10 Statements – Beth Aldrich

 

Beth Aldrich’s non-fiction book, Real Moms Love to Eat (Penguin/NAL, 2012), won a Nautilus Book Award, and four Beverly Hills Book Awards. She published For Her Information, a Chicago magazine for women, and produced/hosted the PBS-TV series, For Her Information, in sixty markets across the United States, in addition to distribution in Israel and Turkey. She’s a proud member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Chicago Writer’s Association, and Chicago Off Campus Writer’s Workshop. Like her debut fiction protagonist, she studied culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and her dogs are always at her side. Her author website is BethAldrich.com.

Find me…

http://www.BethAldrich.com

http://www.PinkSlipsNovel.com  (on this site, you’ll find my book trailer and buy buttons for iBooks, B&N)

https://www.facebook.com/bethawrites

https://twitter.com/BethAld16

https://www.instagram.com/bethaldrichwrites/

https://www.pinterest.com/bethaldrich/  (soon I’ll be posting ideas for my holiday book)

Amazon – Beth Aldrich

 

My personal mottoes:

“If you take care of yourself, you can better take care of others.”

“Before your feet hit the floor in the morning, thank God for your blessings–Give Gratitude.”

“Think Positive…everything is possible.”

10 statements
  1. A typical (work) day begins with… waking up at 6am, getting my sons out the door/dogs walked, write, write, write, walk the dogs, social media, email, lunch, write, write, write…workout (maybe)…make dinner, write, write, write, walk the dogs…fall in bed.
  2. I lose track of time when I’m sitting outside working; and when I’m with my sons.
  3. I have always…loved running, ever since 7th grade cross country.
  4. I have never… been to China, but really want to go. I love the culture.
  5. Home means to me… watching movies and eating popcorn with my husband and sons.
  6. I am inspired by… women who adore their kids!
  7. I would like to meet… Debbie Macomber. I just love her books!
  8. My worst character trait… tenacity. I know that’s a good trait, but it keeps me up all hours of the night…I never want to quit.
  9. My best character trait… finding the best in every person I meet, even if it’s just a cute pair of shoes.  😉
  10. The best advice I was given… “Don’t take anything personally. It’s usually not about you.”

Pink Slips

Betsy Ryan is pregnant with her third child, and receiving threatening notes from an anonymous person. During what should be a joyful time in her life, she’s forced to face a decade old memory, and relive one of the most devastating nights of her life.

In order to uncover the mystery behind the threats, she enlists the help of an unlikely, but oddly reliable source, her dog Barney. As the menacing notes continue to arrive, her husband is called out of town for work, and she struggles to keep her composure while shielding her two young sons from danger. She trusts no one except her parents, best friend Misty, and her extraordinary dog—who has proven to literally understand everything she says. Is this person out to harm her? And how do they have so much personal information about Betsy? She can’t help but think it’s the same person who attacked her at the train station almost a decade ago, and changed the course of her life forever. To save herself and her unborn child—Betsy must face her fears and find her strength, to reveal who is after her and most importantly…why.

Print length:  267 pages

Published:  2017-06-09

Buy links:  books2read.com/u/mgKA9z

 

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3 Quotes – John Edgar Wideman

 

John Edgar Wideman, American writer
(fiction, non-fiction, short stories)

born:
June 14, 1941 in Washington, D.C., USA

known for (among others):
A Glance Away, Reuben, Philadelphia Fire

Amazon:  John Edgar Wideman

 

When I wake up in the morning, I need the writing to go to. I begin there. And that’s not an accident, I mean, that habit of getting up in the morning and going to my writing first thing.
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My mother was a reader; my father was a reader. Not anything particularly sophisticated. My mother read fat historical or romantic novels; my father liked to read Westerns, Zane Grey, that kind of stuff. Whatever they brought in, I read.
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I write what I want to write, and then, when it’s finished, I use my judgment to see whether or not I think it’s intrusive. If it is problematic, then I ask those involved. I won’t necessarily do what they say. But I do consult. I haven’t had too many problems. Nobody’s really gotten angry at me. Nobody, as far as I know, has felt betrayed.

 

Which is your favourite quote by John Edgar Wideman?  🙂

 

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3 Quotes – Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne, American writer
born:  Mary Pope

genre(s):  children’s picture books, fantasy, myths and fairy tales retold, American biography and fictional diary

born:  May 20, 1949 in Fort Sill Oklahoma, USA

known for (among others):  Magic Tree House series

Website:  http://mthclassroomadventures.org/

 

I get ideas from my own personal experiences, from my imagination, and from my research and from old stories.
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I love reading all kinds of books. I usually have about ten books going at any one time – books about the past, the present, novels, non-fiction, poetry, mythology, religion, etc. Reading is my favorite thing to do.
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I discovered writing children’s books was a way to keep living in my imagination like a child. So I wrote a number of books before I started ‘Magic Tree House.’ Then, once I got that, I never looked back because I could be somewhere different in every single book.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Mary Pope Osborne?  🙂

 

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Author Q and A: Daley Downing

Dear friends and readers,
Meet Daley Downing for a little Author Q&A:

The Invisible Moth

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Just what it says on the tin… These are from my Goodreads author page.

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Watching too much “Supernatural” and reading too much “Warriors”. (Honestly.)

How do you get inspired to write?

Mostly by what I read and watch. But also by song lyrics and things like paintings and photographs. Visual beauty.

What are you currently working on?

Volume 2 of the series. (As yet untitled, because I have the decision-making power of a sleeping llama.)

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Just keep trying. Don’t give up. Even when you feel like everything you produce is utter rubbish, don’t doubt your ability to create something important and special. It does take a lot of literal sweat and tears (and blood if you count papercuts on your hardcopy editing manuscripts). Listen to Churchill – “Never, never, never give up.”

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3 Quotes – Jeffery Deaver

 

Jeffery Deaver, American writer
(mystery, crime, thriller)

born:
May 6, 1950 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA

known for (among others):
The Lesson of Her Death, The Blue Nowhere, Lincoln Rhyme series

Website:  http://www.jefferydeaver.com/

 

I’ve often said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block; the problem is idea block.
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The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire.
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So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Jeffery Deaver?  🙂

 

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