Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August isn't just back-to-school month!



Every month I print out the calendar for Bizarre, Wacky, and Unique Holidays. This month is memorable for being
  • Admit You're Happy Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Golf Month
  • Peach Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Water Quality Month
  • National Picnic Month
On a weekly basis you might want to keep in mind
  • Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
  • Week 2 National Smile Week
  • Week 3 Friendship Week
  • Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week
Today, August 10, is Lazy Day and also National S’mores Day. What could be better than claiming hammock space with a plate of s’mores and a book, because yesterday was Book Lovers Day.

If you have a birthday this month, you share the spotlight with authors Herman Melville, James Baldwin, Leon Uris, Alex Haley, Danielle Steele, Dorothy Parker, P.D. James,  Ira Levin, and Leo Tolstoy, as well as poets Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ogden Nash, and Sir Walter Scott. Quite a stellar line-up of word wizards!

Here’s a little word wizardry of my own:




Based on an actual family incident, the true circumstances of which are forever lost in time, the author has crafted a story of perseverance and survival. Look for the sequel, Return to Morgan’s Mountain, which brings the family forward to a new generation.

And just for those of you who visit this blog (and also my author page on Facebook) I’m making it FREE for TODAY, Wednesday, August 10,  ONLY! I’m not doing any other promotion, so this is an “exclusive” offer! (And, of course, reviews always appreciated!)

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