Monday, April 30, 2012


Or not! When things go wrong, like getting behind in a book launch schedule or not getting an author interview out on time, I often feel like the sky is falling. That is, if I choose to feel stressed out. Instead, I choose to remain calm, understand the way things are, and learn that certain aspects of being an author take considerable time, when done correctly. Just think, if everyone made the decision to look at trials as simply a means to an end, we wouldn't assume the sky is falling. I believe we would look at difficult situations as lessons to be learned that improve our way of doing things. Each day would bring us closer to being more competent and ultimately more successful. After all, isn't that what we're striving for? May you have a good attitude toward all that happens in your life today and everyday, dear friends.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Sorry! I couldn't resist! It's just that I have some extra time in between novels to "catch up" with mundane things like ironing, cleaning out drawers and making sure there are no game pieces missing in case someone wants to play. We have Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Old Maid and Dominoes. You never know when someone might want to much fun! (My husband's favorite game to play is golf.) I like board games like Rummikub and the one's I previously mentioned. I think playing games is an excellent way to keep the old brain cells healthy. Oh, excuse me.  I need to get some husband is calling out a Rummikub challenge. Have a great day! (Maybe tonight you could play a game!)

Thursday, April 26, 2012


The truth is out: My mom is a "bag lady." And I couldn't be more proud of her. Once a month she takes her turn setting up the lunch sacks for the homeless shelter in her community. Other volunteers make the sandwiches and fill the  sacks with lunch items for those who are hungry...and waiting. Her friends call out, "Is the bag lady ready for our sandwiches?" She answers without hesitation, "You betcha, I'm ready!" May we all fill our days not only will self-fulfillment, but with volunteering in our community somehow...somewhere. If we can't donate time, we can donate money. Cheers to all you good people who do! Blessings on your day!

P.S. YUM! My author friend, Jerry Guarino has just published his latest story anthology entitled, "40 Slices of Pizza." I think you'll enjoy his unique style of writing as much as I do. 
Here's the link:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Nothing is ever perfect. The yellow smiling face is for the happiness of seeing my husband again after being gone six days. The green numb face is for the way I feel after contracted a bad cold and having to be silent on the plane trip home so I wouldn't give my cold to anyone. The red sad face is for the way I always feel when I have to leave my grandchildren and their parents after being with them for six days. Nothing is ever perfect. I know I'll see the faces again. But I will choose to remember that I have a husband to come home to, the cold will eventually go away and I'll make more trips to see my loved ones again. At this time, I'd like to ask the green face to step behind the yellow face, and the red face to step behind the green. Thank you. Now all I can see is the smiling yellow face. I'm home again.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Finally! After trying to delete two older blogs, I finally succeeded! All I needed was to take the time to focus on the 'how to' feature that had been there all along. Ah, time to focus. We authors barely have enough time to write, let alone focus on minor details like deleting old blogs. But notice, the time did arrive and I was able to check the deletions off my to-do-list. Every day brings new opportunities to help us move forward in a positive way if we'll look for them. We may never get everything finished, but we do finish what needs to be done at the time. At the end of the day, I'm going to be happy with whatever I accomplish. After all, tomorrow will have it's own set of 'to-dos.' Have an awesome day, my friends!

Monday, April 23, 2012




 Let me pour you some lavender tea and we'll get started. We have Boston cream pie for dessert today. I made it this morning.

Where do you live? Tell us a little bit about yourself.

TOM: I live in southwest Missouri about an hour north of Branson. I say this because it seems most people, or at least a lot, know where Branson is. I was raised in a small town in southeast KS. I began writing poetry at age fourteen. I have written nonfiction most of my adult life. I self-published my first book Behind the Scenes of the Bus Ministry in 1974.  I wrote articles for denominational and business magazines  from 1975 through 1995. Then I co-wrote The Great Adventure for Barbour Publishing Co. in 2009. Bound by Faith Publishers published my first fiction Night of the Cossack in April, 2011. I’m married to Barbara. We have six children and fourteen grandchildren. Both of us are now retired. I have been a public speaker for 40 years. I was a self-employed entrepreneur  from1973 to 1995 and retired in 2004. I devote most of my time to writing and volunteer work.

Are you a traditionally published or Indie author?

TOM: Both.  It really doesn’t matter much at this time as the author is the marketer.
What are your hobbies?

TOM: I enjoy reading and photography. Sometimes cooking.  We have a family brunch once a month and all of our kids in the area usually show up. I do all of the cooking. I have a rule, “you can order your eggs any way you want them, but you have to take them any way you get them.”

Tell us about your current book. What was your inspiration?

TOM: The Night of the Cossack is a historical fiction about my grandfather who was a Cossack soldier in Russia. He died a year before I was born and I know very little about him. Actually, both of my grandfathers died before I was born. It was important to me to have a grandfather.  My novel fills a hole in my life.

How did you become a writer? When did you start?

