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Showing posts from March, 2012

Mrs. Tuesday Giveway at So Simply Sara!

Sara Kovach at So Simply Sara is hosting a book review, interview, and giveaway of Mrs. Tuesday's Departure HERE. Please stop by Sara's blog and enter to win a book, or just say hi!

And thank you, Sara, for kindly hosting me!

Check Me Out At The Library - Literally!

Mrs. Tuesday's Departure can now be checked out from the Jefferson County Public Library! This is a screen shot of the library's online catalogue. And that is a catalogue listing for my book.

We have a wonderful public library system that is very supportive of its local authors, whether you are traditionally or indie-published.

Adding to the awesomeness is a certain synchronicity. If you look closely, you'll see that they ordered the books on March birthday. Now, in more ways than one.

Thank you Jefferson County Public Library for supporting local authors.

Today I Am 50!

Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes.
Here's to the start of a wonderful new year
a fabulous
(so amazing, that the first 50 years look like a warm-up)
 next half-century.

Hugs and kisses,

10 Questions Every Author Should Ask

Guest Post By Jeff Bennington  Author of The Indie Author’s Guide to the Universe
The monsters have been screaming in your head for years, scratching and clawing at your brain until you finally put pen to paper and let them out. You had dreamed of writing a book or a series until you couldn’t take it anymore. The itch needed to be scratched, and you needed to free the creatures that had taken residence in your imagination before they consumed, devoured, or, worse, possessed you. So, write you did. You worked for months and years perfecting not only the story but your delivery through study, peer review, and, finally, a professional edit. You sighed, taking in a breath of fresh air when at last you had a beautiful cover that added color and vitality to your dream. The monsters in your brain were freed. You let Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Goodreads, and Smashwords in on your dirty little secret, a secret that only you knew until you finally revealed to the world that you were the next Ste…

Guest Post: MJ Rose and The Book of Lost Fragrances

Today I'm happy to happy to host MJ Rose, an author I've long followed on Facebook and who I greatly admire for her writing and her book marketing acumen, she is the author of eleven novels and the founder of AuthorBuzz
Today, MJ is launchingThe Book of Lost Fragrancesand on a blog tour introducing us to her book as well as some of the fragrances that inspired the story.
Welcome MJ!

I’ve been fascinated with lost fragrances since long before I started writing The Book of Lost Fragrances… since I found a bottle of perfume on my great grandmother’s dresser that had belonged to her mother in Russia. Here is one of those lost fragrances that stirs the senses and the imagination… (reasearched and described with the help of the perfume writer Dimitrios Dimitriadis)

At the height of the Art Deco age, Parfums Chérigan launched Fleurs de Tabac in 1929.

Fleurs de Tabac has a brisk citrus opening over a dry, smokey vetiver heart which is imbued with tiny star-sh…

First Ice Cream Sandwich of the Season

The weather is unseasonably warm today. It's 60 F and sunny and there are a lot of people who are hoping that winter is behind us. Not me, of course. I'm incredibly disappointed that I'm not sitting under a blanket of four feet of snow. However.

I thought I should make a little something to kick-off the upcoming summer season. We'll start with some ice cream that perfectly reflects my ever-changing state of mind. Can't decide whether to have vanilla or chocolate? No decision necessary! You can have both!

Then we'll take these chocolate chip cookies that I had in the freezer. It's a good idea to use them frozen so that they won't crumble when you add the scoop of ice cream.

I created a little assembly area. Place a scoop of ice cream on the inside of one cookie. Then put the tops on them to create a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich.

John and Heidi are coming next weekend for a birthday visit.  Do  you think I should put this platter of delicious…

Book Reviews and Book Giveaways!

Today Mrs. Tuesday is being reviewed over at Little Sprout Growing with the fabulous blogger, Elise! Please click over and check out her review and her beautiful blog.
In honor of Mrs. Tuesday remaining in the Top Ten in Religious Historical Fiction, I'd like to give away ebook versions of Mrs. Tuesday. All you have to do is click over to my author page, like and leave a comment. That's it!
Thank you!