Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Great Christmas Read

Are you interested in a very sweet Christmas Story?
You need to purchase "Mary's Christmas Wish" by Sheryl Coumans.

At 92, Sister Mary Grace Cantrell was dying. It was Christmas Eve and the festive decorations failed to cheer her...she was afraid to die. Would all the good she'd done wipe out that one sin ...Will Mary be granted her one Christmas wish?

This is an endearing short story of love and hope, and I know you will enjoy it. You can download your copy through The Wild Rose Press. Their web site is: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/

You won't be sorry. I guarantee you'll enjoy this special Christmas story.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Fun Recipe

Ever want a quick, easy recipe to wake up to something different? Or perhaps something a little unique to serve for brunch? A friend gave this to me and I'm sorry I can't remember who, but I'd like to share it.

Butterscotch Pull Apart Rolls

18 frozen rolls (like Rhodes bake n serve)
1 small pkg butterscotch pudding (not instant)
1 Teasp cinnamon
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup chopped nuts
1 stick margarine (melted)

Arrange frozen rolls in greased bundt pan. Sprinkle with dry pudding mix.
Mix cinnamon, brown sugar and nuts together. Sprinkle over pudding.
Pour melted margarine on top.
Cover with foil tent so raised rolls won't touch it.
Let stand overnight (I put it in a cold oven overnight) Do not refrigerate
Next morning, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Invert onto a plate while still warm.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Are You Moving In The Right Direction?

Where you stand is not important -- its in what direction you are moving that counts.

I love that thought. Too often I think people worry that they haven't accomplished their goal, they aren't where they want to be in life, or that they may not be successful. But I think this thought says it all. It doesn't matter where you are. You just have to take small steps each day and one day you'll accomplish your goal and reach your dream. Don't have any? Then take time today and set some goals, identify your dream. The small steps will add up. Believe me, they will.

If you talk to various authors, they have a goal of writing a small number of words or pages each day. They know that eventually they'll complete that story or novel. Christine Feehan says her goal is writing seven pages a day. RaeAnn Thayne strives for three short period a day to write. They aren't all at once, but throughout her day, she tries to find small increments of time to put words on pages. They are moving in the right direction. I strive to find at least an hour each day on my computer to write and I admit alot of the time it is at midnight after my husband goes to sleep. Another thing that I find helps is to always have a notbeook with me. I am constantly playing with story ideas, developing characters, or plotting my story wherever I'm at. For me it works.

Someone on a diet knows they must lose a pound or two a week and over time it adds up to ten, twenty or more pounds lost. They know small steps lead them to success.

You can accomplish anything as long as you do it a piece at a time. Don't let disappointment or stumbling blocks cause you to slide backward.

Remember: If it is to be, it's up to me!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Book Legacy of Lies by Cindy A. Christiansen

I just finished Legacy of Lies by my good friend and fellow author, Cindy A. Christiansen. If you want a book to keep you turning the pages, you've got to get this book. Her heroine is a sassy, determined woman seeking answers about her father and takes you to a small town in Utah where intrigue, secrets, deserted mines and a hunky hero play out an amazing tale.

I highly recommend you get this book if you love romantic suspense. Way to go Cindy for a great book.

Check out her blog at http://cadragonfly.blogspot.com.