NEW SHORT STORY PUBLICATION: “The Girl Who Loves the Boy Who Loves the Girl Who Plays the Cello,” describing the circuitous path romance can take, has been published by The Sunlight Press. Feel free to enjoy and leave comments. https://www.thesunlightpress.com/2021/05/20/the-girl-who-loves-the-boy-who-loves-the-girl-who-plays-the-cello/
ROMANCE AUTHOR ROSANNA LEO NEWS CARRIES NOTICE: Never Retreat is featured in Totally Entwined author Rosanna Leo’s newsletter this month. Thanks to my fellow writer for the push! See https://mailchi.mp/260f0682800c/the-cat-behind-mortimer-in-a-reluctant-attraction
READERS’ CORNER, September 2021: Exotic destinations and people. Embassy Wife (Katie Crouch) “In Namibia, you cry when you come, and you cry when you leave.” This witty contemporary novel follows two accomplished women who accompany their husbands to southern Africa and face an old, potentially explosive secret. A Salty Piece of Land (singer/songwriter/storyteller Jimmy Buffett) spotlights cowboy Tully Mars, on the run, lands at a Caribbean island compete with eccentric characters and exotic locales. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (Balli Kaur Jaswal). East meets West in this genre-smashing romance-thriller-cultural expose, with dollops of soft erotica. First-generation Nikki tries to teach widowed immigrants more interested in erotica than grammar. See https://www.myprimetimenews.com/category/books/ #womenreaders #womenfiction #bookreview #seniors #Coauthor
READERS’ CORNER, August 2021: Second-hand adventure: Set in the 1970s, Cree novelist Michelle Good’s engrossing Five Little Indians follows five indigenous youths taken from their parents as small children and placed in a church-run residential school in British Columbia. West with the Night (Beryl Markham), a modern classic and true adventure from a woman lived in the margin between white ranchers and African natives, as wild as the animals she hunted. A fantasy can hold life’s truths as it builds imaginary characters, as in The Golem and the Jinni (Helene Wecker) in turn-of-the-century New York. See https://www.myprimetimenews.com/category/books/ #womenreaders #womenfiction #bookreview #seniors #Coauthor
A SHOUTOUT TO ADVENTURE FICTION — Never Retreat. Author Kim McMahill hosts me on her blog in this summary about my recent book and work.
INDIE BOOK BUTLER: New interview on Indie Book Butler covers lots of areas you may not know about me, my life, and writing. See http://indiebookbutler.com/bonnie-mccune-interview/
SPECUTIVE FICTION WRITERS BLOG: A Word with Spec Fic Writer Bonnie McCune https://specficwriters.com/a-word-with-spec-fic-writer-bonnie-mccune/ via @specficwriters See behind the scenes the process and what a writer gets from being a writer.
APPEARANCE ON ROMANCE LIVES FOREVER: I appear with hostess Kayelle Allen, discussing Never Retreat, my latest book, and writing. See https://www.rlfblog.com/
NEW SHORT STORY PUBLISHED: My short story “Carmen” has been published online by Page & Spine. Two aging women are surprised about a third’s political activism, showing surprises occur at every age. Feel free to comment, like, forward. https://pagespineficshowcase.com/stories.html
SPECULATIVE FICTION COLLECTION: First encounters with the unknown call forth exciting tales full of magic, horror, humor, and suspense. What happens when aliens, fantastical creatures or strange celestial objects interrupt ordinary life? From the Speculative Fiction Writers group of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers comes First Encounters–a Speculative Fiction Anthology (OTI Press November 2020), a collection of ten original stories full of mysterious happenings. This collection offers ten original and addictive stories, one of them mine. See Amazon (https://amzn.to/3fx6nag), Barnes & Noble (http://bit.ly/3rkO3Xo), and Kobo (http://bit.ly/3p5wJUC). . Ebooks are $3.99, paperbacks are $8.99 plus tax and postage. For info on the SpecFic group, see https://specficwriters.com/.