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Archive for September, 2013

A Hallelujah! Moment in a Writer’s Life

 

Or sometimes it can just be the way the mop flops…

 

Franklin E. WalesThere is an empyreal quality in life called happenstance. Some call it kismet. Nietzsche called it amor fati.  I’m from the South. If something awful happens and we can’t do anything about it, we just say, ‘that’s the way the mop flops.’ If something good happens, we say, ‘Praise the Lord’ or ‘Hallelujah!’

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An Indie Author’s Nightmare

22,000 eBook Download Disaster

 A failure as catastrophic to the author as the Chernobyl meltdown she wrote about

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 Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl

Mary Mycio

Mary Mycio

Mary Mycio self-published Doing Bizness: A Nuclear Thriller  in June 2013. She has the background for it. A journalist and the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, Mycio wrote a non-fiction book, Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl. Mycio visited Chernobyl; she speaks the language, she investigated, she met and talked with those in the know. The book was published in 2005. Wormwood Forest reads as solid and as interesting as her fiction. Not a dry word in the tome.

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A Home for Wayward Husbands

 

 

GrungeAHFWH_10_27_167_243Once in a  while we stumble upon a book that catches our attention, same as if you’re at the beach and some fool yells SHARK!   A Home for Wayward Husbands did just that.  The title caught my eye in a Facebook discussion. I clicked on the link. It took me to a giveaway. I haven’t won anything since fourth grade and that was a box of chocolate covered cherries for going to holy communion more than any other student in class. I was such a good girl! La! I won a copy of  A Home for Wayward Husbands.  

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