The trailer for my last book, Chasing Hope, is a finalist in a contest sponsored by North Texas Book Festival. You can view the nominees as well as vote by clicking on this link:
As always, your support is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
I'm so happy to report that Chasing Hope, my latest contemporary romance, was nominated for the prestigious RONE Award through InD'tale Magazine. To be nominated, the book must be reviewed in the magazine and score 4.5-5 Stars, with the Crowned Heart for Excellence. Round Two of the competition is reader voting and our category runs May 4-10.
I love to cook. So much so, I published my first cookbook earlier this year of some of my favorite recipes. During these days of quarantine, I find myself cooking more. Back in the day, I made homemade bread often, but, over the years, got out of the habit.
I have worked from home since I retired in 2013 so basically I am home every day all day long. Hubby and I have established a routine for our together time and then we venture off to our own tasks. That schedule worked great until I HAD to stay home. Now, all of sudden, all I can think about is "I need to go somewhere".
In case you are wondering what happened to me, at the urging of my mentor, I am trying my hand at a podcast versus a blog. The jury is still out on which I will continue. I currently have several episodes recorded, and you can find them here.
We've all heard that you don't always know how your actions (or inactions) affect others. A simple smile or kind word can mean all the world to someone. I got one of those smiles when I was a freshman in high school. We won't discuss how many years ago that was, but I still remember it to this day.
I am one of those people who has no issue with Christmas stuff being out before Halloween. I could spend hours in hobby and craft stores—in fact, I have. I can look at something and go "oh I can make something with that" or I will sift through the ornaments and find that just right one for a special person or the one that is so off the wall I just have to put it on my tree.
Mama's first painting. She did good!
I am, by nature, a positive, optimistic person. So much so, my husband says if I walked into a room full of horse manure, I would immediately begin looking for the pony. And he's right, I would. But that doesn't mean I don't see the crap in there; it simply means I choose to walk around it and not dwell on it.