Remembrance

Penance by Jane Risdon: I really enjoyed this one, Jane Risdon isn’t an author whose books I’ve read before, but I loved this ghostly Christmas tale. This one also gave me goose pimples, but they were mostly caused by a feeling of dread as Gabrielle looks for his missing wife and daughters. Christmas should be a time when families get to spend precious time together, and yet Gabrielle missed these special days, putting work first, leaving him full of regret. There’s something sinister about reading a story based around Christmas and the big man himself, especially when a crime's committed. I was impressed with how well-written this short story was, the author creates a spooky atmosphere with an undercurrent of tension and unease, but ultimately it’s a touching story that pulls on the heartstrings.

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Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – November 7th 2022 – Pete Springer, Judith Barrow with Jane Risdon, Patty Fletcher, Robbie Cheadle, John Howell.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last week or so and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full. Pete Springer shares the amazing Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival which he is a volunteer for. Every two years the festival brings 25 authors to give talks in the…

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Roger A Price – Crime Fighter to Crime Writer – with his latest publication: Inside Threat

What I hadn’t expected was the cathartic effect my writing would have on me! During my time with the police, I had to witness and deal with the worst of what society is capable of. In fact, my own life was put in serious peril on nine occasions – I’m outliving a cat! And, as one advances through the middle and later years of life, I have found that I am naturally less resilient. Things I would have shrugged off in my thirties sometimes replay in my mind and make me shudder.

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A Noble Cause

Originally posted on Pete Springer:
2022 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival Authors/Illustrators for the 2022 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival One of the perks of retirement is I can devote my energy to those causes I’m most passionate about. As a retired educator, I’ll always do whatever I can to promote literacy and writing. I saw many students blossom after…

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Smorgasbord Music Column 2022 – William Price King meets the Music Legends – #Classical – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – The Early Years

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
It is eight years since William Price King joined Smorgasbord to share music across the genres. It is six years since we have featured some of the music legends and delighted to showcase them again in 2022. Welcome to the next series of musical legends and this week we are delighted to feature Kiri…

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