This week's Wink and a Nod recipient is Stephanie Faris.
Stephanie is a successful children's author and a freelance writer. She is one of the few who has managed to support herself through her writing...no easy feat. Her blog is one of my favorites. It's always interesting and the posts are professional.
Stephanie believes in supporting other authors. Once a month she posts her Best Books of the Month, featuring and reviewing other writers.
In keeping with the season, this month she's featuring spooky stories. If you haven't visited Stephanie before, I suggest you hurry over and get your socks scared off.
Canada's retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is
his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man
tortured by his wife's unsolved murder.
60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a
suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in
Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more
than anything to trust him.
finds himself with a difficult choice—indict his prime suspect, the dead
minister's horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion.
Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife’s murder and the guilt that
Woman Who Cries is available in eBook at the following sites:
Joylene's father died in 1983, she wrote her first full–length manuscript to
channel her grief. The seven-year process left her hooked and she began Dead Witness within a few weeks of
finishing Always Father's Child. Today
Joylene is the author of three suspense novels: Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and the steam-punk collaboration
Break Time. While she'll admit being
published didn't fix all the wrongs in her life, she wishes her parents had
lived to see her success. Dead Witness
was a finalist in the 2012 Global eBook Awards. Broken But Not Dead won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal, and its sequel Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is due for
release November 1, 2016.
lives with her husband and their two cats Marbles and Shasta on beautiful
Cluculz Lake in central British Columbia. They spend their winters in Bucerias,
The PC had to go to the hospital. Since its insurance had lapsed and it had a preexisting condition I had to pay full out-of-pocket. After extensive surgery on 32 viruses/spyware and 508 registry errors, it was pronounced fit to go home.
Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.
On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.
Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?
Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter
Sandra would be.....
My Mobster Name: Mustang Sally
My Rank: (leader or minion)Minion
Crime Zone: (city/state) Chicago
My Look/Disguise: Short black spiked hair, black leather, a mustang tattoo on lower back
Weapon of Choice: Car
Mobster Vehicle: Whatever she hot wires What I’m Known For: Driving the getaway car
My Catch Phrase: I can drive anything
The Name of my Mob Leader: Sal Fanale, her boyfriend
This week's Wink and A Nod recipient is the Ninja Captain himself Alex Cavanaugh.
Alex is a bestselling Sci Fi author, who recently had one of his books come out in audio. But even more than his bestsellers, Alex is known for is his unstinting support of other authors. Alex founded the Insecure Writers Support Group. IWSG was designed to help all writers, from those who are unpublished to those who write bestsellers. Besides writing he loves books, music and movies. Alex is a well-rounded author who walks the talk. Kudos, Alex.
Staci Troilo set up the Story Empire site and did an amazing job. If you have an opportunity drop by and enter the drawings. There's ten Amazon cards being given away.
Did you have a great weekend? I hope so.
We hooked up with the baby boy and family and went to a pumpkin patch in Cary, NC. Good grief, it was busy. They even had a policeman directing traffic. The kids had a great time. I was a little nervous about leaving the dog and the kitten. They feed off each other. The kitten instigates and the dog gets in trouble. At least the matches were put up so they didn't burn the house down.
This week's Wink and Nod recipient is Elephant's Child.
Do you enjoy photos of exotic birds? Gardens? Australian Festivals? Or maybe creating or reading a short story from writing prompts? If so, I suggest you check out this blog. It's loads of fun and her backyard birds will take your breath away. She literally has them eating out of her hand.
The Wink and Nod recipient this week is Valerie-Jael at Bastelmania. Valerie is an artist who shares fun journal pieces and takes us on daily walks through her wonderful photography. She has been kind enough to share some of her entertaining memes with us on Wacky Wednesday. Remember these?
Check her out. She'll be happy to offer you a cup of cappuccino.
first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group
day. Members post about their doubts and
fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to
others who are struggling.
Since I wrote on a different topic last month, I'm going to post on September's question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
The answer for me is really quite simple. I have no life. Actually, that's an exaggeration, it should be I had no life. Grin. Since I've retired though, time to write isn't such an issue. After the kids had left the nest, and before I'd retired, I went to work, came home and wrote. On weekends, I got up and spent most of the day and evening writing, and hoped for the sake of the house, no one dropped by unannounced:) I can remember writing in the parenting days. Like most working moms, I wrote at every opportunity--when I wasn't working, there weren't student activities and or family outings. I wrote on my lunch hour, waiting in the car for a child, waiting at the doctor's office, etc. Being a working-parent-writer is not for wimps. So to the parents who work and write full time kudos. My hat is off to you.