<![CDATA[Angel M. - Blog]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:52:19 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[THE GREENWAY TRAIL]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:55:20 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/the-greenway-trailPictureBeaver Creek
I admit, I am not a well traveled cyclist, but The Greenway Trail in Lisbon, Ohio is my favorite place to peddle my heart out and unwind. The trail is lush, with a green canopy of trees that keeps most of the trail in the shade. This is fantastic on those hot, summer days plus there is usually a breeze coming off Beaver Creek which runs along side the paved trail for a good ways.

​Today marks the second time I saw an owl...in the day time! He flew right in front of me and landed in a tree on the other side of the trail where he proceeded to pounce on breakfast. What a sight...what a wing span! I'm going to try to get the video on my Youtube channel. 

The wildlife along the trail is entertaining. From the black squirrels with their sleek coats who always seem to be at play, to the various snakes that venture out to sun themselves. Usually I see a black snake or garter snake, but it was a copperhead that was stretched across my path. I don't mind snakes, but copperheads do make me cringe.

There are deer, ducks, geese, birds of all kinds, the occasional otter or beaver, and loads of chipmunks that dart across the path as if playing chicken. Grey squirrels, bunnies, turkeys, various bugs, moths, turtles, frogs, salamanders, and more, this trail has it all! And the greenery! Fabulous!

For those who come here to 'race the clock', you are missing out on the spectacular show that Mother Nature has placed before you. Slow down, rubber-neck, and enjoy.  Whether walking, jogging, rollerblading, or biking, you are in for a relaxing and enjoyable day. Stop and listen to the birdsong. 

There are public restrooms at the trail head with concessions. And the dreaded porta-potties at various stops along the way. I know...gag! But when you gotta go; you gotta go. My experience has been that they aren't that bad. The trail is very well maintained with many benches and picnic tables for taking breaks. There is a gazebo at the 10 mile mark where I sat in the shade enjoying my apple and deer jerky.

It's 10 miles out and 10 miles back, but it is a relatively gentle ride. When I'm at home thinking I'd like to go for a bike ride, my only whine is that it is a 40 minute drive to get there. However, once I'm there, I am reminded just how much I love this bike trail. Yeah, okay, there is the DQ I stop at on the way home for additional incentive. But I only get a small vanilla cone so that's not too bad, right?

If you've biked The Greenway Trail, feel free to share your experiences in the Comments section. If you haven't and ever come this way...check it out. You won't be disappointed. It's even more beautiful in the Autumn.

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<![CDATA[#SQUIRREL #20]]>Sat, 03 Jun 2017 12:06:19 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/squirrel-20Picture
Welcome to the #SQUIRREL blog series, catering to those of us with short attention spans. With very little fanfair you will get to know the author in as few words as possible. I have also invoked lucky number 7 in hopes of bringing each of us good health, happy days, and big sales. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments. For those happy to share, click on each individual #SQUIRREL and liberally apply the 'share' buttons at the end of each post.

This Fun-Loving Squirrel will keep things interesting--or get us into a ton of trouble. Please welcome Alyssa Archer!
 
# 1 - The 7 ‘need to know’ details:
Author Name: Alyssa Archer
Book: Arcadia Unlocked
Genre:  LitRPG/Cyberpunk
Where to Buy Link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XQMQF9C
Website: www.alyssaarcher.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LitRPGsociety
Email:  alyssa@alyssaarcher.com
 
#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
World of Warcraft mashup with Total Recall
(I’m gonna hafta dig out my LARPer gear for this one)
 
#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Passionate, Laid-back, Tenacious, Lazy, Fun-loving, Serious
 
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
Whee!
I hope there’s a book two.
In the meantime, I want to play World of Warcraft.
That was so much fun.
I wish there really was an Arcadia that I could visit.
Maybe in ten or twenty years the technology will be good enough.
Mmm, it’s fun to dream.
 
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
Sneak up, backstab and slash, prison break
(Watch your backs, my squirrelly friends!)
 
