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Random Requests

I must be some kind of magnet for lonely men. My “other” message folder always has a new message from a man telling me how beautiful and sexy I am. And that he hopes we can be friends first and develop a relationship.

Really??? I’m a beyond middle age woman and these are mostly younger men. My Facebook page is pretty private and I sure don’t do anything to attract this attention.

Then tonight I got an actual friend request from a man I’ve never heard of. I get lots of friend requests from people I don’t know because of my position in the community…but they are local people and they think they know me even though I may not really know them (in which case I accept and then lock my page up from them).

Are there really that many desperate lonely people out there? Is it me? Or is this happening to everyone?

Thanksgiving Project – Simple Pleasures

I had another really good day. Got lots accomplished without adding too much new stuff on my to do list.

But then I came home to find my new IKEA catalog in the mailbox. I love IKEA! So I spent time after dinner perusing each page, dreaming of living in an IKEA house. Seriously, I love those tiny little homes they create in their stores. I think I would like to run away and live in one all by myself.

See, simple girl…simple pleasures.

On Sale Now! Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower for .99 Cents!

I bought my copy already. I’m just finishing up Beginning of a Hero (book 1 in the series). If you don’t think you like this genre, think again. I have been so pleasantly surprised and can’t wait to start on the second book. Support your indie authors and buy this book and read it.

Legends of Windemere

The day has come, everyone!  Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower is live on!  See the adventure that Luke Callindor and his friends have found themselves in now.  Meet the hot-tempered, magic-hurling Nyx and her cunning rival Trinity the Chaos Elf Queen.  Filled with more humor, action, drama, and adventure than Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero, this book is already being praised on Goodreads.

Anyone that received preview copies, feel free to write up reviews for the Amazon and Goodreads site.

For the month of August, Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Towerwill be .99 cents.  After that, it goes up to $2.99.

Thank you to everyone that has helped me and supported me.  I couldn’t have gotten this far without you and a big thank you post is coming soon.

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Legends of Windemere – Prodigy of the Rainbow Tower

Just a few more hours.



Prodigy Cover Final


Fantastic news!!!!

Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower will debut July 31st on Amazon!!!!  Be one of the first to get the fabulous sequel to Charles Yallowitz’ wonderful Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero!!!!

Book Description:
The action-packed, humor-filled, dramatic sequel to ‘Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero’.
Battling through a demonic assassin and an army of monsters, Luke Callindor has survived his time at Hamilton Military Academy.  Now, Luke and his friends must leave the safety of the academy to escort Duke Solomon’s heir down the L’dandrin River and into the safety of the city of Gods’ Voice.  Joining them for this journey is Nyx, a powerful caster apprentice of Rainbow Tower.  With her talent for combat magic and her short temper, Nyx will prove to be a challenge for Luke and all of their enemies.
Who will survive the harrowing trip down the…

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Thanksgiving Project – Doctor, Doctor

A little over a year ago, it was discovered I had high blood pressure. My mom had HBP and I am confident that’s what caused her death – she wouldn’t take blood pressure mess. She was sure she could control it “naturally”. Now she is “naturally” dead. I think that’s just dumb for such a treatable disease. I have no problem taking my meds…$10 every 3 months at WalMart.

But, I still have to go to the doctor to get my prescription. Last week I noticed I only had a week left on my prescription. So, I called the dreaded doctor’s office…and they were on VACATION!!! How dare they be gone. Actually, they got me in today. I thought that was pretty good since I didn’t call until yesterday afternoon. So $75 later, prescription in hand, I’m feeling pretty good.

The doctor said I was the picture of health. He was talking about my blood pressure not my wallet I would guess (since he cleaned my wallet out!).

So, I’m thankful for my meds to keep my BP under control. I’m NOT thankful that it cost me so much for him to take my blood pressure, listen to my lungs and heart and send me on my way.

Birthday Sale!

I’ve read both of these books and they are wonderful – the price is right, so what are you waiting for?

...and then there was Sarah

In honor of my birthday (which is tomorrow), I am running a 5 day sale from July 30-Aug 5. BOTH of my books will be just .99 cents for those 5 days. While Dusk is permanently set at .99, this price on Darkness will not last long at all.

Please help me spread the word by reblogging, posting, pasting, tweeting, etc. The best birthday weekend ever would be to wake up next week and welcome new fans into the fold. If they’re as great as all of you, then I will be blessed indeed 🙂

Birthday Sale

Price adjustments are good only on Amazon and Barnes and Nobe.


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Want your baby to learn? Turn off the TV!

Talk to your babies/children – Read to them – Turn off the television

Blink—And They're Grown

Today’s guest post comes from 4C Board Chair Davida Gable.

In the late 1990’s, Julie Aigner-Clark founded The Baby Einstein Company which sold videos of babies playing with toys with classical music in the background.  These “educational” videos were marketed to parents as a way to safely educate their babies during the most critical period of their lives for brain development.

Every living adult in the United States knows a video in a TV buys precious time when in the company of children.  Who wouldn’t love a video that makes her normal baby a Baby Einstein, too?  In 2003, 33% of American babies aged six months to two years had a Baby Einstein video.  In fact, a 2005 study showed that 49% of parents believed educational videos were important for intellectual development.

Ms. Aigner-Clark eventually sat next to Laura Bush in President George W. Bush’s 2007 “State of the Union”…

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Thanksgiving Project – Those Adorable Kids

Monday, Monday.

It was actually a pretty good day, especially for a Monday. We had to shoot just a little bit more footage for our campaign film today. So, that meant I wasn’t in the office. Of course that also means Tuesday could be Monday.

Anyway, we started at Kindergarten Countdown. Those adorable kids never cease to amaze me. It is so nice to be loved. And they are all thrilled to see me. Each of them wants my undivided attention. Of course that is impossible. We needed to get enough footage for about five seconds so I wasn’t there that long.

But the kids got out their iPads and worked on their letters. I did get to help a couple of them. Did I say how much I love these kids? Probably because I can leave. I know for sure that I could not be there all day with them, but they are adorable. And they are like sponges soaking up as much learning as they can.

The rest of the day is a busy blur, but the few minutes I had with the kids was worth it all. I’m thankful for the opportunity I have to spend a few minutes with them. So much so, that I am going to try and volunteer once a week to go in one of the classrooms and help for an hour.

Now, if I can just survive Tuesday.

Thanksgiving Project – Summer

Dear Summer,

I am so sorry for taking you for granted the last few years. I hope you will forgive me and come back home. I miss you terribly. Things just aren’t as much fun without you. Fall is getting pushy and I’m sure Winter is trying to get here soon. I love you Summer. Please come back.

Cold Pamela

We set a record today for the lowest high on this date. 69 degrees is not my idea of summer weather. I really am thankful for sun and warm/hot days. I’m a summer girl. I’ve been staying inside bundled up all day. And the forecast isn’t very promising either.

But what can I possibly be thankful for on a day like today? Tons of things. I’m thankful for my blankets, slippers, fuzzy bathrobe and hot cocoa. I’m thankful I had time to start a new book (Legends of Windemere). I’m thankful for a day off from work. I’m thankful for the yummy bleu cheese stuffed hamburgers I grilled out for dinner. I’m thankful for those bits of sunshine that have tried to peak out off and on all day.

Headless, An American Fairy Tale (Fairy Tale Prompt)

Another great story

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