A Preliminary Feature of the fine P.C. Zick, here is her explanation and excerpt of her wonderful book, “Live From The Road”

P.C. Zick - Author/Editor

Put down the pen someone else gave you.
No one ever drafted a life worth living on borrowed ink.
Jack Kerouac

The Road Where Fiction and Reality Collide

By P.C. Zick (Originally appeared on Stacy Eaton’s blog Authors from Everywhere )

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road inspired me to take my own journey down the Mother Road in 2007. I knew I’d write something about the trip, but I wasn’t sure what it would be. I wrote some articles for the magazine where I worked at the time, but they were nonfiction travelogue pieces. They didn’t convey some of the hilarity and magic that happened when my friend and our two daughters hit Route 66, starting in Chicago and ending in L.A. nine years ago.

A year after the journey, I decided that fiction would be my vehicle for capturing the essence of the trip. I changed all the specifics…

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EffrosyniWrites Offers Author Services and Book Promotions

FROM NICHOLAS C. ROSSIS blog all about Effrosyni Moushoudi and her wonderful promotional help for authors!

Click on “Source” below and find out more about her services:

The last of my pay-it-forward series, today’s post is dedicated to EffrosyniWrites and her author services. For a while now, Effrosyni has been offering services to authors and receiving smal…

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Thank you, Pat Zick, for featuring me on your blog! It lets me share how wonderfully colorful western cowboy lingo truly is…

P.C. Zick - Author/Editor

cropped-typewriter.jpgIt’s already hump day, and that means another installment of Author Wednesday. I’m very excited today to welcome S.R. Mallery. I know her as Sarah, and I’m proud to say that not only have I had the privilege of working with her as an editor, but she has also become a dear friend in this sometimes isolated profession as an author and editor. She’s a gem, and she’s just published her first “Wild West” historical romance, The Dolan Girls.DOLAN_GIRLS_large

From S.R. Mallery on writing The Dolan Girls

When an author keeps on writing one particular genre, people naturally assume his or her choice of reading material is undoubtedly in that same genre. I pen mostly historical fiction; ergo, my TBR pile must be filled with books of that same ilk.

No, not necessarily. Although I do read practically every fictional genre, I tend to gravitate toward mysteries, thrillers, and…

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Benefits of Reading Infographic

I couldn’t resist re blogging this one. Love the sentiment, LOVE the vintage graphics!

The Metamorphosis Journal

82 delicious layers, 12 hours of work dedicated to those who adore reading and book. Feel free to share it, and if you wish to make a print of this for educational purposes, don’t hesitate to contact me in order to get a free, print-resolution copy.

benefits of reading

Update: Some people asked for a print of this infographic. But, unfortunately, they had problems with meeting printing requirements. If you wish to have it ready in print, it’s available here on Zazzle. You can change the size as it please you, but please consider keeping the text readable.

Cette infographie en français

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Review: “The Dolan Girls” by S.R. Mallery

This very lovely feature today is from the fine author and very gracious person, Christoph Fischer


28099855“The Dolan Girls” by S.R, Mallery is an instantly captivating historical novel set in the 1800s. It follows the life of Irish immigrants in Nebraska. A well written and clever narrative shows us the Dolan women’s trials and tribulations: as women, as Irish and family members.
This is heart warming and tragic at times, but “Hope springs eternally” and there is an optimistic and positive touch through all the tragedy.
As European reader interested in historical fiction I was particularly pleased withy how much I learned from the book. Hugely enjoyable.

Blurb: The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery has it all. Set in Nebraska during the 1800s, whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler fill out the cast of characters. Add to the mix are colorful descriptions of an 1856 land rush, Buffalo Bill and his…

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Review & Giveaway: The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery

Thank you so much, Melinda Hence, for reviewing and featuring THE DOLAN GIRLS today!



About The Dolan Girls

The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery has it all. Set in Nebraska during the 1800s, whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler fill out the cast of characters. Add to the mix are colorful descriptions of an 1856 land rush, Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, bank/train robberies, small town local politics, and of course, romance. Two, in fact!

My Review

The Dolan girls will pull at your heart, especially Cora. No surprise the many challenges women faced during the 1800’s Wild West, however their strength and resilience pulled them through these rough and rugged times. Mallery provides solid characters, crude outlaws, and notable figures such as Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill along with historical references as they roll across the pages like tumbleweed. A compelling read with strong themes…

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About This Site…

I love history––all faceTweetUGts of it!  Not only that, I love to share things about history. Hence, this new blog which will include tidbits, articles, posts, links about events, people, places in history that tickle my fancy, and hopefully in the process, tickle yours!

One week it might be about older films that I hope you will enjoy. The next, a post about what medical damage various corsets–whalebone or otherwise–had on the health of women throughout the ages. In addition, with his full permission, of course, I will also be reblogging wonderful historical posts written by the great Clancy Tucker.

SEWING_CAN_BE_DANGEROUS_smallBut I have another project in mind for this blog and that is my KINDNESS KORNER. Under that category/page, I have included a growing list of authors, bloggers,   tweeters, FB sharers, promoters, etc; people who have been SO KIND to me during  this wonderful author’s journey I’ve been experiencing  for the last few years. Because I believe so firmly in payback, this page is my homage to those who have enriched my life with their generosity of spirit, their willingness, nay, eagerness to share, and their deep understanding of the writer’s life. Slowly but surely, I shall go down the list, featuring  these lovely souls…