October Book News

Books are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. They are humanity in print.               Barbara Tuchman

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Footprints in History combines imagination and historic events during America’s Early

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Janice McCaffrey, Author

ColoniFootprints in History Kindle Cover jpgal Period, to tell of the author’s seventh great-grandfather, blacksmith and indentured servant, James Fitchett. James stands up for his convictions and influences early education on Staten Island, New York. While Thomas Gordon, an attorney representing his brother, one of the twenty-four Scottish investors, known as proprietors, strives for an honest government in the new colonial province of New Jersey. Their wives build a bond of friendship as they experience their new worlds where not all settlers share the same hopes and beliefs.

Kindle ebook on sale   .99 October 2 – 8

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LESLIE BUDEWITZ: Launch Day! One of a writer’s favorite phrases—along with “the end,” “bestseller,” and “I loved it!” The Solace of Bay Leaves, my 5th Spice Shop mystery, will be out in paperback on October 20, from Seventh St. Books. (The ebook and audio are already available; supply chain disruptions meant a delay in the pb, but it will be worth the wait, i promise!)

Pepper Reece never expected to find her life’s passion in running the Seattle Spice Shop. But when evidence links a friend’s shooting to an unsolved murder, her own regrets surface. Can she uncover the truth and protect those she loves, before the deadly danger boils over?

Given these unusual times, I won’t be doing any live events, but I do have a few planned online. Visit my website or my Facebook Author page for details. Find the book in all the usual online and in-person booksellers, including Bookworks (Whitefish), The Bookshelf (Kalispell), Roma’s Kitchen Shop (Bigfork) and the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center giftshop.

Be well, and fall into a good book!

September Book News

“The habit of reading is the only enjoyment I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will be there to support you when all other resources are gone. It will be present to you when the energies of your body have fallen away from you. It will last you until your death. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.” — Anthony Trollope

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New Release Footprints in History combines imagination and

my kingdom

Janice McCaffrey, Author

historic events during America’s Early Colonial Period, to tell of the author’s seventh great-grandfather, blacksmith and indentured servant, James Fitchett. James stands up for his convictions and influences early education on Staten Island, New York. While Thomas Gordon, an attorney representing his brother, one of the twenty-four Scottish investors, known as proprietors, strives for an honest government in the new colonial province of New Jersey. Their wives build a bond of friendship as they experience their new worlds where not all settlers share the same hopes and beliefs.

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Feel free to wander to Jana Felt’s Bakery and Bar in Bigfork Sunday Sept 6th for an authors event. Join Deb Burke, Christine Carbo and myself for a social and an open read. We’d love to see you there. 
Get out, get social and talk about books and writing.
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NEW! Pandemic Anthology features 40 writers from around the worldBe strong

STOP THE WORLD: Snapshots from a Pandemic, published in August 2020, features essays, poems, and short fiction from a diverse cast of writers, all attempting to process this year of the pandemic.

The brainchild of Montana mystery writer Lise McClendon, the anthology, STOP THE WORLD: Snapshots from a Pandemic, sprang from the depths of lockdown, with help from co-editors Gary Phillips, Kate Flora, and Taffy Cannon, on a bleak spring day in this infamous year. Over 40 writers from ten countries contributed short fiction, personal essays, and poetry to help us understand the struggles, isolation, sacrifice, and heartache of this strange time in our lives.

Some writers chose to mine their own psyches and experiences, whether the challenges of life in lockdown or their struggles with productivity and focus. Others felt called to wry, dark fiction or poetry. Across the globe the reactions portray a similar anger, pain, and struggle from writers from the US, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Northern Ireland, Spain, Italy, and Romania.

Covid-19illustrationSeveral Montana writers contributed to the anthology: Tami Haaland, former Montana poet laureate, Craig Lancaster, Billings novelist, Tim Cahill, acclaimed travel writer, and Allen Morris Jones of Bozeman, who wrote two pandemic poems for the book. Lise McClendon also wrote a personal essay.

The anthology was published August 4 by Thalia Press. It is available in e-book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and KOBO, and in paperback from Amazon and Bookshop.org.

Read a roundtable discussion with four contributors, Dan Fesperman, Tatjana Kruse, Matt Coyle, and Sarah M. Chen, moderated by Lise McClendon at CrimeReads.com

Thank you for your generous support. All profits go to charity.

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June Book News

Stay Well                                          Social Distance

READ!!

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River with No Bridge ebook is now available through Amazon.com

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M.F. Erler

Help me celebrate the publication of “Beyond the World “, my sixth book in  “The Peaks Saga”.            erlers peaks series

Buy two books at $12 each and  get one free. To order, contact me directly at mferler@peaksandbeyond.com

WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE

Graditude by: Deborah Epperson

Over the past fifteen years I have had the privilege to know, socialize, and work with many women writers. I met some when I joined the Authors of the Flathead, a local group of writers from all around Northwest Montana. Others I met through critique groups, our Montana Women Writers group, and writer conferences. It is an eclectic group, writing in various genres, and coming from diverse backgrounds. Yet they all have one thing in common. They are all women with a can-do attitude.

The theme of attitude verses gratitude brings to mind a quote by the famous physician and missionary, Albert Schweitzer. He said,

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

This is so true for writers. Whether it is writer’s block, a plethora of rejection letters, or just the sense of being overwhelmed that comes from trying to carve out a few minutes to write while holding down your “day job” and caring for a family, I wager there are few writers who have never thought about just giving up and getting out of the business. Sometimes, I’ve felt that I was running on fumes. At these times, one or more of these wonderful women with attitude stepped in to rekindle my fire for writing and reignite the hope that the elusive perfect prose is within reach. I am forever grateful for their supportive attitude and generosity of spirit.

Thanks for stopping by,

Deborah

by Deborah Epperson

Website: http://www.deborahepperson.com

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