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
I’m working on Arcadia Revisited, book two in the Arcadia LitRPG series.
We’ll find out Trent’s reaction to the outcome of book one, clear up some of the lingering unanswered questions, and leap on in to the next Arcadian adventure.
Of course, we have to find out what happens to Trent and Catriona for the long haul.
I’m fascinated by the possibilities in this genre.
There’s so much to explore and it’s exciting to be on the forefront of a new literary frontier.
Books three, four, and five (I’m pretty sure) will shift to feature luvs2heal, a minor character in book one, in the starring role.
I’m looking forward to shifting to a female main character, which is rare for the genre, and I believe readers are hungry for it.
(We squirrels are always hungry. Where are my nuts?)
 
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
For delightfully creepy middle grade stories, anything by Donovan Scherer is absolutely enchanting.
https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Sunshine-Prelude-Darksmith-Family-ebook/dp/B009H67AWO
 
More LitRPG greats include Harmon Cooper and Robert Bevan.
 
https://www.amazon.com/Harmon-Cooper/e/B00W3CJZVI
https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Bevan/e/B008962L2C/
 
Tom Hansen writes both LitRPG and UF.
https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Hansen/e/B01N1PH5UG
 
 
H. Claire Taylor never fails to make me laugh and cry.
https://www.amazon.com/H.-Claire-Taylor/e/B00KXEXBI6
 
For literary fiction lovers, Mike Stop Continues’ Underworld took my breath away.
https://www.amazon.com/Underworld-Mike-Stop-Continues/dp/1944099018
 
Caimh McDonnell’s Excellent A Man with One of Those Faces rounds out the list. https://www.amazon.com/Those-Faces-Dublin-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01LB4O01I

 
And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Alyssa's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!

If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at anmawgg@gmail.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.




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<![CDATA[#SQUIRREL #19]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 14:15:27 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/squirrel-196286497Picture

Welcome to the 
#SQUIRREL blog series, catering to those of us with short attention spans. With very little fan fair you will get to know the author in as few words as possible. I have also invoked lucky number 7
 in hopes of bringing each of us good health, happy days, and big sales. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments. For those happy to share, click on each individual #SQUIRREL and liberally apply the 'share' buttons at the end of each post.

We have to keep an eye on this Compulsive Squirrel at all times so she doesn't get in too much trouble. Please welcome Devorah Fox!

# 1 - The 7 ‘need to know’ details:
Author Name:  Devorah Fox
Book: The Zen Detective
Genre: Mystery (police procedural)
Where to Buy Link: http://books2read.com/u/bMGDXv
Website: http://devorahfox.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevorahFoxAuthor
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/devorah_fox
 


​​#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Dark, Gritty, Muscular, Silky, Galloping, Enthralling, Suspenseful
(It sounds like there is a horse in this book. Please tell me there's a horse!)
 
#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Introverted, Dedicated, Focused, Compulsive, Trustworthy, Independent, Creative
 
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
I’ve been transported to a world set on the dark side of a city’s streets.
(Where naughty squirrels end up leading a life of nutty crimes. They call me Squirrelly Noir. Don't anyone steal that! I've already started writing the book. I have witnesses!)
Melded with the mind of Detective Will Mansion, I have heard his thoughts and felt his pain.
I’ve struggled with him to control the post-traumatic stress disorder that hobbles him.
I’ve felt his frustration as he sought a remedy in meditation and found it to be a challenge.
I’ve been right by his side as he hunted down a vicious killer.
(Killer squirrel here! Rabid!)
I’ve empathized with his gnawing doubts as to who is friend and who is foe.
When solving one mystery only raised new questions, like Will, I laughed and readied myself to keep seeking answers.
 
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
Lix tattoos a lotus on Will’s belly.
(He did what?! I sure hope Will is into flowers otherwise, this could get ugly. Squirrel Fight!)
 
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
Blood Guilt, my National Novel Writing Month 2016 project.
Like The Zen Detective, it’s a mystery with a mystical twist.
Police detective Paul Toberman tackles a series of baffling, brutal killings.
The killer proves to be otherworldly.
Plus, a couple of Fantasy short stories.
And, not one but two new cozies featuring Candy Wadsen, heroine of Murder by the Book.
Fans clamored for more stories with her and Detective Dan.
 
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
 
Daughters of Destiny anthology authors:
Alesha Escobar http://www.aleshaescobar.com
H.M. Jones www.hmjones.net/
Raven Oak http://ravenoak.net
 
Magic Unveiled anthology authors:
Samantha LaFantasie http://www.samanthalafantasie.com
Alice Springer Marks (Sorry folks, but this squirrel doesn't do social media)
Jayme Beddingfield http://jaymethescribbler.com
Ronovan Hester https://www.facebook.com/RonovanWrites/?pnref=lhc

And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Devorah's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!

If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at anmawgg@gmail.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.

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<![CDATA[#SQUIRREL #18]]>Sat, 20 May 2017 12:35:13 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/squirrel-18Picture
Welcome to the #SQUIRREL blog series, catering to those of us with short attention spans. With very little fan fair you will get to know the author in as few words as possible. I have also invoked lucky number 7 in hopes of bringing each of us good health, happy days, and big sales. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments. For those happy to share, click on each individual #SQUIRREL and liberally apply the 'share' buttons at the end of each post.

This eclectic squirrel doesn't stick to just one type of nut. Please welcome Heidi Angell!

# 1 - The 7 ‘need to know’ details:
Author Name: Heidi Angell
Book: The Hunted
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Where to Buy Link: books2read.com/u/38DG6O
Website: http://www.heidiangell.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angellslife?ref=hl
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/heidiangellauthor/
 
#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Werewolves, Supernatural Beings, Intense, Strong Female Characters
 
#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Eclectic, Complicated, Go-Getter, Dreamer, Bibliophile, Storyteller, Wordsmith
 
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
Oh my god! How did that happen!!
(What just happened? OMG! She is a squirrel of few words, folks! No 7 sentences, here. She did it in 7 words!)
 
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
Screvin and Fury fight. It’s messy. Boom!
(This squirrel does not mind messy.)
 
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
An apocalyptic story about surviving an infection.
(I feel itchy.)
 
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
Joshua Roberstons’ Melkorka, Here’s my review. 
Andy Peloquin’s Blade of the Destroyer
Patricia Loofbourrow’s Jacq of Spades
Wendy Wang’s The Last Queen
Adam Dreece’s Man of Cloud 9
Teymour Shahabi’s The Secret Billionaire
Magnus Von Black’s The Song and The Pendant
(I do believe this is the shortest squirrel yet. RECORD BREAKER!)

And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Heidi's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!

If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at anmawgg@gmail.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.

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<![CDATA[#SQUIRREL #17]]>Sat, 13 May 2017 18:14:09 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/squirrel-17Picture
Welcome to the #SQUIRREL blog series, catering to those of us with short attention spans. With very little fan fair you will get to know the author in as few words as possible. I have also invoked lucky number 7 in hopes of bringing each of us good health, happy days, and big sales. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments. For those happy to share, click on each individual #SQUIRREL and liberally apply the 'share' buttons at the end of each post.

I tempted this reclusive squirrel with a bag of nuts to get her to visit the ole oak tree. Please welcome Cindy Koepp!

# 1 - The 7 ‘need to know’ details:
Author Name: Cindy Koepp
Book: Mindstorm: Parley at Ologo
Genre:  Science Fiction
Where to Buy Link:
https://www.amazon.com/Mindstorm-Parley-Ologo-Cindy-Koepp-ebook/dp/B00MXW2MEK
Website: http://ckoepp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KoeppC/
Blog: http://cindykoepp.wordpress.com
 
#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Tense, Sneaky, Discriminating, Weak, Strong, Multicultural, Superhero
(Oh, I got this. Hang on. Where's my cape? This superhero squirrel can out fly that cartoon squirrel any day.)
 
#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Quiet, Reclusive, Awkward, Graceful, Persistent, Goofy, Creative
(An awkwardly, graceful squirrel? This I had to see and it looked way too familiar.)
 
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
Wow, that was an intense ending.
I’m so sad it’s over!
I sure hope there’s another one.
This is a very inspiring read for those out there who are disabled.
Remember to look closely at people’s motivations.
Uh-oh, I don’t think Thomas and Calla are quite out of the woods yet.
(Woods? Are there any nut trees there? I could use a juicy walnut right now.)
Greed corrupts.
(I want ALL the nuts! Insert maniacal squirrel chittering here.)
 
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
Exhausted doctor rescues prejudiced negotiator from death.
 
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
I’m currently working on a new novel, edits for a forthcoming novel, edits for a short story in an anthology, and plans for 1-2 books in a new genre I just learned about.
The new novel I’m working on is A Suitable Arrangement the sequel to a novel called Lines of Succession.
The novel in editing phase is The Condemned Courier, which is a novelized version of a serial by the same name.
The short story in an anthology is “Chasing the Sun,” which required me to learn about Inuits and dog-sledding commands.
(Have you ever noticed that dogs will chase just about anything? Strange creatures.)
The plans are for novels or novellas – one science fiction and one fantasy – in a genre called LitRPG.
(RPG! Duck and cover! Ohhh, I get it...roll playing game. Hea, hea, honest mistake. You all can come out of hiding now.)
The first novel(la) (series?) is told from the point of view of a bird or other animal, and this one already has interest from a publisher.
The other novel(la) (series?) is science fiction, and it’s still very heavily in note-generating stage.
 
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
 
Aaron DeMott: A New Threat
https://www.amazon.com/Aaron-DeMott/e/B00VS13G2Y
Travis Perry: Short stories
https://www.amazon.com/Travis-Perry/e/B005EREN66
Dianne Gardner: Ian’s Realm
https://www.amazon.com/Dianne-Lynn-Gardner/e/B0090LIYEO
Heather Titus: Short stories
https://www.facebook.com/htitus1
Bryan Thomas Schmidt: The Worker Prince
https://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Thomas-Schmidt/e/B004FRQ7XS
Gwen Whiting: The Universal Mirror.
https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Mirror-Gwen-Whiting/dp/1940812445
Grace Bridges: Mindstorm: Parley at Ologo
https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Bridges/e/B002BX0WXY

And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Cindy's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!

If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at anmawgg@gmail.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.

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<![CDATA[#SQUIRREL #16]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 00:33:53 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/squirrel-16Picture
Welcome to the #SQUIRREL blog series, catering to those of us with short attention spans. With very little fan fair you will get to know the author in as few words as possible. I have also invoked lucky number 7 in hopes of bringing each of us good health, happy days, and big sales. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments. For those happy to share, click on each individual #SQUIRREL and liberally apply the 'share' buttons at the end of each post.

How much more outdoorsy can a squirrel get? We had our interview out on the big limb at the ole oak tree. Please welcome Deb McEwan!

# 1 - The 7 ‘need to know’ details:
Author Name: Deb McEwan
Book: Unlikely Soldiers Book 1 (Civvy to Squaddie)
Genre:  Historical Fiction/Womens Fiction
Where to Buy Link: smarturl.it/m202d6
Website: https://debmcewansbooksandblogs.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebMcEwansbooksandblogs/?ref=bookmarks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/deb_mcewan

 
#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Passionate, Fascinating, Enthralling, Informative, Thought-provoking, Real, Brutal
(Those pesky little hyphens keep sneaking their way into the interviews. Do they make Raid for hyphens? Hmmm...)
 
#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Creative, Kind, Determined, Fun-loving, Organized, Outdoorsy, Trustworthy
(There's another one! Where's my hyphen swatter?)
 
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
Giggling to myself.
(I love a good giggle.)
I wonder how we managed without social media, mobile phones and decent hair straighteners back in the day.
(Step back with the hair straightener! This squirrel's tail is all natural. Now where did I put my cell phone?)
Nostalgic because I grew up in the seventies, and loved the music and fashions (sad but true).
(What? Hang on! She out parenthesied me! Ohhhh, sneaky squirrel. Revenge is mine, wah, hah, hah!)
Annoyed when I look back at how some women were treated less than forty years ago.
Pleased there are more opportunities available for young women now.
Nervous.
(You had better be nervous, my little squirrelly friend. Upstaging the hostess. Just one little kick and...no, I won't. That would be bad.) 
What if my former army buddies, or adversaries, recognize themselves in my characters?
 
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
Mouse marries the wrong man – matrimonial misery!
(She should have married a squirrel for matrimonial bliss.)
 
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
The Netball Girls.
Have you heard of netball?
It’s a sport played predominantly by women and funnily enough, each team has seven players.
(And our luck continues with 7 players! Nice come back, my outdoorsy friend.)
This story will be about each member of the team and their umpire.
They’re brought together by sport but held together (or are they) by friendship, curiosity, and passion.
I’ve played most of my adult life and met some great people and a few I’d cross the street to avoid!
I hope the latter never read the finished story.
(Hee, hee, revenge...me likey. Never tick off a writing squirrel. You WILL come to a bad end in a book.)
 
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
Rachel Crawford – Tears, laughter, squalor and squaddies. Gripping books. 
https://www.facebook.com/Rachel-Crawford-Too-Good-To-be-Forgotten-930745160303420/
Rose English – Poetic, magical, nostalgic, captivating, wonderfully descriptive books.
https://roseenglishukauthor.wordpress.com/
Laurence O’Bryan – Puzzle series; Indiana Jones in Jihad times
http://lpobryan.com
Anita Kovacevic – Diverse, promising, playful, descriptive, witty, educational, intriguing.
https://www.amazon.com/Anita-Kovacevic/e/B00TQ4265S
Jean Gill - Makes you gasp, fret, laugh, cry, ponder.
www.jeangill.com
Ica Iova - Clean, crisp, punchy, and at times satirical.
http://www.icasworld.net
Gloria Antypowich – Hopeful, caring, fresh, intense, outdoorsy real characters.
http://gloriaantypowichauthor.com

And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Deb's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!

If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at anmawgg@gmail.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.

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<![CDATA[#SQUIRREL #15]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:25:29 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/squirrel-15Picture
Welcome to the #SQUIRREL blog series, catering to those of us with short attention spans. With very little fan fair you will get to know the author in as few words as possible. I have also invoked lucky number 7 in hopes of bringing each of us good health, happy days, and big sales. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments. For those happy to share, click on each individual #SQUIRREL and liberally apply the 'share' buttons at the end of each post.

This week I  hooked up with a generously quirky squirrel for some acorn stew and giggles. Please welcome Joey Paul!

# 1 - The 7 ‘need to know’ details:
Author Name: Joey Paul
Book: Destination: Unknown
Genre:  Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery
Where to Buy Link: http://amzn.to/1TxqXo1
Website: www.joeypaulonline.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoeyPaulOnline/
Twitter: http://authorjoeypaul.tumblr.com/
 
#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Ghost, Past, Future, Murder, History, Mystery, Teen
 
#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Weird, Quirky, Loyal, Funny, Imaginative, Creative, Generous
(Quirky/Funny meets Goofy/Funny. Laughing in the ole oak tree can be dangerous, so we strapped ourselves in. Nuts aren't the only things that can fall out of trees.)
 
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
The historical elements made me feel like I was actually there.
I wanted to keep reading as the mystery unfolded, my curiosity was peaked.
(Ahhh, a curious squirrel indeed. Good thing we aren't cats, because...well...we all know what happens to curious kitties.)
I was rooting for Harriet and Dot the whole way through.
(I have my pom poms. Where's the party?)
This book was: amazing, funny, inspirational & engaging.
My heart broke for Dot and her family, and Harriet made me feel like I was there with them.
The story drove forward and took my emotions with it.
The ending was amazingly done and made me cry!
(No! Not the tears! Funny doesn't cry! Gasp! SOB!!!!)
 
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
There's a ghost in my table. Why?
(My table is running away. Come back, table! You have my breakfast! Ah nuts!)
 
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
Dystopian fiction where life has a limit.
The second of the three books.
The war or revolution has to start somewhere.
And on the other side.
New series where pain is felt.
A take on an empath gift.
With a teen girl who already has enough pain.
(More tear jerkers, quirky funny squirrel? You and me need to talk.)
 
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
Lindy Spencer: http://www.lindyspencer.com/
Jana Petken: https://janapetkenauthor.com/
Lucinda Clarke: https://lucindaeclarke.wordpress.com/
Hemmie Martin: http://wintergoosepublishing.com/authors/hemmie-martin/
Paulette Mahurin: 
https://www.facebook.com/Paulette-Mahurins-Books-695108163960200/
Diana J Febry: https://www.facebook.com/DianaJFebry/
Burgandi Rakoska:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14339463.Burgandi_Rakoska
 
And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Joey's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!

If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at anmawgg@gmail.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.

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<![CDATA[#SQUIRREL #14]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:07:56 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/squirrel-14Picture
Welcome to the #SQUIRREL blog series, catering to those of us with short attention spans. With very little fan fair you will get to know the author in as few words as possible. I have also invoked lucky number 7 in hopes of bringing each of us good health, happy days, and big sales. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments. For those happy to share, click on each individual #SQUIRREL and liberally apply the 'share' buttons at the end of each post.

This independent squirrel is a hopeful romantic. Please welcome KM Hodge!

# 1 - The 7 'need to know' details
Author Name: KM Hodge
Book: Save the Date
Genre: Romance
Where to Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2kSHDf6
Website: www.kmhodge.com
Facebook: 
www.Facebook.com/kmhodgeauthor
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/kmhodgeauthor
 
​#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Strong. Hopeful. Friendship. Determined. Forgiveness. Love. Joy.

#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Determined. Strong. Independent. Helpful. Humor. Creative. Deductive.
 
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
After reading Save the Date the emotions I felt during the aftermath of September 11th come rushing back.
It reminds me of how uncertain the future seemed.
I also came away with a sense of hope.
That even in the darkest hour you can find joy.
(And squirrelly humor if you keep hanging with us at the nut house)
The love and friendship between the characters have for one another left me feeling optimistic.
The characters were so well drawn out that I felt like I really knew them.
Overall the book left me with a sense of hope and optimism for the characters.
 
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
They fell prey to their deadly fears. 
(Come back! Aw, you went and done it now. These squirrels flee at the word 'prey'. They aren't too crazy about 'hawk' either, but I didn't say that out loud. I'll be back. Gotta round up some panicking squirrels)
 
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
I am currently working on Remember the Stilettos.
This is the third book in my Book Cellar Series that I co-write with sweet romance writer, Melissa Storm.
The series is a sweet mystery.
This means that there is no swearing, sex, violence or the Lord’s name taken in vain.
The series takes place in a fictional small town in Texas.
The book is broken down into three alternating points of view from three very different women.
If you enjoy suspense and drama without all the sex and swearing than this may be the series for you.
 
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
Melinda McIntosh- An amazing indie poet
www.amazon.com/BIT- TICKLE-MIND-Poetry-ebook/dp/ B0104AG4H8

Melissa Storm- I am also a fan of her solo work 
www.melstorm.com/

Cate Lawley- Vegan Vampire Series RULES
www.catelawley.com/

Olivia Folmer Ard- I drool over her realistic dialogue
oliviafolmarard.weebly. com/
P.K. Tyler- Her sci-fi and her shorts are beyond amazing
www.pktyler.com/

JG Lucas- I would read her shopping list. She’s only written one novel, but I never miss her blog and facebook post because they are so incredibly well written
www.amazon.com/Bright-Aster-J- G-Lucas-ebook/dp/B00NZHF4KG
LJ Diaz- Another awesome poet that I have been following for a few years 
www.ctupublishinggroup. com/-l.-j.-diaz.html 

And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of KM's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!

If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at anmawgg@gmail.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.


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<![CDATA[SQUIRREL #13]]>Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:48:07 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/squirrel-13Picture
Welcome to the #SQUIRREL blog series, catering to those of us with short attention spans. With very little fan fair you will get to know the author in as few words as possible. I have also invoked lucky number 7 in hopes of bringing each of us good health, happy days, and big sales. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments. For those happy to share, click on each individual #SQUIRREL and liberally apply the 'share' buttons at the end of each post.

