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Saturday Ink

By Julia Press Simmons



For many people, the weekend is a time to relax and enjoy themselves. For others, it is a time to catch up on work or chores. But for some, the weekend is a time to read and write. Saturday Ink caters to these people. It is full of mini-articles, resources, stories, and poems written by talented writers worldwide. It is also a great place to find new and interesting books to read, and small businesses to support. We enjoyed putting this together for you, and we hope you love it!



 

CONTENTS


HEALTH & WELLNESS ~ SELF-CARE SATURDAY

SPOOKY READS ~ OUR TOP FIVE

SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY ~ ISSUE 19

HOT MIC ~ PODCAST OF THE WEEK

BINGE REPORT ~ ABBOT ELEMENTARY

FLASH FICTION ~ OFFICE POLITICS

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS ~ SELF-CARE SATURDAY


Self-care is important, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are 5 budget-friendly tips for a relaxing Self-Care Saturday.


1. Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Fuel your body with nutritious foods to jumpstart your day.


2. Get active! Go for a walk, do some yoga, or take a dance class. Exercise is a great way to boost your energy and mood.


3. Unplug from technology and take some time for yourself. Read a book, take a bath, or just enjoy the silence.


4. Connect with nature. Spend time outside in your backyard or go for a hike in the park. breathe in the fresh air and appreciate the beauty around you.


5. Make time for loved ones.




 

SPOOKY READS ~ OUR TOP FIVE

It's that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the air is chilly, and Halloween is just around the corner. What better way to get into the spirit of things than by reading a spooky book? Here are our top five picks to get you started.

  1. OCTOBER'S HARVEST ~ After the disappearance of a teenage girl’s father, she discovers that her small religious community has been worshipping something dark and sinister in this twisted tale that reads like Children of the Corn meets The Lottery.

  2. GATOR QUEEN ~ 1920s Louisiana --- Ammiis a young black girl, born and raised in the bayou, hardworking and a lover of cola bottles, oh, and she was raised by gators.

  3. INVISIBLE CHAINS ~ Nominated for the 2019 Bram Stoker Award for "First Novel." Jacqueline is a young Creole slave in antebellum New Orleans. An unusual stranger who has haunted her dreams since childhood comes to stay as a guest in her master’s house.

  4. THE BETWEEN ~ A man risks his soul and his sanity to save his family from malevolent forces in this brilliant novel of horror and the supernatural from the award-winning pioneer of speculative fiction and author of the classic My Soul to Keep.

  5. THE HAUNTING OF LA'QUISHIA BROWN ~ When Tameka gets kicked out of her apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, she convinces her best friend, Belinda, to allow her to move in with her family until Tameka gets back on her feet. While living free of charge with them for several months, Tameka maliciously puts voodoo on Belinda's seven-year-old daughter, La'Quishia...

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SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY! CONGRATULATIONS TO TAMARA CHECK YOUR EMAIL! YOU'VE WON AN ECOPY

OF INTELLECTUAL INK ISSUE 19





 

HOT MIC ~ PODCAST OF THE WEEK


The Get Caught Up Podcast started out as a labor of love for African American authors in the indie literary community. When I first entered the publishing industry, there were very few spaces that were available that embraced literature written by black indie authors, especially new ones that didn't charge an exorbitant amount of money. I started the podcast as my way of providing a place where black indie authors, especially newbies, could build their author portfolio by providing free author interviews with zero strings attached. Now, that has expanded to POC authors and mainstream authors as well, but the first interview is still free and the only thing that is required is that the authors follow the social media accounts for the podcast and like/subscribe to the podcast. It's a ton of work, but I do it because I love and support my fellow authors, and it's my way of giving back to an industry that has given me great opportunities.


To be a guest on the Get Caught Up podcast, inquiring authors or others in the literary industry can visit www.untamedpublishing.net/contact and fill out the Contact Us form. We will email the hopeful guest with information on how to connect to our social media pages and how/where to like/subscribe to our podcast and our available interview dates. To stream our podcast, listeners can visit anchor.fm/getcaughtup or if they have other preferred listening platforms, we have our direct podcast links to Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, and more available at linktr.ee/getcaughtup.




 

BINGE REPORT ~ ABBOT ELEMENTARY