Summer/Winter book promotion

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All four of my published books are on promotion beginning Sunday, July 1, this year. All but one of them is 50% (actually 49%) off. Go to and see these and others.

See the listings, below:

PROVIDENCE; a love story
49% off
$1.00 US
coupon code:  SSW50

The Adventures of Chris Mouse; a story for the child in all of us
coupon code: none needed

Devotionals and Meditations, by Jewel Tilden
49% off
$1.00 US
coupon code:  SSW50

Jessica’s Way, by Jewel Tilden
49% off
$ 1.50 US
coupon code:  SSW50

Consider self-publishing with Smashwords to take advantage of this and other promotions.

Write On!

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Fathers’ Day

This is off-topic, but sometimes things just beg to be shared. This is one of them.

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Today is Fathers’ Day. Three years ago Tuesday (actually June 22) our son took his own life. He was career U.S. Coast Guard, and had nearly achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

He had been dealing with pain a good share of his Coast Guard career. He put as good a face on it as possible; especially for the sake of his mother and his two sons.

The V.A. would not diagnose him with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since he had never been in battle he couldn’t have it. They were wrong. He had seen things while on duty that no person should have to see, and no one would want to hear described. I read it in a long, rambling e-mail to no one in particular. I somewhat understood what he had gone through.

Charlie attempted suicide at least twice previous. It was one way to be sure that he could get some mental health care. He knew that it had a chance of working, but they wouldn’t let him put enough time into it for it to do any lasting good.

Finally, he was too sick to really think about anyone or anything but his pain. He found a way to end it all and did so.

2009 was not a good year, and every Mother’s Day, Fathers’ Day, Thanksgiving, birthday, and Christmas, is a very hard time to get through. But, somehow we do.

We have loving friends who know “that time of year” and are there to encourage us. Those are our true friends.

I don’t usually ramble or open up like this here, but today is Fathers’ Day!

And it’s been three years!


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Quoting the Scribes

Reglogged from  North West Christian Writers’ Association on June 15, 2012

A metaphor is like a simile.
Author Unknown

I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
Blaise Pascal

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.
Anne Rice

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.
Steven Wright

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Gustave Flaubert

The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.
Agatha Christie

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.
Leo Rosten

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
English: Signature of U.S. author Ralph Waldo ...
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
Phyllis Theroux

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
Carol Burnett

Writing is a struggle against silence.
Carlos Fuentes

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
Jules Renard


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Quotes About Writing

I was fascinated by this Post and wanted to share it with everyone!

Written by Cathy Stucker and reblogged from; Cathy’s Blog, Writing<

Here are some of my favorite quotations about writing, from writers and others.

Writing is a solitary endeavor, but not a lonely one. When you write, your world is populated by the characters you invent and you feel those people filling your life.
—Danielle Steel

Signature of Isaac AsimovIf my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.
—Isaac Asimov

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
—Tom Clancy

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
—Anaïs Nin

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.
—Orson Scott Card

Hard writing makes easy reading. Easy writing makes hard reading.
—William Zinsser

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
—Thomas Mann

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.
—Elmore Leonard

Photo of Ray Bradbury.First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!

—Ray Bradbury

I’m not muEnglish: Groucho Marx in the '50s quiz sow & of a correspondent. My letters are not only uninteresting but sparse. I’m glad I don?t have to write for a living. It?s arduous work and the money is very uncertain. On those rare occasions when I wander into a bookstore it amazes me to see the avalanche of literature and semi-literature that is turned out weekly in this country. The people who write these things are either desperate for money or love starved. Why should anyone on a nice balmy day lock oneself in an office and hit a typewriter for hours on end. I think one of the greatest pleasures in the world is not writing…
—Groucho Marx

Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.
—Jules Renard

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
—Robert A. Heinlein

Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
—Jesse Stuart

Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.
—Elbert Hubbard

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
—Douglas Adams

I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
—Peter De Vries

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
—E. L. Doctorow

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
—Scott Adams

Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.
—David Sedaris

You can’t say, I won’t write today because that excuse will extend into several days, then several months, then… you are not a writer anymore, just someone who dreams about being a writer.
—Dorothy C. Fontana

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