<![CDATA[Connie Myres - Feather and Fermion Publishing]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/blogRSS for NodeSun, 14 Jul 2024 19:22:01 GMT<![CDATA[(Ambiance Video) Seaside Manor with Cozy Fireside Evenings and Ocean Sounds]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/ambiance-video-seaside-manor-with-cozy-fireside-evenings-and-ocean-sounds668d933cc53bf89e7070d639Tue, 09 Jul 2024 19:58:20 GMTConnie MyresWelcome to the serene Seaside Manor, where the comforting crackle of the fireplace and the rhythmic melody of ocean waves provide a peaceful retreat. In this unique ambiance video, you'll find the muted drama of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" playing on the TV set, offering a silent narrative that complements the tranquil setting.


Amidst this calm, a cute little mouse adds a dash of whimsy, quietly enhancing the manor's cozy charm. Ideal for relaxation, study, or meditative moments, this video invites you to a space where silence speaks volumes and every detail contributes to an atmosphere of quiet contemplation and gentle discovery.

 

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com

My YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/@ConnieMyres

Watch the movie playing on the TV set, "And Then There Were None." https://youtu.be/t408uowsPg8




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<![CDATA[Summer Reading Bonanza: My Books Free All July on Smashwords!]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/summer-reading-bonanza-my-books-free-all-july-on-smashwords6683cbba854ac617697688edTue, 02 Jul 2024 20:01:10 GMTConnie Myres

Smashwords July Sale 2024


I'm thrilled to announce that all my books will be available for free throughout July on Smashwords! This is the perfect opportunity to dive into my stories or complete your collection without spending a dime.


But that's not all – Smashwords is hosting a site-wide promotion, which means you'll find discounted and free books from numerous authors. Whether you're into heart-pounding thrillers, swooning romances, or mind-bending sci-fi, there's something for every reader.


Why Smashwords? As an indie-friendly platform, Smashwords supports authors like me in reaching readers directly. By exploring their store, you're not just getting great deals, you're supporting a vibrant community of independent writers.


Here's how to take advantage of this offer:


1. Visit https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/promos

2. Browse the July promotions or search for my name

3. Download my books (and others!) in your preferred format


Remember, this offer only lasts until July 31st, so don't wait! Stock up your e-reader now and enjoy a summer filled with exciting stories.


Happy reading, and don't forget to leave reviews for the books you enjoy – it means the world to us authors!


~ Connie


P.S. If you love a book you discover during this promotion, consider sharing it with your friends. Let's spread the joy of reading!

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<![CDATA[(Movie) And Then There Were None (1945)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/movie-and-then-there-were-none-1945667dc68adf314b9247a092c3Thu, 27 Jun 2024 20:15:42 GMTConnie MyresIn this classic Agatha Christie whodunit, seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary, and two staff are gathered on an isolated island by an absent host and someone begins killing them off one by one.


Experience the intrigue and suspense in the 1945 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's masterpiece, 'And Then There Were None.' Ten strangers are lured to a secluded island mansion, only to find themselves trapped in a deadly game of survival as they are mysteriously murdered one by one. This classic mystery thriller keeps you guessing until the very end.


Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Drama


My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com

My YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/@ConnieMyres

Watch this movie play on a TV set in my ambiance video "Seaside Manor with Cozy Fireside Evenings and Ocean Sounds" https://youtu.be/ZwSqEBHuVLc




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<![CDATA[What is Wix Payments?]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/what-is-wix-payments65db3fe90444905fe427a78bSun, 25 Feb 2024 13:45:17 GMTConnie Myres



Wix Payments is our website's integrated payment platform, designed to make your online purchasing experience smooth and secure. When you buy products from our site, Wix Payments processes your payment directly, ensuring a seamless checkout process.

Your bank statement will show a purchase from CONNIEMYRES.COM.

How does it work for customers?

When you select your products and proceed to checkout, Wix Payments securely handles the transaction. You can choose from a variety of payment methods, including credit cards, debit cards, and more, depending on what is available in your region. The process is designed to be quick and easy, letting you complete your purchase without leaving our site.

Why we chose Wix Payments for our website:

- Security: Your payment information is encrypted and processed securely, adhering to the highest industry standards to protect your personal and financial data.- Convenience: Wix Payments supports a wide range of payment methods, making it easy for you to use your preferred option.- Simplicity: The checkout process is straightforward, with clear instructions and no unnecessary steps, allowing you to complete your purchase with ease.

Is Wix Payments safe to use?

Absolutely. Wix Payments complies with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) and employs additional security measures to ensure that your transactions are safe and your information is protected.

What payment methods are available?

The available payment methods may vary depending on your location but generally include major credit cards, debit cards, and other popular payment options. During the checkout process, you'll be able to see and choose from the options available to you.

If you have any more questions about using Wix Payments to make a purchase on our site or if you encounter any issues during the checkout process, please don't hesitate to contact our customer support team for assistance.


You will find this and other questions on the FAQ page.

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<![CDATA[Martian Habitat Ambiance with Cozy Fireplace and Dust Storm Views (Ambiance Video)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/martian-habitat-ambiance-with-cozy-fireplace-and-dust-storm-views-ambiance-video65d7c22b370db6526b688140Thu, 22 Feb 2024 22:00:33 GMTConnie MyresStep into a serene Martian habitat and experience the unique blend of otherworldly tranquility and cozy comfort. In this video, you're transported to a Mars base where a gentle fireplace crackles in the background, providing warmth and relaxation. Outside the window, witness the mesmerizing view of a Martian dust storm swirling in the alien landscape. Perfect for relaxation, study, or just to enjoy a touch of sci-fi ambiance in your day. Immerse yourself in the calm yet intriguing life on Mars and let your imagination soar to the red planet.

 

The movie playing on the TV set is the full version of "The Phantom Planet" (muted).

 

I put a cute little mouse in the video.

 

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com

My YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/@ConnieMyres

Watch The Phantom Planet: The Phantom Planet (1961)




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<![CDATA[Watch The Phantom Planet (1961)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/watch-the-phantom-planet-196165d6423d4d92bb25a5fb0dd1Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:43:25 GMTConnie Myres"The Phantom Planet" is a 1961 American science fiction film directed by William Marshall. The movie is notable for its unique blend of science fiction themes and special effects that were typical of the era.

 

The story unfolds in the year 1980 and centers around a group of astronauts on a mission to investigate a mysterious asteroid named "Phantom Planet." As they approach, their spacecraft encounters problems and crashes onto the asteroid. The surviving astronaut, Captain Frank Chapman, discovers that the asteroid is inhabited by tiny humanoids who live in a sophisticated civilization.

 

These humanoids, known as the Solarites, have the ability to shrink Chapman to their size using their advanced technology. Chapman learns that the Solarites are threatened by a hostile alien race and must find a way to help them while also seeking a method to return to his normal size and Earth.

 

 The film blends elements of space exploration with themes of survival and interstellar diplomacy. Its portrayal of alien life and advanced technology reflects the era's fascination with space and the unknown. "The Phantom Planet" is often remembered for its low-budget special effects, miniature sets, and the imaginative portrayal of an alien world.

 

 ChatGPT helped me with this description.

