Eva’s Byte #183: Resilience!

On October 23, 2018, a tornado made its touchdown in my childhood neighborhood, less than a half-mile from my former home on Angell Rd. in Lincoln, Rhode Island. One of the newer plats off of Angell, on Riata Dr., sustained downed power lines, uprooted trees, shorn roofs, and weighty windblown debris strewn helter-skelter. Miraculously, no one was injured by a tornado that gave little warning for preparation when it approached.

So, how does this tie in with my weekly blog which primarily relates to writing?

An Indie author who strives to make a touchdown—scoring readers and reviews for my published novels—over the years I’ve expanded my writing repertoire to increase my likelihood of gaining more contacts. In that vein, I’ve written memoirs, essays pertaining to Rhode Island, and recollections of the Sixties.

Of all the many important universal themes conveyed in literature, my novels included, “resilience” strikes a chord with readers. Due to the unprecedented tornado which occurred after I’d written my latest memoir published on my web page at Authors Den, it’s the perfect fit for this week’s blog.

On that note, an excerpt from “Still Standing”:

Standing strong against time…

The three stone walls my father built at the edge of our front lawn nearly 60 years ago!

In 1962, my father built three stone walls at the edge of our front lawn, not so much for a boundary line, though they certainly contained and defined our property. But, rather to serve as retaining walls to obstruct the devastating effects of run-off and erosion that accompanied heavy downpours. A part-time project my father engaged in after work and during weekends, this summer endeavor stretched into autumn. His venture evolved into an obsession which recruited the labor force of my mother, sister, and me to gather stones.

As of today, those three stone walls still hold their ground, resilient, for having withstood the pummeling of hurricanes, blizzards, and a tornado that touched down on Angell Rd., October 23, 2018.

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Blog – Eva’s Byte #143: R-r-roar!

I’m an Indie author, hear me r-r-roar!

I’m resilient

I’m invincible

I’m an indie author

(Inspired by “I am Woman,” a song written by Helen Reddy and released in 1972)

The onset of the New Year has granted me reason to roar:

An Enlightening Quiche, in the category of Contemporary Women’s Fiction, is one of the judges’ finalists in the 2018 Golden Book Award contest. Anyone who has read my book, or any one of the featured finalists, you’re welcome to add a comment in contribution to the “Readers’ Choice Award” contest.

https://www.goldenboxbooks.com/golden-book-award-contest-2018/finalists-of-the-golden-book-award-contest-2018

A recent review for An Enlightening Quiche was published in January’s issue of Indie Publishing News, Issue 20.

An excerpt:

Most writers put words together in an attempt to create an understandable story. Few writers are considered artists who bombard the pages with vivid colors of vocabulary. Eva Pasco is an artist. Her book, “An Enlightening Quiche,” is a gallery in a novel.

http://online.fliphtml5.com/ohxp/njos/

I’m looking forward to an upcoming interview conducted by speculative fiction author Bryan Aiello via his “Stories on Creativity” podcast on January 19th @ 8 PM EST.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLpJRs-JiC90kxZphuTaFBWNl8MrtlMG2V&v=S1rcWfB7QP8

Hear my r-r-roar for laying the foundation of my WIP in the genre of Contemporary, Aida’s Fishing Ground! Having written the prologue, I’m underway with chapter 1.

May every Indie author have something to roar about to stave the anguish over sluggish, sporadic, or stagnant book sales.

 

Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/evapasco

Eva Pasco’s Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/evapasco