Hey, readers! For many years, I would set aside a Saturday or Sunday before Christmas to bake. I always made my family favorites - chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sand tarts, and sugar cookies to name a few. I'd even make fudge and microwave peanut brittle. It's been a while since I did that. Honestly, I... Continue Reading →
It's the unofficial end of summer. Backyard cookouts, trips to the beach or lake, and even camping trips often cease after the holiday. With fall around the corner, I start to think of bonfires, hayrides, falling leaves, and Halloween. Today is the Labor Day Holiday in the United States, a day designated to pay tribute... Continue Reading →
Hey, Everyone! Today is a Holiday here in the United States, so I'm taking a day off. I'll be back tomorrow with my monthly book review post. Mystery Monday will return next week. Enjoy the day!
Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, Washington, DC Today is Memorial Day, a time set aside to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. All gave some... Some gave all.
Hey, everyone. This past weekend, I realized I didn't have a blog post written or scheduled for this week. Not only that, I didn't have a clue what to write, so I decided to talk about a controversial topic. Daylight Saving Time. Not everyone will agree with me but I don't like it. It's not... Continue Reading →
Hey everyone. Today is International Day of Awesomeness. Did you know there was such a thing? In my journey as a writer, I've met a lot of awesome authors. Today, I'd like to showcase one of them. Sally Cronin is an author and blogger from the United Kingdom. She is a huge supporter of independent... Continue Reading →
I survived a week of Snowmaggedon... Published two books... Completed five years as a contributing author for Story Empire... Read sixty-five books... and published one hundred thirty-four blog posts. Connected with old friends and made new ones along the way. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas... and a Happy New Year. See you in 2022!
Hey, everyone. With 2021 rapidly coming to a close, I wanted to take time to share my top reads for the year. I’ll preface this post by saying I’ve read many enjoyable books this past year, but there are a few that really stood out for me—ones I’ll remember in the days and months to... Continue Reading →
Does the title of this post sound familiar? Those of you who remember the Mamas and Papas song, “California Dreaming” will recognize it as part of the lyrics. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in America. In many ways, it’s my favorite holiday of the year. Not just for the turkey and dressing (or stuffing depending on... Continue Reading →
Hey, everyone. Today is Labor Day here in America, a holiday originally created to celebrate America's workforce. In more recent years, it's more of an "End of Summer" event. Whether you're enjoying a cookout with friends, spending time at the beach or poolside, camping with your family, or just relaxing, I hope you enjoy the... Continue Reading →
The "official" day was yesterday, but this is a Monday holiday here in America. Whether you're attending a parade, having a barbecue, going to a fireworks show, or just staying home, I hope you enjoy the day. After a long hiatus, Mystery Monday will return next week (and it's related to July 4.) I'll be... Continue Reading →
It's been a rough year with unprecedented happenings. Maybe this Christmas season will be different for you. (I know it is for me.) Many of us won't be celebrating with family. Some have had to cancel travel plans. Others haven't seen members of your extended family in months. But as we pause to reflect on... Continue Reading →
Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States. And I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for all my readers. I'll be back next week.
Hey everyone. Yes, I know this was going to be the week (month) where I began posting two or three times a week. Of course, I didn't get anything prepared. Last night, I was going through some old photos in search of ones I might use for the covers of my new series. No, the... Continue Reading →