Black History Month

Recognition for Sally

Sally, inspired by the life of Sally Ann Barnes, 1858-1969, born into slavery in Carter County, KY was listed one of nine moving works of literary fiction. It was chosen along with Mudbound, one of my favorite books of all time. This book was also made into a movie.

https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/9-moving-works-of-literary-fiction-BhHy4jUvyBsyM#9-moving-works-of-literary-fiction

The following week Sally was chosen as a finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

 

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A Peculiar School

I’ve never been much of a collector, but serendipitously I have been coming across animals, the ones I’m writing about. From left to right, Owen Orangutan, Ted E. Polar Bear, Filbert Fox, Hiram Hyena, Densworth Lion, and Ola Owl. This is not a children’s book, although a thirteen year old has read it and understood it. It is very much a hero’s journey type of book.

A Peculiar School, available at AmazonBarnes and NobleApple iTunesKobo or ask for it at your local bookstore.

 

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Jessica Awarded

Friday morning I was informed Jessica Lost Her Wobble was a 2017 finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The adult books were judged by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The books were marked according to editing, theme, style and cover. Actual winners will be announced in April.

Available on Amazon as well as most bookseller sites:  Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Lost-Her-Wobble-Schlenker-ebook/dp/B0198UX0BI/

A Novel Tea Book Club Selection, 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist, 2014 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Contest Finalist, and recipient of a 5 Star Readers’ Favorite Award.

At mid-life, Jessica, after many upsets, moves to an island for contemplation of her life and to make a new start. While there she reflects back on her beginnings in the early 20th century in England, her move to New York City, and marriage at a young age, while making friends with a girl half her age. This friendship opens up a new world for her and helps her explore her own soul. Jessie becomes a part of the island otherwise known as a local as she reinvents her life there and finds love. But all is not as it seems.

“Jessica Lost Her Wobble” is J. Schlenker’s first novel.

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Recencione del Libro – Jessica Lost Her Wobble by J. Schlenker

Libro Illustrato by Kyra

Jessica Lost Her Wobble by J. Schlenker

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Jessica might have lost her wobble but not me. Hell no. This chica is wobbling to hell and back. This is me apologizing for being a slacker and abandoning my book reviews for the last few months. I’ve been a bit preoccupied with something you may have heard of… it’s often referred to as life and sometimes it sucks. Enough wobbling bitch. Write the damn overdue review!

First, the title – Jessica lost her wobble. Wobble? What a great word for a really great book. By far one of the best titles I’ve read.

Second, the first chapter. Immediately I was like – “what is this all about”, a mystery? Nope. It’s a well written drama about relationships, some painful and some loving, historically transcribed by Jessica’s odd mind as she spits out her past and over analyzes her future.

Typically I find…

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