Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day:
“There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up.”
~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Slaying Dragons Week―Day 2


I'm celebrating this week in honor of my newly-released collection of original quotes, poetry, and short stories.  Part of "Slaying Dragons Week" includes sharing a daily quote from the book as well as a bit of trivia relating to the making of it. Here is the quote for today:  

"My soul, I’ve found, has puppet strings
to make me droop or give me wings.
And music is the puppeteer
that turns my ear to hear.
"  


Did you know that every quote, poem, and story in this book was based on events and experiences in my own life? I suppose you could call it a journal of sorts, filled with personal insights as well as lessons learned.  Most of the motivational quotes were written for me as encouragement to keep climbing towards my goals.  Every entry has a personal story that inspired it. 

For example, the poem above was written after I had gone for weeks without listening to music.  Having much to think about, I had made my drives in silence and carried out my chores without what I felt was noise distraction.  And then one day in the car, I turned on my music.  I had such an intense emotional reaction to the music, it changed my mood entirely.  I felt lighter, less burdened with cares.  I felt happier than I had for weeks.  It hit me how powerful music is in swaying our moods, even effecting us physically.  I began again to listen to the kind of music that put a smile on my face and a hop in my step.  From this experience, the above poem developed.


So remember, when you read Slaying Dragons there is more behind the words than you know.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Slaying Dragons Week―Day 1



     I dub this week "Slaying Dragons Week" in honor of my newly-released book.  I will be sharing a quote a day from the book all week long, as well as a bit of trivia relating to the making of this book. Here is the quote for today:  
"There are trials in life that feel as tremendous as a quest to slay dragons.  These trials are daunting.  They require hard work, determination, and courage.  But when the dragon is finally slain, the relief is immense."  

     Did you know that this book was two years in the making?  It was written as a graduation present for my second son who graduated from both high school and a local two-year college. He loves dragons and has painted one every year for entry in the summer fair. 


     I'm very proud of my son's accomplishments; it's quite a feat to earn a high school diploma and a college AA degree at the same time! Along with dedicating this book to him, I have promised him 50% of the royalties to go towards furthering his college education.  So remember, a purchase of Slaying Dragons (e-book or paperback) helps support a struggling college student!  




Monday, April 17, 2017

Slaying Dragons

An inspirational and entertaining book designed to be used on a day-to-day basis.  Curious?
by 
Richelle E. Goodrich


Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year is the next in a collection of inspirational books by American author and novelist, Richelle E. Goodrich. In the same style as Smile Anyway and Making WishesSlaying Dragons offers readers original daily quotes, poems, and an occasional story. Ponder meaningful quotes like the popular following:
"There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up." 
“I can overlook the lie; what's harder to ignore is the grotesque way it has marred your character.”  
“Too often we let others stamp a price tag on us and we accept their appraisal of our worth, forgetting we are in fact priceless." 
“When you love someone, you don’t care that she ate your sandwich. You only hope she found it delicious.”  
“Habits grow like dragons if you feed them.” 

This book was written to entertain, inspire, and motivate individuals on a daily basis.
 


Slaying Dragons is available in 




And your thought for the day.....

"When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon.  Breathe fire."
~ Richelle E. Goodrich


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Book of Blessings

I am super excited to share this with you: a cantata composed by Steven Griffin titled A Book of Blessings. This was the first performance of the whole cantata which took place on March 29th at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. If you click on the YouTube link below and scroll forward to the portion between 23:42 to 31:56, listen carefully. Those are my lyrics from a poem I wrote titled Give. Yes, those are my lyrics! *beaming from ear to ear* How sweet is that? Read the poem below, and follow along with the music. I hope you enjoy this beautiful arrangement.





The sun rose and said to me, "Be a ray of sunshine for someone today."
The wind nudged at my back and said to me, "Blow a kiss to someone today."
The rain wet my cheek and said to me, "Dry a tear on a somber face today."
The soil fed grass at my feet and said to me, "Add pleasure to a life today."
The ocean washed ashore and said to me, "Calm the tempest of a troubled soul today."
The mountain trembled and said to me, "Soften a heart of stone today."
The moon lit the night and said to me, "Show the way with your simple giving."
So I went and did as they bid me do.
And the sun shone brightly on me.
And the wind caressed my face.
And the rain washed away my stains.
And the soil made a rose garden along my path.
And the ocean carried me from shore to shore.
And the mountain sheltered me from storms.
And the moon smiled down on me.
I've come to realize I can never give enough to recompense what I get in return.







Monday, April 10, 2017

Slaying Dragons Cover Art Reveal

Do you hear the anticipating drum roll?  
Are you holding your breath with expectation?  
Has curiosity grabbed your attention?
Good!  Because it's time for another COVER ART REVEAL!


After weeks of pencil drawing,















inking,




color and shading,




tweaking and editing....




I present to you the final cover art for



Slaying Dragons:
Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year is the next in a collection of inspirational books by American author and novelist, Richelle E. Goodrich. In the same style as Smile Anyway and Making WishesSlaying Dragons offers readers original daily quotes, poems, and an occasional story. Ponder meaningful quotes like the popular following:

"There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up."

“When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.” 

“I can overlook the lie; what's harder to ignore is the grotesque way it has marred your character.” 

“Too often we let others stamp a price tag on us and we accept their appraisal of our worth, forgetting we are in fact priceless.”

“When you love someone, you don’t care that she ate your sandwich. You only hope she found it delicious.” 

“Habits grow like dragons if you feed them.” 





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in PAPERBACK or E-BOOK
KINDLE    NOOK    KOBO    iTUNES