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"Funny the way life's trials and tribulations can make you laugh out loud when they're happening to Becky Povich. In her memoir, From Pigtails to Chin Hairs, Becky recalls a life's journey not always funny, to be sure, but told always with a wry bemusement that charms and delights. A wonderfully engaging story of the heroine next door."

* RECENT REVIEW FROM ROBERT BRAULT (Author of "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ....among thousands of others)

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"If you wish to step back in time and enjoy memories of the period, this book is what you need. Take your time with it, though, because you don't want to read it fast. Each paragraph is a deja vu, a throwback to a simpler time. Povich captures smells, experiences, innovations, and the way parenting used to be. Food, travel, playing outside till dinner. There's so much rich material here you can't digest it at once. Enjoyable read."

* RECENT REVIEW FROM C. HOPE CLARK (Author of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series, and editor of Funds for Writers)

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Blogs and Books and Give-Aways

One of my favorite blogs is WOW! Women on Writing Blog - The Muffin. Today's post is about a new book (and interview with) Pesi Dinnerstein. I love the cover and title! A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity, and My Missing Keys. The interview is really interesting and Pesi seems like someone I'd like to have as my best friend!

The Muffin is having a give-away for Pesi's book and all you have to do is leave a comment, but be quick, because you must do it before Thursday, January 19th, at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time!

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Another new and innovative website & blog is: Celery Tree and Celery Tree Blog.  Also, check out: Coming Down the Mountain: A Writer's Blog, by Karen Gowen.

Here's what it says on the Celery Tree Blog: A website for authors to network, market, and sell your books. Leave the jungle. Join our village. Sounds awesome!

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I'm excited to announce that I'm finally buying a memoir I've been so curious about. It's written by one of my wonderful writer blog friends - Ann Best. The title is In The Mirror and has received rave reviews on Amazon. I'm sending the check directly to Ann, though, so I can get a signed copy!


** Announcement ** 
I'll be having a give-away later this week or first of next week. Stay tuned for all the info!

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“Sometimes people say to me, “I want to write, but I have five kids, a full-time job, a wife who beats me, a tremendous debt to my parents,” and so on.

I say to them, “There is no excuse. If you want to write, write. This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait. Make the time now, even if it is ten minutes once a week.” -- Natalie Goldberg


20 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of Best's memoir. I'll have to check it out.

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  2. I'll definitely check out Celery Tree. The name, alone, is great!

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  3. Thanks for all the good tips, Becky. So glad I can still get into YOUR blog! Have your blogger issues settled?

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  4. Love the quote, and well, that's what I'm trying to do.

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  5. How lovely of you to mention me and my book, Becky! I'm anxious to get your response when you read it. Of course I hope you'll like it :o).

    And Celery Tree is a great idea to help writers. I'm in it, and will do a guest post about it at Mason Canyon's Thoughts in Progress this Friday and again on Monday on my own blog. I'm now only posting on Wednesdays, but occasionally I go outside this day, and for Celery Tree this is one of them!

    Thanks for the link to Women on Writing. I'm heading over there now.
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

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  6. Becky I'm glad to see your getting some books for yourself! Sending you a hug! Linda

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  7. Oh how fun to see me and my CeleryTree blog mentioned here! I know you will love Ann's book, it's fantastic!

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  8. Thanks for the links. Let us know how you like the memoir...always looking for good reading material!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  9. Thanks always for all the great info. I'll check out those sites, as well as the memoir.

    I love Natalie Goldberg. Her challenge is a little intimidating.

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  10. That's one of the books I always think I'd like to read, then forget. I must have found a link to Ann's blog here. Making a note of it now. I'm a fan of memoir.

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  11. Thanks for sharig this link. I'll have to go check it out~

    I'm trying to live that quote, right now...:D

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  12. Hi Becky,

    Great advice!

    I love the missing keys and finding God title too.

    Sounds perfect.

    *hugs*

    mo

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  13. Hey, Becky! Thanks for all the info. I love that quote at the end too; it gave me a kick in the bottom to get me going.

    Have a great day, my friend.

    Kathy M.

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  14. I'm definitely going to check out Celery Tree, I've read about it but need to check out the site more. Sounds like such a great idea. Love the quote!

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  15. You are such a doll.

    Thank you so much for your email.

    I changed my comments to pop-up.

    Hopefully that will work.

    *hugs*

    mo

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  16. Found you at Tiny Lights, with a tiny one there of my own. Love your blog, Love In The Mirror, read many, many memoirs concluding my own this year.

    I blog at www.makeminememoir.blogspot.com, mostly talking to myself. But that is good for me, marshaling my thoughts about the thing I'm doing. in the winter of my years I am discovering who I have been while discovering who I really am.

    I'm off fo Celery Tree. I need all the help I can get!

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  17. Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting. For some of you, just the fact that Blogger "allowed" your comments is quite a feat! :)

    I always truly appreciate all of you, and I try to get to as many of your blogs as I can. Even if I don't comment, I hope you understand, and will be pleased knowing I was there....reading and enjoying your posts.

    I must say a special Hello and Thank You to Barbarann! It's always so fun to hear how someone happened upon a blog!

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  18. I'm a visitor to Ann Best's blog as well. Her memoir is next on my Kindle download!

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  19. I don't know why....but I noticed this morning that you weren't in my favs on my side bar! So now you're under Artists at work! hugs! ♥

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I love comments, especially because I know the time it takes to stop and type one, even a short one! Thanks very much!

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