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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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07/13/15
Summer Daze
Filed under: General
Posted by: Ann @ 3:34 pm

Rain, rain and more rain describes our area of Northwestern Pennsylvania this past few weeks. Everything is beautifully lush and green. But this year instead of watering the flowers, I wheel the pots under cover so their roots don’t rot from the excessive rainfall. The last four days have been sunny and gorgeous with warm summer weather. We are truly ready for this sunshine.

My review of the The Search for Anne Perry, by Joanne Drayton is in the July-September www.writeradvice.com , then click Hooked on Books on the left side of the home page, it is the third review.

My review of the Australian memoir, My Autistic Awakening, by Rachael Lee Harris is posted on Story Circle at
http://www.storycirclebookreviews.org/reviews/autisticawakening.shtml

Focused Writing Time is on page 9 of the July/August 2015 issue, I wrote it several months ago after a frustrating few weeks of almost nonproductive writing. Click www.workingwriter1.com             

Todd McClimans’s second novel in his American Epoch’s series was released last month by Northampton Press. I will write a review this week but I wanted to share this exciting news with anyone who likes historical fiction with a twist of sci-fi. It is targeted toward middle grade school students. but I loved it and I am way past middle school.Click this link to hear a short synopsis: https://soundcloud.com/hollywoodbooktrailers/time-underground-by-todd-mcclimans-1

I have read several really good books and again a couple real duds. None besides the ones above to share with readers this month. We enjoy Sunday night PBS television. And find ourselves hooked on several new shows after a brief mourning of the previous series that we always feel end too soon. It is fun to pick out the British actors who we recognize from previous PBS series.

I attended one day of the Wilkes U. Writing Residency in June. It was the only time I could manage to be away. This year marked the tenth anniversary of the Low Residency Writing Program.  It was a wonderful to re-connect with so many writer friends and faculty, as well as make new friends who understand and share a passion for the written word.
The drive seems shorter the more often I drive across the state, it is about 4.5 hours from home to Wilkes University, of course, listening to an exciting, though easily forgettable, audio book helped.

Till next time…keep reading my friends!

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