Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IWSG and What the Heck was that, 2017?

The last IWSG post of 2017...

Asking what the heck was that seems appropriate given the ups, downs, and roller coaster loopty-loos that has been 2017.

This month's question has me pondering about all that was and is regarding this year...

As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?

Perhaps it is because I'm still feeling the vestiges of The Shack coursing through my veins with its healing reminders, or it is time that I get to this place, but the answer is that I wouldn't backtrack anything.

Oh, there are some things that may have gone differently, I don't know, if I'd chosen this way or that, yet, I am where I need to be and will do a better job of opening myself to the good that God has for me in whatever this is that has been going on in my writing life, mom life, spiritual life... my life.

Feel free to visit other IWSG bloggers to see how they answer this question and please share your comments as well.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Up to Christmas Day and Beyond

The day after Christmas is considered a big consumer shopping day. Actually, this Black Friday tradition is morphing into "Later on Thanksgiving Day" shopping.

There may be fist-a-cuffs over must-have items.

I'd like to invite you to a less volatile shopping moment by grabbing your copy of Sprits in the Water.
Confession time: I've been a bit wrapped up in stitiching certain things in my life back together again. It happens. Life happens. It takes time and effort to get back to normal, or something that slightly resembles it. So I just recently had a chance to purchase my own copy of this anthology so I could read the short stories.

I am so very humbled that my story, Extraordinary, is in the mix. The talent on display with each tale leaves me in awe that I get to be among such wonderful authors.

If you already have your copy, please feel free to give it as a gift. You can even choose a delivery date so the recipient can get their gift on Christmas day.

So, have you ever participated in Black Friday shopping? Are you the early shopper already ready for Christmas or the Christmas Eve shopper hunting for last minute bargains?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyday is a day to give thanks; thanks for being alive, walking, talking, breathing...even with the discomforts that come with the basics that we take for granted.

Today is a day we get to stuff our faces in festive celebration of Thanksgiving.

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Late, But Here in More Than Spirit

The Spirits in the Water tour started OCT 23. It goes through NOV 6. Here is the lineup. Since I had this in draft, I am at total and complete fault for sharing this late.

I am truly sorry, but please, stop by to keep up with the posts!

There's also an amazing array of giveaway items to help celebrate! (Scroll down all the way to enter the rafflecopter). Spirits in the Water is the final of the Untethered Realms Elements series. Get them all!
OCT 23
Silver Dagger kickoff with guest post by Catherine Stine & excerpt by Christine Rains
Mythical Books with guest post by M Pax "What's in the Water?"
Jazzy Book Reviews with guest post by Christine Rains "Frozen Fears"
OCT 24
Blog of Jacey Holbrand
Books a Plenty Book Reviews
OCT 25
Breaking Genre
A Mama's Corner of the World
Land of Oyr
Lisa Book Blog @ LEL
YA Book Divas
OCT 26
Books, Authors, Blogs
Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read - excerpts
OCT 27
Jamie Marchant, Fantasy Author
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!
Girl with Pen
Yearwood La Novela
OCT 28
Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama – GUEST POST  by Catherine Stine
Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts
Books Dreams Life
Bound 2 Escape
OCT 29
Susan Heim on Writing
Mello & June
Book Bangers Blog
Laurisa White Reyes, Author - TK
OCT 30
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Sapphyria's Book Reviews - TK
Meghan's Mindless Mutterings: Reviews & Giveaways - TK
OCT 31
Must Read Faster
Natural Bri
Spunky N Sassy
The Bookworm Chronicles
T's Stuff - REVIEW
Alex J. Cavanaugh
Cloe Michael's Reads Blog
Circle of Stalkers
The Blackwood Blog
The Book Town
Rabid Readers Book Blog
Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
Teaser Addicts Book Blog
Anna Del C Dye
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
Teatime and Books
Turning Another Page
The Authors Blog
The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
Triple A
Indie Wish List
YA & NA Bookshelf
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Gift in Giving

I've read that giving is supposed to make you feel good, as good as the happy-joy-joy a chocolate addict - erm - chocolate connoisseur like myself experiences when indulging in my chocolate cravings. Aside from the five pounds I gained just thinking about chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, and so, so, soooo much more, I have to admit it does my heart good to give.

I don't have much, but when I give, I try to do so from my heart, which I suppose is why I get the good-feels when I give.

And so, I'm glad to share about this giveaway.

Please participate. You never know who may win.

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