INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 27 — Indianapolis-based author Linda Mansfield released three books of fictional, seasonal short stories this year to complete the “Two Good Feet” series she started two years ago. The first book in the series for teens through senior citizens, male and female, is “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas.” This year she … Continue reading ‘Two Good Feet’ series offers a story a week for a year
I placed a huge book order with my distributor yesterday to cover about half of the inventory I’ll need for a few upcoming events. Hopefully I can place the second half of that order soon, as the events I’m scheduled to participate in are coming up soon. For my blog readers in the Indianapolis area, … Continue reading Getting out and about
Where has the summer gone? It went by in a flash for me. I’m happy to report that “Twelve Stories for Fall” is at the editor. With a little luck we’ll make the Oct. 1 release date. I tried to make the three previous books in the “Two Good Feet” series realistic. That went out … Continue reading “Twelve Stories for Fall” is at the editor!
This Saturday, July 15, the Barnes & Noble at 8675 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, will host a book fair for National Novel Writing Month. I’ll post the flyer for the event so you’ll have all the info. I’m scheduled to sign copies of “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas” and “Twelve Stories for Spring” … Continue reading Book signing on Saturday
“Twelve Stories for Spring” has been released and is available everywhere fine books are sold (well, almost). 🙂 I’m waiting for the final proof of “Twelve Stories for Summer,” which I expect any day now. I plan to release it on my birthday, July 10. You can pre-order the e-book on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble’s … Continue reading We’re gaining on it!
“Twelve Stories for Spring,” the sequel to “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas,” is finally out as an e-book! The paperback and hardcover versions will be released soon; most likely within the next two weeks. I changed the font on the spine, so now I have to wait for another proof copy. 😦 Here’s … Continue reading “Twelve Stories for Spring” Is Out as an E-book; Paperback and Hardcover Versions Will be Released Soon
Awhile back I posted the following tweet: “Some of today’s ‘literary magazines’ would reject Mark Twain or O. Henry. They prefer authors who should be in therapy to good storytellers.” I believe that’s true, which is why the odds of me submitting one of my short stories to a literary magazine are slim. I know … Continue reading A Word About Academia
Here in Indianapolis, a thunderstorm overnight heralded the first day of spring. I suppose I need to buy my dog, Raven, a Thundershirt. She does not like thunderstorms, and she whined by my bedroom door until I let her in. Once she jumped into bed with me, she quieted down. I don’t know why she … Continue reading An Overnight Thunderstorm Announces the Arrival of Spring
Merry Christmas! Have things gotten away from you this year? Are you just now starting your Christmas shopping? Has panic set in? Take a breath and read on. If the thought of battling for a parking space at the mall makes you queasy, here are some suggestions for alternative one-stop places to shop that … Continue reading Last-Minute Tips for Holiday Shopping
It’s time to think about your holiday baking, and by that I mean Christmas cookies! Some cookies can keep up to six months in your freezer, but for the best results the time limit is about a month or two. That means it’s time to bake your cookies now and freeze them so you can … Continue reading It’s Time to Make the Cookies!