Alicia #MondayRecommends and #Nails

I think I “met” Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt through Holly Jahangiri (the real one).

I went to Alicia’s web site and read some of her free short stories. On the basis of that writing, I paid cash money for the first book of her trilogy, PRIDE’S CHILDREN: PURGATORY.

Y’all, it rocks! The only reason I give it two thumbs up is that I only have two thumbs. Don’t worry about how long it may take for books 2 and 3 to come out; book 1 is well worth reading for itself alone. And you’re not going to forget the characters between the time you read 1 and the time you read the others. I halfway expect to turn on the TV and see the characters who are in show business, and I halfway want to look up the numbers in my phone and call the others.

I’m tellin’ ya!

To learn more about Alicia, her writing, and her book, read her feathred article on Writing and Wellness. It’s long, but worth every second of your time.

And here are my nails this week.

I love fluid art nails!


matte finish




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Alicia #MondayRecommends and #Nails

  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    January 18, 2021 at 10:35am

    Your nails are gorgeous.

    I keep mine very short – or I can’t type.

    Thanks SO much for the plug. It’s things like recommendations that keep me writing some days – I want NETHERWORLD done so I can get to Book #3. I love where 2 ends.

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      Marian Allen

      January 18, 2021 at 1:03pm

      Thanks for the nail compliment. I let mine grow until I can’t type, then cut and file them down to nubbins. πŸ™‚

      I’m really really looking forward to what comes next for the characters I’ve come to love — or love to hate! πŸ˜€

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      • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

        January 18, 2021 at 3:33pm

        Good. I’m in the same position. To write the characters, I have to channel them, and it’s hard to switch, every time, and then I do it, and I get it, and it’s worth it. Weird.

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  2. acflory

    January 19, 2021 at 10:52pm

    I totally agree. I can’t remember how I stumbled onto Pride’s Children, but I’ve been waiting for more ever since. πŸ™‚
    Actually, now I think of it, half the people I count as friends online are authors I ‘discovered’ through their books…including you, Marian. lol

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