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Evocative & Realistic Google Doodle For Prolific Bengali Author, Humayun Ahmed.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Use above link to access original.
Click image to ENLARGE and read here.


Interesting that he ONLY died in 2012 (i.e., 5-years ago), aged 63, in New York.


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by Anura Guruge


British/Trinidad Author, V.S. Naipaul Was Born This Day 85-Years Ago; 17 August 1932.

by Anura Guruge


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Just SOME of his books on Amazon. Click to ENLARGE. Do a search on Amazon. Easy enough to find.


He was BIG in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. I bought and read some of his books. I did like and still do remember A House for Mr Biswas.

Just the other day I noticed a stack of his paperbacks in my ‘basement’ storeroom — one of the many places in this house that I have stashes of overflow books. It was amazing that these paperbacks have lasted all these years. I was hoping to read him again, one of these days.

He is younger than I realized. I did NOT want to MISS his birthday. Happy birthday, V.S. Thank you.


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by Anura Guruge

Eye-Catching Google Doodle Arabic Author Tayeb Salih.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Use above link to access original.
Click image to ENLARGE and read here.


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“Alice In Wonderland” Lewis Carroll’s 185th Birth Anniversary — In Lieu Of Google Doodle.

by Anura Guruge


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There has never been a Google Doodle for British polymath Lewis Carroll, real name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

Other authors, artists and mathematicians, of course, have been honored.

I have a hunch, and that snippet, above, on the left his painting of a young lady, who was his muse for “Alice in Wonderland”.


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“Our Better Half”: An ‘Audio Blog’ On Over 50s Sex & Sexuality By Author Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access “Ourbetterhalf.Net” Website
with all the podcasts.

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This is Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh’s
rather cool Website. Check it out.
Click on image.

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Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh found me through my “Orgasms 101” book — and I am so glad. We are going to explore the possibility of me doing a small podcasts based on the ‘0ver 50’ stuff I talked about in the book. Of course, as ever, you will be the first to hear about it. In the meantime check out the two Websites above.


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Live Publishing Of Amazon Kindle eBook Tutorial From Gilman Library, Alton [NH].

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at presentation.
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Oct. 17 Alton 
presentation.
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presentation ….. ….

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The primary thrust of my June 4, 2015 presentation, at 7pm,
at the Gilman Library, Alton, N.H.,
was to publish, LIVE, B.D. (“Brandy”) Adams’ first book
“The Spider Sat Beside Her: A Novel”.

We were successful in that as you can see from the
Amazon listing for the book.

Publication Date: June 4, 2015.

So that was exciting. First time I have published a book with an audience.
In the past I have always done it ALONE.

Click to ENLARGE and view here. Use link below to access her book at Amazon.

Click here to access B.D. Adams’ book at Amazon.
Come ON folks help her out. BUY her book.


Use links below to access the 4 YouTube videos. each under 13 minutes.

Links to YouTube videos. Click to access.

Part 1.
Part 2.
Part 3.
Part 4.

A few stills, also taken by Devanee. The lady speaking is Roza Benoit, the Assistant Librarian who organized the event, runs the writers workshop at the library and was Brandy’s supporter.




21-Year Old ‘Lexie’, From Missouri, Embarks On The “30 Day Writing Challenge”.

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Click to access her blog and ‘Day 3’ post.


Somebody else that I encountered on the Web because she ‘commented’ on one of my posts — albeit not on this blog.

I have heard of the “30 Day Writing Challenge” and it looks like a very worthwhile endeavor (though I am way too far gone for it). I read bits of her Day 2 and Day 3. Very good stuff. I wish I could write like that at 21. Always a joy to too new authors at work.

Maybe I, at 62, still can’t write as ‘good’ as she does at 21. Maybe that is my problem. Past caring now. I have fun and that is all that matters given that I have, and will always be, at my very core an hedonist (though to be honest, since the kids, I have always put them first).

 Check it. Tomorrow is my “Self-Publishing” presentation at the Alton Library where, with Luck, I will help Brandy DiFauda publish her first book, as a Kindle eBook, LIVE.


“Penned”, A Social Writing APP, For Budding Fiction Authors To Share Their Work & Thoughts With An Audience.

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Click here to access the Penned APP at the Google Play APP store.
Also available for Apple i<devices>.

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Click here to access the Penned APP Website.


The creator of this interesting APP, Brian Sanders, sent me an e-mail Friday morning asking me, very politely, whether I would tell YOU about this aid for fiction writers.

I am happy to do so and immediately send the links to our local, soon to be published, fiction authoress, Alton’s Brandy DiFauda.

Check it out. It sure has potential and promise for writers.


Presentation At Alton (N.H.) Gilman Library: Self-Publishing Options + A Live eBook Publishing.

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Related posts:
>> Baysider coverage of presentation.
>>
Laconia Daily Sun coverage of presentation.
>>
Devanee taking pictures at presentation.
>> Pictures
Oct. 17 Alton presentation.
>> Slides for Alton Gilman presentation ….. ….

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Click here to access the Gilman Library original.


I will be the first to admit that advise, tutorials, recommendations and presentations on current “Self Publishing” options are a dime a dozen. You can even get, as you would hope, lots of self-published book on how to be a self-published author.

Consequently, though I have had 5 books published by the likes of Addison-Wesley & John Wiley and have published 18 on my own using multiple options, I know that there is only ‘so much’ profundity I can offer — IF any. BUT what could make this presentation special is our attempt to publish, LIVE, Alton’s Brandy DiFauda first book. As they always say, anything can happen when you are trying to do something LIVE. My goal is to go through the whole process of publishing an eBook, viz. Brandy’s book, on Kindle, going through all the steps — starting with logging onto Amazon.

Watching it, step-by-step, will definitely help budding self-publishers. We will also try to video it so we can add it to the YouTube collection.

This should be fun.


Alton Author Brandy DiFauda Finishes Her Online “The Case of the Red Painted Lips” Story.

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Brandy DiFauda is an up-and-coming
writer living in Alton, New Hampshire.

Her first full length novel, in eBook form,
is planned to be published in May 2015.

This is her latest online story — on her blog.

Her detective, Neal Scarpetti, is
NOT related to Patricia Cornwell’s
Kay Scarpetta.

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Click to access Brandy’s blog.