Friday, May 19, 2017

Catching UP!

No books went to press this week:

No Galleys Went Out This Week:

Work Began or continued on the following books:
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.
RED YEAR by Jan Shapin
   CAN A RED-HAIRED WOMAN FROM CHICAGO SINGLE-HANDEDLY
FORCE JOSEPH STALIN TO BACK DOWN?
   China, 1927. Thirty-three-year-old Rayna Prohme, 
accompanying her left-wing journalist husband, becomes the political confidant and lover of Mikhail Borodin, the Russian commander sent to prop up a failing Chinese revolution. In a bid to continue their love affair, Rayna hatches a plan to accompany Mme. Sun, the widow of the Chinese revolution’s founder, to Moscow. But Moscow doesn’t welcome the women.
CHASING NIGHTMARES, by James R. Kincaid
      So, they set out from Los Angeles, trying hard to find the perilous.  They try hard to make themselves unprepared, open, desperate to vivify their minds and senses.  They make it only as far as Lake Tahoe and the nearby Donner Pass, where they do succeed in attracting horrors, certainly not the ones they had, despite themselves, anticipated. 
            But the nightmares they wrap round themselves also contain a good deal more than shivers, and the calls on their resolve demand more than simple courage (or foolhardy consistency).  Without knowing how it happened, they are drawn into a different strangeness, asking for and yet reluctant to receive something very much like love.

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


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

Hi Folks,
  We have all the corrections for 

Beaucoup thanks to Ann Foley who rounded up 

info from

all the remaining authors and who helped with 

proofing George Mason's work.

If you have questions or comments

 e-mail

 arline@mail.com

I also heard from Ann Foley and Tom Taylor the following news:

The Writers Bloc will meet this Saturday, May 20, in Room  3 of the Salisbury library from 1 to 3. Hope to see you there.

Arline hasn't been very well this week, although she is still working on NOIR she didn't have the new (fixed) galley ready yet, as she had hoped to do. She didn't get anything done on her new book, either. With luck she should have the  fixed NOIR galley up soon.

As for here at home, we were all sad to learn that our cousin Harvey, and his cat Butch, have lost their loving lady, Sharon. She had been sick and suffering for a long time, and we shared their sadness, especially me and Spunky. We both know how hard it is to lose a human who loved you and our hearts go out to Butch. We still miss David's ear scratches and belly rubs.

Please remember to let us know if you have readings or events coming up, so we can pass on the news right here, for all the world to see. 

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

Catching UP!

No books went to press this week:

Galleys that Went Out This Week:
CHASING NIGHTMARES, by James R. Kincaid
             Chasing Nightmares, deliberately embracing terrors, isn’t what you and I are likely to do.  But you and I are not the four central characters in this novel, pretty typical college kids who sense that their lives are so predictable they hardly seem present in them.  They are determined not to succumb to the commonplace scripts set out for them, pathways that are so comfortable they might as well be padded, MUSAK softly playing.
      So, they set out from Los Angeles, trying hard to find the perilous.  They try hard to make themselves unprepared, open, desperate to vivify their minds and senses.  They make it only as far as Lake Tahoe and the nearby Donner Pass, where they do succeed in attracting horrors, certainly not the ones they had, despite themselves, anticipated. 
            But the nightmares they wrap round themselves also contain a good deal more than shivers, and the calls on their resolve demand more than simple courage (or foolhardy consistency).  Without knowing how it happened, they are drawn into a different strangeness, asking for and yet reluctant to receive something very much like love.
WINTER SONG: Poetry by Bobi 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.

Work Began or continued on the following books:
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.
RED YEAR by Jan Shapin
   CAN A RED-HAIRED WOMAN FROM CHICAGO SINGLE-HANDEDLY
FORCE JOSEPH STALIN TO BACK DOWN?
   China, 1927. Thirty-three-year-old Rayna Prohme, accompanying her left-wing journalist husband, becomes the political confidant and lover of Mikhail Borodin, the Russian commander sent to prop up a failing Chinese revolution. In a bid to continue their love affair, Rayna hatches a plan to accompany Mme. Sun, the widow of the Chinese revolution’s founder, to Moscow. But Moscow doesn’t welcome the women.

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


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

Hi Folks,
  FINAL CALL for correction to Eastern Shore Noir

 Just e-mail

 arline@mail.com

if you haven;t done so already.

I Have not heard from the following

AUTHORS

   And  I am wondering if some of the e-mail addresses on our list are incorrect. The one for Beverly Rae Lynch is old and from when she lived in MD. Wouldn't it have changed when she moved to VA?
Do you ANY OF YOU have CURRENT E-MAILs,  OR phone numbers for the authors listed below? If so, please let them know we are ALL waiting on their Response to Galleys.

