Mark your calendars for February 14, 2015. Red Carpet romantic evening for you and your sweetheart. Live music, wine, desserts, roses for the ladies and an inspiration romance novel as a take a way. Door prize will be a limo gift certificate to use at the winners convenience. You won't want to miss this evening! 6-8pm Feb 14, 2015 Groovy Grounds in Dyersville Iowa. Space will be limited so reserve the date on your calendar today...more details coming soon.
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Here is the recipe for Homemade Spaghetti Sauce. I posted it a few years back but have had people asking for it. Hope you enjoy it:)
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This recipe started
from a friend about 20 years ago. I played with it a little and made it my own over the years. Enjoy:)
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OK, so I'm working on this novel that is unfolding in front of me with no clear road map to follow. What is emerging is so much better than I could have planned. I posted an entry thinking of using hands in the title because I have this image that keeps reoccurring in the story. Now as I'm letting my mind really digest what is happening with the characters I'm falling in love with the title "Seeds of Hope" with the hands on the cover of the book. Hopefully the editing team will agree as they get final say on the title. Now I need to get some more writing done and make my deadline of finishing this novel by the end of November. I also need to get some photos of hands to offer to editing as they also get final say in the cover design....I need to find an 11 year old boy to photograph his hands:)
These granola bars are a great hit at my house. They taste like a candy bar but have only 29 grams of carbs per bar. You can use organic chips and peanut butter. You can add other goodies if you don't care for craisins or chips. Let me know what you think.
Samantha is evolving. I now have three different relationships spanning 1917 to 2014 starting to come together. An unconscious symbol in each of them has turned out to be offering your hand to someone to help them. I attached this photo to help better explain that:) Could be a title possibility might be Take My Hand or Your Hand in Mine. Of course, my publisher has to approve the title.
I'd love to hear any suggestions on titles using the hand theme.
Now my mind is turning over photo shoot ideas for the cover. Again, publisher has to approve the cover.
Working on my next novel. Up to 15,000 words so far. The goal is 50,000 words by the end of November. That's the NaNoWriMo goal. My goal is to have this novel written and edited by then. I wrote most of the 15,000 words in the last two days so I think I can make it.
You know a story is coming along when the characters start taking over. It's frustrating when it happens but they're usually right.
I'm thinking this novel may work out to have the title "Take My Hand". We'll see as I continue writing but it's feeling like it could be it.
Rescuing Love booth set up at the Clinton Iowa Craft and Vendor show on November 2. Great turn out and lots of fun.
I set up the booth to mimic the front cover of Rescuing Love so visitors could take a minute and get their photo taken and be on a book cover.
Thanks Anna for coordinating this show.
Next show November 22 in West Union Iowa.
I grew up and have lived in Iowa until recently when I moved to a small town in Illinois to begin a new chapter in my life which includes a loving supportive husband and numerous grandchildren to spoil. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.
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