The Woman Who Inspires Me Most–#MFRWauthor

Welcome to week 44 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-week blog challenge. This week's prompt is A Person That Inspires Me. I have to be honest with you--this one made me pause. At first glance, I don't have anything to write about this week. I don't consciously think about feeling inspired by another person...ever. … Continue reading The Woman Who Inspires Me Most–#MFRWauthor

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Tinkerbell and Aramis — #MFRWauthor

It's Friday already, which means it's time for the blog posts for week #43 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week Blog Challenge. This week's prompt is Meet My Pets. This is one of the rare blog prompts that I find really easy to write about. I have pets, and I can introduce them to … Continue reading Tinkerbell and Aramis — #MFRWauthor

You Should Never Be Too Busy To…#upbeatuthors

Happy Monday! It's the start of a brand-new week, and that means a new topic for #UpbeatAuthors. I've been staring at this week's topic for a while now, wondering what one thing I would pick to fill in the blank here. Over the years, I've met many writers who start volunteering in their local writer's … Continue reading You Should Never Be Too Busy To…#upbeatuthors

You Can’t Pour From an Empty Jar – #MFRWauthor

It's Friday again, and that puts us at Week 33 of the Marketing For Romance Authors 52-Week Blog Challenge. This week's prompt is What I Do To Recharge. It's a good topic, I think. As an adult human being, it's far too easy to burn the candle at both ends without fully recharging, Do that … Continue reading You Can’t Pour From an Empty Jar – #MFRWauthor

Pour. Drink. Repeat. #upbeatauthors

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I've joined a group of authors dedicated to sharing up messages on social media, and this week's theme is "one simple thing I can do to improve my health today." There are about a bazillion different things I could talk about on this topic, because almost anything … Continue reading Pour. Drink. Repeat. #upbeatauthors

5 Things You Might Not Know About Memphis, Tennessee

My grandkids came to visit for a month this summer. It's the second year in a row we've had a month-long visit, which makes June and July my new favorite months of the year. Part of our new tradition is meeting halfway between our house and theirs, in Memphis, Tennessee. We pick up the kids … Continue reading 5 Things You Might Not Know About Memphis, Tennessee

I Had The Time of My Life — #MFRWauthor

It's week 21 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and this week's prompt is: A childhood memory--which is good because I've got a million of 'em. The hardest thing this week will be picking which childhood memory to talk about. Memories have been flooding my head all week as I've thought about this week's prompt. … Continue reading I Had The Time of My Life — #MFRWauthor

I Love to Laugh – #MFRWauthor

It's week 18 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and this week's prompt is What Makes Me Laugh Out Loud. I freely admit that I love to laugh. To quote Dolly Parton's character in Steel Magnolias, "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion," I have been known to burst into song at random times, warbling, "I love … Continue reading I Love to Laugh – #MFRWauthor

5 Things You Might Not Know about Yellowstone National Park

Disney claims that its theme parks are the "happiest place on earth." Much as I love Disney, I would have to argue with them about that claim--at least as far as I'm concerned. As a kid growing up in Montana, I looked forward every year to my family's annual visit to Yellowstone National Park, always … Continue reading 5 Things You Might Not Know about Yellowstone National Park

The Problem with #BeautyAndTheBeast Nobody’s Talking About

As I write this blog post, I am gearing up to see Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast for the third time. That should tell you something right off the bat. I love the movie. I think the casting is brilliant and the movie is beautifully made. This is not one of those posts complaining … Continue reading The Problem with #BeautyAndTheBeast Nobody’s Talking About