Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Monday

There's too much happening to post about only one item. So today I'll post a lot of different ones.

Starting with Cherie Reich's new book. 
Here it is! 
 "Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate."

To purchase: Amazon | Createspace | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo | Nook | OmniLit |Smashwords | Other Retailers

If you haven't read the letters authors have written to their younger, less experienced selves, you must. But wait! CARRIE BUTLER and PK HREZO are putting these together into an eBook and you'll be able to read the collection when that's available.


On a sadder note, I just found out that one of my favorite blogger/writers has passed away. Cynthia Chapman Willis was a beautiful person who couldn't win her fight with cancer. We exchanged emails for a while because my niece was going through the same ordeal. I will miss Cynthia's kindness and her lovely spirit. Her sister created a post on Cynthia's BLOG. It's a perfect tribute.

My thoughts on this Memorial Day: "May our words be more beautiful than the silence they fill."

I'm flying a flag for you, Dad.


  1. So sorry about Cynthia. Prayers for her family. It's such an odd shock to lose a friend who was a blogger.
    Congratulations to Cherie.
    Have a great Memorial Day, Lee.

  2. I read about Cynthia's passing awhile ago and was very sad to hear the news.

    Congrats to Cherie.

  3. So sorry to hear about your friend's death.
    The book looks exciting. Lovely cover.
    God bless our veterans, past and present.

  4. Although I didn't know Cherie as a blogger, I have heard of her. Very sad to hear this news. Sending thoughts to her family.

    Congrats to Cherie. I'm reading this right now, and loving the detail of the world building.

  5. Happy Memorial Day. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about Cynthia.

    Your quote is perfect. Sometimes I think that's why I don't always fill the silence with words...

  7. How sad to hear about Cynthia. Perfect quote.

  8. I'm also sorry to hear about Cynthia. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. What a meaningful quote! Congrats to Cherie!


  9. Yay for Cherie!'s always hard to lose someone you've come to love and admire. I wish her family peace.

    I'd love to hear more about your dad sometime and his experiences.

  10. it's always so shocking when some of our blogging friends die :( I've recently discovered that another of our writing blogging friends also has cancer and I'm also worrried about her ....

  11. So sorry to hear about Cynthia. Our thoughts and prayers will be with her family. A lovely quote :)

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about Cynthia. I'll stop by the blog and read the tribute.

  13. I'm so sorry about Cynthia. Thoughts and prayers are with her. :(

  14. Aww, so sorry to hear about Cynthia!

    Thank you so much for mentioning Reborn!

  15. Have been seeing Cherie's book pop up all over the place. Wishing her all the best.

    So sorry to hear about Cynthia. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family.

  16. Oh, wow. I didn't know about Cynthia. How sad for her family.

    Congrats to Cherie. She really hit one out of the park with that cover!

  17. I learned about Christine a few weeks ago. I'll continue to miss her. I love Cherie's cover! It's great those posts will be in an ebook.

  18. Oops - I mean Cynthia. Must have been a Freudian slip. My mother died of lung cancer, and her name was Christine.

  19. So sorry to hear that about Cynthia. I didn't have the privilege of knowing her, but she sounds like she was a wonderful person. Too many people are taken too soon by the disease.

  20. Hi Lee,

    Congrats to Cherie and thank you for noting her. A letter from my younger self would probably be much wiser than my older self.

    I'm very sad to read about Cynthia. I shall check out her sister's tribute.

    Memorial Day and beyond. My respect for all those who served and never returned. My respect for those who came back with the hell that is war impacting their physical and mental health. That homeless person we pass by on the street could well be a Veteran.

    In peace and hope,


  21. Sorry to hear the news about Cynthia.

    And congrats to Cherie.

  22. Sorry to hear about your friend. That's rough.
    On a happier note, a big congrats to Cherie!

  23. Cherie's book looks great!
    I'm so sorry to hear about Cynthia.

  24. So sorry to hear about your friend, Cynthia. :(

    Every time I see Cherie's cover I just love it. So beautiful. I wish her all the best with Reborn. Yeah Cherie! :)

  25. I'm sorry to hear about Cynthia. I love your words and silence statement. I didn't get out to a cemetery this Memorial day like I usually do, and I've been missing it . . . there is something about standing outside on a spring day with flags all around and putting flowers on graves. It helps us remember those who have sacrificed their lives for ours in war, and it helps us remember all those who have passed.

  26. Congratulations to Cherie.
    I really had fun reading all those letters to your younger selves. Full of good advice.
    Didn't know Cynthia, but I send prayers to her family.

  27. I'm sorry to hear about your friend... so young...
    I hope you had a wonderful holiday on Memorial Day, Lee!
    Cherie's cover is striking!

  28. Such sad news. My prayers go to the family.

  29. Woo hoo to Cherie!

    I'm sorry to her of your friend. It's hard to lose people. Sending thoughts to her family.

  30. So sad Cynthia's life was cut short, Lee. I hope your niece is doing well now.

    That's going to be such a cool eBook when it's finished! Such a good idea to write a letter to ourself as a young writer. I wonder how many would actually listen to their own advice?

  31. Hi, Lee,

    How sad... Such a young and vibrant woman to die of such a dreaded disease. My heart goes out to her family at this time...

    So sorry to hear this.

    But Congrats to Cherie. Wishing her all the best!

  32. Congrats to Cheri, and so sorry about your blogger friend.

  33. Congrats to Cherie! But gosh, so tragic about Cynthia...


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