Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2022- ‘Lucky Dip – A Valentine Gift by Gwen Plano

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics. This series is along the same lines… but is a ‘Lucky Dip’. I have posts scheduled for another few weeks but that will bring this current series to an end. Another series will begin in the new year.

In this series I will be sharing posts from the half of 2022

Today author and poet Gwen Plano shares a tribute to her grandfather that she posted in February in celebreation of Valentine’s Day.

A Valentine Gift  

Amidst the demands of the times, we pause and celebrate those we love. How wonderful is that!…

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Book Review: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow

Thanks for the great review and for sharing, Kaye!

Writing to be Read

About the Book

A deathbed curse in 1793. A murderous charlatan in 1888. A town profiting from its legendary past in 2022. Residents of Chatham Hollow may not survive the evil they’re about to unleash.

The Haunting of Chatham Hollow

Purchase Link: https://books2read.com/STchathamhollowMC

My Review

I think I may have mentioned that I’m a sucker for a good ghost story. The Haunting of Chatham Hollow by Mae Claire and Staci Troilo is an engaging dual timeline story which fullfills that description and more. This story is exquistely crafted to weave not two, but three mysterious tales into one. Filled with mystery and intrigue, this tale offers up a variety of questions which compell the reader to keep turning pages.

It’s time for the yearly Founder’s Day Festival in Chatham Hollow and this year’s celebrations will have a television crew as their special guests, in an attempt to raisethe spirit of…

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Wait till you read Diana’s latest–The Necromancer’s Daughter

I am so excited to introduce you to what will become your favorite fantasy book of the year–Diana Peach’s The Necromancer’s Daughter. When you purchase it (and you will–this is a book you don’t want to miss), send the kids to stay with friends and your partner on a weekend getaway because you will not want to stop reading.

The Necromancer’s Daughter

by D. Wallace Peach

Blurb

A healer and dabbler in the dark arts of life and death, Barus is as gnarled as an ancient tree. Forgotten in the chaos of the dying queen’s chamber, he spirits away her stillborn infant, and in a hovel at the meadow’s edge, he breathes life into the wisp of a child. He names her Aster for the lea’s white flowers. Raised as his daughter, she learns to heal death.

Then the day arrives when the widowed king, his own life nearing its…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2022- ‘Lucky Dip’ – #Shortstory #Snowstorm #Outage by D.L. Finn

Loves me some slipstream fiction by D. L. Finn!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics. This series is along the same lines… but is a ‘Lucky Dip’. I have posts scheduled for another few weeks but that will bring this current series to an end. Another series will begin in the new year.

In this series I will be sharing posts from the half of 2022

Today Denise Finn shares an edgy but poignant short story…set in a snow storm and power outage… “My image was tons of snow piling up outside. I was home alone as my husband ventured out on the icy roads to get gas…

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The Necromancer’s Daughter Book Tour with D. Wallace Peach

Great book, excellent review, cool author! What’s not to like here? Thanks, Pete and Lady Peach!

Pete Springer

Introduction

I’ve been blogging for nearly three and a half years and have met many fascinating people. As someone who worked in a collaborative field (education), I know how crucial it is to learn from other skilled professionals. Not only is D. Wallace Peach an outstanding writer, but she is also a genuinely kind and supportive person. She always takes the time to acknowledge others’ comments on her blog with sincere and thoughtful replies. It is a style I hope to emulate as a writer and in the manner I conduct myself. When I got an opportunity to take part in her blog tour for her new book, The Necromancer’s Daughter, my first thought was, where do I sign up?

I recently came across a thought-provoking question regarding what kind of genre I would be least likely to write. My answer was Diana’s specialty—fantasy. While I have little desire…

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8/31/22 Guest A. K. Wingler

Tune in to a great podcast and learn about the food-truck industry.

Voice of Indie Podcast

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As a long-time veteran of the food industry, I have managed everything from snack bars to the finest restaurants. I started writing about food in college with a series of restaurant reviews as well as writing a training manual for a fine dining establishment in New Jersey. While working for the airline industry, I had the opportunity to travel the world and sample a variety of regional foods and food trucks. Now a long-time resident of Florida, I hold a B.A. in Liberal Arts and am a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando. My partner Bob and I successfully enjoyed operating our own food truck and look forward to helping others in owning their own food truck business. We wrote this book with that purpose in mind and filled it with the information needed on who to talk to, what office to visit, and how to make money!

