Friday, November 17, 2017

Catching UP!


Four filthy rich, entitled, spunky old broads livie in an upscale senior high rise in Mendota Heights, Minnesota where they fight their boredom by playing games, but their usual games of  canasta and poker have lost their allure. So what do the girls do to add excitement, adventure, fun and satisfaction? They invent Pop Goes the Weasel, a game where they plan to pop deserving old coots. Whats not to like about conspiring to commit murder?

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IS JESUS SERIOUS? A Garro Guide for Christians
    If, like me, you struggle with some of the behaviors Jesus asks of His followers and with St. Paul's telling us we are called to be saints, I write this 4th Volume in The Jesus Series, "Is Jesus Serious?" to speak to Christians' personal struggles to meet Jesus's and Paul's expectations.

Work Began or Continued on the following:
LAKE EERIE: Haunted Homicide, by Thornton Parsons
   The police photographer snapped pictures of the body in the rowboat. Special Agent McCreary ruminated on the initial K that Renda had written in her own blood—she had recognized her killer! Trapped in a dark future between here and the hereafter, Renda Rousseau finds that even in death, she cannot escape the weasel with the Coke-bottle glasses who murdered her family. Despite her ethereal rage, she is unable to contact her twin sister, Brenda, who knows that Renda is still at the lake house. But, why? Renda will capture your heart as you join her on her heart-stopping quest to leave her ghostly realm and join David and her children in Heaven. But how? Is she doomed to haunt the lake house for eternity? Relive this riveting tale of love, betrayal, and death with Renda as she makes her way back Home. Or does she?






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   Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy Series, a 4 volume time-travel series that is every bit as intriguing as Outlander. 


Haunted Circles: A Hannah Pitkin Griswold Mystery, Vol. 4.
   Most freshmen at the university swear that there are ghosts on campus, but Hannah Pitkin Griswold knows the truth. There is one ghost seeking help, the kind of help only Hannah can provide.

   Life travels in circles that connect through time. These circles need to meet if spirits are to ever rest. Entering her freshman year of college Hannah runs headlong into a ghost striving to complete a circle of life derailed a hundred years ago.

   Can Hannah help the spirit realign her path? Will this spirit be forever searching for a love missing since World War One?


   More importantly will Hannah herself complete a circle that has been haunting her since eighth grade?


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BACKWOODS MEMORIES, by Shelley Abbott    

Jack's News

by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
HI Everyone,
    Jack here, your favorite bookstore cat.  I heard from our friends at Writers Bloc, about their meeting last week:

Update for members of the Writers Bloc from Ann Foley.
   Hope you all are on your toes and keeping your calendars up with events and locations for November. This coming Saturday, November 11 the Bloc has a table reserved at Westside Historical Society's event at the Salisbury MAC center. This is the Antique and Collectible Appraisal with many additional attractions...something for everyone. Full details on www.HollandIslandBook.com. Let someone know if you'd like to have a space at the table. [I plan to be there, but have no copies of Noir, so I hope someone else is supplying them.)

   Meeting day, November 18,  from 1 to 3 p.m. in Seaford 
at their lush new library facility. We've invited the public to come sample a Bloc meeting. Seaford District Library and Jerry Sciortino are spreading that news. Jerry has this on The Writers Bloc facebook page and is available for directions. The library is tucked across from the Ross Mansion, if that helps.
    As for around Home, Arline is back to normal. We can hardly wake her up in the morning! She keeps mumbling about something called "Time Change." Well, whatever it is, "Time change" just doesn't make that much difference in the feline world. As soon as the birds start to sing, Me and my baby sister have to climb all over her and yell in her ear just to get our breakfast!
   Not only that, but her arthritis is acting up and she dropped the laptop this week and the Hard Drive died! Don't Worry, most all the work is backed up on the jump drive, but it looks like the new one will take some time to get here.

Meanwhile if any of you, My Favorite Authors, are going to conferences, holding book signings, or have any news or some good gossip for me. 
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, November 10, 2017

Catching UP!

No Books Went to Press this week:
Work Began or Continued on the following:
LAKE EERIE: Haunted Homicide, by Thornton Parsons
   The police photographer snapped pictures of the body in the rowboat. Special Agent McCreary ruminated on the initial K that Renda had written in her own blood—she had recognized her killer! Trapped in a dark future between here and the hereafter, Renda Rousseau finds that even in death, she cannot escape the weasel with the Coke-bottle glasses who murdered her family. Despite her ethereal rage, she is unable to contact her twin sister, Brenda, who knows that Renda is still at the lake house. But, why? Renda will capture your heart as you join her on her heart-stopping quest to leave her ghostly realm and join David and her children in Heaven. But how? Is she doomed to haunt the lake house for eternity? Relive this riveting tale of love, betrayal, and death with Renda as she makes her way back Home. Or does she?






Cover Not Set


   Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy Series, a 4 volume time-travel series that is every bit as intriguing as Outlander. 


Haunted Circles: A Hannah Pitkin Griswold Mystery, Vol. 4.

