Saturday, June 5, 2021

The Happy Clam – 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Awards Category Finalist

 

          



The results are in!

Good news, The Happy Clam was just recognized as a Category Finalist in the 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. A full listing of Category Finalists and all award recipients are shown on the next two links.

http://www.hofferaward.com/Eric-Hoffer-Award-category-finalists.html#.YLU7MahKiUk

http://www.hofferaward.com/Eric-Hoffer-Award-prizes.html

 

“Schmidt has constructed a thought-provoking examination of what produces happiness and how we can change our lives to widen our enjoyment and effectiveness within our daily, individual spheres.”

Eric Hoffer Awards

Read the judge’s full commentary in the US Review of Books:

https://www.theUSreview.com/reviews-1/The-Happy-Clam-by-Rosemary-A-Schmidt.html

 

2021 Readers Choice Awards – Voting is now open!

The Happy Clam was just nominated for the 2021 Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing! Voting is open through Nov. 13, 2021.

Please vote for it at https://www.tckpublishing.com/2021-readers-choice-voting-page/

Category: General Non-Fiction (page 5)

 

Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award:

More commentary from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award Judges:

“This short, sweet book is like a long conversation with your really smart best friend. The writing style is casual and funny and very well-informed.”

“I found this to be a very informative and uplifting book. It seems, perhaps at first glance, a very simplified guide to life. However, the personal insights shared, the failures and successes, the tips on how to find the positive and even the recipes all add to make this a very good workbook for living.”

“This book delves into the common areas of psychology and spirituality, drawing cautiously from resources of both. The author’s viewpoint is open-minded about all perspectives in these areas, in fact, the importance of being open to all ideas is one of the themes of this book which is consistently addressed. It is a particularly timely topic right now.”

 

Good Reads

Read more about the book here on Good Reads and see who else is reading it now:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54740921-the-happy-clam

Author’s web page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/254930.Rosemary_A_Schmidt

 

Soundtrack:

Don’t forget to go back to the July 2020 blog for the book’s soundtrack!

http://www.gainline.com/2020/07/the-happy-clam.html

 

The Happy Clam is out and available at:

-       Belmont Books

-       Brookline Booksmith

-       Concord Bookshop

-       Bookshop.org

-       Amazon.com

 

Just in time for the summer, the perfect beach read!

 Stay well!  Keep reading on!

 KEEP CLAM AND CARRY ON!

 

© 2021 Rosemary A. Schmidt

Rose Schmidt is the author of The Happy Clam (Gainline Press, 2020), and Go Forward, Support! The Rugby of Life (Gainline Press, 2004). The views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the views of any other agency or organization. Use of individual quotes with proper citation and attribution, within the limits of fair use, is permitted. If you would like to request permission to use or reprint any of the content on the site, please contact me. Twitter: Rosebud@GainlineRS

 

Mission Statement: To Educate, Inform, Entertain, Inspire, and Open Minds. (E.I.E.I.O.M.)

 



Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone, celebrating the day apart or together in these strange times, and Happy Motherless Day to those whose Moms have already gone on to the great beyond, trust me, they are with you still.

Sharing a gift w/ everyone: Jane The Virgin.

On Netflix, five seasons, a total of 100 episodes, a sweeping multigenerational story celebrating the miracle of motherhood. The best of “magical realism,” it will take you on a whimsical journey of many twists and turns. It’s seriously probably one of the best and funniest things I’ve ever seen. Ever. Evah! As we say in Boston.

As a writer of prose, I stand in awe of the fiction writers and their wild imagination, creating entire new worlds unknown.  Thank You! Enjoy! You’re Welcome!

If you’re still craving a little non-fiction, reminder that my new book, The Happy Clam, is out there and available at:

-           Belmont Books

-           Brookline Booksmith

-           Concord Bookshop

-           Bookshop.org

-           Amazon.com


© 2021 Rosemary A. Schmidt

Rose Schmidt is the author of The Happy Clam (Gainline Press, 2020), and Go Forward, Support! The Rugby of Life (Gainline Press, 2004). The views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the views of any other agency or organization. Use of individual quotes with proper citation and attribution, within the limits of fair use, is permitted. If you would like to request permission to use or reprint any of the content on the site, please contact me. Twitter: Rosebud@GainlineRS

Mission Statement: To Educate, Inform, Entertain, Inspire, and Open Minds. (E.I.E.I.O.M.)