September 20, 2011

Guest Author Kathy Handley

Robyn and Jodi, from WOW never cease to amaze me with the authors that they want to share with us.  Today, I am in awe, absolute awe, of today's guest author.  She is stopping by to talk about her debut book.   However, you may be asking yourself, we have had many debut authors stop by and visit, why is she so different. Well.....the difference is.....she is 71 years young!!!  So please help me welcome Ms. Kathy Handley!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Her grandfather entertained his family with stories and dancing, her father quoted Shakespeare and her mother was known as “Mary the Poet” so naturally Kathryn would become a writer…eventually!

Now a published novelist at age 71, Kathy’s short fiction has appeared in many literary
magazines. She recently won Word Hustler’s Page-to-Screen Contest (2011) and currently serves as Prose Poetry Judge for the National League of American Pen Women Soul-Making Contest. A collection of her work will soon be released under the title
A World of Love and Envy (short fiction, flash-fiction, and poetry).
You can visit her website here.

GUEST POST
Vacation Reading- Guilty Pleasure
There was a time when a reader had to set aside her time for reading.  Now, it’s all about access. We have books to hold, Kindles, internet, books on tape, Facebook, Twitter, streaming, blackberry, Ipad, interviews, and blogs.
There’s no excuse not to read and sometimes bits at a time or that long languid session with time to spare on vacation destination or cruise.
Vacation reading can be a guilty pleasure at home or away, but think of the benefits to friends and family. Reading expands our thinking, allows us to relax, dream, imagine and then, share our new ideas  sky, and view the soft movement of the beach rose bushes and grasses, I ponder the joys of vacation reading.  During cocktail hour last night in the midst of great cheeses and wines, I asked my fellow travelers about their reading habits while away from home.  Here’s what they are reading:
Maps, local tourist info booklets and local authors- Cape Noir stories, Jenna Blum’s latest book, Stormchasers, The Help, Bonjour Happiness, and yes, one gal is reading my novel, Birds of Paradise.
When questioned if the genre changes when they pack for vacation reading, most said, “No.”
A history buff takes along historical nonfiction, one brings current novel by Jodi- Picoult at the Indiana airport for full price and returns it for 50 percent on the way back from family visits. Soduku and crosswords were also popula. Past hobbies and interests provide a reading list. If you once were an avid sailor or skier, perhaps you take this free time to read and bring back memories for good conversation.
A good book will transport you to a new place or offer you another take on a familiar spot. Curling up with a great book provides a mini-vacation for busy moms, teachers, business men and women, and children. Enjoy!



ABOUT THE BOOK
SYNOPSIS:
When trucker Joe-Mack picks up a runaway in Vegas and drops him in Hollywood, he leaves him with a phone number—just in case. When the call comes, Joe becomes embroiled in Freddie’s life and the search for Starlet, the homeless girl who desires stardom. The three share a common search for love and for a place to belong.
With vivid imagery Handley tells a tale of dreams lost and found, of broken hearts and edgy situations. This is a story of life on the street. Handley’s characters meet life head on, taking risks and maintaining thin threads of dignity amidst troubling situations with surprising twists along the way.
Available as eBook for Kindle or soft cover.

THANKS TO THE AUTHOR KATHY HANDLEY
AND THE LADIES FROM WOW, I HAVE
ONE (1) COPY OF THIS GREAT BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.

CLICK HERE TO BRING YOU TO
THE GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE.



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