Added by Cormac Collins on November 15, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments
Women of Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Multi-Author Spotlight Tour: Lorrie Farrelly is featured on my blog today. A WINNING MEDALIST in the 2014 READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS. A Navy brat and graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, LORRIE FARRELLY is proud to be a Fightin' Banana Slug. Following graduate school at Northwestern University, she began a career in education that included teaching art to 4th graders, drama to 8th graders, and…Continue
Added by Lynelle Clark on November 12, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments
So Much More Than Meets the Eye- my experience with Oprah! By Meg Nocero
As the inevitable was creeping closer and closer, I refused to even allow any doubt that my mother would not recover to enter my consciousness. My mom told me that she did not want to give up and I made it my mission to help her in any way I could. While I had experienced depression before when I was coping with the life changes of having a baby, I had never contemplated…Continue
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Gardening is the quintessential lesson in patience. We learn that we have no choice but to wait for plants to grow in their own sweet time; no matter how much we try to hurry them along. Nature will never allow herself to be rushed to fit our demand.…
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Akashic Books (a terrific indie press out of Brooklyn, NY) just published a new short of mine as part of their web series dedicated to flash fiction. This story is about being 44 and having a first baby... check it out...
"Little Bear's Apgar Score" is now live on Akashic's website, and can be found here:…Continue
Added by Caroline Bock on August 27, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments
5* Review of The Captain and The Countess on www.amazon.co.uk
I've really become a fan of Rosemary Morris's books because I feel she sets…Continue
Added by Rosemary Morris on August 13, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments
Every manufacturing business comes to a point where it needs to figure out how to balance all of its operations more effectively than they have been. There’s always a transitional period as your business grows. You need an advanced planning and scheduling scheme in place. Its purpose is to keep up with demands, create increasing profits, avoid downtime, and make sure that it all goes smoothly.…
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Title: Go In Faith, and You Will Prosper
Author: Prophet Owusu Afriyie
Purchase at …Continue
Added by Tracee Gleichner on July 25, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments
In anticipation of writing this blog post for BEHIND THE BOOK, I immediately sat down and wrote a whole craft essay instead. More of a memoir, actually. About waitressing. It really did apply, at least to much of this process. I wrote about being “in the weeds,” an old restaurant workers’ term for being too busy to…Continue
Song of the Earth will be available in just another week. Hard copy and Kindle available on Amazon first.
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I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able to report being touched inappropriately.
Cut to me sweating profusely. My daughter is almost four, and unless ‘front hiney’ and ‘back hiney’ are the…Continue
Signing books at Barnes and Noble in Bakersfield on Saturday was not a champagne affair, it was business. The friendly staff prepared a book table for me and told me I could sit behind the table, stand and do a meet and greet (my style) or…Continue
I am really excited to announce that I have finished my e-book, Enduring Bonds: Estrangement proofing our kids.
What’s it about?
This e-book will include readers in a personal journey of understanding and learning about how to navigate family estrangement in their family, with their children. The book is organized into sections, which were topics that have been identified over and again by the people who have shared their stories and…Continue
Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments
“Hearing him talk about his mother, about his intact family, makes my chest hurt for a second, like someone pierced it with a needle.”
― Veronica Roth
The thing about Mother’s Day is everyone’s relationship with their mother is in our face. Our nose is rubbed in “intact relationships” and it can hurt to know that we don’t have that. When we…Continue
Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments
“Women without children are also the best of mothers, often, with the patience, interest, and saving grace that the constant relationship with children cannot always sustain. Women who are not mothering their own children have the clarity and focus to see deeply into the character of children webbed by family. A child is fortunate who feels witnessed as a person, outside relationships with parents by another adult.” ― Louise Erdrich
Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:02am — No Comments
I was a child who hadn’t been loved, and who had had no family relations of love and intimacy. So I probably thought to myself that, finally, I was going to have a child and would have this wonderful unconditional loving relationship.
But this child was his mother’s victim, I was a totally incompetent mother, because I, myself, was an abused child from a problematic…Continue
Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments