As a novice gardener, I find myself continually dropping by nurseries these days. When I say novice, I mean it. The following 3 photos demonstrate the progression from creating a raised garden bed, putting soil in the bed, planting the veggies and VOILÁ! There are actual little plants germinating in that garden plot! Simply amazing! Are you amazed? Tell me you are!
Can you see those little veggies poking out of the soil…. hmmm …. I KNOW YOU CAN! Anyways, I have digressed. Is it obvious that I’m becoming a proud gardener?
So, as I was saying, I seem to be hanging out at a lot of nurseries these days and … Read the rest
I thought that I was the only person who had ever coined the phrase “Puppy- Napping” in my latest TWEEN novel, Frenchie Diva- Follow the Blog.
In this 3rd book of the Frenchie Series, Ethan receives threatening emails from someone in his high school, like the one here:
Listen you Frenchie freaking mama’s boy, you better watch those bulldogs of yours ’cause you NEVER know what can happen …
My novels are contemporary fiction and I couldn’t believe that pets in real life actually do get kidnapped! But then Global News followed a Frenchie Puppy-Napping story last week where a woman came into a tattoo parlor in Vancouver and asked the owner if she could cuddle her … Read the rest
The annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop is over for another year! Thanks so much to all of our participants that visited each and every one of our 80 sites. You are amazing! Hopefully you gathered some worthwhile recipes and gardening tips along your journey. (It was wonderful to receive some tips in return from our visitors.) Maybe you even encountered some special sites or blogs that you have chosen to follow.
The GRAND PRIZE WINNER visited each and every site and will be receiving a new KINDLE FIRE and a $25.00 Gift Card. CONGRATULATIONS Savannah Miller! And this year’s SECOND PRIZE WINNER of the other $25. 00 Gift Card goes out to Mary Preston!
The … Read the rest
Welcome to my Author Blog Site! I am so pleased to have you participating in the contest and visiting all 79 of our sites between April 7th at 6:00 am EST through to April 16th at midnight EST. You have 10 days to visit each and every site and leave a comment and email address to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE (a Kindle Fire and a $25. eBook gift card) or a SECOND PRIZE (a $25. eBook gift card).
HOW the AUTHORS in BLOOM BLOG HOP WORKS:
You have 10 days to visit each of the author blog sites that are listed and linked at the end of each contest blog sites, for your convenience. When you visit … Read the rest
Get ready for some fun, tips, and prizes! You’re invited to participate in an Author Blog Hop. The tour begins on April 7th at 6:00 am EST and finishes on the 16th at midnight EST, so mark your calendars!
Readers will have 10 days to enter each author’s individual contest (giveaways) and submit their entry for the GRAND PRIZE (a KINDLE FIRE or NOOK and a 25 dollar gift certificate for eBooks). Visiting 7-8 author sites per day and leaving comments and your email address will enter you in author site give-aways and also provide you with 79 chances to win the Grand Prize and Second Prize (a 25 dollar gift certificate for eBooks). Only those visitors who … Read the rest
Book Mary Laudien for Morning/ Afternoon Author Workshops
Mary Laudien is a retired International Baccalaureate World School principal from West Vancouver, B.C. She now divides her time between writing her Middle Grade Frenchie Series and volunteering as an International Baccalaureate Recognition Ambassador. Mary’s life long passion for KidLit makes entertaining readers with her own humorous novels such fun! Missing the day-to-day contact with students, author visits inspiring students to write powerful blog posts is an added treat. Mary believes in making a difference and encourages schools and book stores to fundraise with her novels to support their local SPCA.
All Middle Years Author Visits (appropriate for Grades 5, 6 and 7) include a prompt to provide a personal … Read the rest