If you like to read a book in one or two sittings…

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Making Room for George is the book for you.

 As I’ve explained in a previous post, I created a new edition of Making Room for George this year and I will soon be taking the first edition out of print.  Here I’m continuing with the capture of my 5 star reviews from Amazon so they’ll all be in one convenient place for readers since Amazon is unable to do this for me.

If you’re curious about why I moved my novel from it’s original publisher to the new one, you can read some of that story here.

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If you like finding love in unexpected places, look no further.

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If you have ever cared for an aging loved one, you’ll understand all the conflicting emotions of this strong, female protagonist.

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If you are a #formidableWoman with heart giving your all for your family, KUDOS!   You will really get this book (and muchisimos halos in heaven)!

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Free for kindle unlimited users; $.99 for kindle; $9.99 softcover

 

 

truth or dare: on the writing process, fact v.s. fiction & what’s next

 5 minute Q&A with the audience,Malvern’s Books, Austin, Aug. 11, 2016

  • This is fiction.  Right?
  • Will you write a sequel?
  • How long did it take you to write the book?
  • What are you working on now?

Do you have a question to ask that I didn’t answer here?  For example, if you have read Making Room for George, do you have a question about whether a particular part is fact or fiction?  Ask me.  I’ll tell…or…get the book now! 

It’s free with kindle unlimited.  Then come back and ask me.  You’ll want to.  I promise!

 

“& God forbid; my father-in-law lives in the house!”

reading at Malvern Books, Austin, Aug. 11, 2016

Sixteen minutes of fun for you from my novel, Making Room for George, Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press, 2016.

 

If you liked Olive Kitterage…


You will like Making Room for George

Notice on the screenshot from Amazon above that there are only 6 reviews showing for George

In reality, The book has 23 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 reviews but 16 of them are assiciated with the first edition (Balboa Press, 2013;about to be out of print ) and thus Amazon is unable to link them to my second edition (Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press, 2016). 


So… I am capturing them myself! Isn’t that Super-Indie of me?

This reviewer compares the book to Olive Kitterage and Dinner at the Heartbreak Restaurant. Cool!

Here is what she has to say:

Take this journey. 
(click here to read it on Amazon) 

By sandy foster morrisonon June 30, 2015

I love this woman. Guts and grit, and grace under fire…until a reckoning was due. We know this story. Or know of it as I do from writing my own memoir about life in the Piney Woods. Especially if you share history with East Texas, the sights and sounds, struggles and redemption, ride back on waves of memory stifling as summer heat. My heart felt bruised and I was pissed from the first lines. The tension of small gestures. That particular brand of Texas men. Their unconsciousness. And still the feminine automatically – foolishly? – by nature, holds nurturing space for them to be. And still…the extraordinary power of love seeps up through the cracks in even the meanest of circumstances.
As I read Making Room for George, I was reminded of Dinner at the Heartbreak Restaurant and Olive Kitteridge. George is equally large in creating an immense, aching tension through the small cuts of disappointment. I feel the Bet’s insides…the small diversions…taking the top off flammable circumstance. The sleepless mind on spin cycle. The clueless man. Universal female understanding and automatic, inbred response to clueless men. That sense of entitlement. The wifely service rendered always…no matter. Until a lit match ignites the gasoline spill inside the gut.
This is a love story. But not as you imagine. The reflections shared touched me deeply, and brought me squarely home to myself: “I spent hours swinging in the shade of the elm, under the summer sun. I wrote in my journal, drank iced, herb tea, and tried to think what karmic act, what law of attraction, what principle of Quantum Theory I had set into motion that had shifted my life so dramatically in just three short years.” If you have accepted that change is the only certainty in life, and you are willing to look at yourself honestly, you will feel supported and alive to possibilities as you read this impelling story.

Readings! Two in August & Poets Needed

 

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save the date!:  August 11, 2016, 7PM

I’ll be reading at Malvern Books in Austin again!  This time, I’m reading for their monthly event, Novel Night from my novel, Making Room for George, Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press, 2016 alongside Marcia Feldt Bates, the author of The Oys and Joys.

Earlier this year, I read at Malvern’s during an event they hosted featuring Tupleo Press 30/30 Project Alumni (a fundraiser for the press during which poets wrote 30 poems in 30 days).   Here’s a link to the July, 2016 30/30 poems.  If you’re a poet, consider volunteering for a month coming soon!

save the date!:  August 10, 2016, 6PM

I’ll be reading for the Voices de la luna poets in San Antonio from a chapbook of poems written during the 30/30 Project last March. The reading is free and open to the public:  Lynn Belisle Studio.   To tease you into coming, here is the April 17, 2016 poetry reading at Malvern’s: