What Book Would You Read On A Winter Day?

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I have asked in previous posts about what book you would read on a lazy summer day, so I want to change this question slightly. Assuming that you have some time off, or even a few spare hours, and you have the opportunity to curl up with a book, what book would it be?

I am currently reading A Book Of Bones by John Connolly. It is another in his series on the detective Charlie Parker who lives in Maine and who, with his friends, battles human and supernatural evil.  Connolly, an Irish writer, imbues these works with lyricism and Catholic mysticism, as well as a deep dive into the darkness in the human soul by some and the good in others who battle that evil.  If you like your fiction dark but written as well as any piece of so-called high literature, then I recommend John Connolly, especially the Charlie Parker series. But, you need to start with the first novel and work through them in order.

So, I ask you now: what book would you or are you reading on a Winter’s day?

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Beginning Of The Year Promote Your Book Party!



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It is the beginning of a new year and a new decade! It is time to stand up and shout for your books! Come and join this party, and celebrate your writing. Do not be shy–you must be your own biggest promoter!

So, regardless of the genre, tell about your book.  Include where it can be found, and be proud of your writing! Then, so as many as possible can see this promotion for all, please reblog and tweet this post!

And remember, always, keep writing!



Gallows Hill can be found here in ebook.

Gallows Hill in paperback can be found here.

An interview about Gallows Hill can be found here.


Please follow the following links to find my novel:


Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:




Available on Amazon


Available on Amazon

Oasis Reflected~


Here is another lovely post from Cindy Knoke!

In the stark desert landscape,

The Inn at Death Valley

is an oasis

transforming the desert

into a tropical paradise

bursting with life.

Cheers to you from The Oasis at Death Valley~

Note: The Oasis Inn at Death Valley was built in 1927.

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Start Your Monster Engines: Owning Your Work & That Other Thing That Comes Out of the Closet


Here is a deeply compelling post from K. C. Redding-Gonzalez!

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

Imagination is a wonderful – and terrible thing to behold. When it comes from your toddler or small children, it borders on conundrum – especially if there be monsters…

Say the wrong thing and the monster wins, its shadow looming large over real life well past the time of age-appropriateness. (For example, we tell ourselves it is to prevent accidents, but we adults really keep those night lights on in case of monster emergencies imprinted since our own childhoods).

Say the right thing and the questions children bring you get harder and more frequent… Yes, banishing monsters is something we all attempt to do – first as children ourselves armed with amulet-power-endowed stuffed animals, and then as adults around children while armed with foggy memories of Dr. Spock (not to be confused on any level with Mister Spock) and then for a special few…juggling the unexpected and unrehearsed events as…

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Happy New Year!

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I want to wish everyone a happy, safe, joyous, and successful New Year! I wish peace, safety, and comfort to those who need it in the world. I wish courage to those who will face difficult challenges in their lives.I wish love and friendship to all.

I wish writers the discipline to keep writing. Remember, do not worry about the quality of the first draft; just get it down! Happy Writing!



Quotations On Creativity




“Creativity takes courage. ”

                                                               Henri Matisse



“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

                                                               Maya Angelou



“The knowledge of all things is possible.”

                                                                Leonardo da Vinci

“The” Quote 0f 2019 – 50 years later


Here is a wonderful and important quotation from Neil Armstrong, but to us by Jennie, the excellent teacher!

A Teacher's Reflections

Fifty years ago the first astronauts landed on the moon.  This event brought to the world the victory of science, hopes and dreams – and proof that anything can be achieved with hard work, bravery and spirit.

In recognition of this historic and important event, I want to share Neil Armstrong’s quote.  It is the most important quotation this year, just as it was fifty years ago:

“With courage, imagination, and the will to explore – nothing is impossible.”
-Neil Armstrong-

Whether it is landing on the moon, or finding your way, or taking a risk – Neil Armstrong nailed it.


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