Taking a Sabbatical

While I wish my time away was to be spent at a beautiful, secluded Italian villa where I would finish my latest book in a lovely, peaceful setting, the next couple of weeks, or more, will be mostly spent recovering from hip surgery. I won’t go into all the gory details, but I know the …

Taking a Sabbatical Read More »

Grief Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date

The other day I had a most delightful visit with my neighbor across the street. Before I talk about that, however, it might be good to give a little background on this particular neighbor. The neighborhood where I live is primarily populated with Spanish families, and many of the folks don’t speak very much English. …

Grief Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date Read More »

Book Blitz and Giveaway

JUST A HATBy SHANAH KHUBIAR Young Adult / Coming of Age / Jewish Fiction / Small-Town Texas / 1970sPublisher: Blackstone PublishingPage Count: 254Publication Date: July 18, 2023 Scroll down for giveaway! Action-packed, humorous, and bittersweet, this 1970s-era coming-of-age novel is more relevant than ever–exploring how a second-generation immigrant kid in a new hometown must navigate …

Book Blitz and Giveaway Read More »

Book Blitz and Giveaway (and there are dragons!)

MAGICAL ELEMENTS OF THE PERIODIC TABLEPRESENTED ALPHABETICALLYBY THE ELEMENTAL DRAGONS Magical Elements of the Periodic Table, Book 2By Sybrina Durant Children’s Picture Book / STEM / ChemistryPublisher: Sybrina PublishingPage Count: 44Publication Date: March 9, 2024 **** Scroll down for a giveaway! **** In this unique alphabet book, members of the Elemental Dragon Clan present 26 …

Book Blitz and Giveaway (and there are dragons!) Read More »

Book Tour: This Familiar Heart – a Memoir

THIS FAMILIAR HEART:AN IMPROBABLE LOVE STORY byBabette Fraser Hale Memoir / Relationships / Aging / GriefPublisher: Winedale PublishingDate of Publication: April 2, 2024Number of Pages: 312 pages  ** ABOUT THE BOOK ** In this intimate rendering of a relationship, we learn how deceptive surface impressions can be. Leon Hale, author of Bonney’s Place, was sixty …

Book Tour: This Familiar Heart – a Memoir Read More »

Book Tour: A Beggar’s Bargain by Jan Sikes

A BEGGAR’S BARGAIN The Bargainer Series, Book OnebyJan Sikes Historical Fiction / Literary FictionPublisher: Fresh Ink GroupDate of Publication: March 12, 2024Number of Pages: 324 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! A shocking proposal that changes everything Desperate to honor his father’s dying wish, Layken Martin vows to do whatever it takes to save the family …

Book Tour: A Beggar’s Bargain by Jan Sikes Read More »

Pop-Up Blog Hop and Giveaway

AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS byKellye Abernathy YA / Magical Realism / Coming of AgePublisher: Atmosphere PressPage Count: 296 pagesPublication Date: February 6, 2024 **** Scroll down for a giveaway! **** “This is a night for being brave.” In the aftermath of a devastating sickness that shatters their close-knit beach town, six lonely kids are drawn together …

Pop-Up Blog Hop and Giveaway Read More »

Cursing and Praying

Mark Twain once said that “under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer,” and people have been swearing as long as they’ve been praying. That’s an interesting tidbit of trivia about Mark Twain, and it is a fact that folks have used colorful language for a lot more than describing pretty flowers or what’s on …

Cursing and Praying Read More »

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top