Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Wendi Zwaduk - you have won a free copy of my book "Pregnancy Plan."


Another one of my unanswerable Questions

I don't care which came first the chicken or the egg.

But I would like to know how to break an egg without getting egg white from dripping all over my counter.

And don't give me, do it over the bowl, because then I'm stuck fishing egg shells out of my batter.

A simple task that isn't that simple.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses Blog Bouquet

It is so easy to go by all the wonderful places around your house without stopping for a moment to appreciate the true beauty of nature.

My husband loves to take picture and we have visited a number of national parks such as Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, Brice Canyon and others.

I believe it helps me to create the places in my books. I've learned to pick out the special items in a place that make them unique. Death Valley has sand dunes and to my surprise plants like African violets.

Today as you tour the different blogs I invite you to learn more about each author and find out what makes each one unique. As you can see by my blog, I love to travel.

Please leave a comment and win a copy of my e-book "Pregnancy Plan."

Winners will be announced tomorrow July 30.

Good Luck,


Here's all the other roses to visit:


















( Here's my website, check out me and my books)



Sunday, June 28, 2009


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

After reading this quote and who said it. I wondered who Ambrose Redmoon was.

So I did a google search and found he was a hippie, writer, and former manager of the psychedelic folk rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service hippie.

Also a writer, he not well-know but his quote is.

Encouraging thought that the world does heard us when we speak.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Universities' Superstitions

While out visiting different college campuses, I discover each has their unique superstition.

At Auburn, if you step on the above seal bad things will happen to you. Like you won't graduate, your hair will fall out, you'll lose the love of your life.

At Georgia, you are not allowed to pass under the arches until you have graduated or you won't.

Interesting what we learn in school.



Monday, June 22, 2009


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”


Have a wonderful week,


Friday, June 19, 2009

Searching For Information

One place you might want to look is at the
Smithsonian Institution site.


This can really help when researching a certain subject or looking for events around the time period of your book.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bewildering question

I know why we call a tomato, is a fruit.

But the real question is why do most people consider it a vegetable?

Because it's not sweet?


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tour of Clemson

I must say Clemson has a lot of history on it's campus. A beautiful place to visit even if you don't plan on attending school there. The home of John C. Calhoun sits on the campus and is registered as a National Historic Landmark.

Calhoun's son-in-law Thomas Green Clemson later willed the land to the state of South Carolina for a place for higher education.

Check out more picture at my website.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Inspiration

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. Eliot


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Writing Tip - Add Emotion

For a story to really engage its reader, an author needs to evoke an emotional response to his work. Make the reader care what will happen next, and they will keep turning the pages.

Below is a link to an article for adding emotion to your writing.


Hope you find it useful,


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Cover for Mating Rituals

Isn't my new cover wonderful?
Mating Rituals is one of the first stories I wrote and I'm very excited about the fabulous job Mia did for my cover.
Don't have a date yet when it will be released but it is always fun to see the cover.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Morning Inspiration

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Audrey Hepburn

What an incredible lady, if I could only be like her.