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Nae's Nest —  August 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

‘the skill of Rumpelstiltskin weaving straw into gold. She can take a few words and turn them into an incredibly touching and sensitive must read story.’

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Sparrows of Hope

Nae's Nest —  August 9, 2014 — Leave a comment

I open my hand toward Heaven and ask for the sparrow of hope to softly land in my hand.

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I don’t actually remember how I first met Renee Robinson. I think it all started when some unmitigated ‘Ho wrote a cruel review about her writing, and I jumped to her defense. That sounds about like me. Anyone who could write cruelly about someone who does what Renee does with her life deserves a smack-down. Of course, I have never met her in person, but I have been corresponding with her for a while. Renee is a Terminal Cancer victim, who just received the dreaded “There is nothing else we can do” message, a message I never received myself, but feared nevertheless.

You see, Renee is the author of Captain Chemo: Out Cancer, Out! (Captain Chemo and Team Book 1). It is a poem, a poem designed to help children who are going through chemo to build courage and remain positive through the horrors of chemo. And believe me – chemo is horrendous. The pain, the vomiting, the weakness – it is all more than even adults can sometimes handle. Now, think about a small child going through the same thing – the horror of it all beyond their understanding. Renee’s book helps. Maybe not in any “this is going to make it all go away” sort of way – but it provides hope for the little ones.

Tracy Townsend with Healthsource 10 interviewed Renee on July 23. You can watch the video here:

http://bit.ly/1rMpLB7

Renee Robinson

Renee and her family have donated several of her books to Nationwide Children’s, The James and the Fairfield Medical Center.

This book is a perfect donation for the cancer centers in your area. Why not be a peach and purchase several? The children will thank you – and your heart will too.

How courageous is it, for someone like Renee who is Terminal, to care so much about children suffering from cancer and try to help them? Renee is someone I am proud to call my friend. Leiah Cooper. http://soireadthisbooktoday.com/

What’s the deal with that hashtag thing?.

Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening”.

 

Sounds like this might be a great read. Maybe you will think so too.

After the contract on that expired, I made some minor changes (but not to the storyline) and republished the second edition of “Unwritten Life” in 2012 by Lulu. It is now available on KINDLE format as well. (And until the end of July, it’s on sale for 99 cents).

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If someone you love has every had Alzheimer’s the link below is one you will want to read. I am the grandaughter of a feisty, sweet and loving grandmother. I remember her name. At the end, I do not think she did.  Elizabeth.  Most everyone called her Lizbeth. Daddy sometimes called her Lizzy. When she wasn’t listening, he’d say Lizard just to make me laugh.

I have retained these memories. Grandma did not. Like shaking a snowball, the snowflakes swirling around inside the globe of her mind. They are all mixed up and eventually they melt away.

The snowman shrinks slowly in the sun. Smaller and smaller. The brain empty of memories no longer needing the extra space.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/brain-protein-tied-alzheimers-disease-135852899.html

 

Stalking you for a long time

Slowly it creeps up on you

Alzheimer’s is cruel.
Slowly it creeps upon you.
It stalks you.

You have been chosen.
You are completely unaware.
A victim.

Through the years, its grasp grows stronger.
The pieces begin to fall.
One by one.
Until the picture becomes blurred.

Aggravating in the beginning….
Where did I put my keys?

Slowly it progresses…
Did I take my pills?

Something is wrong with me. I am scared
What’s your name?

The pieces have fallen.
Too many are forever gone.
You stare at the mirror…
A single tear falls.

Inside you know what is happening.
Sometimes there are brief moments when pieces come back.
Like fog lifting up off the land, your memory is clear.

You try to grasp on.
Your hand slips.
The pieces fall.

The fog grows thick.
The memory is gone.
You stare at the mirror…

Who are you?

Renee Robinson

Page by Robert Gonzalez

Missing Pieces

 

 

 

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Check out the brand new group for those in need of book reviews, promotion, informative discussions and a little bit of fun. Amy, the group leader is dedicated and ambitious.

My first post to this group is not only to introduce myself, Amy and the group but to share some of my ideas and tools that have been helpful to me.

I focus on reviews. There are a couple of things I have noticed. It is much easier to receive reviews:

1. when you are willing to give reviews.
2. when you follow, like and seek out fellow authors
3. when you are active in social media groups via posts, likes and comments

Why?

1. Make it know you are willing to give good and thorough reviews.Often you will find writers are able to wait a few weeks or so as you may have a waiting list. Also, fellow writers understand being pressed for time not only to read and review but also to write and take care of your own books which is your main priority.

2 & 3 are very similar. Don’t just join but be active in groups.Make sure you are in the appropriate group for the post you want to make. If reviews are what you seek, don’t waste your time making posts and replies in the a writer’s group which does not encourage book promotions or reviews.

Making yourself seen increases your chances of swapping books and getting reviews. The more visible you are the more your name will be remembered. If you are dedicated to giving a good review in return for one, you are building a good reputation within the group and soon will have writers who are seeking you because they know you can be trusted.

I have had the misfortune of swapping books and reviews only to find I held up my end of the deal but got stuck by the writer who received a free copy of my book but never left a return review. And when I asked for, I received no reply.

When this happens the author’s name goes on my “NO REVIEW” list for future reference. I also have no problem sharing this list with another author to keep this from happening to them. Luckily,those who follow through far outweigh those who do not.

This is another advantage of being in this group. We all get familiar with each other and become friendly and dedicated.

Later on, I will share my review list to help those who do not know of all the options we have in getting these reviews out on as broad a scale as possible.

Welcome to those who join. Have a drink on me. Cheers. 🙂

Cats develop bonds with each other in ways that we simply cannot comprehend.

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Review Time!

Nae's Nest —  June 30, 2014 — Leave a comment

This review is for: Front Row Center (Forbidden Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

Cynthia Ainsworthe- This book is amazing starting from the bookcover to the very last page. The bookcover is one of the best I’ve seen. If it doesn’t tempt someone to read the contents within,nothing will. There is hot romance among a loving couple who have been together a quarter of a century. This adds a wonderful ingredient to the story. It is nice to see a couple be so loving after being together for so long. This couple is stable with all the comforts that come from a an ambitious couple who get what they want out of life. It is refreshing to get away from the “honeymoon” phase of a romance and read about the embers still burning in the desire fire. Taylor, the wife, is an enormous fan of sexy singer Larry Davis. Paul, the husband, is supportive of his wife’s adoration and takes her to a concert. He has no reason to be jealous. He and Taylor are madly in love, have more than a healthy sex-life with a strong and binding commitment, with complete faith and trust in each other. Nothing could ever come between them, or could it? During the concert, Taylor catches Larry’s eye and winds up backstage to meet him, with Paul in tow. Before they know what happens, temptation both plagues and torments Taylor and Larry. Do the give in and betray the loving and trusting Paul? I for one, do not like writing spoilers. It is up to the eye of the reader to find the answer to this question from the author’s words, not mine.

 

Unwritten Life, Amy Shannon

renee.robinson2 Amy Shannon- Unwritten Life Alex has been trying to forget her past. The fact is, she runs from her past. Somehow, like a supernatural entity, her past follows and haunts her. It even finds her! How can this happen? She relocated and completely changed her life. Her habits, skills, employment even her entire identity has been changed! It begins with her best friend appearing out of nowhere. He is a constant reminder of what she has tried to erase from her memories. -Who she was and what she did. This story builds up and then makes your heart drop when Alex ends up with a stalker. As the reader, you want so much for Alex to overcome her past and find true happiness. Yet she finds herself in love, in danger and in turmoil. I believe Amy Shannon can write with such chilling believability because of her own past experiences. I do not know any more than is written in her biography, this is strictly my opinion. I know from experience, an author’s best writings often come from a knowledge of what they write. I am anxious to read Amy’s entire library. She is a new author who should not be overlooked. Her words scream Attention!