Category Archives: children and family

Away in a Manger

In researching A Portuguese Christmas, I learned that on Christmas Eve, many Portuguese families gather around the Christmas tree and Crèche to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Catholicism is the main religion practiced in Portugal, and the Crèche is an … Continue reading

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Cowboys and Painted Rocks

Do you like Cowboys? How about Texas? Yeah, me too. Cowboys are hot. That said, how about a cover reveal?  This new novella featuring a Texas cowboy who is a rodeo champion and a secretive teacher is up now for … Continue reading

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The Day You’ve All Been Waiting For…National Ice Cream Day!

It’s a hot, humid summer night. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well, in my house, it’s ice cream! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as, fittingly, National Ice Cream Month.  And, he set the third Sunday … Continue reading

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Two reasons why National Sugar Cookie Day is a Fun Holiday

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day, which works for me. In my house, sugar cookies usually don’t last very long. Why would sugar cookies have their own special day? Well, because everyone, young and old alike, love sugar cookies! So … Continue reading

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Six Favorite Father’s Day Quotes

Happy Father’s Day! Today I’m sharing six of my favorite Father’s Day quotes: My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano The greatest thing a FATHER can do to … Continue reading

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Oh Danny Boy

This pot of gold could hold more than they bargained for… I am so thrilled to announce my newest sweet contemporary romance, OH DANNY BOY, is now on pre order at the special introductory price of $2.99! Here’s an excerpt: … Continue reading

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National Hug Your Cat Day

Today is Hug Your Cat Day. (yes, really!)  Sorry, dog lovers! If you’re a cat lover, this is your day. However, your cat may only allow a brief hug, so make it quick! And, June is “Adopt a Cat Month”, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day observances

Memorial Day is a day reserved for American soldiers who laid down their lives so that others may live a peaceful life. It’s a special day to pay tribute to the courage and love for our country that these American … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day! (and exciting book news)

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually in more than 150 countries, although it is celebrated on different dates. This day is a tribute to all mothers and motherhood. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, in … Continue reading

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Can You Tell A Fairy Tale Today?

Today is Tell A Fairy Tale Day. Although it’s an unofficial holiday, people are encouraged to read, tell, and listen to fairy tales from all over the world. Usually, fairy tales begin with “Once upon a time…” The tales are … Continue reading

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