Immortality – everyone is looking for it in today’s society. Truthfully, we are all seeking the “fountain of youth” out there. The media is always advertising a younger and slimmer you, one with pluckier lips, silicone and saline implants, cosmetic lifts with cosmetic enhancements and plastic surgery, and face lifts that are so tight that they could break a smile. Yet, I come away thinking, is all this really important in the end. Are we trying to look young or we trying to be young again? Continue reading
Much thanks to Karen for her nomination of the Blog Tour Award. I am appreciative and accept the nomination with honor. Visit her blog for fabulous stories and posts anytime of the day at https://shadebutnoshade.wordpress.com/. Her beautiful stories will inspire you as they do me.
The rules: 1. Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers. 2. Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post. 3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do. o How does my work differ from others in my genre? o How does my writing/creative process work? o Why do I write or create what I do? o What I’m working on at the moment? 4. Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator). Continue reading
Good news in the air! My new Novel, The Jagged Edge, went viral on Press Release Campaign. Over 30,000 viewers.
New novel ‘The Jagged Edge’ Offers Hope in Times of Loss, Tragedy.
Anne R. Murray’s first novel receives accolades from columnist for Rome (Ga.) News Tribune.
MARIETTA, Ga. (PRWEB) May 26, 2015
The new novel, “ The Jagged Edge” (published by AuthorHouse) by Anne R. Murray, “holds up a mirror to life,” says Robert Rakestraw, columnist for the Rome (Georgia) News-Tribune and author of “In Search of Primal Knowledge” and “Robert’s Scribblings.”
Set in metropolitan Richmond, Virginia, “The Jagged Edge” follows the circumstances of Angela Harris’ life after she suffers the loss of her mother at a young age. As a young woman, Angela copes with her mother’s death in an extraordinary way.
“Readers will be able to visually see themselves in the characters’ roles,” Murray says. “They can see themselves in similar circumstances or life-changing events.”
Murray hopes to encourage readers with her inspirational story. She urges them to keep in mind that there is always hope, no matter the circumstances of life. A spiritual enlightening story of loss and tragedy, “The Jagged Edge” is a renewal of soul and healing of the heart.
“You don’t have to like the past,” Murray says, “but accepting it is the key to healing.”
“The Jagged Edge”
By Anne R. Murray
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781496963376
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781496963383
E-Book | 330 pages | ISBN 9781496963390
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Anne R. Murray was raised in the Southeast in the metropolitan area of Atlanta. She is the third of four daughters, raised in a middle-class family. Her upbringing was one of Christian values and beliefs. She has a doctorate in education and is a retired schoolteacher. She is divorced with no children. She enjoys writing, being with her family and motivating others. “The Jagged Edge” is her third publication. Other published works include “As the Scarlet Tanager Sings” and, under the pen name Elizabeth A. Philips, “As the Sweet Honey Runs.”
AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.
For the past week, I have been nominated for three awards. Much thanks to YesterdayAfter for the 3 nominations. I appreciate her kindness and honored. Besides The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award, I have been nominated for The Creative Blogger Award and The Liebster Blog Award. If you have a chance, please go to her blog at http://yesterdayafter.com/ for wonderful stories and posts. 5 Random Facts About Me! 1. I love creative writing, poetry and reflections. 2. I am happiest with family and friends. 3. I enjoy watching British sitcoms and episodes. 4. I have become entertained by spooky programs lately. 5. Spaghetti and pasta are my favorite foods. Her Questions: 1. Why do you have a Blog? To connect to others, to maintain spontaneity in writing world, to promote my books, writing and poetry. 2. What inspire you the most? Many things inspire me but it would be creativity and interesting stories/people. 3. Do you like to create your work on day or night? Nights are when all is quiet and no interruptions/disturbances. I can do my best work then. G4. What is your favorite book? and why? Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Being from the South, I enjoy civil war stories. 5. What mood do you have when you create? I am with my main characters’ moods usually. I try to get into their roles. 6. Who is your favorite Artist? Rembrandt is my favorite painter and Michael Bolton is my favorite singer. 7. Do you prefer the Ocean or Mountains? Both actually but the mountains are my favorite. 8. What type of jewelry do you like? Rings – first and earrings second. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. 9. Tea or Coffee? Lattes anyone (coffee)? lol 10. What is your dream? A cure for cancer and autoimmune diseases. Health restoration and travel around the world (in health).
Rules for The Creative Blogger Award: Post 5 random facts about ourselves and nominate others.
The rules for The Liebster Blog Award: 1. Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. 2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post. 3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. 4. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees. 5. Copy these rules in the post. 6. ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION.
My questions are: 1. What 3 things would take with you on a deserted island? (only 3 things maximum) 2. What is number 1 priority on your bucket list? 3. Are you fulfilled in life? Why? 4. What time in life (modern or historical) would you want to live in? Why? 5. If you knew this was your last day on earth, what would you do? 6. What is your dream job? 7. If you won the lottery today, what would you do with the money? 8. What was your favorite subject in school? 9. Who was your favorite childhood friend? 10. Did you have a favorite pet growing up?
