Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ghosts in the Library top 10 winners!

eBook Me Up short story contest: 

Dear Patricia
 
I'm reaching out to you to inform you that your submission to our eBook Me Up Short Story Contest has made the top 10 finalists.  While your work was not selected for the top 3 awards, we are thrilled with your submission 'Ghosts in the Library'.  This piece will be included in our compilation eBook and we will send you an eCopy per the publication deadline set for mid-August.
 
We will make the announcement of the winners for the compilation eBook on August 1st per our web site.
 
Congratulations!
 
Kind regards,
Cassie

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Frogs, Gnomes, Hikers and Bottle Miners by Patricia Crandall

Received a great review from a reader on my story "Frogs, Gnomes, Hikers and Bottle Miners" on FICTION on the WEB 

Here's the review by Brooke Fieldhouse


Gingerbread houses, cathedral-like ceilings, bulbous polyps, baguette-snitching seasoned woodsmen, rain-vulnerable gnomes, ruby-colored antique bottles, upholstered gliders, and maroon and grey outbacks; this story has a delightful air of magic realism about it. The parallel narratives fascinate, and intertwine just at the right moment. For me the heroes were the enchanted landscape which is there if only we can see it, the value of a liberating education, and those who so lovingly administer it!


Read the story and give me your comments. I would appreciate them. You can find this and my other short stories in my book, Pat's Collectibles

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

David Orr Read "I Passed This Way" (he comments)





I just finished reading "I Passed this Way" by my friend, Patricia Crandall. This book of poetry reminded me that so much of life is taking the time to notice. Yes, notice. There's so much in nature, people and circumstances that is noble, good, beautiful and worth taking the time to ponder. To me, that's the essence of poetry and she certainly captured it.

David Orr  

  






I Passed This Way is a second printing of a book of published poetry descriptive of the four seasons. It takes you through a winter wonderland, a spring rebirth, summer fantasies and the vivid colors of autumn. The dedication is a poem to Babcock Lake, a special place in the Grafton Mountains to live and visit.





The Letter S by Mary Deal

Drop the letter s . If you believe that one letter couldn’t possibly cause you to receive a rejection, I encourage you to think again, ...