Guest author: G. Michael Vasey – Ghosts of the Living and Being in Two Places at Once


Far out, fascinating tales from G. Michael Vasey on Sue Vincent’s site.

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A recent call with my mother resulted in my latest book. Knowing my interests, my mother surprised me by telling me how on three separate occasions, she had seen her sister. The first time, she was in the kitchen and turned around to see the apparition oh her sister. It slowly faded away. The second time, she saw her outside the front door but by the time she got to the door, no one was there. A third instance shook her up quite a bit. Why? Well seeing a ghost is a scary thing but especially if the person whose ghost you see is still alive!

I was hooked – ghosts of the living.

Just recently, I came up with the idea to try a series of short Kindles. Each would be a short read on a particular paranormal topic under the series heading of ‘Paranormal Eyewitness’. Each book would…

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#BLOGGER INTERVIEW – Christopher Graham, The Story Reading Ape

#BLOGGER INTERVIEW – Christopher Graham, The Story Reading Ape


It’s anniversary time! Celebrate Chris Graham’s 4th blogging anniversary as Chris the Story Reading Ape on Tina Frisco’s lovely blog.

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The Story Reading ApeChris Grahamis much admired, respected, and appreciated in the blogging world. His indefatigable support of authors and bloggers is rivaled by few others.The Story Reading Ape‘s 4th blog anniversary is April 4th, and I can think of no better way to show my appreciation than by featuring him on my blog. Here’s to you, Mr. Ape! May you live long and prosper. I’m also putting energy out there for you to win the lottery 😊

Follow Chris’ blog HERE 

When did you start blogging and what prompted you to do so?  

I started blogging on April 4th 2013 after reading authors’ pleas (on Goodreads) for promotional opportunities on blogs. 

What moved you to choose an ape as your gravatar and online presence? 

My Most favourite author was (and still is) Terry Pratchett, who once stated, “The anthropologists got it wrong…

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Writer in Residence – Proto-Indo-Europeans by Paul Andruss


A fascinating glimpse into ancient history.

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In his brand new post for Smorgasbord, Paul Andruss explores some of the assumptions made about the development of our individual languages from a common root many thousands of years ago. He also addresses the question of whether languages were spread by conquerors sweeping across continents or farmers gently moving across fertile plains and establishing communities that fed and watered the nomadic tribes who came after them.  I am sure that Paul would love to hear your views and answer your questions.

Proto-Indo-Europeans by Paul Andruss

Indo-European migration route?
(http://www.proto-germanic.com/2011/0…c-caspian.html)

In Victorian times, philologists noted similarities in the words of many languages stretching across Eurasia deep into India. Languages separated by thousands of miles and thousands of years, such as ancient Irish, Spanish, and Russian; ancient Greek and Latin; ancient Sanskrit from the Indian Vedas and modern Hindi and Punjabi. They proposed an original language called Proto-Indo-European from which all…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Woodlake (Images of America) by Marsha Ingrao


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Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore New on the Shelves and today the featured author is Marsha Ingrao who is enjoying her retirement from teaching and as History Consultant for the Office of Education for Tulare County in Central California.  Her local history book tells the story of the Western town of Woodlake.  Marsha also provides excellent ‘how to’ posts on blogging for newbies and experienced writers alike.

About the book

Known as the area “within the magic circle,” the Western town of Woodlake, along with its surrounding valley, is rich in both natural resources and hardworking citizens who are proud of their heritage. Most Tulare County towns sprang up along the Southern Pacific Railroad. Woodlake, designed as a tourist town, drew together farming communities, consisting of people too busy raising fruit and cattle to create a town. Starting with Thomas Henry Davis in 1853, settlers established farms and ranches…

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