Wildlife, Hummingbirds, Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale: Monday Blog Post

By Randy Cockrell

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So while my husband and I are staying home, we continue to look at the wildlife that comes to our yard or wanders down our street. The other day, this tarantula crossed the street in front of us and wandered into our front yard. You can see tiny drops of water on him as it was sprinkling rain when hubby and I took the picture. He’s interesting and a little creepy. Sorry. It can’t be all Gambrel Quails and chipmunks all the time.

Last week I mentioned my garden and the tomatoes and the peppers. The zucchini and yellow squash had tiny squashes. Those are now gone. Eaten I suspect, since I didn’t see them do it, by the chipmunks, and maybe the squirrel. They eat the blossoms from the petunias, as well. Lovely, delicate diet these critters have. The hummingbirds are in full throttle, swarming our backyard, fighting and screaming at each other. Here’s an older video my husband took that shows what I mean. Here’s a video: https://youtu.be/XnNdv_BySOo

In writing news, so far I’m still just writing this blog. I’m blaming it on the corona ennui. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Stay safe. Stay well.


Almost over, the Smashwords summer/winter sale runs for a few more days. Several of my books are on sale and I hope you get a chance to go to that site and check them out. Click on the link and scroll through the list to see books on discount sale. Have fun and check out some other authors while you’re there! https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/conniecockrell  Don’t forget. The sale ends on the 31st.

The spring giveaway, Spring Flings and Book Things, is over. I’ll let you know when the winners are drawn.

In the meantime, the Summer giveaway is now in progress! Check it out here: https://conniesrandomthoughts.com/giveaways-and-prizes/. As always, each author is giving away at least 2 prizes and there’s a Paypal cash grand prize.

Where will I Be?

Pine Library, 6124 W. Randall Place, Pine AZ, Friends of the Library meeting, has been officially rescheduled. The new date for my appearance is October 26th, still at 1pm.

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Gold Dreams released May 13th, 2019. It is up on Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, (Direct link doesn’t work, copy the URL and paste it into your browser, or go directly to Kobo.com and search for Gold Dreams, Connie Cockrell), and Smashwords. The print version is available on Amazon. You can also see all my books on http://conniesrandomthoughts.com/my-books-and-other-published-work/. If you’ve read any of my books, please drop a short, honest, review on the site where you bought it or on Goodreads or BookBub. Your review is critical to help me promote the books to other readers. Thanks in advance.

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