Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

While we enjoy the Memorial weekend with family cookouts, fireworks, movie going, fishing with buddies, or shopping with girlfriends, I'd like to ask you to also take a few minutes to remember why this day was made a holiday and to share a moment of gratitude for all who have given their lives in service to our country.

With love and gratitude and hope for the future.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Keeping Motivated

I know one of the hardest things to do as a writer is to stay motivated. I think this is doubly hard if you are also disabled. Nothing is easy and nothing can be taken for granted when you have disability. Just finished reading one of the most inspiring, poignant, heart rending books. The collection is a mish mash of essays and poems, all connected through the voices of disabled women writers. The message is one of empowerment built on the back of physical and emotional pain. It's strident, in turns angry and loving, reflective and impulsive, and viewed solely from a feminine view. And by God it should be!  The women in this anthology have something to say and it's worth hearing.

Recommended read:
What Happened To You: Writing by Disabled Women
Edited by Lois Keith, 1994,
ISBN: 1-56584-280-4 paperback edition.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

To all my readers who are moms, 
wishing you the very best on this special day. 

Make it your own and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Summer Ebook Special. . .plus other stuff

Summer Special! Catch my summer fun paranormal novella 'Shimmer' on Smashwords for FREE! Limited time, so grab your copy today!

Hoping I can finish the sequel to Shimmer, Shimmer II: Heart of Dixie by summer's end, but admit I hit a snag. Having some issues with blurred vision that is making seeing my keyboard tricky (I am so NOT a touch typist--lol--more of a hunt and pecker). But I shall prevail my heroine Dixie, I don't give up easily. :-)

What have ya'll been reading? I've been reading The Magic by Rhonda Byrne (the author of The Secret) and some of it makes a lot of sense and some of it doesn't, but that could be my own difficulty in understanding. I like to think of myself as a very grateful person, because despite everything, I am grateful to the universe that I have the best treasure of all, family and friends whom I love and who not only tolerate and put up with me, but love me as well. ((hugs))

Do you believe in magic? I do. :)

Until next time,

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wednesday Wolfie's Contest Winner...

Names tossed in ye old witch's hat and having my very own WereBear reach in and pick a winner.

Me: "No, just pick out one, Bear."
Bear: *picks one and unfolds piece of paper* "The winner of the book is Debby."

Congratulations, Debby! ::pom pom swish::
You've won Vivi's book!

Please watch your email for your winning notification.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wolfies Wednesday Contest

Haven't done a Wolfies Wednesday in ages and thought today would be a perfect time to offer up a serving. Leave a comment and you could win a paperback copy of A Wolf's Heart by Vivi Anna!

Desire can be deadly.
 Gabriel Bellmonte knows that better than anyone. He let his first love slip away, while loyalty to his kind kept him in Nouveau Monde fighting crime. But now the seasoned Lycan investigator has been handed his toughest assignment yet.

"Shadow Elise Leroy's every move" is his order from above—something Gabriel will do with pleasure. Except his lingering attraction for Elise could be his downfall. She has returned a glamorous, successful woman, who now finds herself the target of a twisted stalker…and in need of 24-hour protection.

Gabriel is skilled at what he does, but he'll need to sharpen his fangs against a formidable foe. Because he can't risk the consequences to his reputation…or to the enticing little diva who has dramatically reclaimed his heart.

Contest ends Sunday, May 6, 2012 at midnight. Winner will be announced Monday. Good Luck!