Monday, January 18, 2016

It's the beginning of a new week and for some a day off from work. It can also be a time of reflection about where our country has come from, where it is now and what we hope to see in the future. 

I was a child in the 60's but I remember the times when our country mourned for leaders who were stolen from us before they had time to complete their work. A loss of life and leadership that could not be replaced. I had hoped that when my children came along there would be a better world for them to grow up in. But, they too, have had to grow into adulthood with turbulence and injustice in their world. Will it be that way for my grandchildren someday and yours? I wonder. I pray not but the answer is probably...yes it will. 

Today, let's try to be a little wiser, maybe even a little kinder with the people in the world around us. You never know it might brighten someone else's day.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Well, the new year has arrived and for a few of us winter looks like the picture above. I haven't seen very much of the fluffy white stuff yet this year. (Hope I didn't just jinx myself!) But in Ohio, you just never know what the weather is going to be like.

For all you new comers, that liked my Facebook page during the New Year, New Author Blog Hop tour...Welcome and Thank You so much. I can hardly believe I have almost 500 likes now. 

The Winter Newsletter will be coming your way in late February with updates on the rewrite and added to re-release of Island Paradise (was originally released as His Island Paradise in the Hot Summer Nights Anthology Book 1), a new series based off my short story in Wayward Ink Press's Men in Union Anthology, "The Pinkerton Man" and of course where we are with Crashing Waves. I am hoping that rewrites and edits will be starting on that very soon.

Also in 2016, I'm going to be attending several book events around the country and I hope to see some of you there. Stay turned to the blog to see what's coming and where I'll be. I have two VIP passes for the Glass City Author Event on October 8, 2016. This is going to be a huge event. I'll be having a contest later in the year for you to have a chance to win those tickets! Yeah!

A few days ago, I was following a link on a Facebook post that asked the question, "Are you ashamed of what you read?"

Wow! There were many replies to this question and it started a great discussion about how we approach the question when someone asks what are you reading or what do you write? I'm working on an article for another newsletter about that subject. I'll let you know where you can read it when it is available. 

In the meantime, how would you answer that question. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

See you soon,

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year, New Author Hop

New Year HopHappy New Year!

The new year means it's time to start over with our reading goals and the best way to meet that is with more books. The New Year New Author Facebook Hop is the perfect way to find new to you authors and also gives you a chance to win ebooks, gift cards, and more. So grab your cup of coffee (or whatever you prefer) and start hopping along...

Start with the first name on the list below and follow these instructions carefully:

1. Like their post.
2. Like their page.
3. Comment below with your favorite book or the book you're currently reading.
4. Tagging friends is not required to win, but you can tag for additional entries. Also, when tagging friends, be mindful of who you tag. Try to choose friends who would enjoy participating in an author sponsored event!

Winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway is open from 6AM until 11:59PM Eastern Time January 5th. Everyone is always looking for new authors to read. So hop your way through the New Year, New Author Facebook Hop and find some new authors to read in 2016!