- Annie Rayburn's Bittersweet Obsessions was released by Red Sage Publishing on June 1st. Click HERE to purchase. Also, click HERE to visit her author page at Amazon and purchase Insight and Phantoms and Fantasies, described as "erotic romance with paranormal and sci-fi elements."
- Linsey Lanier, "writer of mystery-suspense, romantic fantasy, and romance - with a dash of sass" released several short stories in May. Click HERE to visit her author page at Amazon and purchase The Clever Detective series as well as The West Wind Blows.
- Mary Marvella's novella Forever Love, romance with a hint of paranormal, is also available for purchase at Amazon; click HERE.
- Last, but certainly not least, author Susan May just signed a two-book deal with Harlequin!
Congratulations and continued success to all of you! I have purchased every single one of these titles for my Kindle and am hoping to set aside at least a few lazy days this summer to get them read.
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I don't know what it is about summertime that puts me in the mood to knit, but it happens every year. Laurie Perry posted a pattern for a "slouchy hipster hat" on her blog (click HERE) that I am itching to try. Although I have plenty of yarn in my stash, I love the look of the Noro Taiyo that Laurie chose for her hat, so I ordered a skein in a discontinued color (more affordable that way) and as soon as it arrives I will get started. She just started a sweater knit-along, too (click HERE) that I am going to participate in, too. After all, knitting a sweater is one of the items on my Amazing Life List. While I am waiting for my Noro to arrive, I am going to try to finish this scarf I started ages ago.
I dig the juxtaposition.
When do I find time to knit, you ask? Mostly when I am watching television. I just have to have a project started and handy and remember to pull it out. You'd be surprised how many rows you can finish in the space of an hour.
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Since I was out on the deck photographing my scarf, I realized it was the perfect time to show you how my little garden is growing.
You can't quite make out the flowers in the pictures, but there are lots of them, and each one will turn into a tiny tomato or pepper. I can hardly wait!
And to those of you who were skeptical about the squirrel-proofness of my bird feeder, well, you were absolutely right. Sigh.
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I made manicotti for dinner tonight. I had never made this dish before, and although it was more time consuming than lasagna, the results were spectacular if I do say so myself. It was definitely worth heating up the house for.
I simply followed the recipe on the Barilla manicotti box. I used Barilla marinara sauce, too. Highly recommended.
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I am participating in #Trust30, an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself.
Prompt #7: Five Years by Corbett Barr
There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
What would you say to the person you were five years ago? What will you say to the person you'll be in five years? (Author: Corbett Barr)
To the person I was five years ago, I would say: "It is better to be alone than to squander your time and yourself in a relationship that you already know, deep inside, is going to lead to nowhere; end it immediately. Invest instead in yourself, your family and your friends; they will be there for you long after this man is gone. Your sons are growing up so fast; you don't want to miss a moment. And be warned; there are tough times ahead, and you need to prepare for them. When it happens, you will be on your own."
To my future self, I will say, "Don't stop now!"
What do you have to say to your past and future selves?