Long Story Short December Newsletter

Long Story Short Newsletter
December 2010, Volume 90
EDITORS’ CORNER

Linda Barnett-Johnson: Hello reading and writing friends. I want to wish you all the very best Christmas ever. May the season be bright and cheery. May you all be blessed with love and prosperity. Let’s make 2011 a great year. Merry Christmas to you all.

Denise Cassino: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays of every kind to all of you! May this be the most joyous holiday season ever!

Amy S. Pacini: It is during this festive time of giving and receiving when we remember the true spirit of the Christmas season. By not only decorating our homes, exchanging holiday gifts and cards; but adorning our souls with faith, humility and gratitude as we demonstrate love, peace and good will toward others. We celebrate the holidays by carrying out time honored traditions and creating new customs. From around the world, the magic of Christmas can be seen and heard everywhere. I would like to wish you all a very wonderful and happy holiday season. Thank you to all the writers who submitted an eclectic array of fine poetry this year. Happy Holidays!

Featured Authors and their Work
(Read this issue at www.alongstoryshort.net)

STORY OF THE MONTH
Truffles by Heather Stiles

FLASH FICTION
The Station Master by Andrew McIntyre
Missed America by Caroline A. Bell
The Good Luck Charm by Alice Baburek
A Discriminating Silence by Joy Zeigler
Airport Lounge by Gillian Scott

MICRO FICTION
A Secret by Wayne Scheer
Let’s Not Talk About It by Joe Dibuduo
Nikko and Herman by Donna M. McDine
Feed the Rabbit by Joe Greco
The Jail Bird by Patricia Crandall
Smile Practice by Kristina Yapp
A Healthy Lifestyle by Matt Anderson
Wishing by Rebecca L. Brown
Over a Casket by Joy Zeigler
Where is Mel? by Patricia Crandall
Utterance by Saeed Tavakkol

NON-FICTION
More Wholly His by Kristine Lowder
The Lagoon by Karen McVeen
The Danger in Talking to Strangers by Donna M. Carbone
Tickling Funny Bones: 8 Tips for Writing Humor by Kristine Lowder

POET’S CORNER by Russell Bittner

Interview with Bradley Paul

POEMS OF THE MONTH
It’s a tie!
You Think You’ve Got Problems by Nell Berry
The Christmas List by Chris Hansen

POETRY
Ten Days by Abi Wyatt
Christmas Love 2010 by Floriana Hall
Christmas Tree by Patricia Wellingham-Jones
The Osprey by B.J. Lee
Scribbled Fleet by cm
Elizabeth, New Jersey by Frank De Canio
Vixen by Brian W. Osborn
My Serenity by James Piatt
Fading Memory Of A Shining Moment by Bill Roberts
Speaking Stones by Tim Ouellette
Special Angel by William McCurrach
Mary’s Gift by Nell Berry
Reflections On Snow by Cathy Quagl

WRITING GOURMET
Check out the latest on Gourmet Food by Food Writer, Cal Orey

WRITING TIP by Linda Barnett-Johnson
Things to consider – Do you meet regularly with other writers to respond to each other’s work? If so, how useful are the comments you receive? How can you make the experience more productive?

Can you hear comments on your work objectively? If not, why not? How can you make yourself less sensitive and thereby, more objective?

Now, take something you’ve written a while back and edit it as if it were someone else’s work. Can you be objective?

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Long Story Short November Newsletter

November

2010

Long Story Short Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving!

EDITORS’ CORNER

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Breakaway – “What a Story – Unreal Abuse!”

BREAKAWAY:

How I Survived Abuse
by Nadia Sahari

"I can’t recall in recent memory a more hard-hitting and poignant story of how a woman struggled to overcome abuse."

Dear Friends,

My friend, Nadia Sahari has written a poignant and heart-wrenching book about surviving abuse and never losing hope, but instead thriving beyond surviving.

Nadia Sahari’s book, Breakaway: How I Survived Abuse is that book.

