Monday, September 21, 2009

Back to the Present

I have changed my mind about gathering stories from people who have lived through wars and terrorist attacks. I shall go back to my writing roots to discover why I am here and why I continue to write.

Marketing my books is of prime importance. My five books with Cerridwen Press have been out for over a year so they are old in terms of marketability. However, they are in e-books format and will be available for years to come. They are all relevant!

My historical romance, A VERY DIFFICULT MAN is available in trade paper back from Jasmine Jade Enterprises. com. My book has had great reviews.

I have moved and my writing life has been on hold for awhile. Soon my muse will be sitting on my shoulder with an opening line, such as. "Of course, you will accept." That is how my Bargain Priced Bride starts. Soon it will be edited by me and sent out into the world seeking a publisher.

Here's something for you to try. Start with the line, "Of course, you will accept." How would you continue? What do you think is behind that question? I'd love to hear from you. Send me your next line to,

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tales from The Past - Ancient Warriors.

That title isn't "sexy" enough to lure in bloggers. It could mean almost anything. So - if you are an ancient person with your wits still intact, I'd like to hear from you. We all have stories to tell and I'm afraid they will be lost unless we write them down or tell them to someone who will write them down.

I am willing to take on the task of putting them up on my blog.

Ancient warriors. Women of distinction, the women who stayed home when their "warriors" went off to serve in World War II, or other nasty dust-ups around the globe.

Where were you the day President Kennedy was shot?

Do you remember the beginning of World War II?

For Americans. Where were you when Pearl Harbor was attacked? What were you doing?

That's a start.

Send your stories to me at: I will acknowledge every story and let you know when I post it on my blog.

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Tales from The Past

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tales from The Past

As I age and speak to men and women who have lived long and interesting lives, it occurred to me that their stories should be saved. Written down. Who among my blog readers lived before 1920? I'm making that the cut off date for Tales from the Past.

Have you memories to share with others who might not have experienced the life you lived? For instance, did you live during prohibition when booze was in great demand on both sides of the Canadian and United States borders? I'd like to hear from you. I have to start Tales from The Past somewhere so let's begin.

Please send me your stories and we'll jump start this blog with your tales. Short is better than long but if your story is very, very interesting, I'll edit it and post it on the blog. If Tales from The Past, proves captivating and readers want more, we might have a book! Whoever sends in a story will be credited as the author.

I await to hear from you. I love stories. I am sad to think of so much history being lost if the stories are not captured and made available to future generations. History is not about dates and what famous personages did this or that. History is stories about real people living real lives.

My idea about prohibition stories is one idea. What tales do you have to tale about the "roaring twenties" or the market collapse in the late 1920's or surviving the thirties during the depression years?

I'm Anita Birt. I have five romance novels published by Cerridwen Press. I am remembering the past. What do you remember?

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lost and Found

Lost - I have been out of touch for day and days. Went on a seven day cruise with my friend, Solveig Mclaren. Returned home. Sold my home. Downsized and moved into a small apartment. I had too much house. Too much garden. I dreaded the winter with the possibility of a snowfall or ice on the driveway with no one to clean it up.

On the cruise, Solveig and I plotted a murder mystery on a cruise ship. We knew how and why the murderer killed his victim but the big question - How to dispose of the body when cruise ships have surveillence (SP?) cameras everywhere. I asked the captain what is the procedure when a passenger goes missing? He was terrific and gave me details. They run through a whole check list and if the passenger is not found they inform the FBI or the RCMP, depending in which jurisdiction they are located.

Our story features three somewhat elderly sisters ( thing of Miss Marple) Solveig and I are planning a series. Await more details as our plot thickens.

In the meantime, if you really love a good romantic suspense, download TOO YOUNG TO DIE - my book published by Cerridwen Press. Read it on your computer, iphone, Blackberry or other hand held device. Check my web site, for ordering information and an excerpt. Here's the cover.