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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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12/09/12
Ho-Ho-Ho!
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Posted by: Ann @ 8:02 pm

It’s been a month since I last wrote on my blog. You know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun, it also flies when a person is totally swamped! Since last entry I completed my twenty-five page page final for my Masters Course. I also wrote a chapter for a new anthology that will be published in 2013, my chapter is currently titled Tick Tock. My contirbution was accepted which called for a celebration, ice cream, of course!

We also hosted Thanksgiving dinner for our tribe, it was fun and always good to get the family together. We prepared for twenty-six and ended up with only twenty-two. Conflicting work schedules and obligations as well as distance kept some away. Each Thanksgiving we have everyone anonymously write a short statement of something they are thankful for. The folded papers go into a small basket and after dinner, while we all sit around the table begging for a break before desert is served, the basket is passed around. Everyone has to read a thankful paper and then guess who wrote it! This year I was blindsided by the following: “I am thankful for my love and our new addition.” I looked around the table trying to guess who was building on to their home…no one had mentioned anything about remodeling to me. Then someone said, “Allie, Aaron… you’re going to have a baby!” Our newlyweds beamed, baby is due next July. Oh my, a great grandchild!!

Good news, the highly esteemed Poets and Writers magazine listed the anthology, Women Writing on Family, published in January 2012, as one of the top ten books on writing published this year! I contributed a chapter on marketing.

Story Circle Journal printed my article, A Writer’s Journey, in it’s December issue. I’ve read several short books during my hour of designated realxation time at night. Entertaining and fun but not terribly memorable.

We’ve seen several movies we loved: Argo, Lincoln and Flight at the theater and The Shunning from Netflicks at home. All excellent!

We wasted our time going to see Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly. As far as I’m concerned it had no redeeming value. None!

Till next time, keep reading my friends.

Later, Ann

 

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