Dream Day was set up by an instructor at Columbia University in 2012 as a way of helping us all achieve our dreams and to make the world a better place. A better place! Get a group of people together to discuss dreams. As a writer, I like other authors certainly hope our novels will be as wildly successful as Harry Potter or Game of Thrones. We dream every day about that and use celebrations like this to keep us focused on our goals.
What can you do?
Talk with each other about achieving full potential or things that can be done to help the less fortunate.
Come up with an inspiring dream, then work out an action plan to make it happen, and to help everyone else achieve their dreams too.
It is so simple, and there lies its beauty: All you have to do is… dream!
About Making things Happen? I hope this is the start of some big news. I've been attending Virtual Fantasy Con since 2014, putting my books out there and making friends. Because I know you go NOWHERE without the shoulders of fellow writers on which to stand, I started in July of 2016 with this blog. I would promote two authors a week and give them my shoulders. I would also write about writing and give readers a peek at books I have written and stories yet to come. An important part of self-promotion (Since few will do it for you) is to nominate self and friends for awards.) Is it a popularity contest? Darn tootin' But people won't vote for you if they don't know your name. If they know your name and have seen small bits of your writing they might be more inclined to buy and read your book. I'm discovering that BY FAR works better than an astonishing blurb or a smashing cover. At any rate, here is what happened because of your gratitude and your vote. Thank You all.
Dreams or dream states can come to us at night during REM sleep. They can arrive as flashes of insight when we drift off in a moment of drowsiness. Dream states can be brought on through hypnosis, trances, certain drugs, and meditation. The Ancients knew this and used these states to relay the messages of the gods to those who asked. Here are excerpts from an article I found a few months ago.
"Ever since the late 18th century when Frans Anton Mesmer brought the use of hypnosis (mesmerism) as a therapeutic tool to the attention of the public, therapists have been using it as a powerful tool to help them with suggestion therapy.
If we look back into ancient history, we will find that the trance like state that we call Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years. In fact, from the study of primitive peoples’ religious and healing ceremonies there exists the elements essential to place people into a hypnotic state.
By rhythmic chanting, monotonous drum beats, together with strained fixations of the eyes, the village shaman or priest is able to induce catalepsy of the body. This helps to give the shaman the appearance of having magical and mystical powers given to them by the gods. Today we call it suggestion therapy.
Sleep Temple or Dream Temple Therapy If Mesmer were to be called the Father of Hypnosis, then the great, great —- grandfather of Hypnosis could arguably be the ancient Egyptian priest, Imhotep. (I-em-hotep, he comes in peace)
Hypnosis, suggestion therapy can be traced back over 4000 years to ancient Egypt. The Egyptians used healing sanctuaries to heal people with all sorts of problems, both physical and mental, most of which today would be classed as psychological problems. These healing sanctuaries were called “Sleep or Dream Temples.” In these temples, the sick person was put in to a trance like sleep; priests and priestesses then interpreted the person’s dreams to gain knowledge about the illnesses and to find a cure for the illnesses.
The tradition of temple sleep dates from the time of Imhotep. The ancient Egyptians worshiped the priest Imhotep and dedicated Sleep Temples to him; he is the earliest known physician. He was the physician vizier, architect and priest, to the pharaoh Zoser (2650 – 2590 B.C.). Imhotep built the step pyramid, which is the first pyramid."
Healing would take place whilst the person being cured was in a deep trance like sleep. This sleep would come about by the power of the priests, who used chanting and magical spells to put the patient into a trance. This trance state was known as incubation; incubation is derived from the Latin, In (on) cubare (to lie down). A person could be kept in this state for up to three days, during which time the priests using suggestions would help the person, through their dreams, to make contact with the god, thus helping them to obtain a cure for their illness. The temples were a place of spirits, and mysterious powers, a place to find mental and physical healing.
This was a power that the priests knew from ancient times. The priests, who used secret rituals, incantations and traditions for therapeutic purposes, preserved this power; they were part priest, part physician, and part shaman. They were skilled in the interpretation of dreams; they were also skilled in the use of medicinal herbs.
Over time the priests developed a greater understanding of herbs and their use. They started to move away from the sole use of dream interpretation and suggestion therapy, using their growing knowledge of herbs; they started to develop unguents, tinctures and medicines. Whilst dreams in their early forms involved a direct visit from the god, over time the dreams became more metaphoric, the dream became symbolic of the person’s problems. The attendants became dream interpreters, from these interpretations the priests would make up prescriptions for medicines. Over the past 4000 years, the Sleep Temple, the Priest and Dream Sleep, have slowly evolved in to what has become modern Doctors, hospitals and medicine.
