Annette M Bower/ Annette Bower

I’ve Moved to www.annettebower.com on March 27, 2012

March 28, 2012
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Hello Everyone:
If you’ve found me here please come over to http://www.annettebower.com after March 27, 2012. I went live on the new web page.
Thank you for visiting my site.

Yours truly,
Annette Bower

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I am a guest on Redz World blog

March 25, 2012
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Tina Brunelle posted a blurb about Moving On A Prairie Romance and my short bio on her blog. And of course places to buy my book.
So go and have a look as well as check out some of the other books she features.

Redz World: http://redzworld.blogspot.com/2012/03/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none_25.html


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The Society accepted a flash fiction piece for publication

March 21, 2012
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The Society magazine published by St. Peter’s College in Muenster, SK accepted “Help” a one hundred word story for publication in their 2012 edition. I would love to be at the magazine’s launch on April 2, 2012, but I will be reading from Moving On A Prairie Romance at the Vertigo Reading Series in Regina on that evening.
It feels so great when an editor accepts my work to be part of a whole magazine. The magazine will be revealed late on April 2nd. When it goes up, it’ll be at http://www.stpeterscollege.ca.


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http://xoxopublishing.blogspot.ca/ is holding a contest and

March 16, 2012
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One of the books you could win in my book, Moving On A Prairie Romance.
It is easy to enter, go to the blog site: http://xoxopublishing.blogspot.ca/ and follow the steps, you can enter everyday, however there it is over at midnight on St. Patrick’s Day, so go there now and enter and then enter again.

Have fun.


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Moving On A Prairie Romance is now on Goodreads

March 11, 2012
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On Goodreads.comToday XoXo Publishing™ media person, Ana Torres put Moving On A Prairie Romance on Goodreads. Here is the link http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13530524-moving-on-a-prairie-romance-kindle-edition.
Every time a book is placed in a new location it provides another opportunity for a reader to find it.
I’m pleased that my book is now available on this site.


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XoXo Publishing™ is having a contest

March 10, 2012
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Please check out our contest and win some great books.


I’ve been hosted on another Blog

March 7, 2012
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Anna Jenkins moves toward a new dreamDebra Jayne East’s blog Love Stories of the Celestial Kid href=”http://http://debrajayneeast.blogspot.com/” title=”Love Stories of The Celestial Kid” target=”_blank”>

Debra Jayne asked me some questions about myself and about my book, Moving On A Prairie Romance.

When another author poses a thoughtful question it gives this author a pause for thought and clarity into her work.

I hope you go to Debra Jayne’s blog and read the interview as well as have a look at her book, Radience: Love After Death.


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This weekend is the XoXo Promotion weekend

March 3, 2012
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Facebook hits of 50,000 friends. If 1% of those friends purchased a book I’d be pleased. If 10% of those friends purchased a book I’d be a best seller. I’m happy when Moving On A Prairie Romance finds readers or readers find Moving On A Prairie Romance. (note to self consider shorter title!)
A friend who lived on the same road as I did many years ago and our children rode their bikes, skateboards, had pretend bands in our garage, read my book. She emailed me and gave me permission to post her remarks.

“I just finished reading your book. WOW that was great. Of course, my friend, I knew you are the best writer ever. The story was great – loved the characters – they felt so real. I was disappointed though that it came to an end. I think you can make a saga!!!

Are some of the characters people you based on from Regina Beach? How long did it take you to write the book. Have you started another one??

I loved how the main character was afraid of dogs since I am too (it is hard for the mind to forget the fright of being bitten by a dog for no reason – makes one really leery – I still am even though it happened when I was young)

Well keep writing Annette – you are truly gifted.

Marilyn ”

Yes, she is a friend and we spent many hours walking the urban streets and drinking coffee so very many years ago. We shared so much but what is truly humbling is that she believed. I have had this support in my life and sometimes it is just too easy to remember when the publishers are sending the manuscript back because it doesn’t fit their story line or it wasn’t quite ready. Thank you Marilyn and all my other supporters who have cheered me on.


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Kevin Middleton is my second interviewer

March 3, 2012
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The hardworking Ana Torres, media person at XoXo Publishing™ asked Kevin Middleton if I could be a guest on his blog. He answered immediately. He asked insightful questions and posted my answers on:
http://thebattleofthegatehouse.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/12839582-author-interview-with-annette-bower” title=”Kevin Middleton’s interview with Annette Bower “>

When you’re checking out new writers please go to Kevin’s blog and read the other interviews.
And here is an introduction to Kevin copied from him web page.
“Kevin Middleton was born September 28, 1964, in the town of Lindsay, Ontario. An ardent bookworm since childhood, he loves to immerse himself in numinous worlds populated with quests and flights of the imagination. Authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and David Eddings have long moved him, and it has always been his vision to put pen to paper and give back a little of what he has so long enjoyed.

January 1996 saw the beginnings of the undertaking that would eventually become The Battle of the GateHouse which is the first book of fiction in the collected body of works that makes up the tale of The Last Age. The writer hopes to settle certain aesthetic and moral values which he has long examined through his writings and poetry and it is his aspiration that not only the series tell a good yarn, but within its pages the reader finds new friends with whom they can laugh and cry. Book two – The Hordes of Shashka expands upon the storyline and it all comes to a head in the final narrative titled Children of the Gods.”


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Love, Loss and Laughter

February 12, 2012
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I was belly laughing and wiping tears from my eyes

  A friend sent me this email about Love, Loss and Other Oddities. She gave me permission to share:

“My husband and I just got back from our holiday.  It
was perfect.  I highly recommend the vacation to all of you.

“Annette, I took the book “Love, Loss and other Oddities – Tales from
Saskatchewan” with me to read. 
I’m so glad you are a terrific and wonderful writer so that I don’t
have to make up something nice to say about your stories:)  I loved
them. (I enjoyed the whole book).
Your first story was sweet.  The two characters reminded me of a
combination of our family members, also of folks I know from work.
Your second story, “Transition Power”, I was sitting on a lounge chair
under a coconut tree on a crowded beach reading it.  At first I
wondered where it was going, then came the dramatic switch.  Well, I
started to laugh and laugh.  I thought, O my goodness, does this
really happen?  Then it got even more hilarious.  I was belly
laughing and wiping tears from my eyes.  Annette, you write as
humourous as you are.  Thanks for the release of endorphins.  I am
wiser for the read.  Great character building too.  Hard to do in
short stories, I can imagine.  But this just attests to your talent as
a writer.  K.”

 
When I write a story I want to connect with a reader and have them connect with my characters. It is a wonder to me when it happens and even more wonderful when a friend takes the time to share with me. Thank you K.
 

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