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Monday, October 1, 2012

Who said this?

Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle

Plato? Philo of Alexandria? Ian MacLaren? John Watson?

I love this quote so much...

Friday, September 28, 2012


Your feelings is your business, 
the way you act is everyone else's business-- my hubby Juun Dai'Re

A Man's Strength

The strength of a man is not in his hands, 
but in the woman that believes in him--Marie Dai'Re

Monday, September 24, 2012

Different Again, Please

I’m normal only I wasn’t in my other world, Am I boy, animal or am I a girl, I was far from typical, and that meant I wasn’t miserable, I didn’t live in a beautiful house, and my father was a man, not a mouse My mother had a husband not a spouse, my siblings were not pretend but real But somehow I made a really unspeakable deal, Green grass, my ass, I could suddenly feel, I’m falling fast, tumbling through the grass, and broken trees, Have to wake up, but how, I must fall on my knees Normal’s too much, there’s no clutch, I want to go back to different again, PLEASE

Monday, September 10, 2012

Pitch Potential

I read a blog by Rachelle Gardner, I try to read her blogs every chance I get, about Pitching Your potential. Her points were, and to me are always great points. She discuss a writers,(me included)pursuit of publication and the worry we as writers have when ready to publish "What have you published in the past?" She's right when she talk about how we as writers feel about that question (worry of not being taken seriously if we haven't published any past books, or if we have, how well or not so well has that book done and how will it affects us). She's also right when she says that many writers don't have a track record. However, she gives great pointers,and information that could help-- like: HIGHLIGHTING YOUR POTENTIAL. She states that agents and editors may be swayed by your potential more than your track record. In her blog she gives ways that we as writers can sell that potential: Be Exciting (make every pitch unique and compelling, Have a large bag of tricks (don't pitch just one idea), Know how to network (have a following), Let every word shine (make people love your writing, ideas). The list can go on and on, and if you've gotten anything out of my blog, I'm happy. If you want to know more about pitching, feel free to visit Rachelle Gardner's blog, I'm sure she won't mind. We are all here to help each other. Good luck guys and happy writing!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Where's the Perfect Place to Write?

As an author, a comfortable place to write would be the perfect place. Some authors find that being outdoors--in an open space, or surrounded by people, inspires, brings out their best. Me myself, I like to write in quiet places--alone, most of the time. I find that being alone brings out my best. I am able to build my characters in ways that I know most people would find a bit insane if they actually saw me in action (So for the sake of saving them from that thought and myself from the embarrassment), I write alone. ;) But,for me, my tactic works: dialogue is so important to me when it comes to my characters. I become them-- it's my way of bring them alive. In reality, there is no right or wrong place for a writer, it's where you breed your best. There is no one place to write, no right or wrong place to sit your laptop. The important thing is bring those characters to life and getting your readers to love, enjoy,and even hate certain characters...and most important--leave them wanting more... And when and if you can pull that off-- you've won half the battle!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Your Tears, We will Never Forget...

A horrific tragedy happened in Colorado involving many. An armed man, twenty-four-years-old, I think was his age. He opened fired in a theater full of people out for a night of fun for the long awaited movie 'The Black Knight'. I guess I waited to write about this because it was just too painful to touch on. But then I got tagged in a post from one of my niece's from the website http://aminiatureclaypot.wordpress.com so-you-still-think-god-is-a-merciful-god
 ...I read the post and I cried.The lady who wrote the post had been inside the theater along with her two daughters...

 That post allowed me to understand but also to bring back to me something that I already knew, but as most times we do as human-beings, when life is just moving along and we get so caught up in self, allowing those things that are important, and some not so important to slip from our thoughts-- but the truth is Evil do exist.

The reality and outcome of that...God prevails. My heart goes out to every family that was unfortunatly touched forever by such a nightmare and especially those that were murdered by the hands of this lost souls evilness and I pray that in time they will all rest easier. And that they know we will never forget or stop praying for them...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Reader

I was reading a blog post by Rachelle Gardner titled 'Does Social Media Leave US Over-Exposed' She touched on a subject that I as well as, I'm sure many authors think about, but may not realize the important's of. As an author, I tweet, and Facebook, although not as much as I should, but I would like my readers to know that no matter how much time I give anything in my life, I give 110 percent of me to my writing. Know that I will always give you the enjoyment you deserve... Without you, there is no need to tell my story... Thank you guys so much for your support and friendship...it means so much...

Riddle Box Answer

He got wet first...lol...

Monday, July 9, 2012

Riddle Box

When the boy fell into the water,what's the first thing he did? Check back for the answer, or give it your best shot and let's see how good you are.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Hey bloggers...happy fourth to all of you and be safe enjoying it! I know we all love fireworks and can't wait to get out there and watch them explode in the night sky, but we have to also be responsible. So have your fun...it's your right--just be considerate and aware of those around you. And just remember that there's always a place to go and watch them in, or around your neighborhood. Now, let's go out there and do the darn thing!!!


No more than an hour ago, I read a blog post by Rachelle Gardner that caught my interest. She titled the post: 7 Ways to Give Away Your Power--and How to Avoid it. First of all, I think Rachelle Gardner is not only very intelligent, but an awesome blogger. Anyway, the particular power giveaway that caught my eye was number 2 Being intimidated by "the industry" or anyone in it. It caught my eye because being intimidated by agents, and publishing houses', both of which she blogs about, affects many new authors. And such blogs as Rachelle's are very much needed to ease that anxiety and place in perspective the truth. She states that giving away our power--in work, relationships, and life in general...we lose out on things we want and need in life. After reading her blog...I have come to my own conclusion. Knowing that our power is our own, meaning not just us authors, but us the people...it really is just a matter of how we fine tune that power or how much of it we want to share or giveaway. However, just knowing that it is our decision and ours alone, should ease the tension. Don't settle. Do you, be you and your power can only be strengthened. In the writing world...publisher's and agents, as she states, are just looking for the right books and authors for their needs. We as writers’, school teacher's, office manager's or any job, loved or needed for survival, must also do the same. The right moment and day will come. Intimidation is just a word...an emotion that we control. I can only speak for myself...but I know, I'm not alone.

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Black Pearl Book Club's Second Annual Tea; My hat off to you ladies!

Hello everyone! It's been a few weeks since I've written on my blog and I do apologize. It seems that time goes by faster than I can move through a day, but I am here; Yeah! The Tea, hosted by The Black Pearl Book Club,which was held at Pipps, an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, was a great success and I must say, the ladies were wonderful host, and the food was awesome.I enjoyed every moment.The ladies did so much to make all of the authors including myself, welcome.I had the honor of sitting and talking with the other authors( Sheila McDaniel, Deborah Harris, and the wonderful Victoria Christopher Murray) and they were all so warm.Thank you ladies, it was a pleasure... The Black Pearl Book Club is not only a book club, they give back to the community and that to me is so beautiful. What they do is so needed...thank you Black Pearl...you rock!The rep from The Cinderella and Prince Charming Foundation was the guest speaker and what the tea was truly about...paying it forward, and I must say he was very informative and kind. Hats off Ladies to a great Tea Party!!!! To my sister Arnetice, who took time for me out of her busy day, thank you so much. You got me through my fear of speaking and your support through all of this I will cherish forever! Love you sis!!!!!!!!!!!! To my husband who has not only been my manager, best friend, and greatest supporter: thank you! You are my rock...love you forever! To my readers and those of you who have taken time to visit my blog, thank you most of all...without you, there is no story...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Doing It All

