Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Labor Day Blog Tour

Come visit some of your favorite authors and discover a few new ones at the Labor Day Blog Tour!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Topless Day

Across the nation today women are supporting the right of women to go topless. Men are free to walk around shirtless while women get tickets for breastfeeding in public. At the same time a group of women in Glendale, Arizona are holding a breatfeeding sit-in in a McDonalds Restaurant that found it offensive for woman to feed their babies, au'natural in their store.
By the way, my husband completely agrees with the concept of women being topless in public... he's such a feminist. :)

Let's hear it for Topless Day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Free Writer's Conference

The City of Avondale, Arizona Public Library is hosting a Free Writer's Conference. Advance registration is required.


Friday, August 13, 2010


Here's a little sample of NIGHTWALKER.

Leah Wolfe has retired from serious police work in favor of seeking a normal life. Her unique, yet not fully discovered supernatural abilities allow her to speak to the souls of the dead, providing vital information in the search for their killers. Her abilities have also cost her almost everyone she has ever loved including her mother, who abandoned her to fend for herself on the streets, and, most recently, her ex-fiancé Joaquín Wildhorse, Chief Detective of the Native American Reservation Police Department. But when Joaquín’s new lover is found brutally murdered on the reservation, he turns to Leah for help. The hunt for a vicious killer leads Leah to sexy Ian Nightwalker and Leah is unable to walk away from the case that may cost her her most guarded possession of all.
Her heart.

Friday, August 6, 2010

What fireman do...

This is one of the funniest video's I've seen.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

The cat who was allergic to cats.

My brother-in-law and his wife were the proud owners of two cats, Bink (black cat)and Floyd (orange tabby). Bink was pretty mellow but Floyd seemed to suffer from an allergy problem. He sneezed. A Lot! It got to the point where we all learned to talk in code. For example, you never said "Hey, Floyd hasn't sneezed in a while. He must be better?" or Floyd would suffer an allergy attack before you finished the sentence. So we spoke in code; "Hey, you know who hasn't you know what." or our favorite, "ixnay on the ooxnay." Well, you get the idea. My sister-in-law says Floyd was covered in dirt and snot when they found him under their front porch. She said she should have known.I've often wondered why Floyd sneezed, perhaps he was allergic to cats. Hmm...


Amazon has listed it's favorite books. Check it out.

Best Books of the Year... So Far
Discover our favorite books of 2010 from January through June--we've selected the top 10 must-reads of the year so far, plus 10 picks each in fiction, nonfiction, and books for kids and teens on Amazon.com

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Country Driving by Peter Hessler

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Just Kids by Patti Smith

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

Monday, August 2, 2010

Back to School

Today is the first day of school for my kids and as always, it gives me the blues. I now officially have one child each in elementary, middle and high school. The first to go today was my high-schooler. This being her junior year I only have one more year for her first day of school. It seems like just yesterday that she went to her first day of Kindergarten!
Next I dropped one off at the elementary school and watched with bittersweet emotions as my daughter went about the business of doing her morning classroom routine as if she'd been there yesterday. She loves her teacher and I'm never sure if that's a good thing or bad thing. I mean, I want my daughter to be happy of course, but I always end up feeling like the other woman. I've been replaced by a sack lunch and a fresh box of crayons!
My middle school son was the last to go and I fought back tears as he nervously pulled out his schedule and looked at the big middle school campus so different from his last year in elementary! I just want to scoop him up and fly off to never-never land where little boys never grow up!
The summer went by as fast as a popsicle melting in the desert sun. So regardless of whether you greet the new school year with tears of joy or sorrow, or a little of both, give yourself this day to sit back, enjoy a couple of cups of coffee and a good book. After all, those popsicle sticks have been stuck to the carpet for weeks. They'll still be there tomorrow!

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