Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy Armed Forces Day!

by Cole "Doc" Bolchoz

Told in journal format, this novel of the Iraq war is a fictional story that revolves around a medic and the day-to day activities of the unit he serves. He tries so hard to keep his men safe, in a world where safety is not an option.


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add luncheon meat, green onion and garlic and saute until light brown. Stir mixture into cooked and drained spaghetti, then stir in soy sauce, water, sesame oil and pepper. Mix all together, heat through and serve.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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By A. G. Case, Ed.D and P. A. Papineau, Ed. D

    A Novel of Alternative History
It’s 2014. Benjamin Osmond had been declared President for Life. The United States of America has been renamed the Islamic States of America. Islam has been declared the official and only religion of the country. The religious police are charged with finding those who refuse to obey and sending them to a Philosophy Alignment Academy for re-teaching.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

A Rose by any other name...




By Brenda M. Boldin

In the third of the Alex Masters series, when a co-worker is found stabbed to death, Lexi is suspect #1. Police Lt. Cole Armstrong finds himself hoping against hope that the clues won't lead back to his favorite girl-singer.

ISBN 1-59431-026-2 Mystery / Romance / Suspense 

A Writing tip on Homonyms

Homonyms words that sound alike, but that are spelled differently and that have different meanings, can certainly trip any of us up. Worse, spell check will not find them for you, because they spell real words and are not "mistakes" in spelling.

Below is a list of the most often confused words. Are any of your own particular bugbears on the list?

Aisle/isle
Allude/elude
Alright/all right - alright is a misspelling
Alter (n)/altar (v)
Ascent (n)/assent (v)
Awhile - never use a while
Bail/bale
Bare/bear
Bazaar (n)/bizarre (adj)
Blonde (n)/blond (adj)
Brake/break
Canvas/canvass
Cite/sight/site
Coarse (adj)/course (n)
Complementary/complimentary
Criteria/criterion - criteria is plural of criterion
Desert/dessert
Discreet (tactful)/discrete (separate)
Emigrate (leave)/immigrate (enter)
Enter/inter
Exit/exist
Farther (distance)/further
Formally (manner)/formerly (previous)
Fried/friend
Guess/guest
Hear/here
Heel/heal
Herd/heard
Imminent (about to happen)/eminent (distinguished)
Mantel/mantle
Massage/message
Naïve (adj)/naivete (n)
New/knew
Pane/pain
Peek/peak
Peel/peal
Present/presence
Quite/quiet
Roll/role
Rouge/rogue
Salvage/savage
Strait/straight
Tale/tail
There/their/there're
Thorn/throne
To/too/two
Trial/trail
Vain/vane/vein
Woman/women
Won't/want
Your/you're

Friday, May 20, 2016

Catching UP!

No Books went to press this week.
Galleys that went out, are still out,
or went out again this week:
SECOND GROWTH, by Joan L. Cannon
    SECOND GROWTH relates Serge Dziminowicz’s evolution as he learns to accept his own need for support. His career and marriage destroyed simultaneously by his father. Forced to leave New York, bereft of his wife and daughter, his reputation and his livelihood, he finds his second growth at last in rural Vermont, where he meets an existence unlike any he remembers. 

Crest of Light by Bobbi Sinha-Morey
   This new collection is the very best of Bobbi Sinha-Morey. It delves deep into the stuff of life as she explores what goes in the lives of others as well as herself, expanding her waters. She writes a bit about birds again, dives into the beauty of life, often touching upon deep inner joy and pleasant idyllic scenes of how she sees the world through her eyes. This time, through her own experiences and research, she writes about Utah where she and her husband pent a total of three weeks. From all her rock hounding and sight-seeing she digs up the beauty of Utah, and the ways of the Native Indians who once lived there. At times she does nature poetry in her delicate hand, and she'll still do her haunting poetry, and diving deep down to what she fears the most.
A SCATTERED BRAIN by K. A. Wyant
 Trying to find your place in high school can be a challenging time in a young girl’s life, even more if you have a brain disorder. Being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Chloe deals with the difficulties of trying to fit in with the right friends. Wanting to please them she gets into some situations leading to many disappointments. Chloe doesn’t see the destructive path she has made for herself or care about the consequences. With the end of the school year coming to a close can Chloe change things in time to graduate high school with her classmates or has she destroyed any chance of getting her diploma on time?


