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Born and raised in upstate New York, with a brief and very
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influential stint living in Great Britain, Beth A. Freely now calls Texas her home. With more than 14 years of writing experience as a copywriter, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Media Communication with a minor in Marketing and a master’s degree in English and Creative Writing. In 2003, she published some of her fanfiction online and won awards for her stories. Two years, she was the first-place winner of the 2005 Arche Books Publishing Novel Writing Contest, Women's Fiction with her novel Behind the Eyes of Dorian Gray. The Legend of Captain St. Pierre, her second novel, was written with her best friend, Mariam, and is the first book in a planned trilogy. The Loch is her third novel. She is currently editing the very first manuscript she ever finished, Beyond the Steps of Stone, for 2021 publication. For more information, visit https://bethannefreely.com/. NOMADIC
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"Author. Blogger. Wordsmith." By Beth Freely
It began in an old abandoned Victorian townhouse on the east docks of London…
No, no, no… that's not right…let me try that again…*licks pen tip and begins writing* The pirate ship cut across the vibrant blue waters of the Caribbean when the call of… That's not it either! *bangs head on desk and tosses wadded up paper behind her* In a pub on the shores of Loch Lomond… *throws hands up and rests her chin on them as the muses gather around chattering
Oh, hello. I see you there, reading this article. Thanks for dropping by. I'm Beth A. Freely, award-winning author, blogger, and wordsmith. What's that you ask? Who is this lot standing around me? Don't mind them. You see, they are all characters from my novels and they all want their story told. I call them my muses. Every so often a new one pops in, says hello, and then hangs out in the background until it’s their time or they get pushy and insist I work on their story. I’m telling you, they are not a patient lot.
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BEHIND THE EYES OF DORIAN GRAY Some have their story already, like Mr. Dorian Gray and his beautiful wife Rachael from my novel Behind The Eyes Of Dorian Gray. See, Dorian came to me with this idea about stepping out of his painting as a ghost. He finds Racheal has refurbished his London townhome and wonders what magic has released him from his prison. They fall in love but someone in Rachael’s life is determined to exorcise the ghost from her home. Some chaos ensues, a little witchcraft happens, thanks to “neo-pagan” witch Kitty Kendall and boom! Instead of exorcising him, he becomes corporeal. But there is a price to pay for the magic. Who pays for it? Well, read my novel and find out. Also, Dorian sounds suspiciously like British actor Max Brown from "The Tudors" and “The Royals.” Don't believe me? Go listen to the audiobook.
THE LEGEND OF CAPTAIN ST. PIERRE. Don’t mind the pirates? They're harmless unless your last name happens to be Hammond. *audible growling ensues from one of the lady pirates* You see, Hammond made the twins over there, Branwyn (she’s the one growling) and Igraine St. Pierre, pirate for him and besmirch their father's good name in my co-authored novel, The Legend Of Captain St. Pierre. Now, that blackguard Hammond is determined to destroy the St. Pierre name, blackmailing the girls into doing his bidding. The two handsome swashbucklers next to them? That’s “Bloody Cutlass” Fletcher and his first mate Mako Jon. Fletcher has a vendetta against Hammond of his own and the two men vow to help the girls get out from Hammond, especially when they discover the truth. This is the first book in a trilogy and, of course, they keep pestering me for the
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sequel to get finished. Next year, my pirates, so no plundering until then! I have to keep an eye on them. They drink all my rum. But hey, if you want to hear their story read by an excellent narrator who truly brings this pirate crew to life, then check out the audiobook. Sorry, rum is not included.
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THE LOCH Can't I get rum at what pub? Oh, THAT pub. The Unicorn and Thistle! Well, that's where photojournalist Maggie Warner meets the love of her life in The Loch. My little contemporary romance was inspired by Christopher Marlowe's poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and Maroon 5's song "Unkiss Me." So, a fun fact about this book: I wrote the last chapter before I wrote the rest of the book. I knew where Maggie and Crispin’s story was going to end before I knew anything about them. Maggie is tired of all of the death and destruction she has seen as a photojournalist and decides to take a six-month vacation on the shores of Loch Lomond in Balloch, Scotland. She meets part-time barkeep, full-time literary professor Crispin Yates and they discover their mutual love of good literature, tramping across the moors, and quiet nights beside the fire. Unfortunately, Crispin’s aristocratic father takes an immediate dislike to Maggie and does everything he can to keep them apart. I just released that novel and I'd love for you to read it and give it a review. Yes, yes, I know, there are more muses here than I mentioned. It's because I'm working on all their stories. I have various manuscripts started, all in different stages of editing. Don't worry. There's plenty of room for them all in my head. *turns at the commotion behind her* Gisborne! No dueling with Robin Hood in the house! Sheesh! Gisbourne can be a handful.
After that, who knows? I'll let the muses sort it out. There are plenty of stories to choose from. It will just depend on who manages to get to the head of the line first. *turns to her muses* Now, Jericho, about this arm band you want Morgan to wear… -
Anyway, they come and go, some louder than others, some more patient. Like Jericho here. He's waited 15 years for me to return to his story. That's my next release, a book called Beyond The Steps Of Stone. Set on post-apocalyptic Earth 2,000 years in the future, Army Ranger Morgan Langtree wakes to find a world very different from the one she left. A world where aliens from another planet have come to in order to save their own people. Lord Jericho Juriath, the handsome leader of the aliens, is intrigued by the vibrant red-haired Morgan. But there is someone in their midst trying to destroy the remnants of both races. It’s a race against time for Morgan and Jericho. They have to learn to work together to save Earth and their people while struggling with the growing attraction between them. Trying my hand at some sci-fi romance with this one. Look for it around Thanksgiving.
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Cornelius Eady, "Nina's Blues," from Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems, published by Putnam. Copyright 2008 by Cornelius Eady. Reprinted by permission of the author. Source: Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, 2008)
Your body, hard vowels In a soft dress, is still. What you can't know is that after you died All the black poets In New York City Took a deep breath, And breathed you out; Dark corners of small clubs, The silence you left twitching On the floors of the gigs You turned your back on, The balled-up fists of notes Flung, angry from a keyboard. You won't be able to hear us Try to etch what rose Off your eyes, from your throat. Out you bleed, not as sweet, or sweaty, Through our dark fingertips. We drum rest We drum thank you We drum stay.
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Maya Angelou, “Caged Bird” from Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? Copyright © 1983 by Maya Angelou. Used by permission of Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House Inc., 1994)
A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.
The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn and he names the sky his own But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. -
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You were born to solve a problem.
Live by wise principles. Be honest and have integrity.
Never allow anyone else to determine your value. You must know
Create a plan. You will be led to the right people who can
you're worth to demand your worth and receive it.
help you get there.
To know your worth is to know your gift. Your gift determines your
Choose your friends wisely, be persistent, and have
worth. If you don’t know your gift, you will never know your true
perseverance. Always spend time with GOD (YAH), for He
worth. Your gift makes you wealthy without sorrow. When you
is the one who gave you the gift to make it happen. Share
know your gift, you will know your source and from which it came.
your gift free at every opportunity. The more you share, the
more value you give it, and remember that GOD is
the heritage of the Lord.” Know the difference between source
rewarded. You cannot beat his giving,
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from the earth. We are all born with a gift; some may have more than one, but we all have a gift that is unique to us and to us only. All have gifts and many persons may never seek to know their gift nor are they aware that they even have one. Most people will spend their whole life never knowing their worth (value,) they will only operate from their skills and not their gifts. As long as you are working from your skills others will determine what your worth is. Your skills are what you have been trained to do, for instance, your education level, your choice of study, or on-the-job training technical skills. Yes, in some cases your skill can also be your gift however your skill is your job, where your gift is your work. For your gift, you go to bed thinking about it, wake up thinking about it, and excited to do it. Your gift is your worth. It will bring you peace, fulfillment, and wealth while at the same time helping others. Your gift will always be involved in helping others. When you operate from your skills there is a limit on your value and others can tell you what you are worth because they can always train others to do your skill. No one else will ever be able to train for your gift as it is GOD-given and only for you. Others can try to imitate it, but they cannot have it, it will only be a counterfeit. You have the original. Your gift is priceless no one can be trained for it. Now is the time to get to know your purpose, know your strength. Don’t chase success or money. Know your gift and money will chase you; be unique this is what makes you valuable. Always do more than what is required of you. When you find or determine what your worth is, stand boldly not arrogantly, be unmovable.
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California girl Georgene Summers is a born entrepreneur with a wild streak in her that just won’t quit. Adventurer, Best Selling Author, Certified Life Coach, Wild-Life photographer, Inventor and sometimes whirling dervish the wildly animated Summers seems to have done it all.
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