• Pig Needs a Plant!

    Pig Needs a Plant!

    This is the first Potluck Pig for 2024. Don’t you love the new header for this year? Makes me want to collect a bunch of piggy banks and line them up. Their tails are adorable! The newest pig in the collection is from my daughter. She got this cute pig planter while hanging out with…

  • Author Spotlight – Jule Kucera

    Author Spotlight – Jule Kucera

    This month I’m happy to welcome Jule Kucera to the Author Spotlight. I met Jule in a writer’s sprint group several years ago and enjoy both her fiction and nonfiction works. Jule’s StoryWheel is a tool I use regularly. StoryWheel explains story structure in a way that is easy to understand and implement. I highly…

  • What to read in February 2024

    What to read in February 2024

    This month’s book selection had me wondering: would I have two DNFs in February? As you know, I’m following two book clubs. One is hosted by my local library and the other, a neighborhood group. The library picked Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, and the neighborhood group selected It Ends with Us by Colleen…

  • Author Spotlight – Helen Garraway

    Author Spotlight – Helen Garraway

    The January 2024 Author Spotlight is with Helen Garraway. Helen and I met in Miami, FL at the Readers’ Favorite Awards ceremony. I enjoyed chatting with this USA Today Best Selling Author and wanted to share her work with you. She’s answered some questions about why she writes and what she is working on for…

  • What to read in January 2024

    What to read in January 2024

    I’m calling this month a draw. The goal was to read two books: True Biz by Sara Nović and Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. Technically, I finished True Biz but I can’t say the same for Demon Copperhead. True Biz by Sara Nović I read this book in April 2022 when it was on Reese’s…

  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    Hope your 2024 is going well. I enjoyed the holidays with family and friends and now I’m ready to get back to some writing. Here’s what to expect for this year. It’s not set in stone, but plans are meant to be changed, right?! 2024 Book Releases I have two books to release in 2024.…

  • Potluck Pig #4

    Potluck Pig #4

    I wanted to share this cute new pig. My neighbor gave her to me and I love her! She’ll fit right in with the rest of the pigs in the collection. I never expected to amass a collection of pigs. In case you missed it, I’ve been collecting this creature since high school. I played…

  • What to read in December 2023

    What to read in December 2023

    The holidays are keeping me busy so my reading has been minimal. I managed to get the first two books in Nora Roberts four book Bride Quartet series read. And Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art is sitting on my desk. I’ve been taking some time to do other things, like make Christmas cookies. I…

  • End of the year sale!

    End of the year sale!

    My entire ebook collection is 50% off at Smashwords.com as part of the 2023 End of Year Sale! Find my books and many more at Smashwords.com through January 1! My Best Mistake – Tasha’s Story – free My Best Decision – Sara’s Story – $1.49 My Best Memory – Helene’s Story – $1.49 My Best Gamble –…

  • Who Said That? December contest

    Who Said That? December contest

    Each month I’ll pull a quote from one of the books in the My Best Series and you can guess who said it. The person with the first correct answer will receive one of my ebooks for free. December quote: “He spent all his money on different business ventures, all of which went bust. When…