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Books and E-Books by Paula Freda
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry,
Clean Sweet Romances,
Sci/Fi and Fantasy,
Novels, Novellas, Short Stories

Dear Writers, If you do not see your work accepted for Issues Nos. 18/19, please e-mail me, and I will make sure it gets posted.
All the best of peace of mind and spirit.

Scroll down or use link to the Table of Contents for stories, poetry, essays, articles by new, as well as seasoned writers.

Issues Nos. 18/19
              June 2017

Life is ...

Life is an opportunity,
benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

— Mother Theresa      (1910-1997)

(Blueprint to Peace)

"Peace, Fulfillment, Selfworth" - wonder of wonders if there were a blueprint to these three. If we could find the common denominator, the single thread that weaves through each pattern of life, through each animate, as well as inanimate existence.

What If: One morning we woke to the knowledge that each individual is a part of the earth. We all breathe the same air, live under the same sky that covers the earth, have the same bodily functions, depend on the same main ingredients of life, though varied they be. What If: One morning we woke to the knowledge that each beast, each insect, each blade of grass, is part of this earth we inhabit.

What If: One morning we woke to the knowledge that the earth along with the planets and the sun in our galaxy share the same star-studded space, the same universe.

What If: One morning we woke to the knowledge that the words "alien" and "specie" were no longer part of language, that each being, each creature, each grain of sand, each puff of smoke, each element, each molecule, each minutest amount of gaseous matter, each galaxy, be it flat, a platform, spiral or concentric, round like the planets, or a cubicle, with finite borders, or infinite, without end, was all a part of the universe, all sharing the same common denominator, the same thread of existence. Would race bias stand a chance? Would war have meaning, if we declared war on ourselves?

The common denominator, the thread that weaves through each pattern of existence, whether animate or inanimate. Belonging - All belongs - is a part - is joined - is the same - the universal truth - we cannot harm another without harming ourselves.

What If: We woke to the realization that all desires, all needs, all intellect, palls before this simple truth — that we are all one.

What If: we woke one morning to the knowledge that Peace was at last ours, that war, mayhem and murder were obsolete, that all creation now knew its true purpose, to care for itself - all of itself, that each of us holds the Blueprint to Peace in our hearts, that the solution to universal harmony resides in these simple two words — What If?

For every word there is a counter-word, but what if every argument that could be posed against this simple truth were self-extinguished, with the words: Peace on Earth and Good Will.

by Paula Freda

Glory Be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen

The Lord promised not to interfere with free will,
but He can give you the strength to persevere
and find peace of mind and spirit.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart
Make our hearts like unto Thine.

Editor's Note:

For anyone unable to attend THE SUNDAY MASS (aged, infirm, or simply sick that day), the Mass can be seen on several regular broadcast channels and on certain cable networks around the country. It can be heard on the radio in the USA, and also in Nome, Alaska and eastern Russia. Many people of other denominations as well tune in each week. No one need be left out. For more information, click on the above link.

You can also view the Sunday Mass on the Internet and/or on your television set. Three of the sites are: (New Link Changes)

Vermont: The Sunday Mass

New York: The Sunday Mass

Massachusetts: The Sunday Mass

Pray the ROSARY Daily in honor of the Blessed Lady, for her intercession and for Peace
(Joseph Lisowski's Beautiful Inspirational Essay, Dialogues With Mary, can now be found under Articles/archived articles and essays....)


"Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this chaplet even once, will receive grace from My infinite Mercy."

Also at: EWTN channel on television


A Promise is a Promise

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
with Marcelene Dyer

(Published by Hay House)

(available thru Alibris Bookstore and

This true, upbeat, inspiring biography is filled with courage, love and miracles. Barely 90 pages, it is an inspirational journey well worth taking. I highly recommend this book along with the author's personal website The Edwarda O'Bara Story.


Blossoms in the Snow

by Paula Freda

A sweet, Christian, Inspirational Romance ... a young woman who believes in miracles ... a young corporate lawyer who does not believe in God ... a very special saint. A miraculous journey into love. Do you believe in miracles? Rated "G" for General Audiences.

Along with the standard edition, now also available as Large Text Edition through


An Anthology of Inspiration


The Seriously Brave
Kid with Big Ears

Samantha Landon
Oscar, the Seriously Brave Kid with Big Ears is a children's graphic novel. Oscar, a large eared 4th grader, goes on an extraordinary adventure as he befriends a ghost along with other night-time creatures and battles to fight off evil. All the while discovering his own bravery and true friendship.
Published May 7, 2010
Standard Portrait
40 pages (Color)
Available through:

Young Adult/Science Fiction/Suspense
Paperbacks and ebooks

Celine Rose Mariotti's book entitled “Minister’s Shoes”. It is a story about a Baptist Minister named, Rev. Castle who solves mysteries. It takes place in Corning, Alabama. In this story, Trevor Sampson has gone missing and his wife Sada asks the Reverend to go find him and she promises him a pair of shoes if he does. Her husband has a chain of shoe stores. Rev. Castle with the help of the Lord, Who Appears to him and gives him clues to solve the case, sets out to find Trevor. It is a story of infidelity, gambling, embezzling and murder. The Reverend has to prove that Trevor is innocent of killing Cartwright. It is a drama, a mystery and it has a lot of comedy, too.

