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A visit from the bossy muse, a free book, and a couple of awards – Diana Wallace Peach

Original post from Diana Wallace Peach https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/11/12/a-visit-from-the-bossy-muse-a-free-book-and-a-couple-of-awards

Please visit her post, congratulate her and grab your free copy of Catling’s Bane.

 

A visit from the bossy muse, a free book, and a couple of awards

Way too early in the morning, my muse drops down beside me on my couch and tosses her hat onto the coffee table. The howler monkey that’s been riding her shoulder for a year leaps onto my kitchen counter, curls back its rubbery lips, and flashes a yellow-toothed grin. The muse hands me a latte. “Nice progress on the draft… finally.”

“Thanks.” I’m still leering at the monkey but manage to sip my latte. Yum. “So, why the visit?  You know I’m under NaNo pressure.” I somehow forget to mention that yesterday I logged zero words.

She arches an eyebrow but for once shrugs off her annoyance. “I’m running a promotion for a couple of days. Catling’s Bane is free today and Wednesday. Your sales blah blah blah…” I’m not listening. The howler’s opened my refrigerator and taken a bite from a head of lettuce. He’s going for the orange juice.

I bolt up. “Hey! Out of there!” The beast roars at me, a sound capable of bursting eardrums. He grabs a tuna sandwich I made for my husband’s lunch, darts across the cabin’s single room, and climbs halfway up the stairs. Suspended from the banister, he gobbles and spills bits of sandwich on the furniture below. UGH. I sink back onto the couch and glower, afraid any further intervention will make it worse.

“What else,” I ask, wanting to get this over with as quickly as I can.

She smiles at me. My muse never smiles. “Two of your books were semi-finalists in the 2019 Kindle Book Awards.”

“What?” I’ve now forgotten all about the howler and the globs of tuna sprinkling my floor. I’d also forgotten that I submitted books. “Both of them?”

Sunweilder and Soul Swallowers.” She tips back her latte, stands, and snaps her fingers at the monkey. Not two seconds later, the creature swings from the banister onto her shoulder. My muse heads for the door, her familiar bossy ill-humor sliding onto her face. “Get to work.”

“I plan on it. After I clean up this mess.” As she walks out the door and into the forest, I call after her, “Hey, if I finish my first draft, can we lose the monkey?”

She glances back and slips me an evil smile.

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I guess the muse’s visit could have gone a lot worse.

Click on the cover if you’re interested in a free kindle of Catling’s Bane:

 

 

And here are those semi-finalists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Writing!

 

 

 

2019 New Apple Summer eBook Awards Solo “Medalist Winner” – Songs of Heartstrings

It is with great honor and humility to announce that my book ‘Songs of Heartstrings – Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude‘ was chosen as the solo “Medalist Winner” in the Poetry category of the 2019 New Apple Summer eBook Awards!

http://www.newappleliterary.com/2019ebook/2019ebookCat14.html

 

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About New Apple – Literary Services for Independent Authors

New Apple was born in 2010 to help the growing number of independent authors in the southern Ohio area find their voice. Initially the venture was a support structure of authors, educators and readers pooling their efforts to share their resources and create local grassroots campaigns. Over the last nine years New Apple has grown and is now offering comprehensive marketing solutions to the world of independent authors.
The New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing were created in 2013 to provide self-published and independent authors with a chance to showcase their work. New Apple’s Annual Book Awards were established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the publishing world. Medals and Official Selections are awarded to winners in fiction and non-fiction categories as well as E-Book categories and one designation for Audiobooks.
New Apple continues to provide resources for independent authors attempting to navigate the waters of self-publishing. In 2014, New Apple added Book Reviews and editing services as well as the introduction of tweet blasting book announcements and giveaways. In 2015, New Apple launched their summer book awards program specifically targeted toward digital books.

http://www.newappleliterary.com/about.html

 

 

 

 

One lovely blog and versatile blogger awards😊

I appreciate Aweni’s nomination for the One Lovely Blog Award and the Versatile Blogger Award. Aweni is a romantic poet and she loves music and movies. Her writing is fantastic. Please hop over to visit her blog!

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Thank you

When I started this blog, it was not for the likes nor was it for awards. It was meant to be an outlet for the constant racing ramblings of my mind.

