TENDER TUESDAYS- Prairie Girl Series #24
Each year, husband constantly reminds his Prairie Girl how much he dislikes Valentines’ Day. Why, you ask? Well, the long and the short of it is that he has an issue with feeling obligated to create a ‘HALLMARK MOMENT’ when someone else deems it necessary. Prairie Girl calls it his “BAH HUMBUG” syndrome. He pretty much feels this way about any contrived gift-giving celebration. Now don’t get the wrong impression, it isn’t that he resents giving a gift and a card, (although one might regard husband as somewhat frugal); its really about being expected to celebrate something that he hasn’t bought into. Prairie Girl understands his sentiments, but she does not let him … Read the rest
Summer holidays are fast approaching and we all seek great ideas for traveling with our families (human kids and fur kids, alike). What you may not know is that http://www.themetrip.com/-dog-friendly.html is a site that offers Travel Tips for everyone, including FUR KIDS. In fact, the site is so popular that Lorraine Hawley has published a book jammed pack with great ideas for the entire family:
Explore theme-style activities and adventures. “Themetrips,” are activity ideas that you can use to create your own memorable and interactive family fun while at home or on vacation.
Check out her recent Dog Friendly Post, as there is an AWESOME SURPRISE! Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog is recommended (BK. #1 of the Frenchie Series)… Read the rest
Okay, you’re going to want to laugh at me. I am agonizing over the title of my third MG novel in the Frenchie series. The novel itself has gone through a dozen edits and revisions and now I need to put a title on it and I’m struggling to come up with the perfect one that will grab my readers’ attention.
You probably don’t think this part is a big deal, but you would be wrong. Titles are extremely important, they either peak your interest or they don’t. A reader isn’t going to pick up a novel off the shelf and read the synopsis if the title doesn’t grab him/her first. I know, I know you’re probably jumping up and … Read the rest
It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I want to show my appreciation to the readers of my Frenchie series by offering you a free download of my first novel, Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog. Just go to http://www.smashwords.com/b/96726 and enter the Coupon Code LX49S to download a copy in the ebook format of your choice.
This first book in the series will make a humorous read for the entire family. “Follow the blog of daily misadventures as Ethan’s cohort of allies attempts to deceive his overworked mom by setting a nefarious scheme in motion to own his Frenchie.” It will make you laugh, it will surprise you and most of all it will resonate with puppy love. All readers are cautioned, … Read the rest
Don’t even consider reading Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog this summer, if:
1. you aren’t “gaga” about dogs (especially French Bulldogs).
2. you dislike reading for fun and humorous entertainment.
3. you’re a perfect teen that never does anything wrong or devious.
4. you can’t relate to a “Frenchie crazy” 13 year old boy from a single parent home with an interfering and quirky Grandma living nearby.
5. you’ve never wanted anything so badly that you’d do ANYTHING to make it happen!
Of course on the off- chance that this doesn’t apply to you and you’d actually like to read Frenchie’s Best Friend, there are several ways to get your hands on the print copy or eBook. The … Read the rest
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.”
My … 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
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