Showcasing Author Clients

It has always been my belief that hard work shouldn’t go to waste. I also believe that if something is not a good fit in one place, there’s always a place for it elsewhere. The following showcase was deemed incorrect for a magazine I submitted to, so I’m sharing it here with you. Greetings to … Continue reading Showcasing Author Clients


My Corner

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

I’m pleased to announce that some of my work, including an excerpt from my latest book, appears in this wonderful magazine. So, while recuperating from Christmas, I hope you’ll take some time to read some great fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and peruse advertisements for some awesome businesses. Enjoy!


Hello everyone, happy holidays, and welcome to another incredible edition of the Writer’s Grapevine.

How do I know it’s incredible? Because it’s filled with “incredible” contributors. But the proof is, as they say, “in the pudding.” Or, in this case, on the page. So grab your favorite drink, snuggle down into your most comfortable reading nest, and ready yourself for some great discoveries.

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Merry Christmas to all our Clients, Past, Present and Future.

Plaisted Publishing House Ltd and our Contractors would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. For those who don't celebrate, enjoy your time with your families. Be Safe. Be Kind. Enjoy the day wherever you are, be it Summer (where we are in New Zealand) or Winter. Keep writing, drawing, designing, editing, though make … Continue reading Merry Christmas to all our Clients, Past, Present and Future.

#Omens&Symbols . . . The music of the flute

A beautiful post to begin the day.



    ‘Why does the music of the flute appeal to you? Because it laments, it cries; it longs for that spirit, for that being which was its stem. This reed was cut away from its stem and holes were made in its heart. That made it cry. It cries with longing to rejoin the stem.’

            Text and image source: Jana Eid

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            Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – #Children’s – #Seadog Patricia Furstenberg, #Ghosts Emily-Jane Hills Orford, #Environment Kathleen Jae, #Poetry Victoria Zigler

            Still shopping for the holidays? Here are some books which are sure to help.

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            Welcome to the Christmas book fair and today some more children’s books that would make wonderful gifts.

            The first book today which would delight any child is Just Nuisance, the Sea – Dog (Animal Stories for Kids Book 6)by Patricia Furstenberg...

            About the book

            A fun story about an adorable and REAL dog. Enjoy the happy rhyming and the matching illustrations.
            Inspired by the story of he first dog enlisted in the Royal Navy during World War II.

            Just Nuisance was a Great Dane and the only dog EVER to be officially enlisted in the Royal Navy. Between 1939 and 1944 Just Nuisance served on HMS Afrikander, a Royal Navy ship anchored in Simon’s Town, South Africa.

            Just Nuisance had his own bed, and his own sailor’s hat too, he traveled by train quite often and he even flew in a plane or two.

            “In South of Africa…

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            GrannyMoon’s Weekly Feast: 5 Dec 2021

            GrannyMoon's Morning Feast

            New Moon Blessings!

            Your visions will become clear only
            when you can look into your own heart.
            Who looks outside, dreams;
            who looks inside, awakes ~Carl Jung

            Blessed Be my little Witch. To those who came before and those who will come after, know that the Goddess is with you always. Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed. ~GrannyMoon

            Dark Moon – Time to Rest
            New Moon – Time to Begin New Projects; Birth; Attraction
            Waxing Moon – Time to Grow; Increase
            Full Moon – Time to be Fulfilled; Abundance
            Waning Moon – Time to Banish; Decrease
            Last Sliver of Moon – Time to Die; Letting Go
            Dark Moon – Time to Rest Again


            Light A Candle Today!
            In many different traditions lighting a candle is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express. It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have…

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            Smorgasbord Health – Christmas Cook From Scratch Rewind – Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Brussel Sprouts spicy and fried, Risotto Cakes and Au Gratin

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            Here is rewind of the seasonal posts where I share the nutritional benefits of an ingredient and Carol Taylor incorporates it in a delicious recipe.

            It is that time of year when we bring out the decorations and over here – The Cook from Scratch Christmas recipes... I look at the health benefits of the food.. and my friend Carol Taylorturns them into something delicious the whole family will love.

            Brussel sprouts are not necessarily the most asked for vegetable by children as they do have a slightly bitter taste (actually the healthy element of the Brussels), but if you prepare them following Carol’s guidance, they should be a hit with all the family.

            At this time of year they are readily available in the stores and are a wonderful side dish for Turkey on Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

            Variety is the spice of life….and our bodies need…

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