Category: writing

BABIT (Houston, TX)

On Wednesday, a fellow author reached out to be about attending the Books are Bigger in Texas Author Event being held in Houston, Texas asking if I wanted to attend. What girl could refuse a well known event, especially when she had no other plans for the weekend?! So I went. The event was held in the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and was very … Read More BABIT (Houston, TX)

Promises, promises

Many times when the new year rings in we tend to make resolutions and promises of change that never come about. Well… I for one did make a promise to myself to make a change AND I kept it! I changed my website to make it more mobile friendly and I changed three of my book covers. Makeover Madness was happening in my home … Read More Promises, promises

Favorite Photo

Week 2 prompt for #52ancestors is a favorite photo. I thought long and hard about what I thought my favorite family photo was. This was a true inner struggle.  I first considered photos of my grandparents (either side), (below is Vera and Cecil Dyess together, Vera Dyess ) (I couldn’t locate photos of my maternal grandparents to share in time of this post)     … Read More Favorite Photo

Genealogy and Words

Over the last few years, I have slowly begun to dive into the genealogy of my family. Years ago, my mother worked an endless number of hours gathering data, researching documents, and joining organizations to learn more about our history. Not just hers or mine but that of our family! I’m blessed to have all her research even if much of it is only … Read More Genealogy and Words

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Calastan Cocktail Creation Contest

Whew, that title is a bit of a mouthful! But yes, it’s true! I am holding a contest for anyone to enter to help me create a (non-alcoholic) cocktail drink based on the plants and items in Calastan. You also get to help name it!   This drink will be showcased at the Literary Love Savannah Author Convention (LLS) July 26 -29, 2018 along with … Read More Calastan Cocktail Creation Contest

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International Literacy Day

UNESCO International Literacy Day 2017 8th September 2017 The theme for this year is “Reading the Past, Writing the Future” “The world has changed since 1966 – but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities, and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build a more … Read More International Literacy Day

BOOK REVIEW: Embers of Fire from Ally Shields

Description   A chilling prophecy. A child in danger.   Following the defeat of the vampire elders, Guardian fire witch Arianna Calin and vampire prince Andreas De Luca are considering moving to his estates in Italy to raise their daughter in its idyllic setting. As if being descended from two powerful witch bloodlines wasn’t challenging enough, Rayne was born with a mysterious star tattoo on her … Read More BOOK REVIEW: Embers of Fire from Ally Shields

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Eyes are the window to the soul?

Eyes are the window to the soul??? Many times I am complimented that I look much younger than I am… That I have beautiful eyes… That I am a strong woman and other nice compliments about my personality. But today I was told that although I looked younger in my face my eyes said that I was battling inner wars (not just one either). I … Read More Eyes are the window to the soul?

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East Texas Book Bash

Tyler, Texas welcomed all of us authors in with a great big hug and we had a blast. Laura Goff pulled off her first book signing with ease – at least that is how it appeared to us authors. There was no confusion to where our tables were. We were even given a dedicated ‘runner’ to escort us to our table and make sure … Read More East Texas Book Bash

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BOOK REVIEW: Hale and Gemini by R.S. McCoy

Hale and Gemini R.S. McCoy   BLURB *A Paranormal Romance retelling of Hansel and Gretel.* The third son of the Bear Clan, Hale thought he had his life figured out. He had a stunning bride, his iron faith in the Mother, and has spent the last five years training to be the future clan leader. But when his life comes crashing down around him, … Read More BOOK REVIEW: Hale and Gemini by R.S. McCoy

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BOOK REVIEW: Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed

  Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed  written by C.L. Gaber I purchased this book from Gaber at a book signing event a little while ago, while it took me some time to pick up the book it didn’t disappoint. Page after page was met with intrigue and awe. Gaber creates an afterlife like no version I have ever read, heard about, or … Read More BOOK REVIEW: Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed

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Book event…

On August 5, 2017, more than 40 authors will join together to meet readers, both new and familiar, in Tyler, Texas at the Harvey Hall. At such events, readers can walk up to their favorite authors and talk with them, get books signed and even take a photo or three! Something else readers get to do is meet new authors. Authors unknown to them. … Read More Book event…

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