January 16 Writing

Birthdays: Peter Roget (1779), Austin Dobson (1840), A.A. Milne (1882), William Sansom (1912), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), Raymond Briggs (1934), Binyavanga Wainaina (1971)

Where would we be (exist, live, stay, etc.) without Peter Roget and his thesaurus?

Robert Anton Wilson was a novelist, philosopher, psychologist, and more. He wrote 35 books, including “Cosmic Tiger”, “Schrodinger’s Cat Trilogy”.

Quote: “Is ‘The Wind in the Willows’ a children’s book? Is ‘Alice in Wonderland? Is ‘Treasure Island’? These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.” – A.A. Milne

Who doesn’t know about Winnie the Pooh and all his friends? But Milne is right. When we read these stories as adults, we understand more and get more from them than when we read them as children. But the enjoyment is there for everyone.

Tip: Read your story out loud. Are there areas you tend to skip over? So will your reader.

Jumpstart: This is “Winnie the Pooh Day.” If you could be a character in a Winnie the Pooh story, who would you be and why?

New Reviews

The reviews can be found on their genre pages as well as Goodreads and some other sites.

Under LGBTQ for adults:

“Resident’s Dilemma” by Andrew Grey – a 5**** read for this 105 page contemporary romance

“Rescue Us” by Andrew Grey – 4**** for this short contemporary romance.

Under Holidays

“Crinkles All the Way” by Ann Trader – 4**** for this 69-page contemporary holiday romance.

Under Romance

“Reluctant Hearts” by Linda Griffin – 4**** for this collection of four stories

Under Nonfiction

The Everything DASH Diet Meal Prep Cookbook by Karman Meyer – 4*** for this healthy eating cookbook

Spotlight: Andrew Grey

Title: Rescue Us   
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: A Most Love Dogs Novel 
Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance 
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press  
Release Date: Jan 3 2023
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print 
Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes.

As a vet tech, Daniel is usually first in line to come to animals’ aid. When he and his boss get a call about an animal hoarding situation, they expect the handful of badly treated dogs… but the tiger comes as a surprise.

Wes recently left his job to care for his sick mother. Now that she’s on the mend, he needs work, and he finds it at a bustling shelter. But the animals aren’t the only ones in need. His kind, chatty coworker Daniel is dealing with an abusive boyfriend—something Wes, whose father was an alcoholic, has experience handling. Wes steps up to help Daniel kick his boyfriend to the curb, but in the process, he finds himself falling for Daniel himself.

Navigating a new relationship when they both have traumatic pasts is one thing. But when a shady group starts targeting the tiger they are trying to find a zoo placement for, the stakes are raised even higher. Can Wes and Daniel come together to rescue the animals—and each other?

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Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Twitter @andrewgreybooks


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