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#Newbook MY VIBRATING VERTEBRAE by Agnes Mae Graham (@Storyreadingape) A fitting homage. And in case you haven’t met the Story Reading Ape…

Hi all:

As you know on Fridays I try to bring you new books. And today I have a very recent book that I thought deserved an introduction.

I’m sure that a lot of you in the blogosphere know The Story Reading Ape and his blog Author Promotions Enterprise. Chris Graham (a.k.a The Story Reading Ape, or perhaps, The Story Reading Ape, a.k.a Chris Graham, I’m never 100% sure) is deservedly known as he works ceaselessly to help and promote writers.

Chris Graham, The Story Reading Ape
Chris Graham, The Story Reading Ape

Let me tell you a bit what he does (in case you haven’t crossed paths with him yet… Where have you been hiding?).

He has a Hall of Fame where he shares features of authors whose work he finds interesting and also of supporters of his blog. Here is the link where you can check both features. If you’re an author but have never been featured in the Hall of Fame or didn’t know about it, you can check here how to go about submitting an article. (Yes, I am featured but I’m not going to pester you with it. If you want to find me, please do…)

If you’re interested in finding writing resources, Chris regularly writes his own, has guests and also generously shares and reblogs content he finds interesting. Go and explore his author resources!

If you’re looking for a great design service, he also provides covers, 3-D covers and videos at bargain prices (and I’d advise you to keep an eye open for special offers). Check here to see what he can do!

He also recommends other people’s services and has great content like the Monday Funnies, so I just advise to explore in general.

OK, I’m sure by now you’re wondering what any of this has to do with the new book. Chris has always said that as much as he enjoys reading and loves the ins and outs of the world of writing, he doesn’t think it’s his thing. But, he decided to do something wonderful. Enter

Agnes Mae Graham
Agnes Mae Graham

Agnes Mae Graham is Chris’s mother. She’s no longer with us but she wrote poems. In her day and age, it was difficult (well, almost impossible) to publish and there were no easy options available to everyone as we have now. Chris’s sister Lorna had kept her poems. Chris re-read the poems, talked to another great supporter of authors and great author herself, Jo Robinson, and here is the result:

My Vibrating Vertebrae by Agnes Mae Graham
My Vibrating Vertebrae by Agnes Mae Graham

We all have dreams, loves, and hopes; but what if you are a girl growing up in 20th century Northern Ireland before, during and after the ‘Troubles’?
From the poetic thoughts of our Mother, we get a sense of what it was like, ranging from humor, sadness, wistful thinking and sometimes just downright nonsensical, these are the words of one such girl.

Available from AMAZON:

UK  –  USA  –  CA  –  AUS

If you want to read in Chris’s own words how the book came to be, you can check this great post, here.

My father was a great storyteller but he didn’t write. My mother is more of a listener, but I’m planning on prying a few stories out of her while she’s still with us. I love Chris and Lorna’s idea and I had to bring it to you.

Thanks to Chris, Lorna and Agnes Mae Graham for the book, thanks to Chris for all his help to writers, and thanks to you for reading, please, like, share, comment and don’t forget to CLICK and explore not only the book but also the Story Reading Ape’s site. 

By OlgaNunez

I was born in Barcelona and after living in the UK for many years have now returned home. I teach English, volunteer at Sants 3 Ràdio, a local radio station, I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often.
I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links.
My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

20 replies on “#Newbook MY VIBRATING VERTEBRAE by Agnes Mae Graham (@Storyreadingape) A fitting homage. And in case you haven’t met the Story Reading Ape…”

Good morning Olga…looks like another good read….although I am way behind with my reading…haven’t even begun ‘Wear and Tear’ – although it is next in line on my list…..
Have been thinking about and so hope all is going well with your Mother. Sending hummingbird magic in your direction….Janet. x

Thanks, Janet. I’m back in Spain, although no emergencies this time (fingers crossed!). I don’t even dare to check my reading list any longer. It’s beyond scary. Thanks for the hummingbirds and take care!

What a fabulous tribute to our Awesome Ape friend, Olga! Thank you, as this gives us the opportunity to share everywhere – which I did, of course 🙂 Hugs …

I have had ‘likes’ from the SRA before. The book of his Mother’s life sounds interesting. I hope that you manage to pry some equally good stories from your Mum too!
Best wishes, Pete.

Thanks, Pete. He’s great at finding great blogs and sharing them with everybody. So far I’ve been inundated with work but we’ll get there. Have a great weekend!

If the title isn’t enough to get you, then I don’t know what would. 😀 I have this one, Olga. I blush to admit, but I’m usually not much of a poetry fan — however, I really enjoyed this one. I think a large part of that due to the work Chris and Lorna did in putting it together. They did a marvelous job. Mega hugs all around.

I’ll blush with you. I don’t read near enough poetry either. I’m pleased you enjoyed it. It’s a great homage. Take care and have a great weekend.

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