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Sunday, April 19, 2020

cj Sez:  When I posted on Facebook that I wasn’t having a lot of trouble with social distancing or quarantine requirements because I’m a writer, son replied…

Sounds like a motto to me.
   Congratulations to fellow Mobile Writers Guild member Carrie Dalby on the release of SCARRED MEMORIES, the fourth book in The Possession Chronicles Series … currently 99 cents on Amazon.  

Tidbits of info to share:

   If you’re thinking about using song lyrics in your novel, read this:
   This Bookbaby article on "Tons of material and nothing to write" is so true for me (I spend a lot of time “growing" into the story,) that I thought there might other authors out there who could be reassured they are on the right path.

   Here’s a blog with answers to some of the questions authors ask when filing their tax returns (is it a hobby?):

Public Service Announcements

    The Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

   The Alabama Department of Revenue also announced that the income tax filing due date is extended…Read more here:

   Not in Alabama? Check with your state’s Department of Revenue.

Reminder: The 2020 U.S. Census is ongoing, and your answers are important for your community's federal funding.
Pre-launch sale!     My paranormal, short story, “Love is Immortal,” is included in BIENVENUE to the CHATEAU ROUGE anthology scheduled for release May 12.  Pre- order now at 99 cents!

And here’s a bonus book...Lagniappe is free, gratis, no charge! 

The authors of BIENVENUE to the CHATEAU ROUGE, have joined together to give you a little something extra. Lagniappe is a collection of novellas and short stories to you a sneak peek at the writers who have stories included in the anthology release.
   Read the teasers and download Lagniappe here      

ARCs of the anthology become available soon.  If you’re interested in reading the ARC and can promise to post an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads on the day the book launches (May 12), let me know. Send a note to and include your name, email, and the format you prefer.
Correction: I just found out that the untitled "and the people stayed home" poem used in my post of April 5 was misattributed. It properly belongs to Kitty O’Meara who wrote it in 2020. I had, unfortunately, not thoroughly re-vetted the source. The poem is still perfect, I think.

  That’s it for this week’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on and I’ll try to do the same.


   Autographed print copies of my novels CHOOSING CARTER and DEADLY STAR are available at The Haunted Book Shop. Anthologies in which I have stories, including THE POSSE, the Bienvenue Press Christmas charity series, and the Mobile Writers Guild PIECES series are also available there.

   If they don’t happen to have a copy of any book(s), by any author that you want, they’ll place an order for you.

   TO ORDER (and support an indie bookstore) contact The Haunted Bookshop here: The Haunted Bookshop  Angela Trigg, the awesome owner and an award-winning author in her own right (writing as Angela Quarles) will be happy to ship you the book(s) of your choice. If you’re in Mobile area, do stop in at the book store; it’s a neat place to browse.
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