Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Technology Failure?

 When  my kids were young and technology, to me anyway, was a computer with MS-DOS and dot matrix printers, I was considered the expert in our family. Anyone with a tech question came to me.I enjoyed working with the high-tec stuff and felt I was helpful/useful.

But gradually over the years, it seemed more and more complex. Sometimes I guessed right--through sheer luck--and managed to hang onto my honorary title of Mom the Magnificent. 

But nowadays, I end up on tech support chats, waiting endlessly for someone to help me. 

Today is an example. I've been trying to get into my blog--this one--and just couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. It had only been a few days since my last post, but suddenly I couldn't get in. In desperation, I called my adult daughter away from whatever she was doing to help me. I had little confidence that she could help as I was positive it was my computer going bonkers and it wasn't my fault at all.

Well, after ten minutes, she had it "fixed." What was wrong was somehow I was logging in with the wrong sign-in...I was signing in as if I were a blog reader, not trying to post a blog of my own.

So I guess my honorary title is forfeited unless...wait, wait, I have an idea. No one seems able to figure out how to use apostrophes. I do. There's a title I can still hold!


Wednesday, July 07, 2021

I Write Like...

A fellow writer posted a link to a website that analyzes a few paragraphs of one of your books, and tells you who you write like. I checked it out and got Anne Rice. Cool!


Friday, June 25, 2021

Smashwords Summer-Winter Sale

 My books are on sale for 50% off from Smashwords, from July 1-31. Use the code SSW50 when you check out to get your 50% off.



All of my books are available through Tirgearr Publishing but be sure to click the Smashwords links to get your 50% off:

http://www.tirpub.com/edelisi

Or go directly to my Smashwords page here:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/elizabethdelisi

 

  







 



Sunday, June 13, 2021

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Hilarious, Heroic, Human Dog

I have a piece in the upcoming Chicken Soup book:

https://smile.amazon.com/Chicken-Soup-Soul-Hilarious-Companionship/dp/1611590787/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Chicken+Soup+for+the+Soul%3A+My+Hilarious%2C+Heroic%2C+Human+Dog

The book is due out on September 7, and here's the cover art to give you a little hint:


If you just can't wait, you can pre-order your copy here:

https://smile.amazon.com/Chicken-Soup-Soul-Hilarious-Companionship/dp/1611590787/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Chicken+Soup+for+the+Soul%3A+My+Hilarious%2C+Heroic%2C+Human+Dog

Enjoy!


Thursday, July 16, 2020

Maya's Musings

I will be a guest on "Maya's Musings," author Maya Tyler's blog on July 17. Her summer series features various authors and a character quote from one of their book's characters. It can include a short excerpt or explanation as well. It's a great way to get to know a fictional character a bit better.




I'll be featuring a quote from Senemut, the hero in my time-travel romance set in ancient Egypt, LADY OF THE TWO LANDS. Hope you enjoy it!


Saturday, July 04, 2020

12th Annual July Summer/WInter Sale at Smashwords!






Smashwords is holding their 12th Annual Summer/Winter sale. It started on July 1, and will go on through July 31. Go here to do a search for your favorite author, book, or genre:

https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/promos/1/any/any

If you're interested in choosing one of my books, here's where you can find a listing of them, along with their sale prices:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/elizabethdelisi


With so many restrictions due to Covid 19, it's nice to have hundreds of entertainment choices!

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Any Grownups Out There?

With the November election coming closer, political signs are sprouting everywhere. Recently, while driving through a local neighborhood, I saw the following sign:







I have to say, I burst out in laughter when I saw it. But in some ways, it's a bit sad...because it's true. We need our next President to be an adult, a mature adult who knows what's best for our country and ourselves. Intelligent, diplomatic, selfless, learns from history.

So, are there any real adults out there? You'll have my vote!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Our New Reality

I have read science fiction books about pandemics.  I have pondered the possibilities of a man-made virus developed for use as a weapon. And I have imagined the effects this would have on our world. But despite being a writer, my imagination fell far short of the reality, now that it's here.

Many more people have already died, world-wide, from this Covid 19 than I imagined. I pictured the virus as being something like the yearly flu, that might make you sick, uncomfortably so, but most people would have the stamina to recover from it. It wouldn't require whole schools to close, those who might have the virus to be quarantined, restaurants, sporting events, concerts, businesses all are closed down. Life has radically changed.

But in addition to the evil things this virus has wrought, it has brought out the best in our fellow human beings. The news is filled with stories of doctors, nurses and first responders who sacrifice their time, effort and health to care for our sick, and sometimes their lives. Neighbors help each other with groceries and stay in touch online with the elderly. Entertainers offer up songs on the internet, or read stories online to children who are confined indoors.

I don't know how long this will last, but it's already lasted longer than I imagined. It is changing our world and we may not return to the "good old days," even when the virus has a vaccine and is no longer such a dangerous threat. I like to think by then the world will have changed for the better, with us realizing how little our world really is, and how closely related we are to each other. It's a small, small world!

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Advanced Tarot for Writers Workshop


Join me for a month-long exploration of the Tarot, and how to use it in your writing. Sign up today!



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

LADY OF THE TWO LANDS Trailer

Here's a gorgeous trailer for LADY OF THE TWO LANDS, created by Jane Merkley.



Monday, August 19, 2019

LADY OF THE TWO LANDS audio version chapter one

Check out the audio version (read by me!) of the first chapter of my time-travel romance set in ancient Egypt, LADY OF THE TWO LANDS.

https://fidbak.audio/elizabethdelisi/player/903649001e66dbc5756afee6

Then, if you're intrigued, go here to get your own copy: http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Delisi_Elizabeth/lady-of-the-two-lands.htm



Enjoy!

Friday, April 12, 2019

My Dog Story on Chicken Soup Podcast


If you’re a dog lover, you’ll want to check out the new release, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE DOG. In it are page after page of stories about man’s best friend.



One of my stories, “The Definition of Faithful is Dog,” is in the book. It’s the tale of a dog named Kleo we had in my childhood, and how he came to represent all that’s good, trusting and faithful.

To hear that story, check out the Chicken Soup Podcast here:


I know you’ll enjoy it. But be sure to have a tissue on hand! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  😉