Wednesday, September 26, 2012



Woke up thinking of bumpers. Bizarre. Must have been dreaming about bumping my head or having a bumper crop or perhaps a great car bumper like the one I saw on Saturday. I am a fan of vintage automobiles-not an owner; sad to say, but there is always hope of ownership. One favorite is a Hudson made in Detroit some sixty years ago. Its bulbous body has bulldog qualities with a sweet twist of classic beauty.

Word for Wednesday, if you haven’t guessed is BUMPER. Defined by Webster as a drinking vessel filled to the brim, unusually abundant or full and a horizontal bar attached to either end of a motor vehicle to absorb the impact in a collision. Interesting about the cup being full-as I do believe my metaphorical cup is running over right now and abundance is in full throttle mode. Lucky for me that I dreamt about bumpers, because the cynic in my head is just waiting for a collision…huh.

My re-release, HUDSON CATALINA came out on eBook on the 15th of the month, and paperback too. Yes, Hudson was named after the car. No surprise. She is a young wife, mother and breast cancer victim struggling with lost hope. This is one day in her life, twenty-four hours that will change her life forever, the day that fate has other plans for Hudson. Download on Amazon for a train, plane, beach, afternoon, or car ride read.

Blog what you see, feel, hear, think and say.

Live each day well or write a book…


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blog a Bridge

Welcome to Word Wednesday...

There is a point in our life when we have to take a leap of faith. Hold our nose and jump. My Webster search found the word “bridge” today. Defining this word as a structure spanning and providing passage over an obstacle. I sniff a metaphor here. How many bridges will we cross in a lifetime? Each crossroad requires a bridge to the other side of growing up, moving, having a child, getting married, first job, the death of a parent and the re-release of a debut novel. Bridges long and short, some that span decades are all part of the journey.

One of my favorite poems by Shel Silverstein is “The Bridge” – it begins with: This bridge will only take you halfway there to those mysterious lands you long to see…and ends so poignantly-but this bridge will only tale you halfway there…the last few steps you’ll have to take alone.

Blog what you see, hear, feel, and think.

Hudson Catalina is now an eBook and paperback re-released a few days ago by Imajin Books. Check it out on Amazon-links (bridges) under construction to facilitate navigation and crossing over to where one day can change a life forever.

Live each day well-or write a book.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Blog a Release Date

Good news travel fast. Imajin Books has given me a release date for my ebook Hudson Catalina (formerly Belly of the Whale). The BIG day is Saturday, the 15th of September. The official launch will be in two weeks at the full moon on the 30th. All things considered this event is most fortunate-I am blessed. For those of you who read the original novel, you will be pleased to know that the text is unchanged. There is a new cover, which makes me very happy. The former cover was a dealbreaker for potential readers. Ah, the stuff you learn when you come to the publishing table.

So with a new title and a new cover this story of a young wife and mother with breast cancer and how her life changes in twenty-four hours, can be read again. Kindle readers download please and for those who like to flip real pages look for the paperback. I will be posting more information as it becomes available. Fridays will be designated book promotion day-get ready!

Dreams do come true...

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Live each day well or write a book


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blog an Out Word

Just a reminder that this is Word Wednesday. I flipped through Websters looking for an outrageous word. I found outlandish words, and words I outgrew like-outmoded. There are so many "out" words, that I decided to see how many I could incorporate into this Word Wednesday blog.

Some outclassed me, others were outdated, still more outdid themselves. If we could exist on an outer planet, out-of-the-way of mother earth, we would be in outer space wearing an outfit that should be outlawed. This would makes us outsiders who could outsmart and outspend the best of the best.

Perhaps this blog needs an outtake, needs to evaluate how outright outspoken it has become,and even if I've managed to outwit a few, I must out and out quit this nonesense.

Thanks for the outpouring of interest and your outspoken comments. If you consider this outstanding let me offer you an outpatient respite. When the likes out number the dislikes I'll have a better outlook.

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Live each day well or write a book.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blog a Wednesday Word

Words are my passion. Sometimes too many words exit my mouth and get me in trouble. Best to keep the balance by writing. In the past six months I have taken a ticket for a long roller coaster ride which in some ways has left me in limbo. Word for Wednesday, newly created today, is meant to change that. I opened the dictionary, eyes closed, and pointed to "limbo." I am on a path to exit limbo, been there long enough. Question is: do I take a right, a left, or go straight out of limbo?

My instinct is to go left - out of the box-out of that abode for lost souls or as better described by Webster: prolonged uncertainty. Left is comfortable-risky, but comfy. There is so much up ahead as I take that left,so much waiting patiently just for me. There is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time for everything. This is my time to write-to be published and read. Adios limbo...

Writing words defines me how about you?

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Blog what you feel, think, say, hear and see. Live each day well or write a book.