A Book About Me?!?!

A Book About Me

I saw this prompt: Do you have a book in you? Fact or fiction? Related to your blog or totally different? back in November when I was blogging everyday but I ran out of room for it because things got bumped when reviews and other posts had to go live.  So this one has been sitting in my draft folder and I decided now is the time to finish it and get it posted.

Recently I did a review on the book “The Three Year Lie” and I would love to write a book like that.  Where it is based on true events in my life but also has parts that are made up so that anyone reading the book won’t know what is true and what parts are made up.  This way people will know the basic story but they won’t know all the details about what happened when I was a child.

I am sure members of my family won’t want me to write parts of it but maybe the story needs to be told.  I have no idea if I ever will write the book but it is something that I think I should do the older I get.  I also am caring less if certain people in my life get pissed off if I write a book about my childhood and things that were done.

So anyway I would love to write a book about my story with some fiction thrown in so that people who don’t really know me would have no idea what the truth is.  Would you ever write a book about yourself?

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Unsung Hero’s-My Favorite Author Right Now

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I get emails of daily writing prompts from The Daily Post and this was one of the prompts: We all have our semi-secret, less-known personal favorites — a great B-side, an early work by an artist that later became famous, an obscure (but delicious) family recipe. Share one of your unsung heroes with us — how did you discover it? Why has it stayed off everyone’s radar?  After I read this prompt I knew I had to write about it.

When I read this prompt I had two authors pop into my head so I am going to talk about one of them today..  The first author is one I have posted about several times because I love her books.  Alana Terry writes the most amazing books.  I have had the honor of receiving all of them to review and I am hooked on her writing.  Her third book comes out the 22nd of December and I know everyone will love it.  One thing I love about her is the fact that she actually listens to her reads and answers back when you have a question for her.

If you aren’t a huge  book worm like I am than an author answering back when you ask a question about one of their characters might not seem like a big thing but for me it was huge.  If you haven’t seen my reviews on her books you can click here and here to check them out.  The third book will be released on Monday so I will like the review here once the post goes live.

This is also the first author I have ever read that made me wonder what happened to some of the characters after the book ended.  I fell so in love with the main character in her book “The Beloved Daughter” that to this day I still wonder what happened to her.   I know that because these books take place in modern times that I could connect more with them than other books.

I often wonder how many other great authors are out there that no one knows about because had she not emailed me to review her book I never would have found her.  Finding authors like her is the main reason I got into reviewing books because I wanted to find new authors.  I have found tons of new authors but I have also found some authors that make me wonder how and why they write  books.  Anyway that isn’t the point of this post.  I am so glad she  contacted me because she is an amazing author and I love her writing.  You can click here to pre-order her new book “Torn Asunder” and make sure you check back for my review on Monday.

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The Cubs-An Update

The Cubs UpdateI don’t know the last time I have done an update on the cubs so since I am trying to have a post each day in November I figured now was a good time to write one.  Alley Cat aka Elinore is also sick and I am not sure how long she will be around so I figured I should write down some memories of her because after she is gone I know I won’t be able to write about her without crying.  If you are new here and haven’t read what I wrote about them before you can click here and check that out.  Anyway lets get on to the updates on the girls.

As I reading this post I realized that I may not have talked about Brycen before on here so if I haven’t he is my brothers son who just turned one.

Alley One

Elinore

Like I said before Elinore aka Alley Cat is sick.  We aren’t 100% sure what is wrong with her because I don’t have money to really do the testing to find out what is going on with her.  The vet thinks it is probably inflammatory bowel disease and/or cancer.  So all we are really doing to treat her is give her cortisone shots about once a month.  Once those stop working though we will have to put her down.  Alley also doesn’t mind being around Brycen which is crazy because most cats don’t like little kids.  She will let him pet her and things like that.

Sylvia

Not much is really going on with Sylvia right now which is a good thing because I don’t think I could handle both of them being sick at the same time and having even more vet bills to pay right now.  Sylvia hates Brycen around her.  She just avoids him and if she does get caught by him she will just growl & hiss at him.  She hasn’t ever tried to hurt him so we don’t have to worry about that with him.  I don’t have any recent pictures of Sylvia so I am going to try and take one tonight when I get home from work so I can post it here.

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Charles Dudley Warner-Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This weeks quote is by Charles Dudley Warner.

Charles Dudley Warner

I loved this quote because it is so true.  Some of the best gifts I have ever been given are ones that cost nothing but the person put their time and energy into making them.  It is always more about the thought than the amount of money spent.

What do you think of this weeks quote by Charles Dudley Warner?

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Believing In Bigfoot by JC Miller

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Believing In Bigfoot by JC Miller was a great book.  This is the second book I have read by JC Miller and it as another great book.  JC Miller does an amazing job of writing and making you feel as though you are there with the characters.  When this book started I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book but after the first few chapters I did really get into the book and fell in love with the characters.  This was such a fun sweet book that I would recommend to everyone.

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About The Book

Reeling from his failed comeback and ruined marriage, washed-out actor Ian James (née Isaac Janowitz) flees Los Angeles for a two-week respite in Northern California’s remote Marble Mountains—Bigfoot country. His time alone in the wilderness begins to peel away the layers of his Hollywood persona. After a fateful meeting with a beguiling woman, Ian begins to question his heart. In a moment of clarity, Isaac ditches his publicist and finds himself in Redding, living with invisibility at the Vagabond Motel.

Professor Ruth Hill is burnt out teaching photography at Redding’s Shasta College, eager for her upcoming retirement. But for unexplained reasons, despite weekly therapy sessions, her panic attacks have escalated. Her artistic slump persists. Looking back, she regrets a life without risk; looking forward, she dreads a meaningless future. Going over her proof sheets one morning, she stumbles upon a series of striking thumbnails, reigniting her passion and creativity.

Readers will root for Isaac and Ruth as they grapple with their chance encounter on the mountain and search for meaning in their repellent, yet intense attraction. Their paths do cross again, but when confronted with the possibility of enduring love, Ruth’s cynicism creeps in; Isaac’s self-defeating beliefs take hold. For these two damaged souls, it just may be too late.

JC Miller

About The Author

JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an educator and founding member of JAM, an editorial-consultation team. An avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast, she resides in Northern California.

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Quotes I Love-Writer Workshop

Quotes

This weeks for the writers workshop I am going to write about number 1 which is a quote I love. As some of you may know I post a quote every week because I love quotes and I love to share quotes that I love with other people. If you want to check those out you can click here and scroll through them. The one quote I have loved since I heard it is:strong.jpg
I love this quote because it is so true.  I first saw this quote after I had my daughter and I struck me as true because I never thought I would be able to place my daughter for adoption.  Like I always say when people ask me how I get through life “I don’t have an option but to keep going because I can’t just die”.  You just have to put one foot in front of the other and know that in time things will pass.

Here are a few other quotes that I am loving right now:

Oprah Winfrey Vince LombardiJimmy DeanC. S. Lewis Robin Williams

What quote are you loving right now?

Here are the prompts for this week’s so if you want to join in you can pick one and write your post:
1. Share a quote you love.
2. Take a line from a song you love and turn it into the title of your next blog post. Let the content follow.
3. Saturday morning at your house…
4. Best or worst gift you ever gave.
5. Something someone did that put a smile on your face.
6. How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa?

 

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Swept Away by Laura V Hilton and Cindy Loven

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Swept Away by Laura V Hilton and Cindy Loven was another great book in the series.  When I first started this book I didn’t like any of the characters but Sara Jane’s Grandma.  After a few chapters in I really did love the characters.  I think after a few chapters you got to see more of the characters and you get to know more about who they are so that helped.  I didn’t like how Sara Jane in the beginning of the book acted like a stuck up brat but after a few chapters you get to see more of who she is.  I have loved all the books in this series but one so I am so glad that this one ended up being another one that I love.  If you love romance books written by Christian authors than I would recommend this one to you.  I also would recommend any book in the Quilts Of Love series because they are all so amazing.

Swept Away

About The Book

Sara doesn’t think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.
Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.
Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but his heart is as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between Drew and his new employer’s granddaughter.
Still, it doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts researching him online. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.

About The Authors

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning author and a professional book reviewer. A stay-at-home mom and home school teacher, Laura lives with her family in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Cindy Loven is active in the church and writes from her home in Conway, Arkansas, where she lives with her husband and their son.

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About The Quilts Of Love Series

Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. TheQuilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

 

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The brothers seek help from their colorful great aunt, who exposes them to a world of nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of horrific murders. Together they must navigate a dark underworld full of political subterfuge and class warfare.

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Caroline Kennedy-Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This weeks quote is by Caroline Kennedy.

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Roy L Smith-Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This weeks quote is by Roy L Smith.

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I have decided that I am going to have Christmas quotes for the next couple of weeks to get in the holiday spirit.  It is always hard for me to get into the spirit of the holiday’s because of past experiences with  the holiday but I am not getting into that here.  I loved this because it is true if you don’t have the spirit of Christmas in your heart you will never find it under your tree.

What do you think of this weeks quote by Roy L Smith?

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