Friday, July 14, 2017

Catching UP!

No Books Went to Press this Week


Galleys that went out this week

    ARMY OF THE DEAD, by Ray Morand
   "Twists and turns, chivalry and treachery, sword fights and, goblins and fire-breathing dragons---this book has all the familiar trappings of fantasy, but it also has a very human and engaging woman at its heart. Its cliffhanger ending definitely left me wanting more." ---Nina M. Osier, Eppie winning author of the Regs, The Mad Fisherman's Daughter, Interphase, and the Farthinghome Series.
DARK ELF: Rec Knight Chronicles, Vol.2, by Ray Morand
    The Red Knight Chronicles continue with the tale of Akulina, a dark-elf former princess, who was cursed and cast out by her people for dabbling in black magic. Now, she fights for honor in the troubled kingdoms. Will she adapt when she is assigned to take orders from a new group in the king’s service? 
    How will she deal with her new captain, who is an elf-of-the-light?

IS JESUS SERIOUS? by Barbara Garro
Truly, I say you cannot obey God’s will without being in relationship with all three Persons in one God, the Holy Trinity. Each has a specific function in your service life:
1. The Father has a plan for your life
2. The Son, Jesus, the Christ, teaches you the faith and how to live it to gain salvation.
3. The Holy Spirit is your daily Guide for wisdom and Comforter here on earth and resides within you after Christian Baptism.
I struggle daily with feeling uncertain I am where God wants me to be, but Jesus shows me what I need to do to do God’s will, provided I am paying attention, while the Helper, the Holy Spirit, takes my hand and St. Michael has my back.

Cover not set
THE FLYER: Legacy Series, Vol. 4 by ElenaDorothyBowman
    Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy series a time-travel saga tht is every bit as intriguing as Outlander.

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BACKWOOKS MEMORIES by Shelley Abbott

       A collection of memoir essays by a famed singer and songwriter, the Eastern Shore's own, Shelley Abbott.




Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Folks,

    The Writers Bloc meets this coming Saturday, July 15, in room 3 of the Salisbury library from 1 - 3. Hope to see you all there. Their paper galley is on the way!







Heard from one of my favorite authors this week. C.M. Albrecht. He Wrote:

Hi Jackster.

    For my PR job, I just had to write an article about dogs (and threw in a few cats) but mostly I wanted to stress that most people refer to "my dog" or "my cat" as if they were vacuum cleaners or bicycles or cars, etc. I tried to point out that my view is that when an animal comes to live in your house, he then becomes family and should be treated as such. Maybe he's like a kid and has to learn a few things, but animals can and do learn, or barring that, they can teach us so we can learn.  After a few dog experiences, I actually learned to communicate very well with little hand signals.

    Cats or course, are a little more independent as YOU know. But I've had good luck with them too. One stray we took in would come up in the morning and when she thought I was sleeping, she'd sneak up onto the bed and snuggle down under the covers. We had open stairs with carpeted steps covering top and bottom, and later, when I'd go down for my coffee, she would cling to the underside of one of the stairs and clip my heels as I descended. She thought that was really cool.

Take care of  your family...

Carl.




    Had another a nice note from Barbara Garro with THANKS to Arline because WE (note the WE, please!*) finally got the software to behave as it should to enter her book, LOVE BITES, in the POetry division of the EPIC Awards.  The Cover (see above), in original Painting by Ms. Garro and was entered last week.

   *Little does any Author know that Arline only functions on a Human Level, because of The Abilities of my My Baby Sister and MYself, to keep her relatively sane, because of our Melodious Purring in Harmony (unison just won't do it!), while contemporaneously allowing ourselves to be stroked on our bellies. Any human should understand how difficult it is to get cooperative behavior between cats and, even if they do not realize the difficulty of getting Spunky to cooperate, should Certainly Appreciate the Indignity inherent in the required behavior, to a TOM cat of my MY DISTINCTION!

     I do think entering the competition a good thing to do. THERE IS STILL TIME, if you are quick! DEADLINE is MONDAY! July 17th, so you only have the weekend.  ALL E-books published between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017 are eligible. 

