Spread the Word

I know, I know. Tooting one's own horn is not fun, at least for this gal. However, word of mouth has proven to be the best marketing tool out there. Don't believe me? Here are few surprising stats from the Ambassador Marketing Website.  According to research by Nielsen: 92 % of people trust recommendations from … Continue reading Spread the Word

Uh oh, Grandma’s in Trouble

The Daily Post Prompt: Thorny As you may have read, I recently took a trip to Washington D.C. I typically visit D.C. twice a year to see my youngest daughter who has been there almost six years. This time, however, it was a treat to take my oldest daughter and my two lovely granddaughters with … Continue reading Uh oh, Grandma’s in Trouble

The Joy of Anticipation

Daily Post: Anticipate Such a range of emotions and events are associated with this word. Children and some adults are already anticipating Halloween and Christmas. Lists are being formulated even as I type (including mine). So many life events create that tingling, stomach churning, nail-biting, or desire to squeal and dance in the streets emotions. Tonight,  I'm of … Continue reading The Joy of Anticipation

You Asked: How do I Prepare For My First Book Signing

I 've been asked, by a friend, to speak to her literary group about my newly released short story collection, Maybe Next Time. I'll admit I felt a bit of trepidation upon receiving the invite. I was excited about sharing my work, but a little nervous, but then decided, why not? I will be speaking … Continue reading You Asked: How do I Prepare For My First Book Signing

Fun Facts About Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! I don't know where the time has gone. I'm already seeing, besides the obvious, Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor lining the shelves of area stores. Too much! Nevertheless, it is September and Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye. For our family, and I imagine yours too, this … Continue reading Fun Facts About Labor Day

Stories to Share

It's been a while since I've shared some of my favorite stories. So, without further ado, sit back and enjoy these wonderful and engaging stories. Up first 2 stories  from Every Day Fiction: Black Friday by Lucy Mihajlich. The Librarian by Kat McNichol. From WOW's Writing Contests:  2016 Fall Runner up - Metal Gray by Claire Fullerton. … Continue reading Stories to Share

 Theorem 31 

Daily Post Prompt: Rhyme  Although I would never call myself a poet under any circumstances, I can't imagine a girl alive that didn't at some point try her hand at writing poetry. Usually, and I'm guessing (wink, wink) every girl has poured her young heart out in rhyme and unreasonableness. I'm sure my cow pasture … Continue reading  Theorem 31 

I’m No Tolstoy

As a fan and user of the software Grammarly, I look forward to receiving my weekly progress report. It's like being in high school again. I'm not graded, thank God, but the report does provide insight and includes my longest writing streak, productivity, accuracy, vocabulary, and top three writing mistakes. Can you guess the mistake that … Continue reading I’m No Tolstoy

Such an Old-Fashioned Word

Homage Aw, such an old-fashioned word. Homage - a noun; defined as - respect, honor, reverence, worship, admiration, esteem, adulation, tribute, acknowledgment, recognition, and accolade; memorial services are an example. It's a word we rarely if ever hear in our daily conversation and certainly rarely see exercised, at least the way I remember. When I was growing … Continue reading Such an Old-Fashioned Word