Welcome to the WATCH “#RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! #RRBC #RRBCWRW – Day 2

The Indie Spot!

THE WEEK MY FATHER DIED

 

I was at work when my mother called to tell me that dad had been rushed to the hospital the night before, suffering from excruciating pain in his abdomen.

Dad had been diagnosed with prostate cancer about fifteen years earlier and it had spread to other parts of his body, but he had been doing fairly well so there was no reason to anticipate something like this.

Mom told me that dad had spent quite a bit of time at the hospital while they ran numerous tests to discover the cause of his pain. Long story short, his kidneys were failing and there was nothing that could be done. He was sent home with a hospice nurse, so that he could be with his family in comfortable surroundings when the end came.

We rented a hospital bed and put it next to the front…

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Welcome to the WATCH “#RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! #RRBC #RRBCWRW

Marcha's Two-Cents Worth

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Welcome to our tour! Each day this month I’ll feature a writing sample from some of the incredible authors who are members of this elite writing group. To learn more about them and their work, follow the link at the bottom of the page. Today’s featured author is Laura Libricz.

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The Protective Plague

By Laura Libricz

From the Overlord’s house came a quiet but vicious argument. I walked past the stately, tiered structure, decorated with wooden carvings. The other houses circling the town square stood quietly: the midwife’s red wooden house built up on stilts; the ironworkers’ blue housing complex and their adjoining workshop also built on stilts; the dark-brown community building, windows tightly shuttered.

I set my basket down in the middle of the square. The fountain marking the village center bubbled behind me as a mouse scurried around its stone base. The door of the Overlord’s house slammed…

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#RRBC SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR! @AuthorJoyceS

SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR, JOYCE SHAUGHNESSY

A HEALING PLACE

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via #RRBC SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR! @AuthorJoyceS

 

BOOK BLURB:
“This book takes the reader on a romantic and inspirational journey with the Miller family through the Great American Depression and WWII. This book has been featured at the Frankfurt World’s Fair and the AARP National Convention in New Orleans in 2012 …” (more)

via #RRBC SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR! @AuthorJoyceS

 

“A HEALING PLACE”

(Amazon)

 

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Thankfully, I didn’t do my cover

“People DO judge a book by its cover. Not only must it look professional, it also needs to represent the story as accurately as possible. Capturing the feeling of a story graphically is an art in itself.”

— Marcha’s Two-Cents Worth

https://marcha2014.wordpress.com/2018/06/23/todays-writing-tip-115/

 

Yes, I suck at doing book covers. When I was almost done with my book, here was my book cover design … (Haa!):

My book, June 2014

 

Thankfully, Tabitha Lahr did my real cover design (and the interior design) instead of me:

2018 cover front

 

2018 cover back

(Thank you Tabitha!)

 

Here’s Tabitha Lahr’s website — Graphic Design, Typesetting, Book Covers and Interiors, etc. …

http://www.tabithalahrdesign.com

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2018 cover Tabitha Lahr

and more … 🙂

 

(Sponsored by):

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/befor-afdre-and-after/

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