Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Charlene the Star,” by Deannie Humphreys Dunne

  • Title:  Charlene the Star
  • Author: Deannie Humphreys-Dunne
  • Illustrator: Holly Humphrys-Bajaj
  • File Size: 1207 KB
  • Print Length: 100 Pages
  • Publisher: Self-Published by Author
  • Publication Date: February 8, 2017
  • Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06X3RH9SN
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children’s Books

*I was given a publication copy of this book from the author for review purposes*

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

“Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. Unlike her big brother, Charlie, Charlene decides she doesn’t like racing. How will she explain this to her mom? How does she show her trainers she doesn’t like racing? Will she become a model instead? Will Charlene discover her natural gift? Her career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine. You’ll love reading about Charlene’s adventures. She may surprise you with her unusual talent.

Charlene the Star is first in the series of Charlene the Star
books. The others are Charlene the
Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. In addition, she wrote an award-winning children’s autobiography, Tails of Sweetbrier and a fictional story, Charlie the Horse. Her books have won a number of awards and recognitions.

Deanie loves spending time with her family and their dog, Elliott. She also enjoys watching equestrian events, figure skating competitions, and baseball.

Deanie’s sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, beautifully illustrates their books. Holly’s passion for Art began at an early age under the guidance of famous artist, Ray Quigley. Holly earned a Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University. She dedicates her talents to children’s book illustrations, equestrian and pet portraits.”

Charlene and her Mama

Quotes from Charlene the Star: (These are thoughts from Charlene the Star)

“I should change the subject. Ann and Blossom are talking about racing. I’m not even sure I’ll like it. Everyone has different gifts, but I don’t know what mine is. That’s kind of scary.”

“I wonder how you are trained to jump. Does that mean you can win prizes for jumping up and down? I liked jumping up and down during my tantrum. I’ve heard people say practice makes perfect. My outbursts could be almost perfect already. Maybe that could be my specialty.”

MY RECOMMENDATION:

Charlene the Star is a sweet story for young readers who love horses or animals in general. In the beginning, soon after Charlene is born, she learns that she has been born into a family of racehorses. Of course, her family wants her to follow in their footsteps (literally). However, this is a tough act for her to follow. Charlene soon discovers that being a racehorse just isn’t something she enjoys which causes her to have an identity crisis about what her role in life should be.

One thing Charlene does love is jumping, and that leads her to a major life opportunity. She visits the Jumping for Joy Ranch and is introduced to rail jumping, and she ends up excelling at the sport. In fact, after much practice, she proves to be so good that she wins a first and second place ribbon while participating in a competition.

As with all of Ms. Dunne’s books, Charlene helps young readers learn the lesson that it is all right to choose your own path in life. I would say this story would appeal to children from four years through eight years. The story would be an excellent bedtime read to share over the course of a few days where the parents and kids could talk about Charlene and her predicament. The author includes questions at the end of the book to prompt an active dialogue.

I wish I had a grandbaby young enough to read to… I loved the story and the message. Besides, the book was about animals. I’ve added this book to my “Me-Time” Children’s Category because after all, I still love stories about horses. ❤

MY RATING:

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate:  5 out of 5 stars



Author, Deannie Humphreys-Dunne

About the Author

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is an award-winning children’s author. She spent her childhood in Easton CT. She has written 5 award-winning books; Tails of Sweetbrier, a true story about the power of perseverance, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. All of the fictional stories are told by the adorable animal characters.

Her books have won a number of awards and recognitions including The Feathered Quill Book Award silver medal, The CLIPPA finalist, The Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention, the Reader’s Favorite Silver Medal and a cover Award bronze medal in the Authorsdb.com contest. Additionally, she was one of the winners in the Authorsshow.com contest, “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” contest.

All of Deanie’s books and covers are beautifully designed by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.
Deanie loves spending time with her family and their dog, Elliott. She enjoys watching baseball, figure skating, and equestrian competitions.

Deanie has been featured on several author websites such as; TheAuthorsShow.com, blogtalkradio.com and WTNH.com/CTStyle television show. Be sure to stop by Deanie’s website; www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com for more information on her books.

Author contacts

Website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeanieHDunne/

https://www.facebook.com/Memories-of-Sweetbrier-Farm-Easton-CT-1736497933252082/

Email: Deanie@dhdunne.tk

Blogs: dhdunne.blogspot.com
https://deanieblog.wordpress.com/


FREE??? DID I HEAR FREE???

FREE chapters of Tails of Sweetbrier and Charlie the Horse: https://payhip.com/deaniehd


“Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. She had beautiful dark red hair, brown eyes, and nice long legs just perfect for being a racehorse. However, Charlene decides racing is not for her. Charlene does not know how to tell her mother this. Quite a dilemma for a youngster. You will have to read Charlene the Star to find out what happens next in this delightful story by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. I recommend this book for young readers 7-12, and especially for those who are horse lovers.” By Virginia Wright on February 9, 2017

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“Deanie Humphrys-Dunne was blessed with the wonderful gift of telling inspiring stories that encourage children to believe in themselves, work hard and achieve their own unique and special dreams. As we well know from our human experience, it is not easy to be born into a family of super-high-achievers. Charlene was born into such a family of champion race horses and, naturally, she was expected to become a famous racehorse herself. But Charlene found horse-racing boring, and she wasn’t all that good at it. So Charlene tapped into her own inner talents and found her vocation in the aptly titled “Jumping For Joy Farm.” This beautiful book has much to offer to young readers, but it will also assist parents in raising happy, confident and successful children. Readers will find amazing illustrations, exquisite writing and plenty of life lessons in this delightful and educational book. It is a labor of love! Most highly recommended!!” By Yosef Lapid on February 10, 2017


Thanks for stopping by to meet Deannie Humphreys-Dunne and “Charlene the Star!”


Amazon Notifications Regarding Copyright

Important information from Nicholas Rossis about Amazon and copyright infringement notices… a must read for Authors!

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Amazon | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image: dailyfinance.com

Image this: You have the perfect campaign lined up, and are counting the days before you finally start paying off the cost of those ads.

Then, you receive an email from Amazon accusing you of copyright infringment. Your book has been taken down for now, until you prove it is, indeed, written by you.

This is what’s been happening to several authors, who have received the dreaded copyright notifications from Amazon. Specifically, they’ve received the following email:

Hello,

We are writing to you regarding the following book(s):

Title:[book title]

During a quality assurance review of your catalog, we found content (text and/or images) that is widely available on the web. You can do an online search for the content inside your books to discover which sites are offering the content for free. Copyright is important to us – we want to make sure that no author or other copyright…

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Mindful Monday – Empathic Healing Tools

Scottish author, Adele Marie Park, shares her healing techniques for empaths. ❤

A Mindful Journey

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Welcome to Mindful Monday. Each week I look at new or sometimes old things about myself on my journey to becoming more mindful about my life journey. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I try to live in the present.

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Come and join me on my journey. You never know what you will learn about yourself.

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By now, many of my readers know the story of the swamp fairy, who revealed herself to me on a morning walk I took a few years ago. I feature the fairy in my debut novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy.

What this experience did for me was to ignite my imagination, yet even more, it allowed me to embrace the vibrations of the fairy nymphs. I…

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Thirty Years a Junkie

Andrew shares his poignant past on his journey to battling addiction. A worthy read, ❤

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Compared to some, I’ve lived an exciting life. At least parts of it were. However, compared to others, my life has been humdrum. The only thing I’m satisfied about is that all the drama took place when I was young and able to handle it. That would not be the reality today for I have grown old.

It’s confession time. I’m not looking for absolution. My only intent is to show some of you out there that there is hope. Nothing is forever. Perhaps my story might help you get to the next stage of your life. Maybe not, but I had help getting there, and I’ll tell you about it in a minute. First, a little background. And please, feel free to judge me. You cannot condemn me any more than I have already condemned myself.