She says, "The experiences I share in this book are all true. For many years, I felt alone with my history of abuse and held my silence. I thought I was the only one who had experienced the traumatic abuses I describe here. Gradually and cautiously, in small groups and in speaking engagements, I began to share some of my experiences with other women. To my surprise, I found that many of them had been victims of sexual or physical assault as well. They often said, ‘Nadia, you went through so much. My life hasn’t been anything like yours, and yet I’ve struggled to cope. You’re such an inspiration to me! You should write a book. I’ll bet they make it into a movie.’

http://bit.ly/bwUdW6
"It has not been easy to take their advice. It has been challenging and sometimes devastating to revisit and relive the pain and suffering of my past, to resurrect scenes of violence, to recapture deeply hidden emotions and to put them into words. The journey took me through many dark valleys of depression during which I could not be productive. That is why it has taken almost twenty-five years to produce this book. Now is the right time. It is right because more attention must be paid to domestic violence and sexual abuse in America. We can no longer be silent witnesses to the daily oppression of innocent victims whose lives are devastated by abuse."

It’s available now – don’t miss it – it will inspire you and you won’t want to put it down – http://bit.ly/bwUdW6

Plus, if you buy it today, you’ll get other bonuses donated by Nadia’s friends and colleagues! It’s just $7.99!

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Breakaway – “What a Story – Unreal Abuse!”

BREAKAWAY:

How I Survived Abuse
by Nadia Sahari

"I can’t recall in recent memory a more hard-hitting and poignant story of how a woman struggled to overcome abuse."

Dear Friends,

My friend, Nadia Sahari has written a poignant and heart-wrenching book about surviving abuse and never losing hope, but instead thriving beyond surviving.

Nadia Sahari’s book, Breakaway: How I Survived Abuse is that book.

She says, "The experiences I share in this book are all true. For many years, I felt alone with my history of abuse and held my silence. I thought I was the only one who had experienced the traumatic abuses I describe here. Gradually and cautiously, in small groups and in speaking engagements, I began to share some of my experiences with other women. To my surprise, I found that many of them had been victims of sexual or physical assault as well. They often said, ‘Nadia, you went through so much. My life hasn’t been anything like yours, and yet I’ve struggled to cope. You’re such an inspiration to me! You should write a book. I’ll bet they make it into a movie.’

http://bit.ly/bwUdW6
"It has not been easy to take their advice. It has been challenging and sometimes devastating to revisit and relive the pain and suffering of my past, to resurrect scenes of violence, to recapture deeply hidden emotions and to put them into words. The journey took me through many dark valleys of depression during which I could not be productive. That is why it has taken almost twenty-five years to produce this book. Now is the right time. It is right because more attention must be paid to domestic violence and sexual abuse in America. We can no longer be silent witnesses to the daily oppression of innocent victims whose lives are devastated by abuse."

It’s available now – don’t miss it – it will inspire you and you won’t want to put it down – http://bit.ly/bwUdW6

Plus, if you buy it today, you’ll get other bonuses donated by Nadia’s friends and colleagues! It’s just $7.99!

Contact Us.

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Long Story Short September Newsletter

September Long Story Short Newsletter
V
Volume 86
Editors Corner
Linda Barnett-Johnson: Hello reading and writing friends. August has been a strange month here in Montana. We’ve had 90 degree weather and then pouring rain, wind and cold. Please take care all of you by the East Coast. That hurricane Earl, looks like a nasty one. Stay safe and if you feel like it, write a story about your experience and send it to us. Have a great September.

Denise Cassino: No, no, say it ain’t so, Joe! Is summer really almost over? It can’t be true, can it? Alas, it is true and now we drift toward Indian Summer and the beauty of our fabulous world painted all shades of red, yellow and orange. Enjoy the blessings of the last days of summer.

Marie Delgado-Travis: Will be working hard to catch up on poetry submissions before I leave on an extended trip. When I return roughly in mid-September, will probably start working on poems for the beginning of 2011, since the slots for 2010 are filling up fast! Thanks as always for your support of Long Story Short. It is a pleasure to work with such talented friends from around the world. However, I will be taking a hiatus and possibly a permanent departure from LSS due to many things happening in my life. We are looking for a new volunteer poetry editor, no compensation, just loads of glory! Contact Denise if you are interested in this position.

THIS MONTH:
(All work can be seen at www.alongstoryshort.net)

STORY OF THE MONTH
Stolen Thunder by Eric Sentell

FLASH FICTION
The Garden by Alice Baburek
Someone Loves You by Penelope Friday
And There Was Claudia by Paul Alan Fahey
The Gift by Kathe Campbell
Daffodils and Courage by Jannie Lund
Facing Your Enemas by Robert P. Morgan, P.E.

