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Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Deborah Jay, @DeborahJay2

Hello everyone! This month I'm thrilled to bring you an amazing speculative fiction author, Deborah Jay. I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE. We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way to learn some of the tricks of the trade is to ask questions. Today … Continue reading Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Deborah Jay, @DeborahJay2

Colleen’s Coming Attractions: Two New Novellas by Author, @JimWebster6

Hi, everyone. Jim Webster has two more new novellas coming out and I offered to help spread the word. First, meet Jim: Author, Jim Webster Someone once wrote this about me… “Jim Webster is probably still fifty-something, his tastes in music are eclectic, and his dress sense is rarely discussed in polite society. In spite … Continue reading Colleen’s Coming Attractions: Two New Novellas by Author, @JimWebster6

A Blogging Sabbatical

It's been a whirlwind week! We listed our house on Wednesday, and by Thursday we had four offers! We accepted the offer that was best for us, and I can say that we literally sold our house in one day! We must be out of this house by April 29th, so that puts me in … Continue reading A Blogging Sabbatical

Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 1)” by Author, James J. Cudney, @jamescudney4

Title: Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 1) Amazon Author Page: James J. Cudney Publication Date: October 15, 2018 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Cozy Mystery, Teen & Young Adult Town Life E-books, Teen & Young Adult Humor Nonfiction eBooks, Teen & Young Adult Detective Story eBooks Goodreads https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07HMYSQFH&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_zM-NCbRKJV6CH In the Author's Words Who killed professor Abby Monroe?When Kellan Ayrwick returns home … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 1)” by Author, James J. Cudney, @jamescudney4

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 130 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? April is the best month of the year! It's the first of the month! Happy April! Choose your own words! HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 130 #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 129, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Join us every Tuesday for Tanka Tuesday! Life has a way of stepping in and giving … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 129, #SynonymsOnly

The dawn chorus and too much time to think.

Jim Webster has tackled an issue with book publishing I’ve thought about for some time. Tell me what you think. I believe it’s a brilliant answer!

Jim Webster

The Pirates of Ersatz

I was up quite early the other morning, even for a cowman, and I was just mooching about getting stuff ready. Nothing too dramatic, just Jim wandering about on his own, sorting things out a bit, but as it was just me and I wasn’t moving cattle about, it was quiet.

So I got the dawn chorus. With us, because we have the sea so close on three sides, the first thing was the gulls. Some nights they seem to spend on the fields next to the farm. I suspect it has something to do with the state of the tide and of course the weather. With the dawn, and perhaps with the tide going out, they wanted to be up and out to sea. So they were circling and crying to each other.

They were followed by the more usual sounds, the cawing of nesting crows, the chittering of…

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Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Project Renovatio – The Trilogy” by Author, Allison Maruska, @allisonmaruska

Title: Project Renovatio, The Trilogy Amazon Author Page: Allison Maruska Publication Date: September 13, 2018 Formats: Audiobook (free with an Audible Trial subscription) & Kindle Genres: YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Genetic Engineering, Mystery & Detective Goodreads IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS Enjoy all three stories in the Project Renovatio trilogy in one convenient boxed set. Follow Levin and Rana … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Project Renovatio – The Trilogy” by Author, Allison Maruska, @allisonmaruska

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 129 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Happy Spring Poetry! Here are your two words for this week: Hobby & Play HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 129 #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 128, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. By the way, in my search to display your poetry the best way I could, I've … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 128, #SynonymsOnly