This week's post is part of a blog tour for fellow author Emerald Barnes. She writes Young Adult Mysteries and has released two books. She's a Christian writer so they will be appropriate for teens.
Alexia Wheaton’s problems go far beyond picking a dress and a date for the homecoming dance. For seven years, Alex has lived with a painful memory - the memory of her parents' horrific murder. As the sole witness, she has kept quiet about the identity of the murderer to protect herself and her family and friends, but when a journalist over hears her secret and writes about it in the local newspaper, Alex is plagued with fear that her parents' murderer will soon find her - and silence her forever. Alex is catapulted into a race against time to save her own life and bring her parents' murderer to justice. She will face many secrets, lies, and betrayals before the truth about their murder is revealed.
It’s on the edge of her memory like a word on the tip of her tongue, but Kandi can’t remember what it is to save her life. Despite being a cop, Jimmy can’t protect Kandi from the one thing that haunts her. She’s in danger and doesn’t even know it. After it happened, her brain repressed her memories of the accident, and now, she’s taking a Biology class under a man who wants to see her dead. The memories have started coming back, and it feels like she’s miles away from him. How can he protect her when she doesn’t even know she needs protecting? Can these characters pierce their way through the darkness?
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I still don’t want to know what you had for breakfast or what your dog threw up on the carpet.
I have found a use for Facebook however. My friend and fellow author, PG, and I chat, help each other with our writing, critique each other and pray for our friends and loved ones. We will be working on Redeeming Love together soon. Facebook gives us chat so we can write, edit, etc.
In case you don’t know RL (we refer to our titles by their initials, saves keystrokes) is going to combine PG’s Redeeming Tales and my Cottonwood Series. We have several characters in common. Enough about that. Back to social media.
Twitter I will use a little. To me it is a colossal waste. (Sorry for those who love to twit or read them.) Very little of worth, IMHO, can be stated in 140 characters including who you want to send them to. Some of the @’s or #’s go so fast that I don’t have a chance to read them. I also can’t, or don’t waste the time to, find new @’s or #’s to read or post to.
Since I wrote about it first in Oct. of 2012 I’ve added Pinterest and Linkedin to my list of social media. Pinterest I use to post book covers and garments I use for inspiration for garments in my historical fiction.
I kept getting invited to Linkedin so I joined. Don’t really know what it’s good for for me. I don’t go there enough to figure it out. Don’t figure I will either.
The man (Ed) of the couple we go out with quite often and travel with some in the winter has been a Harley rider for many years and has been pushing Ivan (my hubby) to get one. Since Ivan hadn't ever been a rider he wasn't interested until trikes came out.
Until 2012 Harley didn't factory make trikes. Each one had to be converted from a bike to the tree wheeled variety after market. In case you don't know, Harley Davidson motorcycles are EXPENSIVE. There's a reason for the HD. It means a hundred dollars. Everything with the Harley Davidson brand costs at least $100. While that's not entirely true it is an expensive brand name.
This past winter Ed heard about a used Harley trike. It was a 2012 factory trike. Not only that but Ivan and Ed knew the guy who had owned it. That comes from living in a rural area. The trike was at a dealer about an hour away. The owner, Nub, had souped it up with cams and other stuff I have no idea about.
To make the long story short, Ivan bought the trike. Now they try to ride at least once a week, hopefully twice. On those days they ride and eat. I like not having to cook, getting the remote and he gets male pattern bonding time. Hurray for Two Wheel Tuesday.
There are a couple of good reasons why I don't. 1. They are expensive and 2. I'm sure they will die if I buy them. They also take more care than I want to give to fish. Instead I have goldfish. You know the kind that are intended to be eaten by other fish. Cheap. I've had the pond (I don't care what other people call it, it's a pond to me) seven years now. I bought 20 goldfish for .25 a piece. That comes to $5.00. Koi cost A LOT more than that. Up into the hundreds of dollars.
I've never had to buy more goldfish. They stay in the pond over the winter and once the ice melts they are swimming around just fine. I don't feed them much either. They come over begging when I go out there but I don't always give them food. There's stuff in the pond they must eat since they grow and do what goldfish do. We always feed them when my granddaughter is here and we're outside.
Did you know it's hard to give goldfish away? Well it is. First you have to catch them. It's really hard to do when they have a large area to get away from the net. Every couple of years we drain the pond and clean out the much at the bottom. Much easier to catch them when the water level is really low. The next difficult thing is to find people who want them. Hard to do. Believe me.
Right now I have someone who would like some. But in order to give them to her I have to catch them in a fish trap. Therefore, I have to make one. I had before but I can't find it. So the plastic needlepoint canvas and zip ties will be an afternoon project for me. Maybe I'll update this post with pictures of it and hopefully the fish I
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.