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lightning strike!

This is my first posting in a  long time.  Guess I haven’t had a lot to say!  Wordpress notified me that my password was compromised somehow, not really hacked, but I still was asked to reset it.  In July we had a lightning strike on our property.  We were both outside on the cement porch.  There were 3 booms of thunder, than a horribly bright flash of lightening plus the deafening roar.  I was so scared my left leg was temporarily paralyzed!  Two weeks later I was talking to two RN’s that I know and they said I may have been mildly shocked by the lightning!  That made me feel so strange, to think I was that close too being fried!  They asked was I wearing shoes or standing in water.  (yes to the first and no to the second).  We had just left our vehicle and hopped quickly onto the porch, so we got a few rain sprinkles on us.    I am thankful to be a Christian, and know my Lord is always looking out for me.  Still, this was a real wakeup call to how  close we are to meeting our heavenly Maker! I’ll be paying a lot more attention to lightning from now on!

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Color Of The Flame

up for sale 11-1-16 at Solstice Publishing and Amazon!

Isn’t life strange.   Lilith looked back at her house getting smaller in the rear view mirror.  It was only five years ago when she and Trey lived in free migrant housing on the blueberry farm.  It was plain but warm enough in the Michigan winters.  It was a perk as a maid.  Yet when Ernie’s wife died, he married her and she moved into the big house.  Then Ernie died and the house and farm became hers.  She never knew she’d own a fruit farm; the work was hard but rewarding.   But bills and taxes can add up quickly.  Too quickly for a widow woman.

Snowfall’ s Secret

I am posting a fair review for reading an ARC of a new book, Snowfall’s Secret by Natalie Silk.  It’s not up for sale yet, but will be shortly on Solstice Publishing. Ms. Silk wrote a very interesting YA- Sci Fi book about a very strange girl that a family finds and takes in to protect her until they find her real family.  It was such an unusual book, I read it in one evening!  I hope Natalie writes more books like this!

Alex Pilalis author

Author bio:

After completing an Art Foundation course and a BA in Digital Arts, Alex Pilalis pursued his interest of animation with an MSc in Computer Animation and an online course with Animation Mentor. He is currently an animator on children’s television shows. Alex began his publishing journey with two children’s story books, “Three Wishes” and “Where Dreams May Go,” and was spurred on to write and create more. As a big science fiction and fantasy fan, and heavily inspired by classic adventure stories such as The Lord of the Rings, the Star Wars films and Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Alex felt a great urge to tell his own story. Being an avid gamer, he spent the majority of his time growing up developing a video game adventure concept, and to this day has amassed hundreds of A4 pages, several filled notepads, dozens of word documents and a detailed Wiki, collecting all the ideas and images of the world as it progressed and became what it is today. Feeling the overwhelming need to bring the story to life and out into the ether, somehow, Alex decided to use his passion for writing and storytelling and turn the game into a novel, which has become Island Legends: The Awakening of James Island. Doing so has allowed him to delve into the character’s minds and bring them to life so much more than he ever thought possible back when he was designing hit-point percentages of sword attack combinations, and the result is a much more mature and complicated story than his younger mind could have ever conceived. Originally from London, Alex currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.