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What are you thinking? We have entered Stage four Lockdown in South Africa. This means that certain industries can reopen while others must remain at home or move their office to home. This is a challenging time that causes us to rethink our manner of business.   When this year began, no one had foreseen this. The global impact of Covid-19 had changed our doing. Since I am at home, the loss of travel did not affect me as much as fellow citizens. I had lots of time to concentrate on my book’s ending. Since it is an inspirational drama, I really had to pray and meditate about the story and the message. Stories can challenge people’s ways as we pioneer through a plot and your life lessons becom...
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THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED by James Lingard


It is a fact-based historical novel set in Britain in the 1930s and continuing through the Second World War and the 1940s and 50s.Emily living with her strict parents in Halifax falls in love with Walter Lingard but on bringing him home, her father throws him out of the house and tries to force her to marry someone else. Emily elopes with Walter during the night to escape her domineering father. They start their married life in America but move back home for Walter's career at Lloyds Bank. Their lives are turned upside down by the Second World War. This is a fascinating novel set in a turbulent time, using a woman's voice on her thoughts and feelings of war. Her character grows as time passe...
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VE DAY – The end of the Second World War in Europe


The long weekend of 8th – 11th May 2020 was supposed to see massive celebrations of the 75th anniversary of VE Day (the ending of the Second World War in Europe) with the British May Bank Holiday being moved for only the second time in history to accommodate this. We are, however, living in unusual times with many countries in lockdown due to the Covid-19 Pandemic so ceremonies and celebrations will not go ahead as planned. I believe it is hoped that these can be postponed until August to coincide with VJ Day (Victory against Japan), but until then we can remember and celebrate online… (Please read this article for some ideas on how to celebrate VE Day during lockdown). VE Day in London VE D...
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Meet Michael Fiorito and Read About CALL ME GUIDO, His Collection of Stories About Growing Up Italian in Queens, NY


About MikeI am currently an Associate Editor for Mad Swirl Magazine and a regular contributor to the Red Hook Star Revue.My writings have appeared in Narratively, Pif Magazine, Longshot Island, Beautiful Losers, The Honest Ulsterman, Chagrin River Review, The New Engagement and many other publications.  My short story collections, Hallucinating Huxley and Freud's Haberdashery Habit, were published by Alien Buddha Press.  Both are available on Amazon.    Published by Ovunque Siamo Press in 2019, my book CALL ME GUIDO explores three family generations as seen through the lens of the Italian American song tradition. In 2019, I was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Ovuqnue Siamo Press. Let's C...
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles


On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval. Can a life without luxury be the richest of all? A Gentleman in Moscow is a novel full of engaging characters who surround Count Rostov as we are immersed in his life confined in the Metropole Hotel for 32 years. You ma...
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Meet Diana Jackson and Read About MISSING Past and Present, A MYSTERY INSPIRED BY HISTORY


About DianaAfter six years in the wilderness, (wandering the Fife Coastal Path and finding her way back to writing, to be precise!) author Diana Jackson is about to launch the second novel in her Mystery Inspired by History series. A retired teacher of sixty one years, Diana Jackson has published five works since 2009. Her first, historical romantic fiction, Riduna, set in the Victorian era, was published by Pegasus Elliot Mc Kenzie in 2009 but was re-launched by Eventispress in 2012 - a writer’s indie collaborative publisher, through which all her other works have been published: 2012 Ancasta, Guide me Swiftly Home ~ Riduna’s sequel 2013 The Life and Demise of Norman Campbell ~ a memoir 201...
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Meet Narrator/Voice Actor/Storyteller Nina Price and How She Discovered Audio Books--Including Mine!