The Romans also adopted the use of healing sleep/Incubation Temples throughout their Empire. The Romans dedicated their Sleep Temples to the god Apollo – Æsclepius. Sleep Temples even got as far as Britain. Even now in the UK, you can visit a Roman archaeological site at Lydney Park, Lydney, Gloucestershire, where you can see the remains of a Sleep Temple.
Sir Mortimer Wheeler excavated the Lydney Temple complex in 1928. One of Sir Mortimer’s assistants was the young Professor J.R.R.Tolkein, who went on to write “Lord of the Rings”; it has been suggested that he based Middle Earth on the landscape surrounding the Temple.
Post-Script: Maybe today’s Hypnotherapists consulting rooms can be viewed as the modern equivalent of the Sleep Temples, the couch a Klínè? But remember, “leave the healing god stuff, to a higher being.”
Here's the full article:
http://www.cuyamungueinstitute.com/articles-and-news/hypnosis-in-ancient-civilizations/ (Maybe) Hypnosis in Ancient Civilizations
At the end of Children of Stone Book 1 Voices in Crystal, Marai is required to go into a similar deep three day trance. The purpose of the trance to place each student at rest in a mock burial box and to assist in opening the senses to the messages of the gods. It's part of a temple education and knowledge of the skill will open his thoughts. He knows the ritual has been corrupted and that his teacher Hordjedtef intends to kill him, but submits to it anyway. The priests use an herbal concoction tailor-made for him because of his great size. The elder's younger assistant Wserkaf, his younger assistant, warns him of the elder's intent. (edited for spoilers)
"Caressing the smooth edge of the box, the sojourner nodded he would stay.
Hordjedtef nodded to a nearby priest to pour a fine white powder into the alabaster cup.
Stars... it glimmers Marai observed, knowing he was already fading. Now follow it with honey and stir. Marai focused his attention on the brew being prepared and on the shadows of the men dancing like living wall paintings in the glowing red of the braziers' embers.
The sojourner noticed that Wserkaf's hands shook so much when he offered the drink that he almost dropped the winged beaker. "This was called “Ben”, or "What Then Is It", the younger priest told him. "...a white powder dissolved in sweet water. When you drink this you will be one with the god Asar and be nourished by the Bread of Life." Marai had been quickly taught that he would feel the death of his flesh and be close to death himself. Symbolically, he would become Asar, hence the face full of green paint.
Oh, but this is different if it is “Ben” at all. he knew the mixture was not supposed to be thick or green and foamy. This is full of poison.
The sojourner sat like a meek peasant, only half-listening to the invocation and feigning his gratitude as the elder explained how the drink would calm any initial psychic discomfort over the actual entombment process.
He drank the green-tasting liquid and found it had been mixed with so much honey that it didn't want to go down. Out of one eye he saw old Hordjedtef's hard composure fading into eagerness as urged him to swallow the shivery, galling substance...to suck the syrup lining in the beaker and to make sure he got the last of the sticky dregs.
As he finished, he sensed the younger assistant's frustrated thoughts.
Goddess...god... There is nothing I can do for you now. Save yourself if you still think you know how.
I have to make him believe he's won. Marai silently explained. I will need you to be open to me, in case I need help. Go tell my wives what's happened. Tell them to be ready to leave Ineb Hedj at a moment's notice, before the old bastard can get his claws in them, then check on me when he's stopped suspecting your treachery. He silently bid Wserkaf farewell.
The elder's eyes were trained on him, as Marai returned the empty beaker and lay back, with his arms folded across his chest in the pose of the dead king, tightly fitting into what should have been an ample box.
When Wserkaf and two of the priests unfastened the fat hemp ropes, the lid dropped quietly, but firmly into place.
For a long time the priest's spellbinding dirge went on, still audible, but faint as a whisper.
Be Aware of me, O God;
If you know me, I will know you.
Be Aware of me, O God;
Of me it is said: "He who has died.
"Be Aware of me, O Ra;
If you know me, I will know you.
Be Aware of me, O Ra;
Of me it is said: "He has been completely destroyed.
"Be Aware of me, O Djehut;
If you know me, I will know you.
Be Aware of me, O Djehut;
Of me it is said: "He who rests alone.
