Friday, November 24, 2006

The Day After

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I did. I stuffed myself, as usual. Gorged on pecan pie and wine afterwards. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is pea salad and green bean casserole. What's yours?

I have to rave about my sister for a moment. My sister and I have never done the major Thanksgiving cooking. We pitch in when necessary (pea salad and green bean casserole, LOL), but other family members do the major turkey and dressing.

Two years ago, Cheryl, her mother-in-law, taught her to cook her famous dressing and a few other recipes. (I say famous, because it should be, it’s delicious!). Cheryl told her “one of these days, you’re gonna have to know how to do this.”

Who knew it’d be this year. As some of you may remember from an earlier post, Cheryl passed away unexpectedly a month ago. My sister decided to cook what her mother-in-law taught her, and she did it all by herself, starting Wednesday evening. She cooked stuffing, this awesome sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, smoked ham and turkey (those were already cooked, but she still had to bake them for a little while). She did a fabulous job. I know she was proud of herself, and I'm proud of her. It’s a poignant reminder of what to be thankful for.

Do you do most of the holiday cooking, or does someone else?

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. Where has the time gone? I've been so busy. I'm working on edits now and still trying to write while working full time. It's been a crazy week and now the holidays are coming. I still need to shop!

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? I'm going to my grandmothers to stuff myself. I may not be online the next few days, so I wanted to leave you with something...

By the way, Christmas Bells is available November 22, right before Thanksgiving! Instead of watching after dinner football with the boys, cuddle up with a good story. Find it at the Wild Rose Press!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I Googled my name...

and found another review on Holding Fast. Woo-Hoo! I'm dancing on air right now.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Mark Your Calendars!

I'm going to be busy the next couple of weeks. This weekend is my niece's 5th birthday party. I found the "bestest" present! It's T.J.'s Bearytales. He holds a book as reads to your child while your child reads along. He moves and blinks. Each book has a cartridge and some have a flashlight that he turns on and a camera. He's very cool, and he reads! As a lover of books, I believe instilling that love in children is important, and this seems like a really great toy. I had my cart full and ready to check out when I noticed him, and stood there a while contemplating whether or not to buy him. I'd already spent too much money, but I couldn't resist. He's so cute!

It's hard buying Christmas and birthday so close together, and since I'm not a mother and she's my only niece, I probably go a little overboard. :)

What's coming up for me:

On Saturday, November 18, I will be at Ebook Love from 11AM-1PM CST. December 2, I'll be at Sweeter Romantic Notions from 5-7 PM CST, other Wild Rose Press authors will be there throughout the day.

Seems like there's other stuff going on, but I can't remember right now. I need another cup of coffee.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Christmas Bells

I'm very excited to announce that my short Christmas story, CHRISTMAS BELLS has been contracated with The Wild Rose Press. I don't have the release date or the cover, but it shouldn't be much longer. This was a challenge to write because it's my first western historical and I'm proud of myself for seeing it through. And definitely thankful for my editor, LOL.

TGIF! It's cold and dreary here. Perfect time to curl up with a good book and take a small break. We don't get a lot of snow here. :(( What's the weather like where you're at? What's your favorite winter activity?

Hope everyone has a great weekend.