When I was kid, I always had a wanderlust. I would see a…

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Acceptance: Skin-Deep and Empty Words

Excellent thoughts about love and acceptance in our world by Ali Issac on the day I had hoped would never come. Well said, Ali. ❤

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Today is a significant one in world history. No matter which side of the fence we stand on, we have no choice but to accept. Around the world, governments are also preparing to show acceptance. And yet, there seems to be a global sense of uncertainty, and fear.

I fear for the minorities. I fear for acceptance. For tolerance. And I am reminded of something I wrote a few years ago for 1000 voices speak for compassion, which I think is as relevant today as it was then, if not more so.


I don’t like moths. I don’t like how they enter my house uninvited, fluttering blindly about, and cluster in a seething panic around any available light source. The frenzied flapping of their dull, tattered wings gives me the creeps.

But I love butterflies. When they gate-crash, I feel privileged, blessed, and patiently herd them out to freedom for…

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1920s Party — Three Things Serial Story

I had to share this great 1920’s party that is taking place TODAY! Check it out and join us in cutting a rug in celebration of Teagan’s new book! Hugs and Happy Friday! ❤

Teagan's Books

Three Things Serial 1920s Party!  

Welcome! Come on in — join the fun.  We’re all dudded up in our snazziest clothes, ready to enjoy great dancing, food, and friends.  Yes, it’s a Roaring Twenties shindig.  So in a comment, leave a link to your books, blog, or to your favorite 1920s food, drink, or entertainment. That’s what makes the party.

ape-tuxedo-cigarDon’t panic!  That really is a great ape in his tuxedo, getting the buffet ready, but it’s none other than Chris The Story Reading Ape.  He’s dishing up the fruit cocktail, and yes, that is made with bananas!  

That’s Tess with him, putting some finishing touches on the Swiss steaks.  I see Andrea Stephenson has brought a delicious lemon meringue dessert.  Thanks for your help everyone.  It’s looking mighty tasty! You’re the bee’s knees.  

(Excuse me while I answer the door…)  KathrynCome in —…

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New Address for A Mindful Journey

good-afternoon

I had to create (and import) a new blog for A Mindful Journey because I could not change the site name. I was silly and used a test blog I had set up a couple years ago. We used to be able to change the site address, but not anymore. Anyway, here is the correct address link: https://amindfuljourneysite.wordpress.com/.

I hope you will stop by tomorrow for Mindful Monday. Today, I talk about empaths. You can find that post here: https://amindfuljourneysite.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/are-you-an-empath/.

Sorry for the mixup. Happy Sunday.

~Colleen~

 

A Mindful Journey

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I’ve created a new blog called A Mindful Journey, and you can find it here: https://amindfuljourneysite.wordpress.com/. My goal is to use this as a personal blog logging my progress toward mindfulness and weight loss. Colleenchesebro.com will remain my main blog. I will include some of my inspirational posts in my newsletter linking to the new blog also as another way to stay in touch.

Last year, I started Mindful Monday and each week I shared my weight loss journey and healthy living goals. Since I discontinued those Monday posts, I seem to have lost my way. I need that motivation, and it keeps me honest. I had no idea how I motivated myself to stay fit and to stick to the foods that I know are good for me.

Yes, I have had a blog identity problem as of late. Thanks for bearing with me… ❤

If you are interested in sharing this expedition with me, please join me and feel free to share your trials and tribulations towards healthy living. Together we can achieve our goals.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Whoooo! Complaining Works! Amazon Book Reviews Are Now Exempt!

Here is some new information for book reviewers and the update to Amazon Rules…

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I just wanted to celebrate that as of today, amazon have seen sense in their guidelines and have now made exceptions to their 5 non-verified purchase reviews rule.  In case you didn’t know what I’ve been talking about for the last few days, Amazon.com had recently changed its rules on posting reviews.  The original rules can be found in this blog post: Amazon’s Even Newer Reviewing Rules  These rules led to a great deal of commotion and anger amongst authors and book reviewers as it restricted both how many non-verified book reviews you could write each week, as well as potentially deleting many verified purchase reviews when too many are posted in a short time.  However today the US rules have been updated again but this time they are clear:

  • Customers can submit 5 non-Amazon Verified Purchase reviews each week. Non-Amazon Verified Purchase review counts are calculated each week…

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Don’t Bite the Hook: Five things to remember post-election – Lion’s Roar

Susan Piver offers five actions we can all take to “not bite the hook” following Donald Trump’s presidential win. I found some wisdom here, and I hope you will too. ❤

Source: Don’t Bite the Hook: Five things to remember post-election – Lion’s Roar

World Kindness Day – 11/13/16

Today is World Kindness Day, and if we have ever needed kindness in the world, it is after the release of our contentious American election results. I, (like everyone else I know) was rocked to my core at the results of the election. I feel like we are headed in a direction that more than half of American citizens did not vote for. Such is the nature of our democracy. The pendulum swings from side to side.

I do wish to call on the President-elect and the Republican party to quash this uproar and soothe jangled nerves by telling people what their intentions are. If the intentions are to uphold all the campaign promises from the trail, tell people that. However, if the intentions are to walk back many of the threats of deportation, and limits on religious freedoms, etc., say so. Don’t leave people hanging. That only promotes more fear. Tweets of derision only separate us more. Please stop.

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Sure, I’m as upset as everyone else, but I’m not going to stand by and let things happen around me. No longer will I allow others to compromise my happiness or force their views on me. Kindness doesn’t mean you must always be the only one performing the act. It’s all right to say how you feel… but then move forward with reliable solutions for everyone.

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So, here we are. World Kindness Day. How do we celebrate? How do we put our feelings aside and unite?

  1. The first thing you can do is share a quote about kindness.

    Seriously! It’s easy… See. Share it on social media asking others to join in. ❤

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  1. BE KIND. Read this: 7 Ways to Save the World, here are a few ideas from the post and some of my thoughts:

    Take care of yourself

    Write a letter of gratitude

    Donate some $ to your favorite charity

    Order flowers for someone

    Send a positive text

    Recycle

    Plant a garden

     Volunteer and give the gift of your time to someone else

  2. Find other ways to do acts of kindness.
    Don’t just talk about it, actually, do it. That’s why I wrote this post today. I am asking for everyone to engage and become proactive and encourage others to spread kindness.

I have embraced my sadness and dealt with those feelings. Now, it’s time to move on. If you don’t like the way things are in your city, county, state, or country, do something to CHANGE it. Complaining will only drag us down. Be proactive. BE KIND.

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“WHEN WE FEEL LOVE AND KINDNESS TOWARD OTHERS, IT NOT ONLY MAKES OTHERS FEEL LOVED AND CARED FOR, BUT IT HELPS US ALSO TO DEVELOP INNER HAPPINESS AND PEACE.”

—DALAI LAMA

Thanks for reading, and thank you for being kind. ❤

I Honor the Veterans of our Nation

I honor and praise –
veterans of our country
fighting for freedom,
for United, we must stand
or divided we will fall.

Colleen M. Chesebro

Veteran USAF

NaNoWritMo Here I Come!

I can’t believe I’m doing it… but here I go. Even though my novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy, doesn’t publish until January 2017, I am using the month of November to draft out the second novel in the series, The Meadow Fairy. I am scared to death and exhilarated all at the same time!

Here is a preliminary synopsis so you can get a feel for the story:

The Meadow Fairy

Fourteen-year-old Abigail Forester journeys from Blackberry Ridge, Florida to Bent Grass, Colorado when her Aunt Magnolia accepts a job as a researcher working for an author who specializes in writing about myths and paranormal activity.

Abby, along with her deceased mother’s most sacred possession, a calcite pendant, continues her legacy as a Fairy Whisperer to the primordial fairy nymphs who inhabit unique places scattered about the world.

In Colorado, Abby meets two young friends, Crosby and Landon Miller, who along with their family are beekeepers on a small farm under the shadow of Pike’s Peak. Abby is summoned by a primeval nymph who asks her to resolve the secret of why the bee population is dying from the prairie meadows.

With the help of Nate Bannock, a Native American Ute rancher, Abby learns the astonishing truths behind the decimation of the bee population.

Does Abby have what it takes to save the bees and the Meliae Meadow Nymphs before it is too late?

I am excited about this new story, and yes, the dreams have already started!

I have been privileged to receive help from some pretty amazing authors: Melissa Barker-Simpson, Effrosyni Moschoudi, Sarah Mallery, Lyz Russo, Annette Rochelle Aben, and Eloise De Sousa. They gave me the gift of their time and taught me how to write, edit, and tell these stories. Each one of them took the time to read The Swamp Fairy. Each one suggested pros and cons and made me spread my wings as a writer. I only hope I can write as well as they all do someday! Thank you for your support, it means the world to me.

As I always say, I am a student of writing. I’ll see all of you in December unless you take part in my #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Prompt Challenge. Then, I’ll see you each Tuesday throughout November.

I heart you guys! ❤

Change is All About Building the NEW

Change is a positive thing. Much like the quote above, I am focusing my attention on building “the new.”

Little by little, you will start seeing the changes on my blog. I am phasing out “Silver Threading,” and have replaced the title with my name. This change is to move forward toward the self-publishing phase of my first novel. Anything with “Silver,” will be replaced with Colleen.

In the days to come, I intend on changing my domain name from silverthreading.com to colleenchesebro.com. WordPress will help me map the new domain so you will be able to find me. I will leave the silverthreading domain until it renews in April 2017. At that time it will disappear, and you will only find me at colleenchesebro.com. That should be plenty of time for everyone to adjust to my new address. You can always find me at cmchesebro.wordpress.com also because WordPress is my host.

I have changed my social media accounts to reflect this name change already. It was interesting that when my Facebook page turned from Silver Threading to Colleen Chesebro, I suddenly received some much-needed attention. It just goes to show you how powerful a name can be.

You can find me here:

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CMChesebro/

Twitter at https://twitter.com/ColleenChesebro

Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/collie333/

Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ColleenChesebro/posts

for following me on my writing journey. You all mean so much to me. ❤

#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Farewell”

Hey, EVERYBODY! It’s that time again! Time to join in the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” co-sponsored with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes, right here on silverthreading.com and myself.

Please use #WQWWC on your post so when we share to Twitter we can retweet you and spread the inspiration.

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Here’s who joined us last week:

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Unity” – ladyleemanila

Writer’s Quote Wednesday ~ The Old-fashioned Way ~ Roald Dahl #WWQW « Just Fooling Around With Bee or The Bee Writes…

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “UNITY” – Silver Threading ~ Fairy Whisperer ~

Writers Quote Wednesday – UNITY | The Writer Next Door

Writers Quote Wednesday Unity | Annette Rochelle Aben

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Unity | thoughts and entanglements

#WQWWC – Unity | imanikingblog

Prayer – New Day | Mother Willow

Haddon Musings

Two on a Rant

Always a Writer

Writer’s Quote Wednesday // John Steinbeck – ZEN AND PI

The Resilience of The Broom – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge. | a cooking pot and twistedtales

Here is Ronovan’s post from last week with the theme of unity

Ronovan and I have enjoyed all the creativity that has blossomed from this challenge. There have been fascinating science fiction stories, poetry, and even a song or two!

But as they say, all good things must come to an end. Many months ago, Ronovan agreed to join me in this challenge to give me a break every other week. I can never thank him enough for his friendship! He added a whole new dimension to the fun!

We have had the best time. However, by mutual agreement, this will be our last quote challenge.

I started this challenge, over two years ago and feel ready for a change. Ronovan and I are both working hard on publishing novels. Our paths are leading us in different directions.

If anyone would like to take this challenge on, please do. If not, #WQWWC will pass into the darkness of the blogosphere.

I haven’t given up on challenges… not yet. In fact, next week, I will host my first TANKA TUESDAY, held at Silver’s Coffee Bar (We have tea, too!) on the blog.

This will be a weekly challenge that you won’t want to miss!

