Phil literally swept into our lives one Friday afternoon in 2011. My kids were playing outside and began yelling and screaming. I investigated and found them dodging a blackbird. The bird was swooping down on them and flew after them where ever they went. I’d never seen a wild bird act like this before. Intrigued, […]
My favorite time of the year! Spring! The magnolia tree is in full bloom in my front yard and the daffodils are opening up. The weather is mild and welcoming at a comfortable 70 degrees and the sun is shining! I certainly can’t complain about Mother Nature this time of year.
Friday night had all the elements for the perfect “Hangover” evening – stretch limo, friends, casino, and alcohol. As my friends filed into my house Friday night – dressed to go out & wearing heels that made my flats look pitiful – my first thought was “What’s going on?” followed by, “I need to change!” […]
I welcomed another year older this week and had a successful FREE BOOK promo the last 48 hours on Amazon. I thought it would be fun to give my readers a gift on my birthday. I’m on the brink of going to the casino to celebrate with family and friends from out-of-town. But before I […]
After much deliberation I’ve added my digital debut novel, RUN LIKE HELL, to the Amazon KDP Select program. My sales have more than quadrupled on Amazon vs. B&N so I want to test the waters with the KDP Select program, exclusive to the Kindle store. If anyone has any information they’d like to share based […]
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With any debut, self-published novel, the key to any sales is marketing. Fortunately, there are some wonderful people out there that make the process fun and easy. Take Michele Fogal for instance. On her blog she has opened “The Author’s Batcave” and has featured me as her first author interview. Yes, I’m smiling (big grin). […]
The “Angel of Hope” (pictured) is a recent gift from a friend for having self-published my first novel, Run Like Hell. I currently don’t have a collection of Willow Tree figurines but I love her thoughtfulness & selection. Hope reflects where I’m at in my life. Hope. Of course, I hope to be a NY […]
Do you ever have a moment when you think, “Wow, I can’t believe I did that?!” But in the good, exhilarated way (not the palm to forehead “duh!” moment). I’m talking High-Five, Slap-me-some-skin, holler at the top of your lungs and throw your arms in the air for victory moment. Well – here’s one of […]
In 2011 I read a book about Happiness (The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin) only to realize – I am Happy! Sounds silly, but sometimes we need to take a step back and really think, “What makes me happy?” It’s not always the amount of $$ in our accounts, or the vacations we take. For […]