An Update and the Plot Overview of Little Milestones – Coming Soon

Right now, my beta readers are looking over the draft of Little Milestones. I am reading the manuscript again, as well, for the hundredth time. As well, I’ve started to create some of my marketing materials for the book. For those of us in the trenches as independent authors, it’s a never-ending cycle of book…

Recipe of the Week: Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts, Grapes & Onion

This week’s recipe is a quick, yet tasty, and is a somewhat light meal that’s perfect for summertime. The surprise ingredient in this recipe is the grapes, and how they taste alongside the other ingredients after roasting in the oven. YUM! And the added bonus is that it’s really easy… Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts, Grapes…

Fashion Friday: Summer Maxi Dresses & A Versatile Duster

* What is STYLE? 👠 How do you define the word? Here’s my take, for what it’s worth. Style isn’t about what you wear, it’s about how you feel about what you wear. Style also isn’t about labels and expensive clothes: you can look good in inexpensive clothes if you learn what cuts work best…

Recipe of the Week: Chip’s Zucchini Bread

  Yesterday, when Leeanne, Chip, and I got together to work on the second edition of our textbook, Chip presented both Leeanne and me with homemade zucchini bread. When I got home last night, I made a cup of tea and sliced myself a piece of this bread. I still had a lot of Weight…

Weekly Recipe: Chicken, Turkey Sausage & Kale

  Chicken, Turkey Sausage, and Kale This week, it’s a healthy meal so we can fit into our bathing suits (well, some of you might be able to … I’ve got a ways to go). Anyway, it’s Chicken, Turkey Sausage & Kale, and the video above will tell you how to make it. More specifics…

The Wonderful, Wacky World of Writers

I’m just gonna put this out there because it makes me sad: too many people are not reading. They are spending their time on other things, which is great, but I would like to see the average books people read a year climb (see a piece I wrote last year about average number of books…

Totally Slacking Off

I admit it. When I’m not working and am at home, I’ve been doing a lot of slacking off. It hasn’t been because I’ve wanted to, necessarily, although I do believe the “break” has helped my mental state a bit. But let me explain. Last month, I was sent to the emergency room at the…

Celebrating World Book Day 2019

Dear Readers, Do you remember the first book you ever read? If not, do you recall what your favorite book was as a child? You know, the one you had your mom or dad read to you over and over again because you loved it so much? Do you remember being a teenager and maybe…

Coming Up With A Book Title

* One of the most challenging things to do as a writer is to come up with the name of your book. I’m in the process right now of brainstorming ideas for a title for my current work in progress. No one in my family seems to like the current working title: Life with Nan….

Not Quite There With 5 Days Remaining

It’s the 25th of November, and I’m still making progress, although it’s not moving as quickly as I would like. The goal for November was to complete 50,000 words (which is, in essence, a small novel). The problem is, this novel (Life with Nan) will more like 80,000+ words, I’m guessing. So, my friends, I…