WOW Blog Tour – “Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert” by Dr. Erica Elliott

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Dr. Erica Elliott’s memoir, Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert,  which I read and am now reviewing.

(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

 

My Review

Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert, a memoir by Dr. Erica Elliot, offers an exceptional look at the Navajo people and culture during the 70’s and 80’s.

From her two yeara as a teacher on a Navajo reserve to her time in the Peace Corps in Ecuador to her two years as a doctor in Cuba, New Mexico, Dr. Elliott gives us story after story about her many adventures.

Erica almost left after her first week of teaching, but her father encouraged her to stay at least 3 months. She immersed herself in the Navajo culture and learned the language, which made the native people open themselves to her. She became closer to her students and their families as she shared meals and ceremonies and other experiences. She was able to change teaching practices of the time to ensure a bilingual education for the children.

Erica had many harrowing experiences throughout both careers, but her love of the people, the land and the culture sustained her.

As she said:

My experience among the Navajo people has influenced the rest of my life – including how I practice medicine.”

In the late 1970’s I too taught in a small native community, but in northern Canada. And it was showing respect for, and a desire to learn more about the culture of these people, that enriched my three years up north. It has stayed with me forty years later.

If only we all could experience another culture like this – immersed in the day to day lives of others – to see, understand and appreciate our similarities and differences. What a difference it would make in the world. Erica’s words during her travels through South America after leaving the Peace Corps sum up, I believe, what is possible if we open our eyes and hearts to others:

“I observed that I had a great interest in learning about people who were different from me. I tried to see the world through their eyes so I could understand their feelings and motivations and develop a connection with them.” (pg. 148)

This was an amazing memoir, full of warmth, adventure, honesty and one that allowed us to learn quite a bit about the Navajo culture. I so enjoyed reading it. It really did reaffirm what I learned from my years in the NWT – that it is connections that truly matter.

I highly recommend Dr. Erica Elliott memoir Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

A 5* read!

 

Book Summary

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This is the true story of a young white woman, Erica Elliott, who comes to the Navajo Reservation in 1971 as a newly minted schoolteacher, knowing nothing about her students or their culture. After several blunders and misunderstandings, and beset by loneliness and despair, Erica makes a determined effort to overcome the barriers of language and culture. From the moment she begins learning the Navajo language, the people open their hearts and homes to her, inviting her into a world that will profoundly impact the rest of her life.

Erica falls in love with her Navajo students—along with their enchanting land, healing ceremonies, and rich traditions. She witnesses many miracles during this time, and experiences her own miracle when the elders pray for her healing. She survives fearsome encounters with a mountain lion and a shapeshifting “skin walker.” She learns how to herd and butcher sheep, make fry bread, weave traditional rugs, and more.

Erica returns years later to serve the Navajo people as a medical doctor in an under-funded and under-staffed clinic, where she treats myriad ailments, delivers countless babies, and performs emergency procedures. When a medicine man offers to thank her with a ceremony, more miracles unfold.

Print Length: 202 Pages
Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Babloa Press

Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert is now available to purchase in print and as an e-book at Amazon.com, IndieBound.org, and Barnes and Noble. Add it to your GoodReads reading listing as well.

 

About the Author Erica Elliott, M.D.

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Erica Elliott is a medical doctor with a busy private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A true adventurer, she has lived and worked around the world. She served as a teacher for Indigenous children on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in the mountains of Ecuador.

In 1976, she was one of the first American women to climb Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the western hemisphere. She taught rock climbing and mountaineering for Outward Bound and, after her first year of medical school, she led an all-women’s expedition to the top of Denali in Alaska.

In 1993, Erica helped found The Commons, a cohousing community in Santa Fe where she continues to live. She gave a TEDx talk about living in cohousing. Referred to affectionately as “the Health Detective,” she treats patients who come to her from all parts of the country with mysterious and difficult-to-diagnose illnesses. Erica is a frequent radio guest and has given workshops at various venues, including Esalen and Omega Institute.

Find her online at:

Author website: https://www.medicineandmiraclesinthehighdesert.com/

Professional website: http://www.ericaelliottmd.com/

Blog site: https://www.musingsmemoirandmedicine.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ericamelliott

 

– Blog Tour Dates

July 13th @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Join us at the WOW blog to celebrate the launch of author Erica Elliott’s Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert. You can read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the book.

https://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

July 15th @ A Writer’s Life

Visit Caroline’s blog today and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/

July 17th @ CK Sorens’ Blog

Stop by Carrie’s blog and you can read her review of Erica Elliott’s Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://www.cksorens.com/blog

July 20th @ Memoir Revolution

Read Jerry Waxler’s essay “Losing Yourself to Find Yourself,” inspired by Erica Elliott’s memoir Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://memorywritersnetwork.com/blog/

July 22nd @ A Storybook World

Visit Deirdra’s blog today where she spotlights Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://www.astorybookworld.com/

July 26th @ Michelle Cornish’s Blog

Visit Michelle’s blog and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://www.michellecornish.com/blog

August 1st @ Deborah Zenha-Adams

Visit Deborah’s blog today and you can read her insights into Erica Elliott’s Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://www.deborah-adams.com/dzas-blog/

August 3rd @ Memoir Writer’s Journey

Visit Kathleen’s blog today and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

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August 4th @ Beverely A. Baird’s Blog

Visit Bev’s blog and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

August 7th @ The New England Book Critic

Visit Victoria’s blog today and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://thenewenglandbookcritic.com/

August 7th @ Books, Beans, and Botany

Visit Ashley’s blog today and you can read a review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://booksbeansandbotany.com/

August 8th @ Boots, Shoes, and Fashion

Stop by Linda’s blog and read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://bootsshoesandfashion.com/

August 10th @ Fiona Ingram’s blog

Fiona will be featuring author Erica Elliott’s memoir Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://fionaingramauthor.blogspot.com/

August 13th @ To Write or Not to Write

Visit Sreevarsha’s blog and read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert

https://sreevarshasreejith.blogspot.com/

August 14th @ Bookworm Blog

Visit Anjanette’s blog and read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://bookworm66.wordpress.com/

August 15th @ Strength 4 Spouses

Visit Wendi’s blog today and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

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WOW Blog Tour – “Seeker: A Sea Odyssey” by Rita Pomade

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Rita Pomade’s memoir, Seeker: A Sea Odyssey,  which I read and am now reviewing.

(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

 

My Review:

Rita Pomade’s memoir Seeker, takes us on a thrilling adventure from Taiwan to Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Israel, Italy and Spain, with so many stops (and long stays at different locales) along the way. I
Pomade shares her adventures (and misadventures) and gives us a first hand look at the people and cultures she met on her travels. For her, it was important to explore these places and learn as much as she could about the places and people she met. Having never been to any of these places, it was like a window looking at them as I read.

It took seven years for Pomade and her husband Bernard to save enough to fund the building of their yacht in Taiwan. Yet no matter how long it took, they knew they had to follow their dream of sailing around the world.

For Bernard, life aboard the Santa Rita was what drew him. For Rita, it was the desire to learn about different cultures, to explore the places they traveled to and meeting people. In this way, she reminded me of Anthony Bourdain and his love affair with exploring new places, learning about new cultures and people, especially when sharing local foods.
As Pomade said at the end,
“…I learned people were the same everywhere. Whatever culture we were in, the fundamental needs and emotional responses of the people were the same.”

For about five years, the couple lived aboard their yacht, sometimes alone, sometimes with one or both of her sons, or with other visitors. Eventually though, the differences between the couple led to selling the yacht and eventually a divorce.

They had shared quite an adventure, one that few have achieved. Pomade has written a detailed, intriguing account of their many years at sea.
I enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

 

Book Summary

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Seeker: A Sea Odyssey is the story of two people who meet in Mexico and fall in love. Rita is an American part-time English language teacher and freelance reporter for an English language tourist magazine struggling to raise two young boys on her own. Bernard is a French geologist under contract to the Mexican government to search for underground thermal springs. She dreams of finding Shangri-La after witnessing a bloody government crackdown from which she barely escapes. He dreams of having a yacht and sailing the world. Their dreams mesh, and they immigrate to Canada to earn the money to build their boat.

Print Length: 330 Pages

Genre: Memoir

Publisher: MiroLand

Seeker: A Sea Odyssey is available to purchase at Amazon.comBarnes and Noble, and Books-a-Million. You can also add this to your Goodreads reading list.

About the Author Rita Pomade

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Rita Pomade, an intrepid nomad originally from New York, now lives and writes in Montreal. Her work has appeared in literary magazines and poetry reviews, and her monologue for auditioning actors was selected for inclusion in the Monologue Bank. An excerpt from her forthcoming memoir Seeker: A Sea Odyssey was included in two travel anthologies.

Be sure to visit all the stops along the blog tour!

— Blog Tour Dates

June 29th @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Grab your coffee and join us in celebrating the launch of Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey. You can read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the book.
https://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

July 2nd @ Fiona Ingram’s Blog
Visit Fiona’s blog and you can read a guest post by the author about how she could have enriched her journey at sea.
http://fionaingramauthor.blogspot.com/

July 5th @ CK Sorens’ Blog
Visit Carrie’s blog today and you can read her review of Rita Pomade’s memoir Seeker.
https://www.cksorens.com/blog

July 6th @ Create Write Now
Visit Mari L. McCarthy’s blog where you can read author Rita Pomade’s guest post about what she learned about herself through writing.
https://www.createwritenow.com/

July 7th @ The Faerie Review
Make sure you visit Lily’s blog and read a guest post by the author about cooking on a shoestring at sea.
http://www.thefaeriereview.com/

July 8th @ Coffee with Lacey
Visit Lacey’s blog today and read her review of Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
https://coffeewithlacey.com/

July 10th @ 12 Books
Visit Louise’s blog and read her review of Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
https://12books.co.uk/

July 11th @ Bookworm Blog
Visit Anjanette’s blog today and you can read her review of Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
http://bookworm66.wordpress.com/

July 12th @ It’s Alanna Jean
Visit Alanna’s blog today and you can read a guest post by author Rita Pomade about the ten best traits you need for living aboard a yacht.
http://itsalannajean.com/

July 13th @ The New England Book Critic
Join Vickie as she reviews Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
http://www.thenewenglandbookcritic.com/

July 14th @ Bev. A Baird’s Blog
Visit Bev’s blog today and read her review of Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

July 15th @ Reviews and Interviews
Visit Lisa’s blog today where she interviews author Rita Pomade about her book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/

July 16th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog where he reviews Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

July 17th @ 12 Books
Visit Louise’s blog and read author Rita Pomade’s guest post discussing sailing myths.
https://12books.co.uk/

July 18th @ Author Anthon Avina’s Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog today and read his interview with author Rita Pomade.
https://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com

July 20th @ Bev. A Baird’s Blog
Visit Bev’s blog again and you can read author Rita Pomade’s guest post featuring her advice on writing a memoir.
https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

July 21st @ Jill Sheet’s Blog
Visit Jill’s blog where you can read a guest post by author Rita Pomade about how her handwriting analysis skills made her a better writer.
https://jillsheets.blogspot.com/

July 22nd @ A Storybook World
Visit Deirdra’s blog today and you can checkout her spotlight of Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
http://www.astorybookworld.com/

July 23rd @ Choices
Visit Madeline’s blog today and you can read a guest post by author Rita Pomade about the benefits of spending time abroad.
http://madelinesharples.com/

July 24th @ Books, Beans and Botany
Visit Ashley’s blog today where she reviews Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.
https://booksbeansandbotany.com/

July 24th @ Tiggy’s Books
Visit Tiggy’s blog today and read her review of Rita Pomade’s book Seeker: A Sea Odyssey. She’ll also be chatting a bit with the author!
https://tiggysbooks.com/

July 26th @ CK Sorens Blog
Visit Carrie’s blog today and you can read a guest post by author Rita Pomade about how she jumpstart her writing process.
https://www.cksorens.com/blog

July 27th @ Memoir Writer’s Journey
Visit Kathleen’s blog today and read her review of Rita Pomade’s book Seeker.
https://www.krpooler.com/

July 28th @ Lady Unemployed
Visit Nicole’s blog today where you can read a guest post by author Rita Pomade talking about stepping outside of one’s comfort zone.
http://www.ladyunemployed.com

July 31st @ Wild Hearted
Visit Ashley’s blog where you can read a guest post by author Rita Pomade about why she jumped at the chance to go to sea.
https://wild-hearted.com/

WOW Book Review – “Pestilence”by Pamela Taylor

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence; Second Son Chronicles, Volume 3,  which I read and am now reviewing.

(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

 

 

My Review:

I have always had a fascination with medieval and renaissance times, especially with the royalty. Pamela Taylor’s historical novel takes place in an imaginary realm, complete with lords, ladies, kings and peasants, much like a medieval world.
It is the third book in her Second Son Chronicles and although it can be read as a stand-alone (which I did), I feel it would be enhanced by reading the other books.
I was quickly drawn into the conflict between Lord Alfred, the second son, and his older brother John who is crowned king.
It is Alfred’s voice who narrates the story and even provides a recorded history of what befalls the kingdom. I was fully invested in following his struggles – with John, with his loyalty to his kingdom vs loyalty to John. There is lots of action, plotting, and fascinating characters.
As I read, I could not help but compare the indifferent, incompetent king, the resulting lawlessness and the hatred towards immigrants (and even the pestilence) with what is happening today.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and highly recommend it. With the cliff-hanger at the end, I cannot wait for Book 4!

 

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Book Summary

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At the dawn of the Renaissance, Alfred – the eponymous second son – must discover the special destiny foreseen for him by his grandfather. Now, the unthinkable has happened: Alfred’s brother is king. And it isn’t long before everyone’s worst fears are realized. Traditional allegiances are shattered under a style of rule unknown since the grand bargain that formed the kingdom was struck over two hundred years ago. These will be the most dangerous years of Alfred’s life, forcing him to re-examine his duty to personal honor and to the kingdom, while the threats posed by his brother constantly remind him of his father’s final words of advice. What choices will he have to make to try to protect the things he holds most dear?

Print Length: 234 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
ASIN: B08563V87C
ISBN-10: 1684334810
ISBN-13: 9781684334810

Pestilence is available to purchase as a print copy and as an e-book at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Be sure to add this to your GoodReads reading list too!

 

About the Author, Pamela Taylor

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Pamela Taylor brings her love of history to the art of storytelling in the Second Son Chronicles. An avid reader of historical fact and fiction, she finds the past offers rich sources for character, ambiance, and plot that allow readers to escape into a world totally unlike their daily lives. She shares her home with two Corgis who frequently reminder her that a dog walk is the best way to find inspiration for that next chapter.

You can follow her online at:

Author Website: https://pamela-taylor.com

Series Website: https://www.SecondSonChronicles.com

Twitter: @PJTAuthor

Instagram: PJTAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSecondSonChronicles

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/51487326

— Blog Tour Dates

June 22nd @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Join us as we celebrate the launch of Pamela Taylor’s blog tour for her book Pestilence. You can read an interview with the author and enter to win the first three books in her series “The Second Son Chronicles.”

http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com

June 23rd @ Lisa Haselton’s Review and Interviews

Stop by Lisa’s blog today where she interviews author Pamela Taylor about her book Pestilence.

http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/

June 24th @ Rebecca Whitman’s Blog

Visit Rebecca’s blog today and you can read Pamela Taylor’s guest post discussing the allegory (themes) embedded in the narrative of Pestilence specifically and the Chronicles generally.

https://rebeccawhitman.wordpress.com/

June 25th @ A.J. Sefton’s Blog

Visit A.J. Sefton’s blog and read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://www.ajsefton.com/book-reviews

June 26th @ Jill Sheet’s Blog

Visit Jill’s blog today and read Pamela Taylor’s guest post about getting historical details accurate.

http://jillsheets.blogspot.com/

June 27th @ Storeybook Reviews

Join Leslie today as she shares Pamela Taylor’s guest post about her life with corgis.

https://storeybookreviews.com/

June 28th @ Reading is My Remedy

Visit Chelsie’s blog today and you can read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://readingismyremedy.wordpress.com/

June 29th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog

Visit Anthony’s blog today and you can read Pamela Taylor’s guest post about the authors and books that inspired the creation of the Chronicles.

https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

June 30th @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf

Visit Veronica’s blog today and you can read a guest post by Pamela Taylor about the trap of linguistic anachronism – getting the language and word usage right for historical narratives.

https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com/

July 1st @ Rebecca Whitman’s Blog

Visit Rebecca’s blog again and you can read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://rebeccawhitman.wordpress.com/

July 2nd @ 12 Books

Visit Louise’s blog today and read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://12books.co.uk/

July 3rd @ What is that Book About?

Visit Michelle’s blog today and you can check out a spotlight of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://www.whatisthatbookabout.com/

July 5th @ The New England Book Critic

Visit Vickie’s blog today and read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://thenewenglandbookcritic.com/

July 6th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog

Visit Anthony’s blog today and read his review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

July 7th @ Fiona Ingram’s Blog

Join Fiona Ingram today when she shares Pamela Taylor’s guest post about data encryption in ancient times.

https://fionaingramauthor.blogspot.com/

July 8th @ Bev A. Baird

Visit Bev’s blog today and read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

July 9th @ To Write or Not to Write

Visit Sreevarsha’s blog and read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://sreevarshasreejith.blogspot.com/

July 10th @ Thoughts in Progress

Visit Mason Canyon’s blog today and you can read a guest post by Pamela Taylor about deriving details for your setting from historical maps.

https://masoncanyon.blogspot.com/

July 11th @ Books & Plants

Visit Ashley’s blog and read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://booksbeansandbotany.com/

July 11th @ A Darn Good Read

Join Yvonne as she reviews Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://adarngoodread.blogspot.com/

July 14th @ Knotty Needle

Visit Judy’s blog and read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

http://knottyneedle.blogspot.com/

July 15th @ World of My Imagination

Visit Nicole’s blog and read Pamela Taylor’s guest post about period-appropriate names for characters.

http://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com

July 17th @ Books & Plants

Visit Ashley’s blog and read Pamela Taylor’s guest post about ways to do historical research.

https://booksbeansandbotany.com/

July 18th @ Bookworm Blog

Stop by Anjanette’s blog today where you can read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence. Plus you can read an interview with the author!

https://bookworm66.wordpress.com/

July 20th @ Coffee with Lacey

Visit Lacey’s blog where you can read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://coffeewithlacey.com/

July 24th @ Medievalists

Stop by Medievalists where you can check out a spotlight of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://www.medievalists.net/

July 25th @ Boots, Shoes, and Fashion

Stop by Linda’s blog today and read her extensive interview with author Pamela Taylor about her book Pestilence.

http://bootsshoesandfashion.com/

July 25th @ Reading in the Wildwood

Join Megan today and read her review of Pamela Taylor’s book Pestilence.

https://readinginthewildwood.com/

WOW! Book Review – “Walk Your Way to Better” by Joyce Shulman

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Joyce Shulman’s book Walk Your Way to Better, which I read and am now reviewing.

(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

 

My Review

When I first heard the title of Joyce Shulman’s book, Walk Your Way to Better, I immediately added “to better health”. With the impression that this was a book to improve my health, I was on board right away to read and review. Here I was at 68, unfit and stressed to the max and I knew I needed to make changes.
But once I started reading the book, and following the first walk, I realized very quickly that this book was much more than what I had first thought. Each walk involved reading the brief story at the beginning, thinking about the suggestion as I walked and then journaling about what I had processed when I returned.

The walks have touched on many facets of my life and made me think  about and appreciate so many different things:
~ It encouraged me to dream, to expand on that dream and then pursue it
~ It urged me to beat back the negative voices in my head that can immobilize me at times (I so loved Walk 6: Feed the Good Wolf)
~ It urged me to make small, incremental good changes
~It encouraged me to look for small and simple pleasures and to be sure and get out and enjoy nature.
And these are just a small sampling of some of the learnings from the 99 walks.

Although I have not read and followed through with every walk (although I definitely plan to), I have been impressed with the insights I’ve gained and how much better I feel after only a few weeks of walking, thinking and journaling. It has helped with the stress.

As the quote by Laozi that starts the book states:
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Take that first step, take a few walks and you will slowly build to miles and to better.

As Joyce Shulman says “Read, walk, process, write, and bit by bit, become better.”

I highly recommend this book. It is already having a positive impact on lessening the stress in my life.

Book Summary

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This is a book about walking your way to better. Everywhere you turn, people, podcasts and gurus promise a simple path to the life you want. But few of them work. Why? Because simply reading the words is rarely enough to call your heart and mind to action. This book is different. Each section provides a thought-starter, insight or story. But I don’t want you to just read it. I want you to read a section and then lace up your sneakers and head out the door. Because while walking, your brain processes in a unique way, enabling you to recognize the things that are truly holding your back and the changes you actually need to make. You will literally Walk Your Way to Better. Along the way, you will forge a powerful connection between your mind and your body. And bonus — you’ll feel better and become fitter.

Print Length: 363 Pages

Genre: Motivational Self-Help

Publisher: Kibo Press

ASIN: B08466XHDF

Walk Your Way to Better is available to purchase now on Amazon.com.

 

About the Author, Joyce Shulman

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Joyce Shulman, founder and CEO of 99 Walks and Macaroni Kid reaches millions of moms each month with hyper-local and national e-newsletters and websites, social media content, video and her Weekly Walk podcast. Having created a one-of-a-kind digital platform, she connects families to the wonders of their own communities and inspires women to chase their dreams and crush their goals.

Her most recent endeavor, 99 Walks, is on a mission to combat loneliness and improve fitness through the simple act of encouraging moms to walk together. Her mission? Nothing short of getting a million women walking.

Throughout her two decades as an entrepreneur, Joyce has guided SAHMs, teachers and even MBAs to success. Joyce shares how moms need to “take care of mama bear” and avoid the “martyr mom syndrome.” Her experience in business and leading mompreneurs makes her a coveted speaker where she shares tactics for beating burnout, fueling creativity, goal crushing, how walking can fuel productivity and performance, and more.

Joyce received her Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Maryland and her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from St. John’s University School of Law. After law school, she spent more than a dozen years as a New York City lawyer where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation.

A self-confessed idea junkie, in 1998, Joyce abandoned law firm life to liberate her entrepreneurial spirit and focus on the things that are most important to her: family, community and empowering women to chase their dreams.

Find Joyce online at:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/joyceshulman

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH-NR50srbDzKdUBx5BPgQQ

https://twitter.com/joycershulman

https://www.instagram.com/joyce.r.shulman/

https://www.joyceshulman.com/

 

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WOW Blog Tour – Alex Franzen’s book “The Checklist Book”

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Alex Franzen’s book The Checklist Book, which I read and am now reviewing.
(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

 

My Review

As an inveterate list-maker, I was eager to read Alex Franzen’s book on checklists. I found it so much more than I expected and there was so much to enjoy and be inspired by – from the science of list making to the history of checklists; from digging deep into one’s personal approach to life to the wide range of templates to create a wide range of checklists.
For me, I quickly saw how I could expand the quick list I usually made, into a detailed list of moments, easy wins and tasks, culminating in a most positive ending to the day, when there was a line of checks to celebrate success of tasks done.
Chapter 4 was my favourite. Franzen offered a list of approaches in how we face life, with questions to answer that allowed us to dig deep into what we wanted from life. I was able to narrow it to 3 approaches that I will use to focus on as I move forward.
I love the idea of choosing ‘moments” to experience each day and actually put them on your checklist, rather than just have a list of tasks to complete. We all need those special moments, even if they are only minutes.
Franzen’s book has really made me rethink my own list making and devise a better way to meet each day.

I highly recommend Alex Franzen’s book.

 

Book Summary

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Simplicity at its best: The checklist is one of the world’s oldest―and most effective―productivity systems. If anything, author and entrepreneur Alexandra Franzen shares, it is just as valuable now as it was during the days of the Roman Empire. Writing out a simple checklist allows us to tangibly plan our day and set in stone what we want to accomplish.

Cut out unnecessary noise: There are countless apps and organizational systems out there to help us straighten out our lives, but often they only add to the madness. Trying to keep up leaves us feeling drained and overwhelmed. Learn how to choose your highest priorities, set realistic goals, celebrate tiny wins, and feel calmer every day with the magic of checklists.

Be realistic about the time in a day: By physically writing down our tasks on a single piece of paper, we force ourselves to limit how much we can do in a day. Too often, we cram our day with tasks and chores and leave almost no space for self-care or time with loved ones. We end up disappointed in our inability to complete our never-ending to-do list. Checklists help you plan your day in a more gentle, realistic way. You accomplish what needs to be done―and enjoy things you want to be doing, too.

In the life-changing Checklist Book, learn:

The history of the checklist and why it remains to be relevant and effective today

The science behind the success of checklists, such as the instant satisfaction we feel when we put a check next to a finished task

How to create a basic daily checklist―and checklists for specific situations, like moving to a new city or navigating a divorce

 

Print Length: 160 Pages

Genre: Self-Help

Publisher: Mango

ASIN: B07V6GWGW5

ISBN-10: 1642501182

ISBN-13: 978-1642501186

 

The Checklist Book is available to purchase online at Amazon.comBarnes and Noble, and Target.

