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Interview with Sarah Elliston

1.Give a brief synopsis of your book, Lessons From a Difficult Person? Sarah Elliston never realized she was "a difficult person." She wasn't intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHT!   A kind boss woke her up with great compassion, and strength.  This began a transformation journey towards the woman teaching others how to deal with difficult people.  The book describes her experience and offers readers an opportunity to explore their relationship with a difficult person.  She offers exercises in how to awaken the challenging personality, and improve the relationship 2.What got you into writing?              I have always loved to write and did well in school and in my professional reports.  I              have always journaled and when all else fails, I find writing clears my mind.  3.What genres do you like to read? My favorite books are about fictional crime solving, and mysteries.  I like historical fiction and I enjoy poetry.  …

CONTEST- $30.00 plus autograph book (Time is running out)

CONTEST – No Fee
Prize: $30.00 and an autographed copy of I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall (a book of poetry).
Write a poem about nature. The poem needs to be under 32 lines or it won’t be accepted. Keep it clean. Any style.
Judges: Patricia Crandall, author of Melrose, Then and Now, a historical volume, I Passed This Way, a poetry collection, The Dog Men, a thriller, Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner, non-fiction, and Pat's Collectibles, a collection of short stories. She is writing a y/a thriller about child sex trafficking titled The Red Gondola and the Cova.
Linda Barnett-Johnson, Virtual Assistant for authors. She writes for Writers on the Move, has been published on Long Story Short and other online ezines as well as a story in The Color Gallery, an anthology of World’s Great Short Stories. She enjoys writing short stories and poetry.
The contest starts now, so get your creative writing caps on.
Please post it on Patricia Crandall’s Author Page –https://www.facebook.c…

Enter the sweet-smelling streets of the French Quarter

Enter the sweet-smelling streets of the French QuarterA mystery in New Orleans... "A vibrant and new voice in crime fiction--Sharon CassanoLochman has crafted an exhilarating mystery set among the sweet-smelling streets of the French Quarter. Brimming with humor and suspense, THE MAN WITH THE SAND DOLLAR FACE is an exciting debut."

 --J.R. Angelella, author of ZOMBIE: A NOVEL
Hattie Crumford, a quirky widow in her early sixties, takes her first job answering the phone in a private investigator's office. Running a little late one morning, she discovers an agitated man pacing at the office door. He insists he must see the PI immediately. In the midst of his anxious demands, he clutches his chest and collapses. Shocked, Hattie runs for help. Upon returning, the man has disappeared. Detective Hugo Gabby and Hattie's boss, Wallace C. Woodard, are skeptical and dismissive of her story. To prove it's not her wild imagination, Hattie sets out to find the missing man using o…

Help Suzanne Masefield get to #1 - 99cts - great kids book like Harry Potter Stocking Stuffer

Read more. What if you could go on an enchanted quest to rescue the Magik within you…do you have the courage to dive into the velvety pool of imagination; to travel through the enchanted forest and journey all the way to your heart.
Eddie's not like other boys, he knows exactly what people are feeling and thinking without them saying a word. When Eddie and best friend Melody travel to Andalustria they encounter mysterious creatures and mystical guides that take them on an enchanted voyage that will change their lives and their friendship forever. 
This is a coming of age story, a journey set in a highly unusual magical environment where our characters learn that their choices have the power to turn lives around and impact the state of the world as they re-discover their own tangible magik.
Reclaiming the Magic… is something every adult and child desires at some point in their life.  Join Eddie on this magical adventure…   let the fairy ferrets run up and down your spine as you journey…

A contemporary mystery with a 40s flair

A contemporary mystery with a 40s flairRead more.
"A vibrant and new voice in crime fiction--Sharon CassanoLochman has crafted an exhilarating mystery set among the sweet-smelling streets of the French Quarter. Brimming with humor and suspense, THE MAN WITH THE SAND DOLLAR FACE is an exciting debut."  -J.R. Angelella, author of ZOMBIE: A NOVEL
Hattie Crumford, a quirky widow in her early sixties, takes her first job answering the phone in a private investigator's office. Running a little late one morning, she discovers an agitated man pacing at the office door. He insists he must see the PI immediately. In the midst of his anxious demands, he clutches his chest and collapses. Shocked, Hattie runs for help. Upon returning, the man has disappeared.