Hello guys! I want to talk a little bit about multitasking. I have a full-time job, which I can honestly say I love; I am a full-time mom, even with three adult children, and author. But the reason I wanted to talk about multitasking (doing it all) is because as a women, it's truly a part of us—and for many of us, it actually defines us, although I can say for the most of us, we do it well. So blink those sexy eyes a few times for yourselves for that one, ladies! As a writer, there are so many areas to write about regarding this subject, but as a lover of fiction writing, I don't actually know how I would incorporate it into a story. A conversation that my sister had with a friend of hers, actually sparked this thought, even though it happened over a year ago--go figure. I can’t say why, I wanted to touch on this subject today, but I think I just needed to share this bit of venting with you all. Don’t get me wrong—Multitasking is a good thing as long as we space it right, know what we want out of every task and are realistic about getting it done. If you can’t get it all done in one day, you just push it to the next. Just that simple.

I would love to know what your multitasking duties involve in a day, and how you actually handle them. Who knows--maybe I can learn a thing or two, or give a bit of advice. Just my thought…hope to see some of your post…

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine

Once again, it's Valentine's Day! My heart is full of joy for all the lovers, romantics, and just plain-old-fashion givers of such days as these. I want to wish all of you a great Valentine day and I hope you all have a really good one! But remember, this day is not only for what you receive, but what you give back...not materially, but from inside! Smile, laugh and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Being A Writer

Being a writer takes a lot of dedication and hard work. Writing's not for everyone and everyone's not a writer-- and sometimes, as a writer, I feel it's not even for me. But I love to write, and it's my passion, and has been since I learned to read. They say a writer should write at least an hour every day. I try too most days, but sometimes, long days seem to linger at work, and I'm just too exhausted to even open my lap-top by the time I get home. Thoughts are always flowing, characters; always making their way into my brain and new ways to intrigue my readers is always just a step behind. But more than, characters, ideas, lap-tops, or passion; you have to write, write and write some more. And I don't think that there is an author out there, that wouldn't agree with the latter of all the others mentioned.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Preparation Before A Book Signing

The first thing that comes to mind before going out there; anxious and ready to sign books for anticipated readers:is to be very ready. Every author may have a certain way of preparing themselves, and I am one of them. I've learned by going to other great book signings, that there is much to do before that big day--like not forgetting to bring plenty of pens,and chilled water to get you through those long hours.Oh, yes, the books; and if you've ordered them from your publisher, be sure you have them before the day of the event. Maybe some autograph stickers for your well-deserved readers, and some good conversation. But whatever you chose to do at your book signing...plan, plan, plan.  ;)

Monday, January 16, 2012

"An Enjoyable Book Signing"

I went to a book signing on Saturday which was held at Barnes & Noble. I had the honor of meeting Shannon Hammer, author of ' The Positive Portions' A Food and Fitness journal
,and it was a pleasure to talk with her. I think it also helped with the jitters I was building in my head about book signings...lol. She set the bar...But to talk with her, was like talking to a dear friend that I'd known all my life. it was awesome. I bought her book and she signed it for me... ;)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews!

I am so overjoyed with all of those who have read my book and especially those who have took the time out to share their thoughts about my book. To read the reviews are so needed. I can't thank you guys enough for the support and I hope I can continue to keep you anxious and ready for more...

Keep coming back and keep the comments coming...I love it! Thank you all again...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Launch Party Success!

Cravings: Two Bloodlines had its first successful book launch and I want to thank all of you who were able to stop by! It was an evening I will cherish forever. I am looking forward to my next book signing and for all of you who weren't able to make my book launch; I hope I will eventually have that chance to meet you. If you haven't already visited my website, please do. I would like to wish all of you a wonderful New Year,plenty of success and much laughter, smiles and joy! Again, thank you so much for stopping by. And please, join my blog; I would love to hear from you!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Book Launch Party!

I am so excited to have such wonderful and supportive family and friends, and I look forward to sharing the seventh of January with every last one of them. To those of you have texted me or phoned me, asking what you can do to make my day even better, thank you from the bottom of my heart! But your being there is more than I could ask for. I can't wait to see you all! Love and smiles from me to you!