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Nov
22

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers (and joyous Thursday to those outside the United States!) As traditional, I am going to take a few moments to give thanks.I am thankful for my family, especially my babies (who have gotten so big!). They fill my life with joy and frustration, but I love them more than life. And thank you to my husband who works tirelessly to keep us all comfy and safe.I am thankful to have a home, food on the table, safe place to live, a great job, my health (and health insurance).I am thankful to my friends, both online and in life.I am thankful for being able...
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Nov
3

Saturday Conversations 11/3/2012

Saturday Conversations 11/3/2012 I can read 100 books… My son and his school (3rd – 5th grades) are involved in a great program to encourage reading called “I Can Read 100 Books.” The idea is to get the students to read one hundred books throughout the school year. And it’s very flexible. You can read picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, magazines, etc. To put everyone on even par, the rules are: One Book is:* a picture book,* 25 pages of a chapter book,* 30 minutes reading “other.” To encourage kids even further, they’ve asked the parents to join in. Of course, I gladly accepted the challenge. The rules for parents are...
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Sep
6

Where will you be in 2013?

Where will you be in 2013? I started looking at all of the “romance conferences” that will be offered in 2013. The good news: there are lots of choices and opportunities. The bad news: there are lots of choices and opportunities.  For me, the date of the conference is the most critical aspect when selecting a conference to attend. I have commitments with work and family that limit my availability, and some of the bigger conferences fall during times I cannot attend.  Next I look at several factors when making a decision… Will there be authors attending that I enjoy reading?  What is the overall size of the conference?  What is the author-to-reader ratio? Are...
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Aug
20

#AADNOLA Recap and Giveaway Part 2

#AADNOLA Recap and Giveaway Part 2 I have to admit, writing a recap of my six days and five nights in New Orleans at the 2012 Authors After Dark con is a bit daunting. I did so much and met so many new people… How could I possible capture all of that in a simple recap?! But I will try my best to give you an idea of the trip. You can also see all of my photos from the trip under the PHOTO TAB HERE.  Also, I came home with SO MANY books and swag – keep reading to find out how you can win some of my loot! This posted ended up being...
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Aug
19

#AADNOLA Recap and Giveaway Part 1

#AADNOLA Recap and Giveaway Part 1 I have to admit, writing a recap of my six days and five nights in New Orleans at the 2012 Authors After Dark con is a bit daunting. I did so much and met so many new people… How could I possible capture all of that in a simple recap?! But I will try my best to give you an idea of the trip. You can also see all of my photos from the trip under the PHOTO TAB HERE.  Also, I came home with SO MANY books and swag – keep reading to find out how you can win some of my loot! This posted ended up being...
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Aug
6

August Book Giveaway

August Book Giveaway image from Clipart Of… Hello readers… Happy SUMMER! I am engrossed in the Summer Olympics – Women’s Gymnastics and Swimming are my favorite events. Also, as I type this I am packing my things to head to NEW ORLEANS on Tuesday for the 2012 Authors After Dark Con. I’ll be there from August 7-12, and I hope to bring back some goodies to share with all of you. In the mean time, I’ve got some books to giveaway this month…  How do these titles sound?  Set #1 A Hundred Words for Hate by Thomas E. Sniegoski Two Weeks’ Notice by Rachel Caine Darklands by Nancy Holzner Biting Cold by...
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Jun
30

Contest Winners – June-July Book Giveaway

Contest Winners – June-July Book Giveaway image from http://openclipart.org/ I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for the June-July MEGA Book Giveaway. A special thanks goes out to my new and continuing Google Connect Followers.   Every person that commented was entered into the contest – one entry per person. The winners were selected using random.org. The Winners: Set #1 LadyVampire2u Set #2 Dannielle L Set #3 Na  Set #4 lostinsidethecovers Set #5 Felicia the Geeky Blogger Set #6 Susan T.  Set #7 erin CONGRATULATIONS!! I am sending the winners an email to contact me with their full name and mailing address. Please email me at twimom227 (at)...
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Jun
25

June-July Book MEGA Giveaway

June-July Book MEGA Giveaway Welcome to SUMMER and my June-July Book Release MEGA giveaway! image from http://openclipart.org/ Hello readers… Happy SUMMER! Do you have any exciting plans? At the end of this week, I pack up the minivan, and my family and I drive to visit my parents in Michigan. It’s a wonderful trip – they are on a lake. I usually get in some great reading time as well. And speaking of summer reading, I have a huge stash of June and July releases to giveaway!  How do these titles sound?  Set #1 My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan The Mage by Jean Johnson Hunter and Fox by Philippa Ballantine Set #2...
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May
12

Contest Winners – May Book Giveaway

Contest Winners – May Book Giveaway image from Bigbangfish.com I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for the May Book Giveaway. A special thanks goes out to my new and continuing Google Connect Followers. I hope you are having an enjoyable Spring!  Every person that commented was entered into the contest – one entry per person. The winners were selected using random.org. The Winners: Set #1 Susan T. Set #2 Carol L. Set #3 Penny  CONGRATULATIONS!! I am sending the winners an email to contact me with their full name and mailing address. Please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your information so I can...
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May
8

May Book Giveaway

May Book Giveaway image from Bigbangfish.com Hello readers… Happy May! Things are crazy here – we are busy with end of the school year activities. And wow! are there some fabulous MAY releases. (I can’t wait for Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione and Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh.) I hope the spring flowers are around and brightening your day!  Now It’s time for our May Book GIVEAWAY! How do these titles sound?  Set #1 Coming Up Roses by Catherine Anderson Angel’s End by Cindy Holby Wicked Burn by Beth Kerry Set #2 All For You by Lynn Kurland Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas My Lady Rival by Ashley March Set...
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