Monday, June 9, 2014

T.B. Markinson and Some Monday MiscellanyThoughts


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HERE'S THE STORY
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.
Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?
Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.
Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets? 


WHO IS T.B. MARKINSON?
T. B. Markinson is a 40-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. A Woman Lost is her debut novel.
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To wrap up my Monday post,  I found this quote that I thought I'd share. 

"Why do what you will regret? Why bring tears upon yourself? Do only what you do not regret, and fill yourself with joy."

I'm off to do something I won't regret and fill myself with. Joy. Want to join me?


60 comments:

  1. Congratulations, TB!
    Thanks for plugging the Heroes of PHENOMENA. We're happy the links are available now and excited to share the stories with the world.

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    1. Hope Amazon picked up the lower price. I'll have to check today.

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  2. It's not what we do that causes regret - it's what we don't do.

    I love the idea behind the Heroes book.

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  3. TB, I can often be found walking my dog too.

    Also worth thinking about: happiness and joy are two very different things...

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    1. Degree and something else I'm working on expressing in words.

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  4. Such great news to start the week. Congratulations to T. B. on the new book. The Heroes of Phenomena sounds wonderful.

    Yes, I'll join you in doing something to fill myself with joy. :)

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  5. Congrats to Ms. Markinson. I made the exact same pledge for publication, and I missed it by 5 years, darnit. Congrats!

    And I downloaded me some Audtomachine!

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    1. But you did it! That's what counts.

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  6. Great quote and I hope you are off right now enjoying something you won't regret. :)
    I have TB on my blog today too, she rocks.

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  7. Heroes sounds awesome! And I also hope you are off doing something you enjoy. Thanks so much for spreading the word about the sale.

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  8. A Woman Lost sounds interesting and fresh. Congrats to T.B.!

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  9. Heroes looks great and I really enjoyed T.B.'s book.

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    1. Still have to read it. Why can't I catch up?

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  10. Congratulations, T.B. Best of luck to you!

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    1. I always appreciate good wishes. Thanks so much.

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  11. HI Lee and TB - what an interesting life she leads .. heaven knows if she'll have time to walk her dog now - sport is overwhelming us at the moment .. tennis, football, Commonwealth Games and all ..

    Reading .. yes - how .. sometime! Congratulations to all - cheers HIlary

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  12. Best wishes to T.B.!

    I just love that quote, Lee. It's quite inspirational. :)

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  13. Congrats T.B.!!!!

    Great quote, Lee... I'd love to join you!

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  14. Nice looking book.
    I like the quote better late then never.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Congrats to all. I'm loving the Heroes of PHENOMENA cover.

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  16. The quote touched me. I'm going to seek joy today too. Or am I procrastinating?

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  17. I downloaded the book - it's awesome that it's helping an orchestra.

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  18. That thought is so true and something we need to practice every day. Thanks for reminding us.

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  19. I've been seeing the cover everywhere. Congratulations, TB. As for Heroes, the cover is not what you'd associate with Heroes. Certainly has my attention. I love that young people are excited about writing. I met a 13 year old last week who is going to be a huge success. Her parents are already excited and apprenhensive.

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  20. Oooh... a lesbifriendly book! Such delight!

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  21. Good luck to T.B. on her new book.
    Love the quote, Lee.

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  22. Yay for TB! It's an awesome book. I love that quote. :)

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  23. Three cheers for TB's book. It sounds drama-intriguing.
    I'm working each day to do things that will bring me joy, one of which is spending a little time with Chipmunk and getting in some writing :-)

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  24. Regret is a waste of energy. Do what you enjoy and forget the past!

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  25. Hey celebrity superstar author, Lee and totally decent lady,

    I can understand that you've been anxiously waiting for my comment. The wait is over. Yay!

    It's excellent to note that T.B.'s book has been featured on your site.

    Can Lizzie be tamed? Okay, must find out. And an American living in England. Thanks for the warning! :)

    No regrets. Just lessons that teach me.

    As ever, your starstuckest fan,

    Gary

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  26. Better late than never, and 40 isn't so far away from 35 anyway! :) Congrats to TB!

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  27. Congrats, TB.
    Great cause, Lee. Thanks for posting. :)

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  28. Congrats, TB!

    I read about Phenomena through Alex's involvement. Great cause!

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  29. Congrats to TB! Her book is all over the blogosphere!
    I gotta get my hands on Heroes of Phenomena. (I've NEVER downloaded from Smashwords before)

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  30. I'm glad you're getting the word out about TB's book. She's such a sweetie and deserves attention. Good luck to the writers of Phenomena. I think doing things that you will or will not regret can't be decided until you ... ya know ... DO the things. Then you're either happy with yourself or it's too damn late to do anything about it...

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  31. Congrats to TB! Sounds like she has a wonderful life living in England. I hope her debut novel does fabulously!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  32. I'm definitely game for something I won't regret...but I have my nail appointment this afternoon :-) That I know I won't regret..
    I wish "A Woman Lost" all the luck it deserves. Timely concept - I hope it does well!
    The anthology, too, of course. We featured it at the A-Z Blog not too long ago.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

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  33. I'M glad you posted this, C.Lee; and congratulations T.B.--40 is young for what you've accomplished.The books sounds great!
    Best,
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  34. Second time I see T.B's cover in less than five minutes. Good luck to her. :-)

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  35. congrats to TB - seeing her everywhere!
    and i love the purpose behind heroes of phenomena!

    great stuff here! now lets make some joy! great idea!

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  36. Love the quote, Lee. Might be a new one on my bulletin board.

    You know how I got here today? Through my WP reader...followed a link from your old blog to your site "CLeeMcKenziebooks". That's the first time I've been there and LOVED it. Thought it was so cool.

    Congrats to TB, and I've seen the Audio Machine release all over, too. Congrats to you!

    Take care...I've not been blogging as often, but still get around when I can. :)

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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  37. Congrats to TB! Ahhh...nice quote!! Why do people do things that they'll regret? We all do. But Today I'm going to join you filling myself with JOY!

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  38. Love the quote about doing something you won't regret that will bring joy. Thanks for sharing!

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  39. Some fine looking books there. And I'll happily join you! :)

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  40. I've done plenty of things I probably shouldn't have done, but I don't regret anything since I am who I am and have what I have because of my past. That's not to say things couldn't have turned out much better. If that were guaranteed then there are things I would change.

    But, yeah, I want to do what's the right thing from now on.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  41. Congrats to TB! I'm glad you joined Phenomena, Lee. :)

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  42. Yay for TB! I'm so excited for you, and high five to my Phenomena sister! We rock. =)

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  43. Thank you so much for sharing that quote. I love it!

    The cover of TB's book is lovely. The colors are beautiful.

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  44. A Woman Lost sounds like an interesting read.
    Hope you've been able to do the good/happy stuff and that you're filled with joy.

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  45. Your quote reminds me of one from Martha Beck: "When considering whether to say yes or no, you must choose the response that feels like freedom."

    Yvonne

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    1. Thanks, YV. That's another great one.

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  46. Off to do something that will fill me with joy: Switzerland where our 2 yr. old gr-son lives.

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    1. Great quote! Definitely a great idea to set out to do something we won't regret. :)

      Thanks for sharing A Woman Lost- it sounds interesting.
      ~Jess

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