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National Author’s Day is today!


Read to a child. Give them books!

Urge them to read. Have fun!

I’m a children’s author,

the books are up to you & your child.


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#history #nativeamerica #stoneman

Beware the Blue Lady

Despite warning, Lucinda rides her stallion into the hills of Pea Ridge.

Alvin, son of a wealthy landowner,

offers to protect her from Samuel, a killer.

Then Lucinda meets the Blue Lady.

Anthology. #bookriders

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Poets those Anglo-Saxons be!

Lēoþ-wyrhta – Anglo Saxon word for poet is a marvelous term, related to laud-worker

lēoþ-wyrhta, m.n: poet. (LAY-oth-WUER’H-ta / ˈleːɔθ-ˌwyrx-ta)

lēoþ = song, poem

wyrhta = worker, artist, maker, creator

lēoþ is cognate with Latin laudatory

From Riddle 25 of the Exeter Book:

Ic eom wunderlicu wiht wifum on hyhte
neahbuendum nyt; nægum sceþþe
burgsittendra nymthe bonan anum

I am a wondrous creature for women in expectation,
a service for neighbours. I harm none of the citizens
except my slayer alone. (this book from hometown of my 8th great grandmother, Marie Southewoode)

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Texas banned Trail of Tears books.

I now have a banned book!

Stone Man and the Trail of Tears

Barnes & Noble – http://tinyurl.com/y4fptr67

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Just released

By Alex J. Cavanaugh

His world is unraveling…

Bassan’s father is stepping down from command. His best friend almost dies when Bassan freezes. Now, he’s being sent across the galaxy to speak at an important conference. Despite saving the eleven races years ago, he’s paralyzed by fear and doubt. Could things get any worse?

Once there, new acquaintance Zendar convinces Bassan to visit his planet for a humanitarian mission. Bassan’s special connection to ancient technology is the key to saving Zendar’s people. One problem though—it’s a prisoner planet.

On Ugar, he discovers things aren’t so straightforward. As each secret reveals itself, the situation grows more desperate. If he can’t find the right answers, he might die along with Zendar’s people. Can Bassan summon the courage to be a hero again?

Science fiction – Adventure / Space Opera / Space Exploration
Print ISBN 9781939844842 $16.95 eBook ISBN 9781939844859 $4.99

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Meet Gertrude—she steals the show in Stone Man and the Trail of Tears.

Though I am no horseman, I am a horse lover. Horses often show up in my stories.

After U.S. soldiers attack twelve-year-old Tsatsi’s Cherokee village, his family flees to the Smokey Mountains. Facing storms, flood, and hunger, they’re forced to go where Stone Man, a monstrous giant, is rumored to live. Their journey is a dangerous one. Will Tsatsi find the strength to become a Cherokee warrior? And will they ever find their family again?

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Certified horse lover!

I  love horses (but I am no horseman) so Beware the Blue Lady has a black Percheron stallion, Hellfire, who steals the show!

Lucinda spurns the warnings and rides into the hills of Pea Ridge.

Alvin, son of a wealthy landowner, warns her about Samuel, a known killer.

Then Lucinda meets the Blue Lady.


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YA Fantasy

My Magic Summer
With the Moon Maidens
By Brian Carmody
Print 9781939844804 $17.95
EBook 9781939844811 $4.99
Young Adult – Contemporary Fantasy/Coming of Age/Boys & Men
Who are these moon maidens?
Summer of ’94 and Connor Whelan is excited to spend the last three months before his senior year with his uncle in Texas. Aware this trip is due to his mom’s cancer treatments, he still hopes this will be a season of magic.
He gets his wish when he encounters three magical women one night. Claiming to be from the moon itself, bewitching Iluna, flighty Eiru, and motherly Cassiopeia are about to make Connor’s last summer of childhood one to remember.
However, his interest in local girl Laura puts him in hot water with her tough boyfriend. His fascination with Iluna also confuses him. Will the moon maidens’ lessons about joy, wonder, and hope get him through this crazy summer?
An award-winning screenwriter and author, Brian Carmody is a dreamer, a wisher, a hoper, a prayer, a pretender and a magic bean buyer. He’s had moondreams from Texas to Virginia, and now California, where he has plenty of other flax golden tales to spin by his fire. www.brianzwriter.com/
Dancing Lemur Press – http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/new-adult-young-adult
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0965XBJ7Y
Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-magic-summer-brian-carmody/1139629159?ean=9781939844804
iTunes – https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1573280572
Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=9781939844811
Scribed – https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781939844811&language=0
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58346132-my-magic-summer-with-the-moon-maidens

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Some ideas about writing picture books: Picture books are a hybrid animal—Not quite poetry, prose, song, screenplay—a little of each. Flavor it with rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, assonance, repetition, inverted word order, meter, beat, metaphors/similes, to name a few.

Write just it in time, be oh so sublime,

Add some spice, space it out, spell it out,

Or march, march, march, bang that drum,

Go not where others have gone, on your block be the first.

Have fun! This was in response to an online poll: rhyme or prose—as if that covered all the bases, but just my humble opinion.

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New release

BOOKRIDERS. From Pro Se Productions. Kindle $.99; paperback $9.99

The Best Fiction is Often Rooted in History…
The Great Depression brought great poverty and pain to the United States, even in areas already stricken with crippling hardship, like the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky. In an attempt to bring something much needed to the people of this area and to employ deserving women, a program was started that was both dangerous and revolutionary. One that took a normally stationary job, that of a librarian, and put it not only in the field, but on horseback in some of the roughest country possible.

BOOKRIDERS tells heroic tales of women who risked their lives to deliver books to isolated farms, work camps, and villages far from any city as a part of the Pack Horse Library project. Five authors inspired by the true exploits of these resourceful heroines and their brief, but much needed mission tell stories guaranteed to pay tribute to the history and inspire a new generation of readers!

My novella: Beware the Blue Lady 1938 Kentucky: Despite warnings from town folks about the Blue Lady, Lucinda rides her stallion, Hellfire, into the hills of Pea Ridge. Alvin, son of a wealthy landowner, offers to protect her from Samuel, a suspected. Then Lucinda meets the Blue Lady. 

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Book review!

Pages for Thoughts

Teen book review by Julia, a teen: Stone Man and the Trail of Tears is a middle grade historical fiction story that was sent to me by the publisher. This book will be released in exactly one month on October 8th. As the Americans continued to explore the westward areas of the United States, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 allowed the military to take the Native tribe’s land and relocate them- by force if necessary. When twelve-year-old Tsatsi’s village is attacked by soldiers and his family kidnapped, he and his younger sister are on the run. With the help of a white man named Johnny, Tsatsi must become a Cherokee warrior and find the strength to get to Oconaluftee.

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