Showing posts from November, 2012

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Well, it's this week.

That holiday that really just gets in the way of all this early Christmas celebrating. I grew up in SoCal and I honestly don't remember the desire among friends and neighbors, or even stores for that matter, to jump on the Christmas band wagon, even before Halloween. I've got to admit, when I see Santa stuff on display before Halloween, I get a little ornery.

As many of you know by now, Fall is my favorite season and I always try to relish it to the bitter end of Thanksgiving weekend. (Nope, I don't shop for Black Friday deals, either. I'd rather be warm and snug as a bug in bed:) When everyone else has had their Christmas lights shining bright since the first of November, I'm the rebel in the dark corner of the cul de sac defiantly holding out until Thanksgiving is over and we've eaten the last slice of homemade pumpkin pie.

Several years ago, my neighbor, one of the loveliest women on the planet, had her sons put up the…

A Book Plug and a Pretty Please

I was walking through Costco a couple of years ago, just browsing through the book section, and started talking to the nicest lady. It didn't take me long to realize that she was a writer and was there to sell her book entitled Watched. She even gave some really good advice about publishing my own book. But you know what? I think she still would've been as nice to me if I hadn't bought her book. And that's what makes Cindy Hogan tick. She is a wonderful writer of YA suspense fiction, but she also has this really fun, vibrant, enthusiastic personality. I've watched people flock to talk to this marvelous lady. No wonder she sells a lot of books. People like what she writes, but perhaps more importantly, they like her. 

As it turns out, I did buy her book, and I am very impressed with the handle she has on this genre. As it says in her bio, she has two teen daughters (who have graced the covers of Watched and Protected) and she often subs in our public schools, so she …