EVENTS AND SPECIALS

SAN ANTONIO BOOK CLUB 

  I had a wonderful evening visiting with a San Antonio book club last week! They were well-read, intelligent, curious ladies. After a delicious dinner and getting to meet individual members, I told them what writers are REALLY like. They had lots of questions, which I love. They also had napkins which read: “My book club can drink more wine than your book club.” Think it was a fun group?

I told them about my next book, RISKY PURSUIT, stand-a-lone intergenerational suspense coming in February/March. Author’s Review Copies may be sent a few weeks before publication to those who will  put a short review on Amazon or Goodreads on release day.  Interested?

Contact me: https://author@nancygwest.com

 

MEANWHILE, HERE’S A NEW SONG PARODY FOR YOU:

MAMAS, DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE WRITERS

       3/4 time             D Chord          G Chord         A Chord

 

                    MAMAS DONT  LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE WRITERS   

DON’T LET EM IMAGINE AND SCRIBBLE SO MUCH

            MAKE ‘EM BE DOCTORS AND LAWYERS AND SUCH

 

WRITERS AIN’T EASY TO LOVE

AND THEY’RE HARDER TO HOLD

THEY THINK STORIES HAVE VALUE

THAT’S BETTER THAN DIAMONDS OR GOLD

 

THEY DREAM OF PLOTTING

WITH PEOPLE YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW

PLACES AND PROBLEMS THEY MAKE UP

THAT AIN’T EVEN SO 

 

THEY’RE WATCHING A MOVIE WITH YOU

BUT THEIR MIND’S FAR AWAY

IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ‘EM AND THEY DON’T DIE YOUNG,

THEY JUST KEEP WRITING ALL DAY

 

MAMAS DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE WRITERS

DON’T LET ‘EM IMAGINE AND SCRIBBLE SO MUCH,

MAKE ‘EM BE DOCTORS AND LAWYERS AND SUCH

 

WRITERS LIKE KEYBOARDS AND NOTEPADS

AND PENCILS GALORE

QUAINT LITTLE ROOMS WITH A VIEW

AND A LOCK ON THE DOOR

 

HEADS FULL OF IDEAS

AND PLACES THEY LIKE TO CREATE

THEY’RE NOT LISTENING TO YOU-

THEY’RE DREAMING UP SOMEBODY’S FATE

 

THEY THINK OF STORIES

AND PEOPLE YOU CAN’T EVEN VIEW,

YOU THINK THEY’RE WITH YOU

BUT THEIR MIND IS ELSEWHERE

‘THO THEY’RE SITTING THERE RIGHT BESIDE YOU

 

MAMAS DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE WRITERS

THEY MIGHT JUST STAY HOME

AND THEY’RE HAPPY ALONE

(SLOWER)—-   EVEN WITH SOMEONE THEY LOVE

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Written by Patsy Bruce and first recorded by Ed Bruce 1976. Best known recording by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson 1979. Parody by Nancy G. West ©2024

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