The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Stove Top Stuffing

“Next year, I’m taking everyone out for Thanksgiving. Your dinner was terrible again!” Yep. That’s what the Sweetman said about last year’s Thanksgiving dinner.

You see, I make everything from scratch. From the pies to the stuffing. Why? Well, because I love to cook for one. And two, I’m one of those foodies who refuses to eat anything processed. This includes the turkey. While I want an antibiotic, cruelty, and hormone free one, Sweetman wants a Butterball.

I should know better since he loves to eat cold Progresso soup right from the can. Not to mention, he delights  in Tortino Pizza Rolls and fixes himself bowls of Cocoa Crispies for a late night snack after he’s indulged in several handfuls of Twizzlers, Snickers, pretzels, and chips. And the later mind you is before and after dinner.

“I just can’t understand why I’m gaining weight,”he says.

Hmmf! Gee, I wonder.

This year Sweetman handed me a hundred dollars to buy what I needed to make Thanksgiving dinner. Guess he forgot what he said after the last one. Anyway, he gave me these instructions, “I want corn on the cob. Get a Butterball turkey. Some couscous. And get Stove Top Stuffing.”

“Why Stove Top?” I ask.

He says, “I don’t like your stuffing.”

“But its from scratch. What’s wrong with it? Not enough chemicals for you?”

Obviously, he has no clue that there are over fifteen ingredients in this crap. Among them is fructose corn syrup, BHA, BHT (doesn’t this cause cancer?), and propyl gallate-another name anti-freeze. The stuff sounds like its meant for a deadly weapon of mass destruction. Not to mention, there’s three hundred ninety milligrams of sodium in it. After reading what I just wrote, this stuff may explode his already expanding tummy.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. And no matter how you prepare your dinner. Prepare it with lots of love.

Hugs and chocolate,


Gobble Tov

Monday, November 11, 2013


Hello, dears. Gram here today. My poor creator has been extremely busy today with the cleaning, grocery shopping, and errands. She doesn’t always listen to me about not cramming in too much on her off days from The Salon. I do hope I get her notes down right that she left me.

Strange. Don’t you think? You know, that she would have me fill in as a secretary while she attends to such things. I’m no writer whatsoever. But here goes…

Are any of you Indie writer’s out there feeling the market is SATURATED with books? Every cyber corner my creator seems to turn, is birthing a new one. She's beginning to believe there are polygons on fertility drugs out there multiplying times three.

The Information Age in which we live is characterized by saturation. We are inundated from all sides, every moment of everyday by more information than we can now process. Author Phil Elmore. You can find his full article at:

Of course, she’s read several books on marketing and whatnot. I can’t tell you how many articles she’s scoured through on the web. Like, 10 Winning Marketing Strategies For Your Self-Published Book, by Author Bidnotto. You can find his article at:

The both of us are wondering if there is more to it than determination and luck. Secondhand Shoes seems to drift in an ocean out there. Every now and then someone throws it a lifesaver.

Go here to check it out. It's 99 cents for your Kindle.

It’s also available for all countries on Amazon. She has also written two short stories, The Partners’ Progeny and Time On Her Side.

Personally, I’ve been prodding her to write more. It clears the poo out of anyone’s head and gets you to focus. She does listen to me about that. Good thing, too. Wish my grand daughter, Lila, would listen. But if anyone has an eighteen year old at home,you know how that goes.

As for my creator’s titles, here they are:

Killer Stilettos, Book II in the Lila's Journey Series – Paranormal (we’re working on those rewrites together)

Combat Boots-3rd book Lila's Journey Series (all we have are some ideas jotted down)

White Trash and Pill Heads- Family drama/suspense (she’s on her fifth draft with this one)

Amuck in Time- cozy sci-fi (ideas jotted down)

The House on Mendocino Street-paranormal (first draft almost completed)

The Day It Happened-apocalyptic/thriller/suspense (two chapters drafted)

Well, dears. That’s all she wrote. I do hope you have a lovely, day, evening, and week.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thank You’s and Random Stuff


Later, I’ll be going down south to see my little Glowstick and Tinkerbell. Its all a mess, STILLL. The State makes absolutely no sense. The two different divisions don’t agree as to where the baby should go. So keep praying for both my grandson and daughter.

Anyway, I’ve been chopping chapters in Killer Stilettos.Things that don’t make the story move. It’s a hard task to chop a chapter that is smooth and clean. But all you writers know how it goes. Chopping and rewriting is a part of a writer’s life.

Also, Time On Her Side hit #6 during the FREE promotion. It never would have gotten there if it weren’t for the following Blogger buddies:

Alex J. Cavanaugh

EJ Wesley

Gary Pennick and Penny

William Kendall

Norma Bieshir

Roland Yeomans

Lena Winfrey

Lorelei Bell

Lucy Pireel

Michael Di Gusi

Eve Gaal



It’s 99 cents for all countries on Amazon.


And I’ve already gotten feed back from my biggest fan and critic. My dad. He said, “I couldn’t put it down. But I wanted more! There has to be more.”

I say, “Anything is possible. There could be more. Probably an 85, 000 word novel in the works. Amuck in Time.”

Hope everyone has a great day!

Hugs and chocolate,


Friday, November 1, 2013

Another Release!

Today, I release another short on Amazon. A cozy Sci-fi. Time on Her Side. It’s FREE until November 5th.

For Kindle only. Available for all countries. PLEASE COPY AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.


They say God gives second chances.

Forty years have shown Wilhelmina has nothing but a lifetime of four failed marriages, a job she hates, and her most recent affair with a married businessman. Until one day, while sipping coffee her silent prayers are answered--she’s visited by her future self, offering Wilhelmina a chance to re-do her life, giving her a mission to save the future world from the baby she’s unknowingly pregnant with. Is it the miracle she hoped for, or will this lead into a whole new set of problems?


Hugs and chocolate,