GWYNN G. HARRIS

NORM SMITH

BRUCE MARJORIE JONES

BEVERLY RAE LYNCH 


And did anyone proof Harry McCoy's works? Arline has, of course, but we all know she's not dependable... 

It's been an interesting week around here.  Arline worked on NOIR quite a bit, although she can't send corrected galleys until she hear's from EVERYONE!  She didn't get anything done on her new book, though. Too bad the Challenge is over. I happen to know she will be working on it over the weekend, though.

Spunky's hair  is growing in where the mockingbirds got her. They didn't get me, though. :D
Please be sure to let me know what is going on with you. Just sendan e-mail to arline@mail.com
and put:
 "News for Jack" 
 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Catching UP!

No books went to press this week:


Chasing Nightmares by James R. Kincaid
             Chasing Nightmares, deliberately embracing terrors, isn’t what you and I are likely to do.  But you and I are not the four central characters in this novel, pretty typical college kids who sense that their lives are so predictable they hardly seem present in them.  They are determined not to succumb to the commonplace scripts set out for them, pathways that are so comfortable they might as well be padded, MUSAK softly playing.
      So, they set out from Los Angeles, trying hard to find the perilous.  They try hard to make themselves unprepared, open, desperate to vivify their minds and senses.  They make it only as far as Lake Tahoe and the nearby Donner Pass, where they do succeed in attracting horrors, certainly not the ones they had, despite themselves, anticipated. 

            But the nightmares they wrap round themselves also contain a good deal more than shivers, and the calls on their resolve demand more than simple courage (or foolhardy consistency).  Without knowing how it happened, they are drawn into a different strangeness, asking for and yet reluctant to receive something very much like love

Work Began or cotinued on the following books:



RED YEAR by Jan Shapin
   CAN A RED-HAIRED WOMAN FROM CHICAGO SINGLE-HANDEDLY
FORCE JOSEPH STALIN TO BACK DOWN?
   China, 1927. Thirty-three-year-old Rayna Prohme, accompanying her left-wing journalist husband, becomes the political confidant and lover of Mikhail Borodin, the Russian commander sent to prop up a failing Chinese revolution. In a bid to continue their love affair, Rayna hatches a plan to accompany Mme. Sun, the widow of the Chinese revolution’s founder, to Moscow. But Moscow doesn’t welcome the women.



WINTER SONG: Poetry by Bobi 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.


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

Hi Folks,
  FINAL CALL for correction to Eastern Shore Noir

 Just e-mail

 arline@mail.com

if you haven;t done so already.

Meanwhile, don't forget to let me know what you are all up to, so I can post it.
Just send 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, April 28, 2017

Catching UP!

Books that went to Press this week:

Marta's Place by C.M. Albrecht. 
   When Hal Morrison goes to work at Marta's Place he doesn't just have to deal with customers; he has to deal with love, lust, detectives, drugs, murder, mayhem…and Marta!

Galleys that went out this week:

EASTERN SHORE NOIR, a Collection of Work by Members of the Writers Bloc
   Okay, so here you are, reader, opening the page ... obviously you have discriminating tastes and a longing, nay, a desire, for a cracking good story pulsing with noir elements.
RED YEAR, by Jan Shapin
    Can a red-haired woman from Chicago single-handedly force Joseph Stalin to back down?         China, 1927. 
    Thirty-three year old Rayna Prohme, accompanying her left-wing journalist husband, becomes the political confidant and lover of Mikhail Borodin, the Russian commander sent to prop up a failing Chinese revolution. In a bid to continue their love affair, Rayna hatches a plan to accompany Mme. Sun, the widow of the Chinese revolution’s founder, to Moscow.



Chasing Nightmares by James R. Kincaid
             Chasing Nightmares, deliberately embracing terrors, isn’t what you and I are likely to do.  But you and I are not the four central characters in this novel, pretty typical college kids who sense that their lives are so predictable they hardly seem present in them.  They are determined not to succumb to the commonplace scripts set out for them, pathways that are so comfortable they might as well be padded, MUSAK softly playing.
      So, they set out from Los Angeles, trying hard to find the perilous.  They try hard to make themselves unprepared, open, desperate to vivify their minds and senses.  They make it only as far as Lake Tahoe and the nearby Donner Pass, where they do succeed in attracting horrors, certainly not the ones they had, despite themselves, anticipated. 
            But the nightmares they wrap round themselves also contain a good deal more than shivers, and the calls on their resolve demand more than simple courage (or foolhardy consistency).  Without knowing how it happened, they are drawn into a different strangeness, asking for and yet reluctant to receive something very much like love.

