Weather Report, May 2

OUR CURRENTLY FEATURED BOOKS, “THEM THAT GO,” BY BECKY MUSHKO, “FOR  LOVE OF CHARITY,” BY WANDA PARKER AND “MAKING HISTORY,” BY KIM PEARSON, CAN BE FOUND BY SCROLLING DOWN BELOW THIS POST.

THIS MONTH WILL MARK THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD. TO THIS POINT, WE HAVE FEATURED 142 AUTHORS AND RECEIVED MORE THAN 9,000 INTERNET CLICKS.WITH LUCK, THIS ENDEAVOR HAS ALSO SOLD MORE THAN A FEW BOOKS FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED. CERTAINLY, I’VE HAD FUN PUTTING IT TOGETHER.

DURING THE WEEK OF MAY 24, I WILL RUN A LIST OF ALL THE PREVIOUS SNOWFLAKES AUTHORS THROUGH APRIL, WITH A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH BOOK. IN TWO WEEKS, THE SITE WILL ALSO FEATURE FOLLOWUP WORK FROM ELIZABETH JARRETT ANDREW, SUSAN CORYELL AND MELINDA INMAN.

THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN A PART OF THIS, EITHER AS AN  AUTHOR OR A FOLLOWER.  ALL I ASK OF YOU IS THAT YOU WOULD PASS THE WORD ALONG TO OTHER WRITERS — I’M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW BOOKS TO SPOTLIGHT.

I THINK THIS YEAR WILL BE EVEN BETTER.

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UPCOMING ON SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD, MAY 3-9

“THE SILENCED,” BY JAMES DeVITA

In the aftermath of the Millenium War, the new Zero Tolerance government focuses on the safety inherent in homogeneity of political thinking, ethnic origin, and appearance. A wall has been constructed around the southern part of the country and suspected families relocated into a “re-dap” community in which the young people can be educated into right-thinking. But within her Youth Training Facility, Marina has found some kindred souls: an art teacher who encourages her, a boyfriend with whom she sneaks out at night, and a rebellious newcomer. As she gradually retrieves her memories of her mother’s death, Marina determines to honor her spirit, starting her own resistance movement, the White Rose. This leads to a horrifying discovery: the tool the party uses to silence wrong-thinkers permanently.

“ADIRONDACK GOLD,” BY PERSIS GRANGER

Hollis Ingraham, a young Adirondack boy of the 1890s is forced by his widowed mother’s poverty to go to live on the farm of grandparents he hardly knows, and who, he senses, do not like his mother. He strives to earn the approval of his seemingly angry grandfather by mastering chores on the farm, and, in the process, learns more about his deceased father and the cause of his grandfather’s bitterness.

Writes the author: “Adirondack Gold has fans in a wide age range. Children from 7 to 12 care about Hollis, and his adventures become their adventures. Adults, particularly senior citizens who remember the depression years in the Adirondacks, are touched by the authentic representation of life very similar to their rural childhood experiences. It’s history wrapped in an engaging story, peopled with characters with whom readers can relate.”

FIRST TUESDAY REPLAY

This month, we will revisit “Whispers in the Attic,” by Cheryl Alsippi;  “The Burgundy Briefcase,” by Roberta Burton; “Banana Sandwich,” by Steve Bargdill;  “Echoes From the Other Land,” by Ava Homa; “Into Shadow,” by Tara Shields and “Waving Backwards,” by V.L. Brunskill.

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Recently retired after 35 years with the News & Advance newspaper in Lynchburg, VA, now re-inventing myself as a novelist/nonfiction writer and writing coach in Lake George, NY.

3 thoughts on “Weather Report, May 2”

  1. To Snowflakes and Darrell. The good you have done this year is really not measurable. You have, of course, featured books, written about books, encouraged writers, created a website that is professional, consistent, pleasing to look at and read. In other words, you’ve done everything a site like this (if there even is another site like this) should do. But to me the most important thing you’ve accomplished is to facilitate an active and supportive community of writers and readers. Snowflakes in a Blizzard is a comfortable place to be! Thanks, Darrell.

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  2. Hi, Darrell,

    Have sent the info along with some encouragement to several good author friends. Here’s hoping you hear from them.

    Thanks for what you do!

    Best, Margaret

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