CEMETERY WALK: A Hannah Griswold Mystery, Vol. 3, by Robert Kanehl
   Walking in a cemetery can be peaceful and reflective, as long as you don’t hear voices. Hannah Griswold, however, does hear voices. Why are they calling to her? Why can’t she have a normal teenage life? 

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MINISTER'S CORPORATE ESCAPADES:The Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2, by Celine Rose Mariotti.
Rev. Castle is back with another cozy mystery.
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HAIL MARY by C.M. Albrecht.
    When retired cop Harry "Bulldog" Drummond dies, his free-spirited widow Mary, suddenly freed from the Bulldog's strait-laced ideas, recruits a couple of gals from her colorful past and the girls go on a tear. Meaning
they create mayhem wherever they show up, much to the consternation of Mary's son, Creighton. Poor Cray just lost his job, he has a wife, two kids, two mortgages, a lazy dog and an old Chevy he was planning to replace with a new Jaguar. But the big raise he expected has vanished and so has his mother…along with his aging Chevy. To make matters worse, she doesn't even have a driver's license! 

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A HEART DIVIDED: I Live in Two Worlds Series, Vol. 2, by DJ Swykert
   Maggie is torn between her powerful love for Tommie Stetter, and her deep and affectionate love for the abiding Jeremy Paull. Maggie is faced with a difficult decision, and against her own ideals, the teachings of the church and community, makes an unusual choice.

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NIBBLES by Elanvita Mufti
   A story of high school students facing a complicated future in Djakarta, Indonesia.
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BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 1
   Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category! 
REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 2,  by Josh Aterovis. 
    Suicide, or murder? That's the question in the second Killian Kendall mystery. Will Smith suspects murder when an old childhood pal drowns, and asks his friend Killian for help in solving the mystery.

TRUTH OF YESTERDAY,  by Josh Aterovis

ALL LOST THINGS, by Josh Aterovis

CHANGE  OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis

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

Hi Everyone,

The Writer's Bloc will meet tomorrow at 1p.m. in room 3, at the Wicomicp County Library in downtown Salisbury. Guests are always welcome.

They also report that work is progressing on their new NOIR anthology that they hope will be released by Christmas.


Author Celine Mariotti wrote to say that she got her books in time for her signing, also scheduled for tomorrow, and enclosed the following news clip from the Hartford Courant.

Mariotti In Shelton



Author Celine Rose Mariotti will give a reading and book signing and sell beaded jewelry she designed on Saturday, May 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Berry Chill, 15 Huntington Plaza, Shelton. Mariotti has written mysteries, young adult science fiction, poetry collections and a mystery for children. Her latest book, The Murder of Secretary Judd Cane, Adventures on Capitol HillSeries, Vol. 2. (Cambridge Books, $18.95) is the second in her Adventures on Capitol Hill series.
Author Terry L. White whose poetry tells the story of Harriet Tubman in her illustrated Poetry title Runaway Hearts, posted the following clipping about Harriet Tubman.

Plan your own trip to the Byway -- request a Map and Guide or download the free Audio Guide atwww.HarrietTubmanByway.org.

Since the announcement Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, interest in her life story has picqued again. President Obama even added her to the lexicon with a quip about earning "some serious Tubmans" after leaving office.
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And don't forget Arline's book about Harriet, too! She's been real good all week, Didn't sleep through my treats once!

Don't forget to tell me all the news, so I can let everyone know what is going on. Mmm, not much going one here today. Roger is cutting grass so no guitar music...guess I'll go see if my baby sister left anything in her breakfast dish. (Sigh.) They've got me on a diet again...

Just drop us an e-mail to arline@mail.com with--
 "News for Jack" 
in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up right here
for all the world to see!