Racing The Blue Monarch - Lap by Lap Notes

Seduced by Story

June 30, 2015

Tags: Shirley Jackson, author, horror, macabre, Racing the Blue Monarch, Michael J. Daley, story, reading, sci-fi, The New Yorker, biography, The Lottery, Like Mother Used to Make, captivated, silverware, tableware, romance, genre, willful suspension of disbelief, race car, kids, solar power, solar energy, environmental, writer, short story, ambiguity, mystery

On the eve of sending out the first installment of Racing the Blue Monarch, I was excited to open a collection of stories by an unknown (to me) author and immediately become captivated by her work. Why? Because that's exactly what I hope happens to every single person who happens to begin reading one (more…)

Publisher's Weekly Article about Racing the Blue Monarch

June 10, 2015

Tags: Racing the Blue Monarch, Jessie, author, self-publishing, Michael J. Daley

Happy to report my collaboration with local independent booksellers gained the notice of Publishers Weekly (to read full article click on my smiling face) a very important book trade journal. With just 20 days until the green flag flies on the first installment, this national notice will be very helpful in garner growing interest (more…)

How COOL is this!!

June 4, 2015

Tags: Racing the Blue Monarch, Michael J. Daley, Junior Solar Sprint Racing, Maine Energy Education Program, t-shirt, artist, designer, racing, Amber Carr, Michael Loughlin, Peter Zack, Maine, Rockland, Owls Head Transportation Museum, race day

One of Racing the Blue Monarch's first fans is an old friend from my solar energy advocacy days, Peter Zack. He works with the Maine Energy Education Program (http://www.meepnews.org/). They are sponsoring the 2015 Owls Head Finals of the state-wide Junior Solar Sprint competitions in Maine. The qualifying cars will race at (more…)

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