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October 31, 2008

Hi-Ho, to the track we go…

After two years of no drag racing, my husband finally has his truck back up and running - which is fantastic for me, because honestly, he’s a bit grumpy when he can’t race.

To say he’s excited to be running again would be an understatement. The grin on his face when he pulled the truck out of the garage was reminiscent of a little boy at Christmas. Just witnessing it made me smile.

Racing for DH is about the thrill of the ride. And let me tell you, having ridden down the track in that truck, it is a thrill. ¼ mile in under 10 seconds? Trust me, that’s fast for a pickup that runs on pump gas. No nitrous under that hood, it’s all motor!

How is this related to writing, you may ask? It’s not. But what makes DH happy, makes me happy. So this weekend, we’re off to the drag strip. Hopefully, we’ll even beat his best time.

I’ll let you know.


October 30, 2008


I did it, I bought a Kindle.

After reading too many blogs to count about the advantages of an eReader, and even more comparing the available readers, I broke down and bought a Kindle. Why? Well, the more eBooks I read, the more a pain it is to read them on my PDA. As for my laptop, I still love reading them on that, but it is nearing the end of its life and giving me fits. Since the battery will no longer charge, I have to keep the machine plugged in at all times, which kind of negates the point of having a laptop, doesn’t it? It also makes it harder for me to read eBooks because if I want to move to a different location while reading, I have to shut the machine down, move it, then boot back up. Yuck!

There’s also the fact that things are slow at work, so I have all the time I need to read there. This creates its own set of problems because I have to transfer the eBook to my flash drive then take it to work and upload it on my work computer. Then delete it off said work computer so that system isn’t bogged down with eBook after eBook…anyway, life is complicated enough so I threw in the towel and splurged.

Through the many blog comments as well as other eBook authors I’ve spoken to, I think I will enjoy the Kindle. I've done my research, read the pros and cons about this machine. I know some people hate it, and some people love it. For me, the idea that when I get a hankering for a certain author I no longer have to place my Amazon order then wait impatiently until the snail mail delivers the book thrills me. I’m impulsive, I admit it. I’m also extremely impatient. I love the fact that with the click of a computer button, I can have my book. Can you say instant gratification?

So now, I get to wait impatiently for the arrival of my new eReader. I love receiving new technology! I’ll let you know what I think of it.


October 27, 2008

New Banner

I've always loved banners. I enjoy searching review sites and checking out author's banners, comparing the static banners to the animated banners, the erotic book banners to the suspense banners and so on. It's interesting, checking to see just how others choose to promote themselves and their books.

So recently, I decided to try my hand at making a banner. While not the first time I've done this, I have to admit that it hasn't gotten any easier for me. In fact, this banner, which promotes me as an author and not a specific book, was kind of a pain. You see, I'm not that good at Photoshop. Before too long I wind up cursing at the computer as if it should be able to read my mind and do what I want it to do without me needing to push the right button. (does this sound like any of you?) Anyway, after much trial and error, I came up with the following banner.


I'm not sure if this is something I'll keep or not. What do you think?


October 26, 2008

Congratulations, Hollie Brooks

In His Sleep
Hollie Brooks
The Wilder Rose Press
ISBN#: 978-1-41991-662-5
September 2008
Erotic Contemporary

Good morning, everyone. I just wanted to send a quick congratulations to my good friend Hollie Brooks, for this wonderful review of her first erotic romance, IN HIS SLEEP.

“In His Sleep is a hot fun read. I love the stories of finding love when you least expect it and this one was a humdinger – who would have thought finding the man of your dreams would happen while he is sleepwalking. If you like short, fun and sexy reads, check out In His Sleep, you won’t be disappointed.” — Reviewed by Whitney, Simply Romance Reviews

Congratulations, my friend. You deserve it! PMH!


October 2, 2008

Autumn in Michigan

In the area where I work and live, the change from summer to autumn is not foretold by the date on the calendar. It’s not even the changing of the leaves on the trees. No, here on the Michigan lakeshore, the sign of autumn’s arrival is when people begin pulling their boats out of the water.

So just to let you all know, as witnessed by the boat hanging in the slings when I pulled into work this morning… Autumn has officially arrived in Michigan.