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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.

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January 2023 Blog
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Posted by: Ann @ 8:09 pm
We have finally finished packing away all our many, maybe too many?, Christmas decorations. But it was so pretty and such fun for the holiday season. Now we’re down to the brass knuckle work of cleaning closets and garage spaces that have too long been neglected. The garbage man might get the idea we’re moving; our garbage has been stacked high each week for several weeks now. Spoiler alert: we’re not moving!

My daughter has been quite ill with a condition known as a Thyroid Storm. She’s finally being treated with the right medicine and we’re hoping for a complete recovery… And our 21 year old granddaughter is wearing a cardiac monitor this week to help the doc get a handle on why her pulse has been consistently high. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.

I’ve read a few books since Christmas. My favorite is Horse by Geraldine Brooks. 2022. Historical Fiction. It’s my book club’s choice for this month and a good choice it is. From the book’s jacket: “A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a story of spirit, obsession, and injustice.” Brooks is a master, she weaves the well-researched history with a bit of fiction to create an unforgettable page-turner. (I rode my horse nearly everyday as a teen and love horses.)

Before You Knew My Name by Jacgueline Bublitz. 2021. Fiction. Criminal mystery. This was a most unusual book, I bought it to see how a writer could create a story with a murdered girl as the protagonist. J. Bublitz did it in spades! The slogan on the back cover grabbed me: “She may be dead. That doesn’t mean her story is over.” If you like criminal mysteries with a major twist, this would be a good book for you. The author lives between New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. This is her debut novel and it’s a knock out.

I can’t remember the names of a couple other books I read and I’ve already loaned them to friends. I will  write about them next month.

I have sad news; my Facebook page has been hacked and messed with again. My photos and who knows what else have been copied and stolen — at least two more times. I’ll be taking it down for a while and probably try Facebook again in a month or two. I really only used it to promote my writing. I prefer real time with friends to Facebook any day. BUT this feels like a terrible violation of my space and property.

Till next month, stay safe,well, and keep reading my friends.



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