Celine Rose Mariotti’s new book, Minister’s Shoes, is available in print through:
Write Words, Inc.
and as an e-book on Kindle and Nook.

Or order direct from Celine:

See more about Celine Rose Mariotti at Shelton Herald.

I Have a Friend on Jupiter

by Celine Rose Mariotti

A story of two young friends who e-mail aliens on Jupiter! When their space ship arrives, so does a lot of adventure. When the space ship leaves-a special bond has been formed.


Also available at, Barnes & Noble, and other online publishers.

Author Celine Rose Mariotti whose work has often appeared in The Pink Chameleon was interviewed by Martin White of Poetic Monthly on his online radio show and talked about her new books. To listen to her on interview, link to:

Celine also markets her own elegant and unique artistic creations, among them jewelry, books, clothing, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, ceramics, dolls, etc.. Here is a link to her website:


(New for 2017)

Red, White and Blue

a very patriotic poetry book by poet and author, Celine Rose Mariotti. The poems in this book are all about America. They tell the story of our flag, Old Glory. The poems pay homage to all the Veterans and soldiers who have fought and died for our country from every war. Included are poems Celine wrote about her Dad and her Uncle who were both Veterans. Poems in the book are about World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the current Gulf War. Poems in my book honor the immigrants who have come here. The poems honor the many Presidents we have had as well as some of the outstanding members of Congress we have had over the years. They also pay honor to the policemen, the firemen and the paramedics. The last poem in the book is all about 9/11. If you are a patriot and one who loves America with all your heart, this is a book for you. God Bless America!!! (See The Pink Chameleon's section below on New Books for the price and order form.)

           Celine Mariotti has a new young adult book out published by Clayborn Press of Arizona. The e-book is priced at $2.99. The publisher is now putting it into a print book and it will be available soon. The e-book is already up on Amazon.
           This is the story of a student named Keith DiBiasi who attends a Catholic High School in Jackson, MS. He decides he wants to be President of the United States, and his teacher Sister Louisa agrees to be his campaign manager. Together with the other students and the other nuns, they find a way to outwit the system and Keith pulls off the most spectacular surprise! It's a real page turner!
           Amy Owings, a writer and editor from Arizona. gives it 5 Stars. Here is her review as it appears on Amazon.

5.0 out of 5 stars
"Imaginative and Educational Book for Kids

By Amy Owings on October 13, 2017

This book is an imaginative read for kids who are big dreamers and want to make a difference in the world. It's fun to see the path that a 16-year-old would take to become President, and Keith is a positive role model for young readers. It'll keep them in suspense while teaching them about politics and the government. I'd definitely recommend this book to any future presidents."

Available at

Boxed Set
Hero Least Likely

Books and E-books
by Ruth Ann Nordin

(rated "R")




Available at

Where to find Ruth Ann Nordin online:



Her books are also available at Kobo, Apple, and Barnes & Noble, among several other publishers.


The Heart of a Poet

by Richard Ellis Shaw

Words used to link the emotions of the heart and the rational view of the mind into a poetic palate that can for a brief moment form a connection between the writer and the reader. Poetry is the creation of an image, an emotion or even a picture in the mind of the reader. To do this a poet must choose his or her words carefully. The power of one word is truly tested within the lines of a poem. Poetry is the medium that I have chosen to paint some pictures for you of characters, views of nature and relationships. This is a book about relationships, with others, with nature, and with characters, I have met on my journey. As you read my book if you find a piece of yourself in a poem or a memory stirred for a moment lets you smile or even a character who is familiar to you, then I will have been successful in my writing.

(New Updates)
Books and E-books
by Paula Freda

rated "G" and "PG"
(for hearts of all ages)

Book Trailers

PUBLISHED 2006-2014
(All available as e-books and standard paperbacks and Large Print Editions
through, Barnes and,, among others)

Blossoms in the Snow

Sunset in Paradise

Lilac in the Spring


by Paula Freda
(writing as)Marianne Dora Rose


Along With

The Lark and Robin Red: (Abby's Story)

Beautiful Dreamer

Silvereye's Hummingbird
(Carol's Story)


Audrey's Mr. Darcy


Wild Yellow Clover
Honey Wheat Sage


The Girl In Blue Velvet Who Fell From The Stars


I Dream of My Lady in Red


Sapphire Blue in the Straw


A sequel to Driscoll's Lady, titled:

Marbles Within The Circle

by Glenn D. Hayes

Twenty stories about culturally diverse characters
from ancient to modern times
whose commonality is bonded by their
fears, foibles, and fantasies.



