Archives for Musings

Bread

Bread My aunt in Hungary still goes to the market daily to buy bread. She feeds the remains from the day before, to the birds. Wasteful perhaps, or all in the way you look at it. When she was a little girl following the Depression, it took a cart full of paper bills to buy a single loaf of black bread. My father, imprisoned in Hungary for nearly seven years, was content enough to eat the wedge of dry bread he was given; it was better than the blue mouldy crusts he was sometimes left. Even his dinner companion, the
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Who do you think I am?

Who do you think I am? Eulogies given at funerals are often interesting and sometimes surprising. “Why didn’t I know that about her?”  One might ask. The answer is fairly simple. A eulogy is often prepared by contributions from a number of people who knew about the departed. They may discuss some quaint personal stories, accomplishments and even bits of humour which give a seemingly rounded picture of her life. But make no mistake, even if the eulogy had been pre-prepared by the deceased herself, it will only provide a glimpse of who she really was, because she will only
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Marketing the second novel “Reconnecting”

Marketing the second novel “Reconnecting” Each time I think of the term ‘marketing’ I cringe. And each time the term comes up I recall the words of a Director I once had: “None of you know how to market yourselves!” Was that some sort of curse I continue to carry with me? When my first novel “The Women Gather” was accepted by Baico Publishing in 2012, I was utterly grateful. What I hadn’t considered was the next step: marketing! What it really meant was self promotion: “I have written this wonderful novel. Please buy it!” Alright. I know that isn’t
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New Novel: Reconnecting

New Novel: Reconnecting My second novel “Reconnecting” was again published by Baico Publishing. Please come to my Book Launch on Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cornwall Public Library, Program Room, 2nd floor CORNWALL, Ontario, Canada Copies of my first novel “The Women Gather” will also be available. I look forward to seeing you.
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Categories: Musings and The book.

Writing the First Novel

Writing the First Novel “And how long did it take to write and publish your first novel, The Women Gather ?” This was one of the  constant questions asked during the interviews leading up to my book launch. If one were to survey my friends with this question, they would no doubt answer, “Forever!” Through all their support and encouragement, it must have been painful to keep being told: “I’m working on it!” Truth of the matter, I’m not sure I wanted to come to the novel’s end. After retirement and moving to Cornwall, I worked hard to become part
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The Women Gather

The Women Gather Chapter Five Tuesday, April 6 – Rhianna Returns Aideen found mother and daughter surrounded by Snow (the Akita) and Lily (the cat) at the kitchen table in front of the tea pot, laughing at some story Rhianna had just told. They didn’t look like each other, except at the eyes. Yes, the eyes were the same, huge and open and dark — eyes that could see through you whatever your thoughts. But as for the rest, there was no resemblance, none at all. Where Tunde was tall and imposing, Rhianna was short and engaging. Her face too
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Book Launch Media Release

Book Launch Media Release “THE WOMEN GATHER”, Katalin Kennedy Published by: BAICO Publishing Inc.       ISBN 978-1-926945-87-3 EMESE’S DREAM PRODUCTION Emesesdream@hotmail.com http://katkennedyemesesdreamblog.blogspot.ca      “We live in a period of history which has the potential to be the most enlightened.  Yet, it has become almost expected that we adopt a blaming, pessimistic, dark attitude, both for today and for what lies ahead.”      “The Women Gather”, reflects author, Katalin Kennedy’s passion to put forth her belief that the world can, indeed, create a more positive future.        Katalin’s optimistic attitude is not surprising.  She and her family escaped Hungary in 1956 and
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