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What is Kindle Vella?

July 13th 2022, Kindle Vella will be celebrating its first year as an Amazon writing platform. However, I only started reading Vella episodes a few months ago and haven’t dove-in and published anything there…yet. This is how Amazon describes Kindle Vella: It’s a new way to share serialized stories with readers over an extended period… Continue reading What is Kindle Vella?

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Quote of the Week – curiosity

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.

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Antarctica Friends

As I walked into the Antarctica exhibit at SeaWorld, I felt an overwhelming wave of concern wash over me. Simply remembering the penguin friends I had made in Antarctica in January 2020, thoughts of them lingered and I wondered how their world has changed since then. The National Geographic guides told us the areas we… Continue reading Antarctica Friends

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Are You Ready?

Are you ready for Lakehouse Déjà Vu? Save the Date: June 13, 2022 https://videopress.com/v/jGrqK78F?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true PUBLISH date for Lakehouse Déjà Vu June 13, 2022

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Family Memories & You

A Mother's Day Gift to everyone! Probably the thing I hear most when speaking about relatives from the past is that people regret not having interviewed their parents, grandparents, and other older relatives when they had the chance. You don’t have to be an author, writer, or world class historian to gather your family’s history.… Continue reading Family Memories & You

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Lakehouse Déjà Vu

Beta readers are still talking about it ... I hope you love reading this book as much as they did! Coming Soon! Cheers to the dreamers ... #Publish date 6/13/2022 #lakehousedejavu http://www.ra-anderson.com

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Genie in the Heart Shaped Bottle

A short story by RA Anderson dedicated to the American Saddlebred Horse Museum, Lexington, KY. Thoughts lingered in my mind after Grandma told me about a wishing story. We walked in her den where I was asked not to play, and we sat down as she began her little story. She told me our families… Continue reading Genie in the Heart Shaped Bottle

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A Pet Pelican Named George!

Soft white curls danced in the breeze as the little girl skipped down the dirt road, making her way to the fishing boat docks. Her father carried a fishing pole in one hand and Annie’s sack lunch in his other. Annie could feel the salt of the ocean as the shade of the trees disappeared.… Continue reading A Pet Pelican Named George!

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Dear Journal, I’m Stuck on a Boat with Family!

1979, Dear Journal, it’s Annie. Moved onto a sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean, cut off from former life. Almost thirteen and feeling kidnapped by my family, torn from the life I love. Annie - Aboard the Western Star As librarians and readers come across this book, aka my sailing journal, it’s fun to hear their… Continue reading Dear Journal, I’m Stuck on a Boat with Family!