CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART

The Writers Desk

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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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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Children’s and #YA books Special.

So happy to be back! Merry Christmas to all of you. Been through a rough time. Two surgeries, Blood clots. I almost bit the bullet. Love you all and missed you all. Have to take it slow. Still getting IV antibiotics daily, but happy to be alive. xoxo.
Beautiful, Sally. Love to all. xoxo

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A slightly different format today as there are quite a few Children’s and YA books that I have not as yet featured in the Christmas Book Fair… the gift of books to children is one of the most important in my view and I know in yours too. The wonder of seeing images and words brought to life by the skill of the author… opening up worlds and stimulating imaginations, hopefully creating the writers of tomorrow.

Some of these authors do also write fiction for adults in which case you will find details of those on their Amazon Author pages.

A selection of Children’s and YA authors in the Bookstore.

Andrea Balsara, Buy:https://www.amazon.com/A.-T.-Balsara/e/B077THW3QL/
Website: http://www.torreybalsara.com/

An extract from an early review for The Great & The Small

The Great and The Small by A.T. Balsara spins a narrative that intertwines the adventures of Fin, a Tunnel Rat, and…

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💕 A Christmas Wish 💕 A poem and offering of love and gratitude. #RRBC #IARTG #Poetry

Beautiful. Thank you Natalie.

Natalie Ducey

Greetings, everyone!

I’m truly blessed to have you all in my life, and I thank you all for your kindness, support, and generosity of spirit. Cheers to the treasured gift of friendship!

May the spirit of Christmas find you in good cheer, peace, love, and with joyful hearts. ♥

This is my Christmas Wish. ♥

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Merry Christmas and much love to all. XO

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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. ♥♥♥

 

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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A HUMBLE THANKYOU

I can finally sit for longer than a few minutes and want to thank all of you for your kindness and healing wishes.

Having a knee replaced was more stressful than I thought it would be. Adding to that I popped a deep stitch and started bleeding just as I thought I was getting better. I was put on bed rest for five days, ice packs and a brace to keep the leg straight.

I know I will heal and thank all of you for your prayers, but it is going to take more time than I originally thought. It is an exhausting surgery and took me by surprise.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I hope to be back soon.

Bless you, all. ♥♥♥

The Deal of a Lifetime!!!

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

Andrew Joyce

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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THE ITALIAN THING

 

From Nov. 8th to Dec. 15 you can purchase the Kindle edition of my book “The Italian Thing” for $1.99. I know you will enjoy reading all about our adventures and misadventures during our stay. Go to,https://www.amazon.com/Italian-Thing-Patricia-…/…/B00EL0AGIG, thank you and enjoy!!!

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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