If you’ve read the first two books of my Frenchie series, you’ll know that Ethan ( the 13 year old main character) gets into some crazy and hilarious predicaments in his quest to become a Frenchie dog owner. The inspiration for the first novel in the series came from dog sitting my Frenchie grand-dogs and trying to convince my son to write a blog about his misadventures as a dog groomer. This didn’t happen, so my imagination took over and the story evolved as Ethan plotted with his quirky, conniving Grandma to gain ownership of a Frenchie without his overworked, single mom suspecting a thing. He entertains his friends and Frenchie followers on his nightly blog, “Frenchie’s Best Friend.”
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It was so great to receive the following response when I emailed the winner of the draw from the Author’s in Bloom Blog Hop! It is obvious that Mel and her family are dog people and that they’re keen to read the humorous stories about Ethan (the 13 year old main character) who embarks on a devious scheme with his quirky grandmother to own his very own French Bulldog (unbeknownst to his overwhelmed single mother)! I hope that the first two books of the Frenchie series provides the family with belly laughs and helps to ease the pain of losing their Krunchy. Who knows? After reading the novels, they may be just as Frenchie crazy as many of us … Read the rest
Thank you so much for participating in the first annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! I hope you had a blast gathering all those phrases to enter your name for the Grand Prize, as well as adding to your recipe and gardening tips files! All of the authors involved enjoyed receiving comments from our visitors to our blogs and websites. It was such fun knowing that readers were out there discovering our books and blogs!
The winner of the Draw Give Away for the first two novels from the Frenchie Series (Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog and Frenchie X2-Follow the Blog) goes to Melissa. My humorous books (a fun read for anyone who is “gaga” over their pet)… Read the rest
At the first sign of SPRING, everyone has projects that they’re dying to get underway. My Ryan needed/wanted/ pined for… a garden shed. He had worked diligently over the winter months perfecting the design of his coveted SHED, by dusting off his Auto-Cad skills and then ultimately hired a professional, after all, to adjust the plan to comply with district building regulations. (Let’s just say after plans were created for the ideal SHED, reality hit! Apparently there are district size restrictions and the SHED became far less grandiose in size!) Seriously, I think the man had secretly been planning a “MAN CAVE” complete with lazy boys, beer fridge and a flat screen TV. Nope, that wasn’t going … Read the rest
Just a reminder to readers of the fun AUTHOR’S in BLOOM BLOG HOP. Don’t delay visiting all of the sites below to meet new authors, gather recipes and gardening tips for spring, and enter into give-away raffles at each site. And the best part of all is collecting a phrase from each site and creating a traveling story that must be pasted into a form on www.acozyreaderscorner.com to enter in the draw for an eReader of your choice and a $25.00 gift certificate. Don’t miss out on the fun! Follow instructions below.
ENTER TO WIN the FIRST TWO NOVELS of the FRENCHIE SERIES
Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog & Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog
WHO CAN ENTER the … Read the rest
You have until 11:59 p.m. on April 18th to enter the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop. Remember, not only will you collect spring gardening tips and recipes at each author’s site, but you’ll enter for give-aways at each author’s web or blog page. At my site you just need to leave a comment on my April 8th blog (Author’s in Bloom Giveaway Hop Enter to Win a Kindle! Enter to Win a Nook!)and leave your name and email address so that I can get hold of the winner when the prizes are announced after April 18th. What will the US/Canada winner receive? The first two books of the Frenchie Series! Funny and entertaining reads for all family members … Read the rest
Thanks for visiting my blog to enter the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! What a great way to celebrate SPRING! I have included 2 simple and tasty recipes that I think are yummy for informal gatherings out on the patio.
HOT CRAB and ARTICHOKE DIP
1 pkg (125 g/4oz.) cream cheese light 30 ml (2 tbsp) mayonnaise
1 clove garlic 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
2 ml (1/2 tsp) Tabasco sauce 2 ml (1/2 tsp) horseradish
2 ml (1/2 tsp) dry basil 60 ml (1/4 cup) grated mozzarella cheese
2 ml (1/2 tsp) onion powder 45 ml (3 tbsp) red pepper, diced fine
1 can (170 g/6 oz.) crabmeat 45 ml (3 tbsp) green pepper, diced fine
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10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and more!
Plus GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!
What kind of prize are we talking about? How about an eReader (Nook or Kindle — your choice) and $25 gift card? PLUS you’ll have the opportunity to win at 75 author sites, everything from books to swag and garden goodies!
As for me, I’ll be offering up the first two books of my Frenchie Series: Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog and Frenchie x2-Follow the Bl0g.
Easy and fun, this is THE way to welcome spring. So what do you say? Are you in? Need more information?
Of course you do! Head on over to the Authors in Bloom blog hop page for full details … Read the rest