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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Recent Publications by My Blog Friends:

I began this post before Christmas, and am finally finishing it.  I am trying to play catch up this weekend, since I have been totally immersed in changing classrooms at work, which took up around three weeks of energy beginning right before Christmas.

Lisa Ricard Claro

I just received a copy of this book from my sweet friend Lisa Ricard Claro.  I recently won it in her blog contest.  I have read her contribution and not only is it a tribute describing a special friendship of hers, but I am always so impressed by Lisa's style of award winning writing.  I can't wait until she finishes the novel that she is currently working on.

My blog friends  Sioux Roslawski and Linda O'Connell also have stories published in this book, and I enjoyed reading them too.

I started thinking about how many of the people that I have met through blogging that have become my friends over time.  Many of them are getting published often, through traditional methods or by becoming Indi/Self Publishers.  Some write for anthologies, and others are writing their own books.  I have so many books to buy and read from people that I know! 

My friend Becky Lewellen Povich has recently released her memoir, From Pigtails to Chin Hairs and I can't wait to get a copy of my own. 

Also arriving in the mail was a handcrafted Christmas card from my friend Lynn Obermoeller.  Lynn is so good about sending out handwritten letters, remembering my birthday and keeping me on her holiday list.  She is very thoughtful like that.

Lynn is published frequently.  Here she is with her friends at a books signing for Gloria Ganynor's We Will Survive.  She is in black, and Linda O'Connell is in red. They all get to hang out together.  Lynn is also working on a book of her own.  Lynn's blog is Present Letters. There is a long list of places where she has been published on her sidebar. 

This summer, I won this book from my blogging friend Sioux Roslawski.  She writes about a fun trip that she took with her son, where they had to rent him a swimsuit so that he could be admitted to a waterpark in another country.  Sioux is currently working on her own book.  

Ah, and then there is Hart.  Hart Johnson works full-time and writes full-time (or so it seems to me).  She has just put out a new series as an independent publisher, and her second Cozy Mystery is now available under her pen name, Alyse Carlson.  I am so way behind on reading Hart's books, but I sure do enjoy this lady.  Hart's blog is Confessions of a Watery Tart.

Elizabeth Spann Craig has made things easy for me on this post, because her latest post tells all about her work and titles.  Her books are super fun to read.  She also writes under the name of Riley Adams.  Her blog is very informative about all matters concerning writing:  Elizabeth Spann Craig (Mystery Writing is Murder).

Jenny the Bloggess is famous, and she is my sister's blog friend, but she doesn't know who I am.  Still, I recently checked her memoir out from the library and I loved it.  I whipped through it in just a couple of days.  It is funny, with some sad parts, but that is how real life is.  The thing about Jenny is that she is so honest and enjoyable.

I am sure that I am missing someone, but I am excited for all of you who have been working so hard and who are seeing your finished products on the shelves.  Keep up the great work!

Hey, I even got published, thanks to Alan over at Sepia Saturday!  (Alan's personal blog is News From Nowhere.)   I haven't even bought a copy of the book that I am in yet, so please don't feel bad if I haven't bought one of yours.  I will very soon.  Cary gave me some Christmas money, and one of the things that I am going to do with it is to buy some books.  

Here is the link to the book that my story of Uncle John is in: The Best Of Sepia Saturday.  Congratulations to all of my Sepia Saturday friends for all of your hard work, and for your friendship over the years.


Kathy M.

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Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks so much for this sweet mention, Kathy! Happy 2014 to you. :) Thanks, also, for giving me some new books to add to my to-be-read list!

BECKY said...

Hi Kathy! You are always go generous when blogging about your friends! And I'm glad you included yourself this time. That's really great about the Sepia Saturday book! I will have to add it to my ever-growing list of books to buy, along with many of the others you mentioned here! It's funny how so many of us are friends, either through just blogging or living near each other! Thanks for the mention about my memoir. You're always so sweet! Have a wonderful weekend....and oh, BTW, I'll be cleaning right along with ya! :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Aw, Kathy, thanks for the love. :) You've reminded me how important my blogger friends are and how much I appreciate every one of them, and you especially. You've always been so supportive, and you really are one of my girls! I love you!

Sioux said...

Kathy--You had lots of love to spread around. Thank you.

Yes, I too can't wait until Lisa Ricard Claro finishes her book.

Also, Linda O'Connell is working on her memoir, and Lynn Obermoeller is working on several books.

Thanks again.

Hart Johnson said...

Awwww--thank you so much for the shout-out, Kathy! Lots of good stuff going on!

Linda O'Connell said...

Kathy, I catch up with you now and then, and I do see your comments on other blogs. It was SO nice of you to mention me and my blog buddies. That signing was fun. Look at the static electricity in my sweater!

Do you know Karen & Bob Martell? Karen used to be K. Willings and lived in Eugene for years.

We should swap classroom ideas. I like your new set up.

Lynn said...

Thanks Kathy - you're way too sweet. Like you, I've been busy with all kinds of things and haven't been as good about getting around to a lot of blogs. Never enough time. Enjoyed your photos and congrats on your new position.

Little Nell said...

Goodness Kathy, you do move in exalted (literary) circles!

No Copying!


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