   Most freshmen at the university swear that there are ghosts on campus, but Hannah Pitkin Griswold knows the truth. There is one ghost seeking help, the kind of help only Hannah can provide.

   Life travels in circles that connect through time. These circles need to meet if spirits are to ever rest. Entering her freshman year of college Hannah runs headlong into a ghost striving to complete a circle of life derailed a hundred years ago.

   Can Hannah help the spirit realign her path? Will this spirit be forever searching for a love missing since World War One?


   More importantly will Hannah herself complete a circle that has been haunting her since eighth grade?



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BACKWOODS MEMORIES, by Shelley Abbott    

Jack's News

by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
HI Everyone,
    Jack here, your favorite bookstore cat.  I heard from our friends at Writers Bloc, about their meeting last week:
Update for members of the Writers Bloc from Ann Foley.
   Hope you all are on your toes and keeping your calendars up with events and locations for November. This coming Saturday, November 11 the Bloc has a table reserved at Westside Historical Society's event at the Salisbury MAC center. This is the Antique and Collectible Appraisal with many additional attractions...something for everyone. Full details on www.HollandIslandBook.com. Let someone know if you'd like to have a space at the table. [I plan to be there, but have no copies of Noir, so I hope someone else is supplying them.)

   Meeting day, November 18, the Friends of Salisbury Library hold their book sale and need all the meeting rooms downstairs, so we will again meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in Seaford at their lush new library facility. We've invited the public to come sample a Bloc meeting. Seaford District Library and Jerry Sciortino are spreading that news. Jerry has this on The Writers Bloc facebook page and is available for directions. The library is tucked across from the Ross Mansion, if that helps.

   The assignment for November is 500 words or less on “Travel” or “Traveling” (literally or figuratively).  
As for around Home, now that it's November, Arline is back to work on her novel. Boy are me and Roger glad of that. Roger has been practicing up on Holiday music in his daily concerts, too.

Sid is feeling better now that most of the crops are in. He had time to fix the starter on Roger's Pickup, too .They still have some soy beans in the field, and hope to finish them all soon, if it ever stops raining.  

Kathy brought us a turkey for Thanksgiving already! She's such a thoughtul and nice person. Boy, is that a big Bird! You should've seen Spunky's big gray eyes when she saw it. So all is well with us. Hope the same for all of you!

Meanwhile if any of you, My Favorite Authors, are going to conferences, holding book signings, or have any news or some good gossip for me. 
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, November 3, 2017

Catching UP!

No Books Went to Press this week:

Galleys That Went Out This Week
LAKE EERIE: Haunted Homicide, by Thornton Parsons
   The police photographer snapped pictures of the body in the rowboat. Special Agent McCreary ruminated on the initial K that Renda had written in her own blood—she had recognized her killer! Trapped in a dark future between here and the hereafter, Renda Rousseau finds that even in death, she cannot escape the weasel with the Coke-bottle glasses who murdered her family. Despite her ethereal rage, she is unable to contact her twin sister, Brenda, who knows that Renda is still at the lake house. But, why? Renda will capture your heart as you join her on her heart-stopping quest to leave her ghostly realm and join David and her children in Heaven. But how? Is she doomed to haunt the lake house for eternity? Relive this riveting tale of love, betrayal, and death with Renda as she makes her way back Home. Or does she?






Cover Not Set
Work Began or Continued on the following:

   Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy Series, a 4 volume time-travel series that is every bit as intriguing as Outlander. 


Haunted Circles: A Hannah Pitkin Griswold Mystery, Vol. 4.

   Most freshmen at the university swear that there are ghosts on campus, but Hannah Pitkin Griswold knows the truth. There is one ghost seeking help, the kind of help only Hannah can provide.

   Life travels in circles that connect through time. These circles need to meet if spirits are to ever rest. Entering her freshman year of college Hannah runs headlong into a ghost striving to complete a circle of life derailed a hundred years ago.
   Can Hannah help the spirit realign her path? Will this spirit be forever searching for a love missing since World War One?
   More importantly will Hannah herself complete a circle that has been haunting her since eighth grade?



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BACKWOODS MEMORIES, by Shelley Abbott    

Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
HI Everyone,
    Jack here, your favorite bookstore cat.  I heard from our friends at Writers Bloc, about their meeting last week:

The Bloc met October 21 at Seaford Library, in a room worthy of a high-powered law firm. Chief Counsel Tom Taylor presided. Also present were Andy, George, Shirley G, Jerry, Ann, and Seafordian Elvira George.

Our host, Librarian Jerry K, stopped by and Tom gave him a set of Bloc anthologies for the library's collection. The friends of the library had received email notice of our meeting, luring Elvira into joining us. She's interested in screen writing and poetry.

Tom reported on his presentation at the Thrive program in Salisbury's MAC Center, which several members attended. Greg Bassett was there and Tom will call and see if he might be willing to publicize Noir in the Independent. If anyone should find any error in their own Noir submission, please let Tom know.

