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Thursday, June 7, 2012

To Wed...Or Not to Wed (Teaser)

    I hope this will wet your taste buds. The emotional intensity in this short section will hopefully keep you ready for the debut of book two "To Wed...or Not to Wed". 
    If you haven't read my first book in the series "Lost River's Carnival" you still can get it at Lost River's Carnival paper back  or get the e version at Lost River's Carnival.

    Arriving back at the NIC Unit, there was a lot of commotion around Crystal. “What’s going on?”
    “She quit breathing, but I think we have it under control now.”
    “Get her father in here, STAT. If we can’t have her mother, then we’ll have to hope there is enough of a connection between father and baby to have some benefit, since he’s been here every day to be with her.”


  In the meantime, Heaven was refusing to sleep. “I have too much to do. I don’t have time to sleep. Let me out of here,” she was yelling. “I have funeral arrangements, a friend to care for, and a daughter who needs me. Set me free!”

Getting no response, Heaven began to beat on her door and walls. Still not getting anyone’s attention, she collapsed on to the floor in a heap, sobbing. This pattern repeated itself all throughout the night.
    Dr. Hoyett came in to see her, early the next morning. “How are we feeling today?”
   “We are feeling miserable. We didn’t sleep much last night. We have things to do and places to go, so we need to get out of here, now!”
   “Calm down, Hun.”
   “Calm down? You expect me to calm down? My one true love got married to someone else, I had to find a home for my best friend, I lost a child and his father is injured. Would you mind telling me what exactly it is I have to be calm about? My son’s funeral is coming up. Let me out of here so I can prepare,” Heaven screamed through her angry tears.
   “Heaven, I can’t let you attend Johnathan’s funeral tomorrow.”
   “You what?!?”
   “I’m sorry, but I just don’t think you can handle it.”
   “How dare you! You cannot stop me from going. I have rights! You’re fired!”

Saturday April 14th 2012

The party was a hit, despite the fact that it rained, hard at times. We had a full house with several winners and lots of fun. The local Library received their FREE two copies with a huge smile. The local newspaper was there for photo ops and fun. The food and games booths were a hit! Also we had a very talented clown, Axle the Clown, keep us company and smiling. He made me a nice balloon Banana tree with a monkey climbing up it. I will treasure it's memory for a lifetime.
Thank you Axle!

Monday, February 13, 2012

It is crazy when something you have wanted for so long and never thought would happen, finally does. You would think that having dreamed of this moment for so many years, I would be prepared. But I am not, far from it actually. I am a nervous wreck and the scared little girl in me wants to wake up and see that things are back to the comfortable normal that I am used to. Then there is the other part of me that says "Are you nuts?!? You have wanted for this for so may years and you are finally getting it. Accept it and bathe in it glory. Enjoy the fact that everyone who has read your book thus far is enthralled with it, and feels you could potentially make the best sellers list.(IF you get enough attention.) Then comes the part I have dreaded the most. To get my book the attention that it deserves (Yes I said my book, not me) I have to talk about it AND me. THAT I am not so good at. I can talk it, and my efforts to write it, up to everyone that I know. As for telling strangers that they "just have to read this book" is something that I, as a person, am not self confidant enough to do. So what is a writer to do? I have put forth too much effort to turn back now. That only leaves me with focusing on talking up the book, leaving out the fact that I wrote it. For I didn't write it in some ways. It's so hard to explain in a way that most people would understand. You see I love to write, and as I wrote, it just flowed for the most part. I have very little struggle with what to write. It was as if someone was whispering to my self conscious and I was simply the means to an end. THAT my friends is how I can stay focused on the wonderful writing this book is made of, without putting the spotlight on me.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

FREE E BOOK Til Feb 14th,2012 Only 2 days left

ONLY 2 days left. Get your FREE e book...CONTEST!! CONTEST!! CONTEST!! go to and find where I have posted "The more I wrote the more my mind extend the story. Soon in my head I had four books in the series causing the undertaking of Lost River Chronicles." e mail the date and blog title to by Tuesday February 14th, 2012. Put "Contest" in the subject line. All correct answers will receive a coupon to download "Lost River's Carnival" for FREE. Good luck!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Launch Party Scheduled!!!

 Mark your calenders for   Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm at the Orange County REMC building located at, 7133 N. State Rd. 337, Orleans, Indiana 47452
    There will be 2 drawings held for a free autographed copy of my book. You must be present to win. It is informal, come as you are and mingle. Meet new people with similar interests. Refreshments provided.  Bring a friend or ten and help me celebrate the launch of my first book "Lost River's Carnival" Please RSVP either in a PM or e mail Thank you.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jan 29th 2012 I see that I am Behind

I see here that I haven't caught you up to date. My book is now available in print. :) You can go to to order a copy. Currently I have noticed the print is small and I am going to look into what can be done about that. I may have to "retire" the book and resend them another copy. :( I have contacted them and will let you when I get a response. In the mean time, if you don't have trouble with your eyes you can easily read the book, but I wanted a larger font for my older fans who (like me) hate to wear reading glasses. Happy reading and don't forget to leave comments about my book wherever you purchase it from and feel free to visit my Facebook page and  and or leave comments here. I look forward to a growing fan base as I work out the kinks in this publishing world. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Update Jan 09 2012

Update: 18 downloads total at smashwords. :) so 12 are unaccounted for. :) I am so happy I can hardly contain myself. :)
Well, i got a call today from one of my readers. He is a truck driver so he has little time to get online. He read my book in 2 weekends and really made me feel good. He said he isn't much of a reader so that made me feel better. He also pointed out a few minor things that 8 editors missed. LOL so I am making those changes before my book goes to print. Thank you so much readers for your ongoing support. :)