Sweet Aroma of Thankfulness


The Free eBook “Gift of Giving” campaign was a wonderful success! Yippee!

My novel Sifting Through Mud reached #13 on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Sellers List for the Kindle eBooks/Women’s Fiction category during the 4-day FREE promo period.

Thank you to the 2,747 people who got their free eBook and helped me reach the Top 100 list. I’m truly grateful for all the interest in the book, which exceeded my expectations for the promotion. I was hoping for at least 500 people, but 2,747 was enormously better (divine icing on the cake).

So again……

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…breathe in the sweet aroma of thankfulness I’m sending from me to you!

Also, reviews are welcome! Please leave a review on Amazon.com if you enjoy the book. Reviews create awareness and success for your favorite books.

Gift of Giving Campaign: My Novel is FREE for 4 Days Only!

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FREE eBook of my novel Sifting Through Mud

Starts today on Amazon.com!

4 Days Only:

January 28, 2016  through  January 31, 2016


Amazon 5 Star Review Ratings

Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

eBook FREE on Amazon.com Only!




Spread the word! Tell all your family, friends, colleagues, coworkers, and even passers-by on the street to take advantage of this free offer. It won’t last for long.


Thanks, and enjoy the read!

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Yes, I’ve been MIA (missing in action) for several months on this blog, but it’s time to resurrect this place and bring it back to life. There’s been so much going on with me (personally and professionally) that other projects have taken up the bulk of my time. Unintentionally, this has caused my blog to fall on the back burner.

I’m trying to live the motto, “Work Smarter Not Harder.” Therefore, resurrecting this blog means only one thing: I’ll show up more than usual. However, “more than usual” doesn’t mean more frequently.

The scheduling for these blog posts will be on an as-needed basis whenever information (or inspiration) arises that I’ll want to share.

Currently, I’m working on several things and hoping to finish them sooner more than later—my next two novels being among them.

In the meantime, you can interact with me more frequently on my Facebook Author Page, or on Twitter. I seem to be in those places more than I’m here on this blog. Mostly because I can post stuff there more quickly instead of having to write full blog articles.

You can also join my mailing list for author news updates, information, and freebies. Your email won’t be bombarded by joining because I only send out updates a few times a year.

Catch ya soon!



Savor Your Accomplishments

Dance 2 resized largeI’ve accomplished a lot in my years on this earth, but rarely do I ever take time to savor those accomplishments.

As a toddler I learned how to walk and how not to pee in the bed. As a kid I learned to roller skate, go fishing, play the piano, and French braid my hair. As a teenager I learned to drive, kiss boys, use a sewing machine, become an avid reader, and write a lot of poetry. As an adult I worked various jobs, received a college degree, created a career, received a marriage license, given birth to children, bought a home, and published a novel. And that’s just the short list.

We all have huge lists of accomplishments that have shaped our lives, yet we forget to honor them. We don’t take time to bask in the glow of them or be in harmony with what they’ve taught us or how far they’ve brought us. So this past weekend I took time to bask in the knowledge of who I am, why I am, and how far I’ve come. To savor those things that have helped me become…me.

I think we all know life is just a string of events and accomplishments, mixed with highs, lows, twists, turns, and amazing detours. Yes, sometimes we get stalled and can’t seem to move and other times we are moving but feel kind of stalled. But did you ever consider that sometimes, maybe, we should just be still and savor what we’ve accomplished—from birth to now. Give honor to all the nuts and bolts that built us into the magnificent people we’ve become.

It’s often said we’re so focused on trying to get to where we’re going that we don’t appreciate where we are or where we’ve been. Well, I’m here to say I appreciate where I am, even though sometimes (most times) I’m anxious to get to where I’m going. And from now on I’ll try to honor my accomplishments by savoring where I’ve been.