Thursday, September 17, 2015

Christoph Fischer's New Book


the sequel to


CONDITIONED dives back into the world of gardener Charles, his friends and the state of his mental health – one year on. We meet loner Simon and his battle with the outside world, co-dependent Martha and her abusive husband Clive, neurotic poet Catherine on the verge of getting married, Tony, who finds his strange brother Charles a challenge, psychic Elaine looking for a new direction in life and quirky widow Sarah Roseberg who has a go at sorting out all of their problems.

CONDITIONS (Book 1) aimed to sensitise readers and make them think about tolerance and acceptance. CONDITIONED (Book 2) wants readers to look beyond their attitude towards Conditions and examine what we all do and what we can do to overcome our challenges. The sequel is another snapshot of this circle of friends. Some will have improved their lives, others will not.

Read more on Christoph Fischer’s own Blog:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Marty Essen's Endangered Edens

I am proud to present a 
Cover Reveal
of Marty Essen's new book:

This is the long-awaited follow-up
to Marty Essen’s six-time award-winning book,
Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents
See my Review of it on my 'animal' blog -

Whether traveling with Marty and his wife, Deb, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico, or going solo with Marty in the Everglades, readers will experience natures Endangered Edens in a way few others haveall while laughing and learning along the way.

In addition to Marty’s entertaining stories, Endangered Edens also features more than 180 stunning color picturesmerging the genres of wildlife photography, adventure travelogues, and environmental education into one unforgettable book.

Endangered Edens - both the eBook and print versions - are to be published on January 8, 2016.

However, if you want to get in line for your edition now, it is available for pre-order on Amazon:
Just go to Marty's Amazon Page: Marty Essen - Author Page

To wet your whistle, Marty has sent me a couple of photographs from the book;
and it's no wonder he is excited about it.

"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"Marty Essen."

If that had me me, I would have said,
 "See you later, Alligator."
And then taken off at top speed

Not Marty. That man's no armchair adventurer.

Just look at this photograph... Remember the Book's Title? This says it all.

Thank you, Marty Essen,
for allowing us a glimpse into your
Edens on this Earth - 
albeit Endangered ones.
If only we were wiser and a lot more appreciative 
of this precious world of ours.

Check out Marty's exciting blog:

Friday, September 11, 2015

Lest we Forget

My writer-friend,

Diana Wilder,

wrote a blog piece about 9/11
that brought tears to my eyes.

Please, take a moment to read it; lest we forget.