Smorgasbord Short Stories – What’s in a Name? – Anne – Favour and Grace by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

In the summer sale, I gave away several copies of my short story collection free… the reason I write is to be read, and as an indie author, and not tied to Kindle publishing, I can share my stories freely here on the blog. Over the last few months I have been working my way through my books, and now I would like to share the 16 stories in this first volume.

There are names that have been passed down through thousands of years which have powerful and deep-rooted meaning to their bearers. Other names have been adopted from other languages, cultures and from the big screen. They all have one thing in common. They are with us from birth until the grave and they are how we are known to everyone that we meet.

Anne…..Favour and Grace

Anne Fitzgerald was described by her rather aloof mother, to all who…

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A Monarch Butterfly Haiku by Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

Royal Visitor MONARCH 2015 Haiku basI’ve only spotted a dozen monarchs here at the farmstead in Central Maine this summer. Recently, two delightful specimens danced around the garden where I encourage milkweed to grow alongside the flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables that we harvest. I grabbed my camera just in time to capture one of our regal visitors pirouette upon the peppermint. ~ Bette A. Stevens

  • To find out how you can help protect monarch butterflies—one of our amazing pollinators— download your free poster here:

PROTECT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES free-poster

  • Find out how to tell a male monarch from a female monarch and discover other amazing monarch butterfly facts
  • Enjoy monarch crafts, games, gardening and discover so much more

WHERE?
Download Bette’s free pdf here:

FUN & LEARNING with MONARCHS (free pdf)

Fun&LearningWith Amazing Monarchs! 2014

Maine author/illustrator Bette A. Stevens
“Inspired by nature and human nature.”

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RRBC Spotlight Author for July – Joyce Shaughnessy

This is a book you don’t want to miss.

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Welcome to SPOTLIGHT Author’s Blog Tour, its first stop, here on my blog. Congratulations Joyce Shaughnessy! I’m happy and excited to be the first to host Joyce Shaughnessy, our Rave Reviews Book Club SPOTLIGHT Author for July. I’m sure that many of you would love to get to know Joyce and her work better. You’ll enjoy the experience very much!

Joyce Shaughnessy

Over to you Joyce:

When I Decided to Write a Book

I was watching a history channel production of “The American Dust Bowl.” It particularly interested me because I live in West Texas which is definitely a barren and dusty place. I remembered my parents telling stories about the time in the Twenties and Thirties when they lived on a family farm. Their stories were exactly what TV shows had portrayed. I was a literature major and had constantly read, so I was familiar with historical fiction literature. It was…

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday June 27th 2018 – Robbie Cheadle, Terri Webster Schrandt and Paddy Cummins

Great selection of posts!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to today’s look at some of the interesting, informative and entertaining posts that I have read. Sorry not enough room to include everyone but rest assured you all provide a huge amount of distraction!!

The first post I would like to share is from Robbie Cheadle who is hosting Geoff Le Pard.  Talking about cooking with his mother and also his new release – Apprenticed to my Mother.. Here is a snippet… enjoy and then please head over to read the entire post.

Guestpost – Geoff Le Pard and cooking with Mother

Geoff Le Pard writes some of the most wickedly humerous flash fiction stories I have ever read. If you have not visited Geoff’s blog you are really missing out. You can read one of Geoff’s pieces here and see for yourself: https://geofflepard.com/2018/06/26/lost-found-who-knows-where-next-carrotranch/.

Michael and I are delighted to have Geoff over for a visit to tell us…

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 26th June 2018 – Ritu Bhathal, Janice Spina and Jennie Fitzkee

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the blogger daily with some of the outstanding posts I have read over the last couple of days.. not enough room for all of them but there is some amazing writing going on in our community.

An important message from Ritu Bhathal​ about safety for children and teenagers, when media and social networks are filled with horrifying stories of violence to innocent bystanders. Ritu has found this has come close to home in the park where her son plays with his friends… she has some suggestions to combat this and I am sure you do too.. please head over and read.

Park Wars #LostChildhoodby Ritu Bhathal

I didn’t grow up in this area, but I grew up in an era when we ran out of our houses as soon as we were allowed, played until we were hungry, and came back home.

Our parents didn’t have to…

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5 Weak Words to Avoid & What to use instead – Infographic…

This is something to refer to when editing.

American Writers Exposed

Source: http://www.grammarcheck.net   http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com

Thank you, Chris! Click photo for his great blog!

5 Weak Words to Avoid & What to Use Instead (Infographic)

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How Long it Takes to Create a Novel Isn’t Important, Writing it is. Inspiration From Author Ritu Bhathal #IWSG

Excellent article n writing life.

Fiction is Food

Do you ever feel it’s taking too long to write your novel? What if I told you there is no prescribed timescale. Avoid internal pressure by learning from Ritu.

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