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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April: A - Z Writing Challenge, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Neil Patrick Harris, and A Gift of Love

"No, Thursday's out. How about never--is never good for you?"--Mankoff

It's April. Yippee.

Spring is sprung. A Gift of Love is published. Whaddyaknow. I forgot about the 2014 A - Z Blog Writing Challenge.

The Writing Blog Challenge is when bloggers throughout the world honor their craft with a daily write beginning with a letter of the alphabet, A - Z, for one month--the month of April.

So without further adieu, and in honor of my craft, and the April 2014 A - Z Writing Challenge, I offer one alphabet write. In pictures. From *what else?* a picture book about the alphabet.

See these letters?
They are A - Z and they star in the book,
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,
by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault;
and illustrated by Lois Ehlert.

This best-selling book tells the tale of A - Z
and their adventure to climb the Coconut tree.

a, b, and c take the lead and readers
follow along as they scurry to the top
of that dang coconut tree
along with every letter in the alphabet.

Unfortunately, the coconut tree can't handle A - Z.
And, they all fall down.


It's a great children's story.

If you get the chance, be sure to read it to your favorite grand child.

Just saying.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Author of
A Gift of Love

P. S. to Neil Patrick Harris starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch: I just loved your fast-thinking retort to the raucous fan screaming out I love you! in the middle of the show the other night. Bravo! And one more thing, might you be available for an interview? I'd just love to ask you a few questions for my blog, BookOrBust.

Writing Tip:

Blocked? Take a shower. Take a swim. Take a bath. You'd be amazed what water can do to help settle the mind.

Linda Della Donna is author of A Gift of Love, available through Archway Publishing, division of Simon and Schuster, and all booksellers everywhere. She is freelance writer, photographer, inspirational speaker and supports individuals going through the grief process.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Happy Easter! Good Yontif!

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Outside my window where I live, the sun is shining in a cloudless sky, while a daffodil peeps the earth. In the distance, I hear the train whistle blowing, a signal that Brewster North is passing through the nearby train station and is on its way to Grand Central. Ahhhh, I am celebrating today and rejoicing in what I lovingly refer to as mourning joy. I am grateful.

I am just stopping by to wish all visitors and readers of BookOrBust a joy-filled holiday.

Happy Easter!

Good Yontif!

Whether your celebration includes an Easter egg hunt, chocolate eggs and roasted ham dinner; or special Seder, enjoy your day, your way.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Author of A Gift of Love

Today's Quotation:

When you come right down to it, the secret to having it all is loving it all. --Dr. Joyce Brothers

Something to Smile About:

Q: Where can the 700 lb. gorilla sit on the bus?

A: Anywhere it wants.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Throwback Thursday: Mayor Tom Roach, Inspirational Quote, Ha Ha, and A Gift of Love

Making Memories

Today is Throwback Thursday.

Here are a few photos from my past.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Author of A Gift of Love

P.S. Dear White Plains Mayor, Tom Roach: Remember me? I remember you. I used to babysit you when you were a little guy. Call me. I'd love to do an interview.

Today's Inspirational Quote:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of god, which is why we call it the present.--Bill Keane

Today's Ha-Ha:

Q: What do you call a slab of wood with nothing to do?

A: Board

Halloween - 1980
Easter 1982
Christmas 1975

Linda Della Donna is author of A Gift of Love. She is a freelance writer, photographer and inspirational speaker. Feel free to contact Della Donna for a copy of her free ebook, "Treasury of Quotations."