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Ann McCauley is a Pennsylvania women's literature author, who wrote the books Runaway Grandma and Mother Love, both available for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

August 2012
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Computers, Books and Movies…
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Posted by: Ann @ 8:37 pm

I finallly bit the bullet and bought a laptop computer…. and a wireless mouse to use with it. I need it to keep up with the online writing course I’m taking. Please wish me luck, even though my computer skills are improving, and I spend many hours on the computer each week. lt’s still not my comfort zone!

We had to go to Bufflalo, N Y today and the trip passed quickly since we were listening to a thriller, a layered and unforgettable audio book, The Accident by Linwood Barclay. I highly recommend it…Wow! We are ready for disc 6, there are 12 in all. It was so good that after dinner we set at the kitchen table listening to the end of disc 4 and then all of 5! My husband finally said, “We need to take another trip to finish this story!” My daughter is in pharmaceutical sales. She has a rural territory and drives long distances everyday. She treats herself to audio books; it make her drive time more tolerable. She loaned this one to us and all I can say is, “Thank you, Shiela.

We also saw two movies worth mentioning. The Bourne Legacy was exciting and quite good. I think better than the other recent Bourne adverntures. Hope Springs with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones was absolutley wonderful. It should become a classic in marriage counseling centers!

Till next time, keep reading my friends.


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To Read or Not to Read…
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Posted by: Ann @ 2:26 pm

My granddaughter’s wedding was held on August 4th which was also a celebration of my father’s 90th birthday. It was an outdoor wedding, on a very hot day, with the reception in a barn with hay for a backdrop. It was no ordinary barn, looked more like a large elegant Swiss chalet.  A very different and very beautiful wedding. Bride and groom were radiantly happy and left for a two week honeymoon to Yellowstone National Park with a driving tour of America.

We’ve had a summer long card and chocolate bar shower for Dad. He rec’d 80 cards and lots of visits from friends and family as well as tons of chocolate…not literally! Now he’s hoping to live long enough to eat all that chocolate. I was hoping for 90 cards for 90 years but summer’s not over yet and he may recieve a few more cards.

Several months ago I recorded a book review of Left Neglected by Lisa Genova for WPSU BookMark. It played the week of August 8. If you missed it and would like to listen, please click on:

I’ve embarked on a Masters in Ceative Writing Program. It’s very intense and demanding. But what else could I expect? I have very little free time. I received my Medicare card and started a Masters Program the same week. Yikes…that sounds crazy! But I like it and I’m learning a lot. My goal is to be the best writer I can be.

I wrote another article, this one about why writer’s use pen names. It has been picked up by Working Writers magazine. I couldn’t decide on which title between these two: A Rose is Still a Rose By Any Name or To Use or Not to Use Pen Names. The editor will decide.

I’ve been reading books, but unfortunately none I’d bother recommending. I read one that was so disgusting and vile, I won’t even mention it’s title. In fact, I’m taking it back to the store for a refund, to officially protest being taken! Same thing with movies, nothing memorable to report. Till next time, I’ll keep reading and hope to find a good book to recommend.

Keep reading, my friends. Ann

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