"Be Aware of me, O Har-Sopd;
If you know me, I will know you.
Be Aware of me, O Har-Sopd;
Of me it is said: "Miserable One.
"Be Aware of me, O Dweller in the Netherworld;
If you know me, I will know you.
Be Aware of me, O Dweller in the Netherworld;
Of me it is said: "He who wakes healthy.
"Be Aware of me, O Bull of the sky;
If you know me, I will know you.
Be Aware of me, O Bull of the sky;
Of me, it is said: "This star of the Lower Sky.
The wording of the immortal texts had been committed to the flawless memory of the priests. It was at once beautiful and rapturous, but he felt the poison starting to move through him. It made the sojourner feel burning heat throughout his body. Marai panted, but quickly realized the air in the box would be used up if he continued his rapid breathing. He was scaring himself. The old man would win.
Last week You met Kayla Matt and learned about her novels. This week let's get to know her character Travis .
1. Go ahead and introduce yourself.
Hey! Name’s Travis. Last name: Malone. And I’m part-monkey.
2.Tell us where and when were you born.
So, I was born right here in Hell Bent, PA. As for when, I know my birthday’s October 10th (and if people send me cake, that’d be freaking awesome!). As for the year…1985, I think?
3. How would you describe yourself?
Hm…well, I guess I’d say that I’m kind of a freak of nature. Not getting down on myself, or anything, but it’s kind of a fact that I’m used to. I’m a monkey-human hybrid that can’t die for whatever. People have tried. Key word here being tried. I just keep on coming back.
That said, I’m happy with what I am. I also tend to love my friends and family. If you want me to describe how I look? I’d say I’m freaking adorable: big green eyes, long red hair, nice little six-pack…the one thing I hate about my appearance is my nose. That thing’s way too big, if you ask me.
4. Tell us about where you grew up.
Thing about Hell Bent is that there are labs EVERYWHERE around here. And not all of them are shy about “volunteering” people for their experiments, if they stand out enough. Or if they happen to be homeless. Or commit a crime.
The whole thing about standing out enough only applies to genetic experiments like me. I hear a bit about federal laws and wonder why it is we don’t seem to follow all of those here. Turns out, this place was a dumping ground for old-timey mad scientists. Like apparently, some dude tried to bring Washington back from the dead…I guess he was the founder? Anyway, science is a big thing here. Our schools are huge buildings made to look like…I think they’re called Tesla coils? Hell, that’s even the name of any sports teams they have: The Tesla Coils. Never got into sports, though. By the time I was old enough to play, they thought my monkey traits would give me an unfair advantage.
5. How old are you?
Uhhhhhh…[takes a few minutes to count that] About 31. 32 as of October.
6. Did you have a happy childhood? Why/why not?
HELL NO! Here’s the thing…my little sister Gemmy and I lived with an abusive a-hole we called our “dad”. I can’t bring myself to call him that. That bastard will only ever be Walter to me. He really hated Gemmy, blaming her for killing our mother (mom died in childbirth). He hated me for stepping in to defend her anytime he’d start screaming at her, or even worse, physically hurting her. There was one time when I was ten, and I’d gone out when he didn’t want me to. He pulled us out of school and put us under some kind of house arrest for three years. It would’ve been longer, but then came the night that he started chewing my sister out for no good reason. He even broke her arm. He tried to find some way to avoid any blame for it. I punched him in the throat, he kicked us out, and we kinda wandered the streets for a few days.
We waited for one of the labs to pick us up, but instead, we were met by this one nice lady with cat ears and a tail. She took us in, eventually altered our DNA to make us both part-monkey (only after asking us, of course)… Her name’s Dr. Serena Taylor. Gemmy and I just call her “Mom” nowadays. So my childhood sucked…but my teenage years were a LOT better!
7. Past/ present relationships? How did they affect you?
I used to be in a relationship with this woman named Sloane. She was my girlfriend back in college, and things went pretty well between us for a while. But then came the day she broke up with me… I forget if it was due to my being part-monkey or because of my regeneration, but either way, I ended up punching a hole in the wall of the apartment I was living in with Spencer. I can get it if she didn’t want to be in a relationship with me due to plain incompatible or whatever. If a relationship doesn’t work out because of who someone is, then fair enough… But she broke up with me for WHAT I am. It was devastating…but we’ve actually managed to remain friends. Like, enough that when she offered me a job at her new comic shop, I jumped at the chance. It felt weird because of our relationship, but I do love comics. And from there, we’ve gotten to be friends again.
