Weekend Coffee Share. Lit!

Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Natalie the Explorer. Today is half-caff coffee day for me. Enjoy whatever you like, and pull up a chair for this virtual cafe-chat!

Coldplay sets the musical ambiance, and my once-again-fluffy dog wanders about, summer haircut growing out. It has been a nice, cool few days here in Northeast Florida, but today feels warmer. Still, it is lovely out. Autumn is here. I enjoyed a Thai dinner with my friend last night. The sun set through the window as we ate, conversed, and laughed. It is setting earlier these days. Sometimes that’s the main indication of a season change in my corner of the world. I’m sort of used to it. 🙂 My ‘friend’ is a young man I dated 2o years ago, and we re-connected a few months ago. I think we are good for each other at this point in our lives.

This last week was full of activity, and I’m keeping quite busy lately. I’m running the yearbook club this year, and meetings with students will start Monday. In National news, last week was #ReadaPoemtoaChild week. I have a Poe t-shirt, so I read a poem by Poe to my class, a lesser known poem called The Magician. My students loved it.

My life is Lit! 🙂

I asked a student to take pictures. The kids loved it! My teacher friend next door read a poem by Maya Angelou and dressed in a lovely African-style print, touching on the history of our nation at the time the poem was printed. She incorporated some Civil Rights background. It’s really awesome when we can all communicate and pull something together like this on our own. Sadly, so many days we’re too concerned about ourselves and what’s going on behind the doors of our own classrooms.

Still, now and then the magic comes together. So, we keep taking chances that it will work. We must try, right?

As far as writing, I am so busy with life, and I don’t like sitting at the computer for too long. There are ongoing ideas that will be finished further down the road. However, I am getting ideas for Janie and second chances, so that is the basis for my new writing idea, which is a short story, length to be determined. Janie is in my published short story of this summer called Crossroads Diner #205. Find out more about this Kindle story here, which also has a theme of second chances: https://www.amazon.com/Crossroads-between-Pamela-Schloesser-Canepa-ebook/dp/B098269VSN

Thanks for stopping by for a brief chat. I am off to get a hair trim soon. Monday is picture day at school! Have a great week, everyone.

Detours in Time Birthday Sale!

When you’re so proud of your baby, you want to show it off, and sure, the cover’s pretty cool, but I’m responsible for what’s inside of it.  What better way to get eyes on my story than by having a celebration sale?

It’s been two years since this baby was loosed upon the world! I am a proud mama who wants more people to be exposed to it, so I’m celebrating with a Kindle Countdown deal. Detours in Time, my first full-length sci-fi novel, is only .99 for Kindle format in the US and UK until 6/23! It is also available in Kindle unlimited, if you have a subscription.  Please also share the deal with a friend today!

Detours in Time could be considered a fun read full of adventure, but it also involves some serious matters, such as what our world will be like in the future, what operating a cell phone is like to someone who was stuck in the late nineties, and where our loved ones might end up.  There is also sequel, and I’ll be offering that on a Countdown deal toward the end of this month.  Both have earned the Reader’s Favorite 5 star seal of approval.  Detours in Time has earned some appreciation and acclaim.  Thank you to those who have posted reviews!

“With some clever plot twists and attention to “future” details, Ms. Canepa has created a science fiction tale that is equal parts fun, fascinating, and thought-provoking!…An unlikely pair, their (Tabitha’s and Milt’s) personal takes on what they witness and their witty repartee makes Pamela Schloesser Canepa’s DETOURS IN TIME a great way to spend a few hours in both another world and another time!” Tome Tender Book blog

From recent reviews:  “Loved this book. A page turner for sure, with some unexpected twists and turns. You feel for the two main characters.” -Maria

“An enjoyable read and look forward to the next book in the series.” -Karen

I almost forgot the link!  Here you go: Download your copy today at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF or https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0711ZW6XF (in the U.K.).

Upcoming sci-fi release available on pre-order!

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Detours in Time, my upcoming sci-fi novel of time travel and the ethical dilemmas it entails, will be published on June 16th!  It is now available for pre-order at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF   Please go and check out the book description.  Perhaps it will intrigue you and urge you to pre-order or follow my Amazon author site for reminders of the publication date and notice of other future publications.

Disclaimer:  This is the first time I have registered a book for pre-order.  If you are experienced with this and have any suggestions, I welcome your comments and advice!  The indie author community is very supportive, and I for one am very thankful.

The Awkward First Date, and My First Published e-book, Free on 9/02!

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The awkward first date, a tale as old as time itself (well, probably).  What does this have to do with my first published e-book being free today (9/02)?  Well, writing takes me down the paths of memory and imagination.  My worst was at age 19, with a blind date, a guy who knew my best friend’s boyfriend.  Well, he was from somewhere in the Northeast, and the first thing I noticed was that every few words he spoke were “F… that,”  “that f…ing” etc, etc, etc.  I don’t recall much else of what he said.  We got in his car to meet my friends at a movie.  Get- to- know- you time, right?  Beer cans on the floor, one not even empty; he picked it up to drink from it, as he accelerated up to 90 in just a minute or two on a one-lane, 45 mile-per- hour road.  You see, his hobby was racing cars.  I made comments about the beer and his speeding in a passive aggressive manner, my M.O. at age 19.  Soon, flashing lights followed us, and he was stopped.  Honestly, none of this tale is embellished.

Just how much will you forgive on an awkward first date?  I wasn’t forgiving the beer or the endangerment of my life, for sure.  I felt grateful the cops took him away, and was glad that my friends drove up just beforehand.  And that’s what this has to do with my first published novella, Made for Me, a story that begins with a futuristic awkward first date and describes a technologically changing world and a dating world of old and new traditions.  Whatever could be wrong with a man of the future?  Well, here’s a hint, he doesn’t get taken away by the cops on the first date, a date that, decidedly, was our last.  Here’s another:  he seems like the perfect man, save for one hefty secret, one my main character, Abrielle, can’t even tell her mom.

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“Made for Me,” scifi romance

So, I certainly had some fuel for fodder as I dreamed up the tale of Made for Me.  Abrielle and Sampson have some unique challenges, as online dating evolves, improves, or glitches in the future.  You can download Made for Me on Amazon Kindle for free on 9/02 only!  It starts at midnight Pacific time, so, roughly, 2.5 hours from the time of this post.  Get it at   http://amzn.to/1sgxtJt  Reviews are greatly appreciated!

To quote one five-star review:  “The futuristic aspects of the book make it a fun read while the emotions in the book grab you.”  Won’t you give this book, touted by one reader as “Delicious brain candy,” a spin around the block?  Just don’t speed….

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