If It Seems The Whole World Is Against You, Just One Friend Will Prove It’s Not… Be A Loyal Friend

One friend can make up for the misery of the entire world. Be that one friend and we’ll make a difference in the world, in our neighborhoods and communities.

Becky Due - Author

Today’s Challenge: If it seems the whole world is against you, just one friend will prove it’s not… Be a loyal friend.

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Watch “Shifting Sands book trailer” on YouTube

Check out the kindle discount deal on Shifting Sands Short Stories starting on Aug. 9 at


The video trailer to my new book Shifting Sands Short Stories captures well the main location for most of the stories, and that is Main Street in Riddleyville and a large Midwest retailer.

The characters fit in well like pieces of puzzle from big Irma to wise Ula in the retail setting of the “Orange Night.”

The story depicts the clearance madness symbolized by orange balloons that precedes back to school sales in August.

A drive back home through the Midwest cornfields proves to be a reprieve from the bargain seeking customers for Rachel.

In the story Danillo, the video shows the life of immigrants working in the apple orchards.

Watch for exclusive excerpts from the book Shifting Sands Short Stories.

The kindle version will be available at a discounted price through August 14 starting tomorrow on Amazon.

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Partners in history

Emma Palova’s book signing of Shifting Sands Short Stories @fallasburg set for Sept. 16 & Sept. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the one-room schoolhouse museum. Everyone is welcome.

Fallasburg Today

Local author book signing at the Fallasburg pioneer village during Fall Fest for the Arts and Fallasburg Village Bazaar

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI -I find history being the biggest Partner
on my life’s journey. I have to  think back to the Soviet invasion of former Czechoslovakia on August 21, 1968, which has formed my life and the career of a writer all the way to the present author.

If it wasn’t for the Soviet invasion, my father former professor Vaclav Konecny would not have defected the occupied country for the USA. He was one of thousands of expatriates who illegally left the country in protest of the suppression of the Prague Spring reformist movement led by Alexander Dubcek.

I write about this in the Greenwich Meridian where East meets West memoir about the Konecny family immigration saga spanning three generations.

My writing has been inspired by the leader of…

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