Archive | November 2017

Guest author: Andrew Joyce – Why?

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Why do we all live in fear? And don’t deny it … there is fear in all our lives.

Why do we hoard? Fear, that’s why. We’ve all seen those people on the hoarder shows. They’re so funny and pitiful. We enjoy laughing at them. But not so fast, my friends. Do you own a storage shed? Do you rent a unit at a storage facility? Is your attic filled with worthless stuff that you’re never gonna use?

Why do we hold on to all that crap? Fear, that’s why. We are afraid that there is just not enough. And by keeping what is essentially trash, we can live in the contented bliss of having just a little more than our neighbors. Having something material and finite, when something intangible, such as love, would enhance our lives in so many different and wonderful ways.

Why do we give…

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Starting Monday 27th November – Smorgasbord FREE Christmas Book Promotions.

Sally is up to her usual “stuff”….helping authors (new and old). And Tina’s at it again, too…sharing all this good stuff. A Christmas book fair is a great idea; check it out!


Sally Cronin is a steadfast and generous supporter of fellow authors, and I am delighted to share her post. She is inviting us to promote one of our books in her new series, Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair, to begin on November 27th. Whether a new author or seasoned, whether already in her Bookstore or not, you are invited to participate. Do visit her blog and join in the holiday festivities! ❤

From next Monday 27th November all the four general book promotion posts will come under a festive heading of Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair.

Sally Cronin's Smorgasbord

Rather than just open to new releases and recent reviews this is open to every author in the Cafe & Bookstore.

This is your chance to showcase any one of your books and its best review it has received.

I will still be checking for reviews and will include as many of the authors…

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This entry was posted on November 24, 2017. 4 Comments

Facebook Tests Split News Feed

As if indie authors needed another challenge.

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As many of you have realized, Facebook has been making it progressively harder to share non-paid content. Usually, only a tiny percentage of your friends and followers (around 2 to 5%) sees whatever it is you’re posting–unless you pay a small fee to have it appear on people’s timelines. Now, Facebook is considering splitting its News Feed in two, as The Independent reports.

The company has confirmed that it is trying out the idea of dividing the site in order to separate commercial posts and pages from personal news.

Normally, Facebook’s News Feed wraps up a host of information from different sources, putting posts from pages with millions of followers alongside those from people’s friends and relatives. Under the test, these will now be split apart, meaning that pages will be put into a separate feed that people will have to actively click through

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This entry was posted on November 23, 2017. 1 Comment

Prologue from “Stranger Abduction” (A novel by Billy Ray Chitwood)

Abduct yourself right to Billy Ray’s page to read an intriguing prologue to his new book. Sounds like something my human would really like, so I may get it for her for Christmas. (Just FYI: I got here via Andrew Joyce’s reblog.)

The Author's Mission


Stranger Abduction is out of the oven – edited, re-edited, ad infinitum, and I wanted to write a bit about the book and present the prologue…you can let me know if you like or don’t like what I’m sharing with you. Just be gentle and remember, I’m part of your reading and writing family…and, your elder.

This is the second time I’ve written this book…let me explain.

In the 1980’s, on an 80-acre non-working ‘Lazy Rabbit Ranch’ in southeastern Arizona near the ‘town too tough to die’, Tombstone, I began writing on a Starwriter 60 word processor my ‘Bailey Crane Mystery Series’. There were to be seven books in the series, with five inspired by true events. At the ranch I completed three of the ‘BC Series’ (except for final editing), neatly put the manuscripts’ pages in boxes, and moved to the beautiful cobalt waters of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. STRANGER…

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This entry was posted on November 21, 2017. 5 Comments

Just Read an Article on Addiction

I was remiss in just liking and not reblogging … or my human distracted me. She must have pushed me off the laptop, yeah, that’s it! Important message from my favorite indie author.

Andrew Joyce

I just read your article and felt I had to respond. I hope that you don’t mind. And I do not expect a response. I just want to impart a bit of knowledge or maybe it might be called wisdom. I don’t know, you decide.

I was a junkie for thirty years—exactly thirty years. The only time I did not get high within that time-frame was the one time I shot some bad shit and lay in a coma for three days (I lived alone). I woke up and found that I had vomited upon myself and soiled myself (if you know what I mean). Then I went out and copped some more shit, but from a different source—hoping I wouldn’t kill myself. That is how much of a junkie I was. I got high every day for 10,950 days.

I do not know if you are ever going to…

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This entry was posted on November 21, 2017. 1 Comment

Zoe Gives Thanks…

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Zoe Gives Thanks

The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching . . . that time of year when our thoughts turn from cursing our daily frustrations to counting our many blessings. So, it seemed appropriate to use this month’s post to share with all of you some of the things I am most grateful for.

Before I get into that, though, I’d like to introduce myself to those who may not know me. My name is Zoe the Fabulous Feline, and I write stories about my life. Emily is my human; she is also a fabulous creature—sometimes. With that out of the way, let’s get to it.

Every day, I give thanks for:

• Being of the feline species (and fabulous—of course).
• Having a best friend like Bella; she’s a dog, but I forgive her for that.
• The friendship of other felines, like Burt, Belle, and Barre (almost as…

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This entry was posted on November 14, 2017. 4 Comments

A Perfect 10 (Bonus Edition) with Andrew Joyce

Author Don Massenzio

In this bonus edition of A Perfect 10, I have the pleasure of featuring Author Andrew Joyce.

Please enjoy this special installment of A Perfect 10

If you want to check out past interviews, you can find them in the following links:

A.C. FlorySteve BoseleyKayla MattMae ClairJill SammutDeanna KahlerDawn Reno LangleyJohn HowellElaine CouglerJan SikesNancy BellNick DavisKathleen LopezSusan ThatcherCharles YallowitzArmand RosamiliaTracey PaganaAnna DobrittKaren OberlaenderDeby FredericksTeri PolenDarlene FosterRobert Rayner, C.C. NaughtonSherry RentshlerLinda BradleyLuna St. ClairJoan HallStaci TroiloAllan HudsonRobert EggletonPaul Scott BatesP.C. ZickJoy LennickPatrick Roland

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This entry was posted on November 7, 2017. 1 Comment