Thanks for stopping by. I have great news. My newest book of short stories is published and should be online at Amazon and Create Space by tomorrow, if not tonight. No joke. Or, maybe you are already reading it. Wow, you are fast. Look for LIFE IN IT’S OWN FRAME OF REFERENCE by me, Brenda Drexler, and enjoy the heck out of it.

Who are you?

I found a quote, from Annie Dillard, I liked while reading Writer’s Digest, so, I will share…

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives

I like the simplicity of something profound. It, of course, again, got me to thinking about the meaning of the quote and things I used to say to clients…and will to anyone who pays me to talk… So, I posted the following (by Me) to facebook.com, and thought…what the heck, why not share it with you, and see what you think. Perhaps you know another quote that we can only hope makes people stop and think about themselves, where they are going, or not going, etc.

What or Who Are You Today?

Are you loving or hating?

Waiting or doing?

Giving or taking?

Smiling or sneering?

Achieving or day-dreaming?

Taking responsibility for everything you do or don’t do?

Or blaming the universe, the world or others for your lack of success?

…In other words,

Are you a grown-up or just pretending?

Have a great day, Brenda D

 

 

 

 

 

Indie Author Fair

Hello all. I will be in Indianapolis this Saturday at the Indie Central Library for the Indie Author Fair. I will be available to answer questions about anything in the universe…my specialty, and to sell and sign books. I’ll try to post a pic or two. It’s going to be BIG. If you are in the area, for goodness sake, drop in and say Hi.

Book Review, Movie Review

Everyone must read….drum roll….The Book Thief. A touching, gently-told story of life during war by one of the most interesting narrators I’ve ever come across. Don’t hang on the words touching and gently. The story comes out of a time of war, a world war, and is gritty and scary, with well-rounded characters. It has been adapted as a movie, but I have yet to see that. Happy Reading.

But, I’ve got a movie for you, also…A Walk in the Woods with two old coots, Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, walking the Appalachian Trial. Good one-on-one dialogue and beautiful scenery that brought back fond memories for me in the Great Smokies and my 40 ft walk on the Appalachian Trail.Truly laugh-out-loud for the audience. I got a tremendous dose of laughter/happy running through my mind and body to last quite a while. Again, this is based on a fantastic book. So many books, so little time.

Book Blitz

Wow. Next year you have watch for the Kentuckiana Author Book Blitz. I’ll remind you also. Authors from all around, so many of the, and so many books. authors are just fun people to talk to, mostly…there was that one lady….And, it was held at the beautiful Palace Theater in downtown Louisville, KY.
Also, Last week was Imaginarium, in Louisville, also. Authors, books for sale and signing, Panels, etc. Can’t miss these fun events. see you there

Name that character contest

Hi all. Want to name a main character in my next novel? A male or female.

All you need to do to compete is read my new novel, Gracie and Marge: Kicking the Bucket Together, then post a review stating how much you love it. That will put your name in the proverbial hat one time. If you also post a rave review on this site, your name will go in the hat again. GOOD LUCK.

Note: Contest ends October 24th, 2015

On Writing

If you love to write…then write. Don’t worry about who will like it, or if its not good enough to publish. Write what you love, then you can think about what you want to do with it later.

The best thing I ever did for my writing was to join a writing /peer review group. They are everywhere. Even online. Just do it.

Paperback ready

OK. I know I’m not supposed to keep tooting my own horn. But…just wanted to let folks know that my new novel, Gracie and Marge: Kicking the Bucket Together, is ready to order from Amazon for both Kindle e-book and paperback. Whoopie