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Williscroft Guest Blogs the Story Behind Submarine-er

Welcome to guest blogger Robert G. Williscroft, submariner and author of multiple series including The MacMcDowell Missions, The Oort Chronicles, and The Daedalus Files. Robert compiled and edited the true-life adventures of retired US Navy Lt. Commander Jerry Pait in his new book, Sŭbmarine-Ër.

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Jerry Pait enlisted on September 15, 1964, was assigned to Fleet Sonar School, volunteered for subs, and ended up on USS Entemedor (SS-340). After Advanced Sonar School, he was transferred as an STS-2 to USS Von Steuben (SSBN 632B) in the Philly yards right after her collision off Cadiz, Spain. I was a newly minted Lt. j.g., fresh out of Poseidon Missile School, having come through the NESEP program and Univ. of Washington in marine and atmosphere physics. I guess the skipper made me Sonar Officer because I was a former sonar tech. Jerry and I served together until I left for the Man-in-the-Sea Program and ultimately Operation Ivy Bells, tapping into Soviet underwater communications cables in the Sea of Okhotsk.

Jerry went on to become COB on Von Steuben, served in a senior position in Sonar/Torpedoman School, and then was commissioned as an LDO Ensign. He returned briefly to Von Steuben and then served as a division officer on several sub tenders. After that, he was assigned to NOTU, supervising underwater ballistic missile launchings for several years, working closely with NASA. He rose to Lt. Cmdr., was selected for Cmdr. But was mustered out on retirement as part of Clinton’s force reduction efforts.

Jerry took a senior field position with the major defense contractor Brown & Root, but during his first year, he fell from 20 feet in a way that fractured his back and cracked his skull. He survived, received a significant settlement, and has struggled ever since to regain as much function as possible.

I was on Jerry’s emailing list. He began to send out periodic stories from his past. They were fascinating, and the response from his list was remarkable. I saw their potential and contacted Jerry—we hadn’t communicated directly with each other in decades. I suggested that I work with him to compile his stories into a coherent whole, and that we put out a book. He agreed, so we found a publisher who was willing to work with us on this strange project, and we completed the book last month.

Jerry’s book, Sŭbmarine-Ër: 30 Years of Hijinks & Keeping the Fleet Afloat, will be released on September 15, exactly 58 years after he enlisted. The book is on pre-publication sale right now as an ebook for only 99¢. The ebook price will rise to $3.99 on September 15. Each chapter has a color photo that illustrates the contents of that chapter. The trade paperback printed version has half-tone photos and will sell for $19.95 The hardbound, jacketed edition is in full color throughout and will sell for $36.95. Both will be available for pre-order within two or three days.

Why am I doing this? Jerry is our brother—and he’s a genuine American hero. His story deserves to be told far and wide. I’m not here selling books. I’m here asking you to help me preserve the memory of one of the best among us. By purchasing the ebook on pre-order (only 99¢), you will help boost his sales ranking, so that on September 15, the release date, his ranking will shoot up. If you want the trade paperback, or the really cool hardbound, jacketed, full color version, you can pre-order those as well from Amazon or any other online bookseller, or you can order it from your favorite brick and mortar store as well. Should you want an autographed copy, please use the Contact form at FreshInkGroup.com, and I will put you into direct contact with Jerry.

The Book Trailer!

Live Interactive Podcast with Pait and Williscroft!

Call (516) 453-9902 or hashtag #FreshInkGroup in tweets during the show.

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/voiceofindie1/2022/08/25/voice-of-indie-episode-108

The Book Blurb!

Order Yours!

Digital editions at 99 cents during pre-sale are available in all major ebook formats—Kindle, Nook, Kobo, GPlay, iBooks, and 200+ more—worldwide. Full-color jacketed hardcovers and full-color softcovers are appearing at retailer sites over the next week.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/S%C5%ACBMARINE-%C3%8BR-Years-Hijinks-Keeping-Afloat-ebook/dp/B0BB8SWJ6C/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2C9X2ZT2ZD81Y&keywords=submarine-er&qid=1661026520&sprefix=submarine-er%2Caps%2C105&sr=8-1

Comes this Time to Float! — The Indie Spot!

Originally posted on When Angels Fly: Please welcome Stephen Geez to my blog. Hello, Stephen, nice to have you here this morning. Shall we have a chat? Please introduce yourself to those reading this blog post. I’m Stephen Geez, author of novels in various genres, the GeezWriter How-to series for authors, oodles of scripts for…

Comes this Time to Float! — The Indie Spot!