Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - Nov• 19•14

Pink Mum with Alienskin Art Filter Applise

Another Kindle Giveaway from Choosybookworm.com

Written By: carolmoye - Nov• 17•14

This giveaway is for 2 Kindle Fires

Choosybookworm Christmas Kindle Giveaway

 

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Fun Riddles

Written By: carolmoye - Nov• 13•14

I needed something fun to do on this cold November day. Here are a few riddles I found:

1. What is greater than God,
more evil than the devil,
the poor have it,
the rich need it,
and if you eat it, you’ll die?

2. If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven’t got me. What am I?

3. Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die.

4. How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?

5. Imagine you are in a dark room. How do you get out?

 

For answers and more riddles, visit: http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - Nov• 12•14

Yellow Mum macro image with paint filter applied

Nook Press: Praise the Lord!

Written By: carolmoye - Nov• 12•14

Cover image for Praise the Lord: Psalms in the Key of my Life by Carol Shelton Moye

I was excited to learn that Barnes and Noble (through Nook Press) is getting into the self-publishing print business. I uploaded my first book as an epub for Nook a month or so ago. Yesterday I learned that they have expanded into print. This morning, through Nook Press,  I created a hardcover version of my third and final book in the Psalms in the Key of my Life series titled, “Praise the Lord!”. I’m really thrilled with that option because I wanted a proof copy, but wasn’t ready to put an official publishing date on it yet. At Createspace if I did all that is required to get a print copy in my hands, I would have to get my ISBN, and today’s date would be listed as the date of publication. I’m pretty hyped about being able to publish directly to Barnes and Noble. This will perhaps also push me into working toward requesting a book signing at a local Barnes and Noble at some point.

 

This is my first try at the cover. Let me know what you think.

 

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November Unblurred

Written By: carolmoye - Nov• 05•14

Today I break all the rules. First of all, I am using words. Secondly, these are not new photos. I share them because they will be on exhibit at the Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh this Friday during the November Unblurred Event. If you are in town, check it out. It looks like a really fun event. If you are unable to attend Friday’s event,  there will be others, or just stop by the gallery any Sunday in November. Here’s a description of the show I am in:

 

Most Wanted Fine Art
5015 Penn Avenue
Retrospective of Mozelle Thompson
MWFA resident artist Jay Malls presents a retrospective of Mozelle Thompson. Mozelle was an artist, born in Pittsburgh, who resided in Garfield while attending Peabody High School in the mid-1940’s. Close to 100 Albums illustrated by Mozelle will be joined by Teenie Harris photographs, as well as photos and original art provided by the family. To tie the history to the present the exhibit also includes new works by Kenneth Neely. Neely’s photographs easily remind a viewer of the work of Teenie Harris. They are beautiful images full of powerful stories of everyday life. Free Events planned every Sunday in November.

The show described in the paragraph above is on the first floor. My work, and the work of the Feel Like Going On group will be hanging in the basement. I am honored even to have a spot in the basement. They asked us to join them because we spent a year trying to shoot in the style of Teenie Harris. The photos I share were taking during that year (2005).

 

Here are two of my images:

Brother Ash with a sign in memory of August Wilson

 

Hot Dog Eater

 

 

Hug an Author Today

Written By: carolmoye - Nov• 04•14

This post is taken from an email from Jay at Choosybookworm.com. As an author, I can totally relate to all that he says. It’s really hard to get noticed in the sea of books that are out there thanks to the ease of self-publishing.

Hug an Author Today

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There are many things we can do to support our favorite authors.

Here are my top 5 suggestions:

5. Share the author and their books with your friends.
Word of mouth is powerful!

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to support an author you appreciate is:

1. LEAVE A REVIEW for a book you love!

It’s the easiest way to show some love and it is immensely effective!
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Book Reviews

Written By: carolmoye - Nov• 01•14

I am participating in ChoosyBookworm.com’s Read and Review program. I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality of books I have read so far. The real bonus is that I get to help other authors and it costs me nothing. Here are reviews for the three I have read.

Love EdyLove Edy by Shewanda Pugh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was gifted this book from the author for review purposes. I had a long train ride ahead of me, and hoped it would be a good book to help me pass the time. It did not disappoint. I loved that her main characters were non-whites who were the most affluent and the most powerful persons in their community. Don’t get me wrong, however, Ms. Pugh does not focus on racial differences between her characters, in fact, except for Hassan’s family and her mother, it’s barely mentioned. I also really appreciated the tension between the characters in terms of relationship and even the sexual tension. Once I started Love Edy, I found it hard to put it down. It was the perfect book for my ride. I finished it just before “lights-out” on the train.

 

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The Bully Barn: A Lesson For Bullies, Bystanders and VictimsThe Bully Barn: A Lesson For Bullies, Bystanders and Victims by Robert Gioia

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mr. Gioia did an excellent job creating a story that teaches about the different types of bullies and how their behavior can affect the victim (s). The story was well-written, the lesson powerful, the illustrations full of emotion. I really appreciated the lessons for the grown-ups at the end. There is a great resource. I would highly recommend this for elementary teachers, parents and support staff.
I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, but would have been happy to have paid for it.


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Murder in the World Below (A Haven Mystery #1)Murder in the World Below by Lara Nance

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like others, I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Like at least one other, I wasn’t thrilled a first. It seemed a bit too slow, and a little weird. It didn’t take long, however, for me to become totally consumed with the characters and the world that was created. I loved how Awen felt so pulled to be a apart of both worlds, and I was thrilled with all the involved complexities. Ms Nance even succeeds at making the readers sympathize with the murderer at some level. Like others, I found myself thinking about the book long after I had completed it. I am hoping this will be the first in a series. I can think of so many different directions this could go.

 

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Bible Trivia: Psalms 1-25

Written By: carolmoye - Oct• 30•14

It’s time once more for Bible Trivia! These questions were taken from “Test Your Bible Knowledge” by Carl S. Shoup. It’s fun and quite inexpensive.

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - Oct• 29•14

Squash

Pumpkins and Squash