MICRO FICTION
Sister Vanishing by Emily Walden
The Moon and Mazie Grace by Drema Hall Berkheimer
Drudgery by Doctor Jones
Night Terrors by Diane M. Davis
On the Border by John Duncklee
Pussy Cats by Joe DiBuduo

NON-FICTION
What Not to Do When You Fall and Break Your Hip by Arlene Weiss
The Changing Neighborhood by Floriana Hall
Tennis Ball by Eric G. Müller
Final Jeopardy by Kristine Lowder
His Majesty’s Whisper by Kristine Lowder

POET’S CORNER by Russell Bittner
Interview with Baron Wormser

POEM OF THE MONTH
COMMITTEE by Patricia Wellingham-Jones

POETRY
HAIKU by Raquel D. Bailey
CLEVELAND CINQUAIN by Michael Ceraolo
brush strokes by cm (Charles Mariano)
AUTUMN PLEASURES by Floriana Hall
NERUDA READS IN HEAVEN
SIMPLICITY by Roshan Chutkey
POETS by Maria Ercilla
CHILDHOOD SPLENDOR by Ron Koppelberger
MATTHEW’S MUSE by Barbara McCarthy
BESLAN by Marie Delgado Travis
MOVING ON by Abi Wyatt
TALKING LOUDLY TO THE EMPTY AIR by Vincent Spada
wet work (for ethelbert) by Shonda Buchanan
THE HONESTY OF ADHD by Luke Armstrong
PHOTOGRAPHIC REMEMBRANCES by Frank De Canio
POET OF TOMORROW by Brandon Rushton
ARTISTS ALL by Nancy Julien Kopp
DAWN ANIMA by William J. Jackson
MARGARET’S SONG by Cathy Quaglia
FADED by Jacob M. Guerra
WHEN A MAN HAS NO ENCHANTMENT by Jacqueline Howett

WRITING GOURMET

Check out the latest on Gourmet Goodies by Food Writer, Cal Orey.

Ask Grizzly Gus:

Dear Grizzly Gus:
As a writer I find myself conflicted as to whether I should use profanity in my stories on not. While I believe it would more realistically reflect the characters I write about I am concerned about offending anyone. It would be interesting to know your opinion on this issue.
Signed: Susan ‘I swear’ from Sunnydale, Florida

Dear Swearing Susan:
I’m so $%@# glad you asked me for my &*#$%^ opinion, I could just &$
! I would suggest that profanity should be used like a spice – very sparingly. Furthermore, as writers, we should be able to find ways to express ourselves without resorting to crude and vulgar language. If as you say, your characters insist on spewing vile and fifth, you might want to write about nicer people. As far as I am concerned, if anyone doesn’t like it they can *&#^$% off with a big #@*& in their &*%$ as far as it will go!

Signed: Grizzly *%#&^#@* Gus

Writing Tip
Do you depend on yourself to edit your own work? Do you really feel that comfortable and sure of yourself to catch those typos, grammar errors, problems with beginning, middle and end? Do you have that hook that catches a reader from the first few lines? Are you afraid to cut out lines and maybe whole paragraphs? Then you need an editor. That’s what an editor does for you. If you are having problems getting your work published, you might consider contacting an editor to finetune your writing. I would be happy to do that for you. Check out my page here: www.lindabarnett-johnson.com Your Goals Are My Goals.

_________________________

WRITING PROMPT:

Take one of your old stories that you never sent out, and do some editing. What’s wrong with it? Do you have a strong hook? Does it flow throughout the story? How about your characters? Are they fleshed out to where the reader can be sympathetic with them? There is a lot to editing, especially if it’s your own. Try it and see what you like and dislike about the process.

What’s Happening?
Denise is looking for fiction authors to cross promote Doug Hiser’s new book in an Amazon Book Launch Campaign – it’s fabulous free exposure, draws people to your site, builds your mailing list and more.
Contact Denise

If you need help promoting your website, work or projects, contact Linda Barnet-Johnson.
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Long Story Short October Newsletter

October
2010
Long Story Short Newsletter
V
Volume 87
Editor’s Corner
Linda Barnett-Johnson – Hello reading and writing friends. As I write this note, I am in bed with some sort of flu. I am coughing, and extremely tired and dizzy. So please take care of yourselves and maybe get the flu shot. Have a wonderful October with the change of colors and seasons. It’s one of my favorite months here in Montana.

