A Prepublished Novel in the Process of Revisions and Rewrites

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hello, my friends!

After a long, unexpected sabbitical Author Spotlight returns in April.  I look forward to these little peeks into other authors' lives and craft secrets.  I hope you all do as well. 

If you have a new release coming up or just want some free PR, which, btw, never hurts, *grin* please contact me privately via email

If you are a reader interested in finding out just how your favorite author ticks, by all means, drop in on Thursdays and take a peek at who is in the hot seat.  You may even win free books or some other item the author is giving away.  Look forward to getting started again.

I will notify you of specific dates before the end of the weekend on the below authors' visits.

I will have Jason Barrett, author of Dead or a Lie (great title isn't it?) and Debra St. John, author of the new release, Wild Wedding Weekend(Looks very interesting if you ask me), coming up in April.

Stay tuned for the details and dates on these two wonderful authors.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Loss...

March 12, 2010 this beautiful little guy left us for the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. Mister was one of my good friend and neighbor's furry children.  If you remember a few weeks ago I had a doggie sleep over. Well, Mister is one of my kitty wards that I visited and gave fluids to each day while my friend was out of town.

Mister was well-traveled having come here from Chile, lived in California and Florida(the places that I know of) and a wonderful lap mate.  He loved to climb up in your lap and sleep, purring contentedly. A beautiful loving animal with one grey eye, and one blue eye as you can see here in his picture.  He was 16 years old. I will sorely miss this little guy.

Not long ago, Jacira, my friend, lost another wonderful little kitty, named Starfish, to cancer.  Starfish with Mister pictured on right.

I don't know about you but a loss of a pet hurts as much or more than people.  Some may be offended by that statement but pets give such unconditional love and never turn their backs on you.  My opinion and as most of you know, I LOVE ANIMALS!

Thank you for letting me share two very special animals with you that I have grown attached to over the years.

Just this side of heaven lies the Rainbow Bridge.
When a beloved pet dies, it goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
It makes friends with other animals and frolics over rolling hills and peaceful lush meadows of green. They are as healthy and playful as we remember them in days gone by.

Together, the animals chase and play, but the day comes when a pet will suddenly stop and look into the distance... bright eyes intent, eager body quivering. Suddenly recognizing you, your pet bounds quickly across the green fields and into your embrace. You celebrate in joyous reunion. You will never again separate.

Happy tears and kisses are warm and plentiful, your hands caress the face you missed. You look into the loving eyes of your pet and know that you never really parted. You realize that though out of sight, you love had been remembered.

You cross the Rainbow Bridge together.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

To All Pet Lovers. I just couldn't resist...

The following was found posted very low on my fridge door:

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom!If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt.. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't hang out with drug-using people,
(7) don't smoke or drink,
(8) don't want to wear your clothes,
(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

A friend sent this to me because she knows I am an animal lover and I just had to share it with all of you. I actually have a magnet plaque on my fridge that says: The more people I meet the more I love my dog.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.