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News and notes from Marilee Brothers... Meet Marilee's new muse
April 18, 2013
|April 18, 2013
Happy spring, everybody! Because spring is the time for new beginnings, I'd like to introduce you to my muse-in-training, Auggie. I'm sure most of you remember Mauli, the Labrador retriever we lost last summer, and the column she "wrote," News from the Muse. She was my constant companion and slept at my feet as I wrote seven books.
Eight months passed before I could think about getting another dog. Then, the stars aligned and a little rescue dog entered my life. What does Auggie think about his new job? Keep reading.
Unbidden Magic series
Midnight Moon, book five and the last in the series, has been getting some nice reviews on Amazon.
"The characters really seem like people we know and love. They are flawed and quirky, but that is part of what makes them seem like real people. This is not a sappy teen romance novel, but an adventure where a girl with real life issues tries to deal with a paranormal roller coaster ride."
"This story almost made me cry, and definitely made me laugh. Brothers never fails to bring the humor of real life into her work."
"Loved the characters and character development and highly recommend them to folks who enjoy YA urban fantasy."
My publisher, Belle Books, uploaded a video to YouTube featuring the entire Unbidden Magic series. Here's a link if you'd like to check it out on my website.
Thank You, Loyal Readers
As a special thank you to those of you who've supported me by reading my books, I've drawn two names from the newsletter subscriber list. Jean B. will receive a signed copy of Midnight Moon and a $10 iTunes gift card goes to Susan P.
Here's What I've Been Reading
Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver
Creole Belle by James Lee Burke
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander
Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halprin
Jonelle Foutz, my talented web mistress and helper in all things technical, is a fellow dog lover. In fact, it was Jonelle who began emailing us pictures of Auggie. Who can resist a cute dog picture? Not me. She recently read Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein and offers the following review.
And speaking of special dogs...
First off, I've got some big feet to follow. Make that HUGE feet! Mine are small but faster than a speeding bullet. Not sure what this muse thing is but if it involves sleeping and eating, I can handle it. There is one thing I'm really good at: listening. Marilee says it's because I have ears that look like satellite dishes. Not sure that's a compliment.
I like it here. Hope I get to stay. The first people who adopted me sent me back to the dog orphanage, so I'm going to work really hard at being a good muse. Whoa, did I just hear a crumb fall on the kitchen floor? Until next time...
Auggie Doggie signing off
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