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Author Archives: Gabriella West
Coming Full Circle
As promised, I’m posting a personal essay written in 2021 during lockdown, shortly after I got the vaccine, which seemed so, so significant at the time. I realize that it is about time, hope, and gratitude. [Image is of a … Continue reading
Posted in Health, LGBT, Personal, San Francisco Tagged cancer, deaths, essay, graduate students, in transit, lockdown, pandemic, San Francisco, San Francisco State, Time, USF, vaccine, writing group Leave a comment
The last month of 2022 is somehow upon us! The weather is so cold and dreary, I can’t get warm. However, I found a winter image I had never seen before, a Marc Chagall painting of a church in the … Continue reading
Posted in creativity and its discontents, News, Personal, Self-publishing Tagged 2023, Bookbub, creativity, promotion, Smashwords, snow, The Knight's Return, winter, year of the rabbit 2 Comments
Just a Quick Note
To say Happy Fall! The birds were out on the backyard tree this morning as if they knew the season has changed, which they do, of course! Warblers, finches, a junco, and a hummingbird. I will be back soon to … Continue reading
Roll up, roll up…
For the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale, which is an annual monthlong event that spans the whole month of July. You can purchase ebooks in mobi or epub, or read on the online reader. The first book in my medieval Knight’s Tale … Continue reading
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I finished a trilogy!
There is an especially good feeling about writing the third book in a trilogy. Confession: I’ve only done it once before, with my Elsie Street series. But a few days ago, I finished up the third book in the Knight’s … Continue reading
Read an Ebook Week Starts Tonight
Starting at a minute past midnight tonight, the annual tradition continues at Smashwords of taking a week to celebrate ebooks with deep discounts… Find my sales here! Best value is my Irish historical, Time of Grace, only .99 for the … Continue reading
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Ukraine in Crisis—Time’s Running Out
I have been riveted and appalled by the invasion of Ukraine by its neighbor Russia. What’s more, I actually know someone reporting on the ground over there, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor… The bravery of the people and … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged crisis, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe, Iron Curtain, Kyiv, nightingale, Putin, refugees, solidarity, Ukraine Leave a comment
A New Indie Juggernaut?
Just got the news today that Smashwords is being acquired by Draft 2 Digital. This is really earth-shaking news for anyone who has been a part of the “wide” independent author scene. For those people who don’t publish direct to … Continue reading
Posted in News, Self-publishing Tagged D2D, Distribution, indie publishing, Mark Coker, merger, once you are mine, Smashwords, Year of the Tiger Leave a comment
Review: Putting the Rabbit in the Hat by Brian Cox
What a life Brian Cox has had. The weird zaniness of some of his memoir, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat (Grand Central Publishing, 2022, $14.99 on Kindle), is amplified by the fact that the “Editorial Reviews” section on the … Continue reading
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Happy New Year!
It’s past time to say it! Dry and chilly here now, but it’s been a very wet winter in San Francisco. We are all playing the Omicron lottery at the moment. I managed somehow to get a home test, so … Continue reading
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