Given our recent erratic weather which is culminating, as I write this, into a major snow storm accompanied (just to make it more exciting) by strong winds … Mother Nature has had/is having a high degree of influence over how I spend my time.
In order to create a Post under these conditions ….. books!
“Who Said I was up for Adoption?” is a book covering the “trials and tribulations” of the first 18 months of Ray and I living together. Having been bitten by a dog many years ago, I was very cautious about making any “dog adopt decision”, but Ray took charge and adopted me! The full story is in the book.
“Just Thinking” is a book of simple poetic verse about various aspects of life, most of which have a basis from my own experiences. I have never been too enthusiastic about poetry because I often had no idea what it was about. Was it indeed about anything, or just an excuse to string a lot of flowery adjectives and adverbs together? My poetry is much less complicated, and reflects so many aspects of life As long as you have a grasp of the English Language, you will understand them!
“The Odessa Chronicles” is a book of short stories targeted at children in the age range of 4 to 104! Think of a Barn Owl with an “attitude”; a cat who only lives to eat and sleep; a Jackalope whose main task appears to be mediator and uses his magic when necessary, and a man who finds the three of them living on his farm. Carolyn Shelton and I co-authored this book, and it was our goal to incorporate humor and many “life lessons” into the stories.
More information on these books can be seen by clicking the appropriate book cover over to the right (may have to scroll). They are all available direct from the Friesen Press Bookstore, and also from the usual on-line retailers, and the best place for reviews is at amazon.com. All three books are available in Hard Cover, Paperback and eBook formats.
I would like to suggest that you stay wherever you are in the warm and order yourself a book or two or three … while I go out and start shoveling the snow before it becomes a major challenge. We are forecast 25-30cm of it together with high winds. Should make for some interesting drifts!