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I’ll Keep You in My Prayers

  How many times have these words rolled off my tongue in an effort to comfort someone?  And how often have I made the same request of others – “keep me in your prayers”? These words, like “God bless you” following a sneeze, have become an automatic response to those with troubles.  But they have the power to be so much more. How, I’ve been thinking, have I so easily forgotten the true power and impact sincere prayer can have? I have experienced first-hand the miraculous power of prayer. I’ve taught my children through example, that the first and best … Read More

The Key to Keeping Your Resolutions

As we begin the New Year, resolutions, new solutions, and evolutions abound. I find myself drawn to all those articles beginning with “10 Ways to (fill in the blank) in 2017″. Instead of looking for new sources of inspiration – this year I decided to revisit some old ones. Like a steady and consistent drumbeat – the message speaking to me all last year and into the new one is this – commit, commit, commit, commit. Commit to your writing goals. Commit to you reading goals. Commit to making healthy food for your family. Commit to savor each and every … Read More

Should You Make Your E-book Available in Print? 5 Easy Steps

With the increasing popularity of e-books, many independent authors have made their focus capturing market share in this media. While e-book market share continues to climb, if we ignore the print market we can leave behind a large portion of book buyers. Fortunately, there is a relatively easy and cost effective way to reach that market. My co-author and I used Bookbaby to publish our e-book. They do offer book printing but after investing our money in professional editing, book cover design and electronic formatting, we decided to look for a print on demand option instead. We settled on CreateSpace … Read More

The Next Big Thing Blog Tour

Hello everyone! I am honored to have been tagged by the gracious and talented Patty Apostolides in The Next Big Thing blog tour! The idea is to hop from blog to blog to discover exciting authors and their books we might not have heard about or that are still Works in Progress (WIP). This is Week 22. The hop rules require me to answer predetermined questions. 1) What is the working title of your book? Circle Dance 2) Where did the idea come from for your book? My sister and I have always enjoyed reading books about families and women. We … Read More

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