 

About the Author, Alexandra Franzen

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Alexandra Franzen is the author of several books, including So This Is the End: A Love Story (2018), You’re Going to Survive (2017), and 50 Ways to Say “You’re Awesome” (2013).

She has written articles for dozens of sites, including Time, Forbes, Newsweek, HuffPost, The Muse, and Lifehacker. She’s been mentioned/quoted in The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, USA Today, BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, and Inc.

Alexandra is best-known for writing about creativity, productivity, the power of setting tiny goals, how to develop more confidence in your writing skills, and how to stay motivated, keep working towards your personal and professional dreams, and never give up.

She also works as a copywriter, ghostwriter, writing teacher, and consultant. She helps her clients to develop podcasts, videos, websites, speeches, books, and other creative projects.

Find Alexandra’s latest projects, classes, and hundreds of free articles and resources at: AlexandraFranzen.com

 

— Blog Tour Dates

May 11th @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Make sure you visit the WOW blog today and read an interview with author Alexandra Franzen and enter to win a copy of the book The Checklist Book.

https://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com

 

May 12th @ Karen Brown Tyson

Stop by Karen’s blog today and read Alexandra Franzen’s inspiring guest post entitled, “You Are Going to Survive.”

https://karenbrowntyson.com/blog/

 

May 13th @ World of My Imagination

Join Nicole as she reviews Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

http://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com

 

May 15th @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf 

Visit Veronica’s blog today and you can read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com/

 

May 16th @ Lapidus International

Stop by the words for wellness organization today and read Alexandra Franzen’s guest post about the importance of nature time.

https://lapidus.org.uk/news

 

May 18th @ One Sister’s Journey: Keeping It Real

Visit Lisa’s blog today and read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://www.lisambuske.com/

 

May 19th @ Chanel Bevis’ Blog

Stop by Chanel’s blog today and read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://chanelbevis1.wordpress.com/blog/

 

May 20th @ And So She Thinks

Visit Francesca’s blog today and you can read Alexandra Franzen’s guest post about what a checklist can do you for you.

https://andsoshethinks.co.uk/blog/

 

May 23rd @ Boots, Shoes, and Fashion

Visit Linda’s blog and you can read her interview with Alexandra Franzen. Don’t miss it!

http://bootsshoesandfashion.com/

 

May 25th @ The Frugalista Mom

Stop by Rozelyn’s blog today and you can read her post about Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://thefrugalistamom.com/

 

May 27th @ Dog-Eared Days of Summer

Visit Courtney’s blog today and you can read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://dog-eareddaysofsummer.com/

 

May 28th @ Strength 4 Spouses

Visit Wendi’s blog today and read Alexandra Franzen’s guest post unplugging more.

https://strength4spouses.blog/

 

May 29th @ Wild Hearted

Visit Ashley’s blog today where she shares her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://www.wild-hearted.com/

 

May 30th @ Memoir Revolution

https://memorywritersnetwork.com/blog/

 

May 31st @ Michelle Cornish’ Blog

Stop by Michelle’s blog today and you can read a guest post by Alexandra Franzen about shifting away from perfection. A post we all need to read today!

https://www.michellecornish.com/

 

June 1st @ Strength 4 Spouses

Visit Wendi’s blog today to read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://strength4spouses.blog

 

June 2nd @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog

Visit Bev’s blog today and you can read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

 

June 3rd @ Rachael’s Thoughts

Visit Rachael’s blog today and you can read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://rachaelstray.com/

 

June 4th @ Michelle Cornish’ Blog

Visit Michelle’s blog today and read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://www.michellecornish.com/

 

June 5th @ Editor 911

Stop by Margo’s blog today and you can read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://editor-911.com/blog

 

June 6th @ Megan Writes Everything

Visit Megan’s blog today and she reviews Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://meganwriteseverything.com/

 

June 7th @ The New England Book Critic

Visit Victoria’s blog today and read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://thenewenglandbookcritic.com/

 

June 8th @ Dog-Eared Days of Summer

Visit Courtney’s blog again and read Alexandra Franzen’s guest post about focusing on tiny wins.

https://dog-eareddaysofsummer.com/

 

June 9th @ Alternative Grace

Stop by Amber’s blog today and read her review of Alexandra Franzen’s book The Checklist Book.

https://alternativegrace.com/

 

June 10th @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog

Stop by Bev’s blog again and you can read Alexandra Franzen’s guest post about putting self-care into your daily checklist. An absolute must-read!

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

 

June 11th @ Jill Sheet’s Blog

Visit Jill’s blog today and you can read Alexandra Franzen’s guest post about getting the phone out of your room.

http://jillsheets.blogspot.com/

 

 

WOW Blog Tour for”I Asked The Wind” by Valerie Nifora

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Valerie Nifora’s poetry book I Asked the Wind, which I read and am now reviewing.

(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

 

My Review:

Valerie Nifora has given us a heartfelt, powerful series of poems, written over 15 years, that lays bare her love and heartbreak.

From the very first poem – “I Love You. Eternal”, we are drawn into the images and sensory of each poem.
There is heartache; there is love; there is so much sharing from the depths of her soul – not only of pain, but of what love can truly be.

I was very moved by Nifora’s poems. And, I know you be as well.

I recommend this book of poetry by Valerie Nifora.

 

About the Author, Valerie Nifora

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Valerie Nifora was born and raised in New York to Greek immigrant parents. For over twenty years, Valerie was Marketing Communications Leader for a Fortune 50. She served as a ghost writer for several executives and has executed award-winning campaigns using her special gift as a storyteller to inspire. Her first book is a collection of romantic poetry that explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning over 15 years. Her beautiful and powerful voice immediately calls forth a time of leather-bound books and invites the reader to find a comfortable chair and begin their journey through the powerful human emotion of love. Valerie holds a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is married and a mother of two amazing sons.

Website: www.valerienifora.com.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vnifora/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValerieNifora/

Twitter @vnifora

 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/valerienifora/

About I Asked the Wind

 

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Book Summary

 I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is a journey into romance, love and loss through poetry. The poems published in this collection span over 15 years of writing. Often starting with short rhythmic patterns, each poem’s lyrical tone is filled with inspired words to express the deep emotion experienced in the intricacies of romance.

Handwritten in a journal and hidden away until this publication, the poems chronicle the journey into and out of love. Written in three parts, the book enables the reader to transverse the intensity of romantic love, from the first moment of falling in love, to the intense pain of heartbreak.

Beautiful and powerful in its lyrical and simple verse, the reader is immediately immersed in a world of sensuality, passion, desire, and innocence; all woven together into a tapestry of human emotion. Each poem transports the reader to a story through the art of poetry. Drawing on natural elements such as the sun, sand, wind and moon, this collection explores the light and darkness of romantic love, leaving the reader questioning if love was ever real at all.

Print Length: 108 Pages

Genre: Poetry

Publisher: The Unapologetic Voice House LLC

I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is available to purchase at Amazon.comBarnes and Noble, and Target.

 

 

Be sure to take in all the stops of Valerie’s blog tour. She will be stopping her as well on Feb. 28th.

 Blog Tour Dates

February 10th @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Make sure you stop by WOW! Women on Writing’s blog today and read an interview with author Valerie Nifora as we discuss her book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry. You can also win a signed copy of her book!

http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com

 

February 11th @ Karen Brown Tyson

Stop by Karen’s blog today and read a guest post by author Valerie Nifora who will be talking about what prevents people from following her dreams.

https://karenbrowntyson.com/blog/

February 13th @ Michelle Cornish

Stop by Michelle’s blog and you can watch an interview with author Valerie Nifora. Don’t miss it!

https://www.michellecornish.com/blog

 

February 14th @ A New Look on Books

Visit Rae’s blog today and you can read a guest post by author Valerie Nifora about what helped her get through heartbreak.

https://www.anewlookonbooks.com/blog

 

February 14th @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf

Visit Veronica’s blog today and read a feature that spotlights one of the poems from the book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com/

 

February 15th @ Coffee with Lacey

Visit Lacey’s blog today and read her review of Valerie Nifora’s book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

http://www.coffeewithlacey.com

 

February 16th @ Phy Roselle 

Stop by Phy’s blog today and read Valerie Nifora’s guest post about what most people miss about live.

https://phyroselle.wordpress.com/

 

February 20th @ Precious Phyllis

Visit Phyllis’ blog today and read her review of Valerie Nifora’s book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

http://phytallic.wordpress.com/

 

February 22nd @ Beverley A. Baird

Visit Beverley’s blog today and you can read her review of Valerie Nifora’s book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

 

February 24th @ A Storybook World

Visit Deirdra’s blog today and you can read author Valerie Nifora’s guest post about why if you’re lonely, you are not alone.

http://www.astorybookworld.com/

 

February 25th @ Lori’s Reading Corner

Visit Lori’s blog today and read Valerie Nifora’s guest post about whether we really have to love ourselves before we love another person.

http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com/

 

February 28th @ Beverley A. Baird

Stop by Beverley’s blog again and you can read author Valerie Nifora’s guest post about how life is short, do it now before you die. Get inspired today!

