2014 Night of Writing Dangerously – Give Recklessly!

I’m a writer. I’ve been writing since I could get the stories out of my mind and onto paper. One thing I have learned is that to write well it’s important to do two things: Write and Learn When I got teamed up with NaNoWriMo it was another way for me to write more. This […]

Cheesecake Factory – Any Slice, Half Price 7/30-31 & win up to $4k

The Cheesecake Factory Countdown to National Cheesecake Day – ANY SLICE, HALF PRICE JULY 30TH AND 31ST! Send us your cheesecake selfie! Ready, set, shoot! Pose with a cheesecake and send us your best cheesecake photo to enter for a chance to win $4,000 or $100 in complimentary eGift Cards. Offer ends July 31st, 2014 […]

10 Tips to Get Your Family School Ready

It’s about that time. My kids have a few weeks before school starts – for my daughter it’s only 2 short weeks, since she has to return for training before classes actually begin. My son has 3 weeks. If you are anything like me, that means that summer programs are winding down or recently ended. […]

Jaded by Michelle Bellon

New Release! To what lengths will a man go for the woman he loves? Reed Dartmouth will learn the answer to those questions time and time again throughout his relationship with Jade Montgomery. When he first meets her as a young, gentle boy the heartache from losing his mother only a year before is still […]

Chasing Charlie, The Texas Two Step: Review & Giveaway

Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys. Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas’s most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancée so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend. Charlie, his local librarian, seems […]

A Woman Unknown

A Woman Unknown #Homelessness Daily, I walk, run or jog in the park near my home. The earlier I go, the more often I see this woman there. She gets up and gets dressed just like I do, readying herself for the day. She keeps all of her belongings in a small cart, neatly partitioned […]

Summer & Movies go Together like Butter & Popcorn: SMG

Recently, several of my friends and I took to Facebook to write status posts that started with the statement “I’m so CO…”, with the CO standing for Columbus, Ohio. Following the statement, we would reminisce about what we remembered that solidified our status as a long-standing resident of Columbus, from The Ohio State Buckeyes to […]

Bloggy Conference at Cedar Point – A Family Affair!

How I nearly got to walk with Dinosaurs & took a picture with a plastic cow at Bloggy Conference! Last year, thanks to Building Blog Bridges, I packed up my car, my kids and my mom and headed off to BloggyCon13 at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. As a Ohio native, I’m familiar with Cedar […]

Promises, Agreements & Blood Oaths: Preview

Promises, Agreements & Blood Oaths: Preview Charli stood at the ceiling to floor window bank with her back to the bedroom doorway,  looking out onto the water. She had been standing there long enough for dusk to roll in over Lake Erie and climb up the wall of the high-rise to the 10th floor, where […]

Too Close To Home Book Blast & Giveaway

When the body of a beautiful and popular senior head cheerleader, Melissa Cooley, is found brutally stabbed to death at the local high school it sends the small coastal community in North Carolina into a frenzy. To make matters worse…another body is found. A slacker boy by the name of Ronald Marks is found hanging […]