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ANWA Member since Oct. 2003 - Chapter President of "Write to the Point" writing group.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


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Author Tina Scott of totallytina awarded me the lovely blog award. Thanks for thinking of me Tina! It's taken me a while to get it posted but I appreciate your thoughtfulness in selecting me.

In order to accept this award, I have to share seven random facts about me. Here they are in no particular order:

(1.) I've been married to my sweetheart for forty-seven years.

(2.) From that union we have seven children and twenty-three grandchildren.

(3.) I paint oil paintings, sew & crochet and have written and directed a play.

(4.) I started writing poetry years ago, then children's books, but am now working on writing a two-part suspense/romance novel.

(5.) I'm a licenced beautician (retired).

(6.) Besides Arizona, where I was born, I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska; Spokane, WA; Torrejon, Spain; Umatilla, OR; Hermiston, OR; Willamina, OR; El Centro, Calif; and now Maricopa, AZ.

(7.) I have two dogs, Daisy & Spidie; a cat named George; and five fish - Plat, Plat JR, Greaystokes, Frankie & Gordo. (Two fish, Bugs & Cali died and became plant food.)

Below is a list of seventeen other lovely blogs. I hope you'll take the time to visit each of them.

1. www.cottoncandy4thesoul.blogspot.com (Jennifer Griffith)
2. www.karendupaixwrites.blogspot.com (Karen Dupaix)
3. frespafan (Anna Arnett)
4. blogs and blurbs (Cindy R. Williams)
5. www.myliteraryescape (Andrea Smith)
6. 365babystepstovibranthealth (Heather Horrocks)
7. anwa (ANWA's Founder & Friends)
8. chilly'sworld (Chilly)
9. DonnaHatch
10. SarahM.Eden
11. hauntshaven (Joan Sowards)
12. aviewfromtheothersideofthehill (Laurie LC Lewis)
13. mydeartrash (Laura Lofgreen)
14. www.RachelRager
15. www.theblessingsoffamilylife (Valerie J. Steimle)
16. www.whenIgetup (Tamara)
17. www.writerinthepines (Marsha Ward)

Now in order for all of you seventeen lovely blogs to accept this award please do the following:
copy, cut, & paste the above award and put in your pictures folder. Then paste in preferred design format of your blog. Answer the seven random facts about yourself and post 15-17 new blogs that you think are deserving of the award on your next blog... wallah, you're now a lovely blog recipient! Congratulations!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Book Review of: Wrong Number...

This summer while I was in the mountains camping I got to spend a lot of my time reading. One novel I read was: Wrong Number by Rachelle J. Christensen.
With this book, Wrong Number, Rachelle J. Christensen had the ability to grab my interest at the beginning of the book and keep me captivated until I turned the last page. In fact I liked it so well that I read it a second time.
Wrong Number is a story about a pregnant young woman named Aubree. Running late for work Aubree finds that she had forgotten to charge her cell phone during the night. When she rushes off to the office with her husband‘s phone, and answers a call that inadvertently was sent to her husbands phone by accident - little does she know of the tragic and life changing events that such a simple act will bring.
Rachelle J. Christensen’s book, Wrong Number is a book with suspense, romance and twists and turns in the plot that keep you riveted to your seat.
In Wrong Number, before Aubree Stewart knows what’s happening, she is whisked off by the FBI to the witness protection program. Sequestered and kept from family and friends, her name and identity are changed. She gives birth to her 1st baby all alone and in a hospital where she doesn’t know what to expect or even if she’s safe.
During her time in witness protection, Jason a young FBI agent, works hard to teach her how to protect herself and now that of her daughter. When all leads into her case seem to go nowhere, she wonders how hard they’re trying to solve her case. How is it that the bad guys always seem to know where she is? Then one fateful day she hears a voice on TV that sends chills down her spine. She soon realizes there must be a leak in the FBI and she doesn’t know who to trust. She decides her only path to safety is to take her life into her own hands. She then flees the safe-house on an adventure and race for time and life.
Rachelle J. Christensen has done a great job with this book and made me want to keep on reading. I kept wondering if Aubree would fall for Jason, the young agent, or someone else she meets along the way. Will the bad guys find her and kill her and her baby or will the FBI finally figure out who’s behind her death threat and save her from the bad guys and herself?
I highly recommend Wrong Number to anyone that likes a good mystery. Congratulations Rachelle J. Christensen for a well written book.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Joke For The Day...

Hey sorry it's been awhile since I posted last... my eldest brother had throat surgery again and he's been here at my house convalescing. He was released from the hospital with a feeding tube still through his nose into his stomach. So I've been helping care for him... consequently - no computer time. :O{
My sister told me a joke the other day that I thought I would share with you...
How do you tell the difference between a male Chocolate Bunny and a female Chocolate Bunny?
When you bite into it, if its head is hollow its a male. :OD
Have a great day! ~Joyce