Friday, April 17, 2015

What will you leave behind?

I normally write humor (or at least try to!). And I tend to write creative nonfiction, i.e. memoir-style. But I recently tackled a totally different type of writing: fiction, and somewhat serious at that.

Enter Legacy: An Anthology, the newest release from Velvet Morning Press (my indie pub house). I'm thrilled and honored to be one of 14 authors in this thought-provoking short story collection.

Here's the official blurb, and purchase links are at the end of this post!

What will you leave behind?

Long after we've left this world, our legacy remains. Or doesn't. Or remains only in the minds of those who knew us, those whose lives we've touched. Those we've written to, or about.

If you had a choice, what mark would you leave? How should people remember you? Should they remember you?

Fourteen authors sat down during the month of January 2015, shut out distractions of the outside world and wrote about the subject. The resulting fiction and nonfiction stories fill the pages of Legacy: An Anthology. The book includes stories from Kristopher Jansma, winner of the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, New York Times best-selling author Regina Calcaterra and Canadian best-selling author Marissa Stapley among others.

Within these pages, there is laughter, pride and hope. There is romance and rock and roll. Certain messages are eerie, while others bestow a sense of peace. The collection, through the discerning lens of each writer, runs the gamut of the human experience.

Available now on Amazon: Paperback | Kindle

Author proceeds benefit PAWS for Reading, a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Thanks for your support!

Vicki Lesage, Author

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Giraffe Parenting is the new parenting style on the block

Is anyone else getting sick of all these new parenting fads? I can't even keep them all straight anymore. I just want something simple. Something like... giraffe parenting? Is that a thing? Why yes it is: Giraffe Parenting: The Latest Parenting Trend. (My article on BLUNTmoms)

Article on BLUNTmoms

Vicki Lesage, Author