IN THE HOSPITAL…AGAIN

Sorry, all for the absence. I was back in the hospital for surgery on the new knee. It got infected and they had to reopen it. Brought in an Infectious Disease specialist. Just got home last night, they put a shunt in and I will be on medication until Jan.10th., every day. What a Christmas this is going to be. However, I do wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and a Happy New Year. Will try to keep you updated. Love you all.

Patricia, from The Writers Desk. ♥♥♥

 

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore- New Author on the Shelves for Christmas – Ruby Slips and Poker Chips by Heather Kindt #WordWeaverContest winner

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Earlier this year Moyhill was delighted to sponsor the first prize in Dan Alatorre’s renowned Word Weaving Writing Contest.

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The winner was Heather Kindt with a story that impressed the judges and we are now very pleased to showcase her debut novel, Ruby Slips and Poker Chips. Heather selected her own cover, it was edited as part of her prize by Russell J. Fellows and David Cronin formatted the book for publication for Moyhill.

You can read more about the contest here: https://danalatorre.com/2017/08/15/here-are-you-winners-dan-alatorres-word-weaver-writing-contest-oct-2017

About Ruby Slips and Poker Chips

Second-grade teacher Dottie Gale lives in the tiny town of Quandary, Kansas, which is pretty much smack dab in the middle of nowhere. No mountains. No ocean. No life. Her ex-boyfriend and current school board member, Corbin Lane, cheated on her, making school functions more than a little awkward. But worst of all, a tornado named Maxine Westward…

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The Deal of a Lifetime!!!

Don’t miss this opportunity, Andrew Joyce always makes you laugh. ☺☺

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On Sale — $0.99

“Style is a consistent factor, truth is also there, and imagination permeates the entire collection. Read them slowly – and enjoy.” — 5 Stars – San Francisco Review of Books 

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Where can you submit your writing for free?

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How about 30 plus places to submit your writing?

And they pay you!

Some of my scariest and most rewarding experiences as a writer happened when I stepped out of the shadows and submitted a story. Nothing beats reading, “We would like to feature your submission.”

Scary, yes, because I felt as though I were sending a piece of my soul out into the big bad world to be judged. Rewarding because acceptance is what I dream of as a writer.

Thanks to Erica Verrillo for providing us with this great list of publications looking for good writers. This month you can submit your favorite piece and get paid.

November is just getting started, so pull out that story from your slush pile, polish it till it gleams like a newly minted penny and hit send.

There is still time!

34 Calls for Submissions in November 2017 — Paying markets

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Wendy Unsworth, Don Massenzio and Vashti Quiroz-Vega

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Welcome to the first of the author updates this week and our first author with news to share is Wendy Unsworth with a review for her recently released novel Dirty Work (Berrywood Book Three)

About Dirty Work

A shallow grave.
A body to find.
But no one is looking.

Caroline Duke and her sister-in-law Marcie lead very different lives, but blood is thicker than water; they are close, they share things.

Husband troubles.

Marcie has everything she could possibly want, funded by Nathan’s high-powered city job. She pays for her privileged position in lonely days and nights, while her husband works away.

Caroline is struggling with two jobs and out-of-work Pete, who brings in no money at all. He is never home either. He spends his evenings in bars and clubs and the occasional ditch.

But everything in the Duke family is set to change. And for the better…

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Have You Seen the Moon?

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November has come to the rabbit patch in a friendly fashion.  Days are born slowly with fog and make the territory look enchanted, for a while.  The sky has been shades of lavender and pink-and the sun a very bright tangerine color at dawn. By mid morning ,  the November sky is a soft blue and the air is mild.  The woodlands are only hinting of autumn now , but daily, I see the leaves brightening. Fresh plowed fields are littered now with autumn leaves in colors like gold and ruby.  Last night, Christian and I watched a silver moon rise over a field.  I was thinking how beautiful it was to stand with my son, now a young man, by a field, in the twilight hour.  We have done it a hundred times before, but this does not spoil the effect in the least. Sometimes, one of the older…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Can you Hear the Rumbling by Patricia Salamone

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Welcome to the series where you can share four of your links from your archives here on my blog to a new audience. Perhaps posts that you wrote at the beginning of your blogging experience that deserve another showcase. If you have book promotion posts then please contact me separately for other options. Details of how to get in touch with me at the end of the post.

Today Patricia Salamone shares something that she wrote in the 1970s which has as much relevance today as it did then. A short post but a powerful message.

 Can you Hear the Rumbling by Patricia Salamone.

Can you hear the rumbling?
If you listen close you might.
Can you see despair and poverty?
It is an awful sight!
Can you hear the children crying out in pain?
Can you see their faces as they’re calling out in vain?

Each day you line…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Sue Coletta, Robbie and Michael Cheadle and Deanie Humphrys- Dunne

Wonderful line up from the Smorgasbord Variety is the Spice of Life. Sally Cronin offers many wonderful books by excellent writers.

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Welcome to the first of the Cafe Updates this week and the first author with a recent review is Sue Coletta for her thriller novella – Hacked.

About the book

Shawnee Daniels wrongly assumes she’s being punished for innocently hacking the Police Chief’s photos. Okay, maybe not-so-innocently, but someone had to expose him for the dog that he is. When she arrives at the mandatory computer seminar, the FBI enlists her help in stopping a serial killer who’s remotely hacking vehicles while the owners are behind the wheel.

Why he’s targeted these people remains a mystery. None of the victims frequent the same places, some don’t even live in the same state. The only commonality is they all drive Fords.

When Detective Levaughn Samuels is taken hostage—his life teetering on the edge of a high-speed chase—there’s nothing Shawnee won’t do to save him, no line she won’t cross. And when…

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Smorgasbord Short Story – Halloween Sunset, Let the Party Begin by Sally Cronin

A delightful, Bootiful story, ☺☺☺

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Halloween Sunset, Let the Party Begin by Sally Cronin

Bethany looked around her cosy cottage and smiled with satisfaction. The lanterns around the walls glowed eerily;candlelight flickering through fangs and gaping wounds in the flesh of the pumpkins. The table was laid with fresh baked treats; the result of many hours toiling over her wood stove. A large pot now bubbled away on top of the said appliance. A wonderful aroma of rosemary and thyme filled the air with an enticing promise of tender meat and dumplings.

Of course you could not have a Halloween party without lots of sweet pastries and candies, and these too added atmospheric colour to the festive table. Blood red velvet cupcakes competed with the dark chocolate of the Devil cake, and green whipped cream  glistened in a skull shaped bowl.

Her friends would be arriving shortly; making their way carefully along the path in…

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