Monday, March 30, 2015

Booksigning and Authors Fair in Madison, Indiana

I'm all signed up, and will have copies of Small Town Christmas (book #1 in Serendipity, Indiana series) and The Sweeter Side of Legend (my first 3 non-Christmas novellas in the Legend, Tennessee series).

I will also have some nifty new postcards to hand out.

If you're within driving distance, this event is one you'll be glad you made the effort to attend.

I hope to see you there!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Break

How do you celebrate Spring Break when you're no longer a student, or the parent of a student?

Well, here's what I've done: Spring Break of my beloved "diamond" studded bifocals with the nifty transition lenses.

For now I'm wearing an old pair with the same prescription, but the wrong level on the bifocal. This means I can see just fine as long as I don't try anything silly, like reading a book.

Sheesh. I wonder how busy the glasses-making places are during spring break? Maybe they're all shut down and everyone has headed to Florida.

Do you have a Spring Break tradition? Does it involve actually breaking something?


Monday, March 16, 2015

Sometimes You Just Know - Or, Listen to your Heart

I took my first yoga class a couple of weeks ago, and you can read about it here. I had bought a mat and DVD years prior, and I'm glad they survived my big downsize.

I'm glad because now I can--and actually will--do yoga at home on the days when I don't go to class, and eventually I'll remember a series well enough that I won't need to follow a DVD. But I imagine I'll always need something structured so that a workout will include a well-rounded series of poses.

My update from the first class (see above) is that I am using my DVD, and also attended my second class! Weather and forgetfulness had intervened, so it was two weeks in between, but I did finally make it.

Wow, yoga is great. If you already do it, you know that. If you're looking for a way to improve your strength and muscle tone, this is a nice calm way to do it. Is it challenging? Oh my goodness yes. Anything that might lead to eventually lifting your own weight with your arms could be called challenging, I'd say. Of course I'm not nearly to that point. I can do beginner stuff reasonably well, and am not terrible at a couple of the intermediate poses we tried. (Or at least I'm not extremely terrible.) (Or at least I didn't fall down.)

Midnight Shelby could have told me how much of a fan I would become. She's been practicing yoga ever since I invented her for Midnight in Legend, TN.

Yay--finally, an exercise workout I love, and look forward to doing. (I have tried a few that I tolerated, but not for long. In my opinion, life is too short to spend time on stuff you tolerate.) For years I have walked for exercise, and yoga is a wonderful complement to that. It's also kind of perfect that the only piece of equipment I need is a mat, which rolls up and fits easily into my minimalist apartment. Because it dovetails so well into the rest of my life and feels almost second nature,  I know without a doubt it's the right thing.

Sometimes you just know.

Intuition, listening to my heart--it's the way I have always made choices. Or to be more correct, it's the way I have made the right choices. I have made some outstandingly bad decisions by listing the pro's and con's on a sheet of paper. I don't use that method anymore.

What works for you? Do you find that following your intuition is best?


Pre-order is still just 99 cents for the Return to Legend boxed set. It goes up to $4.99 after Release Week (May 19, 2015). Grab it while it's discounted. I did!

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Daylight Savings Time and Other Adjustments

We are now on Daylight Savings Time, and I seriously need a nap. In fact, I needed a nap before I got up this morning. I understand there are reasonable arguments in favor of and against DST; my personal take on it also has both pros and cons.

Pro - If the clock is at a later time when the sun comes up, Attila should awaken me later.

Con - So far that isn't happening.

Pro - But it's early in the game.

Con - But I'm so sleepy, it seems to be late in the game.

Con - DST is hard on my budget because I will have to buy additional coffee.


I've discovered it's necessary to make some adjustments to the Serendipity, Indiana series lineup. Emily's Dreams should still release this spring, and three others late summer through early winter, with two moved to early 2016. Although I didn't like the adjustments at first, I think it's going to improve the series. My intention is to make each story better than the one before it.

I'll still notify newsletter subscribers first when anything big is coming up. Also, there may be a new feature added to newsletters in the near future. I think it will be cool. You can subscribe here if you haven't already.


If you missed reading about our recent shred truck-induced craziness, please hop to Sweet Romance Reads blog: Relaxation Techniques.  

Happy Monday!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Return to Legend Boxed Set - Available now for Pre-Order

I'm excited about this new boxed set of Legend, Tennessee romance novellas. Now through Release Day (5-19-2015) the set is only 99 cents.

Return to Legend includes four sweet romance novellas: 

Crossroads by Janet Eaves 
Heart to Heart by Jan Scarbrough
Second Chances by Magdalena Scott
Star-Crossed by Maddie James

Before life-long Legendarian, Addie Bynum, dies, she knows she had some loose ends to tie up. So she bequeaths some of her worldly possessions to four special people, bringing them all back to Legend.

Crossroads: Sharon Clark vows there is no way she will ever return to Legend, Tennessee. But desperation has a way of changing everything....

Heart to Heart: When Jeremy Hamilton's aunt Addie gives him a second chance, he must decide if he believes in the unbelievable and the pet psychic who teaches him about faith...and love.

Second Chances: Anne McClain Bradley returns to her small town roots, while Pete Garrity is looking for a fresh start. Second chances. Sometimes the hardest part is believing they exist.

Star-Crossed: When Jasmine Walker returns to Legend after a fifteen-year absence--she doesn't expect her troubled teenage past to collide with her well-planned, professional future.

Can they all Return to Legend, and with Ms. Addie's help, finally find love and happiness?

The ebook boxed set is 99 cents now, and through release week. After that it will go up to the regular price. This is a great value for those of you who already love Legend, but the stories also stand alone. So if this is your first walk down the streets of Legend, Tennessee, you'll still feel right at home.

Pre-order now to be sure you get the reduced price. Release day is May 19, 2015.