Day Ten of Blog Tour

Thank you for reading this blog entry! This is the tenth post on the Forever Friends blog tour. Thanks for your support if you are still following the tour! If this is the first blog entry you have read on the tour, welcome! I hope you will decide to join in and follow the remainder of the tour. If you are interested in reading about the anthology and how it came about, you will find the previous posts from December 1st-December 9th interesting and informative. Check them out! Today, I checked out the price for Forever Friends on, and it is still $9.99, but I don’t know how long it will last!

The back cover of Forever Friends says:

This collection of stories and poems, created by members of the Published Authors Forum on the world wide web, reflects the bond of friendship between writers from all over the world. Forever Friends is a celebration of the power of friendship and human relationships. The breadth and depth of the stories cover all ages from young to old. Filled with love and respect for family, friends, pets and even a telescope, these stories are guaranteed to entertain the most discerning reader. Thoughtful poems of friendship and love will bring smiles or tears and encourage readers to read the next story. The fiction and non-fiction works in this book express friendship as timeless, enduring and forever.

The telescope mentioned in the back cover blurb belongs to A. Ahad, who wrote The Sombrero Spiral Galaxy: My First Unforgettable Glimpse, one of the anthology’s many short stories.

The Sombrero Spiral Galaxy is a true story about seeing a galaxy of stars with the naked eye through a small telescope for the very first time.

How the Sombrero spiral galaxy appears in my 8-inch Newtonian

How the galaxy looked in the 54x wide-field eyepiece of my Tal-1.

As well as being the author of this intriguing story, Abdul is the author of First Ark to Alpha Centauri. He is also an astronomer. Amongst his many celestial finds, Abdul is noted for identifying the variable star 119 Tauri to be the second reddest naked-eye star in the whole night sky. He coined it the ‘Ruby Star’.

In May this year, Abdul earned an Honorary Membership award from Bangladesh Astronomical Society – the highest honour given for ‘outstanding contribution to furthering the cause of astronomy or space science’ internationally.

I would like to thank Abdul for contributing to the anthology and for inviting me to make this post on his blog and for giving me the chance to talk about Forever Friends.

Don’t forget to order a copy; you will not be disappointed!

Forever Friends is available now from Forever Friends

Thanks again for reading this and best wishes for the holiday season!

Shelagh Watkins

December 10 A. Ahad


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