Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop

We're celebrating the joys of springtime this week on the Hook. From longer days, to flower power to short sleeves and a hint of summer in the air. We love all things spring! To help us get in the lighter, brighter mood, Kathy and her cohorts are hosting another hop!
I'm so pleased to participate and to welcome some new faces as well as holler a hearty how-do to some old friends. Not old as in "age." We're ageless here - no counting years allowed ;)
Hope you'll settle in and stay a while. Our giveaways come along every month or so, both here and on our WISHLESS Facebook page. Prizes range from paperbacks to e-gift cards from Amazon and Barnes and Noble to e-books and more! And speaking of WISHLESS, (ya had to figure I would, right?) two lucky winners will receive an e-book copy of my debut novel. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below - (read more.)
Thanks so much for hopping by!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Crazy Little Thing Called LUVY

She's a writer, too. Quite skilled with words. And she's recently fallen in love. I feel compelled to report she's now morphed into something of a babbling fool. "She" is a dear friend of mine and she knows I'm ratting her out, so to speak. I'll call her Luvy, to protect the innocent. Since coming down with her affliction she is no longer able to express herself in complete sentences. It's more like this:

Me: So Luvy, how's the romance going?
Her: Mmm-mmm good.
Me: Do you think he could be "the one?"
Her: Ohhhh, yeah. Uh-huh. Yup. He's so...ya' know. Well, you know.
Me: Umm, no. Not really.
Her: Like, beyond what I...and that mouth! He's like - Oh! (sigh)
Me: You don't say?
Her: (giggling) Yeah. Just like that.

This is an actual transcript of a conversation. Sad. But true. Love has a tendency to render even the most prolific of us, speechless. At least in the beginning, when we're still in a starry-eyed trance. If experience counts for anything, with the passage of time Luvy will snap out of it. Her words will come back to her. Then she'll be left scratching her head and wondering what in the hell had happened to her. She'd apparently gone a little temporarily insane.

Goes with the territory. You've been there too, right? And you've lived to tell. If only it were easy to explain...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Getting Brainy at Eric's Place

That's right. This blogger has a case of the antsy-pants this week. I just can't seem to stay home ;) Hope you'll pop by author Eric M. Black's blog and take a peek. I'm spillin' it on what REALLY goes on inside the brain of us writer-types.

Perhaps dear Louisa May is correct. See for yourself. And don't worry. I'll be back here in two shakes of something cute and fuzzy.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

With Gilda and Edna

Hope y'all are having a warm and wonderful Sunday. It's raining here and I'm catching up on some indoor stuff. Also spending a little time over at author Gila Evans' place - girl talkin'. Check out her gorgeous website, and her lively and interesting blog. Today she was so gracious as to put up with me and my story about dear, sweet (and confused) Edna.

By the way...our Wishless Facebook Tried and True Contest winner is going to be announced tonight. AND there's another contest just around the bend. But you knew that already, didn't ya? :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Talkin' About my Generation

You know you're getting older when...wait, what was I saying? Okay, I jest. Being forgetful is only a small part of the aging thing. What I notice more is the tendency to reminisce about "way back when." Life seemed simpler. Suppose that's because it was. It doesn't matter what year you were born. Being a kid in general is easy-peazy-lemon-squeezy compared to the land of the adult. Eek! What a scary place that can be! Still...with the technology boom I can't help but wonder if the youth-of-current have it harder or easier than I did. When I was a little kid we didn't have the internet. Okay, there I said it. Wow, that makes me sound so ancient :) We played outside, such medieval games as: jump rope, hopscotch, kick ball, and things that required using more of our bodies than just our fingers or thumbs. We didn't have to worry about some anonymous chatroom perv. But we did have to learn how to operate a pogo stick without ending up with a chin full of stitches. I suppose danger is as danger does.

On the upside, the children of today seem smarter, older than their years. Yet, I can't help but wonder if that's really such a good thing. Couldn't we slow it down, if only for the time being? Believe me, life catches up really fast. Oh, there I go, sounding o-l-d again. Oh hell, not me! I'm going kicking and screaming. Like Peter Pan tempting Wendy. "Come with me," he said, "where you'll never, never have to worry about grown up things again."  But Wendy was right when she replied, "Never is an awfully long time."

Let's play while we can. And even while we can't. Let's always recall how it was to be a kid even if we aren't kids anymore. Hang with me here at the Hook and we'll have fun till we drop. And speaking of which, we have us another winner! Congrats to Emily for being chosen at random to receive a signed copy of WISHLESS. Don't forget there's lots of winning still to come. You are all sooo sweet and kind to be here. Hugs to each of you! Stay tuned. Stay young at heart.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza

Don't you just love the springtime? It brings all sorts of fun things - longer, brighter, warmer days, the promise of another summer, the Easter Bunny and of course, another GREAT giveaway. Kathy and crew are at it again. There are tons of blogs to hop to and lots of chances to win. Check it out here:

So by now you all know the drill, right? Simply click "read more" to visit Rafflecopter and sign up below for a shot at winning an autographed paperback copy of WISHLESS. What's that you say? You haven't heard about Wishless yet? Check out some reviews on Goodreads:

Thanks for dropping by and good luck to all!