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Mindful Monday – 7 Mindful Mantras to Get You through the Week

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to examine new or sometimes old things about myself. 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 attempt to live in the present. Come… Continue reading Mindful Monday – 7 Mindful Mantras to Get You through the Week

Book Reviews

Silver’s Book Reviews – “The Crater Lake Series,” by Francis Guenette

Title:  The Crater Lake Series: "Disappearing in Plain Sight," "The Light Never Lies," "Chasing Down the Night" Author: Francis Guenette File Size: 3331 KB Print Length: Page Numbers Source ISBN: Publisher: Huckleberry Haven Publishing Publication Date: June 30, 2015 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN:  B010QZ12K0 ISBN-10: ISBN-13: 9780994066404 Formats:  Kindle Genres: Women's Fiction, Romance, Drama, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance… Continue reading Silver’s Book Reviews – “The Crater Lake Series,” by Francis Guenette

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“Darlings and Ugly Ducklings,” by Graydon Miller

Please meet my friend, Graydon Miller (aka Grady Miller) author of "The Hostages of Vera Cruz," which I reviewed a few weeks back. Click here to read the review. Graydon has a new book out called "The Havana Brotherhood." He is going to share some interesting information with us about his book and his writing… Continue reading “Darlings and Ugly Ducklings,” by Graydon Miller

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #59 Bird & Red

The haiku prompt words (bird and red) from Ronovan touched a tender spot in my heart this week. Eighteen years ago I lost my sister to a battle with brain cancer. I remember at her graveside service back in Wisconsin, my nieces and nephew watched as a lone red cardinal high up in a branch kept… Continue reading RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #59 Bird & Red

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Cooking with Silver – Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Silver found another amazing gluten-free recipe to share with you, this time from Gluten Free & More. These cookies look like they are easy to make too! Enjoy! MAKES 4 DOZEN COOKIES By Sueson Vess PHOTOGRAPHY BY CORY DERUSSEAU Back by popular demand, these chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies are a readers' favorite. This recipe can… Continue reading Cooking with Silver – Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Book Reviews

GO SET A WATCHMAN

The writing process is a journey within a writing journey. Excellent points here about To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman!

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To All Who Plan to Read or Have Read “Go Set a Watchman”:

Cynthia and Howie comparing copies of Cynthia and Howie compare “Go Set a Watchman” with “To Kill a Mockingbird”
photo by Lynn Christoffers

“Go Set a Watchman” was Harper Lee’s first book, and first books are usually unpublishable, as was “Watchman.”  While it has brilliant writing in patches, it has inconsistencies, improbable passages, repetitions, unnecessary divergences, too much back story, ramblings, boring passages, too much overwriting, and almost every error a new writer can make.

Tay Hohoff, an editor at Lippincott, saw promise in the work, saying the “spark of the true writer flashed in every line.”  She urged Harper Lee to scrap “Watchman” and start all over, write a new book with an entirely different story.  Hohoff saw Scout’s young voice, one of several back stories in “Watchman,” as the potential for a great book once it was rewritten, and, of course…

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Mindful Monday – #Mindfulness & #Patience

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to examine new or sometimes old things about myself. 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 attempt to live in the present. Come… Continue reading Mindful Monday – #Mindfulness & #Patience

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Released Today! “Stella – Beyond the Colored Line,” by Yecheilyah Ysrayl

I am proud to introduce you to my friend, Yecheilyah Ysrayl, writer, poet, and blogger. Today, August 24, 2015, we are celebrating the release of her new novel, "Stella – Beyond the Colored Line." Here is what "Stella," is all about: "Born in 1916, Stella May is the great-granddaughter of former slave Stella Mae who… Continue reading Released Today! “Stella – Beyond the Colored Line,” by Yecheilyah Ysrayl

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How I Wrote “Split Decision,” by Carmen Capuano

I would like to introduce you all to Carmen Capuano, an author I was introduced to by Lyz Russo of P'kaboo Publishing. Carmen has a new book out and I asked her to tell us a bit about her writing style and something about herself. Meet Carmen Capuano! *** In some ways I don't create… Continue reading How I Wrote “Split Decision,” by Carmen Capuano

Book Reviews

Silver’s Book Reviews, “The Pool Boy’s Beatitude,” by D. J. Swykert

Title:  The Pool Boy's Beatitude Author: D. J. Swykert File Size: Print Length: 238 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: Publisher:  Rebel ePublishers Publication Date: July 23, 2013 Sold by: Amazon Language: English ASIN: ISBN-10:  0615824560 ISBN-13:  978-0615824567 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Drama, Romance * I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review which follows. * Welcome… Continue reading Silver’s Book Reviews, “The Pool Boy’s Beatitude,” by D. J. Swykert