 

~ Connie

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com 

My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ConnieMyres

 

Watch my ambiance video with The Phantom Planet playing on the TV set. It's called "Martian Habitat Ambiance with Cozy Fireplace and Dust Storm Views (Ambiance Video)." https://youtu.be/XyvPeKTp2iY?si=p_LOmfewDL_3BZ13

 

Comedy version on Mystery Science Theater 3000, https://youtu.be/hZgf9GnPi50?si=Gtfxti0B_MjoZFTg




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<![CDATA[Watch House on Haunted Hill (1959)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/watch-house-on-haunted-hill-195965d4f34bc62220a2d842373aTue, 20 Feb 2024 18:54:32 GMTConnie MyresDive into a chilling classic with "House on Haunted Hill" (1959), a spine-tingling tale that has captivated audiences for decades. Starring the legendary Vincent Price as the eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren, this film invites you into a night of eerie suspense and unexpected twists. Loren and his enigmatic wife, Annabelle, host a seemingly ordinary party at a sinister mansion rumored to be haunted. Their guests are an eclectic mix, each lured by the promise of a $10,000 reward if they can survive the night in the haunted house.

 

As shadows lengthen and the night deepens, the guests are confronted with terrifying events that challenge their sanity. Secret passages, unexplained phenomena, and a series of macabre happenings ensure that their stay is anything but ordinary. "House on Haunted Hill" offers a perfect blend of suspense, horror, and a touch of humor.

 

This film not only showcases Price's iconic performance but also serves as a testament to the enduring appeal of classic horror. Its innovative use of visuals and sound, combined with a clever script, makes it a must-watch for aficionados of the genre. Whether you're revisiting this masterpiece or experiencing its thrills for the first time, "House on Haunted Hill" promises a hauntingly good time.

 

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more classic movie insights and reviews. Drop a comment below to share your thoughts on this timeless piece of cinema.

 

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com

My YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/@ConnieMyres




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<![CDATA[Night of the Living Dead (1968)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/night-of-the-living-dead-196865d409d14bfc26b7b344e36bTue, 20 Feb 2024 02:18:37 GMTConnie MyresDive into the eerie world of "Night of the Living Dead," the groundbreaking 1968 horror film directed by George A. Romero that reshaped the horror genre and introduced the modern concept of zombies as flesh-eating ghouls. Set in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse, this chilling tale unfolds as the dead begin to rise, forcing a group of strangers to band together in a desperate fight for survival against an unstoppable horde of the undead.

 

This black-and-white classic is not just a horror story but a social commentary, subtly addressing issues of the time such as race relations, societal breakdown, and the fear of the unknown. With its innovative use of gore, emphasis on suspense, and the portrayal of the zombie apocalypse, "Night of the Living Dead" has become a cult classic, influencing countless films and establishing the template for the zombie genre that thrives to this day.

 

Whether you're a lifelong fan or new to the genre, "Night of the Living Dead" promises a hauntingly good time. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more content on classic cinema and horror masterpieces!

 

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com

My YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/@ConnieMyres




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<![CDATA[Light Rain and Birdsong in a Cozy Tent with Wood Burner (Ambiance Video)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/light-rain-and-birdsong-in-a-cozy-tent-with-wood-burner-ambiance-video65aacf723bfcbfce40794af8Fri, 19 Jan 2024 19:51:18 GMTConnie Myres(Video #5) Step into a tranquil oasis with "Light Rain and Birdsong in a Cozy Tent with Wood Burner." This ambiance video is a haven of peace, where the gentle sounds of nature provide a backdrop for relaxation, meditation, or quiet contemplation. The soft patter of rain on the tent's roof harmonizes with the cheerful chirping of birds, creating a soothing symphony for the senses.

 

Within the tent, the wood burner stands as a centerpiece of warmth, its flickering flames casting a gentle glow on the canvas walls. The comforting crackle of burning wood punctuates the melody of the rain and birds, adding depth to the auditory experience.

 

As the soundscape unfolds, there's a charming secret to discover: a hidden mouse has found shelter here, adding a touch of whimsy to the scene. This tiny creature embodies the spirit of the forest and the unexpected moments of joy that can be found in the stillness.

 

"Light Rain and Birdsong in a Cozy Tent with Wood Burner" invites viewers to take a pause from the daily rush, offering a portal to a serene environment where one can unwind, recharge, or simply bask in the beauty of nature's lullaby.

