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Ask the Author: Life with Deadlines

Question: You mentioned your book is due in a matter of days. What is your life like at home right now? Crazy busy or are you cool, calm and collected? ~ anonymous Great question! Cool, calm and collected I am not! Let’s see…my children begin school September 1st which means they’re still at home and we’ve still go to tackle the dreaded back to school shopping. I think that alone is a …Read More

Mom Guilt and Learning Experiences

I used to hear about the dreaded “mom guilt” when it came to kids but I never fully understood what they meant. I mean, sure, I carried the heavy weight of always wondering if I was being the best mom I could be to my toddlers, if I was feeding them the right foods, doing enough to help the development of their brains. I remember struggling with the way I parented …Read More

WIN a copy of The Word Game!

Want to win an ARC (advanced reader copy) of The Word Game? Head on over to Goodreads and enter the giveaway! There are 15 copies up for grabs! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Word Game by Steena Holmes Giveaway ends August 31, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.  Enter Giveaway

Classic Potato Salad

This classic potato salad recipe was submitted to us by reader Patricia Viviano!  This salad is versatile and can accommodate a number of additions; red potatoes, purple potatoes, chopped asparagus, beans…the possibilities are endless.  Thanks Patricia! Classic Potato Salad   Print Author: Reader – Patricia Viviano Ingredients 8 to 12 potatoes Large onion-chopped Salt-to taste Pepper-to taste 4 hard boiled eggs-peeled & sliced Mayonnaise to desired coating Directions Peel & cut …Read More

Where Has The Summer Gone?

It’s August 1st and I’m amazed at how quickly this summer has gone. It seems surreal almost – there’s so much I’ve wanted to do and experience and yet it feels like I’ve done none of those things. Two of my daughters are now working, my youngest is constantly bored and I have a book due in one month. Yikes! July was an amazing month – I signed a new …Read More

Super Soft Lemon Cookies

A sweet, soft lemonade cookie is a delicious treat for your summer snack! Super Soft Lemon Cookies   Print Author: (adapted from Taste of Home) Serves: 6 dozen Ingredients 1 cup of butter, softened 1 cup of sugar 2 eggs 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda ⅓ cup lemonade concentrate, thawed Topping: ½ cup lemonade concentrate, thawed Additional sugar Directions In a large bowl, cream together the …Read More

So Many Reasons To Celebrate

Today has been an awesome day! Not only is it my birthday (thank you to everyone who has left me birthday wishes on my Facebook Page, Twitter, by email and in my Facebook group) but I also signed a new contract for my next book – Saving Abby. I love this story. I’ve had so much fun writing it despite it’s deep topic. The characters have come alive to me, …Read More

Finding Time To Read

Do you remember the first time you fell in love with reading? Was it when the pictures in a story book came alive to you, or when you would cuddle next to your parents during a bed time story? For me, it wasn’t until grade five. Of course, I remember reading books as a child and learning to read the Jane books we all read in school, but my first memory of …Read More

My July Reading List

What’s your perfect summer read? I’ve been trying to narrow it down but I can’t seem to. I have a mixture of genre’s I’m reading this month and I have a feeling I’ll claim them all to be my favorite after reading them. Have you read any of these and if so…what did you think of them? Want to win a free book? Of course you do! Keep reading to …Read More

Ask The Author: The Writing Process

“What is your writing process? How can you work on multiple stories at the same time?” ~ Anonymous Dear anonymous… Each author has their own writing process … and it’s something they’ve probably created after agonizing hours of trying to follow all the advice out there on how to write. Some writing in the mornings. Some only at night. Some only when inspiration hits. Some write on one project every …Read More