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

 

February 29th @ Bookworm Blog

Visit Anjanette’s blog today and you can read her review of Valerie Nifora’s book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry. You can also read her interview with the author as well.

http://bookworm66.wordpress.com

 

March 1st @ Choices 

Visit Madeline’s blog today and you can read Valerie Nifora’s guest post about what her children taught her about love.

http://madelinesharples.com/

 

March 2nd @ Armed with a Book

Visit Kriti’s blog and you can read her review of Valerie Nifora’s book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

https://www.armedwithabook.com/

 

March 4th @ Armed with a Book

Stop by Kriti’s blog again and you can read her interview with author Valerie Nifora.

https://www.armedwithabook.com/

 

March 6th @ The Faerie Review

Come by Lily’s blog today and you can read author Valerie Nifora’s guest post about why risk is sometimes worth it.

https://www.thefaeriereview.com

 

March 9th @ It’s Alanna Jean

Visit Alanna Jean’s blog today and you can read a guest post by author Valerie Nifora, who will discuss why people fear failure. Don’t miss this one!

http://itsalannajean.com/

 

March 10th @ Jill Sheets Blog

Visit Jill’s blog and you can read Valerie Nifora’s guest post about why we settle on mediocre.

https://jillsheets.blogspot.com./

 

March 15th @ Teatime and Books

Stop by Janet’s blog today and you can read her review of Valerie Nifora’s book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

http://teatimeandbooks76.blogspot.com/

WOW Blog Tour for Barbara Barth’s Memoir: “The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later”

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Barbara Barth’s memoir The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later, which I read and am now reviewing.

(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

My Review:
As someone who is facing seventy in just a few years, it was so encouraging to see that we do not have to be defined by our age. We can and should continue to dream, make plans and see those dreams realized.

This book follows Barth’s first one, The Unfaithful Widow, written about the first year following her husband’s death when she was sixty.

Written in short, engaging vignettes, many drawn from her blog posts over the years, covers the ten years following her husband’s death. She calls this decade 9and is the subtitle of this book) “My Life with dogs and every day magic”.

So much happened to her in these years – selling antiques in different places, losing her mother, as well as some of her precious dogs, adopting new rescue dogs, surgery on her shoulder and having two hip replacements, just to name a few.
Barth is, for the most part, positive, always looking for “what’s next”.

Each short story draws you into her adventures and gives a glimpse of her life, full of her sparkling personality. She sought creativity, love, adventure, friendships and was blessed with several tribes of friends.

So many times, I chuckled as she described her ups and downs. As she has said, she’s “all about the laughter”.
Two of my favourite chapters were:
* ”In Texting Hell”, about the Italian student she hosted. I could so relate.
* ”My Obituary” Read it and you’ll see why.

There is much wisdom in its pages. My favourite quote from the book (although there were many to choose from), was shared when her dog Annabelle was diagnosed with lymphoma:
“I count my blessings. Each day is a miracle. For her, for me, for you. None of us, canine or human, know how many days or years we have left. The gift is to live those days full of love and compassion.”

Barbara Barth’s memoir is touching, inspiring and a very enjoyable read. This is a must-read book.

About the Author 

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Author, blogger, sometimes antique dealer, dog hoarder, bedazzled by life. Widowed ten years ago, Barth writes about finding a creative path back to happiness. Her recent move to a 1906 historic cottage brought many surprises, including discovering the Monroe–Walton Center for the Arts where she started the monthly Walton Writers group and is on the MWCA Board as Literary Arts Chair. Barth is a contributor to Walton Living Magazine and a former blogger for The Balancing Act, Lifetime Television’s morning show for women. Currently she lives with six dogs, rescue dogs that rescued her.

Visit her website at https://www.barbarabarthwriter.com/, follow her on Twitter @writerwithdogs, and follow her Amazon author page.

About the Book
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Picking up where The Unfaithful Widow ended, Ten Years Later continues the author’s journey from widow to a slightly askew woman. A memoir written with warmth and candor on being single again, aging, and finding a creative path surrounded by dogs, friends, laughter, and a bit of craziness. Barbara Barth shares stories on the adventures that followed her first year alone as she moved headfirst into a new life, listening to her heart, sometimes not so wisely, but always full speed ahead. Join her on the ride of her life, from owning an antique shop to moving to a Victorian cottage outside of Atlanta, and all the follies in between. Going into the next decade with six dogs by her side, the author proves you are only as old as you feel, and happiness begins with a grateful heart. A funny and engaging memoir for anyone who wants to be their own superhero facing life’s good and bad moments.

Print Length: 374 pages
Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Gilbert Street Press
ASIN: B07YBNHXZG
ISBN-10: 0983171564
ISBN-13: 978-0983171560

The Unfaithful widow Ten Years Later is available in print and as an ebook at Amazon.com.

 

Be sure to check out all the stops on the blog tour for this delightful memoir. Barth has several guest posts that are well worth the stop!

Blog Tour Dates

 @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Grab your coffee and join us in celebrating the launch of Barbara Barth’s new book The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later. You can read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the book.
http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com

November 12th @ All Things Audry
Author Barbara Barth is a guest writer over at Audry’s blog today and will be talking about women friendships.
http://allthingsaudry.blogspot.com/

November 13th @ Words from the Heart
Stop by Linda’s blog and you can read a guest post by Barbara Barth about publishing anthologies.
https://contemplativeed.blogspot.com/

November 14th @ Thoughts in Progress
Visit Mason’s blog today and you can read Barbara’s guest post about starting a writing group. Don’t miss it!
https://masoncanyon.blogspot.com/

November 15th @ The World of My Imagination
Visit Nicole’s blog and read her review of Barbara Barth’s book The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later.
http://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com

November 16th @ Lori Duff Writes
Stop by Lori’s blog today where you can read her interview with Barbara Barth and read her review of Barbara’s book The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later.
https://www.loriduffwrites.com/blog/

November 16th @ Jill Sheets Blog
Visit Jill’s blog today and you can read Barbara Barth’s guest post about self-publishing.
https://jillsheets.blogspot.com

November 17th @ A Storybook World
Be sure to stop by Deirdra’s blog today and check out her spotlight of the book The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later and enter to win a copy of the book!
http://www.astorybookworld.com

November 18th @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog
Be sure you visit Bev’s blog and read Barbara Barth’s guest post about starting over at 70. You won’t want to miss this!
https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com

November 19th @ Look to the Western Sky
Be sure to visit Margo’s blog and read her interview with author Barbara Barth. Don’t miss it!
https://margoldill.com/blog

November 20th @ Anthony Avina’s Blog
Make sure you visit Anthony’s blog today and read Barbara Barth’s guest post about publishing anthologies.
http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com

November 21st @ Cassandra’s Writing World
Stop by Cassandra’s blog today and read her review of The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later. You can also enter to win a copy of the book as well!
https://cassandra-mywritingworld.blogspot.com/

November 22nd @ Karen Brown Tyson’s Blog
Join us at Karen Brown Tyson’s blog where you can read a guest post about self-publishing by author Barbara Barth. Don’t miss it!
http://www.karenbrowntyson.com

November 23rd @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog
Visit Bev’s blog again and you can read her review of Barbara Barth’s book The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later.
https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com

November 24th @ Choices
Be sure to stop by Madeline’s blog and read Barbara Barth’s guest post that will be talking about women friendships.
http://madelinesharples.com/

November 25th @ Wild Woman Writer
Visit Anne’s blog today and you can read Barbara Barth’s blog guest post about starting over at 70.
https://wildwomanwriter2018.blogspot.com/

November 26th @ Life Like A Galaxy Girl
Stop by Alanna’s blog today and you can read her review of Barbara Barth’s memoir The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later.
http://lifelikeagalaxygirl.com/

November 27th @ Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
Visit Lisa’s blog today and you can read her interview with author Barbara Barth and find out more about this incredible author!
http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/

