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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Litte Superhero Inspiration on the City Streets

One of the things I love most about New York City and Times Square is the fact that you never know what you're going to run into...

Last night on my way taking my daughter and a friend to a concert, I ran into Spiderman and Captain America - and they were more than willing to pose for a photo (much to my daughter's embarrassment!)

Just looking at the photo makes me laugh. What a great way to add a little inspiration to my day.

Hope your day is inspired too!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter - two winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered my Rafflecopter $5 Friday giveaway yesterday!

Due to a little technical confusion on my part - I picked two winners instead of one.

You will find the winners listed below and both winners should find an email from me and a gift card will arrive from Amazon shortly!

Have a wonderful weekend...and if you didn't win or get the chance to play, you'll have another chance soon!

Friday, April 18, 2014

$5 Friday - Amazon eCard Giveaway!

Short and sweet, my Friday gift is a $5 Amazon eCard, because it's just fun to give stuff away.

The rules are simple, you must be a subscriber to my newsletter to win and anyone who can receive an amazon.com gift card in their email is eligible to play!

So, take a chance and enjoy a book on me (any book!). Happy Friday :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Website Woes

Life on the web...sometimes I feel like I'm standing in an open field, so small and inconsequential.

Like most authors, I ponder my online presence probably too often for my own sanity, but I can't stop.

Does my website reflect my brand?

Do I tweet enough?

Do I engage on Facebook the way I should?

Then my host has issues and everything is taken out of my hands for almost a whole day...my website goes down, my critique forum goes down, and I slowly freak out. (Okay...not slowly, by hour number two I was pretty hot and bothered and NOT in a good way!)

After some angry tweets, because by midnight when my sites were still down I was really not a happy girl, I got a few tweets from another host that offered me the first month free to try them out.

They offer a nice package - at half the cost of what I'm paying now.

I'll let you know how it works out!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Tidbits from "Cupcakes & Cupid"

Cupcakes & Cupid
Chapter One

February 1st

Thirteen days before Valentine's Day, the lure of a freshly baked chocolate-covered strawberry cupcake overpowered Katie Dixon's common sense.

She ignored the poster in the window announcing the annual Cupid Ball and pushed open the door to the Itty Bitty Bake Shop. The sweetly scented air warmed her cold cheeks as the bell above the door jingled her arrival. Before Katie could blink, Bitty Crane leaned over the counter near the register, her brown curls bobbing and her blue eyes locked on Katie.

"Good morning, Katie. I thought you might be stopping by today." She slid a bright yellow bag across the counter with a wink. "One Cupid's Kiss cupcake to go."

How does she do that?

Katie eyed the bag on the counter, knowing it would be pointless to ask how Bitty always seemed to know what most people in Starlight Hills needed before they did. For a moment she stood there removing her leather gloves and smiled back, deciding to chalk it up to Bitty's uncanny intuition. Katie took the bag and peered inside at the little bit of heaven she'd probably finish before she got halfway to the hospital. Then she glanced at Bitty. "Nice try, Mrs. Crane, but it's still just the February Special to me."

"A rose by any other name—"

"Roses wither and die. I'll gladly take the cupcake any day. They never disappoint." She held the bag up and wiggled her brows, suddenly feeling a little more playful than she had all week. What was it about this shop that simply made people happy? It had to be the sugar rush.

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