Nina has narrated several of my books, and is working on more, my romantic comedy time travel FOR LOVE AND LOYALTY with a variety of British accents (she's nailing the Yorkshire accent). Her voice is expressive and animated, and her accents include German, French, Australian, New York, Scottish, and several regional British accents. She has an impeccable sense of comedic timing and sarcasm. She really makes my characters come to life--the fictional ones I made up, and the historical figures who really lived!   Nina's Story: How I Came to Narrate the Audio Versions of Diana Rubino’s New York Saga Books I’m Nina Price and I thoroughly enjoyed reading and narrating all three of Diana Rubino’s N...
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The war-gaming Raspberries who helped to win the Battle of the Atlantic


After the fall of France in the early days of the Second World War Britain stood alone in her opposition to Germany in Europe. As an island nation she was vulnerable because food and materials for the war had to be brought across the Atlantic from America, running the gauntlet of German U-boats hunting in ‘Wolfpacks’. Britain needed more than 1 million tons of imports a week to survive so it was imperative to find ways to combat the U-boat threat in what was known as the Battle of the Atlantic. HMS BARHAM explodes as her 15 inch magazine ignites, 25 November 1941. Copyright: © IWM. object/205022049 Britain had prepared her sea defences based on the belief that Germany would fight a similar s...
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When Authors Must Stay At Home


Most of us are staying home or limiting where and when we go out. Stay Home, Save Lives Order in Oregon This is an important part of caring about each other and joining together to limit spread of Covid-19 and its harrowing toll of sickness and death. Life as we knew it is suspended for a while. There is much uncertainty about when things will return to any semblance of normal. We’re not able to see our family and friends face-to-face. We keep in touch by social media and phones. Many of us are expanding our comfort with virtual interactions and learning new tricks. As an author, this “stay at home, stop the spread” reality is both familiar and oddly unsettling. It’s familiar since I already...
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Finding Our Way: Hope

Hope inhabits that sacred place where we acknowledge the world’s realities and choose to reach through the darkness to access the Light.Original linkOriginal author: Rebecca Bruff
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A Treachery of Spies by Manda Scott


A Treachery of Spies is an espionage thriller to rival the very best, a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse, played in the shadows, which will keep you guessing every step of the way.A body has been found. The elderly victim’s identity has been cleverly obscured but one thing is clear: she has been killed in the manner of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. To find answers in the present, police inspector Inès Picaut must look to the past; to 1940s France, a time of sworn allegiances and broken promises, where the men and women of the Resistance fought for survival against Nazi invaders. But, as Picaut soon discovers, there are those in the present whose futures depend on the past rem...
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The battleship which failed to deliver – the German warship Tirpitz


In my previous article about the North Atlantic Convoys I mentioned the German battleship Tirpitz. This ship was over 250 metres long and weighed over 50,000 tons with a hull made of 30cm thick steel. Tirpitz also had not one but eight of the biggest naval guns ever built – 38cm. With a crew of over 2,600 men and a speed of 30 knots it was bigger and faster than any of the opposing Allied ships, a formidable weapon which instilled fear in all those who faced her. Yet this behemoth which could have played such a significant role in the war at sea was rarely out of coastal waters and contributed little to the German war effort. Tirpitz One would have thought that Germany’s biggest warship shou...
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Meet Alicia Dean and Read About PRECARIOUS: MARTINI CLUB 4 ~ THE 1940s


About AliciaAlicia began writing stories as a child. At age 10, she wrote her first ever romance (featuring a hero who looked just like Elvis Presley, and who shared the name of Elvis’ character in the movie, Tickle Me), and she still has the tattered, pencil-written copy. Alicia is from Moore, Oklahoma and now lives in Edmond. She has three grown children and a huge network of supportive friends and family. She writes mostly contemporary suspense and paranormal, but has also written in other genres, including a few vintage historicals.Other than reading and writing, her passions are Elvis Presley, MLB, NFL (she usually works in a mention of one or all three into her stories) and watching (a...
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INK IN AFRIKAANS DIGKOMPETISIE 2020 vanaf 1 Maart 2020 – 31 Julie 2020


Ink Skryf in Afrikaans ( www.ink.org.za ) bied hierdie jaar ‘n digkompetisie aan waarvan die beste gedigte in ‘n spog bloemlesing, INKSPRAAK I, gepubliseer gaan word. Daarna word beoog om elke jaar verdere bloemlesings te publiseer. Die INKSPRAAK bloemlesing sal direk na die gala aand te koop aangebied word aan die digters en belangstellendes. (Prys sal later bekend gemaak word.) Die hoofdoel van hierdie kompetisie is die bevordering van gehalte poësie in Afrikaans. Besoek ook gerus die webwerf om meer van INK te lees. www.ink.org.zaReëls:  1. Die kompetisie is oop vir alle persone van enige ouderdom. Hierdie is ‘n (Inter)nasionale kompetisie en nie slegs vir INK-lede nie. Inskrywings word p...
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Chanticleer Book Reviews Semi-Finalist 2020