My current relationship is with this one woman named Ivy. She’s friends with my aunt Beast, and works as an assassin with her and her sister Yvette. Ivy’s a good ten years older than me, but she can read minds. I had a crush on her from the first time I saw her, when I was, like, fifteen. She told me “Maybe when you’re older…”. I didn’t think anything would happen between us, and to be honest, I was fine if it didn’t. We didn’t talk much, anyway. Not until after the whole thing with Jesse started… She, Yvette, and my aunt showed up to help deal with the fallout. We started talking a bit more, started to get along…
After that year that I was stuck with Jesse, Ivy was there to help me recover. She helped fight those new demons created by what she did to me. I guess she probed further into my mind when she did, liked what she saw of my mind and personality and such, because we’ve been together ever since. She understands me, and I’m there for her when things go horribly wrong in her own life.
8. What do you value above all else in life?
Friends and family, definitely. I’d probably die for any of them…actually, I’ve done that a few times.
9. What are you obsessed with?
Either comics or food. But to be fair, I need to eat as much as I do because of the regeneration.
10.How do your beliefs make life better for yourself and the people you care about?
Beliefs…Well, I don’t believe in hurting innocent people, so there’s that. I also don’t believe in backing down from an enemy. Not sure if that helps anyone or hurts them, but seeing someone get annoyed with me for it definitely entertains me!
11. Biggest fear?
Outliving everyone I care about because of the regeneration. I keep coming back from the dead. What if there comes a day when Spencer (or even worse, Gemmy) starts to develop wrinkles and gray hair, and I don’t look a day over 26? What if I have to be the one to bury everyone I love?
12. What line will you never cross?
I’d never kill an innocent person…hell, I hope to avoid having to kill anyone. But I have my exceptions. Jesse’s the big one.
13. What is the best thing that ever happened to you? The worst?
The best is probably when Gemmy and I got adopted. Mom’s a little weird sometimes, but she cares about us. Did you know that our time with her was the first time we’d ever slept in real beds? A real step up from a closet floor! The worst…that’d be after my nephew was born. The birth of the kid itself wasn’t horrible. Disturbing to watch, but he’s the sweetest kid I know. No, it was when I headed out of the hospital. I was planning to grab some food, but then Jesse attacked me. She drove me to New York (Did you know it’s not just city? I didn’t…damn, was I wrong!). She kept me there for about a year (told me it was more like two), wouldn’t let me eat enough to stay healthy, kept forcing me to sleep with her…
By the time I was saved and brought home, she’d turned me against everyone I care about.
14. Most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
So there was once a day at work where they learned that I go commando on a regular basis…the khakis that I sort of have to wear for work split. Not down the back, but in the front. Thankfully, no customers noticed, but some of my coworkers did…
15. Biggest secret?
If I said that, would it really be a secret anymore?
16. What is the one word you would use to define yourself?
17. What is your current goal?
To keep that McManus son of a bitch from hurting Spencer again.
My Dream Vision
Every March I choose a Facebook Background to salute the Aries Zodiac Sign. That's just one reason I post it. Another reason I use the image is because, minus the steampunk dragon (which is cool) the scenario mirrors one of two powerful trance dreams I had in college. The first was of morning in the suburbs. It was bright and sunny. The houses had been painted yellow with white window trim. On the lawns were dozens of dead bodies. Soldiers loaded down in combat gear were quietly covering bodies with newspapers. There was no compassion or emotion on their faces. I know the dream was symbolic and can only think of the media and the way it covers things.
The second dream was in the context of a past-life regression. I was in a cave in the mountains. Others were with me, family and friends. Although I could not see our clothing well, I sensed simple flowing garments, some pale, and some brightly colored. Gradually more people scrambled in and huddled sown. "Don't look at it!" I screamed "the light will kill you." But the shock wave came. Rock fell from the ceiling in fortunately small amounts. When some of the light faded, I stole a glance. The sky was on fire and the air itself seemed to be burning. What had been a wonderful golden, silver, and alloyed city with sparkling walls was either burning or melting. In the cave, people were screaming and crying for the dead outside - friends and family, but I sensed it was an illusion being fed to us by something in control of the event (So now that I think of it, the steampunk dragon even makes sense) The burning went on for days. Gradually those in the cave began to think they should leave. Despite my pleas one girl with curly light brown hair ran off and as soon as she exited, she vaporized. I later recognized her as a friend who died young of juvenile diabetes. We called her "Fire dancer" when she was alive. We stayed inside, banded together, but gradually more and more people chose the exit. An inner voice (male) interpreting the dream said "You are a fool. This is your fault. You will be bound to this plane until it is resolved. Few will survive. You will. Observe the burning of Stronnie-lay terra, the melting of the pillars holding up the world." At that more people left. I stayed and woke. Later on, in my research, I discovered that "Stronnie-lay" might be Stronghyle. Was "terra" actually Thera, an island in the Mediterranean that blew sky high between 1600-1500 BC? Some scholars point to it as having been the basis for the story of Atlantis. Stronghyle means round island and before the explosion it was round and had concentric harbors. As for pillars holding up the world? They are usually Atlas figures holding up temples in ancient art. They are called Atalantes. As for my dream...was it a past life, a symbol of things to come, or a little of both? Only time will clear that up.
And now introducing Mandi Jourdan!
1. Who are you as a person? (brief bio paragraph)
In general, I’m a proud nerd. I grew up reading and playing pretend versions of my favorite books and films, and that turned into wanting to write stories and novels based on my ideas. I’ll fight anyone for the title of the biggest Harry Potter fan ever. In college, I wrote and performed adaptations of the first two Potter books in the style of Shakespeare. I’m convinced I should’ve grown up in the 1980s because I’m obsessed with rock music from that decade.
2. How long have you been a writer?
I’ve been writing since kindergarten, though I started taking more of an interest in second grade. In sixth grade, I started writing my first version of my novel Lacrimosa, which I’ve just recently rewritten for roughly the fourth time and am performing in and directing in play form in the spring.
3. Are you Traditionally or Indie published? If not yet, what are you considering?
A bit of both. I’ve had work in a number of magazines and anthologies, some from larger presses and some from Indie presses. I’m also the co-founder of Bloodstone Press, which is a small publishing house.
4. What writers inspired you? Favorite Authors?
J.K. Rowling has been the most influential, but I’ve also been influenced by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Orson Scott Card, Cassandra Clare, and P.C. and Kristin Cast. They’re all among my favorite authors.
5. What is your book/series about (elevator speech or quick tweet post)
Mages and the Born vampires have hated each other for essentially all of history, since Artemis and Apollo (respectively) created them. The Born think it’s their birthright to hunt as they please with no real regard to how many people they kill, and the mages think it’s their job to keep the vampires in check. This would work, in theory, but the mages at large have become corrupt and care more about the glory of the hunt than they do about justice. In Immortal Dissent, which is a collection of short stories set in this universe, we see inside the personal lives of several people on each side.
6. What is the setting and genre? The collection spans from the 1600s to the present day, as it shows a series of interconnected stories and characters, some of whom have been around for a very long time. It’s YA fantasy with quite a bit of darkness to it.
7. Who is your favorite character from your book and why? It has to be Julian. He’s been raised to follow in his father’s footsteps as a warrior in the service of Lysander, who is leading a huge conspiracy to overthrow the Born government and have his people destroy the mages. Julian can fight when he needs to, and he isn’t afraid to kill when it serves a purpose. But he’s vastly more concerned with Vanessa, his longtime friend with whom he’s just starting to realize he’s fallen in love. She’s in an
arranged engagement, and Julian is determined to free her from that. He’s grappling with what it means to be a monster and if he can still be a good person even if he’s a killer.
8. What character is most like you?
Vanessa. We’re similar in our desire to do what we think will make everyone happy even if that means ignoring our own happiness, and if I were in this world, I would be more inclined to sit on the sidelines than throw myself into the war.
9. If you had a supernatural power, what would it be? I would love telekinesis. Moving things with my mind would save so much hassle. I considered telepathy, but I think knowing what people are thinking would be too overwhelming.
10. Would you say your book has a message or underlying theme? What is it?
I’m trying to show that people aren’t clear-cut as good or evil and that isolating ourselves into groups that hate other groups is never a good idea. By having mages turned into vampires and alliances forming that way, I want to demonstrate that people have more similarities than they often realize and that working together with people you may not always agree with can be incredibly beneficial. The same applies to making the vampires patriarchal and mages matriarchal; I want people to realize that neither is ideal and that societies function better when everyone is allowed to do what they’re talented at and when we aren’t forced into certain roles.
11. How are you marketing your book?
I’m using primarily social media and word-of-mouth (through my MFA program). I’m hoping to do readings sometime in the near future.
