Sunday, October 27, 2013

Catching Up...

First, I'd like to thank Julianna at "Reading in Twilight" for hosting this past Monday's stop in "Magic Moment's First Anniversary Celebration." It was a wonderful visit with folks stopping by, leaving comments throughout the week! Although the blog tour stops are posted on Mondays, I do check back during the week and reply to comments.

If you'd like to read Julianna's post and this week's Magic Moment excerpt, visit,

This Monday will feature two tour stops, "Nana Prah's Blog," is the first. The second is "Sharing Links and Wisdom,"

Please join us!

Also, thank you to all my new "Google+" friends who are following me and who have added me to their own circles. It's a pleasure sharing blog posts, pictures, and tidbits with all of you!

The 2013 World Series has begun. A Facebook friend asked who I was cheering for since the Phillies aren't in the Series this year. Boston's Shane Victorino, who hit the winning GRAND SLAM in the ALCS to send the Red Sox to the World Series, is a former Phillie. So, I cheer whenever Shane steps up to the plate.


                                                                 ("baseball" photo c/o

Thursday is not only Halloween, but I'll be taking a walk down "Memory Lane." Exactly five years ago, Philadelphia threw one HUGE parade for my Philadelphia Phillies, the 2008 World Series Champs (my walk down "Memory Lane," means I'll watch my Highlights' DVD).

Finally, a special SHOUT-OUT "Thank You" to Elements of RWA members L.B. Joramo, Kate Wyland, and Vicki Batman for steering me in the right direction when I put out a call for blog photos.  THANKS!

                                                                                 ("dead tree" Halloween photo c/o

Everyone, have a great week! And, "Happy Halloween!'

                                                                     (ClipArt sites c/o


Sunday, October 20, 2013

"Visiting Andi..."

Click on the link for a recap of my visit and interview this week with Andrea Coventry at "Andi's Book Reviews." We had an awesome time, and I am grateful to Andrea for her hospitality.

Tomorrow's stop is "Reading in Twilight,"

Visit and comment for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to your choice of Starbucks or Barnes & Noble.

The weather is chilly, but beautiful here in Philly. Yesterday afternoon, I walked pass a field where a local high school was playing its weekly football game. The ref’s whistle, marching band's horns, and the cheering crowd reminded me of what I like about Autumn.

Also, if it's Autumn, it's World Series time! Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Soxs who are headed to the 2013 World Series! A standing ovation to former Phillie Shane Victorino on his Grand Slam to get Boston to the Series!!

Although this beautiful picture may not have been snapped in Philly, it could have been. It kind of looks like what you might see on the drive to Fairmount Park. The season has truly arrived! Have a fantastic week, Everyone!!

                                                                               (Autumn photo c/o

Sunday, October 13, 2013

"Read Your Writes..."

Many thanks to Kim at "Read Your Writes Book Reviews" for her hospitality and hosting the second stop on "Magic Moment First Anniversary Celebration." You're an awesome hostess, Kim!

Here's the link for a recap --

A huge "thank you" to Julie, not only for her FOUR star review, but for taking the time to read and write a review of my book! She called Laura and Chase "very endearing."

I, myself, spent several years receiving requests, reading, and writing book reviews. I would receive anywhere from ten to twenty requests per week. I'm sure others who review receive the same. Therefore, I'm always in "appreciative awe" when someone offers to read my book for review. When a reviewer likes "Magic Moment," it's the cherry on top of the frosted cupcake.

I know I've said this before, but I can never say these words enough, "Thank you to all who review!"

If you'd like to read Julie's review, please visit,

Tomorrow's stop is "Andi's Book Reviews." Please join us and comment for a chance to win a $25 gift card to your choice of Starbucks or Barnes & Noble.  Visit,

Everyone, have a fabulous week!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

First Stop -- "Unabridged Andra"

Many thanks to everyone at "Unabridged Andra" for hosting the first stop on Magic Moment's First Anniversary Celebration Tour! I'm grateful to all who joined us, and commented.

For those of you who missed the stop, click on the link for a recap.

This week's stop is "Read Your Writes Book Reviews." All who stop by and comment are entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to their choice of Starbucks or Barnes & Noble.

Please join us,

Have a wonderful week, Everyone!

                                                                                             (autumn leaf photo c/o