April 2018 Newsletter

Book of the Month

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City in the Middle
Book Two in the
Amber Milestone Series 
by Colleen Green

Amber Milestone moves to New York for a fresh start after ending a traumatic relationship, but what she doesn’t realize is that her new life in the Big Apple may put her in greater danger than her old life ever did. Drugs, murder, and mafiosos seem to be around every corner, and if she can’t find a way to stay out of the danger, she may just be consumed by it. But after making some irreplaceable friends and finding a man she’s crazy about, turning away from her new life doesn’t seem so easy.

Available to buy on Amazon. Click on link https://goo.gl/gi1Nvr

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Saturday, April 28 is Independent Bookstore Day.

Meet Colleen Green and buy a signed copy of City in the Middle at New & Olde Pages Bookshoppe in Englewood, Ohio on Saturday, April 28 from 1 pm until 3 pm. Free recipe packet with purchase of City in the Middle.

New & Olde Pages Bookshoppe
856 Union Blvd
Englewood, OH 45322

Recipe of the Month

Greek Tuna Salad

GREEK TUNA SALAD

Greek tuna salad is perfect for when you want a break from beef and chicken. It is a twist on the traditional tuna salad I had growing up. This hearty sandwich is easy to make.

  • 2 cans tuna (4 oz. each)
  • small can of sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 2/3 cup light mayo
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pickle relish
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  1. After boiling the eggs, let them cool. Remove the shells from the eggs and chop them.
  2. Drain the tuna from the can and put into mixing bowl.
  3. Add the other ingredients to the bowl and with a spatula stir the mixture. Spread the mixture on your bread and make your sandwich.

Serves 4

Recipe from author Colleen Green’s website: https://activeamateurchef.wordpress.com/

Word of the Month

Lucid (lu·cid) adj.  1. Easily understood; intelligible. 2. Mentally sound; sane or rational. “A lucid conversation.” 3. Translucent or transparent.

Inspirational Quote of the Month

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March 2018 Newsletter

Editor of the newsletter
Author Colleen Green

Book of the Month

The Glass Castle: A Memoir
By Jeannette Walls

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Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.

Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town — and the family — Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents’ betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

 

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Inspirational Quote of the Month

Unless someone like you cares a whole
awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It’s not.

Dr. Seuss

source: www.brainyquote.com

Word of the Month

Coltish adj. Energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behavior. Playful, not trained or disciplined. “Coltish horseplay to celebrate their graduation.”

Source: www.wordthink.com

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Nov. 2017 Newsletter

Book of the Month 

Glimm
A Glimpse of Light Found

By Wright Writers of Dayton Member, B. A. Hughes

Glimm, A Glimpse of Light Found explores the adventures of tweens and early teens as they uncover everyday mysteries and connections. Written by B. A. Hughes for her own grandchildren, these illuminating stories highlight mystical animals, natural phenomena, and curious kids discovering their unique gifts. Middle school students will find kinship with a lonely cheetah, a talking stone, a persistent rabbit. When the emptiness of ennui and the drudgery of daily life are peeled away, unexpected encounters with nature lead to glimpses of truth. With wonder and beauty everywhere, often hidden in plain sight, darkness fades and light glimmers. Book available at Four Cats Publishing. fourcatspublishing.com

Word of the Month

Incorrigible

Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed. “His bad habits were incorrigible.”

Source: www.wordthink.com

Poem of the Month

Glimm Poem
Light Flown

By B.A. Hughes

Glimm galled, where went the day?
Shattered, scattered, flown away
Sparkle died in logic’s tide
Digits disemboweled his life.

Glimm called, that’s all there is?
Numbers, lines, bytes and bits?
Look again, Glimm, beat his heart
Starflash, Earthlore, song and art.

Glimm saw the sun arise
Gave his heart to ancient eyes
Bowed his knee, sang aloud
Glimpse of glimmer, gift of God.

 

Inspirational Quote of the Month

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

Source: www.brainyquote.com

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Romance/Suspense and 
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October Newsletter

Book of the Month

The Alabaster Box

By Wright Writers of Dayton Member,
 Marla Cross

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The Alabaster Box is not a devotional book containing a series of entries designed to inspire the Christian reader with an uplifting story or thought for the day. It is, as the subtitle suggests, a year’s worth of worship activities; the implementation of which will require some intensive mental exercise. It is not the book for those wanting a feel-good read. Nor is it for those unwilling or not yet ready to accept a challenge to their typical weekly worship experience. The Alabaster Box is a guidebook for the followers of Christ who long to take their worship of Him to a deeper place than they have ever gone.

Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Alabas

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Poem of the Month

 DECEPTION

By Vickie L. Weaver
Wright Writers of Dayton Member

 

Veiled truth

lying low

holding breath

in shadow.

 

Vickie L. Weaver Website https://writestyle.com

 

Word of the Month

Transitory

1. Not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal.

2. Lasting only a short time; brief; temporary. 

Source: http://www.wordthink.com

 

Inspirational Quote of the Month

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.

Carol Burnett

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September 2017 Newsletter

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Recipe of the Month

Italian Meatloaf

by Colleen Green

 

  • Approximately 2 lbs. of 90% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (Progresso Garlic & Herb) 
  • 1 cup pasta sauce (Prego Italian Sauce Three Cheese)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese (Philadelphia)

Mix ground beef (refrigerated not frozen) with the bread crumbs, pasta sauce, and parmesan cheese.

Bake in oven at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour and forty-five minutes. 

Pour remaining sauce to cover the top of loaf. Cover with mozzarella cheese. Bake for fifteen more minutes. Take out of oven.

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Book of the Month

“WHITE LINES” by Wright Writers of Dayton member Greg Enslen newest book is available on Amazon.

Be the first to read the new
Frank Harper mystery.

 

White Lines

“He tried to make things better…and failed. Miserably. Ex-cop Frank Harper is battling his addictions and wondering if his missteps in a recent case caused the horrific death of an innocent family. Meanwhile, a Dayton drug task force is struggling to contain hostile street gangs engaged in a surging drug trade that is spinning out of control. When Frank steps in to investigate the family’s deaths, can he avoid a desperate standoff between warring factions that may cost him his life?”

Click to buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2h3EpZd

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Inspirational Quote of the Month

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

Charles Dickens

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August 2017 Newsletter

Editor: Author Colleen Green

Article of the Month

Are We Almost There? 

VICKIE BIO PIC

Vickie L. Weaver

Wright Writers of Dayton Author

Are “almost” and “nearly” interchangeable words? I don’t think I ever heard anyone say “nearly” when I was growing up. Instead, as far as I can recall, everyone said “almost.” Of course, down the line in my education I learned about its similarity to “almost.” I must admit it: “Almost” is the first word I think of whenever I’m talking or writing about not quite getting there. To many of us their definitions are identical. So, are they interchangeable? Most of the time they are. The differences seem to come, for the most part, regionally and in people’s educational levels and social standing. “Nearly” seems to be more sophisticated and occasionally is the only choice, as in “I didn’t like the show nearly as much as you did.” Otherwise, using one versus the other really is not a big deal, most of the time. Whenever you’re in serious doubt about the better usage, just rephrase the sentence. You can take it from here.

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Inspirational Quote of the Month

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Maya Angelou

Source: https://www.brainyquote.com/

Book of the Month

City in the Middle

Book Two

in the Amber Milestone Series

By Colleen Green

Wright Writer of Dayton Author

Romance/Suspense novel will be released Oct. of 2017

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Preview of City in the Middle

Preview 1

What I was about to find out could ruin my new job. In a way, the implications that Teresa had made about the Bugiardini family had left me doubting the credibility of the pub. So yeah, I needed enlightened. I did a search for Bugiardini, New York. Scanning the links that came up, I found none were good. Words such as arrest, mafia, and criminal were frequent.

Preview 2

He leaned over putting his cheek against mine pulling me deeper into his embrace. He slid his arms down until we were dancing more relaxed. His arms wrapped around me. I closed my eyes and felt his heart beating.

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July 2017 Newsletter

Recipe of the Month

Patriotic Poke Cake

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2 round white cake layers (9 inch), cooled

2 cups boiling water, divided

1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin, or any other red flavor

1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue

Flavor Gelatin

1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

 

Place cakes, top sides up, in clean 9-inch round pans; pierce with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.

Add 1 cup boiling water to each flavor dry gelatin mix in separate small bowls; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pour red gelatin over 1 cake, then pour blue gelatin over remaining cake. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Dip bottoms of cake pans in warm water 10 sec.; unmold cakes. Fill and frost cake layers with COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Source: www.kraftrecipes.com

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/patriotic-poke-cake-52679.aspx

 

Word of the Month

 Benevolent adj. 1. Charitable: performing good or charitable acts and not seeking to make a profit. 2. Showing kindness or goodwill.

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Book of the Month

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Why We Are Still Standing

By John Rhinehelder 

A condensed biography of real American patriots written in poetry to show why Americais still “standing” at the top when it comes to liberty and freedom. It tells why freedom is not free! It’s called “Bio-poetry.”

Available on Amazon click link below

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Inspirational Quote of the Month

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

George Washington

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