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I have just returned from a month's trip to see my daughter and grandchildren in Singapore. We had a side visit to Bali, and five days sailing in Thailand. It was a wonderful trip, but I am worn out by the 32 hour plane trip. I will write some more about this, meanwhile enjoy the photos. Ames

Added by AMES K. SWARTSFAGER on January 14, 2010 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Two New Stories by Award-Winning Writer

Award-winning writer Adele Annesi has two short stories published in literary magazines. "Entertain Strangers," about lost opportunities, appears in Issue 9 of 34th Parallel and is available at Lula. "All the Pretty Places," about the cost of second chances, appears in Tertulia Magazine and can be viewed at… Continue

Added by Adele Annesi on January 14, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

Increasing book exposure

According to a few books I have read on the subject of increasing book exposure and sales including in the book "The Step - By Step Guide to Self-Publishing for Profit" by C. Pinheiro , a great technique is to get book reviews. It can even be more cost efficient than paid advertisement. Especially if you are marketing your books / books with there is allot of support for book reviews and reviewers. I myself place a review on every book I read with As I just published a… Continue

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on January 9, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments



A week has past and I am no longer frustrated, but I still have a warning for writers. Be very careful when you are looking for agents. I was “taken” only two (almost three) times by agents who directed me to editors who never finished the work and both agent and editor disappeared after getting their pay.

I had an agent “just north of New York City” with a huge mailroom so I had to mark… Continue

Added by AMES K. SWARTSFAGER on August 31, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

New Knitting Videos at Kanine Knits

Saturday, August 08, 2009

July post is a little late

I spent most of July having, what my surgeon referred to, as my first vacation in twenty years. But I can't kick because, in spite of the fact that I am still walking around still like an old lady, I found that I don't have cancer and that's a great thing.

So, I am back at work finishing up the Poodle book which will go on pre-sale in a couple of weeks. I have had fun… Continue

Added by Peggy Gaffney on August 8, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Editor and Writer Launches New Website

Award-winning writer and editor Adele Annesi is launching a new website, AdeleAnnesi, on the theme of place as inspiration to complement her Word for Words and Writing Linx blogs for editors and writers. Pass the new venue along to your writers’ group, and visit the site to leave a comment on the… Continue

Added by Adele Annesi on August 5, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments


Continuing with our Summer Pot Luck Meetings, we met on July 20 on my back deck. We hit a milestone with the number of people present, 33. This number does include spouses, special friends, etc. We had 4 prospective members including a 9 year old girl who loves to write. Out guest speaker was none other than Brian Jud, who was accompanied by his lovely wife Nicki. I think Brian casts a spell on the audience, because nobody moved during his entire speech. As only Brian can, he captivated the… Continue

Added by Tom Santos on July 27, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Talk at Millarce Book store -- 8/2/2009

On August 2nd, at the Millrace Book store in Farmington, Ct., I will be giving a talk on Earth changes. The talk will focus upon the research, observations, and conclusions reached in writing Truth Never Changes: Earth Changes over a 30 year period. Commonly referred to ‘The End-of-Days’ or ‘End-Times’, the phenomenon know as 2012 is arguably the seminal event of the new millennium. It is equated with the beginning of the Age of Aquarius on 12/21/2012. Come and hear what to expect and what… Continue

Added by Michael L. Kilday on July 26, 2009 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

Adele Annesi

Hi Adele - congratulations on your being elected to CAPA's board as Publicity Editor. All Best, Lois Mathieu (CAPA member)

Added by Lois Mathieu on July 9, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

A Week of Autographs.

A Busy Week - Full of Books

"Autograph Anyone?"

The week has been filled with lots of exciting adventures as well as the day to day routines. To begin with, I approved the printing of The Crafty Welsh Corgi Knits - Pembroke and Cardigan. I had a lot of fun creating this book and it is dedicated to my late friend John Lang who was a longtime obedience club member and who had a amazing bond with his Pembroke Welsh Corgis over the years.… Continue

Added by Peggy Gaffney on June 9, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

Writer-Editor Named to CAPA Board

Award-winning editor and writer Adele Annesi has just been appointed to the board of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA) as publicity chairperson. Adele has been a member of CAPA for the past five years, and contributes the Connections column to the association's monthly newsletter, "The Authority." She will work with the CAPA board to promote projects such as the yearly CAPA University conference and the Big E Eastern States Exposition, as well as other CAPA members… Continue

Added by Adele Annesi on May 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Learn How to Promote Through Social Media

Promoting through online social media is the hottest trend in marketing today, embraced by everyone from solo entrepreneurs to major corporations, and it's a terrific tool for authors.

Join me on the virtual book tour for my new book, The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to… Continue

Added by Dana Lynn Smith on May 8, 2009 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

Innovative Writing Workshop — May 11, Shelton

On Monday, May, 11, award-winning writer and editor Adele Annesi will present the innovative Art of Editing in Writing workshop for fiction and nonfiction writers at Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton.

The Art of Editing in Writing uses the six Rs of editing — reading, revising, rewriting, restructuring, researching and rereading — to help writers hone their work for publication in today's competitive market. Workshop leader Adele Annesi is an editor with Gartner, Inc., and has… Continue

Added by Adele Annesi on May 4, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

April Blog Contest — Final Week

Visit for a final prompt from writer Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don't Sleep Alone. For a chance to win The Writer's Toolbox, send your entry to

Feel free to pass this along to your writers’… Continue

Added by Adele Annesi on April 29, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

April Blog Contest — "The Writer's Toolbox"

Visit with renowned writer Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don't Sleep Alone, and respond to the prompt by sending your entry to

Or respond to Jamie's prompt by writing 500 words:

We were drinking champagne and losing our shirts.

After the contest closes, we'll announce the winner and post the entry on the blog. The winner will receive The Writer's Toolbox.

Added by Adele Annesi on April 15, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Recent News, and Two Reviews

In the 1960s(?), Harry Belafonte sang a nonsensical little ditty called (I think) “Man Piaba, Woman Piaba”. Or possibly it was a wry commentary on life and actually made a lot of sense, but I was a typical male teenager and too stupid to realize it at the time. One of the lines recently came to mind (funny how long-term memory works): “… your Rorschach shows you’re a Peripatetic…”.

Sometimes I think my daughter (and co-author) Leanne and I are student Peripatetics, itinerant… Continue

Added by Denning Powell on April 3, 2009 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Novelette Award - Vote Requested

A bit of good news — my submission "Pretzel Prosaic" is up for a Reader's Award on The short piece appears at, and could use your vote.

Added by Adele Annesi on March 13, 2009 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Check out a few designs published by Kanine Knits

View a slide show of Kanine Knits Patterns! and then visit the website to see them all.…
Click to play

Added by Peggy Gaffney on March 2, 2009 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Inviting all members to view my website

This week I published my first book, Truth Never Changes:Earth Changes. I am inviting all members to view my website and perhaps comment on the blog if they so desire. I welcome any and all comments.
The address is:

Added by Michael L. Kilday on February 27, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments


If there's anyone out there who still likes to get more spiritual during LENT,

then here's a challenge for you!

Go "Blogging Through the Psalms" with me everyday for 40 days during LENT!

Just check out my Blog on my website every morning for a short (one paragraph)

meditation on the Psalms. You'll be glad you did! You'll get something out of it!

Check it out at:

"A Verse-a-Day Keeps the Wrinkles Away!"

We can all use a "Spiritual… Continue

Added by Kathleen Dolan-Bunte on February 24, 2009 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

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