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Laugh Away Holiday Stress

I usually don’t open those emails where you have to reply to 10 friends or take polls, but I did find this funny when a good friend of mine sent it! Hope you enjoy this and melt away any holiday stress you might be feeling.
Random Thoughts for the Day:1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer’s history if you die.2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?6. Was learning cursive really necessary?7. Map Quest needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.10. Bad decisions make good stories.11. You never know when it will strike, but…


This image is so powerful and is exactly what I wanted to say to my fellow writers and readers. I try to be very aware of all of you on my daily journey into publication and beyond. Every day when I sit down to write or edit one of my upcoming novels, I keep each and everyone of you in mind. I ask myself questions, "will my reader like this?" "Am I meeting my best potential as a writer?" Everyday I make sure that I tweet or facebook how thankful I am for each and everyone of you. Because Thanksgiving isn't the only time of year that we should do this, but it is the time of year that we actually stop and listen with our heart, our souls, and celebrate with friends and family. So, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for helping make my dreams come true.

Gratitude goes a long way!!

Today I want to thank you, my readers!! I'm participating in the GRATITUDE BLOG HOP!!You don't want to miss it! There are several participating authors who want to thank you too.
I'm blogging at The New Cinders about why I owe you, the reader, a big ole bunch of GRATITUDE!!! From there, you can blog hop all over the world and get free books! I'm giving away three copies of!!
Please stop by!

What do you do under the mistletoe??

What do you do under a misteltoe?
- contributed by Tonya Kappes
a: Pick your nose
b: Scratch your armpits
c: Kiss someone
d: Smell someone
Leave your answer in the comment section for a GREAT prize!!

Give away and a little Gratitude!

Wednesday I'm over at The New Cinders, a blog in the United Kindgom, talking about gratitude and giving away three copies of SPLITSVILLE.COM.I'd love to see all my friends and readers over there!!
It's part of the Gratitude Blog Hop that I'm taking part in for WoMen's Literary Cafe!
"On November 16, 2011, twenty very special bloggers will host twenty very special authors, all giving out free ebooks to very special readers. You don't want to miss this give-back event! Show some love for our bloggers, stop by and check out their blogs! Stay tuned and tell all of your friends! It's time for a littleGRATITUDE, and the WLC Authors have oodles of it to give out!"Don't miss the book give-aways from all different genres, and all different authors!
The blog hop starts at the WoMen's Literary Cafe!

Secrets to Successful Social Networking

Fantasy author Ty Johnston’s blog tour 2011 is running from November 1 through November 30. His novels include City ofRogues, Bayne’s Climb and More Than Kin, all of which are available for theKindle ( ), the Nook( ) and online atSmashwords( ). His latest novel, Ghosts of the Asylum, will be available for e-books on November 21. To find out more, follow him at his blog
The secret to successful social networking
More and more writers today are finding social networking important for building an audience. Whether it’s authors touting their latest book, bloggers promoting their site, or other writers, reaching out to an online audience is one of the strongest, and easiest, promotional tools a writer can have.
Unfortunately, some writers hate it, and others just can’t seem to figure out what to do.
The basics are quite simple. You sig…


A SUPERSTITIOUS CHRISTMAS featured in the Madness Under The Mistletoe Anthology
Chapter One

Maggie had to pick out the perfect ornament for Granny.Her future depended on it. That is, if Grady Cohen was going to be in her future and the five carat sparkler on her ring finger was screaming that he was.She had no clue how she was going to top last year’s grape and apple ornament. Although it had been ugly, it did stand for happiness and love. After all, the message of the ornament was all that mattered in the annual Greenlee family ornament exchange.“It has to be here somewhere,” she said, thumbing through all the dangling gems, being careful not to damage any of them.