Friday, January 30, 2015

It's Friday

If you' be interested in taking part in the cover reveal,
please shoot me an email at

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paying It Forward

I'm in debt. I've had back to back pay it forwards.
I may have previously mentioned, when we first moved in, we had to get some work done on the dryer. I asked the appliance repair person if he installed cat doors. He responded no, but said there was a member of his church that was a wonderful carpenter. He gave me his name and it turned out to be one of our faculty member's that's in the same division as the hh. The next day I shared the conversation with the faculty member and he said he'd be glad to do it.  He came out last week and installed the door and wouldn't take a penny for it, just said to 'take the gift.' 
A few days later, I called our contractor and asked him to check out the roof as the sun room had a leak. He came out, checked the roof, put sealant where there was a possibility for leaks and--you guessed it--wouldn't take any money for it.
When my sister was in, she snagged the tab that I'd planned on picking up for our mani-pedis.
My son and his wife got the Cheesecake bill at the birthday party.
I'm in arrears on paying it forward.
Happy Birthday, Sister Friend.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Next To Her Cover Reveal

For more than two years, the 84-year-old Maurice takes care of his terminally ill wife Yvonne. Because of the stress and strain of caring for someone in need of constant supervision, the line between nurturing and torturing is easily crossed. Is the elderly couple still capable of uncovering the tenderness of their bond?

Available on (Amazon US), (Amazon UK), etc.

NEXT TO HER is based on the last years of fellow blogger Vanessa Morgan's grandfather.
This is a screen play for a short film. Not a normal book.
*If you visit Traveling Cats Blog, you'll probably recognize the cat in the photo.

A month from today is my last day at my day job and then...

 Well once I finish the next two books I'm slotted to write.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Is It Just Me?

This was a quote from our local paper:
By John Hamlin
Matt McCall says he wants to turn the Iredell County Republican Party into a high-speed, low-drag, liberal-slaying machine.
Really?  Is it just me or has politics gotten just a tad out of hand? Isn't this just another form of prejudice? What do you think?

Musings of an Unapologetic Dreamer has an extremely interesting post on socialism versus capitalism. If interested, check it out.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Party's Over

Thanks for all the well wishes. Had a great bday. We partied for three days...sedately of course. grin.
My brother and sister-in-law picked up my sister at the airport and we hooked up and went out to dinner.  Friday night the hh, my sister and I had cake and ran around in glow stick jewelry.  Well to clarify,my sister and I ran around in the glow stick jewelry, the hh refused to wear it. We turned out the lights and videoed. It wasn't exactly the Blair Witch Project, but it was funny to watch since all you could see were the various colors dancing around. The next day we hooked up with my son, daughter-in-law and THE BABIES at the Cheesecake Factory where they were kind enough to treat us to lunch.  Best Birthday Ever.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015


We're going to be celebrating. 
Have a great one.
February 17-24, is my cover reveal and giveaway for Love, Lattes and Mutant. If you would be willing to host me on any of those days, would you shoot me an email @   Thank's so much.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

On A Jet Plane.....

My sister's flying in this afternoon. We're January babies and since it's speed limit birthdays, we're going to celebrate together. Unfortunately, it's not this one for either of us.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


This was me over the weekend, sans the hat and red dress. 
Did you put me to shame and get yours done?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, Cable Provider and Cover Reveal

Happy Monday, everyone. Though, I'm not sure that's not an oxymoron:) Has anyone dealt with their cable provider lately? If so you have my sincere condolences. Ever since we've moved we've had issues. The first being the cable. After several phone calls they finally sent out a technician and yup, the cable hadn't been hooked up in the cave. Last Friday someone was to come out and check out the internet. He called at seven a.m. and said he'd be there in five minutes. Ten minutes later he called again and asked where we were. He'd went to our  old address and told the new owner that he was there to repair the internet and had just talked to his wife. To which the new owner replied. "You didn't talk to my wife." I gave the technician our address which (they obviously had since they set the cable up the first time and came back a second) was five minutes away from where he was at, but he could not come because that address was not on his ticket. After another two hours on the phone, it was finally rescheduled. On one of the many phone calls I made, I asked for the number of  the local office and was told they couldn't give that out but if I wanted to go in person, they could give me the address. Say what? I had to slap the side of my head a couple of times to make sure I'd heard that correctly. But enough grumbling, how was your weekend? Tell me all about it.
Interested in Chi Gong? Travel over to CJ's and see her Sunday post on  The Flying Goose. Its worth the trip.
February 17-24, is my cover reveal and giveaway for Love, Lattes and Mutants, a YA fantasy. If you would be willing to host me on any of those days, would you shoot me an email @   Thank's so much.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday and Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Makita by Sandra Cox


by Sandra Cox

Giveaway ends January 28, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

25 Roses

25 Roses

Stephanie Faris


Mia moves from the shadows to the spotlight when her matchmaking plans go awry in this contemporary M!X novel from the author of 30 Days of No Gossip.

Mia is used to feeling overlooked: her perfect older sister gets all the attention at home, and the popular clique at school are basically experts at ignoring her. So when it’s time for the annual Student Council chocolate rose sale, Mia is prepared to feel even worse. Because even though anyone can buy and send roses to their crushes and friends, the same (popular) people always end up with roses while everyone else gets left out.

Except a twist of fate puts Mia in charge of selling the roses this year—and that means things are going to change. With a little creativity, Mia makes sure the kids who usually leave empty-handed suddenly find themselves the object of someone’s affection. But her scheme starts to unravel when she realizes that being a secret matchmaker isn’t easy—and neither is being in the spotlight. 

Stephanie Faris knew she wanted to be an author from a very young age. In fact, her mother often told her to stop reading so much and go outside and play with the other kids. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism, she somehow found herself working in information technology. But she never stopped writing.

Stephanie is the author of 30 Days of No Gossip and 25 Roses, both with Aladdin M!x. When she isn’t crafting fiction, she writes for a variety of online websites on the topics of business, technology, and her favorite subject of all—fashion. She lives in Nashville with her husband, a sales executive. 


To win a $25 Amazon card, autographed copy of 25 Roses and a chocolate, long stemmed-rose go to

Monday, January 5, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015


For those of you who had to work today it's
Hang in there for just a few hours longer.

Can you believe it's January 2015?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

Got any resolutions you wish to share?  Mine are the same one's I drag out every year: be a better person, get in shape,  improve my writing and marketing skills.