 

~ Connie

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com

My YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/@ConnieMyres

Answer Key: https://www.conniemyres.com/answer-key




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<![CDATA[Cozy Cabin with Heavy Rain Sounds and Fireplace Warmth with Hidden Object Game (Ambiance Video)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/cozy-cabin-with-heavy-rain-sounds-and-fireplace-warmth-with-hidden-object-game-ambiance-video65a6cf3c93f013cb949355a2Tue, 16 Jan 2024 18:55:52 GMTConnie MyresI hid these 9 objects for you to find: a tiny mouse, a delicate feather, a brave toy soldier, a bishop chess piece, a shiny coin, a miniature rooster, a playing card, a toy car, and a seashell.

 

️ Welcome to Your Cozy Cabin Escape ️

 

Step into a world where the comforting embrace of a rustic cabin is combined with the sound of a soothing rhythm of heavy rain and the flickering of the fireplace and candles. This isn't just an ambiance video - it's an interactive hide-and-seek adventure waiting for your discovery.

 

️ The Charm of the Cabin ️

Nestled in a serene setting, the cabin offers a picturesque backdrop to unwind and relax. The flickering glow of the fireplace and the sound of the rain create a perfect setting for reading, meditating, or just enjoying a moment of tranquility.

 

️ Relax to Rainy Melodies ️

The heavy rain provides a natural soundtrack, ideal for soothing your mind, aiding in sleep, or helping you focus during study or work. Its rhythmic pattern creates a sense of peace that permeates through the cabin.

 

 Crackling Fireplace Warmth

Enjoy the comforting visual of the fireplace, adding warmth and a cozy ambiance to your surroundings. It’s the perfect companion for chilly evenings or any time you need a bit of comfort and relaxation.

 

 Find the Hidden Objects

In this cozy setting, I've hidden 9 objects for you to find: a tiny mouse, a delicate feather, a brave toy soldier, a bishop chess piece, a shiny coin, a miniature rooster, a playing card, a toy car, and a seashell. Challenge your observation skills and see if you can spot them all!

 

✨ Perfect for Every Occasion ✨

Whether creating a calming atmosphere for studying, needing a sound to fall asleep to, or seeking a moment of calm, this cabin ambiance is here for you.

 

 Become Part of My Community

Did you enjoy this cozy cabin experience? Don't forget to hit 'Like' and subscribe for more. Let me know in the comments how many hidden objects you found and if you have any ideas for future videos. Your participation makes our community even more special!

 

~ Connie

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com

My YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/@ConnieMyres

Answer Key: https://www.conniemyres.com/answer-key 4. Cozy Cabin with Heavy Rain Sounds and | Connie Myres




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<![CDATA[Sunny Room with Aquarium and Fan Sounds, Plus Hidden Items (Ambiance Video)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/sunny-room-with-aquarium-and-fan-sounds-plus-hidden-items-ambiance-video65a2d01cd6e18b02277e52a2Sat, 13 Jan 2024 18:09:35 GMTConnie MyresI'm totally obsessed with making these ambiance videos :-)


Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this sunny room, a serene sanctuary where the gentle hum of a fan blends harmoniously with the soothing sounds of a trickling aquarium. This video isn't just a feast for the ears; it's an interactive adventure waiting for your discovery.

 

But here's a twist to enhance your experience – I've hidden 6 items within this serene setting, and I challenge you to find them all! Look out for a tiny mouse, a delicate feather, a brave toy soldier, a bishop chess piece, a shiny coin, and a miniature rooster. Are you up for the challenge?

 

Did you enjoy the video? Please hit 'Like' and subscribe for more. I'd love to hear from you in the comments - how many hidden items did you spot? Do you have any ideas for my next video? Your feedback is what inspires me!

 

~ Connie

My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ConnieMyres

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com

 Aquarium Serenity

️ The Whispering Fan ️

 A Hidden Object Adventure





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<![CDATA[Tranquil Cabin Ambiance with Ticking Clock, Fireplace, and secret Objects to Discover (Ambiance Video)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/tranquil-cabin-ambiance-with-ticking-clock-fireplace-and-secret-objects-to-discover-ambiance-video65a00ec150832ef91e63e45bThu, 11 Jan 2024 16:24:39 GMTConnie MyresStep into a world of tranquility with my latest ambiance video, set in a serene cabin surrounded by a winter wonderland. Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of a ticking grandfather clock and the gentle crackling of a warm fireplace. As you relax and unwind, take in the picturesque snowy scene visible through the cabin's window.

 

But there's more to this peaceful retreat than meets the eye. I've added a playful twist! Hidden within the cozy cabin setting are six secret objects waiting to be discovered: a mouse, a feather, a toy soldier, an apple, a coin, and a rooster. Can you find them all? This interactive element adds a unique touch to your relaxation experience, perfect for viewers who love a gentle challenge.

 

Keep your eyes peeled and test your observation skills as you enjoy the calming atmosphere of the winter cabin. Don't forget to leave a comment with the hidden objects you've found, and challenge your friends to find them too!

 

 Relax |  Discover | ❄️ Enjoy


~ Connie

My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ConnieMyres

My Website: https://www.ConnieMyres.com




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<![CDATA[Cozy Cabin Retreat with Fireplace Ambience and Snowfall View (Ambiance Video)]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/cozy-cabin-retreat-with-fireplace-ambience-and-snowfall-view-ambiance-video659eb16092e81b462e6ba86bWed, 10 Jan 2024 15:27:56 GMTConnie MyresI made this Fireside Bliss in a Snowy Cabin Hideaway. A Cozy Cabin Retreat with Fireplace Ambience and Snowfall View (Ambiance Video).


When I saw Rainy Guy - YouTube and the videos he made—and enjoyed—I became inspired to create my own. But how? ChatGPT told me to go out and record the audio and video myself, not quite what I was looking for, but that is a good idea. I have Adobe Creative Cloud so I had the software, just not the know-how.


Here’s how I did it:


1.       Used Midjourney to create the cabin.

2.       Used Photoshop to cut out the fireplace and the windows (Adobe Express will also do this).

3.       The hard part was finding the video and audio I wanted. There are free choices, but they’re limited. Without spending any money—and all day—I found the fireplace and blowing snow videos and audio.

4.       I played around with Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Adobe Express. I finally settled on Adobe Express because I have a “knowledge deficit” in creating these videos. Anyway, the one thing AE can’t do was have more than two tracks, as far as I saw. So I had to put my fireplace crackles and the blowing snow .mp3s into Audition and blend them into one audio file.

5.       Figuring out the Looping thing is a work in progress.


This Adobe Live class helped:


How to Make a Lofi Animation | Adobe Express Masterclass How to Make a Lofi Animation | Adobe Express Masterclass

 

I’ll keep my eyes and ears open for video and audio to record, but it will have to be on my phone. Hopefully I can get a nice collection of fireplace crackles, blowing snow, thunder, rain, etc. Anyway, that’s all for now.


~ Connie

My website: https://www.conniemyres.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ConnieMyres




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<![CDATA[Exploring the Magic of Crystal Shores: A Festival Like No Other]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/exploring-the-magic-of-crystal-shores-a-festival-like-no-other65989bd4c074a603ec7c59d7Sat, 06 Jan 2024 00:26:26 GMTConnie MyresNestled along the rugged coastline of Lake Superior lies a hidden gem: Crystal Shores. This quaint town, with its historic buildings and picturesque streets, is more than just a scenic getaway; it's a place where magic comes to life, especially during the annual Iceberg Festival.


Imagine strolling along the water's edge, where vibrant icebergs float gracefully, their colors shimmering under the clear blue sky. It's a spectacle that draws visitors from far and wide, eager to witness these colorful natural wonders.


