April Book News

BOOK NEWS FROM FRAN TABOR!

An audio version of my non-fiction Shhhh! It’s a Secret: How to Compete with Walmart and the Internet was just released.

I used a professional reader from Findaway, now bought out by Spotify, and it’s on Amazon.

The experience was almost painless. If you have the time, the right equipment and diction as professional sounding as Susan Purvis, doing your own recording is a great idea. For the rest of us, it is great to learn professional readers are an internet click away.

Things to love about July…

By Kathy Dunnehoff

Things to love about July…

Flags & flowers.

The kind of sunny heat that finally warms winter bodies.

Camping.

Coming back from camping and discovering a renewed appreciation for indoor plumbing.

Daylight until 10 p.m.

 Ice cream. Ice cream. Ice cream.

Pretty painted toenails and flipflops.

Bike rides & swimming & moonlit walks.

Garden veggies and herbs.

Bruschetta garden 2014(My bruschetta garden… nothin’ but tomatoes & basil!)

Beach reads to be savored on the beach, on the couch, in the shade of the backyard…

Happy July & Happy reading!

Kathy

Hollywood Beginnings audible cover

 

 

 

March Mad-ness!

By Kathy Dunnehoff

I have to say the idea of getting mad appeals to me, but I’m not particularly good at it. No one’s ever accused me of being a “hot head” with a “short fuse,” for example.

My specialty in the mad spectrum, if I even have one, is irritation.

The expression I like to use, from the fairly funny animated film Open Season, is that something really “chaps my khakis.”

Open Season

I’m not entirely sure what that literally means, but I sure know what sets it off…

1. Running behind and discovering the gas tank is empty. How long has the light been on? That’s the $55 dollar question, since that’s how much it takes to fill my van.

2. Still driving a van.

3. Putting a fitted sheet on the bed. Why do they never fit after you wash them once?

4. My vegetable crisper drawer which is so low and so deep, it’s where vegetables go to die.

5. My daughters not picking up their stuff in the middle of the living room.

6. Tripping over the stuff my daughters left in the middle of the living room.

7. Being robbed of a morning’s writing by the phone ringing, someone at the door, or worst of all…  my own procrastination.

8. Making a banking err that never errs on the side of more money in my account.

9. Burning the last bag of microwave popcorn.

10. Having my husband nicely suggest that I seem irritated.

What chaps your khakis?

Kathy

Hollywood Beginnings audio coverHollywood Beginnings is now available as an audiobook! (Click on the cover to listen to a sample on Amazon & Audible)