This is not a cover reveal. This feeble placeholder will soon fade from existence. But I did start 2020 by sending a finished draft of my new manuscript to the editor. I’ve also engaged my professional artist to do a real cover, which I promise to unveil in the coming months, before release. I thought … More It’s Here : 2020 and New Book
November Doldrums are over. If you read that post, then you know I struggle with getting through this dreary month. But today, Happy American Thanksgiving, and welcome to fun December. Here’s what I accomplished this month – it did seem to go by faster than anticipated (doesn’t life always?) I did get to babysit my … More November Doldrums – Not!
First Published Excerpt from my upcoming new book “First We Eat. Food, Life, and (More) Stories from Michele Sabad author of Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story is featured in the next issue of Free Lit Magazine. Volume 5 Issue 5 November 2019. The Happiness Issue, quite appropriate for my story entitled “The Best Appetizer”. … More First We Eat – Published Excerpt
Exciting news to announce : To all my friends, especially military brat friends, especially dog lovers! But really, anyone who enjoys heartwarming short stories about animals. Fresh release of “My Hero Dog. Stories of How our Dogs Have Helped Shape who We Are” contains 23 short stories, all authored and generously contributed by military brats, … More My Hero Dog
Publication Notice : “A Two-four of Tales” Twenty-four Stories from Ottawa Independent Writers, published by OTTAWA INDEPENDENT WRITERS 2019 Followers and friends of these posts know a few things about me. After all, as my real life persona of Michele Sabad, I’ve written a memoir, “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story”, which pretty much laid … More Story Published by Stevie
I recently wrote a short story based on one of the following questions. But then I got thinking about other such imaginings. This is how writing procrastination happens, which is one reason I enjoy writing this blog – it feels like I’ve accomplished something, even though it’s really just trying to unblock the more difficult … More Imagine- A Writing Procrastination Tool
Some pictures define a life. When I retired almost 3 years ago now (!) I took up writing as my new raison d’être. In year 1, I wrote and self-published the book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. Year 2 was spent marketing, which I found I didn’t hate: the signings, the … More Writing, Retirement Year 3 Begins
I entered Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story in the prestigious Writer’s Digest Book awards. Boldly. Contests can be intimidating, but this one promised a review for the entry fee, so taking a deep breath, I submitted. Below, in its entirety, is the judge’s commentary. I admit I disagreed with 2 points. Read on and … More Camp Follower : Writer’s Digest Review
First-time indie author here. Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad is one year old this week, in terms of publication date stamped inside the cover. Publication in Amazon, Kobo, the printing : all these took place before Christmas last year, in time for family and friends to get their copies. The real … More Author Marketing Year 1.
As promised, here is the second part of my article for the 2018 Spring Issue of the Canadian Military Family Magazine about my book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. Of course I’ve been inspired by reading great authors! Although I’m a new writer, I’ve always been a reader. My mother, the … More Inspiration – Part 2