The Coming of Spring: Reflections on Pesach and Judaism by Ivy Helman

It is, I think, quite common knowledge that most Jewish holidays relate to the seasonal cycles of the Earth.  Sukkot celebrates the fall harvest.  Chanukah sheds light on the winter darkness.  Tu B’Shevat marks the end of the dry season and so begin the prayers for rain in Israel.  For Purim, we throw off our winter doldrums and let off a little steam to settle… Continue reading The Coming of Spring: Reflections on Pesach and Judaism by Ivy Helman

Meet Robyn Cain, a Twisted Tales author

Originally posted on Joseph Mark Brewer:
To paraphrase Forrest Gump (and his momma): “twisted is as twisted does”- so grab your ebook copy of Twisted Tales (or a print copy by clicking here), a Readers’ Choice selection of short fiction from Readers’ Circle of Avenue Park. Literary lies, epic yarns – it’s an eclectic collection of stories by authors from around the globe. In today’s Meet the Authors series I’m… Continue reading Meet Robyn Cain, a Twisted Tales author

Movies & Books to Avoid Watching the Illegitimate Inauguration of the Illegitimate President

I’ve remained a-political on my blog for some time. I’ve been more inclined to support and promote deserving authors than to raise my blood pressure writing about the mess our country is currently in. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you already know I am anti-Trump. I have elected to boycott the upcoming fake and illegitimate inauguration by watching movies, reading, and writing. … Continue reading Movies & Books to Avoid Watching the Illegitimate Inauguration of the Illegitimate President

Letter to the Electors

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:
It’s signatories include eight philosophers: Esteemed Electors: We, a bipartisan coalition of Americans including Electors, scholars, officials, and concerned citizens write to you in the spirit of fellowship, out of our sense of patriotism, and with great urgency. There are times in the life of a nation when extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. Now is a such time, and… Continue reading Letter to the Electors

Depression and the Holidays

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
It’s the holiday season. We’ve passed Thanksgiving and now Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s is here. Somewhere in the midst of all that celebrating you suddenly feel as though the bottom dropped out. Shopping, caroling, entertaining, parties; whatever you’re doing and wherever you are, you just feel overwhelmed.  Maybe you realize you’ve spent more than you should have. Perhaps… Continue reading Depression and the Holidays

Gems of Gratitude- Available Now!

Gems of Gratitude By The Sisterhood Alana Madden—Love’s Fate Chrissy Moon—Sharliss Christie Stratos—Intent Elizabeth Horton-Newton—Chloe’s Dream Jennifer L. Roche—A Ribbon of Rainbows Karen J. Mossman—In Distant Times LG Surgeson—The Tears of Winter Lily Luchesi—Unpunished Markie Madden—Jody’s Tail Publisher’s Note This book is a collection of short stories from authors all over the world. Some of the stories utilize the United Kingdom English spellings, which may … Continue reading Gems of Gratitude- Available Now!

Gems of Gratitude – A Review

Originally posted on Karen's Book Buzz Blog:
The Sisterhood I’m presenting this one differently to the way I usually feature books. This is the second book written by The Sisterhood. The first one was Gems of Strength which you may remember was featured a while back. Again, this book features strong female characters written by women authors and published by Metamorph Publishing on November 14th… Continue reading Gems of Gratitude – A Review

November Book News

What’s Coming Up? “Riddle“ by Elizabeth Horton-Newton will be FREE October 30, 2016 through November 3, 2016 #FREE on #Kindle 10/30-11/03 Seven years ago Kort Eriksen went to prison for killing his girlfriend Desiree. Now he’s back in Riddle and some people think he got off easy. Others, including long time friend Norma, think he was railroaded because he’s the only Native American in town. … Continue reading November Book News