But Crystal Shores' Iceberg Festival is more than just a visual feast. It's a celebration deeply rooted in the town's history and connection to Lake Superior. The festival not only honors the natural beauty of our world but also reminds us of the delicate balance we share with nature.

As I wandered through the lively festival grounds, the joy and sense of community were palpable. Families laughed together, artists showcased their iceberg-inspired creations, and storytellers shared tales of the lake's mysteries. It was in these moments that I truly understood the spirit of Crystal Shores.


Yet, amidst the festivities, a deeper story unfolds - one of mystery and discovery. Local legend speaks of an ancient artifact connected to these colorful icebergs, a relic from a time long past that holds secrets yet to be uncovered. It's a tale that captures the imagination and invites us to ponder the mysteries hidden beneath the surface.


The Iceberg Festival is not just an event; it's a journey into the heart of Crystal Shores. It's where nature's beauty, history's echoes, and a sense of adventure blend into an unforgettable experience.


As the sun set over Lake Superior, casting a golden glow over the icebergs, I realized that Crystal Shores is more than a destination. It's a reminder of the wonders that await when we take the time to explore and appreciate the world around us.


Artemis "Artie" Carbon

~ Connie’s AI Assistant



Crystal Shores' Iceberg Festival


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<![CDATA[From Short Story To Novel With Blockbuster Writing Software]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/from-short-story-to-novel-with-blockbuster-writing-software6595dadd14482a68a3d9a8c3Wed, 03 Jan 2024 22:24:38 GMTConnie MyresI recently began writing "Ice," initially planned as the next installment in the "Spooky Shorts" series. However, it has evolved into a young adult novel. For the past year or two, I've owned John Truby's Blockbuster writing software but haven't made much use of it due to its somewhat cumbersome nature. Recently, I've given it another try. This extensive planning and plotting program involves a detailed process of answering questions and filling out numerous boxes. It's a time-consuming task that I expect to take several days, but I'm optimistic that it will enhance the development of my stories.


This shift in my writing approach is why my short story has transformed into a young adult novel, which I've titled "Mysteries of Crystal Shores." This novel blends elements of Mystery Adventure, Fantasy Drama, and Young Adult (YA) Fiction.


I'm hopeful about this method, although I often encounter a creative block when it's time to write a plotted novel. As someone who naturally leans towards improvisational writing, or 'pantsing,' the notion of a pre-determined plot feels restrictive, even though I know it can be altered or discarded. My spontaneous imagination tends to have a will of its own.


I'll keep you informed about my progress. Meanwhile, Artie is working on an article about a fictitious town and its Iceberg Festival. I plan to post it this weekend, along with an illustration he's created.


~ Connie


Colorful Icebergs at Crystal Shores' annual Iceberg Festival.



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<![CDATA[Smashwords Book Sale]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/smashwords-book-sale658d1becf5559339250288b7Thu, 28 Dec 2023 07:05:18 GMTConnie Myres

Smashwords book sale


Hello, Readers!


I’m excited to announce that all my books will be available as part of a promotion on Smashwords through January 1 as part of their2023 End of Year Sale! This is a chance to get my book, along with books from many other great authors, at a discount so you can get right to reading.


You will find the promo here starting on December 15, so save the link:


https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/promos/


Please share this promo with friends and family. You can even forward this email to the avid readers in your life!


Thank you for your help and support!

Happy reading!

~ Connie

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<![CDATA[Moved back to Wix]]>https://www.conniemyres.com/post/moved-back-to-wix658b2ad54a411131ac79b30eTue, 26 Dec 2023 19:48:14 GMTConnie Myres

A girl walking through pink toadstools.


I'm in the process of moving my website to Wix, which entails recreating it again. I was on WordPress but my site would periodically go offline. I deleted some plugins and the PHP memory was increased but it still kept happening. I didn't feel like doing any more trouble shooting so I'm back at Wix.


The picture above is from Midjourney. The only prompt I gave it was "website" and this is one of the pictures it came up with.


Bye for now,

~ Connie

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