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HOT OFF THE PRESS: “The Wolf’s Moon” by Patrick Jones is LIVE ON AUDIBLE!!

Wow…I just found the link to “The Wolf’s Moon” on Audible.

HOWL KEWL IS THAT???

Check it out if you like!

<Jumping up and down>

Just click on this link:  http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Wolfs-Moon-Audiobook/B013TNC3H2

 

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones live on Audible

Five Star Treatment – The Wolf’s Moon by Patrick Jones

Wow…what an honor that The Wolf’s Moon is featured on Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life by Sally Cronin at smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com

The Place I Call Home: The Missouri Ozark Mountains

The Ozark Mountains Missouri

I now live in the Ozarks.  It’s a great house in a great area of Missouri.

In past blogs I wrote on the people here that I am proud and honored to be allowed to call my friends and neighbors.

This blog, though, is about my cabin even further into the mountains.

The Cabin in the Woods Salem Missouri

It is a log cabin set on a hill looking down into a glade which is part of Pine Hollow.  On most any morning, as the sun rises, one can watch wildlife wake from their slumber.

Ground squirrels scamper about under foliage and leaf cover looking for a morning meal.  Birds start singing, then flying the skies by picking up the winds to glide among the wistful clouds.

Embers in the wood burning stove caused fresh logs to blaze and cooked coffee in an old, blue metal pot.  The aroma forces a person to pour some of the black liquid into a matching blue metal cup.

Sitting on the steps, blowing on the coffee as if that would cool the hot beverage, your attention is again drawn down the hill.

Deer in the Woods

One by one, the deer enter the valley to graze.  They see me sitting and drinking my coffee but know from my disposition they can continue their eating in safety.

By the time the cup is empty, the bacon in the cast iron skillet is crisp and the grease is ready for the eggs.

Inside the Cabin in Salem Missouri

The log structure is small and even smaller inside.  There is enough room for one, cozy for two.  Light comes from two windows during the day and kerosene lamps in the evening.  Water is in five gallon containers stacked in the corner.

After breakfast, there is wood to be cut from down wood.  Some to be stacked inside the cabin, some outside under a cover, the rest just stacked by the fire pit.

When my son and daughter were small, they carried all the rock to line the bottom and sides of that fire pit.  That was thirty years ago and the rocks are still in place.

By the time I finish all the chores, the sun is below the treetops and it’s time for supper, consisting of a steak and veggies.

While eating supper, I listen to “The Radio Reader” on the local PBS station.  Every evening during the week a chapter of a book is read over the radio.

The coffee is hot again and there is the sound of a truck pulling up the hill to the door of the cabin.  It’s a friend and neighbor.  His name is Dan and the coal black hair is grey now.  He still walks with a small limp.  He lost his leg to a landmine but unless you knew that fact, you’d think he just had a rough day.  Dan has never been bitter about the loss of his leg.  He always has a smile and a good word.

Over a couple cups of coffee and a few cigarettes we talk about his family and then mine.

Original The Wolf's Moon Book Cover

The night gets late and under a clear sky the full moon lights the road for Dan to drive home.

After I’m sure Dan is safely down the hill and onto the gravel road headed home, I sit with the last cup of coffee in the pot and make notes on paper and on the neat little voice recorder my wife, Sandy, gave me.

I know that it’s time for bed when the coyotes start yapping, calling to their young.

With the stove full of wood and coffee set up for the next day, I pull my wool military blankets over me.  I know peace.

Tomorrow, I’ll write.

Copyright © 2013 Patrick Jones All Rights Reserved

Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Dear Kitty. Some blog: Thanks!!

 

Very Inspiring Blogger Award The Linden Chronicles: The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones

This blog was nominated on May 5, 2013 by Dear Kitty, Blogger Extraordinaire, for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

First of all, I would like to thank Dear Kitty, “on animals, peace and war, science, social justice, women’s issues, arts, and much more,” of the blog DearKitty.Someblog for this gracious nomination. Please, check out her awesome blog.

The Very inspiring Blogger Award rules are as follows:

  • Display the award on your blog
  • Link back to the person who nominated you
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations

Seven things about myself:

1.  Top Posts and Pages This Week

Top Posts this past week/Top Searches for The Linden Chronicles: The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones
Top Posts this past week/Top Searches

2.  Statistics for Followers, etc.

The Twitter statistics include 3 Twitter Handles… http://www.twitter.com/patrickjones56 and

http://www.twitter.com/lindenchronicle and

http://www.twitter.com/sandrajones44

Facebook author page is http://www.facebook.com/thewolfsmoon1 if you would care to “like”.  I always “like” back!

Total Followers and Shares for The Linden Chronicles: The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones
Total Followers and Shares

3.  The Wolf’s Moon is my debut novel exclusive with

Amazon.com. The link to the book is:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077F0DFI

You can also click here:

The Linden Chronicles: The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones Amazon link4.  The impedance for the title of the book, The Wolf’s Moon, came about by the phase of the moon in January, Wolf Moon. You can read the blog about the title here:  http://wp.me/p2Oumz-3r and  great information here that was reblogged from Rob Mahan/Once in a Blue Moon:  http://wp.me/p2Oumz-Y

5.  The people in the area that I live were also the impedance for the content of the book.  The book takes place in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.  You can read about this here:  http://wp.me/p2Oumz-2w

6.  I have 1 short story ready for edit, another short story WIP and the sequel to The Wolf’s Moon is my WIP to be released the first half of 2015.  At this point, I am not ready to reveal the covers or details for any of the three WIP’s…but…soon, very very soon.  I will be looking for bloggers to help promote at each release date.  If you are interested just drop me a message.  All help would be greatly appreciated!!

7.  I have been married for 43 years.  I have 2 wonderful children, all grown up…a boy and a girl.  My son has 3 boys and my daughter has a boy and a girl.  They all vary in ages from 16 all the way down to 4.  Grandkids are the best gift God could ever bestow to anyone.  For us, it keeps us young as we remember the “curse” we put on them when they were younger.  We didn’t mean it really…but they remind us that we said, “I wish your kids will be just as bad as you are!!”

My Fifteen Nominees are:

1.  Dear Kitty. Some blog

2.  First Night Design

3.  Thor News

4.  Life in Russia

5.  Yvonne Hertzberger

6.  Lockie’s Lectern

7.  Jennie Orbell

8. Yadadarcyyada

9.  Jo Robinson

10.  Ch’kara Silverwolf

11.  Dale Furse

12.  White Wolf Moon

13.  Behind the White Coat

14.  Sherry Fundin

15.  Savvy Book Writers

Booksigning at The Harney Mansion: A Haunting Good Time!

On September 27, 2014 I participated in a book signing for “The Wolf’s Moon” at The Harney Mansion in Sullivan, MO. 

This was the historical home of General Harney during the Civil War. 

This area is rich in history from the times of The Civil War.

The Harney Mansion Booksigning The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones Booksigning The Wolf's Moon

1861 Proclamation by Brigadier General William S. Harney

Patrick Jones author of The Wolf's Moon

Civil War My Blood Boils Euphrasia Pettus

Patrick Jones author of The Wolf's Moon

The Harney Mansion Vintage Nightgown

Patrick Jones author of The Wolf's Moon Booksigning

 

The Harney Mansion Vintage Organ

Patrick Jones author of The Wolf's Moon Booksigning

The Harney Mansion Vintage Bed

Patrick Jones author of The Wolf's Moon Booksigning at The Harney Mansion

Old China Cabinet at The Harney Mansion Booksigning for The Wolf's Moon

Patrick Jones author of The Wolf's Moon Booksigning at The Harney Mansion

Vintage items from The Harney Mansion Booksigning for The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones

Harney Mansion Booksigning 2000x3000

Thank you for your interest in The Wolf’s Moon by Patrick Jones.

 

 

 

 

Just Another Halloween TRICK OR TREATING with the Children…OR IS IT?

Just Another Halloween Trick or Treating with the Children…WAIT…Do You Hear That Noise?

Halloween children

DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU!

Wolf Wallpaper

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones

BE AFRAID…

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