The late Caroline Gordon, an American novelist, and literary critic said of writing books, “A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” The Munich Girl by best selling author Phyllis Edgerly Ring does just this; it wafts us via a … Continue reading Book Review: The Munich Girl
Attention all readers! If you have not yet read The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring, here is your chance to not only win a signed paperback version, or a Kindle copy, if you prefer, but also a silver butterfly bracelet.
Please feel free to share this post. Most importantly, if you do not win, please purchase the paperback or Kindle version on Amazon. I am a reader, as well as a writer, and The Munich Girl is the best novel I’ve read in a while.
The following is an excerpt from the blog of Phyllis Edgerly Ring:
“February is the month when the two friends in this story each have a birthday, each born in a Leap Year like this one.
To celebrate, I’m having a drawing at the beginning and end of the month. On February 6, which was also Eva Braun’s birthday, I’ll draw the name of two winners for a signed copy of the book and a silver butterfly bracelet designed by artist Diane Kirkup.
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with“Butterfly” in the subject line. Those who include any thoughts about the book or a photo of themselves with it will receive 3 entries.”
As my novel, The Munich Girl, reaches more readers, I’m continually moved and surprised by the level of response that the book is bringing.
It’s a privilege to receive readers’ impressions about themes that weave through the story.
Gayle Hoover notes, “It’s the women in this story who have the real strength, even in instances when they easily could have been seen as only victims.”
At the heart of it all, the story’s goal is to encourage discussion at levels that will take another look at many things, including our very own selves.
Those who’ve made the way through the novel know that many objects and events in it invite the way toward looking at things anew. One image in particular that does this is a butterfly.
February is the month…
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In the interest of full disclosure, I have to acknowledge that as genres go, I am not a Contemporary Romance writer or reader. However, disclosure aside, I have to say had I not read Snow Fence Road by Author Phyllis Edgerly Ring, it would have been my loss, on many levels. I believe a lot of … Continue reading Book Review: Snow Fence Road
Words of encouragement shared by Author Phyllis Edgerly Ring. ““Weaving, writing and painting our stories into the things we create is a way of feeding the Holy in Nature, which has kept us fed and alive,” says Toko-pa.” And so much more to help us through our writing journeys.
So many thoughtful souls keep us company when we’re on a path of creating.
“Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem,” said Rollo May.
Kurt Vonnegut said, “The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.”
“People don’t talk about the soul very much anymore,” Anna Quindlen has noted. “It’s so much easier to write a résumé than to craft a spirit.”
“Weaving, writing and painting our stories into the things we create is a way of feeding the Holy in Nature, which has kept us fed and alive,” says Toko-pa. “And as we put all of our lostness and longing into the beauty we make, we do so knowing that we…
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Struggling with your writing process? Feel like you've hit the wall? Read Phyllis Edgerly Ring's blog post below. Phyllis has the gift of explaining those moments that we feel we are sinking in quicksand, but her gift extends to showing us the way out.