Wednesday, May 1, 2019

#IWSG : The Reading Miracle


It's Wednesday, May 1st already! That means it's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day. If you'd like to join our writing community in sharing the ups and downs at this monthly event, go HERE

Thank you to Alex Cavanaugh and his co-hosts this month for making this all go so smoothly: Lee Lowery, Juneta Key, Yvonne Ventresca, and T. Powell Coltrin! 

The optional question for May 1: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?


As a young reader or student, I never had that epiphany about language and power (as an adult, certainly, many times). However, had I been able to break it down as a child and recognize the power of words intellectually, it would have been when I discovered the school library. We got to visit twice per week and check out books. FOR FREE! And that impacted the rest of my life.

The gift of reading has been a true miracle! 

How has the power of words and language impacted your life? 

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Speaking of miracles...
My first self-published release in 5 years will be out this month:


A Scandal in Boohemia
Indigo Eady can’t live on ramen noodles forever…
She jumps on the first job offered. All she has to do is work undercover at Sabrina Shores Theatre, find a ghost thief, and cross him over. Easy peasy, right? Until an actor is murdered and Indigo’s fingerprints are all over the pistol like ink on a Rorschach test.
Forced to dust off her rusty sleuthing skills to clear herself, Indigo enlists the help of her ghost friend Franny and her hunky ex-boyfriend Badger to help solve the crime. Now, how to keep her investigation from the handsome inspector?
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Indigo Eady is a reluctant ghost whisperer, but she’s grown quite attached to Franny Bishop, a former Victorian ghost madam of some repute. Franny’s afterlife makes Indigo’s life look like she has one foot in the grave. Much to Indigo’s chagrin, Franny is determined to find her a man. After all, there are plenty of handsome men around ripe for the picking, and Franny’s an expert. In the meantime, Indigo and Franny have murders to solve.







26 comments:

  1. Congrats on another Indigo story! She's such a great character.

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  2. Yes, reading is a miracle. Congrats on your new book. See my blog post today on how I can help you and email me if you want any help.

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  3. Congrats on your upcoming release. I love the line about ramen noodles! That hooked me right away. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Heh. Who hasn’t had the ramen problem at some point?!

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  4. Congratulations on your upcoming release!

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  5. Indigo Eady does it again.
    Ooh, I love that cover. It's fantastic.
    Congratulations, Gwen.

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    1. Indigo solves another crime! With Franny’s help Of course :)

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  6. I loved the school and public libraries growing up (and still do). Congrats on your upcoming release!

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  7. Congratulations on your upcoming release!!!! Wo-Hoooo!!!! And I love your blog's banner. :)

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  8. Congratulations on your upcoming release!!!
    I think one of the best things my mom ever did for me was to take me to the town library where the children's librarian was wonderful!

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    1. I discovered the library through school. We didn’t have books in our house. :(

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  9. That needs to be added to the next newsletter! Congratulations on the new book!!

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  10. Childhood library experiences are some of my happiest! My mother was a big reader, so she introduced me to the public library early. Those were the days when everyone was expected to keep conversation minimal and then, only in a whisper. The smell of those books was intoxicating.

    Congrats on the new release! Very exciting!

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    1. No books at my house, but once I discovered the library, that’s all she wrote!

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  11. Yay for the next Indigo story! I'm so excited. Let me know if you want me to do a shout-out on my blog. :)

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  12. Congrats on the upcoming release. Wahoo! Happy IWSG!

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  14. Congrats on the new book! Sounds great :)

    I agree about the library--what a fantastic invention, and certainly a life-saver when I was a kid. If we'd had to buy all the books we read, it would have been sadly limiting!

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