Showing posts from February, 2021

Wendy Appleton talks about A Little Girl's War and After the War

  Welcome to the amazing Wendy Appleton who tells us about her memoires about living in England during World War II.  Wendy Appleton grew up in Kent, known as 'The Garden of England.' Now a great-grandmother, she writes about her memories and adventures in extraordinary detail. Her amusing and delightful writing style draws you in as if you were right there with her. FACEBOOK: I'm now an 80+year-old great-grandmother, and I wrote my first memoir in 2012. It was the story of a five-year-old perspective in wartime, entitled A Little Girl's War. After my book was published, I was surprised at the stellar reviews I received from book reviewers and newspaper journalists. My great-niece took it to her primary school teacher who read my book to her young students, and I received 30 letters in response. I replied by hand-writing a letter back to every student. My sister-in-law, a teacher in France, gave my book to a fellow teach

Carole Fontaine tells us about Sail Above the Clouds

Welcome to "The Sailing Yogi" and author, Carole Fontaine!     Known to some as, “The Sailing Yogi,” Carole Fontaine teaches by sharing stories of her 20 years of living aboard a sailboat to illustrate the life lessons and challenges she overcame. A successful professional graphic designer, she left the busy world of design after her health failed and sent her on a 10-year journey to search for answers and heal from chronic disease. She studied holistic and yogic philosophies and learned ways to manage her health. This ignited a passion for teaching and helping people apply simple techniques to live healthier lives and discover their heart’s purpose. Carole is a certified Life Coach, Meditative Writing, Shakti Dance® Yoga, and Reiki Master Teacher. Readers live vicariously through Carole’s journey of finding her voice, taking control of her health, and discovering her passion, forgiveness, and strength—all while sailing the ocean, diving in caves, swimming with sharks

Brenda Felber and her alter ego tell us about Captured on Camera and Mystery Island

  Welcome to middle-grade mystery and cozy mystery author, Brenda Felber  and her alter ego, Suzanne Bolden! Brenda Felber recently returned to her roots in central Wisconsin, after living away for over forty years. Brenda loves travel, especially road trips. In her Pameroy Mystery Series for middle graders, she takes young readers along with imagineer Lillia Pameroy to all fifty states! In each story threads of local history and twists of paranormal weave a mystery that encourages curiosity in young readers. Under the pen name, Suzanne Bolden, Brenda writes cozy mystery series for adults. Suzanne Bolden’s protagonists in the first two series share Brenda’s life-long interests of photography and sewing along with a curious mind. What genre do you write? Under my real name Brenda Felber, I write a middle-grade mystery series. Pameroy Mysteries take young readers on a journey t

Round Robin Blog Fest February 2021

  Can you believe we're already nearly two months into 2021? Wow! This year has been a blur for me. I've pre-released my newest book ALL THAT SHINES and wrote a play that I'm waiting on critiques for. Not a bad start to the year. Now for a little fun time!   This month's Round Robin Blog question should be fun. Our question is: Where do you get your ideas for stories? My short answere is:  Anywhere and everywhere.  I ’ ve had ideas come from: dreams from conversations I've had or overheard from seeing photographs in person or in magazines memes lines from movies or plays while falling asleep at night while soaking in the tub while out for a walk or doing yoga while shopping reading biographies street signs - seriously! inspiration from books or poems animals kids misheard song lyrics My latest play idea hit me while I walked from my office ten feet down the hall to my livingroom. I was thrilled that I'd just finished my very first play and sent it off to the art

Gary McGugan, Canadian Suspense Thriller Writer

  Welcome to Canadian thriller writer and one of my inspiring WCYR Write-In buddies,  Gary McGugan! Gary D. McGugan   I'm in love with the same special lady for more than five decades. Together, we celebrate a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, and three outstanding grandkids. Our family is close and tightly knit. We live nearby. We travel together. And we love to share life. Writing started after a 40-year career in the world of business. I’ve worked in a supermarket, sold appliances, distributed motorcycles, launched an automobile dealer network, and provided financing to help businesses grow. Every industry was very different from the other. Each company had a distinctive culture and character, but all were units of large corporations with operations around the globe. Travel has always been a large component of my business roles. I visited almost every city, town, and hamlet in Canada while leading sales and marketing activities for the motorcycle, then the automobile, divi