Dystopian Doublethink

George Orwell’s classic book “1984,” begins with the line “”It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”. The novel is about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime. (Beginning to sound familiar?)



The book popularized the adjective Orwellian, which describes official deception, secret surveillance, and manipulation of recorded history by a totalitarian state.



Many of the terms and concepts of the book, such as Big Brother, doublethink, and memory hole, have entered into common use since its publication in 1949.


The current administration practices doublethink, which means: the ability to hold two completely contradictory thoughts simultaneously while believing both to be true.

Check out Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle

pat-ruger-caribbean-shuffle-cover1This is a special that my friend, Jack Huber, is running for his ebook “Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle”!

Hello, everyone! I just wanted to remind you that I have an eBook giveaway starting tomorrow and can use your help in spreading the word. “Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle” will be free to download from Amazon.com from March 1st to the 5th. In exchange for the free book, I’m hoping that readers will leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. So, when you share the link, please ask your friends and family to also leave an honest review…

Here’s the link to the Amazon page: http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=EM8N.&m=iJap4Xvj1rxZuVE&b=n3F6vRIwXkbhcWiyFKb9EA


Thanks for your support!
Jack Huber
Author, Poet & Photographer




If anyone else would like to advertise their books/services/events on this thread, feel free to add your ad to the comment section!

Promotion for Authors

Diane as red head1-croppedAs a self-published author, I know how much work it takes to write a book, create it and then promote it all on your own. I ran across some helpful information with regards to promotion, so I’m sharing it here today. Anyone who has links to more sites that can help authors with any part of the process can add them in the comments area!

Top 7 Websites for Book and Author Promotion by Alwin Gnanaraj from the Linked In group Writers & Authors

A grand but overused tactic to improve Kindle book sales and rankings is to spread your book’s sale page link to as many free and paid book promotion sites as possible.The hope is that regardless of the quality of the site, or the amount of actual traffic that they receive, sales or downloads will occur and hopefully a review or two may show up.Whether you love this style of kindle book advertising or not, one cannot deny the effectiveness of this book advertising strategy.The below list is my compilation of websites that will promote your ebook – some free, while others not so much.Each one will have their own set of requirements in order to be accepted. So, to help you out, I did the research on each one and wrote a quick bit about their stipulations and what that website is all about.

1) Write Globe: https://writeglobe.com

2) Writers Support: https://writers.support

3) Noble Authors: https://nobleauthors.com

4) Books Online Directory:http://booksonline.directory/

5) Creative Designers and Writers( free): http://creativedesignerswriters.com/

6) Share News: https://sharenews.live/bookListings.php

7) Ereader News Today : http://ereadernewstoday.com/bargain-kindle-books/ShareShare


Calling a volunteer to lead “Book Talk on Wednesday”

how-to-do-it-yourself-book-coverIf you’d like to lead what I call a “thread” here on my blog on Wednesdays, please let me know. I want it to be about books, either ones you’ve read or heard about. Maybe give a short review of the book and post it on the Wednesday thread here at Rosefirewalker’s TeaGarden!

Email me at rosefirewalker@aol.com if you’d like to volunteer. THANKS!

Wednesday’s Book Talk- Nov 23, 2016

james-herriot1On Wednesdays let’s share a little bit about one book we’re reading. This will allow people to find and enjoy new authors, or to remember old favorites. You don’t have to write a full review if you don’t want to, but do let us know the name of the book, the author and a brief idea about what the book is about.

Huzzah the Bards!


james-herriot2Right now I am rereading a favorite series, the books by James Wight (pen name James Herriot), a veterinarian who practiced his skills in rural England beginning in 1940. The one I’m enjoying now is “All Things Wise and Wonderful”. His books are written in such a friendly style, you feel like you’re with an old friend swapping work stories in the local pub. He had such compassion for both animals and humans, it simply shines through his writing.

Try them, try them, I say!

Do you Like Me? I mean really, REALLY like me?

do it yourself symbol1On April 12th at 1:15pm PST I’ll be doing a fun interview with John P. of the “Please Finish Your Book” Talk Radio Show. It promises to be filled with good information, encouragement and tips on exactly how you can turn those dusty pages from your bottom desk drawer into a real book manuscript!


 Cover with Title FinalJohn has asked that I round up some friends to leave a brief taped testimonial of my book “How to DO it Yourself…A-Z” on his show page.  If you’d like a sample of my book so you can give it a good review, email me at rosefirewalker@aol.com and I’ll email you a sample to read.


telephoneIf you’d like to do me this vast favor, please call 929-329-2980 between 3/29 and 4/11/16, so he can run your testimonial to his show page. Remember, you can leave the message anytime…(24 hours day/7 days a week) but within 2 weeks of 4/12/16 to ensure that it gets into the show.

Thank you , merci, gracias, gracies, hvala, kiitos, danke, efharisto (that means “thank you” in many many languages!!)

Read every day

bookshelf with books“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.”- Christopher Morley


Sherlock Homes- silhouette in b&wChristopher Morley was one of the founders and long-time contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the “Three Hours for Lunch Club”. Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he became the founder of the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. In 1936 he was appointed to revise and enlarge Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations (1937, 1948). He was one of the first judges for the Book-of-the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/30802.Christopher_Morley