Denise Cassino – I just returned from my first trip to Alabama! What a pleasant surprise and a wonderful visit with my sister in her new home – Sweet Home Alabama!

Marie Delgado-Travis – This month, I’d like to share an inspiration that came to me while listening to a concert of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. True art–the kind of timeless beauty created by composers or artists like Mozart, Shakespeare or Michaelangelo–reflects not only the human condition, but much more importantly, the majesty and grandeur of a Divine Creator. As artists, we should study and learn from the masters who have used their God-given talent to create works that mirror the human soul and reflect the wonder of the heavens and the on-going miracle of life.

Welcome!
View this issue.

STORY OF THE MONTH
Lost by Kate Larkindale

FLASH FICTION
October 31st by Susan K. Bernhardt
Searching for Comfort by Floriana Hall
Bea and Ben’s Halloween by Joan Hobernicht
Laurel and the Twins by Tala Bar
A Day of Triumph, A Day of Grief by Nell Berry
Dead Man’s Coats by Deborah Cherry Mosch
One of the Times My Boyfriend Almost Killed Me by Deborah Cherry Mosch
Unknown Road Too Late Taken by Gilda A. Herrera

MICRO FICTION
Totentanz by Neal Kemet
The Panda and the Butterfly by Joe Greco
Tick-Tock by Janel Gradowski
My Mother’s Pillow by Leslie Greffenius

NON-FICTION
If You’re Happy and You Know It by Suzanne Berndt Williams
The Music Plays On and On and On by Dana R. Leipold
When is a Wheelchair an Asset? by Angela R. S. Thomas
Worth the Wait by Krisitne Lowder

POET’S CORNER by Russell Bittner
Interview with Alex Grant

POEM OF THE MONTH
RAIN DANCE by Mary Ellen Shaughan

POETRY
HAIKU by Raquel D. Bailey
INDIAN SUMMER by Floriana Hall
ONCE IN DIRT by Simon Perchik
SYNERGY AND INK by Maria Ercilla
1692 by Matthew A. Hamilton
IF I WERE A PAINTER by Nell Berry
AUTUMN MISTS by Ron Koppelberger
COUGAR by David Fraser
CURRENT SITUATION REPORT by Sanjeev Chhiber
THE 99 by Charles Mariano
COMMUNICATIONS CENTRAL by Patricia Wellingham-Jones
SEASONED MUSINGS by Frank De Canio
ESKIMO SONG by William J. Jackson
PUSSY CATS by Joe DiBuduo
DOWNTURN by Gregory Liffick
WORK, A MEANS TO VIEW THE WORLD by Jacqueline Howett
BEYOND THE DEAD END by Jane Banning
HUNGERING SOUL by Alan M. Toback

WRITING GOURMET
Check out the latest on Gourmet Food by Food Writer, Cal Orey

Ask Grizzly Gus
Dear Grizzly Gus,

First I must tell you that I am not a writer however my sister Lucy, considers herself one. The reason I am writing to you is because every time Lucy writes anything long or short, she insists I read it and of course wants me to tell her what I think. The problem is that if I told her what I really think of her writing I am afraid she would never speak to me again. I don’t want to discourage her from pursuing her dream of being a successful writer but it’s been years and I haven’t seen her improve much and I’m not sure she will in the future. What would you say to my sister?

Signed: Connie ‘conflicted’ in Colorado
**********
Dear conflicted Connie:
First let me say I hope you’re not from Boulder, Colorado, because that would mean you’re between a rock and a hard place. What would I say to your sister? Since I don’t know her I wouldn’t tell her anything. What you need to tell your sister is that you are retiring from being her unpaid ‘editor,’ and it is time she seek professional help. And if her writing is that bad that could include psychological counseling. Let her know that should she ever publish something, you’ll be the first to read it then.

Signed: Grizzly unaffected Gus.

If you’d like to send Griz a letter, contact him.

