Day P in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. I had a bad couple of days with the “N” brain freeze for book title and then almost forgetting to do the “O” post because I had a guest blogger scheduled the same day. I think I’m over the mid-challenge slump now and ready to carry on.
Today I’m featuring one of my all-time favorite authors.
And for the book … I couldn’t help myself. I slipped in a little blatant self-promotion. I’m going to make it interesting, though. I promise.
Featured Author: Annie Proulx
I selected this author because I loved The Shipping News, cried when I read “Brokeback Mountain” in the Close Range: Wyoming Stories Short Story Collection .. and, in her bio, it says she lives in Wyoming (as well as Newfoundland).
The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize.for fiction 1994.
Featured Book: (The) Prairie Grass Murders by Patricia Stoltey
My very first novel, an amateur sleuth mystery featuring 60-something Sylvia Thorn and her older brother Willie Grisseljon was fun to write because I used the Illinois farm country where I grew u to set a lot of the action.
What I wanted to do here, however, was show you the cover art for the many incarnations of this book. First there was the hardcover from Five Star.
And then the audio book from Books in Motion:
The mass market paperback for Harlequin’s online mystery book club:
And finally, thanks to the new popularity and ease of publishing an e-book:
That e-book cover was designed by a college student. I think she did a great job.
Word of the Day: Psychic
I’m not psychic, as far as I know.
However, there’s a lovely lady who’s a member of Northern Colorado Writers who is a psychic. I attended one small group reading with her a couple of years ago, and then went about a year ago for a private session. She knew stuff about me and things happened during that session that kind of freaked me out.
I’m thinking about going back, though. I have a list of questions about a mile long. (And a couple story ideas.)
Have you ever visited a psychic?