TOM: I started writing poetry when I was fourteen. The real truth is the fact I was too shy to express my feelings to girls I liked so I wrote poems to them. Later I thought I might be able to turn them into song lyrics for rock and roll singers. This didn’t develop. A classmate who received one of my poems says she still has it in her diary after 57 years.

How long did it take you to finish your first book?

TOM: My first book, Behind the Scenes of the Bus Ministry was actually two term papers I combined. My first fiction, Night of the Cossack, took five years. It required a lot of researching.

Where do you like to write?

TOM: Anywhere that is quiet and peaceful—on the deck of a Cruise ship is the most enjoyable.

Favorite author(s)?

TOM: Andrew Klavan, Louis L’Amour, Tom Clancy and James Scott Bell.

How many books have you written, so far? Do you plan to write more?

TOM: I have written, co-written and guest written four books at this time.  Yes, I do plan to write more. I’m in the process of a sequel to Night of the Cossack.

Would you like to share a link where we can purchase your books?

TOM: My book, Night of the Cossack, can be purchased on, Barnes & NobleAuthor's Den and a signed copy, with free shipping to an address in the USA, on my website

It's been such a pleasure to get to know you, Tom. I wish you all the success with your sequel!

Tom Blubaugh, Author of Night of the Cossack--Read the first chapter get a signed copy by ordering here. FREE shipping in USA. Published by Bound by Faith Publishers.
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Co-author of The Great Adventure published by Barbour Publishing. (out of print).


Friday, April 20, 2012


Wishing I was at Disneyland again...


For those of us who are enjoying good health right now, let's stop a moment and appreciate that fact. As I traveled yesterday from Austin, Texas to Oakland, California, I observed a parade of humanity, most of whom seemed to be in good health, but there were a few who were not. I paused to give thanks to God for giving me good health at this time. Illness is an integral part of life, reminding us that our bodies will one day shut down and expire. We'll all face that day. But until that day comes, why not be grateful for the good health we enjoy? For those of you who are suffering in some way, I pray for your comfort and strength. My little granddaughter is ill at the moment and my heart goes out to her as she suffers. I will do my best to comfort her and help her recover. There is nothing like having someone reaching out and showing concern when a fellow human being is suffering in some way. Even a phone call can mean so much. What do you do when someone is ill? Let's share some ways we can reach out and help make someone's day a little brighter. 

Thank you, everyone!                             

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Ooh! Energy! Does anyone ever have enough? Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. When I don't, it's usually because I haven't eaten enough and tried to do too much physically, like running errands or grocery shopping. But when I do have energy and get things accomplished that I want to do,  it's one of the best feelings in the world! So here's the dilemma: How do I  get things done that I have to do and still have energy for the things I want to do? I don't know. If you have any ideas, please share!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


A trip to a government office was not my idea of fun, so I procrastinated as long as possible before forcing myself to go. What I discovered helped me understand that attitude really is everything. As I started out on the 37- minute journey, I could have grumbled that I had more important things to do, such as adding borders to my cover images or catching up with my social networking. Instead, I listened to my favorite radio station, which always puts me in a good mood, and admired the lovely scenic route I'd chosen over going the freeway.  Driving along the bucolic countryside, I saw couples taking walks, a herd of goats clearing a meadow, and arrived at my destination without suffering at all! Even the 30-minute wait was interesting as I watched all kinds of people come and go. I was having such a wonderful time that I decided to continue having fun by going shopping, which I rarely do, and came home with some nice things to wear. My day went from gloomy to glorious because I chose to look for the good. Isn't it lovely that we have the choice?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


When I wake up at 5:30 am every morning, I smell the delicious aroma of coffee brewing. My husband makes it every day of the week, getting up at 5 am to do so. It's a little thing...but an appreciated little thing. And that's not all my husband does to show he loves me. He provides for my every need. Quick story: Recently, I volunteered to bring 10 dozen cookies to church for the Kids Club. Since I was so busy writing, my dear husband went to the store (at 7 pm), bought the cookie dough and helped me make them. I think it took us two hours to bake them all. What is really amazing is that my husband thinks all men should treat their wives like he treats me. If you have a spouse like mine, please let them know how much they're appreciated today. God bless our spouses!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Welcome! I’m serving Earl Gray Tea this afternoon so let me pour you a cup and we’ll get started. Please help yourself to a pecan-butter sandwich. Later, we have Lemon posset for dessert. Such a light and lovely pudding! Let’s begin.

Where do you live? Tell us a little bit about yourself.             
I live in the North East of England (Geordie Land, though that won’t mean much to people who live outside the UK!). I’m not from here, though; I moved up here two and a half years ago to live with my husband. We don’t have children or pets, so our lives are mostly very peaceful! What else? I’m 52 but most people think I’m 10 years younger (maybe it’s just because I’m not very mature!), I’ve lived in lots of different places in lots of situations, known loads of people from all over the place – my life has been full, interesting and varied, but I’ve come to a resting place now, and am very happy.