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

Hi Folks,
  Some of the folks at the Writers' Block are sending corrections to arline. So far she has heard from Ann Foley, Andy Nunez, Shirley Gaffney, Rita Tiso, and Jerry Sciortino George Mason and Tom Taylor 
   I also heard from my private Grapevine that some folks were having trouble retrieving the files from  the cloud locker. If anyone has questions or needs help, don't worry Tom with it. He has worked hard enough on this, Contact arline directly and she will help the best she can.

 Just e-mail

 arline@mail.com

with any problems -- and (just in case) that's MAIL.com, not gmail.

As for around here, not much has been going on. Roger has been cutting grass and Spunky kept sneaking out to play in the grass and she came back with both front shouldes almost bald. There's a pair of mockingbirds building  nest in the Pecan tree (I Saw them from the window). Arline had to put salve on her they pecked her so bad. Their chicks should have a fine nest, all that gray and white fur. She is such a baby. I tried to tell her (oh, they got me too, when I was little, but she didn't listen to me. WHAT ids it with baby sisters, anyway? They never listen to their big brothers. If I had had a big brother I would have listened. THOSE !@#$%^&*#@ BIRDS almost killed me. My Aunt Carol over at Little Angels had to come and save me. Thank goodness she was there.

Meanwhile, don't forget to let me know what you are all up to, so I can post it.


Just send 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, April 21, 2017

Catching UP!


No Books went to Press this week.

Work Continued the following books this week:

EASTERN SHORE NOIR, a Collection of Work by Members of the Writers Bloc
   Okay, so here you are, reader, opening the page ... obviously you have discriminating tastes and a longing, nay, a desire, for a cracking good story pulsing with noir elements.
RED YEAR, by Jan Shapin
    Can a red-haired woman from Chicago single-handedly force Joseph Stalin to back down?         China, 1927. 
    Thirty-three year old Rayna Prohme, accompanying her left-wing journalist husband, becomes the political confidant and lover of Mikhail Borodin, the Russian commander sent to prop up a failing Chinese revolution. In a bid to continue their love affair, Rayna hatches a plan to accompany Mme. Sun, the widow of the Chinese revolution’s founder, to Moscow.


Marta's Place by C.M. Albrecht. 
   When Hal Morrison goes to work at Marta's Place he doesn't just have to deal with customers; he has to deal with love, lust, detectives, drugs, murder, mayhem…and Marta!

Chasing Nightmares by James R. Kincaid
             Chasing Nightmares, deliberately embracing terrors, isn’t what you and I are likely to do.  But you and I are not the four central characters in this novel, pretty typical college kids who sense that their lives are so predictable they hardly seem present in them.  They are determined not to succumb to the commonplace scripts set out for them, pathways that are so comfortable they might as well be padded, MUSAK softly playing.
      So, they set out from Los Angeles, trying hard to find the perilous.  They try hard to make themselves unprepared, open, desperate to vivify their minds and senses.  They make it only as far as Lake Tahoe and the nearby Donner Pass, where they do succeed in attracting horrors, certainly not the ones they had, despite themselves, anticipated. 
            But the nightmares they wrap round themselves also contain a good deal more than shivers, and the calls on their resolve demand more than simple courage (or foolhardy consistency).  Without knowing how it happened, they are drawn into a different strangeness, asking for and yet reluctant to receive something very much like love.

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

Hi Folks,
  The folks at the Writers' Block are sending corrections to arline. So far she has heard from Ann Foley, Andy Nunez, Shirley Gaffney, Rita Tiso, and Jerry Sciortino.
   I also heard from my private Grapevine that some folks were having trouble retrieving the files from  the cloud locker. If anyone has questions or needs help, don't worry Tom with it. He has worked hard enough on this, Contact arline directly and she will help the best she can.

 Just e-mail

 arline@mail.com

with any problems -- and (just in case) that's MAIL.com, not gmail.


 I shouldn't tell tales out of school, but the whole time she was working on it,she kept telling Roger, "Boy, this is really GOOD!" and "Wow, this is the best one YET!" Not to mention that she kept losing her place and forgetting to look for typos.     

I heard from Barbara Garro and she has been chosen by tMarquis Who's Who Publications Board to receive their exclusive Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award due to her "many esteemed years of professional service" in her field"

It says that "many years" is more than thirty... Buy Gee, I wonder which field?... Business woman?... Artist?... Poet?... 

Christian Writer?...

She sent me a PDF of the whole letter, but I can't post it here, because it's a PDF not a .jpg.

As for around here, not much has been going on. I've had a terrible time with Arline, and Roger, too. The sun keeps getting up earlier and earlier every morning, but they refuse to feed me breakfast until the clock says 7 a.m., I've told them and told them, cats don't run on clocks. Cat time says it's tome for Breakfast. But they just roll over and go back to sleep No matter how hard I remind them I'm hungry.  Humans are such Lazy Creatures!

Meanwhile, don't forget to let me know what you are all up to, so I can post it.


Just send 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!