I was very surprised and pleased when Swati Mishra nominated me for both a one lovely blog award and the versatile blogger award.

I’m so chuffed that someone enjoys my blog enough to nominate me for not just one but two awards. Thank you Swati Mishra.

The likes, lovely comments and this kind nominations by Swati are very encouraging. I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone that has taken the time to read, like, comment, follow my blog and or nominate me for an award (😉😚thank you all).

Here’s just a little about why I love and follow Swati Mishra’s blogs. She blogs mostly about overlooked aspects of society. She speaks for…

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Five Award Nominations – Thank You!

This blogging community has become an integral part of my daily life. You are pouring blessings upon me by ways of your kind comments and encouragement. I especially want to show my gratitude to the five inspiring bloggers who nominated me for the following awards. Even though this blog is Award Free. I want to acknowledge their kind consideration of nominations. Please hop over and visit their beautiful blogs.

Suguna Ganeshan shares her travels, cooking, exotic flowers and more.

GANSU                    mystery-blogger-award.GANSU

https://sugunag.com/2017/07/04/the-mystery-blogger-award/

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Natasha Tungarec writes poems, loves music, travel, sketching and painting.

Natasha Tungare                   Unique Blogger. Natasha

https://natashatungare.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/unique-blogger-award/

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Bryt loves music, painting, drawing, writing, and reading.

Bryt                   real-neat-blog-award.Bryt

https://sentimentalcontemplation.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/real-neat-blog-award/

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atrangizindafieksafar loves writing and poetry. She has published her book of poetry.

atrangiz                    liebster.atrangiz

https://atrangizindagieksafar.com/2017/06/04/liebster-blog-award/

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Jeyran Main does book reviews, also provides services for book reviews and Professional Book Editing & Proofreading Services.

Jeyran Main                     Lovely Blog.Jeyran

http://jeyranmain.com/2017/06/one-lovely-blog-award/

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Versatile Blogger Nominee:Me ✌

With great appreciation, I want to extend my gratefulness for Lisa’s nominating me for the Versatile Blog Award. It is a great honor. Even though my blog is Award Free, I’m so delighted for the consideration of the award. Please hop over to visit Lisa Ralph’s great blog. I appreciate her positive and joyful spirit even when she is under tremendous stress.

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I have expressed my passion inside this dot com world. I love it in here. I am very honored to have been nominated for this award byPhil. I began following Phil with Life Plan Blog awhile back. He peaked my interest with his photography, and writing he included with it. Which is all about promoting a “never give up” way of life through pictures, and writings.

RULES OF THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD:

  • Thank the bloggers who nominated you and share their links.
  • Nominate at least 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.

Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

So 7 things that you may not know about me.

1. I despise Pumpkin Pie, I know right not too many out there that do. I do though! 😝🍰

2. I love to sing, if…

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Thank You for Five Nominations

I’m grateful and sincerely thank the following creative and inspirational bloggers who nominated me for five awards. Even though my blog is AWARD FREE BLOG, I want to acknowledge their kindness and consideration for the nominations.

Please visit and check out their blogs, like, and follow them!

Hayley Boden at https://redletters.life nominated me for the One Lovely Blogger Award https://redletters.life/2017/05/08/ive-been-nominated-for-the-one-lovely-blogger-award/

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Amela at https://magicandbeauty.wordpress.com nominated me for Awesome Blogger Award https://magicandbeauty.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/awesome-blogger-award-2/

Amela - awesome award 1          awesome-blogger-award 1

Sensible Nonsense at https://thatgirl196.wordpress.com nominated me for Real Neat Blog Award https://thatgirl196.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/real-neat-blog-award-with-a-twist/

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Color of My Life at https://sheedaalitalpur.wordpress.com nominated me for One Lovely Blogger Award https://sheedaalitalpur.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/one-lovely-blogger-award/

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Steve Still Standing at https://stevestillstanding.com nominated me for Versatile Blogger Award https://stevestillstanding.com/2017/05/20/versatile-blogger-award-nomination-woo-hoo-cheers-and-thank-you-%F0%9F%98%8A/

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I would like to nominate all of my blogger friends who like and comment on this post. Please feel free to accept any award. All you have to do is to click the nomination link to follow the rules for acceptance. Have fun!

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