Thursday, November 24, 2016

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

I just wanted to say thanks to all my readers for making this blog a roaring success. Not sure what sparked a movement—but Memoirous gets about 20,000 hits a month!

I want to say thank you and encourage all my readers to BUY my books. If just one in 100 of you buy a book (or books), then I will . . . I was never good at math, but I like the sound of 1 in 100! Christmas giving is around the corner, PLUS after the commotion of the holidays, you’ll need to get yourself back into gear and refocused on your writing.

Freeze Frame, available as an eBook for 2.99. Many of us are looking to write memories—either in the form of literary memoir or simply to record family history. This how-to book looks at memoir in small, bite-size pieces, helping the writer to isolate or freeze-frame a moment and then distill it onto paper.

365 Affirmations for the Writer, is an eBook for 3.99. Writing is a journey. Every time we sit down to begin a piece or write the first chapter or the first line we are venturing into uncharted territory. 365 Affirmations for the Writer is about listening to those who have gone before us and letting them guide us with their insight, their own trials. By reading what others have said, we can survey the path before us, count the cost, and plunge ahead.

Every morning I read 365 Affirmations for the Writer by Jane Hertenstein. It's a daily shot of encouragement in the arm.

More than affirmations there are countless writing prompts to get you started and keep you inspired.

Also check out Orphan Girl.Available as an eBook but also in paperback. Tens of thousands of homeless people walk the streets, forgotten, yet each with their own story to tell. Marie James, a 69-year-old bag lady, and a frequent guest at an inner-city mission in Chicago, sat with Jane Hertenstein through the summer of 1995 and recorded this shocking and moving story of life filled with sorrow, loss, mental instability, and hope. Her memoir will break one's heart, yet encourage and inspire. -- "Harrowing inside view of homelessness", -- Publishers Weekly, August 11, 1997

The link takes you to Amazon, but also available through

Baker & Taylor Blio

Baker-Taylor Axis360

Barnes & Noble



Gardners Extended Retail

Gardners Library

Inktera (formerly Page Foundry)


Library Direct









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