Friday, August 31, 2018

For Writers

There are a lot of changes occurring for indie writers who have published through CreateSpace, which I did with all three of my Holiday, USA anthologies in paperback. CreateSpace has been merged with KDP, Amazon. Chris McMullen, blessedly, has kept me up-to-date on what is happening, over on his blog:

I've followed Chris for quite awhile, and he has answered many questions I didn't even know I had until he provided the answers.

For Readers, if you're interested in a peek into the publishing side of writing, Chris provides easy-to-understand explanations.

Thanks, Chris!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Well, bummer. I learned that in the Regency era the only time a man kissed a woman's hand was if she was much older, such as a dowager. If he kissed a young woman's hand, it was interpreted as a signal that a proposal was in the offing.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 25:28

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Saturday Links

ShimonZ is a blogger I follow in Jerusalem. I enjoyed his perspective on pets:

We'll soon be moving into the holiday season, a tough time of year for many people. My sister shared some suicide prevention tips:

God bless.

Friday, August 24, 2018


There are always only two choices: Free will or slavery

There is only one question: Which will you choose?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Fire, as in dismissing an employee, wasn't used until 1885.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday Links

Short Summer poem, over at Searching the Meaning of Life, and Google Translate did a good job.

Brilliant Viewpoint shows a little it takes to cheer another, even when facing one's own struggles:

God bless.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Random quote

Donna Keevers Driver created this beautiful meme for one of my quotes. Thanks, Donna!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Musical Thursday

I'm a fan of Christmas music, year round.
The Piano Guys "O Holy Night/Ave Maria"

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 25:25

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday Links

Mustard Seed Blog with a timely reminder:

It is never too late to learn self-discipline. I'm learning. Over at Real Time Love, Rotimi Elijah shared a motivating post:

God bless.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Coming Soon...

Book 13 The Blessing Basket:

The thirteenth novella in the series is here (almost)...

Welcome back to Holiday, USA, small town America, where nothing happens, except holidays... and a little romance, if the hero and heroine trust God.

Cici, Candy Crothers, lies to everyone, except her Holiday Diner boss, only because he informed her if she lied to him he'd fire her. She ran away from an ugly past and still worries it might catch up to her. Sharing her nightmares is nowhere on her list of things to do, ever.

Trace Brown left the Army honorably but not unscathed. Anger controls his life, holding him back from pretty much everything, including becoming a chef at Holiday Diner. The diner's head hostess intrigues him, but not enough to risk sharing his day-to-day battle with PTSD.

Nothing can drive God away. His hand is stretched out still. He is always there, waiting...

I'm making the final checks before uploading. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Mutt, as in dog, is used by 1898, more than 80 years too late for my story.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 25:11

A word fitly spoken is like apples gold in pictures of silver.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday Links

Every week, Israel Onyije, Success Christian Leading Coach of Wizzymed Power International, gives me an inspirational boost to start my week:

Good Time Stories shares the kind of stories that used to show up in group emails. I've read this story numerous times. I enjoy it every time and endeavor to follow the example:

God bless.

Friday, August 3, 2018