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Sunday, May 1, 2022

If you're in the Mobile area, save the date . . .

cj Sez: Readers and Writers, after a two-year absence, the Mobile Literary Festival returns to the Ben May Library on May 14.  

   Readers: Purchase the books of local authors at the Pop-Up Bookshop. Bring your bag lunch and listen to poetry readings by Negative Capability Press poets. Later in the afternoon, Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley M. Jones will also read from her works and answer questions from the audience.

   Writers: Join Mobile’s top literary talent for free creative writing workshops. Enjoy panel discussions on research and editing. Participate in a Pitch War,

   Mark your calendars for May 14, 2022, 9 am - 4:00 pm, and come on down to the Ben May Main Library at 701 Government Street in Mobile. This FREE festival is sponsored by the Mobile Public Library, the Mobile Writers' Guild, and The Haunted Book Shop. 


cj’s Writerly Tip:
   Back in 2020, the Writers in the Storm blog posted an article on the use of white space in publications. I take that to mean in indie-published works, because, with few exception, authors have little or no control over what a publishing house does with the format.

   Here’s an excerpt from that article with which I totally agree:

“Like a pause in a song, white space can help create drama, emotion, a bit of quiet before a storm of words.

White space is the canvas where we paint our words.”


THE BIG FANG charity anthology (proceeds benefiting the Harbor Humane Society) is getting some wonderful 5-star reviews on Amazon. For example:

“Animal lovers unite!! This book not only had several great stories but it also supports the Harbor Humane Society. I particularly love A Hare-Raising Haunting by C.K. Fyfe. It had that element of mystery mixed with humor. I also happen to own a bunny so I know how smart and mischievous they can be. A definite two thumbs up!!!”


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


P.S.  The Haunted Bookshop has signed paperback copies of my books in stock. TO ORDER my author-graphed books or any book of your choice on-line from an indie bookstore, contact The Haunted Bookshop here:  

P.P.S. Pre-signed copies of THE BIG FANG are not available at The Haunted Bookshop, but if you order a book from them and want it author-graphed, let them know, and I'll pop down there and sign it for you. Thanks!

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