Books to Curl Up With ~ Author Rich Weatherly ( @RichWeatherly43 )


 Closed Doors, A Trilogy


 “Closed Doors; A Trilogy” features a novella and two short stories:

“Toxic Situations, A Novella”, is a fast-paced thriller that leads the reader
from Atlanta to Australia on the hunt for stolen capsules containing a deadly
avian flu virus. We follow the adventures of CDC agent Craig Wells Jr. as he
and his partner travel the globe battling warring organized crime figures that
are determined to sell them to the highest bidder or unleash the deadly virus.

In “Family Secrets”, the reader is invited to a family gathering where the
stage is set for an unfolding tragedy and the discovery of the horrid truth about
the secrets hidden by seemingly happy families.

In the final story of the trilogy, “Thrills at the Esplanade Cinema”, a unique
tale unfolds. What begins as an innocent daily occurrence has the potential to
become a life-ending event that stays with the protagonist.

Praise for”Closed Doors; A Trilogy” : 

5.0 out of 5 stars Something for everyone~ 
Popular American Author, Lawrence Enright 
This review is from: Closed Doors, a Trilogy (Kindle Edition)

“Closed Doors; A Trilogy” is a novella and two short stories, none related to the other.

The novella, “Toxic Situations” is an event-driven thriller that carries the story well by switching between scenes of the good guys and bad guys until they finally connect up at the end. The premise is both frightening and plausible, and the execution is enjoyable and taut.

“Family Secrets” is a short story about a family, a farm, and a tragedy. I enjoyed this one the most of the three pieces because of the story, but that is a matter of personal preference. I also thought the writing was the best in this piece. I loved the descriptions of the countryside.

“Thrills at the Esplanade Cinema” is an autobiographical piece about an incident that occurred in the author’s youth. I found it interesting in that regard and it made me wonder if “Family Secrets” were also partially autobiographical.

I recommend this trilogy for its variety of well-written pieces. This one has a story for everyone


  About Rich Weatherly


Rich Weatherly’s professional career spanned several decades. Much of that career included technical writing and copy writing. He also worked in media production and corporate photography.

After retiring from the corporate world, Rich focused his attention on creative writing. He continues to work on a series of short stories, and a collection of works that will include poetry, photography and miscellaneous writings.

Rich Weatherly is a descendant of one of General Marion’s militia at the Battle of Cowpens during the Revolutionary War. His maternal Great-Grandmother’s father scouted western Dallas, County and was numbered among the first 50 families to settle western Dallas, Co., Texas.

Rich is working on an historical fiction novel, Boundless Honor which begins in the fall of 1835. The story features the Texas Revolution and the Trail of Tears.

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Sunshine Award from the wonderful and talented Honoré Dupuis

Sunshine Award

As usual when catching up on my feeds, I looked to see if there were new posts by Honoré Dupuis from his wonderful blog “Of Glass & Paper“. Reading his post
Sunshine Award from a Master” I was thrilled to see that he had been a recipient of such a well deserved award. I was also surprised to see my name listed in his nominations among such wonderful bloggers as Rick Stassi, Leslie Moon, Louise Hastings, Mirabella, Jim Wright, Diana Lee, Ash N. Finn, Marny Copal and Romantic Dominant.

Honoré is such a wonderful person and talented writer it was a true honor that he chose me and I want to thank him for bestowing such a compliment, it is appreciated more than he knows.

As per the rules listed below, here are my answers for the Q & A questions…

Favorite Color: Since for many black isn’t a color I would have to say “Amethyst” …okay, okay “purple”. *sighs*

Favorite Animal: Dragonfly…okay, I know it’s an insect, not an animal..but rules were meant to be broken.

Favorite Number: “11” ..not “666” to many people’s surprise 😉

Favorite Non-alcoholic Drink: Coffee…and for those who know me well, they are painfully aware that it is a necessity in my world…and theirs, which would explain the “666” reference. *evil grin*

Facebook or Twitter: Tough choice, but I guess I am a Twitter girl…I like the challenge of trying to get a point across in a 140 characters or less… and for a long-winded gal like me…it can only be a positive. 😉

Your Passion: Other than my wonderful husband Mike, I would have to say using my creativity, whether in written word or captured moment….or trying to make my cooking look way more appetizing than it will actually taste. LOL

Giving or getting presents: Giving for sure, unless it’s books…or coffee. 😉

Favorite Day: November 5th

Favorite Flowers: Gerber Daisies

My nominations: Now to be serious… all of those I have chosen are wonderfully supportive and talented bloggers, writers, authors and/or artists who dedicate their time and skills to pursue their craft and inspire others.

Rich Weatherly:Writer, author, poet, photographer and blogger.

Karen Einsel:Writer, author and blogger

Jenny Sosniak:Writer and blogger

Micheal Rivers:Writer and author

Eri Nelson:Wonder woman 😉 , author, publisher and blogger

Maryann Kempher:Writer, author and blogger

Carole DiTosti:Writer, author, poet and blogger

Damyanti Ghosh:Writer, author and blogger

Lora Fisher:Writer, photographer, curator, and artist

Glenn Starkey:Writer, author and blogger

Sheilagh Lee: Writer, author and blogger

If you want to join in the fun, and continue the process, the rules are to:

(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.

(2) Complete the Q&A below in your blog post.

(3) Pass on the award to 10-12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.