Jeanne Owens, author

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Available Now – Chronicles of Riss: Adventures in Sorcery Paperback Edition

It’s here! It’s finally here! Woohoo!

What is? The paperback edition of my book, Chronicles of Riss: Adventures in Sorcery, that’s what! After debating it for a while, I finally decided to have a paperback version of this short story collection. And now it’s here and Chronicles of Riss is no longer only available as an ebook. Now, those of you who prefer to hold an actual book in your hand to read instead of an e-reader can enjoy this book full of fun, fantastical adventures.



Confronting evil sorcerers. Fighting monsters. Dueling metal golems. Searching for a sea monster. Hunting lost treasure. Finding a missing show dog. Competing in talent contests. Helping lost children. These are just some of the widely varied exploits that the young mercenary sorceress Marissa “Riss” Cobalt shares in this second Adventures in Sorcery book. Riss reveals how she ended up as a mercenary and chronicles some of the many adventures, ranging from fun to serious, that she’s had prior to the events of Kismet and Tell.





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Hustle – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Working like crazy in the kitchen, Edna decided she much preferred dealing with the hustle and bustle of the crowds of shoppers on Black Friday than she did trying to hustle to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.






This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “hustle”:



Thinking Aloud on A Sunday.



Earlier this week, I saw a feature on a BBC programe. It appears that many items being sold as ‘fake fur’ are nothing of the sort. They are real fur. Unimaginably, it appears that raising animals in awful conditions, then killing them for their fur, is cheaper than producing the fibres needed to simulate it as fake fur. The TV show had distressing images of rabbits and Raccoon Dogs (I had never heard of Raccoon Dogs) being kept in abysmal conditions. Crammed into wire cages, and stacked on top of each other. As well as coming from the Far East, this animal fur is also widely produced in Poland, a member of the EU.

Is it used to provide warmth at least? Perhaps to help people who live in very cold places survive harsh winters. Of course not. It merely provides decoration. Bobbles for beanie hats, facings on sweaters…

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The Role To Play – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS




A great man once said

That all the world

Is a stage

And the men and women

Are merely players.

As I make my way

Through this great play

We call Life

I have yet to find

The role that

I am meant to play.

But I will continue

To roll along

Like a stone

Until I find

My starring role.

This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “roll/role”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 17/18

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Make Up Your Mind, Mother Nature! – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds


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“Well, it’s official. The weather has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.” – anonymous


This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Share The Road!

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Bill – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

As she listened to the veterinarian’s diagnosis, her heart broke, but she decided she didn’t care how much the bill would end up being. She would do everything she could to make Bill the cat better. He was her baby, after all, and all she had left in the world.



This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “bill”: