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I woke up to a pillow covering my face. It was dark.

The bed shifted. I pushed the pillow away but it covered my head again. A weight pushed it further down.

I moved, sliding to the side. No matter what I did, the pillow pressed against me.

Heart pounding, I slid out of bed.

 

Sound like the beginning or blurb of a book?

NO. Just how I woke up this morning! My husband who works graveyard shift tossed a pillow down, followed it and fell promptly asleep. No matter what I did I couldn’t move the darn thing. Otherwise my head was covered and I couldn’t breath. I finally got out of bed and went downstairs.

Luckily I had Beck Bear by TS Joyce to read so I didn’t mind too much. (It’s awesome by the way!) But I’d wanted to sleep in this morning. 5:00 am was NOT when I wanted to get up.

Hope you have a less adventurous morning to wake you!

Now, I’m thinking about writing. I’m going to have to erase part of a story. It’s the only way I can see to bring it to the place I need it to me. Here’s hoping! If it works, I’ll be almost done with Finding Faith. FINALLY, lol. I still haven’t found a cover I like so that is another whole issue. Not to mention the blurb. Ick.

So, writing, possibly swimming at the YMCA or to the library for a Pete the Cat party. Only one of these is not child driven, lol. I might stay with the adult option. We’ll see.

 

Heading to the Dells!

This is the last book signing I’m doing for the year. And what a place to do it. The Wisconsin Dells. Water park capital of the World. Or at least Wisconsin! The signing is free for readers on Sunday. 1:00-4:00 pm at the Wintergreen in the Dells. Conveniently located across the Highway from the Kalahari and next to the Outlet Mall!

I know I’ll be getting in a little retail therapy while I’m there!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1655023381453098/

https://goo.gl/maps/oRijMbjLPEB2

So if you feel like coming to the Dells head on over to the Wintergreen Resort and visit!

I’ll have a raffle basket at my table. Every purchase gets another ticket.

There will be raffle baskets that are donated and all the proceeds will benefit Pets for Vets. An awesome cause. Heck, I’ll be bringing a check from my AMVETS group to donate to Pets for Vets.

All my paperbacks at the signing sell for $2-$3 cheaper than purchasing them online. So why not!

See you there.

 

 

Saying Goodbye

As some of you may have heard, my partner in crime, Tamara Hoffa passed away on Monday 10/22/2018 in a fatal automobile crash.

I’m sad, so sad. Grieving is an awful process. All the plans we had, the calls and messaging are done. I can’t imagine how hard this is for her beloved husband and children. Tamara was the best.

I won’t be posting until after her memorial is done and I get home. I’m heading from Wisconsin down to Tennessee. I will return on Monday with regular postings.

We made this blog, our facebook and twitter pages, and the SSLY Reading Room together. Posting anything will be bittersweet. It will bring her memory to me everyday.

From making snow angels in the snow in our PJ’s to making plans our husbands didn’t know about, we have been friends since high school. Even when we lost touch for a couple of years, we made our way back to each other. Life will be a little less full without her.

Tamara’s Memorial will be this Friday from noon to 3:00 pm at the Hurricane Chapel Freewill Baptist Church 500 N Hurricane Creek Rd. McEwen TN 37101-4401.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1940611169366982/

A Gofund me account has been set up to help pay Tamara’s Memorial Expenses.

Hug your family tight. Talk to those friends you’ve been putting off calling because you just didn’t have time. Tomorrow might just be too late.

https://www.gofundme.com/author-tamara-hoffa-memorial-fund?fbclid=IwAR08NgzTcMM5gjb4Q-frf18YZ6tjoQuZPORvMziqvhPnJmRwrBXnGQH5HNs

Don’t forget to check out her author page! Tamara was a very talented author and any book sales will still go to her account.

https://www.amazon.com/Tamara-Hoffa/e/B009FG9PCE/

 

From Me to You

I had a panic attack! I couldn’t get my computer to turn on and I hadn’t updated ANY of my manuscripts. It updated and everything went black.

I restarted my computer 3 or 4 times – NOTHING. My daughter suggested taking out the power cord. I did and it finally came up. I’m getting ready to save all my documents! I don’t want a scare like that again. She suggested I back up to the cloud but I don’t know how.

I’m sure it’s easy but, well, I don’t know how. I can and will email the files to myself. If it will let me.

I’m planning on taking it easy this weekend. I babysit on Sunday so my daughter can study for her test Monday. My only price is a cup of coffee. She’s studying at the coffee shop, lol.

I’ve been running a migraine for a couple of days now. Not even the meds work for long. So I’m planning a lot of sleep this weekend. If my migraine goes away, I’ll get some writing in.

But this week was fun. I spent Thursday night at the Women’s Expo in Beaver Dam and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a booth with Juls Berghammer, Christine Keleny and Kathy Collins. Lots of fun!

I will try to update my mailing list this weekend and get out a newletter. It really has turned into a semi annual effort. Sad, but true. For those of you that have stuck with me from the beginning, THANK YOU! At least I don’t send out a ton of junk!

Have a good Saturday! I’m hoping the weather will be good. BUT SNOW IS PREDICTED.

In the meantime, I’ll be dreaming and hopefully writing about dragons!

 

FREE Admission!

I’m here at the fifth annual Threshold Showcase of Authors! One of three signings I’ve done this September. I’m tired, lol. I have one signing in October and one last one in November.

So, Threshold.

West Bend.

Wisconsin.

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm, uh, TODAY!

Here’s the address.

Lawrence & Vivian Stockhausen Center
2380 W Washington St.
West Bend
WI 53095

So, come on out. Put aside your Saturday chores and attend the 5th Annual Threshold Showcase of Authors event! Meet 20+ Local Authors, purchase books and have them signed!

Lunch is available for purchase; enjoy a Schwai’s lunch!

Admission is FREE! Hope to see you there!

 

You still have time!

Mayhem in the Midwest is today!

Come on out and join me with this fun group. 1-4 pm in Middleton WI.

General admission will get you access to the signing from 1 P.M. till 4 P.M. and first 100 people get a swag bag! Come visit my table to enter my drawing!

https://mayheminthemidwest.brownpapertickets.com/

From 7-11 is a pajama party. What will you wear? I’m debating!

https://mitmafterparty.brownpapertickets.com/

Join in the fun!
We have DJ MCZ, a scavenger hunt, a pajama contest and more!

Hope to see you there!

 

Location:

Madison Marriott West Middleton, WI

1313 John Q Hammons Dr

Middleton WI 53562

From me to you! Just a little late ;)

 

Ah, Saturday! Currently I’m holed up in my RV in my driveway. Windows are open letting the fresh breezes in, fan is running to help clear out the stale air. The generator is new and shiny, ready for a trip. We’re planning on hitting the road next weekend and camping in the parent’s driveway, lol. Cheap, but away from home.

We stocked up on travel games. My daughter and I love to play board games. I may not often win, but I have fun. We have designated one cabinet just for entertainment. Games and videos. One cabinet for snacks. You have to munch while you’re having fun!

Today we drove down to Camping World since I had a $25.00 certificate for signing up with Good Sam. I had one week left to spend it. Just grabbed some miscellaneous stuff we wished we had on our first trip.

Then, when we got home, we headed to the Pepper Fest. Everything is centered around peppers. I had some chili but as it placed in 11th place, I can tell you it probably was the last entry! But I ate it anyway.

I should have had a grilled cheese or the pepper pasta. I snagged some of my daughter’s pasta and it was delicious.

The little one got her face painted, enjoyed some time with a children’s entertainer that was there, and I bought pepper kettle corn. We’ll see how that goes, lol.

So, over all a lazy Saturday. AND it’s dry! No rain in sight today. I hope. With very little quiet space at home, I decided to try the RV on for privacy. I think it is going to work juuuussst fine! At least until we have to store it for winter.

Well, I’m heading back to writing. If you want to know what I’ve been reading, let’s see…

Love at Furst Sight by Terry Bolryder

Her Rough Mountain Outlaw by Madison Faye (Aye chiwawa, it’s a hot one) ❤

Law of Desire by Leah Brooke (I absofreakinlutely love Desire Okalahoma-read everyone of them!)

Liv by Kelsie Rae (sniff)

Her Alpha Mismatch by Emilia Hartley

Mountain Man Regret by Ava Grace

and last but not least

Mountain Man Next Door by Ava Grace.

I love my mountain men stories, lol. I love to read all about those alpha af men! This was just my list from this past week. From about Tuesday I think. See why I don’t get a lot of writing done?

So, now, writing. I have got to finish this book!

Ciao!