Boston.

Boston.

Recently, I took a trip to Boston with my hubby. He worked; I gallivanted. It’s really hard to put into words the history there. There is so much. For me it was about simply being in a place where thinkers created. In a way, it allowed me to delve into the stories from our country’s history. I walked the same streets that our fathers walked. I crept through passageways and appreciated lives once lived. I’m going to officially and honestly tell people that I went to Harvard. See, it’s true! I have a picture to prove it.           I visited Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthplace.               Toured the House of Seven Gables and learned that Hawthorne never saw all seven gables during his time there.         I  saw Col. Hathorne’s grave. He was Hawthorne’s great grandfather and was a judge at the Salem Witch Trials. And I even visited the oldest church in Salem, which was established in 1629.                 It was an interesting trip. Riding the T to and from the hotel gave me a chance to observe people in an environment I wouldn’t normally experience. I’m grateful to be able to see places like this and take in the history.  ... read more
Chris Von Halle — The Fourth Generation

Chris Von Halle — The Fourth Generation

Today I have author, Chris Von Halle with me to tell us about his new book, THE FOURTH GENERATION. But before we talk to Chris, let’s find out a little bit about one of his characters, Marf. Marf is the main character’s best friend. He and the main character (Gorin) live in a faction (a suburban house) in a society that exists a hundred years after a birth-transmitted disease that kills everybody when they turn seventeen. I (the author) am sitting with Marf on the shoddy brown sofa in the living room. The room’s wallpaper is peeling away in places, revealing small squares of naked white wall. Marf is short, scrawny, has black hair that sticks up in shocks on his head, and talks in a high voice. Chris: So, Marf, before we begin, where is everybody in your faction at the moment? Marf: Well, it’s the middle of the day, so everyone’s out doing their jobs like they should be. And since most of the kids in a faction are supply hunters, most of the ones that live in mine are out in town hunting for Valuable Objects—or artifacts, in other words. The food manger, Jarez, is out in the backyard feeding the chickens, and the housekeeper Peet’s around here somewhere. Probably cleaning. Chris: So what’s your job in the faction, then? Marf (puffs out chest): I’m the game hunter. It’s a real important job, man, I’ll tell ya that. I mean, people gotta eat, right? Ya see, when it comes down to it, I’m real good at setting traps and hunting down squirrels with the faction’s nasty... read more
Author Iris Blobel– Journey to Her Dreams

Author Iris Blobel– Journey to Her Dreams

Hi, everyone. I’m highlighting my friend, Iris’s book for you today. Enjoy! “It’s not the money that makes you rich. It’s the knowledge that the other person loves you and is always there for you, no matter what. That makes you content and, therefore, rich.” Journey to Her Dreams by Iris Blobel I’m excited to tell you all about the re-release of JOURNEY TO HER DREAMS, which was in a way the start of my journey to my dreams. Honestly, yes I was nervous going back re-visiting the story, nervous about the editing process for the new edition.  I can’t believe how much I’ve learnt and how much I’ve -hopefully- grown as a writer. JOURNEY TO HER DREAMS has enjoyed another full edit and an awesome new cover. I hope you’ll give Hollie and Sam’s story a chance. THANK YOU ♥♦♥  ~  OUT NOW  ~  ♥♦♥  AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/1UbJqZ8 AMAZON UK: http://amzn.to/1LUz251 AMAZON AU: http://bit.ly/1JVfTeM ♥♦♥  SYNOPSIS ♥♦♥  Would you travel around the world to uncover the reason for your dreams? Hollie Anderson does. A young woman from Tasmania who lives on a farm just outside Launceston, she has got good looks, likes her job and loves to hang out with her friends. She should be happy, right? But it’s a recurrent dream that throws her daily life into chaos and takes her on a journey to Ireland. While on her quest for answers she meets Sam in Dublin under unusual circumstances and both women, so different in many ways, find out they have one thing in common – and it changes their lives forever. ♥♦♥ MEET THE AUTHOR ♥♦♥ IRIS BLOBEL Iris Blobel was... read more

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