Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Snakes & Stones Charity Anthology: Cover Reveal and Preorder!



Snakes & Stones is a collection of short stories inspired by the tale of Medusa; the woman turned gorgon in Greek Mythology.  Medusa’s tale is one of abuse and oppression, however these tales take a different twist on her story.
All parties involved with this anthology have volunteered their time and works in order to make this collection happen. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to in order to assist in helping teens and young adults in abusive and/or oppressive relationships.
A myth that has withstood the sands of time tells of a beautiful woman turned hideous beast.

Some say she was punished because of the lust of a man. Others believe it was her own beauty that brought on the curse.

However, there are some who believe her curse was actually a gift.

Hear the story of Medusa as told by six popular young adult authors:

When I Fell by Christina Benjamin
Medusa by Kaitlin Bevis
The Case of the Missing Soul by Susan Burdorf
Lies of the Beholder by Erin Hayes
Medusa’s Curse by Suzanna Lynn
Favor of the Gods by Ali Winters

Brought to you in one anthology...
Snakes & Stones

All proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to
 Currently only $0.99 on preorder! Price will rise to $2.99 after release day.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 23 - Facts about me

Today's blog challenge says I have to share twenty facts about me.

1) I'm a Leo
2) I'm a mother of three
3) I have an older sister
4) I'm scared of spiders and geese
5) I have a paralegal degree
6) I had my first writing (a poem) published as a teenager
7) I own four cats, two dogs and four ducks
8) My bad habit is chewing my fingernails
9) I'm scared of the dark (outside, not in the house)
10) I rescued two people during a terrible storm when their car flipped and landed in a flooded ditch
11) There is a cat in my lap, right now
12) I suffer from anxiety
13) I used to make money by repainting Barbie dolls into celebrities and selling them on eBay
14) I used to own my own bridal shop
15) I love snakes
16) I'm dyslexic when it comes to the numbers 6 and 8 (or is it 8 and 6?)
17) One of the Backstreet Boys once rescued me from getting crushed under the stage at a concert
18) The movie "Sighs" scared me so bad I could hardly sleep for two weeks
19) I received the "Overall Excellence in Art" award in High School
20) I love to scrapbook

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 22 - My day

My day in a nutshell:

6:45am Get up
6:46am Take out dogs
6:50am Wake kids
6:55am Make Bed
7:00am Get Dressed
7:05am Laundry
7:20am Breakfast
8:00am Take kids to school
8:15am Housework
9:30am Work on graphic work for clients
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Write
3:15pm Pick kids up from school
3:30pm Write
5:00pm Make Dinner
5:30pm Eat Dinner
6:00pm Relax - Family Time
8:00pm Read with Kids
8:30pm Put Kids to bed
8:45pm Shower
9:00pm Read in Bed
10:00pm Time for Bed

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 21 - Make me happy

Since a very VERY young age, I have been in love with horses. My first experience wit them was at the age of three and a barrel racing horse named "Buck.".  He belonged to my dad's friend, Mr. Bradford.

Sadly, I don't live where I can own a horse. However, my husband will take me horseback riding from time and time. Instantly my blood pressure goes down, my heart rate steadies and the world melts away.

Monday, March 20, 2017

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 20 - Meaning of my blog name

My mother-in-law actually came up with the name of my blog. She came in one day while I was writing and one of my cats was laying in my lap. She said "You got a cat in your lap again" and so was born the name of my blog.

I have four cats, and when I am writing, there is always at least one (though I've had up to three) in my lap.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 19 - Picture of me

I don't like to take random photos of myself... I'm not much into the selfies. So I decided I'd take a picture of me with my youngest on her birthday.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 18 - Something I Crave

This is an easy one... chocolate. I'm a choc-o-holic all the way.

Truffles, cakes, bon bons, cookies; chocolate anything works for me!