Starting in late October, I want to publish recommendations of books you enjoyed and that others might want to read or consider as Christmas gifts. Just give me your suggestions in the comments section for fiction (any genre) and nonfiction (especially on creativity), young adult fiction, and children’s books. Include book title and author. I’ll …Read More
One Delightful Old Movie and One Really Good Book
The Old Movie I saw that Our Vines Have Tender Grapes was scheduled on TCM last week and had a rush of pleasant feelings about the movie, even though I couldn’t remember much of the story or the stars. I decided it must be one I’d watched on late night TV when I was a …Read More
Today’s the Last Day for the Goodreads Giveaway of Dead Wrong
I’m giving away five signed hardcover copies of Dead Wrong, a finalist in the thriller category for the 2015 Colorado Book Awards. This one is for U.S. residents and ends today (Saturday, July 30th). Sign in to Goodreads and click here.
But I’m Removing All the Stuff That Doesn’t Work
Which means we’re beginning to look pretty bare here on the Patricia Stoltey website/blog. I have a very new version of WordPress, and many of the Plugins were untested for this updated version. So they’re deactivated for the time being. Now I’m starting the search for things that really work. Am I having fun yet? …Read More
I’ve Only Broken Two Things on this Site So Far
Well, at least one of them has been broken from the beginning. My Contact page doesn’t work, and I had no luck yesterday getting it fixed. It does say a message has been successfully sent, but nothing ever shows up in my email Inbox (or in Spam). Similarly, I do not get emails when someone …Read More
Getting Back to the Walking Habit
Note: I have a very special guest tomorrow. Please stop by to meet C. Hope Clark, author and Funds for Writers blogger. Now about my walking habit: It has been almost two years since I last walked more than a block or two for exercise or pleasure. With that really bad knee, just getting around …Read More
The Muse–Who is She Anyway?
Thriller, suspense, and horror author Jason P. Henry wrote a post about muses for the Blood Red Pencil blog last week. The piece is called Seeking the Muse, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. After many paragraphs to feed our fantasy about the muse and how much we need her, Jason says (right …Read More
The winner of Scott Graham’s book giveaway
I am pleased to announce that Allan J. Emerson is the winner of two national park mysteries by Scott Graham Canyon Sacrifice and Mountain Rampage Allan is a mystery author who blogs at his author website.
My Cameos in the NCW Conference video
If you’re willing to give up 7.5 minutes of your valuable time, here’s the whole video created for the 2015 Northern Colorado Writers Conference by the conference creative team. I have two cameo appearances in this film that might give you chuckle. Or not…
A Little of This and a Little of That
#1 One of the best blog posts for writers I read this week was on Anne R. Allen’s Blog. The post is called The 10 Commandments of Highly Productive Professional Writers. In addition to the “you must write and you must write a lot” lessons, there are so many links to follow that one could …Read More