Author Archives: Marie A Bailey

What to Say, What to Do #nature #musing #innerchild #pityparty

I’ve been adrift lately, casting about on some infinite ocean in a small dingy … without oars. A sense that my life is not my own, at least between 8 and 5, Monday through Friday. The child in me rants and rages, risks rocking the boat and drowning. The adult in me stares down at […]
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UPDATE: Crazy Busy or Busy Crazy With a Dash of Nightingale & Sparrow #CNF #published

I’ve been so crazy busy that I “mangled” the link to Nightingale & Sparrow’s website. Without further ado, here is the link to the online version: http://online.fliphtml5.com/tpuo/zxmk/ If you’re interested in the print version, go here: https://www.amazon.com/love-Nightingale-Sparrow-Literary-Magazine/dp/B084P24666/ref=sr_1_5?crid=24I5U2688S5LC&keywords=nightingale+and+sparrow&qid=1581642967&sprefix=Nightingale+an%2Caps%2C221&sr=8-5 ********************************************************* I’ve been busy crazy the last few weeks due in large part to my day job. But […]
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🤘 Eternity Began Tomorrow is free all weekend! 🤘 — WHAT THE HELL

Sometimes the best things in life are free … at least for this weekend! If you haven’t read Kevin Brennan’s latest novel, here’s your chance for a free copy. But only for this weekend so get snappy … and don’t forget to leave a review, the lifeblood of writers. Heads up! All weekend long, Eternity […]
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It Only Takes a Few Words to Love a Book — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

I’m thrilled to have my review of Deep Creek by Pam Houston published in Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog! By Marie A Bailey The first time I saw Pam Houston was in 1991 or 1992. I was a graduate student in English at Florida State University. The university was hosting a creative writing conference and Houston was […]
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Another Day, Another Bounty of Garbage #makeAmericabeautifulagain #pickupyourtrash

Picking up trash started as a hobby, as just another way to enjoy the outdoors while doing something for the environment. It’s quickly turning into an obsession. “I see trash. Trash is everywhere.”

Picking Up After Others #makeAmericabeautifulagain #leaveonlyfootprints

I have a favorite pond near where I work. It’s small, roughly a half mile in diameter and shaped like a stretched-out kidney. It often plays host to dozens of pond sliders (turtles), minnow-like fish, and large birds such as blue herons and egrets. The pond sits across the intersection, diagonal to my office building. […]
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Searching and Listening #MondayBlogs #Nature #Florida

I don’t know what I want. I can’t return to the past, even if Ted’s house was still standing, its original architecture intact. This city–Tallahassee–nor the state itself has opened my heart like a tin can.

An Interview With Kevin Brennan, Author of Eternity Began Tomorrow #EBT #climatechange #amreading

Eternity Began Tomorrow tackles the crisis of climate change, a very timely subject, as well as the current political scene. I asked author Kevin Brennan how this novel came about and how it changed or didn’t change as he revised and prepared it for publication while history rolled on.

Books, Books, Books! #MondayBlogs #amreading

What I’m reading now and what I recommend you read too.

Real Florida for Real Thanks Giving #RealFlorida #Nature #Photography

Fall colors in Florida are nothing like the fall colors I grew up with in New York, but after 30 years living here, I have to say it can get pretty colorful here.