Introducing a great friend of all #authors, the Story Reading Ape (@Storyreadingape) and a project very close to his heart.

Hi all:

I wanted to let you know that I’ve started working on a new project and due to deadlines I might not be around as much as I’ve liked.

I thought I’d share one of my blog posts because I talk about a great friend of all authors and his latest project, that might inspire you as much as it has me.

Here it is:
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:

UKUSACAAUS

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.

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23 thoughts on “Introducing a great friend of all #authors, the Story Reading Ape (@Storyreadingape) and a project very close to his heart.”

    1. Hi, Anita and jaye Marie. I wanted to read this article on your blog, but your site imposed a pop-up demanding a subscription that obscured the text and disabled the page. No way to close it. I tried and tried and tried to find a way around it. Twitter was my next hope, but maybe you will get this message through this site. In any case, I have reblogged from this site: Chris is a wonderful resource!

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  1. Hi Olga, I hope you’re doing well. This is a wonderful post! Chris is such a humanitarian in promoting everyone else, it’s lovely to see him featured. Humanitarian… Ape-itarian? 😀
    He’s actually going to host my Thriving Thursdays motivational posts, monthly for the rest of the year. He’s a great guy… err… ape…
    Mega hugs to you and to Chris. Have a marvelous Monday.

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    1. Thanks so much. I agree totally about Chris. I don’t know about the problem with Anita and Jaye Marie’s Blog, but what happened to me was that sometimes the cross to close the pop-up is a colour that gets lost in the background and becomes invisible. It happened to me, unintentionally.

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  2. Reblogged this on My thoughts on a page. and commented:
    If you have an interest in writing and you’ve never followed Chris the story reading ape you are seriously missing out.
    Here is a project close to his heart and as he regularly blogs posts with books and projects important to others it’s good to be able to return the favour.
    Thank you Lit World Interviews for this post.

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