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Telling Tales Children’s Literacy Festival

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I had fun this past weekend volunteering at the Book Swap at Telling Tales. What a great festival. Spent the afternoon in the shade at the bandstand listening to wonderful children’s authors: Kevin Sylvester, Itah Sadu, and Emma Donoghue, who signed a book and even posed for a photo!!!

 

Aptoide – Things you need to know about Aptoide

Aptoide is a distributed market for portable applications which works on the Android operating system. In Aptoide, unlike the standard Google Play Store, there is not a special and common store, but each person controls their store.

Currently, there are numerous types of the Aptoide app: Aptoide for smartphones and supplements, Aptoide TV – a model for intelligent TVs and STBs, and Aptoide Kids – developed for kids devices. Recently, Aptoide released a VR App-Store.

Aptoide also provides B2B solutions, allowing its partners to control their app-store in an independent and personalized way. The Android application used to access the shops is open source, and there are many forks including F-Droid The interaction between your consumer and computers is completed having an open protocol based on XML.

The style is influenced by the APT packaging supervisor, that may work with multiple sources. When the user needs a bundle, they use the consumer to search for options where the application form is stored. The name Aptoide is formed in words “APT” and “ride.” The Aptoide system is available in over 40 languages, having reached over 97 million users in 2015 and 2.8 billion packages. Inside the various stores, it is possible to get over 700.000 Android applications.

Aptoide started being a suggestion of Paulo Trezentos in the 2009 Caixa Mágica Summer Camp. The proposal was recognized and later became what today is Aptoide. This first level of development has later created the opportunity of SAPO Summer bits.

The concept behind Aptoide originated from various sources. On the one hand, the research in Linux installers in Mancoosi European Project, Paulo Trezentos Ph.D. project and Portugal Telecom A5 phone, a project where the team participated. At the end of 2010, it had been presented in the Bazaar Android site. Bazaar Android provided the likelihood for that customer to create their store. In August 2012, Aptoide and Bazaar Android brands were joined to allow an improved communication.

In November 2011, Aptoide was included in Europe.

Short story published in The Broken Plate Spring 2016

Check out my short story, Other People’s Children, in the spring 2016 issue of The Broken Plate. It’s an edgy short piece about a woman coming to terms with childlessness.

The Broken Plate Spring 2016

The Broken Plate

 

 

 

Short story, Uncle Sam’s Pool, published in DAP

My short story, Uncle Sam’s Pool, has been published in the Winter 2016 issue of DAP: The Diverse Arts Project. The story is set in 1970s India, and is about a young girl’s  relationship with a Vietnam Vet. Check it out at:

www.diverseartsproject.com

Sunday Walking Meditation

Kelly leads walking meditation this fall on the Bruce Trail. Details at FB Camino Meditations.

Spring 2016- We’re continuing with walking meditation Sundays once a month on the Bruce Trail.Check out my Facebook page, Camino Meditations, for details. Buen camino!

Watt makes longlist for CBC Short Story Prize

March 10, 2015– I can’t believe it–my short story, Fall of the High Flyers, has been long listed for the CBC short story prize. It made the top twenty-six out of several thousand submissions. I’m ecstatic! Thank you CBC! Keep your fingers crossed for me…in the meantime, check out the website: www.cbc.ca/canadawrites.

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Camino Meditations Book Launch

Camino Meditations January 2015

I just launched Camino Meditations in paperback at Bryan Prince Bookseller’sin Hamilton, with short story author, Denise Roig. It was a fantastic night, the storm of the century passed us by and we had a fantastic turn-out–50 guests! Thank you Denise and Kerry Cranston-Reimer at Bryan Prince.

Announcing Camino Meditations, June 2013

Well it’s finally here! This June 2013 I’m publishing my pilgrim pocket book called
Camino Meditations: Walking Meditations for the Spiritual Adventurer. I’m thrilled to announce that my practical little book is being published by Hamilton Stone Editions, U.S.A. I  designed CM for Camino pilgrims as well as aficionados of walking and meditation alike. Camino Meditations is coming out first in e-book format (print edition coming this fall!) and  is now available at: www.smashwords.com/books/view/324296.

One of Kelly’s Mexico Stories on Podcast!

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Kelly’s short story, The Stages of Bereavement, originally published online in SOL Magazine: English Writing in Mexico,  has been selected for podcast by novelist Carole Giangrande’s program: Words To Go! Google wordstogopodcast.com and click on podcast # 47, then lie back and listen!