Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

ANITA BIRT - STORY TELLER

 A couple of days ago I took a taxi down town, it dropped me off at the curb of the building where I had a meeting regarding money matters. I stepped out of the taxi on to the road. I am 93 years old and have to step up to the sidewalk. A simple task,  not to me. I thought I'd have to ask the taxi driver to assist me to step up

 Two young men were walking along. One came right over to me, he slid his arm under mine and lifted me up on to the sidewalk and without a word joind his friend. I thanked him! I weigh 133 lbs.yet it seemed like nothing to to him.. I was impressed by his kindness. He and his friend wore long sleeved, plae blue shirts and jeans.

Were they off duty police officers? Fire fighters? Soldiers? Did the young man have a grandmother? Or was he used to rescuing people?

I wrote my story to my family living in various parts of Canada and England. My niece, Allison, said I had made her day. The young man made  my day for sure. I felt wonderful for the rest of the day,

I have been backsliding to-day and really must get back to writing another Lady Mary story.

Do purchase my romance novels. A VERY DIFFICULT MAN. ISABELLE'S DIARY. ISABELLE'S STORY. RING AROUND THE MOON AND TOO YOUNG TO DIE. They are a bargain as e-books.

Anita
www.anitabirt.com

Sunday, May 8, 2016

ANITA BIRT - STORY TELLER

What to do now I have finished writing my mystery, "Lady Mary - Death on the Canal Boat."
Enough with murder, enough with sorting out people's lives.

So, Lady Mary is expecting her uncle by marriage, Sebastion Jordan, come for a visit. His daughter, is worried about him. He has taken up with a blonde (!) lady recently moved into their neighbourhood. Uncle Sebastion is wealthy and his daughter fears he may be tempted to change his will and cut out his family.
A good start to a story. No murders in this yarn.but lots of problems. Sorting out people's lives is the lot of a writer.
My publisher has written to me. She will no longer be publishing, "Ring Around The Moon" and "Too Young To Die." I urge you to order your copies from you local book store or from Amazong.com. Both books are so different. "Ring Around The Moon," is a time travel set in magical Cornwall England where anything can happen and does! He comes from two hundred years in the past. She is an American on holiday.

Too Young to Die is a contempary murder/mystery set in and around the moutnains and roads of Washington. Fleeing from thugs bent on killing her and the three month old infant she cares for. She bravely  heads out at mignight in to the forest surrounding the the manson owned by the infant's parents. Alone where bears and cougars are a constant threat. She strugglles on until daylight stops to catch her breath. But two large dogs run at her. She shelters the babe in her arms.

RING AROUND THE MOON and TOO YOUNG TO DIE - order them now from Amazon.com or from your favourite book store.

Anita Birt
www.anitabirt.com

Friday, April 29, 2016

ANITA BIRT - ON AGING

I think I've touched on this topic before but I can't remember! What is that a sign of? Aging? Forgetting? What the hell so I forgot what I've written. In the Don Marquis stories of Archie and Mehitabel, one of her favourite saying was "What the hell, Archie, what the hell." when she'd been out on the tiles all night or down the alley with disreputable cats with torn ears and a bad attitude.

What does it feel like being ninety-three?  It feels like any age. As long as I stay healthy and my brain is still functioning I could be forty-three or sixty-three.

Age is not a number. Age is who I am. What I"m doing. How do I keep going? It's a matter of getting up in the morning, showering and getting dressed. I could be any age as long as I don't have terrible pains or a serious illness or have  lost a loved one.

In January 2001 my daughter died, unexpectedly. A parent never gets over the loss of a child even a child who is middle-aged. My daughter lived next to my heart for nine and half months before she was born. A precious child.

To-day the sun is shining where I live and the sun is sparkling on the sea. The air is fresh. Altogether a fine place fo live and I am blessed to be here. I can see a field of camus lillies from my window.

