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July 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Sculpting the Heart's Poetry - Joyce White, Author



Sculpting the Heart’s Poetry – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



This is Joyce White’s 4th Edition in Sculpting the Heart Series. Her uncanny ability to create a poem from a painting or sculpture is quite amazing as well as different. Reading her…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 31, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

TELL ME A STORY

Remember when the day ended with a bedtime story?



I remember my mother reading a picture book I already knew by heart. When he was home from sea duty, my father would spin stories of his childhood in the South. Sometimes he'd recite scenes from “Gone With the Wind,” changing his voice to fit each character. Okay, that may have been a little over the top. Does an eight-year-old really need to go to sleep with Scarlett's “As God is my witness” speech ringing in her… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on July 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Foreclosure - Herman L. Jimerson, Author



Foreclosure – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
(The downfall of our real estate market) – “This entire matter revolves around sub-prime loans. When the government began to deregulate the

business sector nearly ten years ago, it opened a large door for

businesses to become engaged in practices that were legal, yet…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 29, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

This is the Place - Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Author



This Is The Place – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘UTAH 1959’ Sky Eccles sat in the old ’49 Buick convertible she shared with her mother, its fenders riveted with salt decay from the Utah roads….

She sat in silence looking at her grandparents’ house at the edge of…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 28, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Olivia and the Little Way - Nancy Carabio Belanger, Author



Olivia and the Little Way – Review for American Author's Association by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘She hated feeling nervous, but she couldn’t help it. Today was the first day of fifth grade at her new school. Two big things in one day. She thought

of all of the other kids at St. Michael’s School who were probably

eating their breakfasts at the…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 25, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

Road Closed - Leigh Russell, Author

Road Closed – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

“We’re evacuating the neighboring houses,” a voice called out. “We need to move all those cars, now,” another voice barked. A movement nearby

caught Sophie’s attention. Two men were carrying a stretcher, its small

load covered. Sophie stumbled over to it. The…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 21, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Fugal and Focused Tweeting for Retailers - Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Author



Frugal and Focused Tweeting for Retailers – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘Once upon a time in the early days of Twitter everyone said, “I don’t get Twitter.” Time magazine…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 15, 2010 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Living for a Writing

Back when my hair was naturally blond and my idea of dieting was only three scoops of chocolate ice cream drowning in hot fudge sauce instead of four, I went through a stage where I wanted to be an actress.



I was pretty, had been in quite a few plays, and thought I had some potential to go professional at some point. Toward the end of this period, I confided to my acting coach that I dreamed of playing Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named…

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Added by Lauren Carr on July 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Rightfully Mine - God's Equal Rights Amendment - Aggie Villanueva, Author





Rightfully Mine – Reviewed by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
Zelophehad’s eyes fluttered. “Bring my daughters and my half brothers. I want all my family here – to bless them.” His eyes succeeded in opening and as

Rizpah…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 13, 2010 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Payback in Wayback - Lynda Coker, Author





Payback in Wayback – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘Self-derision mocked him. What did he expect after spending twelve

years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit? How did he forget the

4,380 days he’d waited for answers, and for the woman who never came?

Was it not supposed to matter? Truth was – it did. It was why he’d

come back to Wayback.’



Corey had served his… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 9, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Lighting the Dark Side - William R. Potter, Author





Lighting The Dark Side - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat





Bent, Not Broken



He set his mug on the kitchen counter; and he knew that the mug was

nineteen inches from the refrigerator, nineteen from the sink, eleven

from the backsplash, and eleven more from falling to the floor. He

washed his hands for exactly one hundred and nineteen seconds and ran a

hand… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 6, 2010 at 3:33pm — No Comments

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