Monday, March 26, 2012

Finding My Center

It can be so tempting to want to keep up with the latest technologies and get completely frazzled.  I've often thought about all that we Indie Authors do in today's world.  Really, we do it all!  Lol!

I've learned that sometimes you just have to slow down and enjoy a sunset, a walk on the beach, or even the laughter of your children/grandchildren.

When all is said and done, what memories are left?  I remember memories with my family.  Especially one fishing trip with just me and my dad.  We went on a deep sea fishing tour and we both sat on the bow of the boat as we passed under the golden gate bridge.

Even though my father provided for his family, he still took time off to enjoy life with us.  Those are the things I hold dear.  I've learned from he and my mother about celebrating life with faith, family and friends.

So if I'm not around all the social sites as often as some, you know that I'm probably playing pirates or reading with a grandchild or two.  Such are the things dreams are made of.  ; )

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Have you ever had one of those weeks that you just couldn't figure out what went wrong???  I have.

I returned home from a lovely vacation only to discover that the Leprechauns had messed with my book uploads.  I cannot explain how it happened, but hopefully I have managed to chase them all away!  Lol!

I am an indie publisher, so that does allow me to correct any mistakes within my book.  I am thankful that my readers post reviews that help me when I need it!  I respect them and are grateful for their input.

I tell my girls that in times of negativity, we need to allow it to make us better and not bitter.  There are lessons to be learned in all things.

My stories are like the journey I'm on in this life; we're constantly moving forward and there is always a smile or two to be found.  ; )

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Seaside Escape

Although I love the Blue Ridge Mountains, I would have to say that Ocracoke Island, NC is definitely my second favorite place in all of America (tying with Hawaii).  At this time of year, it was a sleepy little town that was just beginning to open up shops and restaurants.

 We enjoyed eating at the Dajio and also the Pony Island.  Our favorite shops were the Mermaid's Folly (of course), the Pirate's Chest, and had to make a stop at the Surf Shop.  Will there be a surfer in my sequel???

 We stayed at the Lightkeeper's Guest House and have to thank Ruth Fordon once again, for opening up early.  My husband and I felt as though we were on a second honeymoon.  Our first was spent at Carmel, California.  There are so many similarities for us; the kindness of the people, the gourmet foods & lovely shops, not to mention the beautiful seaside.

We hated to leave, but home we are.  Now we have lovely memories to keep us warm!

I hope some of you check it out!  ; )

Saturday, March 3, 2012

What a ride!

I have been having so much fun with the relaunch of my book!  I know that some of you might be shocked to see a goth girl on the cover!  Lol!  But, that really is how I imagine my merwalker to look.  Its so amazing to see your character come to life before your eyes.

I want to thank Derek Murphy (Creativindie Book Covers) again for doing such a great job in making my cover image even better than I ever imagined it could have been.

Now for some much needed R & R with my Sweetheart and collecting on a belated birthday gift.  Yes, there is some sand and surf in there somewhere.

Have a great week everyone!  ; )