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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hey guys! I decided to post this image because--it not only touched me, but because it was me. Sometimes life can move ahead so fast, we sort of forget, or maybe lose ourselves in all the chaos of it. But, I'm back, and this is me. I love to write. I love to post. I love to share moments in time. There is so much going on. So much to see, think, and do. I've been away for a few months. Been busy doing life. Getting prepared for my novel--String of Pearls has been a major focus. But here I am. Hope everyone has been reading some great books from some of their favorite authors; and if your an author, hopefully you've been writing. I'm sure you know the importance of that.

Enjoy life. Live life.

Friday, August 7, 2015

What's Really Behind the Book

Hello, guys. Yes, it's me. Been thinking a lot about my writing lately. Not in a bad way, but in a way that I'm sure most authors do. For instance. Who am I? Why am I writing? Is the story I am writing, intriguing to my readers, or just to me? Do I even want to write, or finish writing what I've started? A week ago, I met a young lady that asked me what I was writing about. And after I told her a little bit about my newest novel, String of Pearls, which is unfortunately not yet published, but ready and waiting for publication all the same, she seemed or appeared very interested in reading my novel. I thanked her, smiled, and then she asked me what was my reason for wanting to write a dark story as String of Pearls? At first, I just looked at her. I was not ready for the question. But I had to be honest with her. As a writer, the story may not always be happily ever after. The truth hurts, and sometimes, the truth is deadly. String of Pearls is suspenseful. It's one woman's account of her life. Sometimes family's are able to work though the hard times. But sometimes there may be no family member that actually sees you enough to recognize that times are hard for you. It is what it is, and we sometimes just have to live with that. The question is. Can or will my character, Fanny Mae, be able to?

Happy reading. Chat again soon... 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mothers & Daughters

A daughter only knows and does what her mother teaches. She will get under her mother's skin. She will make her mother cry. She will think, or even say that she hates her mother at times. And she will someday see the world through her own eyes. But from the first day until the last of her breath and her mother's...she will forever be her mother's replica... Laugh with her, dance with her, share great moments with her; and most of all...see her, listen to her, and show her that she is, and will always be first in your heart...

Happy Reading...

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Another Bloomin' Writer's Conference

Hey, guys! Just a need to share.

 Judy Conibear, president of The Inland Empire California Writer's Group, I must say, did a wonderful job hosting 'Another Bloomin' Writer's Conference'. She moved the day along, smoothly, on time and with great poise. The day was kicked into gear with a great Taco Lunch, and the first guest speaker--Paula Priamos, author of 'The Shyster's Daughter (a memoir) set the bar high. Paula was not only awesome, but very well organized and informative on the information as to how to become a published author, She answered a lot of great questions from the audience of authors that have already published, and those writers looking to become published in the near future. And of course the mood and energy in the room didn't stop there. Martin Lastrapes, one of Amazon's number one best selling author's, kept  that momentum going with his knowledge on writing and promotion. And those were only two, to name a few of the wonderful events going on that day. For the writer who struggles with, or is just a bit rusty on pitching there book, or just in need to get a better grasp on it, for that big day that they are in front of an agent, or whether merely just for practice in front of of an audience, there was that, timed, three minute pitch session. To be honest, there was something for everyone.

So to sum-up...Another Bloomin' Writer's Conference was awesome! And as they say  Be Ready...Don't Get Ready...

Happy reading and happy writing...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Changing Lives One Book At A Time

In all reality, author's do change lives.  Through twisted minds, intelligent minds, revengeful minds or just very imaginative minds, an author, or should I say a damn good author, will bring out the truth in their readers and get them involved. As an author I strive to make a difference through my fiction novels, and if by chance, I touch just one reader...I have done my job. The truth is--writing a novel is no different then writing poetry or music. It changes us and gives us hope, joy, makes us happy or sad.  Our emotions run wild, gets the best of us, which for some only means that a great moment can just as easily, go sore, depending on where we are in our lives. But whether that's a good thing or not, we choose the destination of the outcome.

Happy reading, friends, and family... and have a safe, and wonderful Easter this 2015
From my family of happy people and readers, to yours...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What Makes a Great Author?

The art of being a great author apposed to just a good writer is to know first and far most, who you are, whether or not you're equipped to take on the journey, and making sure that you have an experts understanding for your craft.

They say anyone can write a book. They say anyone can jot down words on a piece of paper or move there fingers along a laptop or computer.

Well I say, yes...that is true. Any child, teenager, adult, or maybe even the loved family pet can hit the keys of a laptop if trained well.

But here's where such comments fall short of truth or should I say reality, and are to me, ignorant ( lacking in knowledge or training). As an author, writer, whichever you may chose on your literary journey, you must like yourself, enjoy being with yourself, as writing consumes a lot of your daily life, requiring that you spend much of your time alone. You must be highly creative, imaginative, and maybe even a little bonkers depending on your genre. You must seek out and join critique groups, and writers groups that can help you to see the small things in your writing that you may not, or may have missed as our minds and eyes as we all know can limited our ability to see past what we hear or read while editing our own work. To benefit, or have even the slightest success, a writer/author must research their genre. See who's the big cheese on the best seller list; read some great books; not to plagiarize, but to see what's selling and what makes it sell. Read, learn and make what works for them, work for you.

With all that being said...a great author is the writer willing to do whatever it takes to walk the literary journey.

Don't get ready...be ready...  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Authors & Readers

February! What a great time to connect. Love is in the air, creativity is flourishing and great books are everywhere, and it's that time of year to give a little of ourselves again. Maybe a beautiful diamond bracelet for her. A nice gold watch for him. Maybe a song of love will reignite that spark for some, that has slowly drifted from hearts reach. But no matter what kind of LOVE surrounds you during this wonderful  month, make it a memory. Have a beautiful month and the kind of Valentines day that will stay in your hearts forever.

Happy Valentines!
And Happy reading, and writing...