Answer Creek by Ashley Sweeney

Short and sweet today as my enterprising and special friend, Ashley Sweeney, has published a wonderful book about a young woman who is part of the infamous Donner party struggling its way to California, and her novel has made its debut this month! What a perfect time to curl up with a good book, a cup of coffee or tea and maybe a warm roll or piece of chocolate and read about someone else’s trials and tribulations . . . and triumphs in the end. There will be triumph, if I know Ashley.

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One reviewer states, “Ashley E. Sweeney’s novelization of the Donner Party fuses history, realism, and luminous prosehttps://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/answer-creek/.” My favorite kind, along with depth of character. 

This is Answer Creek, and I hope everyone will take a look. I am anxiously awaiting delivery of mine.

A Loss for Words?

 

Photo by Alie Krohn, Photostream Creative Commons

Photo by Alie Krohn, Photostream Creative Commons

“What the hell kind of people read books about words?”

I love this. I took it from a interview with one of my favorite people who is also an author and a word wizard, Arthur Plotnik. I don’t know of anyone who makes reading about words, or how to “write words better” so much fun.

I don’t know what I would do without his book, Spunk & Bite. Mine looks a bit like a squished porcupine with all the tabs I have added for quick access to all the info.

Take a look at the interview on The Grammarist, if you’ve a mind, and you will not only learn something, but I bet you will smile doing it: http://grammarist.com/nofront/interview-with-arthur-plotnik/