    Meanwhile, if any of you, my favorite authors, are going to festivals, or holding book signings, or heard any good gossip, please let me know so I can pass the news along right here to the rest of the world. Just drop an e-mail to: 

arline@mail.com  

with

"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Catching UP!

Books That Went to Press this Week:

    These stories are told in many styles. Some writers have been drawn back to memories from long forgotten times; the life they once lived, or observations of families and friends.  Explore the emotional connections, at the very core, with keen insights that are not all black and white.
   Understand, that the writers are the rays of light, passing through the darkness, resonating long after the final page  is turned.
M. Rita Tiso

Galleys that went out this week

    ARMY OF THE DEAD, by Ray Morand
    "Twists and turns, chivalry and treachery, sword fights and, goblins and fire-breathing dragons---this book has all the familiar trappings of fantasy, but it also has a very human and engaging woman at its heart. Its cliffhanger ending definitely left me wanting more." ---Nina M. Osier, Eppie winning author of the Regs, The Mad Fisherman's Daughter, Interphase, and the Farthinghome Series.

DARK ELF: Rec Knight Chronicles, Vol.2, by Ray Morand
    The Red Knight Chronicles continue with the tale of Akulina, a dark-elf former princess, who was cursed and cast out by her people for dabbling in black magic. Now, she fights for honor in the troubled kingdoms. Will she adapt when she is assigned to take orders from a new group in the king’s service? 
    How will she deal with her new captain, who is an elf-of-the-light?

IS JESUS SERIOUS? by Barbara Garro
Truly, I say you cannot obey God’s will without being in relationship with all three Persons in one God, the Holy Trinity. Each has a specific function in your service life:
1. The Father has a plan for your life
2. The Son, Jesus, the Christ, teaches you the faith and how to live it to gain salvation.
3. The Holy Spirit is your daily Guide for wisdom and Comforter here on earth and resides within you after Christian Baptism.
I struggle daily with feeling uncertain I am where God wants me to be, but Jesus shows me what I need to do to do God’s will, provided I am paying attention, while the Helper, the Holy Spirit, takes my hand and St. Michael has my back.
  

Cover Not Set
BACKWOOKS MEMORIES by Shelley Abbott

       A collection of memoir essays by a famed singer and songwriter, the Eastern Shore's own, Shelley Abbott.

Cover not set
THE FLYER: Legacy Series, Vol. 4 by ElenaDorothyBowman
    Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy series a time-travel saga tht is every bit as intriguing as Outlander.



Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Folks,

   Had a nice note from Barbara Garro who is about to enter her book, LOVE BITES, in the EPIC Awards.  I do think that's a good thing to do. DEADLINE is July 17th, so  it's coming up. Any of our recent E-books should be eligible though. 

   Meanwhile, if any of you, my favorite authors, are going to festivals, or holding book signings, or heard any good gossip, please let me know so I can pass the news along right here to the rest of the world. Just drop an e-mail to: 

arline@mail.com  

with

"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Catching UP!

No Books Went to Press this Week:

    ARMY OF THE DEAD, by Ray Morand
    "Twists and turns, chivalry and treachery, sword fights and, goblins and fire-breathing dragons---this book has all the familiar trappings of fantasy, but it also has a very human and engaging woman at its heart. Its cliffhanger ending definitely left me wanting more." ---Nina M. Osier, Eppie winning author of the Regs, The Mad Fisherman's Daughter, Interphase, and the Farthinghome Series.
DARK ELF: Rec Knight Chronicles, Vol.2, by Ray Morand
    The Red Knight Chronicles continue with the tale of Akulina, a dark-elf former princess, who was cursed and cast out by her people for dabbling in black magic. Now, she fights for honor in the troubled kingdoms. Will she adapt when she is assigned to take orders from a new group in the king’s service? 
    How will she deal with her new captain, who is an elf-of-the-light?

Cover Not Set
IS JESUS SERIOUS? by Barbara Garro
Truly, I say you cannot obey God’s will without being in relationship with all three Persons in one God, the Holy Trinity. Each has a specific function in your service life:
1. The Father has a plan for your life
2. The Son, Jesus, the Christ, teaches you the faith and how to live it to gain salvation.
3. The Holy Spirit is your daily Guide for wisdom and Comforter here on earth and resides within you after Christian Baptism.
I struggle daily with feeling uncertain I am where God wants me to be, but Jesus shows me what I need to do to do God’s will, provided I am paying attention, while the Helper, the Holy Spirit, takes my hand and St. Michael has my back.
   

EASTERN SHORE NOIR, by Members of the Writer's Bloc.
    These stories are told in many styles. Some writers have been drawn back to memories from long forgotten times; the life they once lived, or observations of families and friends.  Explore the emotional connections, at the very core, with keen insights that are not all black and white.
   Understand, that the writers are the rays of light, passing through the darkness, resonating long after the final page  is turned.
M. Rita Tiso
Cover Not Set
BACKWOOKS MEMORIES by Shelley Abbott

       A collection of memoir essays by a famed singer and songwriter, the Eastern Shore's own, Shelley Abbott.




Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Folks,

   Heard from Ann Foley, Secretary of the Writers Bloc, and one of my favorite authors.
   Writers Block report that space is being reserved for July 4th at the Adkins Historical and Museum. The event is being held on the shady  Complex campus and promises "good ole’ fashioned fun...the way the 4th used to be." BBQ chicken leads the menu. Anyone interested im  vendiing, contact: Andy Nunez ( editor@atomagazine.com ).

   The Sharptown Historical Commission has invited the Bloc to Heritage Day on September 16. Please let Ann Foley know at if you’re interested in setting up for the day. Along with official festivities and parade, a town-wide yard sale runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m..

   As for here at home, your old feline pal, Jack, has been a bit under the weather. Roger and Arline took me to the vet and I had no choice about it. I figured the usual routine. Poking and prodding, a needle or two --- but NO! They left me there! First they took my blood in a needle. Then the vet put me in a cage and left me with No Litter! Finally, I just had to. And boy was I embarrassed when they collected it in a bottle. THEN they shaved under my neck and like it always is with vets, there will be Needles! This one had a bag attached and made me have to go a lot, but at least they gave me a litter box. Then it got dark and the vet fed me and went home. Horrible food. too. Wet stuff, out of a Can. Naturally, I didn't eat it. What kind of a cat do they think I am? A cannibal.
   Finally the next day, Roger and Arline came back and got me! I let them know what traitors they were, though. I wouldn't even look at them. 
   The vet talked to them a long time. Something about me being "off  my feed" because of a "UTI" whatever that means -- "But no diabetes!" They seemed to think that was good news. Surprise, surprise, before they let me go, there she came with another needle. 
   After that, it was back in the cage and home again. On the way, they said my baby sister had paced and cried for me all night long. They wanted to pet me when they let me out, but I wouldn't let them. Spunky came and licked my nose and then went right to sleep under the couch. Arline fed me and I ate right up. Finally, something decently edible!
   They kept talking to me about how glad they were to have  me home. Just like I didn't know they were the ones who took me away and LEFT me there! Then I turned my back and stalked away to my private space in the back of the closet. I didn't come out, or let them pet me until supper time! Yes, I still love them, but going to the vet is never good and this time it was just Too Much.  Leaving me all night! It's getting so a cat just can't trust anyone these days. 

    Meanwhile, if any of you, my favorite authors, are going to festivals, or holding book signings, or heard any good gossip, please let me know so I can pass the news along right here to the rest of the world. Just drop an e-mail to: 

arline@mail.com  

with

"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Catching UP!

WARNING!
IMPORTANT FROM ARLINE:
Someone is sending ILLEGAL Spam requesting ON LINE money From my arline@mail.com address.




Yes I have reported it. YES they are looking for the bad guys who did it. No I actually am not naive enough to believe anyone will be able to STOP THEM...

