Cover Reveal – PEN Nominee LADYBIRD ADRIFT

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PEN Award Nominated

LADYBIRD ADRIFT

by

Alison Downs

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Praise for LADYBIRD ADRIFT

“Love knows no age barriers, and in LADYBIRD ADRIFT, Alison Downs writes a bittersweet novel about love between a younger woman and an older man. As their love grows, so does the realization that a health issue threatens their relationship and happiness. This moving and tender love story highlights the heartbreak of a loved one’s descent into Alzheimer’s, depicted through the eyes of both victim and caregiver. This book will move every reader’s heart as it opens a window into this pitiless illness that has no cure.”  Lurlene McDaniel, best-selling author of “Losing Gabriel: a love story.

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From the Editor

Downs takes the reader on an unapologetic journey through love in the face of Alzheimer’s. When you read this book, you will appreciate how precious each small moment can be. Prepare to be moved…

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Cover Reveal – PEN Nominee LADYBIRD ADRIFT

Askew Challenge Winner AJ Mullican 7/08/2018

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“It’ll be a hard-won battle,” they said. Hardly won, more like it. As I sit and rest my weary legs, warmed by the flames of destruction, I think about the massive loss of life in this “win.”

Valhalla gained her fair share of warriors this day, on both sides of the field. I didn’t see the Valkyries come for them, so blinded was I by blood lust and righteous vengeance, but no war this bloody, no battlefield this littered with bodies should have missed their attention. I hope Grommvir gets to dine with Odin. Odin was always his favorite.

When they spoke of this war, they spoke of glory and honor, of feasts and plenty. There will be no feast tonight. No wine nor mead remains in the burning wreckage of the camp. What little food is left must be rationed for the journey home.

Home. The word brings no fond…

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Askew Challenge Winner AJ Mullican 7/08/2018

Be Askew. Be Inspired.

Welcome Askew Author, Kerry E.B. Black! We are thrilled to work with you and see the SEASON OF SECRETS come to life.

Kerry Black SOS RhetAskew Publishing Kerry E.B. Black lives along a fog-enshrouded river outside the land where George A. Romero’s Dead dawned. She dances with words to create some nightmarish stores that dip into the universality of fear. Some of the works of this First Reader for “Postcard Poems and Prose” have crept into anthologies, and she enjoys working with http://www.GamesOmniverse.com. Kerry is a wife to a good man and a mom of 5 delightful urchins and their menagerie.

Kerry’s debut novel SEASON OF SECRETS is coming soon from RhetAskew Publishing. 

Author teaser SOS KerryBlackAbout SEASON OF SECRETS

Did Equinox Magic lead to murder, and is Casey Adams to blame?

Casey juggles the responsibilities of a stressful life, but after participating in a campus ceremony, these concerns seem minor compared to a growing dread that…

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Exploring Classical Poetry — 08 — RhetAskew Publishing

The Kyrielle Like many of the French refrain forms, the kyrielle originated in the 15th century with the traveling troubadours. It is a rhymed form, written in either 2 line couplets, or 4 line stanzas (also known as quatrains). Each couplet or quatrain contains a repeating line or phrase as a refrain which usually […]

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Author Alison Downs Signs with RhetAskew Publishing. LADYBIRD ADRIFT Coming Soon! — RhetAskew Publishing

Welcome, Author Alison Downs! We are thrilled to work with you and Ladybird Adrift. Alison is an author and editor, with a hand in everything from community newspapers to textbooks. She lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with her partner and his son. In her spare time Alison likes to travel, shop, and occasionally […]

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Author Alison Downs Signs with RhetAskew Publishing. LADYBIRD ADRIFT Coming Soon! — RhetAskew Publishing