Buy my romance novels. A VERY DIFFICULT MAN. ISABELLE'S DIARY. ISABELLE'S STORY. RING AROUND THE MOON.  TOO YOUNG TO DIE. The last two books will soon be out of print  Buy your copies now! www.anitabirt.com

Anita



Sunday, April 17, 2016

ANITA BIRT - STORY TELLER

To Blog or not to Blog, that is the question, whether it is nobler in the mind - I leave the rest to Shakespear. I have an excuse for not blogging! I am editing  my book, "Lady Mary - Death in the Canal Boat," and that is time consuming. A friend went through the book with "a fine tooth comb," and did the editing. 

Writing is fun, interesting and challenging but editing is sort of exciting but basically it is "dog" work that has to be done or my book will not sell. Will it sell? I haven't a clue. It would be lovely if it did but I don't count on it for income. Nice to see those royalty cheques in my mail box. I still get them from the publisher of my romance novels.

Back to now. The camus lillies are in full bloom and they are a treat for my eyes. I stop and look at them as I pass by. Deep Blue and a haze of bloom drifts over the flowers. They are spreading into other fields as I pass by. Another treat where I walk. Beautiful golden irises are almost ready to bloom on the sea-side  of the path. It is a protected area and is home to hundreds of species of which I know nothing.

Back to the past. I went to Huron Street Public School in Toronto. My best girlfriends were Eila and Helvi Karsikas. Does anyone know the name? They will be very OLD like me and may have passed on to wherever we go when we "pass." Their father made musical instruments. Their mother seemed to have a kettle of coffee on the go all the time. We never had coffee in my house! Tea was the favoured drink. I MUST AWAY AND GET BACK EDITING.  "Write if you get wrork..." From Bob and Ray.
Anita birt.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ANITA BIRT - STORY TELLER

I've witten about my published romance novels and forgot to mention my e-book, "The Ghost Writer Mystery." A great story and cheap as an e-book. Download it to your e-reader and enjoy.

Someday I hope to find a publisher for my latest offer "Lady Mary - Death on the Canal Boat." There's a nice twist on the very first page when Mary finds a dirty stray dog has found its way into her garden. Mary does not like dogs, "dirty creatures with fleas."

The poor creature is thin and hungry. Before she gets rid of it she must give it something to eat. It is starving and gobbles up the food she makes for it. Then she ties an old piece of rope for a leash around its around its neck and takes it out of her garden to search along the tow path beside the canaol to find the dog's owner.And there I must leave you. She finds more than she bargained for! I'll let you know when I find a publisher.

Anita
www.anitabirt.com

Monday, March 28, 2016

ANITA BIRT - STORY TELLER

Yesterday I promised to write about two of my books, RING AROUND THE MOON and TOO YOUNG TO DIE.

RING AROUND THE MOON - a Time Travel Romance. My American heroine has rented a cottage in Cornwall, England to rest and recover from her estranged husband. She is four months pregnant.When she and her husband could not get pregnant they agreed to use the sperm from an agency. But when she got pregnant her husband told her have an abortion. She refused and he began divorce proceedings.  She was stressed and decided to rent a cottage in Cornwall she'd found in a travel magazine. All went well until a strange man arrived at midnight on the day she arrived at the cottage. He had come from two hunded years in the past to the present time! You must buy my book!Cornwall is a magical place. Read on.

TOO YOUNG TO DIE - a contemporary murder/mystery. Imagine being the nanny caring for a three month old baby whose parents had gone into Seatle on business, They didn't return home as planned instead the house was invaded by a thug and his minions. They wanted access to the computers in the house and threatened to torture the nanny to force her to gain access to the computers. She managed to escape at midinight into the dense forest surrounding the house where cougars and bears  roamed.

Buy my book, TOO YOUNG TO DIE. It's a scary page turner. Hunted by the thugs, alone in the forest terrified of the evil men and hungry animals she keeps going until -

Anita Birt
www.anitabirt.com