CARE AND FEEDING OF WRITERS, Holiday Musings, Writer's Tool Box

‘Tis the Season to Stuff Your Stocking!

Season's Greetings, Peeps. Ann here, the helpful elf. Christmas is fast approaching. Faster if you haven't finished your shopping or begun. (Don't want to make anyone cringe. Check out these book bundles and smile for a while! Being an Amazon Affiliate is making me smile. So, have mercy and click the pics and links. Empty-nesting… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Stuff Your Stocking!

Author Interview, Author Recommendation, CARE AND FEEDING OF WRITERS, Holiday Musings

Ash Keller–Fresh, FUNNY, and Wickedly Talented. A Must Read for Romantic Comedy!

Life is ripe with choices, spilled out like a Horn of Plenty. Cornucopias if you're putting on airs. And why not? Accents and attitudes are fun. Entertaining, absolutely, but often necessary. Who hasn't changed their tone for that critical interview? The BE-THERE party or that dreaded public speaking encounter? (Raise a hand for keeping it… Continue reading Ash Keller–Fresh, FUNNY, and Wickedly Talented. A Must Read for Romantic Comedy!

Author Recommendation, CARE AND FEEDING OF WRITERS, Cover Reveals, Holiday Musings, New Release

SNOW IN LOVE: And it’s not even Fall!

Okay, people. BIG changes going on at my house. Depression? NO. That's SO last season and thank God. Thank you all, too. Very much. Okay. I'm drawing energy from our bathroom remodel, too. BILs totally rock. I'm here with big news. Really big. Life altering for me and about dang time. (Feel free to chime… Continue reading SNOW IN LOVE: And it’s not even Fall!

Author Recommendation, CARE AND FEEDING OF WRITERS, Holiday Musings

Merry Christmas~and the very best of the season’s greetings to ALL!

Let me start by saying THANK YOU for the well wishes, prayer, and positive thoughts offered for a happy family reunion. Las Vegas was the bomb. A complete success and an entree to more of the same--warm family gatherings where "being there" for each other is the top priority. In between Black Jack successes --… Continue reading Merry Christmas~and the very best of the season’s greetings to ALL!

Author Recommendation, Cover Reveals, Holiday Musings, New Release, Writer's Tool Box

Christmas is the time for THANKSGIVING: and SWEET deals too good to miss!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟ALL ABOARD!!!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Sorry, guys, but I'm too excited not to jump in! https://youtu.be/cjHZJCyP1Fg Don't let the fair weather fool you -- there's mystery, mayhem, MONEY, and Christmas Snow inside this sweet ROMANTIC deal! You know you want to take him for a spin! Check out the #BESTDEAL for #CLEAN #BILLIONAIRE romance to leave the dock.… Continue reading Christmas is the time for THANKSGIVING: and SWEET deals too good to miss!

Holiday Musings, Writer's Tool Box

First They Came for My Mattress: Out with the old!

The Grinch is at it again, not skulking back to his hidey-hole on Mt. Crumpet as is proper come New Years.  The furred menace is targeting my desk this time. My trusty chair, too. But, if I’m honest, the set isn’t mine. Oh, the glory of goldenrod and olive green The spindly number—where I often… Continue reading First They Came for My Mattress: Out with the old!

Holiday Musings

Santa Claus – Essential Personnel

Christmas Eve is Serious Business There’s no bah humbug at Peterson Airforce Base tonight, not even amid potentially grinchy government shutdowns. Santa Claus DOES NOT stop his Christmas deliveries. The 1,500 person crew of NORAD Santa Tracker, consisting of military personnel and volunteers, are busy on rotating two-hour shifts. Giving up time with friends and… Continue reading Santa Claus – Essential Personnel

Holiday Musings

The Grinch Who Stole My Mattress

The resemblance is uncanny, but this is not my husband No, my husband is not Jim Carrey. He doesn’t have a shaggy, lime-green Grinch suit, but his insistence on taking away my Christmas comforts—all year comfort—has me cranky. Grinchy. In the mood to grouse, gripe, suspect everything, inspect and find shortcomings where none exist. Why?… Continue reading The Grinch Who Stole My Mattress

Holiday Musings

Got books? Give thanks!

What does Thanksgiving mean? Scary Turkey! To the majority in the United States, Thanksgiving translates into jumbo turkeys, sage stuffing, pumpkin pies, loosened belts or afternoon sweat pants, friends, family, wine (some whining) and endless expectations of the perfect holiday. Good food and good family equals an overall good time. Right? But for all the… Continue reading Got books? Give thanks!

Holiday Musings

Happy Halloween. Now stop haunting yourself

What scares you? While the world preps for Halloween spookies--typically begun long before darkness descends--its time for writers to engage those spirits. The real ones that haunt us on a regular basis: fear, pride, taking on more candy than we can chew. Never letting that manuscript leave home so it'll stay safe from all the… Continue reading Happy Halloween. Now stop haunting yourself