Month: June 2018
Paper or Plastic?
When I turned…, well let’s just say one year for my birthday, my mom bought me a Kindle, and I loved it! Being an avid reader it allowed me to never be without a book to read, whether I was riding in the car, or sitting by the pool. I joined Kindle Unlimited and some weeks read five books, but that all changed when I actually wrote one of my own.
I still enjoy my Kindle for traveling, but today nothing feels as good in my hands as a real book. There’s just something about curling up in a chair, or stretching out on the boat, whiling away the afternoon with one of my favorite authors that truly makes my heart happy.
So which do you prefer, paper or plastic? Or maybe like me, you like a little of both?
On this blog we have six published authors; Zelle Andrews, Patti Bassard Jefferson, David Edmonds, SE Rose, Sam Staley, and me! There are also two ladies with books still being written, Gay Barrett and Peta Monk. If I may speak for all of us, we appreciate when you buy our books, either in electronic or actual book form, and nothing makes us happier than to have someone say, “I bought your book and I loved it!”
Paper or Plastic is a personal choice, although for the first time in years more paper books are being sold than ebooks. Maybe people have found out like I have, the pleasure you get when you really turn a page!
I’d love to hear your thoughts, and you can send them by email, on in the contact box on the website. And Oh yeah! No matter what form of book you choose, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW!
Wishing you the Happy Endings that come from reading a good book!
The Power of a Word
Do you remember this children’s rhyme? Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. It sounds nice, but in reality it’s the biggest crock of butter you’ve ever been told!
Words can hurt, and hurt badly. They ruin marriages, and families and friendships, all because they’re so easy to say, but impossible to take back.
Who in your life says the most negative things to you in a given day? You know, the person who says “you’ll never lose weight”, or “you’re not a very good athlete “. It’s you, right?
It doesn’t matter where words come from; your spouse, your parent, a friend, or your own thoughts and mouth, the wrong words can take away your joy, your motivation and sometimes even your life.
Today I’m challenging you to keep your words positive, whether you’re talking to yourself, or someone else. Words are a weapon and they can be spoken for us or against us.
Remember in Lottie Loser the first time Ashley Marshall called Lottie a “loser”? Those words helped define Charlotte’s life, but thankfully they didn’t break her.
My goal is to think before I speak and to use my words to change my life! Because you know what? I’ve proven that I can lose weight, and I biked The Netherlands! But most importantly, I want to use my words for healing, and not for pain.
Wishing you a day filled with wonderful words, for others and especially for you…
Three Authors You Should Know!
It’s author week and it’s my pleasure to share with you Three Authors whose work you I hope you will love as much as I do.
Sam Staley (S.R. Staley) is a lover of pirates, and his series about them is lots of fun! I just completed the first book in the series, The Pirate of Panther Bay, and was especially fond of Isabella, The Pirate Ship Captain. A woman Pirate? Yep! And I did my Amazon review, too!
Everyone has had their life touched by cancer. Whether by personal experience, or that of a friend or loved one, the next author, Angelina Assanti has a very poignant story to share. Her #1 Best Seller, Thank God I Got Cancer Because Now I’m Not a Hypochondriac Anymore, is written in a way that will make you laugh and make you cry, and it will definitely make you think.
Jeri Hines is the author of several series set during the old south, or The Revolutionary War, and every book I’ve read has melted my heart. Her Southern Legacy Series is one of my favorites. Belle of Charleston is Book I and if you like strong male characters, you’ll love both Cullen and Wade.
I hope you enjoy this month’s author share, and that you’ll read and appreciate their work. I’ve read the books listed above,I wouldn’t recommend them if I hadn’t. And remember….leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads!
Books are my passion…what’s yours? 📚