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Tips for Aspiring Authors [#24] Create a GoodReads Account

By |June 24th, 2016|Categories: Tips For Aspiring Authors, Writing|Tags: , , , |

Attention new authors: Do not sleep on GoodReads.com. If you don't have an account, create one. Set it up as an Author account. What is GoodReads, you ask? Don't sleep on GoodReads.com In [...]

Comfort Zone

By |January 16th, 2016|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , |

I am currently living in an out of my comfort zone reality. Everything I’ve ever known as been turned upside down and I’m in a place, literally and figuratively, I never thought or imagined I [...]

Tips for Aspiring Authors [#23] Engage your audience

By |October 6th, 2015|Categories: Tips For Aspiring Authors, Writing|Tags: , , , |

Have you finished your first book and are wondering what to do next? How about engaging your circle of friends and people who have already read or purchased your book or story? You have social [...]

Tips for Aspiring Authors [#22] Don’t stop writing

By |April 30th, 2015|Categories: Tips For Aspiring Authors, Writing|

Recently, I saw someone I used to know in the "town meeting hole" otherwise known as the local Walmart. We met many years ago after I'd finished my second book and he worked a contract [...]

Things that irritate me: Christmas Edition

By |December 28th, 2014|Categories: Writing|

It's been a while since my last Irritate post. As the Christmas holiday moves to the distant memory sector of our minds, there are still a few things that stick out to me. I'm no Scrooge, [...]

Seize the moment

By |August 6th, 2014|Categories: Writing|

Last week a dear friend of mine passed away suddenly. I, like many, were in shock because we are in our mid 40's so how could that happen? It could happen because...things happen. Unexpected things--both [...]

I have not forgotten you

By |July 6th, 2014|Categories: Life, Writing|Tags: , |

Hello! First, let me apologize. I have been away and I have neglected my blog. I'm so sorry. :-( I have missed you and our interaction and appreciate those of you who have reached out [...]

Things I would post on Facebook if I weren’t on hiatus [Pt 1]

By |March 28th, 2014|Categories: Funny Ha-Ha, Writing|

My Facebook friends probably have a lot less activity in their news feeds right now because  I am officially off Facebook from March 5 - April 18. If you follow me on my personal page, [...]

What a difference a year makes

By |March 26th, 2014|Categories: Life, Potpourri & Goulash|Tags: , , |

I am so happy that I made the decision to publicly share my fitness journey last Spring. When I started running it was hard, but quitting was not an option. I knew I'd be able [...]

Product Review: Vega One (Berry Flavor)

By |February 13th, 2014|Categories: Writing|

My first vegan protein shake. You’ve read my posts over the years. Some months I’m a vegetarian, some months eating some fish, and others I’m doing something completely different. Every month I (ahem) [...]

How to torture your kids

By |February 7th, 2014|Categories: Funny Ha-Ha, Life, Mommy Moments|Tags: , |

If I pull this car over... Motherhood, or shall I say Parenthood, has many ups and downs. Somedays it feels like we're going up a steep hill on a roller coaster and things [...]

A Decent Proposal by Donna Dickson Deloney

By |February 4th, 2014|Categories: A Blurb About Your, Books, Writing|Tags: , |

I recently had the opportunity to talk with author, Donna Dickson Deloney to discuss her latest novel, A Decent Proposal. I had the pleasure of reading this book shortly after Donna wrote the book, and [...]

Ode to “Husband”

By |January 27th, 2014|Categories: Funny Ha-Ha, Life, Writing|Tags: |

Sometimes we get attached to things that we probably shouldn't, but some inanimate objects warrant such attention. When I was in college, my dad bought me this back pillow for those long nights of studying [...]

No more Walmart Rx lines!

By |January 25th, 2014|Categories: Life, Writing|Tags: , |

I had a series of social media posts late last year that started out, I run because… Well, one post was …because in January I want to blow my doctor’s mind. Well, today (1/22/14,) I [...]

That moment when…(Pt 2)

By |January 11th, 2014|Categories: Funny Ha-Ha, Life|Tags: |

That moment when... you are running late because of your significant other and you look at the clock in the car 150,000 times before you arrive at your destination. #laterthanlate you realize you didn't hang [...]

Operation Step Up My Game

By |January 6th, 2014|Categories: Writing|

I posted on my Facebook page that January 1 was day #1 of Operation Step Up My Game and I asked my social media friends to pray for me. Although I included some LOL's at [...]

2013 – Summarized in three points

By |December 31st, 2013|Categories: Life, Writing|Tags: , |

As a lot of folks do around this time, I am taking a moment to reflect on some major events in my life in 2013. Here are a few major highlights that I’d like to [...]

That moment when…

By |December 27th, 2013|Categories: Funny Ha-Ha, Potpourri & Goulash|Tags: , |

Crazy things pop into my mind throughout the day. I've been keeping a list of things I call That moment when... It's kind of like my Things that irritate me list. So here goes: That [...]

[Tips for Aspiring Authors #22] Social Media Presence Pt 1

By |December 9th, 2013|Categories: Writing|

Even though my last book was promoted in 2012, I am still VERY active on social media. I get comments from those "friends" I  know personally who say You're always on Facebook, aren't you? Darn skippy, I [...]

Almost there [Run For God]

By |October 21st, 2013|Categories: Writing|

Greetings! I know it's been over a month since I updated my blog but I'm back now. Did you miss me? I haven't forgotten you all. ((Cyber hugs)) Over the weekend, I posted the picture [...]

Things that irritate me [Part 4]

By |September 16th, 2013|Categories: Funny Ha-Ha|Tags: |

When I did the first Things that irritate me post, I never knew it would take off like it has. Here's installment 4. :-) Athletes turned sports casters. Um… You played football and a network [...]

Tips for Aspiring Authors [#21] Never give Up–Diana Nyad style

By |September 3rd, 2013|Categories: Life, Tips For Aspiring Authors, Writing|Tags: , , , |

As I drank my morning cup of coffee and watched Willie Geist of NBC’s The Today Show interview Diana Nyad this morning, her words, Never give up, resonated with me and I celebrated with her [...]

Thursday morning encouragement [Run For God #5]

By |August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Life|Tags: , |

Oh Em Gee! I found two videos I never shared with my BWL family! I totally forgot about these and actually uploaded one to YouTube a few weeks ago and forgot about it! (Click the [...]

A few things that irritate me (Part 3)

By |August 1st, 2013|Categories: Funny Ha-Ha, Potpourri & Goulash|Tags: , |

Here's a little Thursday humor: People who sit directly behind me in the movies. …when there aren’t many people in the theater. There are 300 seats in an uncrowded theater and you choose to sit [...]