My Biggest Accomplishments So Far — #MFRWauthor

Welcome to week #50 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-week blog challenge. Tis week's prompt is My Biggest Accomplishments, a theme that makes me say, "Ugh." As I mentioned in week 46. I'm not really comfortable tooting my own horn. In fact, I really dislike doing it. But I'm determined to see this thing … Continue reading My Biggest Accomplishments So Far — #MFRWauthor

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Please Don’t Ask if I’m Ready for Christmas

We all know--or should know--that this is a difficult time of year for some people. We hear--or should hear--the advice to be sensitive to what others are going through. Unfortunately, ¬†even some people who dish out the advice sometimes inadvertently say something insensitive. It happens. Were only human, after all. We occasionally say the wrong … Continue reading Please Don’t Ask if I’m Ready for Christmas

When One Door Closes… #upbeatauthors

Back in 2008, my youngest daughter and her husband packed up everything they owned and moved from Utah, where we had all been living in close proximity to one another, to Florida, something like 25 gazillion miles away. They hadn't been married all that long, so my son-in-law was still something of an unknown commodity … Continue reading When One Door Closes… #upbeatauthors

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

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