A small selection of posts I have enjoyed and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.. also today a special offer from Bette A. Stevens for her children’s book Amazing Matilda.. details at the end of the post.
The first post today is from the wonderful storyteller Joy Lennick and shares a post from her archives that celebrates an award she received for a short story she submitted in the town in Spain where she lives.
How well do you know the history of where you live?
A willing victim of the writing bug – there really is no cure – and having retired to Spain, I viewed the alphabet with positive eyes I’ll have you working your butts off shortly, I threatened, as any self-respecting writer would.
Recently roped in with other members of The Torrevieja Writing Group, I soon felt at home and enjoyed the company of like-minded people. Open to what was happening locally, I was aware of a writing competition announced by Torrevieja’s Ayuntamiento – great word – Town Hall. It was to be the First International Short Story Competition ever held, so I read the history of the town and wrote a story about its past and the precious commodity for which it is widely known: namely that white substance we can’t do without, Salt.
Head over to enjoy the wonderful excerpts from Joy’s entry – Worth its Salt:Joy Lennick – Short Story Competition
Time for some news and a request for help. Patty Fletcher has moved across to a self-hosted site to enable her to build both her support for the authors who she works with and to increase functionality for the specialist software she needs to manage a site. Unfortunately, at this current time neither her followers or her statistics have made it across. Patty is asking if you would kindly head over to follow her again on the new site and there are two ways you can do this.
Click on the ‘follow’ button next to the likes and share buttons and that is it. Or if you would like notifications from Patty you can do so in a box to the right of the posts.
Head over to find out more about the new site and to follow again or for the first time: Patty’s world Under Construction Continued, GV Update,
And finally an offer from Bette A Stevens on her popular children’s book Amazing Matilda which is 99c/99p until April 25th.
One of the recent reviews for the book
This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about a sweet little caterpillar named Matilda. She embarks on her transformation to a lovely Monarch butterfly but focuses on one big wish hoping it will come true. During her journey, she finds encouragement from three new adorable animal friends. And they gladly share their wisdom which conveys a deeper message: to persevere, be patient, and never give up – fundamental lessons for all ages. Stevens also illustrated this delightful book, which adds an impressive layer to her talent and skill as an author. But reading about Matilda’s metamorphosis isn’t only for the youth; this wonderful and educational story will also be enjoyed by those who have been reading for decades and decades. I highly recommend Amazing Matilda, A Monarch’s Tale for all ages!
Also by Bette A. Stevens for Children
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy these posts and buy Bette’s book. Thanks Sally.