A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full. Thanks Sally.
A few weeks ago Diana Wallace Peach shared her trial period using Vella to publish a serial once a month with Amazon… this is here update on the experiment.
Why I deleted my Kindle Vella story
I tried, I really did try.
Kindle Vella is an Amazon beta program in the US which allows authors to post serial stories in episodes. The mechanics of setting up a Vella story, posting episodes, and editing them is easy. There aren’t any deadlines, and there isn’t much of a risk since stories can be deleted and republished later as a book.
I was undecided about whether Vella and I were a good fit, but committed myself to giving it a try…
I sent Amazon an email, and they deleted the story for me.
Why did I give up?
Head over to read the post in full and find out why Diana gave up, especially if you are considering using Vella to publish: Why I deleted my Kindle Vella Story by D.Wallace Peach
Valentina Cirasola interviews Robbie Cheadle as part of her series Autumn With An Author.. Robbie shares the background to reading and writing from a young age, her books so far and her WIPs which are all very interesting..
Autumn With An Author : Robbie Cheadle
I would like to introduce a multi-talented Author Robbie Cheadle from South Africa. She often writes with her son and participates to anthologies. Her talents show up in various expressions of life, I will let her telling the rest.
Books by Roberta Cheadle
Words have power. When did you realize you could use the power of words in your own book to tell people your opinion, feelings, ideas or fantasy?
Head over to discover the answer to that question and the rest this lovely interview with Robbie Cheadle by Valentina Cirasola: Autumn with an Author – Robbie Cheadle.
The next post is from Olga Nunez Miret who hosted a leg of the book launch for The Sound of Violet by Allen Wolf.. Now a major motion picture..
Hi all, as you can see, I’m participating in a Virtual Blog Tour today. This one is a bit special, as you’ll soon realise:
Desperate to find a soulmate, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he encounters the alluring Violet. He starts dating her, but his autism keeps him from realizing that she’s actually a prostitute. Shawn thinks he’s found a potential wife while Violet thinks she’s found her ticket to a brand new life. This hilarious and dramatic award-winning story has been adapted into a major motion picture.
Head over to find out more about the book and read Olga’s review: Olga Nunez Miret – Review The Sound of Violet
This week Colleen Chesebro Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge is a photoprompt.. courtesy of Merril D. Smith and it is an intriguing lithograph..head over to find out more about the Ekphrastic nature of this prompt.
Details of how to participate, cheat sheet, poetic forms and the larger image of the photoprompt are here: Colleen Chesebro Challenge 244 – Ekphrastic Photoprompt
This post by Jennie Fitzkee shares some wise words by Robert Fulghum about what real life lessons children should learn in kindergarten.. and with over 30 years experience of teaching children of this age group, Jennie concurs 100%… the life lessons could well be applied to adults with a little tweaking.
The Most Important Things in Life
Bottom line = times have changed, but children have not. What they need and want is the same as it has always been. Academics are one thing, but in order to get there, children have to be grounded in the most important things in life.
I have taught preschool for over thirty years, and I know children and what they need. It’s all the little things that mean the most, as they become the big things in life.
A few years after I got my feet wet teaching, I read Robert Fulghum’s book, All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten. That had a profound influence on my career. His opening essay seemed to take all the stars in the sky and bring them to earth in a simple package; for me it validated what I was learning, and how I was teaching children.
Head over to discover these important life lessons and enjoy the post: The Most Important Things in Life with Jennie Fitzkee
Thanks for droppin in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.