Ten days ago I wrote about the possibility of eliminating wheat from David’s and my diet. I haven’t made a lot of progress since then except in the area of awareness. I’ve been reading labels in my pantry, in my refrigerator, and on the shelves at the grocery store, and I’m amazed at where I find wheat. Soy sauce, of all things, contains wheat, and so do some frozen vegetables. The ingredients list on the California mix reads like this: broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, traces of wheat and soy. All mysteries are not found in Robert B. Parker novels. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday, when the cover of my upcoming memoir was revealed, was the most exciting day I’ve experienced since putting fingers to keyboard with the intention of sharing my words with the world. Maybe I should correct myself and say it was the second most exciting day. The day Anaiah Press offered to publish my book was probably the most exciting. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been like a kid before Christmas this week, and Santa came today. Here is the beautiful cover designed by Anaiah Press for my memoir, A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll find in the pages behind the cover when it’s released on July 1: Read the rest of this entry »
PitchMAS is a semi-annual blog contest and Twitter party put together by Jessa Russo and Tamara Pederson. It was designed to put authors in touch with agents and publishers. PitchMAS is where I first came in contact with Anaiah Press. Between the big events that occur in July and December, Jessa and Tamara post success stories from past participants. A couple of weeks ago I sent Jessa a short account of how my memoir went from a vague idea about keeping a travel journal to a soon-to-be-published book. CLICK HERE to read the article. Read the rest of this entry »
David and I both had our annual physicals last month, and it came as no surprise to either of us that both our doctors mentioned our weight. I’ve averaged an extra pound for each of the 14 years of our marriage, and he’s doubled that. Neither of us is what you’d call overweight, but we’re both approaching our I’m-not-going-there limits. In addition, we both have blood chemistry issues. His cholesterol is high, my triglycerides are high, and both of us have low HDL levels.
I once spent some phone time with a wellness coach provided by my insurance company, and she told me the only way to raise my HDL level (the good cholesterol) was by exercise. I guess David’s doctor agrees, because she told him to take a brisk walk every day. You can see how well that’s going as I sit here at my keyboard and he sits on the couch with his second cup of coffee, reading a Terri Blackstock novel. In our defense, he plans to work on his tree cutting and burning later today, and I have a date with the weeds in my garden. Read the rest of this entry »
I am excited to be part of another Anaiah Press cover reveal. Princess of the Light, a paranormal romance by N.N. Light, will be released August 26.
Here’s a peek at what you’ll find behind this gorgeous cover: Read the rest of this entry »