November 28th @ Bibliotica
Stop by Melissa’s blog and make sure you read Barbara Barth’s guest post about grief over the years and finding happiness again.
https://www.bibliotica.com/

November 29th @ Stranded in Chaos
Visit Sara’s blog and you can read her review of Barbara Barth’s book The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later.
https://strandupdate.blogspot.com/

November 30th @ Anthony Avina’s Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog again and read his review of Barbara Barth’s book The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later.
http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com

December 1st @ Words from the Heart
Visit Linda’s blog and read her review of Barbara Barth’s book The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later. 
https://contemplativeed.blogspot.com

December 2nd @ Women’s Writing Circle
Stop by the blog Women’s Writing Circle and you can read a guest post by Barbara Barth about adopting dogs while all her friends are having grandkids. Don’t miss this one!
http://www.susanweidener.com/

 

Wow! Women on Writing Review of Mari McCarthy’s Heal Yourself with Journaling Power

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Mari McCarthy’s Heal Yourself with Journaling , which I read and am now reviewing.
(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

 

My Review:

I was fortunate to be able to read (and review) Mari McCarthy’s earlier journaling book – Journaling Power. It encouraged me to journal more often and I have kept it up.
Mari’s latest book, Heal Yourself with Journaling Power, builds on this book and provides a valuable tool to help anyone improve their life.

What I especially liked about Mari’s book was the focus on sharing testimonies from people who had had their lives changed from journaling. Most chapters focus on one person who tell their stories, give advice and hope, with the knowledge that anyone can journal and grow.
Each of the 12 chapters also provide a writing prompt to help us all tell our own stories, take action, discover our power, express ourselves.

We can have the life we envision and have the future we want.

Mari’s book was an easy, but powerful read, with lots of valuable information about journaling. Mari never gives us strict rules – rather suggestions about using journaling the way it will work best for each of us.
This book was a very worthwhile read – 5/5 on Goodreads for me.

 

About the Book

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Mari L. McCarthy’s international bestselling book, Journaling Power, started a movement. Now, Heal Your Self with Journaling Power is igniting a revolution!

You’ll discover the life-changing magic of journaling through moving personal stories told by just some of the thousands of people who have tapped into the proven therapeutic power of expressive writing.

These are people just like you, and their challenges are the same ones you have.

Heal Your Self with Journaling Power reveals the inner strength and grace that comes with living your life in the present from the inside out. It will help you transform your life and…

  • Manifest everything your desire
  • Fill you with uplifting positive energy
  • Put you on a path to better health and wellness
  • Give you the inspiration and motivation to live your best life
  • Show you how to use journaling to solve your most pressing problems

 

The only right way to journal is YOUR way. Just grab a pen and paper and do it!

Praise for Heal Your Self with Journaling Power

Print Length: 143 Pages
Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help
Publisher: Mari L. McCarthy
ISBN-13: 9780463807361
ASIN: B07R47JT1T

Heal Your Self with Journaling Power is now available to purchase on Amazon.comKobo.comBarnes and Noble and also on Mari’s website CreateWriteNow.com (where you can get a signed copy).

 

About the Author

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Mari L. McCarthy is the Self-Transformation Guide and Founder/Chief Inspiration Officer of CreateWriteNow.com. She is also author of the international-bestselling, award-winning book Journaling Power: How to Create the Happy, Healthy Life You Want to Live.

Mari began journaling to relieve the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) over 20 years ago. Through journaling, Mari was able to ditch her prescription drugs and mitigate most of her MS symptoms. Now she teaches people throughout the world how to heal, grow, and transform their lives through the holistic power of therapeutic journaling.

She lives in a gorgeous beachfront home in Boston, where she has the freedom, flexibility, and physical ability to indulge in all her passions, which include singing and recording her own albums.

 

— Blog Tour Dates

June 17th @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Stop by Women on Writing’s blog The Muffin and read an interview with author Mari McCarthy and win a copy of her book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

 

June 18th @ Karen Brown Tyson’s Blog

Visit author Karen Brown Tyson’s blog today where you can read Mari McCarthy’s guest post about why you might still be experiencing writer’s block.

https://karenbrowntyson.com/blog/

 

June 19th @ Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb (Originally Aired June 12th @ 10:30 AM EST)

Cyrus Webb interviews Mari McCarthy of Create Write Now about her latest bestseller Heal Your Self With Journaling Power.

http://cyruswebb.com/category/conversations-live-radio/ 

 

June 20th @ Look to the Western Sky

Visit Margo’s blog today where you can catch her review of Mari McCarthy’s incredible new book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://margoldill.com/

 

June 22nd @ Lapidus 

Visit Lapidus, words for well-being association, where you can read Francesca’s review of Mari McCarthy’s eye-opening book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power. 

https://lapidus.org.uk/news

 

June 23rd @ Life Like a Galaxy Girl

Stop by Alanna’s blog today where you can read her review of Mari McCarthy’s new book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power. 

http://lifelikeagalaxygirl.com/

 

June 24th @ Thoughts in Progress

Do you love the energy in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Well, if you do, you will not want to miss today’s post at the blog Thoughts in Progress where Mari McCarthy shares her tips on how to recreate the magic of NaNoWriMo in any month.

https://masoncanyon.blogspot.com

 

June 25th @ Bev Baird’s Blog

Make sure you stop by Bev’s blog today where you can read her review of Mari McCarthy’s book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

 

June 26th @ A Storybook World

Visit Deirdra’s blog today where she highlights Mari McCarthy’s new book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

http://www.astorybookworld.com/

 

June 27th @ The Frugalista Mom

Make sure to Rozelyn’s blog and read her review of Mari McCarthy’s book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power. Plus enter to win a copy for yourself!

https://thefrugalistamom.com/

 

June 29th @ Coffee with Lacey

Grab your coffee and visit Lacey’s blog today and read her thoughts about Mari McCarthy’s powerful new book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://coffeewithlacey.com/

 

June 30th @ Wild Woman Writer

Visit Anne’s blog today where you can catch her review of Mari McCarthy’s inspiring new book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://wildwomanwriter2018.blogspot.com/

 

July 1st @ Choices

Visit Madeline’s blog today and read Mari McCarthy’s poignant guest post about our conversations with our inner critic and how to silence them.

http://madelinesharples.com/

 

July 1st @ Writing Through Life

Be sure to stop by Amber’s blog and read her interview with author Mari McCarthy and also enter to win a copy of the book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://writingthroughlife.com/

 

July 2nd @ Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde

If you are in need of a new book in your life, make sure to stop by Lindsey’s blog today where you can read her review of Mari McCarthy’s new book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://russelllindsey.blog/

 

July 2nd @ The Frugalista Mom

Stop by Rozelyn’s blog again today where you can read Mari McCarthy’s guest post about why we procrastinate and how to avoid it.

https://thefrugalistamom.com/

 

July 3rd @ The World of My Imagination

Visit Nicole’s blog today and catch her thoughts about Mari McCarthy’s book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com/

 

July 5th @ Bring on Lemons

Make lemons into lemonade today when you visit Crystal’s blog today and read her thoughts about Mari McCarthy’s new book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/

 

July 7th @ One Sister’s Journey Keeping it Real

Visit Lisa’s blog today where you can read Mari’s blog post about disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with yourself.

https://www.lisambuske.com/

 

July 8th @ A Day in the Life of Mom

Want to inspire your kids to journal? Visit Ashley’s blog today and read Mari McCarthy’s guest post featuring imaginative journaling activities to do with kids. 

https://adayinthelifeofmom.com/

 

July 9th @ Bev Baird’s Blog

Visit Bev’s blog again where you can read Mari McCarthy’s guest post about mindful journaling for mindful eating. Don’t miss!

