Fairly Certain won Honorable Mention at the New England Book Festival in the Regional Literature category!
Unique. That is the word I would use to describe Deborah Ann Davis’s novel and her main character. I loved that the main character wasn’t some casanova or supremely popular kid. He was a bit geeky and had plenty of problems that stemmed from that. It made him compelling and easy to get behind as a character.
Here is the cruise version of the Geek-Mainstreamer Gap, the famous GMG. (Okay, I made that up, but you know it exists. Think about high school.)
The other cruisers had lovely earrings carved out of black coral from Belize and polished to perfection. I had an untreated piece of black coral in its natural form, IMG_1562complete with an embedded shell.
Soooo, what are you doing November 20 to December 17? Visit Night Owl Reviews for their Winter Wonderland Booklover Contest. The Grand Prize is a Gift Card from Amazon for $100!
The CT Renaissance Faire will have you wiggling with delight. Imbibe some mead. Chomp on a turkey leg. Watch entertainers on a variety of stages. Get your fortune told. Join a parade. Be a spectator at a joust. Learn about old-time crafts. Listen or sing along to music. Relive history. Attend Knight School. Be enchanted by fairies. Gobble Dragon Ice Cream.
If you shorten your shower by ONE MINUTE, you can save 10 gallons of water for every shower. If you shower daily, that’s 70 gallons a week. If you get 1 other person to shorten his/her shower by one minute, that would be 140 gallons of water you would be responsible for saving. Be a planet hero!
A Tree and a Magical Rune.
A Renaissance Faire and a Gypsy’s Mystical Kissing Booth.
How are they connected? Learn more from this 30 minute interview with Zita Christian,
If you live in the Greater Hartford area, come join us for this fundraiser. You never know how your charitable acts will touch another person. Create a Ripple Effect Friday, April 17th at Parkade Cinemas in Manchester.
Have you been given any great advice on writing fiction, or do you have any to impart?
The people who like the same things you do will like your work. The people who have different preferences than you will prefer other types of work than yours. Your job is to figure out how to get your book into the hands of like-minded readers, and not take it personally if someone doesn’t prefer it.
10 Reasons To Shovel In The Middle Of A Nor’easter. Wiggle Writer says, “This is how you turn shoveling from an overuse injury into a full body workout.”
Beware of the Dragon at Whiting Mills Studios… And the Weaving. And the Woodworking. Not to mention the wares crafted by the Silversmith, the Quilter, the Artist, the Photographer, the Herbalist, the Jeweler, the Robotists, the Potters, the Musicians, the Writers, etc. They all resided at 100 Whiting Street in Winsted, CT for a weekend for the Holiday Open Studios & Guest Artists Event the first weekend in December.
It is amazing how fast people change. The Coventry High School PTO Holiday Fair marked six months since I quit my day job to become a full time author >ooh, shivers<. It was such a treat to see my former students again, and they certainly have matured. One guy shot up so tall, I don’t think I’m…