Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thank you...

I wanted to express my gratitude and sincere thank you to all my fellow writers, authors, bloggers and readers as well as to M Pax, Stephen Tremp, Christine Rains, C M Brown who host Writers for Writers.
I am so grateful for your help and support last week. For a few days, I felt like a Hollywood star! Everyone tweeted and shared the posts - Wow! Absolutely amazing!

This community never ceases to amaze me. Even if we're thousands of miles apart, in different time zones or on the other side of the world, I always feel like you all live next door (wouldn't that be fun?)

At this moment, it's not only my kids, my family, and my work that make me happy-- you all do and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I feel blessed to have found my passion in writing and hope one day to repay my gratitude to as many of you out there as I can.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Writers for Writers is featuring me:)

Posting a little earlier than usual because it's a very special day tomorrow (Monday, June 17th).


Writers helping other writers to succeed.
Twitter hashtag: #W4WS
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Writers4Writers is a great support group utilizing Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to highlight new and existing books. Today’s featured author is ME!

I'm so happy and honored!

Below you will find a list of tweets and Facebook posts. Any tweet or FB posting will be most appreciated! You can do just one, two or all tweets / posts. I'll be truly grateful for any. Just copy and paste. Nothing to it :)


Marked Novella is #Free “You like a bad witch?”, “I like a very, very bad witch.” #amreading #ebook #W4Ws
“There’s something good about being bad” Marked Novella is #Free on #kindle #Paranormal #W4Ws

Marked Novella is #Free on #kindle “Want me to match that scar on the other side of your face?”  #paranormal #W4Ws

Like #Paranormal Romance? Try Marked:A Two Halves Novella for Free, a prequel to Two Halves Series #amraeading #W4Ws


How do you make a choice when anything you decide dooms your fate? Marked: A Two Halves Novella is a paranormal romance prequel to the Two Halves Series, and it's Free.

When your fate is already decided, there's nothing you can do, can you? Read Marked: A Two Halves Novella, prequel to the Two Halves Series for free

Thank you everyone! I'm sending lots of virtual hugs your way!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

IWSG: Keeping Kids Busy

Today is the first Wednesday of the month and so it's time for another IWSG (Insecure Writer's Support Group) post.  Thank you to our host Captain Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh.

For a full list of participants click here and hop on over to offer your own words of encouragement and/or assistance.

Today's co-hosts today are Sheena-kay Graham, Suzanne Furness, and Laura Eno.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

What does "Keeping Kids Busy" have to do with Insecurity?
For me, a lot when it's summer time. July and August are always very busy months because the kids are out of school. Next month this time I'll have them at home all day, every day for about 60 days! Picture me as Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (bathroom scene) Ahhhhhhhhhhh!

They're great kids, but they're still kids who walk, talk, watch tv, need food and tend to say "I'm bored" every few minutes.

How am I going to get all the work done I'd planned? Well, the good thing about my kids is that they love to sleep in when it's summer, until 10! So if I get up at 6 that gives me 4 quiet hours of work.

We're also planning to go to the library (where it's quiet) to read so they're not distracted. My kids love the library and I'm counting if we can throw in an activity in there (which the library organizes) I'll get another 2 quiet hours.

And that's where the time stops. Dinner, soccer, swimming, karate.... I can't figure out any other time I can use, because the in between will be housework (blah! I'd much rather write). It's freaking me out!

So, have you figured out what to do with the kids in the summer? What are your insecurities today?