Monday, October 21, 2013

A Halloween Story

Most of you who have followed this blog for a while know that I Love, Love, Love Halloween. You also know that I usually do all sorts of fun ghostly things here on my blog during the month of October. Yet, here it is October 21 and I have yet to do one spine tingling post.
But why, you may ask with tear filled eyes. Well, let me explain... recently we found out that my husband has Type 2 Diabetes. Apparently, he has had it for quite awhile and his numbers were through the roof. Instead of taking the time to schedule Halloween post we have spent the better part of October learning all we can about diabetes and making major life style changes.

To make up for my Halloween slackiness I do have a story to share with you. Several months ago, my husband and I went on a small vacation and we experienced the strangest encounter of our lives.(For us, that is saying quite a lot) I simply could not get this incident out of my head so I do what writers do and I wrote the experience down. Llewellyn Worldwide, the publishing company who published my nonfiction, On Haunted Ground, chose also to publish this article in their journal. If you’d like to read this bizarre encounter go here.  If you read the article I’d love to know what you think about it and if you have any wonderful diabetic recipes you’d like to pass along I’d appreciate that as well.



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Happy, Happy, HAPPY

Writing a book is hard. Getting one published can be down right excruciating. Usually by the time a book hits the shelf, countless hours have been poured into it—not only by the author, but by the publisher, editors, and cover designers.

I will never forget the sheer joy I felt the first time I held a REAL copy of my first book. It was surreal. Suddenly, all of the work, all of the ups and downs was finally worth it. I didn’t think that I’d ever experience anything like it again… I was wrong.
A few weeks ago when my daughter handed me a copy of HER book, all of those wonderful feelings came back. Knowing what it takes to get a book published and knowing that she had went the distance made me so extremely happy and proud that I find the experience hard to put into words. Not only is my daughter a wonderful Christian, but she's an awesome daughter, sister, wife, mother, and an EXCELLENT author. Today is her first novels official release and I simply couldn't be any prouder of her. Please join me in congratulating her in this monumental event. You can find Keshia here or here.
Blood Bound is available online at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, WalMart, etc order your copy today!!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Only A Little Late...

Wow I can't believe two weeks has already past since the paracon and my very first ever book signing at Barnes & Noble. Earlier, as in a month ago, I promised to post pictures of these events and happened. Grrrrr

This is me at Paracon!!!

I had never attended an event quite like this and simply cannot wait to go to another one. Even though the attendance was lower than expected I met some amazing people and had a great time. If you've never attended an event like this one, I urge you to do so. If you know of an event like this in or around the OKC area please let me know.
This is Mary Barrett and I at Barnes & Noble :)