What’s New?
Denise launched two books in September to #1 on Amazon – Conscious Footsteps by Dianne Eppler Adams and The Wild Soccer Bunch – a great kids’ book. In October, she’ll launch long-time friend of LSS, Doug Hiser’s book – Montana Mist along with Laura Lester Fournier’s ebook, The Caterpillar’s Flight – a story of personal transformation. If you would like to be part of the free cross promotions that go along with the book launches, contact Denise.
If you would like to talk with Linda Barnett-Johnson about her book marketing program, contact her.
Writing Tip
Just look out your window and write what you see – paint a picture that replicates the vision!
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Long Story Short September Newsletter

September Long Story Short Newsletter
V
Volume 86
Editors Corner
Linda Barnett-Johnson: Hello reading and writing friends. August has been a strange month here in Montana. We’ve had 90 degree weather and then pouring rain, wind and cold. Please take care all of you by the East Coast. That hurricane Earl, looks like a nasty one. Stay safe and if you feel like it, write a story about your experience and send it to us. Have a great September.

Denise Cassino: No, no, say it ain’t so, Joe! Is summer really almost over? It can’t be true, can it? Alas, it is true and now we drift toward Indian Summer and the beauty of our fabulous world painted all shades of red, yellow and orange. Enjoy the blessings of the last days of summer.

Marie Delgado-Travis: Will be working hard to catch up on poetry submissions before I leave on an extended trip. When I return roughly in mid-September, will probably start working on poems for the beginning of 2011, since the slots for 2010 are filling up fast! Thanks as always for your support of Long Story Short. It is a pleasure to work with such talented friends from around the world. However, I will be taking a hiatus and possibly a permanent departure from LSS due to many things happening in my life. We are looking for a new volunteer poetry editor, no compensation, just loads of glory! Contact Denise if you are interested in this position.

THIS MONTH:
(All work can be seen at www.alongstoryshort.net)

STORY OF THE MONTH
Stolen Thunder by Eric Sentell

FLASH FICTION
The Garden by Alice Baburek
Someone Loves You by Penelope Friday

And There Was Claudia by Paul Alan Fahey
The Gift by Kathe Campbell
Daffodils and Courage by Jannie Lund
Facing Your Enemas by Robert P. Morgan, P.E.

MICRO FICTION
Sister Vanishing by Emily Walden
The Moon and Mazie Grace by Drema Hall Berkheimer
Drudgery by Doctor Jones

Night Terrors by Diane M. Davis
On the Border by John Duncklee
Pussy Cats by Joe DiBuduo

NON-FICTION
What Not to Do When You Fall and Break Your Hip by Arlene Weiss
The Changing Neighborhood by Floriana Hall

Tennis Ball by Eric G. Müller
Final Jeopardy by Kristine Lowder
His Majesty’s Whisper by Kristine Lowder

POET’S CORNER by Russell Bittner
Interview with Baron Wormser

POEM OF THE MONTH
COMMITTEE by Patricia Wellingham-Jones

POETRY
HAIKU by Raquel D. Bailey
CLEVELAND CINQUAIN by Michael Ceraolo
brush strokes by cm (Charles Mariano)
AUTUMN PLEASURES by Floriana Hall

NERUDA READS IN HEAVEN
SIMPLICITY by Roshan Chutkey
POETS by Maria Ercilla
CHILDHOOD SPLENDOR by Ron Koppelberger
MATTHEW’S MUSE by Barbara McCarthy
BESLAN by Marie Delgado Travis
MOVING ON by Abi Wyatt

TALKING LOUDLY TO THE EMPTY AIR by Vincent Spada
wet work (for ethelbert) by Shonda Buchanan
THE HONESTY OF ADHD by Luke Armstrong
PHOTOGRAPHIC REMEMBRANCES by Frank De Canio
POET OF TOMORROW by Brandon Rushton

ARTISTS ALL by Nancy Julien Kopp
DAWN ANIMA by William J. Jackson
MARGARET’S SONG by Cathy Quaglia
FADED by Jacob M. Guerra
WHEN A MAN HAS NO ENCHANTMENT by Jacqueline Howett

WRITING GOURMET

Check out the latest on Gourmet Goodies by Food Writer, Cal Orey.

