Wisdom From Senior Citizens

These are too cute and funny not to share.

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1. I started with nothing. I still have most of it.

2. When did my wild oats turn to prunes and all bran?

3. I finally got my head together, now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent minded.

5. All reports are in. Life is now officially unfair.

6. If all is not lost, where is it?

7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

8. If at first you do succeed, try not to look astonished.

9. The first rule of holes: if you are in one, stop digging.

10. I tried to get a life once, but they told me they were out of stock.

11. I went to school to become a wit, only got halfway though.

12. It was so different before everything changed.

13. Some day’s you’re the dog, and some day’s you’re the…

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House of the Hanging Jade Cover Reveal

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Before you scroll down to see the cover for my new book, let me thank you for your support in making The Ghosts of Peppernell ManorAmazon’s #1 bestseller for Gothic Fiction! I am thrilled and honored.

And there’s more good news, too! Secrets of Hallstead House is on that same bestseller list at #20!

It’s been a while since I posted any information about where the books can be found, so I’m going to do it again today.

And bonus! The ebook version of The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor is on sale for 99 cents at all major online retailers. Here are the links:

Amazon: Secrets of Hallstead House

Amazon: The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor

Barnes & Noble: Secrets of Hallstead House

Barnes & Noble: The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor

Kobo: Secrets of Hallstead House

Kobo: The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor

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Indiebound.org: Secrets of Hallstead House

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100 Interesting Facts about Famous Authors

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100 fun facts about writers and their fascinating lives

On Twitter we recently reached the 100,000 followers milestone. (Hurrah! And do follow us @InterestingLit if you’re also a tweeter.) To celebrate the occasion, we’ve gathered together one hundred of our favourite facts about famous authors. We hope you enjoy them! Where there’s a link on an author’s name, we’ve linked to our post about that particular author (usually part of our five fascinating facts series – indeed, if you like these facts, check out that series).

Virginia Woolf was the granddaughter of novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.

Aldous Huxley was the great-nephew of Matthew Arnold.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, lived next door to Mark Twain.

Evelyn Waugh’s first wife’s name was Evelyn. They were known as ‘He-Evelyn’ and ‘She-Evelyn’.

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How to start your own Author Newsletter

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When I started building my network on social media and created “Writer’s Treasure Chest” I was not prepared for this much more to come. There are many more challenges to face. One of these challenges is to create my own Author Newsletter.

I started research on writer’s newsletters.

There are as many hints, tips and tricks as newsletter owners, and I’m desperate to be as well informed as possible before giving it a try. I’d like my first newsletter to be a success, not some amateurish “good luck” try.

Tips & Tricks

One of the first blog posts about newsletters I read had been written July 5, 2013 by Steena Holmes. She provides a list of what a newsletter can be used for. Mrs. Holmes hands out warnings on what not do with newsletters. She as well dedicates an entire paragraph on and how to get…

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Meet Hugh’s Views & News-Interview

New blog (at least to me) showcasing photography, art, and journalism, all rolled into one. Fabulous layout!

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I blog. Amazing discovering isn’t it? Being a blogger you also follow other bloggers. Sometimes you don’t know how you ended up making the acquaintance of someone, yes I can make that joke about myself but no one else can (amnesiac rights), but you are glad you did stumble upon someone. One such person grabbed my attention not only because he liked my attempts at writing, but one day a photograph he posted jumped out at me. No it did not literally leap from the page, at least I don’t think it did. Perhaps he has sort of 3D Mac power. Yes, I am afraid to say that he is one of . . . those people.

Thinking now perhaps it was 3D and knocked the memory out of me. I do have a habit of following it  hitting my head. But I do have the memory that this man…

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#Read about Guest #Author Robert Eggleton.

Here is another worthy cause for purchasing a book: saving abused children.

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roberteggletonI didn’t have a choice about whether or not to write Rarity from the Hollow, my debut novel. Nobody put a gun to my head, but same as — the psychological need to begin and follow through on the project had become so intense that my physical health was affected. I had difficulty with sleep, frequently awakened in the middle of the night with unresolved recurring dreams of scenes. I had concentration difficulty which affected every daily activity.

Before publication of this novel, I was driving past planned interstate exits because the untold story was in the back of my mind. Fortunately, I didn’t cause any car accidents. I was making technical mistakes at work because the story was intruding. Fortunately, I didn’t get fired….  Rarity from the Hollow demanded to be shared and it gave me little choice but to do so.

If you have an interest…

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Interview – Colleen Chesebro

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Now I present to you the lovely Colleen Chesebro.  Her work will be in fēlan’s first issue!

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Please tell us a bit about yourself. 

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of poetry, cross-genre fiction, and imaginative nonfiction. Her first fantasy series is currently under production and called, “The Swamp Fairy.” The novel tells the story of Abby Forrester, a 14 year old orphaned girl who finds herself the protector to a community of fairies that live in the swamp near her Aunt’s home in Pensacola, Florida. Through Abby’s journey we learn about friendship, love, and what it truly means to be part of a loving family.  Colleen has included in each chapter a haiku poem especially crafted for special meaning. Colleen lives in the United States with her husband, Ron and her two Pomeranians, Sugar and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her creative poetry and stories on her website:

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