Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Vow–Movie Review

I liked the premise of The Vow. A tragic car accident strips a woman of her memories of her entire life with her husband. He has to try to make her fall in love with him all over again. However, … Continue reading

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The Descendants–Movie Review

I have no clue why it took me so long to see The Descendants. I absolutely loved how much setting the film used. Huge beach vistas and busy city streets in Hawaii. Totally grounded me in the story. The story … Continue reading

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Amazon Breakthrough Contest–I Made it to Round Two

It’s banana pancake drizzled in honey with vanilla ice cream good news. I made it to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest!! I didn’t mention entering because I’ve entered a few contests and never made it beyond … Continue reading

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Winner of the Paige Shelton Book Contest

Many thanks to my blog and Twitter followers who participated. You’ve got awesome blogs and I enjoy reading all your posts! Drumroll please… We have a winner of the personalized autographed copy of Paige Shelton’s If Fried Chicken Could Fly. … Continue reading

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The Things My Grandma Says

Today Grandma H and I went on our weekly outing. I needed to drop off two snail mail queries for agents at our local post office. Grandma hates parking. She pulls in and goes “Uh-oh.” There’s a freaking oil truck … Continue reading

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The Best Rejection Letter + Free Book Contest Reminder

Quick reminder The Free Book Contest entry deadline is tomorrow at 7 AM EST. Click here to enter to win a personalized autographed copy of New York Times Bestselling Author Paige Shelton’s book, If Fried Chicken Could Fly! Onto the … Continue reading

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Free Book Contest+ Book Review for Paige Shelton’s If Fried Chicken Could Fly

Paige Shelton’s If Fried Chicken Could Fly is a delicious romp in the former wild west town of Broken Rope, Missouri, with a cast of absolutely engaging characters that you are dying to spend another book with. I’d jump in my … Continue reading

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Deifying the Dead

When someone dies, it’s natural to mourn them. To grieve the loss. To remember the best of them. But to pretend they were never human. That they never made mistakes. That is an atrocity. Don’t deify the dead. They weren’t … Continue reading

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