Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Scout Pilot of the Free Union #SpaceOpera by Will Macmillan Jones.

Great new choices from Sally’s Cafe and Book Store.

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Very pleased to welcome Will Macmillan Jones to the Cafe and Bookstore, with his latest release, and his other books for children and adults. Scout Pilot of the Free Union is the first in a new collection of Space Opera novels.

About Scout Pilot of the Free Union

Captain Frank Eric Russell is captain/pilot of a Valhalla Class Star Destroyer – until there is an embarrassing incident during a diplomatic mission to the border with the Imperium. Disciplined by being transferred to the Reconnaissance Unit of The Free Union’s Star Fleet, he finds himself assigned to an outdated Speedbird Scoutship. The missions are less prestigious, less rigorously overseen – and a lot less safe.

Threats, terror and mortal danger lurk behind every planet and asteroid as Frank tries to survive the life of a Reconnaissance Unit Scout Pilot patrolling the barely defined border between The Free Union and the Imperium…

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Bucket List for a Spring Chicken

I love your mother, Linda. May the New Year bring all of you, joy, peace, laughter (with your mom it’s a guarantee), the best for 2018. ♥♥♥

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Mother will be ninety in May.  A few weeks ago, my youngest sister asked if she had a bucket list.

“Not really,” she answered.  “I’ve seen London, Dublin, New York City, and San Francisco.  I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, and lots of the United States.  I’ve worked as a teacher and in a cemetery.  I’ve seen my name and art on the cover of a book.  I’ve been married and had five children, then had lots of years on my own since your daddy died.  I’ve been lucky and gotten to do so many things I only dreamed of growing up in The Depression in Cuthand, Texas.  I guess the only thing I’ve been thinking about is taking a trip on Amtrak.”

That didn’t sound like much of a hill to climb.  I called a very dear family member we’d both been wanting to visit for a while and wangled…

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CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART

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Christmas for me is a time for celebrating. It is the time of year when we gather together and rejoice the birth of Our Lord. It is also the time for St. Nick, Santa Clause, Father Christmas and the many other cultural names he is adorned with.

It is a time I reflect back on years gone by. My parents sitting on the couch watching all six of us excitingly opening our presents. It is the glow of the lights on the Christmas tree and watching the snow fall from my bedroom window.

It is going to Midnight Mass and singing with the congregation sharing the love and joy of the season.

It is following traditions that my parents instilled in us for many years. Sharing our home and food with family, friends and the less fortunate. It is giving of one’s self to others.

I have many Christmas’s behind…

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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. ♥♥♥

 

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“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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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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The Desolate Garden…..FREE

Patricia K Salamone .5 out of 5 stars Riveting Spy Thriller
ByPatricia Salamone October 22, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is filled with intrigue, mystery, tradition, love and more. It is a spy thriller steeped in mystery. Danny Kemp will take you on a journey you will never forget. His characters are interesting but riveting. When H. digs into his family history and discovers secrets, spying, lust, murder, and romance, yes romance. I recommend this book to everyone, and it will not disappoint, The ending will knock your socks off.

I have already started another book of Danny Kemp’s “What Happened In Vienna Jack” and can not put it down.

Well done Mr. Kemp, you have gained a loyal reader.

The words of Danny Kemp.

The Desolate Garden (the book that was under a five-year option to become a $30 million film, is being offered by my publishers free of any charge until 2nd November. It is the Kindle version. 

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I have a couple of requests to make.

If you have read this book PLEASE take the Kindle. That way you become a Verified Amazon Purchaser and (here comes my second request…. You will be able to…PLEASE leave a review.

Amazon is far from stupid, they know that Kindle Readers (the machine, not those blessed people who read the written word) number less than those who read Kindles. That’s why they advertise this…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – The Big White Balloon by Patricia Salamone

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Today Patricia Salamone shares one of her posts from her archive that reflects the innocence of childhood. Patricia has also written some wonderful serial stories since she began blogging.

Please head over and enjoy them. More about Patricia and her links later.

The Big White Balloon by Patricia Salamone

The year was 1950. The place was Maspeth, New York. We lived in the house on 73rd. St. There were four of us. Myself, almost 7, my two older sisters, 8 and 10, and my brother, 5. It was summer, and in those days the only recreation we had was summer school. The local elementary school was open to all children. They offered arts and crafts. Knock hockey. Checker Tournaments. Basket Ball, Potsy or if you prefer it was also called Hop Scotch, and every day they would put the showers on and everyone was allowed to cool off running through…

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Halloween

The words of Danny Kemp.

Halloween
’Tis soon the night of Halloween
When ghosts and ghouls are said to be seen.
Be quick and run and hide from view
Before they see and chase after you.

Ghosts can even walk through those walls
While ghouls along the floors do crawl.
Put yourself well out of sight
And worry not despite your plight.

For only one night do they rule
With the world in turmoil with all things cruel
But then they vanish in the morning light
And hide until next year’s Halloween night.

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