Detective Hugo Gabby and Hattie's boss, Wallace C. Woodard, are skeptical and dismissive of her story. To prove it's not her wild imagination, Hattie sets out to find the missing man using only the cryptic note he left in…

Give them Tangible Magik for Christmas

Give them Tangible Magik for ChristmasRead more. "This fun and exciting adventure will uplift and inspire you. I highly recommend it for children and adults. Such an enjoyable read!"    ~Rachael Jayne Groover

A wonderful gift for Christmas! Launch Special:  Buy the paperback &  Get the Kindle ebook for 99 cents!

This is a coming of age story, a journey set in a highly unusual magical environment where our characters learn that their choices have the power to turn lives around and impact the state of the world as they re-discover their own tangible magik.
  Reclaiming the Magik… is something every adult and child                            desires at some point in their life.  
     Join Eddie on this magical adventure...let the fairy ferrets run up and down your spine as you journey  with the Squiggins, Wizards and Dromogites to release the magik within you.      A book for every age, for the inner child and powerful magician     Now is your time to embrace your own Tangible M…

Would you like to rewire your life NOW?

Would you like to rewire your life NOW???Read more. This book offers a blueprint for achieving a happier, healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. At the center is the formation of a Positive Addiction. Research scientific and anecdotal shows that just as a negative addiction usually becomes the North Star for a person s life, causing shame, isolation, and loss of control, a Positive Addiction can become the North Star that points in a different direction: toward greater peace, fulfillment, and optimism. 
We know that a Positive Addiction takes just 30 days to establish, to take root so that it can grow. The perspectives and activities in the book are designed to help individuals to identify their strengths while also accounting for idiosyncrasies and resistances. Thus, the plan doesn't care how lethargic your spirit and body, or how ambivalent you have been in the past, it asks only that you start exactly where you are, even to anticipate manageable little failures along the way and …

She will never be alone again

She will never be alone againRead more. "She Who Knows No Fear: Another Tale of the Heart, a sequel by Barbara Bras, warms the reader's soul as Cassandra establishes her first home as a married woman. Skillfully woven threads reveal relatable characters, a fun mystery, and a disaster on the island that had me cheering Cassie on as she searched for the strength to overcome her own fears. You'll greatly enjoy this well-crafted, satisfying tale of life in Hawaii."  ~ Kim Kendall, author of The Bounds of Time, releasing soon. kimkendallauthor.com   Cassie's dream is about to come true. She's marrying her best friend, the love of her life.

She will never be alone again.

But when Zack fails to return from surfing, Cassie's safe world comes crashing down around her and she begins her struggle anew.

Haunted by her conviction that her late grandmother left her something that will help her, Cassie discovers hidden"treasures" in the house she inherited.

With the …

CONTEST- $30.00 plus autograph book

CONTEST – No Fee
Prize: $30.00 and an autographed copy of I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall (a book of poetry).
Write a poem about nature. The poem needs to be under 32 lines or it won’t be accepted. Keep it clean. Any style.
Judges: Patricia Crandall, author of Melrose, Then and Now, a historical volume, I Passed This Way, a poetry collection, The Dog Men, a thriller, Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner, non-fiction, and Pat's Collectibles, a collection of short stories. She is writing a y/a thriller about child sex trafficking titled The Red Gondola and the Cova.
Linda Barnett-Johnson, Virtual Assistant for authors. She writes for Writers on the Move, has been published on Long Story Short and other online ezines as well as a story in The Color Gallery, an anthology of World’s Great Short Stories. She enjoys writing short stories and poetry.
The contest starts now, so get your creative writing caps on.
Please post it on Patricia Crandall’s Author Page – https://www.facebook…

It's not out there, it's in here.

It's not out there, it's in here.Read more. "Former California State Senator Alquist has written a compelling memoir of her Greek childhood,her years in the senate and the men in her life who taught her strength and perseverance, Senator Alfred Alquist and her 'permanent fiancĂ©', Duncan. Thoughtfully written and insightful, this compelling memoir tells the story of loves lost and found and a spirit rekindled. A compelling story filled with emotion, truth and finally ....hope."  ~Joyce Bridwell Schwegel, college friend, retired educator.



I decided to write this book after several people suggested I share my inexplicable challenges and extraordinary experiences. One woman I've known for twenty years said, "I've known you all these years and seen the obstacles you have experienced and overcome. You always manage to come out on top. Why don't you write a book and tell others how you did it? This is something people sorely need to know to help them …