induced amnesia with nothing but her skills to help her through.  Soon enough she discovers that is not enough and starts to rely on God as never before.  Through his love for her, she is able to remove herself from a web of lies and deceit.  The book is for everyone.  The guys will appreciate the info on boats and sailiing.  The ladies…

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Added by Linda Heavner Gerald on September 30, 2012 at 11:26pm — No Comments

No Matter Where You Hide That Doughnut... It'll Be Discovered!

Skip was standing at the counter, enjoying dipping his doughnuts in his hot coffee.  I could see he was in another world... the world of tasting something so good!

 

Skip loves doughnuts.  Not only loves doughnuts, he can make them.  Skip can bake, cook with the best of them.  These doughnuts passed the test... they were 'perfect'.  Skip loves to tell me about how doughnuts are supposed to be made... don't overproof them, don't over-cook... under-cook them. 

 

If…

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Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on September 30, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

UMAT'S SNOWMAN

                                                 UMAT’S SNOWMAN

                                     A breathing portrait on notebook

Mushtaque B Barq

Umat was repeatedly sneaking her looks through that half broken window protected with iron grill which was seizing side glances which Umat was trying hard to take hold of the Vast Blue , yet the grill was enough irritating to produce different views of the cloudless sky. Her face was partially held by some unknown grief…

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Added by Mushtaque Basheer Barq on September 30, 2012 at 4:04am — No Comments

Destiny Denied .... sequel to Destiny's Dowry

Destiny Denied is at the printer now awaiting the cover art.

The manuscript received a 5-star review from Readers Favorite.  It is too long to post, but here is just one paragraph of the review:

 



"Destiny Denied" is an intriguing story of a family's deep secrets coming to light and leaving them with choices that they'd rather not make. That the late local parish priest Father Lahdra kept a journal telling of those secrets is a good writing ploy and makes "Destiny…

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Added by Rosemary Gard on September 29, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Our Pups ... Are Sweet Banana Pups!

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

 

I put frozen pieces of banana into the blender, along with crushed ice, a little cream.  I blended until the texture was thick, smooth.... it became banana ice cream!  I learned to do this from looking at recipe sites on my computer.  Oh, it's heavenly!

 

I spooned all into a cup, found my favorite spoon ( it is a long, slender teaspoon :))).  I took all outside on the porch to…

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Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on September 29, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

It's Official!

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Added by David Berger on September 29, 2012 at 5:55am — No Comments

Determined to Take Back My Life

Introduction

 

When a person is diagnosed with having a brain tumour, it is a natural assumption to fear the worst, thinking that life is virtually over. I was only eight years old when my tumour was discovered, and I was not particularly aware of its seriousness.  But it was my parents and family who suffered the most, hurling their lives into turmoil.

 

Back in the 1970s technology was not as…

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Added by Hayley Williams on September 28, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Granny Gee Is ... For-Real At The State Fair!

Yesterday evening we stopped at a service station, got out of the pickup to go inside.  Screaming... happy screaming filled the air behind us!  We turned to look, saw a huge ferris wheel going 'round and 'round.  The happy screams were coming from there!  Skip and I turned to look at each other... for a moment we were children again.  The fair!  The fair's come to town!  We were looking at a county fair....

 

We stood there to watch the different rides in motion.  Happy colors…

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Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on September 28, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Adult truth #2

“Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.”

Been there, done that. And let me tell you, there is no easy way to smoothly extricate yourself and still look cool.

Admitting you're wrong is difficult. Admitting someone is right can be, too.

This is especially true when it come to critiques about your writing.

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on September 28, 2012 at 5:49am — No Comments

Today Is Lena's Birthday... My Systervan

I just read an email from Sweden, one of Lena's family members wanted to tell me that she is

also, thinking of Lena today.

 

Today is Lena's birthday... Lena is gone.  Lena died last year.  I sit here thinking back through the time…

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Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on September 27, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

Flashback (Lifeforce part 2)



In Search Of Lost Time » by bogenfreund)



In « Lifeforce, » the story is told in non-linear time. It begins just after the collapse, and its various stages are presented as objects of an introspection. Eventually, this…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 27, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Colors Of Granny Gee's Life...

I write to keep the memory of Tommy alive, to never be forgotten.  Tommy was my only child, my son. 

Tommy died May 29, 2010 on a Saturday evening ... he and his family had gone to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to spend a week.  It was their summer vacation, they were happy, excited to be going to the beach.  Tommy was…

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Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on September 26, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments

One and Done

Today marks the final stepping stone in a journey started over one year ago. It is available now for ONLY 99 Cents on Kindle - http://goo.gl/GE6k1Also on Nook, iTunes and Kobo. Keep reading to find out if it really is the end of One.

http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/09/one-and-done.html

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Added by Mark Miller on September 26, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Book Signing

This is an announcement about the Visalia, California TASTE OF ARTS event. I will be there as a local/regional author in space F7, for one day only on Saturday September 29. 

The Taste of Arts event runs from Thursday, September 27 through Monday October 1 at different locations around town. This Saturday location is at the OLD LUMBER YARD, on Oak Avenue and Garden Street.

Here are a few important reminders about Taste the Arts, regional art fair on Saturday, September…

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Added by Timothy J. Desmond on September 26, 2012 at 1:39am — No Comments

Moral Characters for Today's Youth

Hello Everyone,

I'm Sal Corrente, author of, The Adventures of Boochi Malloochi series (Vol 1-12).

The main character, Boochi, who is based loosely on my first daughter, (my wife and I have four all together), was developed with a strong sense of wit, morals, repect for others, genuine courtesy and well portioned sarcasm. The delicate balance of her personality is a combination of her real life parents. I believed when creating this series, that is was essential to provide a…

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Added by Sal Corrente on September 25, 2012 at 8:06pm — No Comments

My new article

Hi,

I - Ari Rusila - am a development project management expert, blogger and freelancer from Finland with a special interest in the Balkan and MENA regions. My other interests include civil crisis management issues, EU external relations and conflicts.…

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Added by Ari Rusila on September 25, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Why I Write

If someone were to ask me why I write, I would have to reply, “Why not?” It is part of who I am.   As a child, my love of a good story often got me into trouble at school. I would hide my library book, usually  a mystery, behind the pages of a bulky school text. That is probably the reason my grades suffered in other areas, especially math.

At night, my mother would often find me hiding under the bed sheets reading. This was after she had told me more than once to turn out the lights…

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Added by Carol Round on September 24, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Stonecutter



(Detail from « Quarryman at work » by Unidentified Artist)



« Stonecutter » is intended as an anthem to perseverance and is based on one of my favourite citations, one which has helped me on several occasions, the following quote…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 24, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

New Author - Kingdom of the Antichrist

Hi. My name is Richard Neal, and I'm the author of Kingdom of the Antichrist/Rise of the Beast. This is my first book - it took me ten years to research and write, and another three years to get published. So I'm a bit nervous being on a website like this with all you talented authors...

Richard Neal

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Added by Richard Neal on September 23, 2012 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Adult Truth #1

In November of last year (on another blog site), I posted a series of humorous statements entitled Adult Truths. Many people enjoyed them and one person, my editor and friend, Sunny, suggested I think about writing a blog about each individual truth.

Well, I kept the idea in mind, wondering how I might…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on September 21, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

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