Saturday, October 22, 2016

Contests, giveaways, and musings...

Night Owl Reviews has a Reader Hallowpalooza Scavenger Hunt at this link

Romance Books 4 Us has an October Halloween Ghost contest (ending very soon) at this link

There's a Spooktacular Giveaway Hop at this link has tons of contests at this link, and Sunday, Oct. 30, is hosting the Halloween Mash. Register ahead of time at this link.

Don't forget to check my blogposts for the past week, there are several great contests hosted by individual authors still open


I'm very behind on a myriad of things (including responding to all of you wonderful people who take the time to visit this blog and leave comments and enter the contests) but it's partly because I haven't figured out a way to increase the number of hours in a day, lol.

I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the fascinating folks who put on the InD'Scribe conference that was held locally recently, and when I get my act together (hopefully) I will post about my experiences there, getting to know some of the remarkable authors who have gone the Indie route or who are juggling both worlds. I will share with you a picture of one of my favorite sights...

Dragon courtesy of the effervescent TJ McKay!

My hubby and I are both challenged and blessed to have both his mother (who is 88) and her very good friend (who is 87) in our lives. Together they have a myriad of medical challenges and life has become a whirlwind of doctors' appointments and caregiving tasks which take up much of our time.

There is also a lot of compromise involved, as each lady has very determined opinions of what is and is not acceptable or desirable in life. We have learned to go with the flow and do our best but realize that each of these very remarkable women has her own way of approaching life and it is not up to us to force our dictates, no matter how clearly we see that something should be done otherwise. That doesn't mean that a little judicious tweaking doesn't happen sometimes, it just means that we have learned the phrase, "It is what it is."

Which brings me to my own challenges. I wear several hats...editor, reviewer, proofreader, blogger, tour addition to the personal ones, including gardener and all-around house elf. So, my apologies when things get delayed a bit, I'm juggling as fast as I can, but I do take time to do some things for fun...and that includes chatting with other readers, some of whom are authors or reviewers or have other roles in the publishing industry.

Recently, the gracious folks at have allowed their chat moderator to start a Friday evening chat. It's at 6 p.m. Pacific and we would love it if more folks start popping in to share what they're reading or what they want to read, and to visit with the authors we are coaxing to join us. Mark your calendars and come by, we'll be happy to show you the ropes!  Link
Once you get to know us, perhaps you'll join us throughout the week as we chat with various featured authors!

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