I want to nominate these wonderful blogs! I follow and visit these blogs on a regular basis. Make sure to click their links and enjoy the visit! And the 10 nominees are:
SD Gates (http://sdgateswriter.com/)
Just Plain Ol Vic (http://justplainolvic.com/)
Simply Marquessa (http://marquessamatthews.com/)
Ameena k.g. (https://randomsbyarandom.wordpress.com/)
Louise Fowler (http://louisefowler.com/)
I hope that you have fun answering all the questions. I wish you having fun nominating others! If you do decide to accept the nomination, please link to the post in my comments enjoy and have fun!
I am not far away from 1000 followers. Just a few more, that’s all. If you visit my blog and like what you see, please follow. I will take a look at your blog as well.
I hear all the time what’s wrong with America but it’s time to stand up and say “I’m proud to be an American.” Let’s remember all the veterans that served and died for our country on Memorial Day. If you agree, please like. You can like on my facebook at https://www.facebook.com/writerannermurray too. Have a great weekend everyone!
Divorce With Me nominated me for the Five Photos/Five Stories Challenge. Wrapping up these five days has been wonderful. I have had fun and had a blast! I hope you got to visit my blog and sneak a peak in my world.
My last photo/story is about my future writing. Dabbling in poetry a little bit, I’m planning to get a book of poems together to have published in the future, entitled “Gentle Rain of Thoughts.” I have written over 30 poems and will continue.
Most people have significant losses in life. I have had my share of them but I am stronger for it, which reflects in my writing. My writing reflects not only my strength, but my pain inside. Healing, growth and closure are a result of my works.
Again, working on my latest book, Wounded Heart In Flight. Some of my poems are featured in my book. I hope to have that published in the near future. Inspiration will lead to write future books and publications.
A poem I wrote, which will be included in my new book, tells it all. I entitled it “Soaring.“
I’m soaring in the sky, With spread wings in awe, My spirit is free, To roam this earth, My soul is released, As dust in the wind, I am free, Lord, I am free.
With God’s grace, And holy devotion, I no longer hold, This pain within, My soul touches the sky, And the heavens beyond, I am free, Lord, I am free.
I give many thanks, As I worship you, I am your humble servant, For all eternity, For you have blessed me, And made me whole, I am free, Lord, I am free.
I want to nominate Creaking Bones (http://creakingbones.com/) for the Five Photos/Five Stories Challenge. Take a moment to visit his blog as he writes about his world in Australia on a beautiful Harley. Please attach a photo to a story for five consecutive days. You can write about fiction or nonfiction: a short story, paragraph or poem. Please sure to nominate a blogger each day. You are under no obligation to accept but I hope you do.
Divorce With Me invited me to a 5-day challenge to join the Five Photos/Five Stories Challenge by posting a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or nonfiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.
With Memorial Day just around the corner, I remember my 88-year (young) father this day, who fought in the Korean War. He served proudly both in the Navy and Air Forces. Times were rough during the war. My father was stationed on the ship named the Bennington (Hawaii) during the Navy (1944-1946) for nearly 2 years. He enlisted in the Reserves at Cocoa Beach, Florida in the Air Forces in 1951 for 1 year. I was not yet born (or thought of) nor my youngest sister, but my eldest sister was an infant then and my next to oldest sister was soon on the way to be born.
Liberty is not cheap, It is a privilege, Not to be taken lightly. For liberty’s sake, We must fight, With dignity and pride, Across all humanity. To the brave soldiers, Gallant and bold, That died for our freedom, And to those that served, To better our country, To make this land free, I salute you. If it were not for your Bravery and courage, There would be No free speech, No freedom to live, In peace and harmony, Among men and women. I proudly wave the American flag today, In honor of your presence, Knowing you have Given your time and Your life to protect, This great country.
I nominate Yoshiko (https://daylighttune.wordpress.com/) to the 5 Photos/5 Stories Challenge. She has inspirational stories which will inspire you. I love her poetry and poetic expressions. Please remember you are not obligated to accept or participate. I would love to see some great pictures and stories.
I received an email this morning from my friend Susannah Bianchi over at athingirl.com. She said she had not realized it was Memorial Day weekend and the library was now closed until Tuesday – without her having attained her usual stash of reading material for the long weekend. Oh yes, Susannah, it will be a long weekend without that stash!
This got me to thinking about the way we all read these days in this 21st century. Electronically is the not-so-new thing, but it is catching on with a vengeance. I for one, have a kindle, a kindle fire, and a kindle app on my laptop. I also have an audible app on my phone for audio books I listen to while traveling. With one-click on Amazon my book is in my hot little hands in a few seconds!
I love my kindle fire because I can read in bed with…
View original post 640 more words