Stop by, grab a seat and enjoy a steaming cup of joe! But be ready… you’ll be writing your own Tanka poems!

I’ll see you all next TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

FOR TANKA TUESDAY


So, here’s the deal. If you want to participate this week, please do, and use the theme of “farewell.” I will still retweet your post and stop by and say hello. If not, take a break, and join me in something new, next week.

The past two years have been amazing. People who joined the quote challenge became my friends. On a weekly basis, we boosted each other up and helped to inspire writers to new levels. I am proud of the time we spent together.

I will miss each of you and hope that you will stop by, and say hello often.

Many hugs,

Ronovan & Silver

The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2) Cover Reveal

Check out Kate’s new book and the amazing cover reveal! ❤

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Hello, everyone! Today, I’m pleased to present the cover and book description for The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2).

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A courtesan on a mission. A brothel ravished by greed. A murder to avenge.

Dellwyn Rutt loves her life as a courtesan. For years, she has enjoyed the simple pleasures and lavish gifts of her trade. Now she wants more: the title of madam.

But Madam Huxley, the brothel’s current proprietor, refuses to name a successor—a problem that is amplified by the legalization of adultery. As the new law sends lusty clients flocking to the brothel, Madam Huxley’s greed grows unchecked at the workers’ expense. Only one outsider seems to care: a self-proclaimed prophet who won’t rest until the unholy institution is abolished.

After weeks of abuse, Dellwyn desperately seeks a way to subdue Madam Huxley’s tyranny. But when another courtesan is murdered, Dellwyn must set her struggles aside and solve the…

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Wendy’s Big “Mis”Adventure

Please send hugs and well wishes to Wendy. ❤

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Hi, everybody! It’s me… Colleen from silverthreading.com. I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that Wendy is going to be missing in action from her blog for a bit. I will be filling in as much as I can while she is recuperating.

She spent the weekend with her daughter’s family at the Tiny House Jamboreethat was held in Colorado Springs. She had a grand time camping and enjoying herself.

When it came time to pack up the tent, there was Wendy, working away pulling out a tent-peg. Suddenly, she fell and found that her leg would not move. She had broken her hip!

Say what .

Yup! She did it this time. She has had surgery and is still in the hospital here in the Springs. My husband, Ron and I did stop in today to check on her. She said that had to place a pin…

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VACATION Time!

Even though I am staying at home!

Hello, everyone. I am excited to take a few days off to spend with family. From August 4th – August 9th, I will be sightseeing, playing miniature golf, barbecuing, shopping, and decorating fairy houses with my two adorable granddaughters, Maleah and Arianna. I’ll be back on August 10th.

Everyone needs time off and I do need a break from blogging, book reviews, and editing!

I have scheduled some posts so if I don’t respond quickly you will know why. I will have fun pictures to share when I return. See you soon!

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Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge

Check out this fun challenge from the Elusivetrope.com! This looks amazing! ❤

For me, Magnetic Poetry online is an occasional relaxing fun activity, get the poetic juices flowing – maybe because one just can’t really take it that serious. Not that great poems cannot be creat…

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7 Things You Need To Know to Master Your Genre’s Book Cover

What excellent information! Thanks, Sacha! ❤️

Sacha Black

Book coverI’m not shallow…But I definitely judge a book by its cover.

Shit. That makes me shallow doesn’t it?

Ah well, fuck it.At least I can admit it.

I’ve been thinking about marketing a LOT recently. Minus a total meltdown last week and a decision to bin (and subsequently re-write the last 30K of my book), I am still on track to send my book-baby tobeta readers on 30th September.

Being the incessant 5 steps-a-head planner that I am, it means my mind is on marketing, book covers and that big ol’ scare-the-shitsicles-out-of-you decision: Do Irun the poison, trap-infested gauntlet to a publishers door? Or drown in the overly saturated ‘Amazon’ rainforest of books as an indie?As it happens, I’ve finallymade my mind up, but I’ll leave that for another post.

Book covers are without doubt, THE most important marketing decision you’ll make. Fuck it up, and…

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