It has MY NAME in the Returm ADDRESS
I DID NOT SEND IT!!!
If you get some, please delete it unread,but PLEASE DO NOT PUT THAT ADDRESS ON YOURJUNK MAIL LIST
OR
You May MiSS
e-mail from ME.




Books That Went to Press this week:
WINTER SONG by Bobbi Sinha-Morey
   This time Bobbi Sinha-Morey gives us a potpourri. Cookie-cutter poems of mysterious women and her rarely seen neighbor; poems of strangeness and those that come from deep down in her soul. The stuff of life. Poems of beauty and love poetry. Poignant human dramas and the dark side of life. Ones that grow from her sensitive nature. Grim thoughts that paint the dawn. Often haunting, often prophetic. Her expressive thoughts so impassioned, so delicately heard. It's a world like the eclipse of the sun; you want to see it before the sky draws to a close.

    ARMY OF THE DEAD, by Ray Morand
    "Twists and turns, chivalry and treachery, sword fights and, goblins and fire-breathing dragons---this book has all the familiar trappings of fantasy, but it also has a very human and engaging woman at its heart. Its cliffhanger ending definitely left me wanting more." ---Nina M. Osier, Eppie winning author of the Regs, The Mad Fisherman's Daughter, Interphase, and the Farthinghome Series.
Work Began or Continues on the Following 
DARK ELF: Rec Knight Chronicles, Vol.2, by Ray Morand
    The Red Knight Chronicles continue with the tale of Akulina, a dark-elf former princess, who was cursed and cast out by her people for dabbling in black magic. Now, she fights for honor in the troubled kingdoms. Will she adapt when she is assigned to take orders from a new group in the king’s service? 
    How will she deal with her new captain, who is an elf-of-the-light?

Cover Not Set
IS JESUS SERIOUS? by Barbara Garro
Truly, I say you cannot obey God’s will without being in relationship with all three Persons in one God, the Holy Trinity. Each has a specific function in your service life:
1. The Father has a plan for your life
2. The Son, Jesus, the Christ, teaches you the faith and how to live it to gain salvation.
3. The Holy Spirit is your daily Guide for wisdom and Comforter here on earth and resides within you after Christian Baptism.
I struggle daily with feeling uncertain I am where God wants me to be, but Jesus shows me what I need to do to do God’s will, provided I am paying attention, while the Helper, the Holy Spirit, takes my hand and St. Michael has my back.
   

EASTERN SHORE NOIR, by Members of the Writer's Bloc.
    These stories are told in many styles. Some writers have been drawn back to memories from long forgotten times; the life they once lived, or observations of families and friends.  Explore the emotional connections, at the very core, with keen insights that are not all black and white.
   Understand, that the writers are the rays of light, passing through the darkness, resonating long after the final page  is turned.
M. Rita Tiso
Cover Not Set
BACKWOOKS MEMORIES by Shelley Abbott

       A collection of memoir essays by a famed singer and songwriter, the Eastern Shore's own, Shelley Abbott.




Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Folks,

I heard from one of my favorite writers, Ann Foley, with the following:

The Writers Bloc will meet Saturday, June 17, in Room 3 of the Salisbury Library from 1 to 3 p.m.. Hope to see you all there.

And speaking of the Writers Bloc...
ATTENTION!
All Members of Writers Bloc.

Authors who have done their Galleys:  
THANK You!
Jerry Scortino
Tom Taylor
Norm Smith
A. M. Foley
Gianni Hayes
Bruce Margery Jones
Arline Chase
Aleta Davis
Shirley A. Gafney
and
George T. Mason 
is working on his.


Authors we STILL need to hear from, 
before any more work can be done:

Beverly Rae Lynch 
sent the sketch I asked for, 
but still no Okay or list of corrections.

Kim A. Watson

Gwynn G. Harris

Jurel Singleton


   Meanwhile, if any of you, my favorite authors, are going to festivals, or holding book signings, or heard any good gossip, please let me know so I can pass the news along right here to the rest of the world. Just drop an e-mail to: 
arline@mail.com  

with

"News for Jack" 

 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!