Saturday, August 29, 2015

My One and Only UFO Sighting @leigh_mcqueen Blog

Check out my UFO guest post on Leigh McQueen's Blog. . .

Hey, Ya’ll. I am excited about today’s Spooky Saturday Story blog because it is a guest blog by my friend and AMAZING author, Patricia Preston. While a personal UFO account may not seem like a “spooky” story to some, I think it counts. Frankly, if I had seen a UFO, I would find it extremely eerie and unnerving. Thus, it fits with my blog theme. Also, it’s just cool! There are photos interspersed with the text to illustrate and I have included them in the order Patricia numbered them. At the end, you will also find a great bio of Patricia Preston so you can get to know who she is.
My One and Only UFO Sighting
Guest Blog by Patricia Preston
During a research trip to Shiloh Military Park last October, I decided to walk down to the Pittsburg Landing area, which is on the banks of the Tennessee River. This area is where Grant’s army, which was transported by boat to the Shiloh area, disembarked and set up camp.
It was a beautiful fall day and not a cloud in the sky. Since it was a weekday, the park wasn’t busy and I had the Pittsburg Landing area to myself. I had my digital camera with me so I was taking a lot of photographs, one right after the other. I never heard or saw anything out of the ordinary. It was the kind of pastoral quiet you experience when you’re away from people and cars. The river was a deep blue and the woods a deep green. Except for the sound of birds, I heard nothing else.
Read the rest and see photos at Leigh McQueen


Friday, August 28, 2015

Gratitude & Goals: August 28th

Welcome to the Weekly Gratitude and Goals Linky Party hosted by Julie at Velvet Rose and Suzanna at One Hoolie Mama! The idea behind this party is to take a step back and reflect on those things, both large and small, that we are thankful for in our lives this past week as well as think about what goals we may have for ourselves for the upcoming week. So share a list of everything and anything you are thankful for and add any goals you have for the week ahead. This party will start on Fridays, but you are welcome to link up any time during the week.


This has been a busy month for me!!! So here is my list of things I'm grateful for at this time.

1. I got a lot of much-needed outdoor work done. I'm not an outdoors person, so I had put it off all summer due to the heat. But the last half of this month has been like fall. Wow! I've had the windows open and it has been so nice. So I worked outdoor, washing off the porch, trimming up rose bushes, working in the storage shed.

2. I'm grateful I'm not having as much TMJ pain as I was. This is from a root canal. I hope I never have another one.

3. I'm grateful that it has been a productive month. I have finished up a new short story that stars Darlene from "Laid to Rest." I also had lots of fun making the cover for the story as well as cover for a friend who has finished up her ghost story. I'll have more on the blog about them later.

4. I am grateful I found some last-of-the-season tomatoes and okra at the farmer's market today. The tomatoes were so good. I love fresh tomatoes and hate to see them go.

Now for Goals

1. Make time to blog more often. Before social media, I loved my blog and reading other blogs. Now so much time is consumed by Twitter and Facebook and other places that I hardly have time to devote to it, but I am going to make an effort at it.

2. Get back to work on the historical. I stopped when I started working outside and then I decided to go ahead and do the short story for this Halloween.

3. Get the short story formatted.

4. Start looking forward to fall! My favorite season!



Monday, August 10, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Irish Warrior by Ashley York

Check out this beautiful cover for Ashley York's new Medieval romance! 



The Irish Warrior is book 3 in The Norman Conquest Series. It's about Sean O'Cisoghe, the rejected love of Brighit MacNaughton in The Gentle Knight, and a new character, Thomasina MacDonell.

Visit Ashley's Website and check out all her books! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Gratitude and Goals July 31st

 

Welcome to the Weekly Gratitude and Goals Linky Party hosted by Julie at Velvet Rose and Suzanna at One Hoolie Mama! The idea behind this party is to take a step back and reflect on those things, both large and small, that we are thankful for in our lives this past week as well as think about what goals we may have for ourselves for the upcoming week. So share a list of everything and anything you are thankful for and add any goals you have for the week ahead. This party will start on Fridays, but you are welcome to link up any time during the week.



This is my first Friday to join Gratitude and Goals Linky Party. I think it is very important in life to be grateful for what you have in your life and to have goals of things you hope to accomplish as this will keep you moving forward! 

This week I am grateful for:

1.  A little break in the heat! The humidity has been intense.

2. Finishing Chapter 11 in my current WIP, To Lose a Lady, after a couple of false starts. 

3. Having lunch with a writer friend on Tuesday that was fun!

4. Finally getting the root canal business behind me. I hope!

5. Getting my new TV set up in the den. OMG, it's like my own little movie theater! 

My goals for next week:

1. Forging on with Chapter 12 and 13! Hopefully, I won't run into another structure problem.

2. Got to clean the kitchen floor!

3. Enjoy the watermelon I bought today.

4. Watch Season 5 of Supernatural on the new TV.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lazy Home Cooking: Fruit Salad

What's better in the summer than a cool fruit salad? It only takes a couple of minutes to make! 

Here's what you need:

1 can peach pie filling
1 box frozen strawberries
1 small can pineapple chunks, drained
1 small can Mandarin oranges, drained
2 bananas, sliced

Combine all ingredients except bananas in a bowl. Add bananas last right before serving.

Enjoy!!