Here’s hoping you and yours are not coming down with measles now that they are going around again in 2015.
Years ago in the 50s, my sisters and I all had measles, mumps, and chicken pox over a period of about six weeks or so.
Our Christian Science mother “doctored” us in unusual ways–prayer and hot red jello!
white tea cups
filled with hot red Jello,
setting one on my bed tray
and one on sister’s.
Mama stood, wiping her widow’s peak
and smiled showing her square white teeth.
We positioned our measled faces
directly over the red steam
and swayed like sick cobras.
With hope we lifted
the thin red liquid and sipped along
as Mama delivered
her cool Mary Baker Eddy prayers.
–June Gillam 7/2/97
This poem is one of the 15 in So Sweet Against Your Teeth.
Just now filled out the online BOE CA Board of Equalization (sales tax) forms–so easy after you do it a few times! I send in a paper check because the first time I tried an echeck, that didn’t work, so I feel more secure sending a paper check.
It’s still a tiny […]
Today, on the Nanowrimo Facebook page, a writer asked about starting her own publishing company. She wondered if any of us had done so. I commented to her that I had and invited her to this website to chat it over.
This is one of the topics we can toss around […]
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In case you want to play around creating a simple trailer for a book or anything similar, here’s how I made this trailer for House of Cuts, book one in the Hillary Broome Novels.
First, I watched a dozen or so trailers of novels I admire […]
Writers are invited to LOGIN to a Forum here to post comments about their work in progress, the work itself, and requests for what kind of feedback they’d like. I will be responding on a regular basis. Writers are also invited to give input to each other, as well, keeping it all on a positive […]
Tired of Ham and Turkey yet? Try stirring up a batch of Aunt Helena’s Goulash, noted in my HOUSE OF DADS suspense novel. The recipe is set to appear Tuesday, December 23, in a guest blog for Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers. In HOUSE OF DADS, second in the Hillary Broome suspense series, […]
I’ve just opened a new forum on my website, in response to a student request. Indie Pub is a virtual drop-in center for folks who want to learn about and help each other publish their own writings.
BASICS OF INDIE PUBLISHING
What is Indie Book Publishing?
EXAMPLES from indie authors […]
This week, I received an email inquiry from a man who wanted to know how the Stanford Novel Writing Program is going. Well, it’s proved a useful experience so far. We spent the first half of the ten-week class reading “how to write stories” materials, including all of Nancy Kress’s Elements of Fiction […]
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