November 2016 Newsletter

 

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Recipe of the Month

by Colleen Green 

Follow her blog here: https://activeamateurchef.wordpress.com

Cranberry Granola Stuffing

  • 1  1/2 cups apple juice
  • 3/4 cup granola raisin cereal
  • 4 tbsp. stick butter
  • 1/2 tbsp. orange peel
  • 3/4 cup cranberries
  • Stove Top Turkey Stuffing 6 oz. box
  1. Boil apple juice and butter in pot.
  2. Add stuffing, cranberries, granola cereal, and orange peel into boiling water.
  3. Keep on medium high until the cranberries start to pop while stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the cranberries are all popped take off heat, keep the lid on and let sit for five minutes.
  5. Fluff with fork and serve.

 

 

Book of the Month

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII

by Ruth Kibler Peck

link to purchase book: https://www.amazon.com/Poverty-Puberty-Patriotism

WWII book

The true story of her life as a young teenager living in Dayton, Ohio, during World War II. As the Great Depression ends and WWII begins, the Kibler family finds their lives drastically challenged by her father’s meager white-collar salary, by life in a miserable trailer camp, by devastating fire, and by her mother’s near-death illness. Yet the family, like all Americans of that era, willingly sacrifices in every way possible to help the war effort. Father and daughter follow news of every battle and locate places on their world map. Ruth Ann finds joy in new friends, in the beauty of Island Park, and in being a teenager.

 

 

Inspirational Quote of the Month

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” ― Amy Grant

(Source: http://www.brainyquote.com)

 

Word of the Month

Thanks (noun): a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a benefit, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise: to return a borrowed book with thanks.  

(Source: http://www.dictionary.com)

 

Poem of the Month 

BLACK AND BLUE   

By Vickie L. Weaver

The ink

in my blue Paper Mate pen

ran out today.

I watched as its impression

faded, disappeared.

I looked down at my dress:

crimson on the left-breast

flesh-colored on the right

met dead-center at the heart

by the black that dominated

the rest of the dress

cinched at the waist

by a wide elastic black belt.

I looked from my dress

to my black Naturalizer shoes

then picked up a black ink pen

and continued to write.

My husband died today

and the ink

in my blue pen

ran out.

Connect with Author Colleen Green

by Author Colleen Green

Wright Writers of Dayton Member

My debut novel, Last Words, isn’t your typical romance. Which is exactly why women should read it. I’ll get back to that later.

That being said, I’ve learned that people not only want to hear about my novel, but they want to get to know me. They want to feel some sort of connection to the authors they read. Especially as a newbie author with one book published, the sequel in the works, along with a novella book coming, I want to spread the word about my writing endevors. Next year I will have both romance/suspense and YA paranormal books to offer readers. Meanwhile, I want others to know what I am all about. 

So here it is . . .  I have written stories throughout various times in my life. I have even used a typewriter. The people younger than thirty are saying a what? But I am perfectly comfortable in my age. Or at least I am starting to accept it more. Let’s just say I haven’t hit fifty yet! I remember records, although I was young at the time. My favorite Halloween custom was the one my mom made me. I was a Rubik’s Cube. I love 80’s and 90’s music. I went to St. Peter’s Parish School grades 1 through 8. So when I started buying my own clothes I couldn’t get enough. Nothing makes you want a huge wardrobe like wearing uniform for eight years!

 

What intrigues me to be a writer is the ability to create worlds. Worlds that others can get lost in by turning the pages of your book. The complements I receive about writing always touch me deeply. The photo of the letter is from a friend. It fits this cateory. She was kind enough to critique the beginning of my YA paranormal story. 

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Besides being an author I find absolute joy in my dog, Lucas. He is a rescue. The big fluffy baby is part Alaskan Malamute and Great Pyrenees. After our Samoyed, Bianca, passed away, I experienced heartache that was so severe I couldn’t stop crying for hours. She was my baby and I’d never see her smiling face again. Never feel her lick my hand, wait for me by the bed to come out of the shower, pet her soft beautiful fur. Devastated, Jay and I only waited a few months before checking out the Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue Organization and found a video of Lucas. We fell in love and made arrangements to adopt him. Lucas mended my heart when I was sure the hole Bianca left would never be filled again. I once said to Jay, “I don’t know if I will ever love a dog as much as Bianca.” I was wrong. I love Lucas just as much. In fact, I believe with each new dog your heart grows bigger making room to love the new member of your family even more. That way there is room for all the dogs to be loved in your heart for eternity. 

 

I enjoy cycling and TRX suspension training at the YMCA. Staying in shape is important for many reasons. Health first and foremost is a benefit, but stress release is an added perk. By being a member of the YMCA I get to meet new people and make friends. 

I thrive on schedules and being able to do a pattern of behavior makes the world seem a little bit less hectic. Most of all I value loyalty, respect and kindness. I love with all my heart and am a devoted friend.

Cooking occasionally, I have created some recipes on my blog. I keep them simple. Below are some links to a few. Once I have my second book in the Amber Milestone Series and my YA Paranormal books available to purchase, I will post it on this website and my active amateur chef  site. https://activeamateurchef.wordpress.com Click on the “sign me up” button to follow my blog. 

Honey Carrots activeamateurchef.wordpress.com

Cranberry Stuffing activeamateurchef.wordpress.com/cranberry

Candy Cane Cupcakes candy-cane-cupcakes

 

Like I mentioned earlier, Last Words isn’t your typical romance. There is no love triangle. What there is however will leave you wanting to read more until you get to the end. The power of learning to love yourself can bring you back from the brink of demise. Jack Hale stirs Amber’s lustful desires and sets her on a path of gut-wrenching decisions that changes her world forever.

Follow Author Colleen Green on Amazon to be notified of her books when they are available for purchase. Click on link below then clink on the “follow” button. https://www.amazon.com/Colleen-Green

If you would like to stop by one of the holiday events, I would be glad to talk to you!

See dates and times below.

 

book cover Last Words

 


S
aturday, Nov. 12th & Sunday, Nov. 13th

St. Peter’s Christmas Bazaar, at The Family Life Center, in Huber Heights

6161 Chambersburg Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45424

Nov. 12th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov 13th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Author Colleen Green will be signing and selling copies of her romance/suspense book Last Words. (Free recipe packet with each purchase, while supplies last.)

Saturday, Nov. 19th

New & Olde Pages Book Shoppe

 856 Union Blvd, Englewood, OH 45322 (Same shopping center as Marathon gas station)

Holiday Open House

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Author Colleen Green will be signing and selling copies of her romance/suspense book Last Words. (Free recipe packet with each purchase, while supplies last.)

 

Author Colleen Green’s Website: www.colleengreen.info

Author Colleen Green’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcolleengreen/