Thankfulness 2013: Day 20 #ThirtyDaysofThanks

     I am thankful that today my ankle is not sprained and we are not packing our home to move across the country again.          At this time last year, I was headed home from my final book club at Ft. Bliss.  I had sprained my ankle on the way into book club and the home I was headed into was empty.  We were sleeping on an air mattress and I had borrowed a chair from the neighbors, well 2 actually so I could elevate my foot.  We only had a bit of cleaning to do before we hit the road to move Continue reading

I See Me: Personalized Children’s Books @ISeeMe_Maia #HolidayPL13

I See Me: Personalized Children’s Books @ISeeMe_Maia #HolidayPL13

I see Me! (sponsor) books began as an idea between author Maia Haag and her husband, a graphic designer, Allan to increase self esteem in children.  Their goal was to celebrate the uniqueness of each child, showing them they are special in their own ways while building vocabulary and teaching them to spell their names as well.  They started with the book, My Very Own Name. They officially opened their business in 2000, and have been growing ever since.  Now they have books and gifts for every Continue reading

Book Review: In Spades – Mirrored #1

Book Review: In Spades – Mirrored #1

K. Pinson's first novel, In Spades, was published just this month!  About the author in her words: "I am 22 years young.I love to read, write and sing.I am an assistant manager for an assisted living program.I have high hopes to get my degree in Music Therapy as I enjoy helping people.I have a crazy cockapoo dog that I consider my bratty child.I'm from MI born and raised, never really traveled anywhere else but would love to someday.I have a crazy, big and dysfunctional family---Whom I wouldn’t Continue reading

Writers of the Future 28: Presented by L. Ron Hubbard #Spon

Writers of the Future 28: Presented by L. Ron Hubbard #Spon

   Writers of the Future 28 (sponsor) is a collection of stories from the freshest, most talented new voices in science fiction and fantasy and are individually illustrated by the best new artists in the genre. You will definitely encounter these names again in the future—but you saw them first in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVIII.     What others are saying about Writers of the Future:"IT ALL STARTED WHEN I WON The Writers of the Future Contest. Without them, I can Continue reading

Book Review: In His Stead #Spon #MilFam

Book Review: In His Stead #Spon #MilFam

     AN ANCIENT LAW, A MODERN WAR, AND A FATHER'S LOVE THAT KNOWS NO BOUNDS...Summary: In His Stead by Judith Sanders     "Retired Army Ranger Thomas Lane once burned for the taste of gunpowder and the thrill of the battle. But as he struggles to cope with his own PTSD and the death of his eldest son, killed by an IED in Afghanistan, Lane learns that the price of war is far too dear.      When the National Guard calls up Lane’s youngest son to serve, Lane knows he will do anything to save his Continue reading