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2014 in review

30 Dec

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

A big ‘Thank You’ to my followers and commentators!

Number One Commentator: David Prosser!

HAPPY NEW YEAR,  EVERYONE!!

Stop press! I’m Interviewed Again!

1 May

Stop press!

My conversation with the avid reader and outstanding new blogger of books, Pankaj Goyal, is now live.

A big ‘Thank you’ to him for conducting this talk and presenting it so beautifully.

If you’d like to learn a little about me, please follow this link. http://pgalmora.wordpress.com/?s=margaret+lynette+sharp

 

Exciting News! ‘Amelia’s Call’ is on Faith’s Blog!

17 Jul

Exciting news!

The popular author, Faith Helen Mortimer, is spotlighting exciting new titles, and ‘Amelia’s Call’ is first up!

Read all about this title: the engaging, all too real storyline; the characters, flawed not perfect.

Discover this novella!

It’s not for everyone, but it may well be just right for you!

Here’s the link: http://www.faithmortimerauthor.com/5/post/2013/07/new-release-amelias-call-by-margaret-lynette-sharp.html

Enjoy!

Self-publishing: Read about my Journey

5 May

Those of you who have read my blog consistently would have an inkling of some of the high-points in my life as a do-it-yourself  author. The actual publication of my seven titles, and many positive reviews thereof , figure highly on my list of pluses. But they are certainly not the full story.

So I was delighted when the popular Australian rural fiction writer Nicole Alexander invited me to talk about my venture into the world of the self-published.

Here is the link : http://nicolealexander.com.au/2013/05/3337/

Enjoy!

Stop Press: I’m Author of the Week!

17 Feb

Stop press!

The remarkably talented and popular Australian writer, Tracey Alley, has bestowed upon me a delightful honour! She has chosen to make me ‘Author of  The Week’!

As a first-time recipient of such, I’m overwhelmed!

The author of many titles, and a marvelous human being, Tracey has presented this post in an outstandingly professional way. I strongly urge you to see it!

Here’s the link:

http://traceyalley.weebly.com/featured-author.html

And, while you’re there, why not take a look throughout her blog. It’s a joy!

To my Supporters; Thank You!

3 Jan

The New Year brings with it a time for pause and reflection: a time to take stock of what we have, where we are, and where life is heading.

It occurred to me with resounding clarity that I must say ‘Thanks’ to all of you who have supported me, one way or another. To those who have looked at my posts, left a ‘like’ or a comment: maybe even bought a book or two: I’d like to acknowledge the positive force that your action has given to me.

Where are we, without some kind words to give us strength: to give us hope?

We (potentially) emerging writers want and need signs that we are on our way: that we do indeed have something worthwhile to offer. Much as many of us may enjoy the act of writing, it seems infinitely more rewarding when others read and enjoy the result of our efforts.

So, to those of you who have taken an interest, I say: ‘Thank you’.  I hope that you will continue to find value and enjoyment through my written words.

Happy New Year!

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2012 in review

2 Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

Thanks, everyone who looked at my posts: and an even bigger ‘Thanks’ to those who ‘liked’ or left comments! Much appreciated!

Here’s to an exciting year of blogging!

Roll on, 2013!

The Sunshine Award!

8 Sep

You never know what a day brings forth! My late mother used to say that, and she was on the money!

Little did I know that, a few days ago, I was on the cusp of nomination for another blogging award!

Yes, indeed! Emily Wheeler has generously nominated yours truly!

But : there are conditions.

Firstly, I have to reveal some previously secret information.

Here goes.

1. What is your favourite Christmas/festive movie?

Stumped already! I simply don’t have one.:) Christmas is a special time, and films or even tv shows that touch on it offer a unique chance of empathy.

2. What is your favourite flower?

Well, Camellias are very beautiful, and lack the thorns of roses. Although rampant by nature, Wistaria scores plenty of points in my book through its glorious colours and equally glorious perfume!

3. What is your favourite non-alcoholic beverage?

That’s a hard one. I like fruit juice, tea, and chocolate milk: not all at once! I prefer my tea to have a little sugar, and lots of milk.

4. What is my favourite passion?

Another tricky one. I have a passion for many things: dancing, swimming, animals, writing, art and music. Asking me to chose one is a bit like asking a parent to choose their favourite child.

5. What is your favourite time of year?

Another tricky question! Spring is lovely for the flowers, but not for the allergies that often accompany them. Summer is great for swimming, but not for the heat that goes with it. Autumn shines though its glorious leaves, and milder weather. Winter: well, virtue is the energy is can bring, but its downside: colds and flu: is unthinkable.

Winner: Autumn!

6. What is your favourite time of day?

Mornings! When the day is fresh, and you can look at the world through revitalized eyes!

7. What is your favourite physical activity?

I have several that I can’t separate.

Dancing, for its music, motivation, and social interaction.

Swimming: What better way to exercise in the heat? And so refreshing!

Walking: a wonderful way to enjoy a pleasant environment.

8. What is your favourite vacation?

I like the water, so somewhere pet-friendly and by the sea. So relaxing!

Now for the next bit.

First, an apology. I don’t know how to link your blogs, dear nominees, so feel free to add your links in the comments section!

1. jtelusma

2. Jenny Schwartz

3. Kate Loveday

4. Jennifer Avventura

5. Helene Young

6. Nicole Alexander

7. Rachael Johns

8. Lorelei Orion

9. Wendy Orr

10. The Wanderlust Gene

They’re all wonderful!

Thanks!

11 Oct

’60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences’ is off to a great start, thanks to the speed of those involved in getting the title onto Google!

Within just a few hours of posting it here on my blog, it was up for all the world to see! Incredible!

With such a propitious start, who knows where this one may go!

Wish me luck! I need it!

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The Goal’s in Sight!

2 Sep

Any day now, and my fourth book will be off to the publisher. What a weight off my mind!

With over a hundred Short Stories under my belt in the last twelve months, it’s time to take a break from this genre.  Already, I have in mind a new idea for a different type of book, but for now, I’m keeping it under my hat!

Ron’s editing is progressing well.  I overheard him tell a friend today that, “Once you’ve read the first line, you can’t put it down!”

Believe me, I can take plenty of these comments!

Those who are keen to know the title of book four will have to test their patience a little longer.  Just watch this blog, and soon it’ll be revealed!

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