It’s Good Friday, the start of Passover and Caesar Chavez Day. What an amazing trifecta. Also, this Sunday is not only Easter but it’s also April Fool’s Day. In the span of three short days we are cramming together five holidays. It’s nuts, but what that means for me is I’m going to be busy. So, I’m posting this special Blog post on my Scribbles page today.
Firstly, I want to wish everyone a wonderful Good Friday and Easter. I hope you all get to spend some time with your family and enjoy the break if you get one.
Secondly, to my wonderful Jewish friends out there. Happy Passover. May this week-long celebration bring you joy and time with family.
Thirdly, don’t forget to remember Caesar Chavez and reflect on all the wonderful work he did. Especially when it comes to improving the health and safety of our agricultural industry works today.
Lastly, with April Fool’s Day right around the corner beware. You never know what ‘friends’ are planning.
As a special treat today, an author friend of mine CH Clepitt (check her out here) asked if she could jump over and do a mini blog takeover today to announce a couple of fun items she has coming up and to share some amazing books.
Take it away CH
Thanks, MD here goes:
My Fantasy Bookshop
People have fantasy sports teams, fantasy movie casts etc., well, I have a fantasy bookstore. If I had unlimited money I would set up a bookstore to feature all of my favorite indies. So many writers I have discovered through writing groups and social media are just brilliant, and it is a constant battle to get the word out for them. The market is saturated by so much utter trash, how do you sort the good stuff from the just plain terrible? Hopefully my fantasy bookstore has done a bit of the work for you. There are so many brilliant indie books to choose from, and Marvin did tell me not to go crazy on words, so I’m just gunna do my front display table of books I’ve particularly enjoyed.
On display I would have:
- Jade by Rose Montague (click here). Awesome urban fantasy, strong MC, funny and fun.
- Darkly Dreaming by Chloe Hammond (click here). Brilliant take on Vampires, not young and sexy. Well written, smart and funny, check it out.
- The Rose Thief by Claire Buss (click here). If you like Terry Pratchett you’ll love this. Very British humor, fab story, very funny.
- Fracture: Divergence by Erik Schubach (click here). In an interview I said that this was the best thing I’d read this year, and whilst it’s only March, it’s still an endorsement. It’s not great literature in any way shape or form, but it’s fun, fast paced and very entertaining. No matter what genre Erik turns his hand do he does it well, and he writes women very well. I enjoy his books much more than I thought I would!
- My Name is Not Alice by Angelika Rust (click here). Young Adult fantasy which makes you think. Also, there’s magic.
- The Werewolf Whisperer Series by Camilla Ochlan and Bonita Gutierrez (click here) - strong female characters, humor and werewolves, what’s not to like?
Obviously, I would also include my book, I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse (click here), which is fun, funny and has badgers. It’s also free this Easter Weekend on Kindle, if you fancy grabbing it!
People who say authors are competition for each other have no clue how the indie community works. The community of indie authors that I am a part of are so kind and supportive. Just check me out, doing a guest post, cos I asked and stuff… Really no clue what else I’m going to say… other than… oh… yes… I’m taking part in an Easter Egg hunt this Easter weekend! Eggciting. A group of fellow authors and moi (that’s me in French - didn’t know I was multilingual, did you? What do you mean, you’ve never heard of me?) will be hiding a series of clues across our websites. Each egg will contain a letter, and the first person to unjumble the letters, and tell us what the word is, will win a real Easter Egg, and a bundle of eBooks from some fantastic authors! And that’s not all. Everyone who takes part gets the eBook of their choice, just for turning up. Everyone’s a winner! The hunt starts here!
About CH Clepitt
C H Clepitt has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of the West of England. As her Bachelor’s Degree was in Drama, and her Master’s Dissertation focused on little known 18th Century playwright Susannah Centlivre, Clepitt’s novels are extremely dialogue driven, and it has often been observed that they would translate well to the screen.
Since graduating in 2007, she gained experience in community and music journalism, before establishing satirical news website, Newsnibbles in 2010. In 2011 she published her book, A Reason to Stay, which follows the adventures of disillusioned retail manager, Stephen, as he is thrust into village life and the world of AmDram. Clepitt’s feminist fantasy, The Book of Abisan not only crosses worlds, but confuses genres, and has been described as a crime drama with magic. She has often said that she doesn’t like the way that choosing a genre forces you to put your book into a specific little box, and instead she prefers to distort the readers’ expectations and keep them guessing. Her 2016 work, I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse does just that, as just like the characters, the readers won’t know what’s going on in this laugh out loud satirical scifi.
I won’t be posting anything this upcoming week, well maybe some poetry, but I will be back the week of April 9th. Remember if you want to help both Claire and I out, please like and share this post. Let me know how you celebrated all these holidays. I would love to hear from you