What do you do when it is frigid outside?

I awoke this morning, like so many other Americans, to record low temps for the day. It was 1 degree F with a wind chill of 12 below zero outside my house. I still had to walk our little doggie, of course, so I bundled up with layers of clothes, a knit hat and scarf, put the leash on Brody, and headed out to brave the elements. But it’s warmed up now. It is only 3 degrees. I’m at the computer with our kitty, Shia, on my lap.

So what do you do when the weather is so bad that you don’t want to get out? One thing I do, which lots of folks do, is snuggle up with something nice to read. Daytime TV isn’t great anyway, and I check facebook and other things online before breakfast.

Luckily, I have more than ample reading material when I am taking a little break from writing. St. Clair Publications has so many great books in so many genres that we can pretty much match anyone’s tastes. Everything from fast moving novels, to classics to ┬áscience fiction to self-improvement, to spiritual beliefs to animal books to historic topics to poetry, to children’s books, to word and phrase meanings and origins to travel…and the list goes on,

To see a near-complete listing of our books just go to stclairpublications.com and search the authors’ pages. You may purchase them there with PayPal or you may go on Amazon all over the world and make your selection. Many of them are also available from Barnes and Noble, Abe Books and other sources. And if you want something today, download one of our great ebooks, either in PDF at our website or on Kindle from Amazon. People are getting our books every day. If you’re not, check it out. You might like what you see!

What to do when it’s cold outside

It seems that predictions of a harsh winter for 2013-2014 are on target. The phrase ‘polar vortex,’ which first appeared in print in the 1970s has become a household expression. The US ‘Deep South’ is seeing freezing rain and snow, and temps hovering near 0 degrees F are as far south as Tennessee. Brrr! This pattern will repeat itself for the third time next week.

But the good news is that those who are running short on reading material have only to head on over to amazon.com and get a Kindle copy of a great St. Clair Publication book! And we have a vast supply of all sorts of goodies, and more cranking out all the time. I thought I would not have to go out this frigid morn, but my good friend, Kelly, at a local radio station, reran an old interview with me from about six weeks ago in which I offered a limited number of my popular book, Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions at a big discount. Being the softy that I am, I honored the price, even though I had oversold at my last book signing and only had one on hand. I had a box of them on the way from the printer (to cover my oversells) and had to order more now. I went out this morning and met one of the ones who called me about the replay of the show, and let her have my last book. More should be here today, and with the ones I have coming in the next two boxes, I should be able to cover present orders.

They are still selling well on line, and the good thing about those is that they are shipped straight from Amazon to the customer. Thank God for modern technology, and especially for the Internet! So stay in, stay warm, and catch up on your reading!