Archive for the ‘book review’ Category

Read Me a Caregiver Love Story

March 21, 2016

Tell me, overworked, stressed-out caregivers, would you like to listen to a caregiver love story with end of chapter helpful hints while you rest your eyes?  Listening to my book on-the-go, I’ve been told, would be perfect. So I am considering ACX the Audiobook Creation Exchange. They make it sound easy. What do you think?

Dental Patient Celebrity

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A New Poetry Cover

March 3, 2016

Since I’ve given myself the whole year of 2016 to publish my collection of poems, I have played with options every step of the way.  I’ve completely rearranged the order which led to a new title and cover.  I have a recurring hummingbird theme in my verse so this seemed appropriate.

 

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Poetry In the Night

January 21, 2016

Want to hear me read poetry? Next Thursday Jan 28th at Dog-Eared Pages Bookstore is Open Mic Night.  I’m taking two poetry collections written by Hawaiian poets. Porcelain by Cinthia I Albers and Equitude by Maui Muses which includes three of my poems.

Starts at 5 PM at 16428 N 32nd, Suite 111, Phoenix. Be there.

Palm Tree Verses Whisk You Away

December 29, 2015

Got my copy of “Maui Muses” and it’s great. I am honored to be included in this Maui Live Poet Society collection, a few easy clicks away on Amazon. Check out pages 108 to 111 for my three poems:

“Here To Dance”

“Thirty Years Too Late For the Party”

“Picked From Air”

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Maui Muses Vol 4

Red Ribbon Caregiver Book Highly Recommended

August 11, 2015

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards gave “More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving” four stars.  “Full of wisdom and practical help for the caregiver. A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended” they said, this group of British readers.Red_Ribbon_-_123rf“A perfect book for anybody who is a caregiver. I liked the style very much and the message was powerful and thoughtful” commented a 34-year-old female reader.

“A short read but, nevertheless, very powerful stuff. I liked the carousel analogy and the key tips at the end. There’s a lot of wisdom in here and practical help for any caregiver. The One Widow Two Lists chapter was particularly well done,” said a female reader, aged 51.

 

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Of the 18 readers, 15 would read another book by the same author and 10 felt the accessible style of the writing was the best part of the book.  Thirteen thought the cover was good or excellent.  All comments will be posted soon on Amazon UK and Goodreads.

Caregiver Book Chosen in Readers’ Favorite Giveaway

April 7, 2015

This month’s winner of Readers’ Favorite book giveaway chose “More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving.” Her review will be coming soon.  Want to get in on free books ever month?  Check out

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/more-than-i-could-ever-know

Monthly Book Giveaway

Monthly Book Giveaway

Open Mic Caregiver Story So Bright

March 27, 2015

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A great turnout at Dog-Eared Pages last night.  We even had stand-up for comic relief between two-hanky readings.  The mix of visual arts, poetry, sci-fi and singing made for a great evening.  This bookstore alcove draws great creativity.  A special “bravo” for the author of “Shades of Black and Blue.”

Open Mic, Spotlight Too Bright

February 26, 2015

But it is a cozy friendly little bookstore in Phoenix. The back room at Dog-Eared Pages Used Books tonight (2/26/15) will be filled with artists and art lovers.  The fun starts at 5 at 16428 N. 32nd St (south of Bell).  See you there.

http://www.dogearedpagesusedbooks.com/?page=shop/index

This is how it all began.

This is how it all began.

Caregiving Like It Is

February 2, 2015

Honest caregiver talk Part 2 hits home.  Listen to this chat to overcome that isolated, overwhelmed feeling. Rebecca asks such probing questions.  I told it all.  Try to forget what has changed.  Don’t stew about the future.  Focus on the golden moments.  An inspiring estate sale around Mt. Tabor Park.  An artist who left behind an ink and white paper drawing.

Caregiver Chat at Improvement Radio

Mom's last Mother's Day at Crystals Springs.

Mom’s last Mother’s Day at Crystals Springs.

Attention Caregivers in Tempe AZ

January 7, 2015

Survival tips for caregivers are on the shelf at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock, Tempe AZ.  Life begins at 40 there.

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Changing Hands Books Store in Tempe

If they have sold out, just ask for More Than I Could Ever Know:  How I Survived Caregiving.”