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The Prophetic Mayan Queen is a Semi-Finalist in Contemporary & Literary Fiction The SOMERSET Book Awards recognize emerging talent and outstanding works in the genre of Literary, Contemporary, and Satire Fiction. The Somerset Book Awards is a genre division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs). Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring contemporary stories, literary themes, adventure, satire, humor, magic realism or women and family themes. These books have advanced to the next judging rounds. The best will advance. Which titles will be declared as winners of the prestigious Somerset Book Awards? At the Authors Conference in Bellingham,...
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Recommended Read – A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger


A stunning debut historical thriller set in the turbulent 14th Century for fans of CJ Sansom, The Name of the Rose and An Instance of the Fingerpost. London, 1385. A city of shadows and fear, in a kingdom ruled by the headstrong young King Richard II, haunted by the spectre of revolt. A place of poetry and prophecy, where power is bought by blood. For John Gower, part-time poet and full-time trader in information, secrets are his currency. When close confidant, fellow poet Geoffrey Chaucer, calls in an old debt, Gower cannot refuse. The request is simple: track down a missing book. It should be easy for a man of Gower’s talents, who knows the back-alleys of Southwark as intimately as the cou...
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HOT NEW RELEASE Beautifully Scarred by H.P. Davenport is LIVE! Don’t miss this emotional read which tells a story of two people destined to be more!


 BLURB With her past firmly behind her where it belongs, Juliette has made a career out of turning her scars into art. She uses her skills to help others cover the evidence of their pain, too.   But some scars are too deep, too painful for anyone to hide completely.   Juliette has everything she could ever need--great parents, her dream job, the best friend a girl could ask for, and a new body to warm her bed whenever she wants. With her focus firmly on the here and now, she never expects a kiss from a stranger to throw a bomb in the middle of her carefully constructed life.   Every wound leaves a scar.   Every scar tells a story.   Her story left her beautifully scarred.   Cover Designed by...
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2020 Tucson Festival of Books – March 14-15

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Tucson Festival of BooksUniversity of Arizona, 2018 The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. Proceeds that remain after festival expenses have been paid are contributed to local literacy programs. Started in 2009, this gathering of authors and publishers, marketers and sponsors, receives up to 135,000 visitors and features around 500 authors and presenters. Each year event typically includes special programming for children and teens, panels by best-selling and emerging authors, a literary circus, culturally diverse programs, a poetry venue, exhibitor booths and...
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Book review Fubars by Paddy Bostock. Uncanny and crafty writing.


Tracing various meanings of the acronym “fubar,” the story chronicles the adventures of an array of characters from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds, all of whom strive to leave their mark—at times in legitimate and at times in iniquitous ways. Among them are Fergus Ulysses Barr, the timid scion of Britain’s selfish aristocracy, Dwayne Junior Zobinsky, the offspring of an unscrupulous New York tycoon and an iconoclastic abstract artist, Tosh, a half-caste renegade and troubadour, Tosh’s loyal—and heroic—pooch, Mutt, and their respective girlfriends and assorted parents, as well as big-world politicians and their associates. As the adventures unfold, one message emerges: wherea...
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Meet Sam Rawlins, Author of YOUNG LINCOLN OF NEW SALEM, in Celebration of Lincoln's 211th Birthday


I've been a huge Lincoln buff since childhood, and it was a joy to write my own novel about Booth's insane plot to assassinate him (A NECESSARY END). I read every Lincoln book--fiction and nonfiction--I can find. When I saw a post about Sam's book on one of my Facebook author groups, I snapped it up and read it immediately. After thoroughly enjoying it, I gave it a glowing review on Amazon (below).In Sam's Own WordsIn all my years of researching Lincoln’s life for my book, Young Lincoln of New Salem, I have found what he lost in life was worth saving in his memories. This was something he learned time and again throughout his life.In the many first hand accounts I have reviewed over several ...
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