Ask Grizzly Gus:

Dear Grizzly Gus:
As a writer I find myself conflicted as to whether I should use profanity in my stories on not. While I believe it would more realistically reflect the characters I write about I am concerned about offending anyone. It would be interesting to know your opinion on this issue.
Signed: Susan ‘I swear’ from Sunnydale, Florida

Dear Swearing Susan:
I’m so $%@# glad you asked me for my &*#$%^ opinion, I could just &$
! I would suggest that profanity should be used like a spice – very sparingly. Furthermore, as writers, we should be able to find ways to express ourselves without resorting to crude and vulgar language. If as you say, your characters insist on spewing vile and fifth, you might want to write about nicer people. As far as I am concerned, if anyone doesn’t like it they can *&#^$% off with a big #@*& in their &*%$ as far as it will go!

Signed: Grizzly *%#&^#@* Gus

Writing Tip
Do you depend on yourself to edit your own work? Do you really feel that comfortable and sure of yourself to catch those typos, grammar errors, problems with beginning, middle and end? Do you have that hook that catches a reader from the first few lines? Are you afraid to cut out lines and maybe whole paragraphs? Then you need an editor. That’s what an editor does for you. If you are having problems getting your work published, you might consider contacting an editor to finetune your writing. I would be happy to do that for you. Check out my page here: www.lindabarnett-johnson.com Your Goals Are My Goals.

_________________________

WRITING PROMPT:

Take one of your old stories that you never sent out, and do some editing. What’s wrong with it? Do you have a strong hook? Does it flow throughout the story? How about your characters? Are they fleshed out to where the reader can be sympathetic with them? There is a lot to editing, especially if it’s your own. Try it and see what you like and dislike about the process.

What’s Happening?
Denise is looking for fiction authors to cross promote Doug Hiser’s new book in an Amazon Book Launch Campaign – it’s fabulous free exposure, draws people to your site, builds your mailing list and more.
Contact Denise

If you need help promoting your website, work or projects, contact Linda Barnet-Johnson.
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Ask Grizzly Gus

Dear Grizzly Gus:
I'm hoping you can settle an argument. While I'll admit I've gotten most of my ideas for my stories from my companion, I'm the one who has had to do all the writing, typing, proofreading, and mailing to publishers. Now when I'm starting to get published, my poodle Snookums is demanding I list her as co-author on these works. We got into a heated argument and now she's not talking. I want to be fair, but don't you think she's crazy believing she's entitled to half the rights to these stories?
Signed: Deborah 'being dogged,' in Denver, CO.

Dear Deborah:
Even if Snookums isn't entitled to half the rights to these stories, you need to recognize her as a contributor and I do believe she's entitled to some compensation - you might 'throw-her-a- few-bones,' as the saying goes. I seriously doubt she'd take you to court though she might chew up a pair of your shoes.
As to you poodle's noodle - the latest school of thought is that dogs do share the same personality traits as their owners. My pooch for example is an underachiever, only wanting to be fed and have their belly rubbed, just like me. Based on your letter I'd say you should get your crazy canine to a mental health center as soon as possible and be sure and sit in on all the sessions yourself.
Signed: Grizzly 'dog-gone' Gus.

Book Review

This month we review Paul Wagner's new murder mystery, Always a Cop -the story of three retired cops who just can't give up the badge.

Bestseller Launches

On April 22, Denise will launch Intensive Care for the Nurturer's Soul by Hueina Su - drop by and purchase a book - you'll receive scores of additional bonus gifts when you do! http://nurturerssoullaunch.homestead.com/bookpromo.html

Other Stuff:

We're accepting submissions - please submit! CHECK IT OUT: Denise Cassino & Dr. Anna Maria Prezio have created a 9-part audio series, Your #1 Bestseller to teach you how to do your own Amazon Bestseller campaign. My Bestseller Launch Visit the Spirit of the Season Catalog www.spiritoftheseasoncatalog.com Unusual Gifts that will be remembered. Still time to put your books/products in the catalog for the next quarter. Contact Denise. LSS offers membership in our Writers' Lodge where you can have a personal webpage to promote your work, including your bio, photo, comments, published work links and much more - check it out. ADVERTISE IN OUR NEWSLETTER! $25 for 2 issues or $55 for 5 issues!

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