Tom gingerly turned us to Anthology Five, asking for suggestions on a theme. Andy declined to participate after all the grief we gave him about #4, so we need to coax him into re-challenging us. Jerry was first with a suggestion: “Pets and Other Non-Human Critters.” The lack of the commercial mention “Eastern Shore” was noted, but could perhaps be stressed in our name.

Requirements were reviewed: 2,500 words (+or– 10%), or 3 poems; illustration for each submission; original work created for the anthology; first rights to the Bloc; all other rights reverting to the author. . .

George read four poems created for a poetry workshop he's been attending at SU and Rita read one inspired by her recent visit to the Gaudi basillica in Barcelona.

To BLOC Member Jerry S. 
From Jack, the Bookstore Cat
MEMORANDUM
Just have to ASK, Jerry! "Non-Human Critters???" Surely you don't include felines in that Group! I have known many Homo Sapiens with far less Humanity than Most Felines, So THERE!
For any one who Noticed, my Baby Sister stayed out all night again with Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown, the black stray who was living down by the river. He did okay this summer -- had a nice nest inside the old beached barge and caught plenty of little fish in thepond, but now that it's getting colder Spunky has been worrying about him and even tried to convince Roger to bring him inside Our House. She's still a baby and likes to play and as your Official Bookstore Cat, I'm far too dignified to PLAY! So of course thats why she wanted him. 
Roger said, "No!' because, "One tomcat per household is enough!"
Anyway, our neighbor, Dominick, has been feeding Leeroy lately, because small fish don't come up in the pond anymore after the water gets cool and Leroy was starting to look a bit thin. Nick built him a nice warm place to sleep inside his back porch, too. Bad Leroy had no trouble figuring out the cat door either.(Not after Spunky showed him what to do, of course.) 
So that's Bad Leroy, taken care of for the winter. Nick already has three Girl kitties who live inside his house, so Leroy will have plenty of company, if he chooses to go all the way inside... He still has some trust issues where Humans are concerned, though, so it may take awhile.
Meanwhile if any of you, My Favorite Authors, are going to conferences, holding book signings, or have any news or some good gossip for me. 
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, October 27, 2017

Catching UP!

No Books Went to Press this week:







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Galleys That Went Our This Week

   Finally! The last volume in the ever-popular Legacy Series, a 4 volume time-travel series that is every bit as intriguing as Outlander. 


Work Began or Continued on the Following:

Haunted Circles: A Hannah Pitkin Griswold Mystery, Vol. 4.
   Most freshmen at the university swear that there are ghosts on campus, but Hannah Pitkin Griswold knows the truth. There is one ghost seeking help, the kind of help only Hannah can provide.
   Life travels in circles that connect through time. These circles need to meet if spirits are to ever rest. Entering her freshman year of college Hannah runs headlong into a ghost striving to complete a circle of life derailed a hundred years ago.
   Can Hannah help the spirit realign her path? Will this spirit be forever searching for a love missing since World War One?
   More importantly will Hannah herself complete a circle that has been haunting her since eighth grade?



LAKE EERIE: Haunted Homicide, by Thornton Parsons
   The police photographer snapped pictures of the body in the rowboat. Special Agent McCreary ruminated on the initial K that Renda had written in her own blood—she had recognized her killer! Trapped in a dark future between here and the hereafter, Renda Rousseau finds that even in death, she cannot escape the weasel with the Coke-bottle glasses who murdered her family. Despite her ethereal rage, she is unable to contact her twin sister, Brenda, who knows that Renda is still at the lake house. But, why? Renda will capture your heart as you join her on her heart-stopping quest to leave her ghostly realm and join David and her children in Heaven. But how? Is she doomed to haunt the lake house for eternity? Relive this riveting tale of love, betrayal, and death with Renda as she makes her way back Home. Or does she?
Cover Not Set
BACKWOODS MEMORIES, by Shelley Abbott    

Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat,  
and Gossip Columnist.
HI Everyone, 
    Jack here, your favorite bookstore cat.  Heard from The Writers Bloc this week with the following news.
Ann Foley sent the following notice:

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 27, when Andy and Aleta will be speaking in Dorchester County. Luckily you will be able to catch both. Andy will be at the Dorchester County Historical Society in Cambridge at Noon. Aleta is featured speaker at Westside Historical Society's Authors on Delmarva Series at 5 o'clock at Layton's Chance Winery outside Vienna. Let me know if you need directions.

and driving directions from Tom Taylor:

Route US 50 west , Just past Vienna, left onto Middletown Branch RoadFollow the winery signs... left onto Ravenwood Toad.Then left again on New Bridge road... The winery is on the rightHave Fun!
Tom

And  A REMINDER From Me and Spunky!

Here at home, the black squirrel is really cleaning up those walnuts, Arline is making Chocolate/Black Walnut Cake for dessert on Sunday and Witches fingers for treats! While Me and Spunky have been napping --What else is new?

Meanwhile if any of you, My Favorite Authors, are going to conferences, holding book signings, or have any news or some good gossip for me. 
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!