Issues Nos. 18/19
June 2017

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To Begin With.......

Sleds are for snow, trains are for tracks, and birds fly. The Pink Chameleon deals with emotions, with the stuff that life is made of. From the alluringly unexplainable to the boringly logical, from the frightening unknown to the refreshing deducible, the Pink Chameleon understands...the thief, the saint, the angel, the demon. Like Campbell's "Hero With A Thousand Faces," the Pink Chameleon rides the wind, the wave, and the snowflake. He bends in the path of the storm, safe in the depths of the sea while above the tempest rages; accepts the inevitable, reaches for the stars, the future, the past, the present...the soul of mankind.

Beware of what lies within these pages. The Pink Chameleon will make you laugh and cry, stir your emotions, and worse, make you think. If you are willing to chance it, then sit back, kick off your shoes, put your feet up, and allow the Pink Chameleon to carry you to places where only the heart may go.

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Books and E-Books by Paula Freda
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry,
Clean Sweet Romances,
Sci/Fi and Fantasy,
Novels, Novellas, Short Stories


Dear Writers, If you do not see your work accepted for Issues Nos. 18/19,
please e-mail me, and I will make sure it gets posted.
All the best of peace of mind and spirit.

This issue is dedicated again to long-time members of The Pink Chameleon Team, Albert J. Manachino and Deanne F. Purcell, prolific writers and my dear personal friends, who passed away recently; Al, on February 28, 2015; and Deanne on March 31, 2015. They now reside with the Angels and The Good Lord.

To Begin With...


Actively Seeking E-mail Submissions
Reading Period
Please Note Change:
From February 1st to March 31st
September 1st to October 31st.


includes New Poetry
and Archived Poetry by, among others,
Deanne F. Purcell, Dorothy R. Brown, James Collins,
Theresa C. Maloney, Sister Mary Ann Henn

Short Stories
includes New Short Stories
and Archived Short Stories

Articles, Essays, How-To, and Travel Pieces
includes New Articles, Essays, etc.
(which include, among others,
Dialogues with Mary
by Joseph Lisowski)


Stories, Poetry, Articles, Essays
that tickle your funny bone

The Willie Button Series

by Albert J. Manachino

Albert J. Manachino is a well-known writer of the witty, whimsical and unpredictable, and thoroughly entertaining, among the small presses for the past 50 years and recently, the Internet. Here are the twelve consecutive stories about Willie Button, a small-time thief, who unintentionally burglarizes the Devil's Bible. His attempts to sell or give the deadly book away are met with refusal and horror. When Willie Button is killed by a wildly driven taxi, the book stays with him. And St. Peter refuses to let him through the Pearly Gates until he rids himself of it. The twelve stories follow poor Willie as he is returned to life, and his attempts to unload the "albatross" — the albatross around his neck, as he calls the book, so that he can gain forgiveness, and be allowed to enter through Heaven's Gates.

Dark Bible
Escape Clause
Book of Limbo
Alien Concept
The Evening Friend
Pardonable Error
Mr. Diabolicus
Night of the Warlock
The Whispering Men
Chamber of Fear
(Conclusion) - The Redemption of Willie Button

Along With

The Albert J. Manachino Series

A special section is allotted to Albert J. Manachino and his works. The man deserves it. During his lifetime, he published hundreds of stories over 70 years in many small presses. Also novels and cartoons. Worked with artists well known in their own fields, among them Kevin D. Duncan and Larry Dickison. His stories continue to appear in electronic presses on line, among them Surprising Stories and Bewildering Stories. Thank you, Al, for the opportunity to showcase your witty, quirky, imaginative, often hilarious stories, that often have an undercurrent of truth concealed under the guise of hilarity.

Backwards Pupil
Ultimate Fulfillment
A Home for the Winter
The Music of Eric Zorne
Bishop's Gambit
Wednesday Night at the Rounders
The Man Who Reached Back
Coupon Special
Dreadful Bargain
Backyard Bronto
Geppetto's Children
Monday Morning    (New)
Dark Playmate    (New)
Upper Crust     (New)

New Books

Movie Reviews

Wisdom Nuggets





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The pink chameleon is a magical creature.
He hides among the roses;
He says his prayers at night;
He eats jasmine and lavender.
Legend has it,
He once belonged to Thumbelina;
And for services rendered,
She placed a diamond-studded collar
about his neck.

From the collar,
Hung an opal,
Milky-white and honey-smooth.
A magical opal.
All the colors of the rainbow,
In shades of soft pastels,
And all the gentler mysteries
of the universe, and beyond,
Are known to the pink chameleon.

                  — Paula Freda

Copyright 1984
by Paula Freda

Copyright by
Thomas M. Freda

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