12. Is there one person past or present you would meet and why? Marie Antoinette. I’ve done quite a bit of research on her for school, and I think she’s often misunderstood. I would love to get her side of the story.
13. A wonderful thing has happened! Hollywood wants to make a movie of your book! You get to pick the actors & actresses. You want________________for your lead characters.
Ideally, I would want Alex Pettyfer as Julian, Gabriella Wilde as Vanessa, Jessica Chastain as Hecate, and Famke Janssen as Dahlia, just to name a few.
14. What music do you hear (what songs) remind you of your story? Each character has their own set of songs. “Immortals” by Fall Out Boy and “Emperor’s New Clothes” by Panic at the Disco can be applied to this set of characters at large, but I have extensive playlists for particular characters and relationships, and I listen to those depending on which ones I’m writing.
15. What Favorite foods
Macaroni and cheese tops the list. Any kind of pasta is an automatic favorite.
16. What makes you laugh/cry?
Arrested Development always makes me laugh. My boyfriend is pretty fantastic at that, too. I’ve never been good at humor, and I’m always impressed when people are. I cry at quite a few movies (more than I should probably admit).
17. What do you want written on your head stone and why?
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” from Wuthering Heights. I’m a definite believer in soulmates, and I think finding that connection to one person who shares your likes and loves and supports you is one of the most valuable experiences in life.
18. Other than writing do you have any hobbies?
I’m a cat mom, and I draw when I have the time.
19. What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
All of the Harry Potter films, the Nolan Batman movies, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Road to Perdition, and anything X-Men.
20. If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done? When I was younger, I was very into archaeology, paleontology, and Egyptology. I would’ve loved to do something involving excavation and learning about the world before we got here, in terms of culture (specifically Ancient Egypt and the pyramids) or the life that existed before us.
21. What are you working on right now?
I’m adapting Warhawks, a sci-fi novella, into a novel; writing Veritas, the sequel to Lacrimosa, which my university is performing as a play in the spring; and writing Bloodlines, the sequel to Blood and Fury, which is the first novel in the series with which Immortal Dissent coincides.
22. What future plans do you have in writing?
I want to keep going with the world I’ve been working with in Blood and Fury and Immortal Dissent and the Shadows of the Mind Universe, which is where Lacrimosa is set.
23. What links or website do you have? List them below.
For untold years, the vampires created by Apollo and the mages created by Artemis have been at war. The two races were blessed with gifts, each designed to keep the other in check as the vampires fed on blood to survive and the mages hunted vampires to keep them from causing too much harm to the world at large.
Over the last few centuries, many mages have been corrupted by the glory of the hunt while certain members of the Born, the vampiric elite, have been planning a new world in which they will be unrestricted by their hunters—no matter how many people they have to kill to see that world brought to life.
Within this collection of stories and historical documents from both sides, blood feuds span hundreds of years, families are torn apart by death and betrayal, and a series of young men and women struggle to find their place in a war that it seems no one can win.
The September Party Hat Winner of a free e-book of Voices in Crystal (not a mobi copy, a REAL e-book) is Catharine Ollar Plunkett who turns out to be one of my oldest friends.
We met in choir in college and soon she became one of my band of crazies who were studying spirit world - Her focus is the Celtic realm. We joined Society for Creative Anachronism where wse essentially channeled our characters into live action (Who knew?) Cathy bought an early print book but wanted to get the later revised e-book. Here we are back in the day. (1974) Me, Buddy (RIP) Cathy and Annette who co-thought all the early ideas and for the stories.
The next drawing will be October 23. Want to win & get a book? Like my writing posts = 1 point Comment, share, follow = 2 points New categories: Tell me what you liked about the current blog = 2 points Buy my book & show me the screen shot or post a review on Amazon/Goodreads = 5 points.
I'm a little late but these are still fairly new! If I have not interviewed you and you see your name DO get in touch.
August Releases this week, next week September.
Author of Unbending Soul of a Lion MIchael Shina Crown Publication Date: August 5, 2017 https://www.amazon.com/B-X-Conspiracy-Michael-Shina-Crown-ebook/dp/B074M1DGBK/ref=la_B00K3VM5UY_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506255934&sr=1-1
Next week: A review of Bronx Park East by John Pasquale a No-Holds-Barred autobiographical set of 40 short stories presented as chapters of a childhood "On the streets". September Releases, World Architecture Day, Mandi Jourdan's Vanessa and award winning Brhi Stokes