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Hushed notes of a breaking day

For those of you who have shared weekend coffee with me for any period of time, I’m sure you’d say, “Well, she likes to start her morning with coffee.” I would respond, “True, my friend.” However, what is my favourite thing to accompany that morning coffee? Reading and/or writing, of course. What’s better than the hushed notes of a breaking day coupled with coffee and imagination?

If we were having coffee, I would share the link to the author interview that I posted on Wednesday: Don Bourque Interview.

If we were having coffee, I would start by sharing my eBook sale with you. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up your copy of The Ember Stone yet the eBook version is on sale on Amazon for a limited time. So, right now on, it is priced at $3.95 and on $3.00. Grab your copy and share your thoughts with me; I would love to hear your opinion. And since we are talking about books, I would share that I wrote chapter 5 of my third book. It isn’t actually book three in the trilogy, though. It is a side story about one of the other characters.

Book two title reveal is scheduled for September 26, 2022.

If we were having coffee, I would share some of the fall activities that I participate in in the evenings this week. I cut some patches for a blanket I’m starting, I worked on a Hobbit-themed puzzle, and there was a bit of work on a diamond puzzle. My boys and I started watching a new television show on Disney called She-Hulk. I really like it so far. As a child, Hulk was my favourite superhero. She-Hulk just became my favourite superhero. I also did some reading. I am reading an older novel that was on my shelf from childhood. It’s called Voice in the Basement.

If we were having coffee, I would acknowledge that I usually don’t talk about things in the news and world events when we have coffee but I am going to be brief with it today. I was one of the people who had Monday off work to view the Queen’s funeral. And I did have the television tuned into that channel.

On that note, if we were having coffee, I would pass you the coffee pot so you could take your turn telling me about your week. Did you tune in to the funeral? Have you started any fall activities? What are you reading and/or watching and writing?

By Shari Marshall – 2022

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup. Coffee share #88 or week 38 of 54.

17 thoughts on “Hushed notes of a breaking day

  1. Hi Shari,
    You book plans are roaring ahead.
    I did not feel I needed to see the Queen’s funeral. I respect her for what I know of her role but am a typical American I guess in that I don’t understand what value the monarchy brings to the UK these days. I’ve watched the Netflix series “The Crown” twice now and leaned a lot (while hoping I was learning facts not fiction) and am sad to see her son assume the crown. He seems too much like his uncle who through the whole monarchy into disarray by abdicating and then there was the way he treated Diana – a sad excuse for a leader it seems.
    I hope to be proven wrong though.

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    1. I didn’t see much of the funeral because of the time change/hours it was televised. I don’t follow these things closely, perhaps I should but . . .
      Anyway, thanks for stopping in, Gary. I hope you have a great week.

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      1. Thanks Shari,
        It must be odd, viewing the British monarchy from the Canadian perspective. I don’t pretend to understand what it means to be part of the Common Wealth except that it must seem to be obsolete sometimes.
        Anyway – I have a favor to ask. I’m getting some feedback on my new story, Farm Fresh Tension. It’s about 8-10 minutes to read but I feel it pulling me closer to trying to writing and publishing a book. You’ve been kind about my work in the past, but I think you could also be a great critical reviewer and certainly a beta reader.
        Can I ask that you give this new story a read and comment as to whether you think there might be a longer story here that would attract an audience? That’s where things break for me. I get good feedback but I don’t get many readers. You seem to have both the story telling talent and the ability to attract readers.
        Here’s the link if you’re willing to take a break with this character and his story.
        Many thanks

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        1. Good point, Trent. I didn’t do a blog post on the title reveal. I might share during Weekend Coffee on Saturday. Sometimes I worry that I am sharing too much about it; is there a healthy balance? I don’t know. I will definitely create a post for the cover reveal coming up in October. Thanks for the support!

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  2. Hello! Happy to meet you. Glad you had a nice week. My son and his girlfriend have been watching “She Hulk” too. They are still deciding if they like it so we will see. As for me, I have been busy reading the latest in a series by Ben Aaronovitch called “Amongst Our Weapons.” The series follows one of my favorite fictional characters ever, Peter Grant, who is a police officer with a special department of the London police that deals with supernatural events. I love anything magical and weird so it’s right up my alley. I highly recommend it if that follows your taste as well. Have a good week and thanks for the coffee!! 🙂

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  3. How exciting with your published books, and the new one to be. Best of luck to you!

    I did watch part of the funeral, but not the whole thing. I was working, but I do not think I would have watched the whole thing even if I wasn’t working.

    I have been reading several reports about school research this week, and I’ve spent many hours writing about it for my own school. Improving the quality of our school system is a subject close to my heart, and I am starting to think about continuing with some research of my own after finished my master degree.
    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Thank you fro the coffee! Have a fabulous new week 🙂

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    1. Yes, well it was on from 3 in the morning until 10 am (mountain time). So, I only watched a bit as well.

      A friend of mine just finished her Master of Education and for her final project, she presented something about improving the school system as well. I agree that it is important.

      Thanks for stopping in Maria. And thank you for your support with my writing adventures. Have a great week.


  4. Congrats on the book! I’d like to be able to tell you about reading/watching something interesting this weekend, but I did… pretty much nothing (unless playing around on the computer counts as, “something.”) Nothing like an exhausting work week plus 2 vaccinations to torpedo my productivity.

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