Saturday, September 28, 2019

WRITING (About) Life...(Or I'm Trying To Blog More)

Yes, it's true. I'm going to try to blog more. Yes, I know Yoda said there is no "try." But moving right along:

I’ve been thinking about this meme, reminiscing, as it were. I was remembering being in nursing school and reading every chance I got because there were many, many times when I needed to be someplace else. So one afternoon in the lull between getting off duty and suppertime at the hospital cafeteria, I was reading. And that particular day, the room my roommate and I shared was the gathering place for much needed unwinding. I don’t remember precisely who was there, but there was no place left to sit except the floor and it was as noisy as stressed-out, exhausted nursing students could make it. But I wasn’t really there. I was living that “Look What They Done to My Song, Ma” lyric: “Wish I could find a good book to live in, wish I could find a good book....” Well, I had found one and I was oblivious. Finally, one of my classmates said. “Cheryl!!! What in the world are you reading!” I didn’t feel like stopping to give a synopsis, so I just kept reading, only I read what I was reading out loud because I figured that was the best way to kill two birds with one stone. I read several pages to them. “That’s what I’m reading,” I said. And one of them said, “Well, don’t STOP! Read some more!” So I read to them until time to walk over to the hospital for supper. I don’t remember the name of the book—I think it was historical fiction. In any event, it’s a sweet memory of much needed escapism and taking a bunch of fellow SNs along with me.

Monday, September 16, 2019

(The) Writing Life--THE MARINE

THE MARINE, winner of the 2018 EPIC Award for Best Contemporary Fiction, will be ON SALE from 9/16/19 through 9/30/19. $0.99 Ebook format.
Sergeant Josh Caven is a Marine, through and through. He's also a single dad who's about to be deployed again--soon! He has to come up with a family care plan for his little girl, and he's desperate. He tells himself that's the only reason he shows up on Grace James's doorstep. Because maybe she could help--IF she's the mother who gave him up for adoption all those years ago . . .