Hi Everyone, This month’s blog is a shameless (forgive me) request for you to buy, perhaps multiple copies, of my recently published novel, Geraniums. Read it and perhaps review it, and submit it to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or The Book Guild. Maybe all three. It’s a good and speedy read, I’m told. Here are a few of the reviews: …
The House on Half Moon Street and Off-Island Sunday, 7 April 2019, 2:00pm | St Cross College |£7 – £12.50 Book Tickets Debut novelists Alex Reeve and Marlene Hauser discuss their writing and their new novels The House on Half Moon Street and Off-Island. Hauser’s Off-Island is the story of wealthy Krista Bourne and her decision whether to continue with …
I wonder what 2019 will bring?
“Stay in the day,” some say. Don’t take the whole year at a time, a whole life at a time. “Keep your head where your feet are,” others advise, which simply means live in the present, this twenty-four hours, and trust that the rest will take care of itself—“one day at a time.”
Recently, when I was describing to a friend the numerous challenges currently facing my family and myself, she rejected the metaphor I’d just used, saying, “No, not a car pile up, more like a jewelry box – with all those lovely pieces you just toss in that can’t do anything else but over time get tangled up.
Any mention of July to me always conjures up one day in the month in particular: the 4th of July, with its fireworks celebrating America’s Independence Day. Even if I have not lived in the US for close to twenty years and in fact now make my home in England, the country from which the fledgling US Congress in 1776 sought separation at any cost, this particular commemorative date has never lost its significance for me. American Independence was only won after great sacrifice. Not only the US and England paid a hefty price, but France and Spain too paid handsomely. The toll in lives lost is thought to have been proportionally greater than the number lost in the Civil War.