I kept thinking I had forgotten something. You know that nagging feeling that something important is not getting done. Check the oven. No, it’s off. Pick up my phone. Nothing on the calendar. No waiting messages. Self-doubt and anxiety were disrupting my normal existence and interfered with my quality of life. I decided that I … Continue reading The Power of Stopping
Every generation has its version of this complaint. For my grandparents, it was, “Kids these days don’t know what love is” when my parents were part of the free love hippie sixties. For my mom and dad, it was, “Fashion? We had to wear homemade clothes. Music? We had to listen to one radio station. … Continue reading Kids These Days
What are you missing? There is a feeling that comes and goes in the human heart. It is called hiraeth. Hiraeth is a Welsh concept of longing for home. Many Welsh people claim ‘hiraeth’ is a word which cannot be translated, meaning more than solely “missing something” or “missing home.” It is an unexplained longing. … Continue reading We are All Homesick for Something
Did you ever run into a friend whom you haven’t seen in a long time and wonder what happened? You know the one. The one who you did everything with and were even maybe contemplating spending forever with, yeah that one. What did you say the last time you saw them? There are a million … Continue reading Complacency is a Killer
Is expecting people to be nice to each other too much to ask? Well, apparently it is too much. I just want people to treat others around them with respect. I am not asking that everyone love each other. Hell, you don’t even have to like each other. Can you at least be nice? It … Continue reading I’m Not Asking A Lot
There once was a music storyteller named Jim Croce. He sang about saving time in a bottle so that he could spend eternity with his “you”. He told of how there never seems to be enough time to do the things that you want to do once you find them. In this hurry-scurry life, we … Continue reading How to Save Time
Is it possible for a person to save another who didn’t know they needed saving? We look at all the social media that screams at us with lies about our self-worth. Not all the messages we get are negative, some are positive. Most of the positive ones are inflated. We see articles, inspirational quotes that … Continue reading What does surviving mean to you?
We have been told that we have to treat this book publishing gig as one would any other business. We hesitated, because for us it is not a business, it is a way of life. In any case, we decided to take a look at what a writing business would look like for us. My … Continue reading Books are a lifestyle, not a Business
Come join us as we celebrate the release of the anticipated beginning of the adventure! The Travelers' Song, the first book in the Necromancer's Song series. When: Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 4-10 PM Where: Level Up Gaming, 1132 Creighton Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504 Meet the authors and other fabulous people. Get one of the … Continue reading You are Invited!
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Do you ever look at the world and think we are on a collision course for disaster? The NECROMANCER'S SONG book collection will explore what happens when human influences on the natural environment and modern society cause the mutation of life as we know it, or as it will be known in a few hundred … Continue reading What Would Happen If…?
Publishers and readers alike have difficulty placing Lori O'Gara's novels in one genre. She is a Christian writer who writes about subjects that other Christian writers often avoid. She has no problem tackling drug addiction, sex or other subjects that are often thought of as taboo for Christian writers. "The thing is sex and addiction are … Continue reading Would you read it?
Lori O'Gara has been writing on Medium.com for about a year. Medium is an online group of publications and magazines that you can read for a small subscription fee of $5 bucks a month. For about what you pay for a cup of coffee at that big famous coffee place, you can read about any … Continue reading New Online Publication
We see several people adding donations for their birthdays on social media. March is Lori's birth month, so for her birthday, we will donate 10% of all book sale profits to The Alfred-Washburn Center (AWC) and 10% to Santa Rosa Interfaith Prison Ministries, local as well to our home here in Florida. Help us help … Continue reading Do More For the Least
Thank you, readers, for making our day at the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival a success. We met some amazing new people, made new friends and sold out of some of our titles. If you missed us and want a signed copy. Let's us know and we will work something out for you! … Continue reading Thank you, Readers!
We will be signing books at The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire & Pirate Festival March 2-3. 10 am-3pm Special Book Prices for signed copies!
Our new book, The Travelers' Song is not set in medieval times; however, in our story this world, yes Earth, four thousand years from now life is eerily similar to the Dark Ages. Electricity is sparse, as is plumbing and other modern conveniences. Technology is not embraced like it is now because technology brought on the … Continue reading Get Your Medieval On
Now available two compendium books for the Necromancer's Song series. The Two is placed in the current century. Love is a connection in the spiritual realm. The Two are not human, rather mystical beings that have existed since the beginning of time and change form at the discretion of Fate. They both discover, in a tragic … Continue reading NECROMANCER’S SONG COMPENDIUM BOOKS
As promised here are the covers for Brendan and Lori O'Gara's new novels, Necromancer's Song Series. The covers were created by Rosie Harman of Digiizone. Book I, The Travelers' Song will be released this summer.
Necromancer's Song cover reveal for the first 3 books, this Saturday, Jan 26. 8:00 pm CST The Travelers’ Song (Book I) COMING SUMMER 2019 The Music of the Bones (Book II) The Serpent and the Six (Book III)
I have decided to publish some of my shorter works and poems. I am mostly working them into short stories. My first one titled, The Two, will be published this weekend. These stories will be of varied lengths, available in print and ebook. I think due to the smallness they will be only on Amazon … Continue reading A Little Bit of Me, Fate Decides and other Musings
The other day I was accused of theft and was attacked by a person I have never met. What happened was this, I purchased a book cover for all the Necromancer's Song books from cover designers recommended to be by other writers* I trusted. The recommended cover creator who made the cover for The Serpent … Continue reading Some People…