Category Archives: Personal

My mess and welcome to it!

Writing in Times of Adversity

I’ve seen dozens of posts about whether and  how to write during hard times. The answer to “whether” is always yes. Authors see it as an escape, a balm during times of trouble. I have friends who continued writing and … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, write tips, Writing, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

A Different Type of Cover Reveal

2019 is not going as planned. This year, my sweet Billy was supposed to retire, then we were supposed to sell our house here in east Texas and move closer to home in central Texas. By now, we were supposed … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Books, BookBub, and Begging

With Thanksgiving weekend coming up, I have a divided mind. Divided three ways, in fact. Thanksgiving itself, including all the people and things I’m thankful for and all the rigamarole that goes along with planning, cooking, and traveling at this … Continue reading

Posted in A Southern Season, Misc., Personal, Promotion/Publicity/Marketing, Reading, Skydiving to Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Blog Tour, Day 6: Another Two-Fer!

Today, I’m visiting with authors Sarah Ruut and Naomi Musch, both of whom conducted terrific interviews. Sarah asked what was the craziest thing I ever did—there are so many, I had a hard time choosing, so I kept it writing-related. … Continue reading

Posted in Give the Lady a Ride, Guest Posts, interviews, Personal, Promotion/Publicity/Marketing, Ride to the Altar, The Final Ride | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adventures at the 2018 Blueberry Festival

Something happened this year that really opened my eyes to the value of fans. For the past several years, my little “Canopy Bookstore” has had the same location at the festival, close to the heart of the main drag. This … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | 8 Comments

Off Topic: The Other Side of the Opioid Conflict

I’ve spent the past week or so with my mother, who has, among other ailments, degenerative osteo arthritis and ulcerative colitis, a hyper-active immune system disease similar to the Crohns that has plagued me over the years. I’ve watched her … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Road Trip!

I think I have everything ready for the Galveston Book Festival: Books, inventoried and boxed Price list Ebook cards, inventoried, priced, and prepped Cash to make change and Square for credit cards Table cloth and decorations Jar of giveaway candy … Continue reading

Posted in Misc., Personal, Promotion/Publicity/Marketing, The Business | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

O Holy Night

  Merry Christmas, everyone!

Posted in Devotional, Personal | 6 Comments

Undercover Boss Christmas

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf I’d never heard of this company before I watched the episode featuring its CEO, John Fuller. Actually, I’d never watched Undercover Boss before, so both were new to me. Of course, anyone who knows me understands … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Personal | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Southern Writers Magazine Christmas Catalog!

Still shopping for Christmas presents? Haven’t even started? Here are some ideas for you, from the best of Southern authors! Be sure to look for mine!

Posted in Misc., Personal, Promotion/Publicity/Marketing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment