Monthly Archives: March 2014

AUTHORS IN BLOOM BLOG HOP

AUTHORS IN BLOOM BLOG HOP

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The annual Author’s in Bloom Blog Hop is coming soon (April 7-16).

 

 

With 80 authors and bloggers participating, you will have the opportunity to visit each site and collect a gardening tip or recipe. As well, by leaving a comment, you are eligible for a site draw at the end of the Blog Hop (I’m not telling what my site prize will be… but you will want to enter the draw; I know you will!). Those that visit each and every stop will be registered for the GRAND PRIZE: an eReader (a Kindle Fire or a Nook – winner’s choice and $25. gift card). A 2nd PRIZE of a $25 Read the rest

MENOPAUSAL SLEEP INTERRUPTED

MENOPAUSAL SLEEP INTERRUPTED

child bookcaseThe benefits of getting the appropriate number of hours of zzz’s is getting ample air time these days.  If it’s not news reports, it’s articles written in newspapers or magazines.  Most of these studies are related to the needs of children and the career crowd below “FREEDOME 55”.  What is NEVER mentioned or commented upon is the menopausal woman’s angst over sleep deprivation.

That’s right people, we women who have raised families, worked incessantly throughout our careers, and are just settling into our blissful stage of relaxing retirement, are probably the most sleep deprived age group of all. It’s true! Regardless of our ability to call our own shots regarding our waking hours versus snoozing hours, we can’t get … Read the rest

“Dear Lucky Agent” Contest

“Dear Lucky Agent” Contest

Attention Contemporary Middle Grade Fiction Writers:

Enter the 14th (free!) “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest. This is a recurring online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. If you’re writing contemporary middle grade fiction, this contest is for you! (The contest is live through EOD, March 18, 2014.)

This is a chance for agent judges to  discover your talent as a writer and even get signed with an agent. And the best part is that your submission is free! (You KNOW that doesn’t often happen.)

The submission guidelines and contest details are  available  on Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents Blog.   His Twitter handle is @chucksambuchino.

Remember, the agent judges will only look at COMTEMPORARY, MIDDLE GRADE FICTION! Read the rest

MOUSE CSI

MOUSE CSI

After returning from a relaxing Caribbean Cruise to their pristine NW Pacific home following a cold snap; there was an unwelcome surprise awaiting Mary, and it wasn’t a belated birthday gift, either!

In the flurry of getting home after five weeks away, there was the unpacking, laundry, calls, food shopping, and all, to address. The fact that husband Ryan noticed some evidence of mice activity in the garage, didn’t phase her one bit.  That’s the GARAGE, right? WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

By the third day of their return, husband Ryan headed back to Vancouver for a work day on an insanely early ferry.  Retired Mary snuggled deeper under the covers and emerged from the bedroom – somewhat later.

Turning the corner … Read the rest

The Dreaded 60th Birthday

The Dreaded 60th Birthday

The Dreaded 60th Birthday

“You’re WHAT?  You’re going to be 60?  No kidding, well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”  NO ONE (and I mean NO ONE) reacts to another’s birthday, unless they’re the one who’s actually aging (and suffering) … I’m convinced.  That is except for those who have experienced the dreaded birthday somewhat recently.  They ask, “So how are you feeling about your BIG 60th fast approaching?  I’m so excited that you’re joining the 60’s club with me!”  (You get the idea …)  It’s like it gives them a jolly knowing that you’re sliding down that slippery slope towards senility at an accelerated rate with them.

Now, how to CELEBRATE  (or IGNORE) one’s dreaded 60th is the real … Read the rest

Read an Ebook Week – March 2-8

Read an Ebook Week – March 2-8

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Welcome to Smashwords’ READ an E-BOOK WEEK (https://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/1h).  For an entire week, you can access excellent e-books at a reduced amount or free.

The first 2 Middle Grade novels of the Frenchie Series are available this week for free.  Just click on the following links and include the coupon code:

Book #1   Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/96726

Use the code RW100 at checkout to get this book for free during our site-wide promotion!

Frenchie's Best Friend- Follow the Blog

Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog

Book #2   Frenchie X2-Follow the Blog   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/137230

Use the code RW100 at checkout to get this book for free during our site-wide promotion!

Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog

Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog

Frenchie Diva – Follow the Blog (Bk. #3 of the … Read the rest