As with my first book, “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story“, I submitted my new release “First We Eat. Food, Life, and More Stories” for the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, 28th Annual edition. Because of 2020, I actually had forgotten that I submitted it back in April, until the email came in October … More First We Eat: Writer’s Digest Review
September always feels like the start of a new year to me. As does my birthday, in May: It’s the feel of a new season, new activities, fresh beginnings. It has never felt more like a new life than this closing of September of 2020 – the year we shall always reference by “before Covid, … More September 2020. Reset.
Ok, enough said with the title, right? Not many authors I know enjoy marketing their books. I released a second independently-published book in March this year. Unlike with the first book that trickled out via family and friends and blind perseverance from its eager hobby author who spent hours on phone calls and emails to … More Book Marketing Experiments
June both lived up to its promise, and disappointed. I’ll start with the bad news (as to finish with the taste of good.) Doesn’t look like any travel out west this summer. Manitoba is still locked down to outsiders like me. I will resist any snarky comments, but it’s hard news that I can’t visit … More June 2020: Better. Not there Yet.
This is not your mother’s recipe book…it is way more delicious.Recipe for Laughter. A review by Terry Groves. ” Michele Sabad, in this, her second book, has found the right recipe to educate and entertain. Sharing her engaging life story growing up as a daughter in a military family, a B.R.A.T. and then as the … More Not Your Mother’s Recipe Book : A Review
May 24. My birthday. I needn’t count them anymore; I don’t anticipate presents or cake or a party, but I still like my day. Something about feeling like a kid again. Such a beautiful time of year – I may be biased, but the weather always feels perfect on this day. The smell of … More Birthday Post, “First We Eat” Excerpt
My mother has been gone for over 20 years now, but I think of her often. Mother’s Day is now a day for my own grown children to call me, and to talk to my mother-in-law. But this Mother’s Day, my first as a grandmother myself, I’d like to share a personal gift that Mom … More Mother’s Day. A Parting Gift.
For a month where nothing was possible to do outside the home, I find I’m struggling to summarize April 2020 in my preferred manner of short and concise. How can I have so many words to describe so few actions? Let’s start with the obvious : In April, Lockdown against the COVID-19 virus got serious. … More April 2020. Lockdown Gets Real.
April 1 today, a new month. How to describe March 2020? It started as expected, as planned for – an exciting month! Daughter-in-law Janna was in town from out west for a short visit. My new book was edited in January, and in February it was getting illustrations and cover art finished and finally it … More My First Covid19 Month
I remember learning about basic human needs in a Sociology class in, was it high school? University maybe? Not College, that was for my job training as a Computer programmer. Wherever I first learned this concept of needs, today, with the state of the world and myself in virus lockdown, I’ve been giving it thought … More Retired During COVID 19