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

 

July 9th @ Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde

Visit Lindsey’s blog again where you can find out more about Mari McCarthy and her book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://russelllindsey.blog/

 

July 10th @ Lapidus

Join Francesca at Lapidus again where you can read Mari McCarthy’s guest post about why journaling is part of self-care.

https://lapidus.org.uk/news

 

July 10th @ Look to the Western Sky

Make sure you visit Margo’s blog again and read Mari McCarthy’s guest post featuring more imaginative journaling activities you can do with your kids.

https://www.margoldill.com/

 

July 12th @ Author Anthony Avina Blog

Stop by author Anthony Avina’s blog today where you can read his review about Mari McCarthy’s inspirational book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power

http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com

 

July 12th @ Bookworm Blog

Visit Anjanette’s blog today where you can read her interview with author Mari McCarthy and also be sure to check out Mari McCarthy’s guest post about journaling power for emotional health.

https://bookworm66.wordpress.com/

 

July 13th @ A Day in the Life of Mom

Make sure your day today includes visiting Ashley’s blog where you can read her thoughts about Mari McCarthy’s life-changing book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://adayinthelifeofmom.com/

 

July 14th @ Author Anthony Avina Blog

Do you procrastinate too much? Well, visit Anthony Avina’s blog again today where you can read Mari McCarthy’s guest post on how to use your favorite types of procrastination to your advantage.

http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com

 

July 15th @ Strength 4 Spouses

Do you like to journal? Stop by Wendi’s blog today where author Mari McCarthy talks about journaling power for mental health. Don’t miss it!

https://strength4spouses.blog/

 

July 16th @ Reading Whale

Visit Caitlin’s blog today and read her interview with Mari McCarthy as they talk about Mari’s book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://readingwhale.com/

 

July 17th @ Michelle Cornish Blog

Stop by Michelle’s blog where she reviews Mari McCarthy’s book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power. You can also check out her interview with Mari and find out more about the author!

https://www.michellecornish.com/blog

 

July 19th @ Strength 4 Spouses

Do you love journaling? Well if so, you will want to visit Wendi’s blog where she shares her thoughts about Mari McCarthy’s powerful book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://strength4spouses.blog/

 

July 19th @ Bookworm Blog

Visit Anjanette’s blog again where you can read her review of Mari McCarthy’s book Heal Your Self with Journaling Power.

https://bookworm66.wordpress.com/

 

July 21st @ Jill Sheet’s Blog

Visit Jill’s blog today where you can read Mari McCarthy’s blog post about overcoming writer’s block. Don’t miss this if you are struggling with staying inspired!

https://jillsheets.blogspot.com/

 

 

WOW- Women on Writing Blog Tour for”Born Under Fire” by Rina Z. Neiman

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Rina Z. Neiman’s Born Under Fire, which I read and am now reviewing.
(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

My Review:
Born Under Fire by Rina Z. Neiman, details the birth of Israel through the eyes of Shula, a young Sabra, during the years 1934 to 1949, as she grows from child to you woman.  Neiman has based this historical novel on her own mother’s life.
We see Shula’s family and their home life, their struggles, life in and around Tel Aviv. We see the war years, the tensions with the British and the Arabs and the creation of the state of Israel.
So much of Israel’s struggle for nationhood is shown in history books. Yet through Shula we get a much more personal glimpse, as if we were with her.
I would highly recommend this novel. It was both moving and informative, history come alive.

About the Book

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Book Summary

Born Under Fire is an historical novel that tells the story of a girl coming of age and her drive to excel despite the devastating effects of long-term war. Born in Jerusalem under British rule in 1928, Shula grows up in a world in turmoil as Hitler rises to power and nations enter into war. Amid a landscape of ancient stone ruins next to modern Bauhaus architecture, and desert scrub ending at newly verdant farmlands, Shula grows into her independence as the State of Israel is born. Based on historical documents and events, Born Under Fire is also about the context surrounding the founding of the State of Israel, as well as the horrors and dangers of growing up in a conflict zone. Shula battles grief and depression due to the shattering events affecting her, her family, and the entire world. Despite this struggle, her resilient spirit enables her to reach great heights as a concert pianist..

Print Length: 258 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 978-1986349147

ISBN-10: 1986349144

Born Under Fire is now available to purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Thrift Books.

 

About the Author

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Rina Z. Neiman is a writer, event producer and public relations professional. Born Under Fire is based on the true story of her mother, Shulamit Dubno Neiman, a Sabra, a musician and one of the first generation of modern-day Israelis. Rina lives in Marin County, California with her husband and son. This is her first novel.

You may find out more about the author and her book by visiting the website https://www.bornunderfire.com/. Also, you may find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

— Blog Tour Dates

May 20th @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin! So, grab your coffee and join us today as we celebrate the launch of Rina Z. Neiman’s book Born Under Fire. Read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the book.

http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

 

May 21st @ Karen Brown Tyson Blog

Make sure you stop by Karen’s blog today where you can read Rina Z. Neiman’s guest post about how to manage time and distractions during the book writing process. If you are writing a book – or thinking about writing one – this one is a post you don’t want to miss!

https://karenbrowntyson.com/blog/

May 22nd @ Coffee with Lacey

Grab some coffee and visit Lacey’s blog today where you can read her review about Rina Z. Neiman’s book Born Under Fire.

https://coffeewithlacey.com/

May 23rd @ Coffee with Lacey

Stop by Lacey’s blog again where you can read the author Rina Z. Neiman’s guest post about why researching primary sources is so effective.

https://coffeewithlacey.com/

May 23rd @ Bri’s Book Nook

Looking for a new book? Make sure to stop by Bri’s Book Nook and find out why you need to add Rina Z. Neiman’s book Born Under Fire to your reading list.

https://brisbooknook.com/

May 24th @ One Sister’s Journey

Today is a can’t miss review by Lisa over at One Sister’s Journey blog. She’s sharing her thoughts about Rina Z. Neiman’s historical fiction book Born Under Fire.

https://www.lisambuske.com/

May 26th @ Reading Whale

You won’t want to miss today’s stop at the blog Reading Whale where you can read this Rina Z. Neiman’s guest post about when you can finally start writing your book after all that research.

https://readingwhale.com/

May 27th @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf

Fill your bookshelf with good books! Stop by Veronica’s blog and read author Rina Z. Neiman’s guest post about writing biographical fiction and when to dramatize real events.

https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com/

May 28th @ Helen Hollick’s World of Books

Join Helen Hollick’s Tuesday Talk over at her blog and read Rina Z. Neiman’s guest post about how videos can reinforce your historical novel.

https://www.helenhollick.net/

May 28th @ Book Collab Blog

Make sure you stop by Morgan’s blog Book Collab where you can find out what she has to say about Rina Z. Neiman’s historical fiction book Born Under Fire.

https://morganbray15.wixsite.com/mysite

May 29th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog

If you love historical fiction, make sure you visit Anthony Avina’s blog today where he features author Rina Z. Neiman’s blog post about how she researched her historical fiction novel Born Under Fire. You won’t want to miss this!

https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

May 31st @ Jess Reading Blog

Are you interested in writing history for young adults? If you are, you will absolutely want to visit Jess’ blog today where author Rina Z. Neiman talks about writing history for young adults and what grabs them and what loses them.

https://jessbookishlife.wordpress.com/

June 1st @ The World of My Imagination

Come by Nicole’s blog today where you can read her review of Rina Z. Neiman’s book Born Under Fire and enter to win a copy of the book.

http://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com

June 2nd @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog

Can’t resist a good book? Visit author Anthony Avina’s blog today when he reviews Rina Z. Neiman’s incredible historical fiction book Born Under Fire.

https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

June 3rd @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog

Looking for your next great read? Make sure you stop by Bev’s blog today and catch her opinion on this fascinating historical fiction novel Born Under Fire.

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

June 4th @ Amanda Diaries

Today’s stop is at Amanda’s blog where you can read what she thinks about Rina Z. Neiman’s historical fiction book Born Under Fire. 

https://amandalsanders1989.wordpress.com/

June 5th @ The Frugalista Mom

Visit Rozelyn’s blog today where you can not only read her review of Born Under Fire but also enter to win a copy of the book!

https://thefrugalistamom.com/

June 7th @ Bookworm Blog

Feeling bookish today? Make sure you stop by Anjanette’s Bookworm blog where you can read her thoughts about Rina Z. Neiman’s powerful historical fiction book Born Under Fire plus read an interview with the author.

https://bookworm66.wordpress.com/

June 8th @ Jessica’s Reading Room

Today’s tour stop is a fantastic guest post written by author Rina Z. Neiman about how to make stories interactive. A must-read for all the writers out there!

http://jessicasreadingroom.com/

June 9th @ Jess Bookish Life

Need a new book in your life? Stop by Jess’ blog today where she shares her opinion about the historical fiction book Born Under Fire.

https://jessbookishlife.wordpress.com/

June 10th @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog

Are you doing research for your novel? Make sure you visit Bev’s blog today where author Rina Z. Neiman is talking about top 5 ways to research secondary sources.