Here now, with a box full of cupcakes, is our baker squirrel. Please welcome Ashley Uzzell!


# 1
 - The 7 'need to know' details:
Author: Ashley Uzzell
Book: Once Upon a Pastry (Fluffy Folktales Volume One)

Genre: Romantic fantasy
Buy Link: www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6WOU86
Website/blog: 
https://authorauzzell.wordpress.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/UzzellBooks
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/uzzellbooks/  

#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Romantic, Magical, Humorous, Page-turner, Fast-paced, Interesting, Emotional  

#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.

Loud, Nerdy, Caring, Bookworm, Introvert, Artistic, Sassy
 
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
I really enjoyed the dynamics between Mona and Gertrude.
They both have a no-nonsense approach to relationships: no mind games, lies, or making assumptions about people.
(We squirrels never lie, which is why I am currently out in the cold for replying, "no, those tail extensions do not make your butt look smaller".)
There are a wide range of emotional moments in this book but, for me, the humorous moments win out.
I love chuckling along when Gertrude becomes embarrassed or Mona says something outrageous.
Mona’s loud and brass personality was fun to discover.

As a lover of fairy tales and all things magical, I can’t wait to write another volume in this series of stand-alone stories.
Mona and company may make some cameos in other books to come!
 
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
Mona failed at winning over the centaurs.
 
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
I am in between books right now but not without hundreds of ideas!
My daughter and I are mid-way through the second volume in the Spunky’s Magical Adventures series, a children’s series about an ordinary cat whose adventures are anything but ordinary.
(You should have a squirrel or two in there...just sayin'.)
The story is complete, my daughter is merely finishing up the illustrations and cover.
I have an outline for the next book in the Fluffy Folktales series entitled Beauty and the Beastly Herb Gardener.
This book will be longer and focus more on romance than humor.
I also have an outline for a new middle-grade adventure series about a boy named Scampers.
So many books to write, so little time!
(Maybe I should put an end to the all night parties at the nut house. Too many squirrels are getting distracted.)
 
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
Lu J Whitney - https://lujwhitley.wordpress.com/
K. L.  Cottrell – https://www.facebook.com/authork.l.cottrell
Rose Montague – http://fantasyfunreads.blogspot.com/
C. E. Wilson - http://cewilsonauthor.com/
C. E. Vance - http://cevanceauthor.wixsite.com/books
Christina McMullen - http://mcmullenwrites.blogspot.com/p/who-heck-is-christina-mcmullen.html
Lynne Murray - http://www.maadwomen.com/lynnemurray/

And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Ashley's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!

If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at anmawgg@gmail.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest. 

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<![CDATA[Back to What I Love]]>Sun, 09 Apr 2017 14:10:22 GMThttp://angelm.net/blog/back-to-what-i-lovePicture
Well folks, I've decided it is time to get back to what I love the most, and that is writing. After spending over a year focusing on promotion and online events, I have finally had enough. This part of the process is stressful, time consuming, expensive, confusing, absolutely no fun, and has me wondering why I even bother.

My new plan?
#1 Figure out how to do my own covers, because I can no longer afford the expense. 
#2 Write every day, even if it is only one sentence. 
#3 Continue to publish with hopes of someone noticing my books. I figure this should happen somewhere around book 12, but if it happens sooner...fantastic!
#4 Spend a very small amount of time posting on all the social networks. Don't want you to get too tired of me. Yes, I saw you rolling your eyes the other day. "Not another one." Uh, huh...I get it. 
#5 Write articles for, and support, Read My Mind Magazine.
#6 Go back to living a bit of life out from in front of the computer.
#7 Spend time with the hubster and Cracker. They've been missing me these past 9 years. Yes, I've been working at this maddening pace for that long and I miss my family.

And looky there. Lucky #7 has popped up again. Let's hope it brings me some luck with my new plan, and life in general.

Until next time...see you in the funny papers...or the Read My Mind Magazine and here on my website!

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