Sunday, March 29, 2020

Finding Moments of Joy

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Fellow word enthusiasts, times are tough. We are all learning a new way to coexist on this planet. I'm isolating, writing and waiting for the dust to clear. But I realize it's up to all of us to create our own moments of joy now. In between the frustration, sadness, and anger is a deep need to break out of the funk. Because all of us need to find those moments of joy right now. It's hard, yes. But perhaps more important than ever before to look beyond the headlines and the fear.

Click here for a brief reminder that Moments of Joy still exist. If you know where to look.

#StaySafe #StayHome #ReadBooks

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Ebooks. Hoard away...

Wondering how to survive being at home for extended periods of time? Read. Read. Read. Particularly ebooks. Why? Because there is an infinite supply. Let me explain.

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We've all now seen what panic can do. It drives people to hoarding. Fear and anxiety over being cooped up for up to a month or more has Americans hoarding a year's supply of toilet paper. I hesitate to ask why. We all have been wondering. I heard through the rumor mill that someone posted online that you coud transform toilet paper into a face mask. Well, okay then. Not true. NOT true.

In some cases, individuals have been hoarding beer, wine, vodka, whisky not to drink but in some misguided notion that any kind of alcohol will protect them. Can't find sanitizer? While it's true isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera is a home remedy concoction, I've yet to see the recipe that features aloe and tequila.

The woman spotted filling her cart with disposable diapers? I get it. Though picking up a supply of cloth diapers might be more prudent if you have a washer and dryer at home. Leave the disposables for those who can't get to a laundromat.

Back to books. Being cooped up is difficult. So pass the time with something that won't cause harm to anyone. Read a book. Don't have any? Open up that device, and load a good ereader if you don't have one. They are free. Sign up for services like Kindle Unlimited or Scribed. You can read or even listen to audiobooks to your hearts content. Good for kids. Good for adults. Most have free trials by the way that last long enoug to get through your confinement.

And just because you feel the need to download a hundred books rather than one? No worries, the supply is never ending. Taking every Patterson title you can get your hands on won't affect anyone else's ability to read the same. You can download every book on your kid's wish list.

The same holds true for other electronic media. Video games. Music. Virtual museums. Movies. TV. There are some truly astounding benefits to the electronic age. And Entertainment is one of them.

So bottom line, when it comes to ebooks? Feel free to hoard. We'll all be better off for it.



Sunday, March 1, 2020

A new home for my books!

If you're reading this, I do hope you're enjoying my posts. I think it's a great way to connect! But now with 3 titles published and a new series on the way, I felt it was time to give my books a home.

Ta da! www.authormjmiller.com has arrived.

You can stop in, see what's new, sign up for my newsletter and explore my books.

It's also where I'll be introducing you to my newest series, The Luckland Ladies Mysteries. I'll be sharing tidbits, including recipes from the Blue Sky Cafe, and hints as to where the figurative bodies might be buried.

So come stop by for a visit. The door's always open.

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