Randall’s Ramblings, February 12, 2017

Mother Nature seems to be confused. Over the past week, we’ve had pleasant temperatures for this time of the year. Since it’s winter, I think I’d prefer snow to rain and fog. Not the snowfall the Northeast just received, but a nice covering where I don’t have to clean the driveway but we can look out the window and watch the wildlife nibbling at the smorgasbord we set out for them.

I woke up to rain but perhaps I’ve spoken too soon. Large snowflakes are falling!

Did you have a birthday this week? If so, here’s a few others who had one, too: Charles Darwin, naturalist and influential theorist of evolution (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection); George Meredith, English poet and novelist; William Henry Fox Talbot, photography pioneer, produced the first book with photographic illustrations (The Pencil of Nature); Roy Fuller, poet and novelist; Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Dr. Zhivago); Alex Comfort, English physician and author (Joy of Sex); Amy Lowell, poet; James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman’s Daughter, The Crock of Gold); Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow); Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize-winning author (The Color Purple); Sir Thomas More, English statesman and writer (Utopia); and Sinclair Lewis, novelist of satire and realism. (Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry).

Recognize anyone? Even if you didn’t, I hope you had a memorable special day.

Available Through Your Favorite Bookseller (or at least Amazon and Barnes&Noble!)

WOW! What a week it’s been since the release of my debut novel, The Kurdish Connection! I never thought I’d be fortunate enough to have this happen. All of the hard work doing the research, writing, and editing has paid off. Many thanks to Gene and his staff at Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC, and all of my reviewers on the two subscription writing sites I use.

I’ve already received two five-star reviews on Amazon:

Outstanding Debut 5-Star! – Very apropos to today & Randy really knows his stuff. Well-written and thought-provoking. Worth every second of reading time. Get your copy today! This is an outstanding debut. I hope to read more from this author.

Great Book – 5 Star! – Outstanding book. I read this with interest from the first page. The characters are completely believable and the setting can only be described as “war torn”. Once you start it, you can’t put it down.

I hope there will be more to follow. My thanks to those who have already downloaded or ordered the paperback version.

My Work in Progress

I spent a great deal of time on social media this week, getting the word out about The Kurdish Connection. Even so, I was able to complete chapter seven of Dangerous Alliance and post it to the writing sites for review. I’m now writing the next chapter and hope to complete it over the coming week.

I hope to be back to a more normal blog posting soon, to include a review of the latest novel I’ve read and blogs I’ve been following.

Once again, we’ve reached the end of another ramble.  Hope you’ve found something of interest or at least useful for your own writing.  Until the next time, thank you for reading!

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