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

June 12th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog

Get to know author Rina Z. Neiman at today’s stop over at author Anthony Avina’s blog where he interviews the author.

https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

June 14th @ Bookworm Blog

Visit Anjanette’s blog today and read a guest post by the author who talks about making your story interactive and why adding music is so effective.

https://bookworm66.wordpress.com/

June 15th @ Strength 4 Spouses

Visit Wendi’s blog at Strength 4 Spouses where you can read Rina Z. Neiman’s guest post about the importance of writing during deployment.

https://strength4spouses.blog/

June 17th @ 12 Books

Visit Louise’s blog over at 12 Books and find out her thoughts about Rina Z. Neiman’s book Born Under Fire.

http://www.12books.co.uk/

June 21st @ Choices Blog

Interviewing someone for your book? Make sure you visit Madeline Sharples’ blog today where Rina Z. Neiman talks about how to conduct interviews with people who are (and who are not) willing to talk with you.

http://madelinesharples.com/

June 23rd @ Strength 4 Spouses Blog

Need a new book? Make sure you stop by Wendi’s blog where she reviews Born Under Fire by Rina Z. Neiman.

https://strength4spouses.blog/

 

WOW! Women on Writing Review: “Bloody Coffee” by Michelle Dim-Pierre

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I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Michelle Dim–St. Pierre’s book Bloody Coffee, which I read and am now reviewing.
(Please note: I received a free advance copy in exchange for my honest review.)

My Review:

I have not read Book 1 of Dim-St. Pierre’s “Pinnacle” series but I was quickly drawn into this tale full of secrets, distrust, lies and even betrayal.

Leigh is an interesting character, hurt by the lies her mother has told her all her life, but determined to find out the truth.

We meet many different people, both in New York and Israel, where the action takes place. We travel with Leigh as she goes to Israel several times, the country where her mother was born. We get to see glimpses of life in Jerusalem as well. We definitely learn about the legal system in Israel, which Leigh must maneuver through.

The anger and distrust leigh has for her mother drives her to continue the search, even when others try to discourage her.  There is even a budding romance.

The ending leaves us wondering – what will Leigh do now – about Sloan, Dankner and even her mother?

I enjoyed this book and the mystery Leigh is trying to solve. I’d like to read book 3 next to see the conclusion to this suspenseful novel.

 

 

About the Book:

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A complex, suspenseful, and engrossing tale of doubts, trust, budding romance, and two bullets.

Eighteen-year-old Leigh arrives at a Tel Aviv hospital, seeking information about her probable father, Dr. Sloan, who had a cardiac arrest right after they met for the first time. As she stands next to her father’s bed and watches him, her past, present and future collide. Despite the advice of those around her, Leigh decides to face the challenges of the legal system in Israel. She obtains a court order for a paternity test and confronts Sloan. During her quest to find the truth about her biological father, Leigh is exposed to violent religious intolerance, faces life in a country where church and state are not separate, and meets the man who may be her first true love. Will she change her view of the world she thought she knew? Will she forgive her mother? Will a gunshot change her attitude towards her probable father? And, what will she say to Steve, the only father she ever really had?

· Paperback: 332 pages

· Publisher: Mountain Abor Press; 1st edition (April 22, 2019)

· ISBN-10: 163183522X

· ISBN-13: 978-1631835223

 

About the Author:  

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Michelle Dim-St. Pierre was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where she spent more than half of her life before relocating to the United States.

She lived through four wars and served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years. Unlike her first year of service in an armored division in the Golan Heights, she served her second year serving in the medical corps where she interacted directly with the injured soldiers of the Peace of Galilee war and their families. This interaction, along with the exposure to the hospital atmosphere, fascinated Michelle and further touched her heart.  She went on to get a BS degree in Nursing in Tel-Aviv, and practiced internationally for 32 years in various positions in the surgical field and quickly advanced into health care administration. During her career she worked in the Operating Room, Recovery Room, and CCU—along with many other duties.

Writing was Michelle’s outlet at first, but it soon became her passion. Now, she is a full-time writer. Her international background, along with her military and nursing experience is always at the tip of her pen. Her first novel, Pinnacle Lust, started the Pinnacle trilogy and won the Beach Book Festival in the Romance category, as well as received several honorable mentions in other book contests. It was published to rave reviews.

Michelle is a world traveler who enjoys cooking epicurean food and creating original recipes. She currently splits her time between Florida and Georgia, where she is at work on her next two books.

Find Michelle Online:

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13199731.Michelle_Dim_St_Pierre

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25048045-pinnacle-

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Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MichelleDimStPierre/

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-dim-st-pierre-

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Website(s):

www.MichelleDimStPierre.com

www.PinnacleLust.com

www.BloodyCoffeeBook.com

Buy the Book:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/163183522X?ref=myi_title_dp

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bloody-coffee-michelle-dim-st-pierre/1131320894?ean=2940161424711

Apple Store: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1461500705

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bloody-coffee

Publisher: https://www.shop.booklogix.com/Bloody-Coffee-Hardcover-20881-HC.htm

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Launch Day – May 13th

Michelle Dim-St. Pierre launches her tour of “Bloody Coffee” with an interview and giveaway at the Muffin!

http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

May 14th @ Jill Sheets

Jill Sheets hosts Michelle Dim-St. Pierre with a guest post about Michelle’s writing process. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about “Bloody Coffee” and this successful author!

https://jillsheets.blogspot.com

May 16th @ BreakEven Books

Today’s author spotlight at BreakEven books is Michelle Dim-St. Pierre with her latest bestselling novel “Bloody Coffee” – a psychological thriller!

https://breakevenbooks.com/

May 17th @ Reviews by Deb

Deb Blanchard reviews “Bloody Coffee” by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre and shares her thoughts with friends on Facebook and Goodreads!

https://www.facebook.com/Reviews-by-Deb-1737715249887520/

May 20th @ Coffee with Lacey

Lacey delights her readers with her review of “Bloody Coffee” – this is thrilling novel readers can’t get enough of – find out more about Lacey’s thoughts and Michelle Dim-St. Pierre’s book by stopping at Coffee with Lacey today!

https://coffeewithlacey.com/

May 21st @ Amanda Diaries

Amanda L. Sanders offers her review of “Bloody Coffee”. Readers will delight in learning more about this fast-paced mystery!

https://amandadiaries.com/

May 22nd @ The Muffin

Crystal Otto from WOW! Women on Writing couldn’t put down “Bloody Coffee” by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre and she can’t wait to tell readers of the Muffin about this absolute must read thriller! Today is Michelle’s birthday – will Crystal give her a 5 Star Present? Stop by to find out!

http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

May 24th @ Author Anthony Avina

Fellow author Anthony Avina gives a raving review after reading Michelle Dim-St. Pierre’s thrilling mystery “Bloody Coffee” – readers won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear Anthony’s insight into this must read novel!

https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

May 27th @ Beverley A. Baird

Michelle Dim-St. Pierre has done it again with another best seller – this time it’s a mystery/thriller called “Bloody Coffee” and Beverley A. Baird can’t wait to tell readers all about it in her review! This is a complex and suspenseful mystery readers will be excited to get their hands on!

https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

May 28th @ Deal Sharing Aunt

Vicki, the Deal Sharing Aunt, shares her thoughts after reading the latest novel by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre. Readers won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn more about “Bloody Coffee”!

http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/

May 29th @ Margo Dill

Editor and Author Margo Dill couldn’t wait to read “Bloody Coffee” by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre. Stop by her blog today and read her review about this thrilling new release!

https://editor-911.com/articles

May 30th @ Sreevarsha  Sreejith

“Bloody Coffee” by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre travels all the way to France today as Sreevarsha Sreejith reviews this mystery and shares her thoughts with readers at her book blog!

https://sreejithsreevarsha.wordpress.com/

June 3rd @ World of My Imagination

Nicole Pyles couldn’t put down this 5 star read – let’s hear her review of “Bloody Coffee” by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre. Readers will delight as they put this mystery/thriller on their TBRPile!

https://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com/

June 5th @ Bring on Lemons with Tara Forst

Wisconsin business woman and mother, Tara Forst is a friend of WOW! and is excited to talk about her thoughts after reading “Bloody Coffee” by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre. Don’t miss this review and giveaway!

http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/

June 6th @ Cassandra’s Writing World

Stop by Cassandra’s Writing World to hear more about Michelle Dim-St. Pierre and her latest best seller “Bloody Coffee” as Cassandra shares her review with readers!

http://cassandra-mywritingworld.blogspot.com/

June 7th @ Choices with Madeline Sharples

The author spotlight at Choices today is Michelle Dim-St. Pierre with her latest bestselling thriller “Bloody Coffee” – readers won’t want to miss an opportunity to learn more about this fabulous novel!

http://madelinesharples.com/

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