NEWSFLASH – Story Reading Ape Publishes Book…

No words needed… please, read the post – and then the book. For our Story Reading Ape, Chris Graham!

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“But…but…but…THAT”S not YOUR name as the Author!” I hear you declare indignantly…

That’s TRUE – I’M not the AUTHOR, my Mother is, but unfortunately she is not alive to publish it herself, (she died in 2000), so I’ve published it in her name.

Today would have been Mum’s 90th birthday if she’d still been alive, so my sister and I felt that this book would be a nice way to celebrate Mum’s life and memory.

What’s it about?

As stated in the book description:

We all have dreams, loves and hopes; but what if you are a girl growing up in 20th century Northern Ireland before, during and after the ‘Troubles’?
From the poetic thoughts of our Mother, we get a sense of what it was like, ranging from humour, sadness, wistful thinking and sometimes just downright nonsensical, these are the words of one such girl.

Each poem tells a story.

My sister…

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The problem of book theft …

Thank you, Susan M. Toy for this fantastic article to warn authors about copyright infringing and the danger of scams in the writer’s world.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Close to two years ago, I discovered that my eBooks, both of them, were being listed for sale on a site about which I’d never heard before. They were not under contract to sell my eBooks nor was I receiving any payment for the nearly 1000 times the site reported my novel had already been downloaded. There was a link on the site authors could write to, if they felt their copyright had been infringed. So I wrote, asked them to take down my books, and … nothing happened. That’s when I contacted my friend Tim Baker, whose books were also listed on the site, and he wrote this blog post about our experience. Many of our friends also took up the cause, sharing this blog post and following up with more information as they heard of it – good friends like Chris Graham who blogs as The Story…

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YOUR #Free Independent #Author #Promotions Platform #Blog in 2015…

I need to re-blog The Story Reading Ape’s Author Platform! Subscribe and connect. It’s a fantastic blog – by an amazing blogger!! 🙂

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THIS IS YOUR AUTHOR PROMOTIONS BLOG

Be justifiably proud of what YOU have achieved.

As all of you know, the purpose of this blog is to be an Free Independent Author Promotions Platform to help authors (published and not yet published), introducing and promoting them, their writing talents and their books FREE, plus, providing information resources FREE, splashed liberally with light relief (humour) throughout (also Free), then spreading their fame throughout the Media.

To all the Blog Contributors, direct (great articles & series’ sent to me by email) and indirect (reblogs of great articles), Visitors, Followers and Friends who have Liked, Reblogged and shared the blog posts all over the Online Media Networks:

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

Don’t forget in 2016

Keep yourselves in the public mind and eye by continuing to send in those great articles to me 

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The 79-Word-Challenge

Yesterday I read on The Story Reading Ape’s blog about the 79-word challenge. The idea was actually brought up by Andrew Joyce who says he didn’t come up with it himself. If you’d like to read the entire post, please go to The Story Reading Ape’s blog and read the entire post.

I was thinking about this challenge for a while during further exploring Chris Graham’s blog. He had posted continued 79-word-stories by so many different, excellent authors.

They can be found here:

October 8, 2015: The first 7 79-word stories

October 9, 2015: 10 more 79-word-stories

October 10, 2015: 12 more 79-word-stories

 

By the time I had read them all, I definitely felt challenged. About 2 hours later I had entered my share to The Story Reading Ape’s Email address and the wait started.

Today I got word that my entry was accepted and published together with 5 other stories tonight at 6 pm London time.

I’m so excited!! – Oh yes, of course: my entry can be found here:

 

http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2015/10/11/38946/

 

Thank you, Andrew Joyce and Chris Graham for this wonderful challenge and all your efforts!!

 

 

 

Awww Alert…

The Story Reading Ape has them all, even the aaaawwww alerts. I couldn’t resist spreading the smiles. Thank you Chris!

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The photography is amazing, but the captions are priceless !!!!!

I hate it when he plays ” Mount Everest …”

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Menopause sucks.

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Who the heck is “Sugar Lips?”

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Those brownies were Far Out!!

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NO! We Don’t want any Magazine Subscriptions!

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There’s a ringer competing in the Hogtown Olympics.

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I’m not Over-Weight, I’m Under-Height!!

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You do have an odd perspective on things.

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Lunchtime at the Corncob Cafe.

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Okay, I caught him, now what do I do with him?

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I hate this game.

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Hi, I’m Celeste, I’ll be your Aura-Concierge today.

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Just act natural and blend in.

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Where’s my Coffee?

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Whoo -o loves ya, Baby?

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