Are you a traditionally published or Indie author? 
My books are on Amazon Kindle – oh, how I would love to be traditionally published! I submitted sample chapters of ‘You Wish’ to a few agents, two of whom asked for the whole manuscript, so I’m on the right track, even though representation remains elusive, alas! I think I might have another go with the novel I’m about to finish. I’d just love to see one of my books as an actual BOOK, not just on a Kindle – how much of a thrill would that be?

What are your hobbies?  
Mostly, I write! But I love to read, too, and my husband and I (oh dear, I sound like the queen!) love sitting in bed having indulgent ‘four film Sundays.’ Ten pillows, that sort of thing! Um, what else? I like growing things (I’ve just been repotting all my herbs!). I like to play backgammon, too, and word games. I love the sea and the countryside and mountains and wonderful scenery – I like taking photos. I wish I could say I did something fascinating like windsurfing, but like most people, my favourite thing is spending time with my family and friends.

Tell us about your current book. What was your inspiration
Can’t say too much about the novel I am currently writing it will give all the twists away! It’s called ‘The Other Side’ and I’ll just say it’s along the theme of how one small decision can completely change your life. For instance, imagine you are invited to a party; you are tired and don’t want to go. But you make the effort, and while there, you meet someone, who becomes a friend, and they introduce you to someone else who offers you this amazing job and you end up travelling all over the world - just because you made the effort to go to a party, even though you would rather have stayed lying on the sofa in front of the telly! It’s a tale of four lives, each one of which can be read as a separate story, though they all have a connection.
My novels are always a balance of observation of human behaviour, humour, and quite fast-paced storylines about modern women in today’s world. They always have twists you can’t guess at – I love putting red herrings in, too! Inspiration? I was first inspired to start writing again by the emergence of social networking. ‘You Wish’ features a Facebook stalker, ‘Nobody’s Fault’ a fake profile…but mostly I’m just inspired by my own life experience and everyone I have ever known.

How did you become a writer? When did you start? 
I always wrote stories, as a child. I first wrote a novel in 1993, just because I thought I’d see if I could. Between 1993 and 2000, I wrote about eight novels. Some were never even sent to agents, I just wrote them because I wanted to. I had whole manuscripts requested on a couple of occasions, after sending samples. I didn’t write any novels for 9 years when I lived in Norfolk, because my life was very, very busy, but I started again in 2010.

How long did it take you to finish your first book?  
About 6 or 8 months, I think. I write very quickly, and I’m disciplined about doing it virtually every day. I wrote it out in longhand first, and then typed it up for the second draft – back in 1993 I only had an old typewriter, not a computer or word processor, so when I did the re-write I actually typed the whole thing out again! I can’t imagine doing that now!

Where do you like to write?   
I write in the corner of my living room, on my big computer, which is always in the same place; it’s my little corner and I love it.

Favorite author(s)?  
John Boyne, Douglas Kennedy, Jack Kerouac, Norah Lofts, Evelyn Waugh, Emily Barr, Lauren Weisberger, George RR Martin, Susan Howatch, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Dorothy Parker

How many books have you written, so far? Do you plan to write more?   
Oh, yes! I have ‘You Wish’ and ‘Nobody’s Fault’ on Amazon, and will soon have ‘The Other Side’ on, too. My next project is a teen novel, which I am co-writing with a (published!) author, and then I have plans for another one of my own, which will be set in the music scene of the mid 1990s; it’s a re-work of one I wrote 17 years ago.

Would you like to share a link where we can purchase your books?
‘You Wish’ & ‘Nobody’s Fault’ are available free on  
Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd– other times there is a minimal cost.

What about a link to your website?  I don’t have a website yet – I haven’t had time to make one! But here’s a link to my Facebook author’s page. 
Many thanks, Nancy, for giving me the opportunity to introduce my work - and talk about myself! Also for making me aware of this blog, which I think is a lovely idea. I already have your "Murder in Half Moon Bay" on my pending list for when I have finished editing "The Other Side" and can allow myself a proper reading break. Thank you!

It was my pleasure, I assure you. Cheers for great success with your books!

Friday, April 13, 2012


I felt my feathers burning yesterday. I actually came to a screeching halt after juggling edits on five books at the same time. I've stopped before. I'm sure we all have. Our minds and bodies can only take so much self-inflicted pressure before they just shut down! Aren't we fortunate to live in a time of fast food, frozen meals and deli-choices, like mashed potatoes and fried chicken? I call that looking on the bright side. I'll begin anew working with the material I have in my hands today and wait patiently for what I need to complete my projects. And like the phoenix, I'll rise with new life to conquer publishing my mystery series. Don't tell me that bird is a myth! Enjoy your weekend, dear friends.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


The young police officer's funeral was yesterday. Killed in the line of duty. A young college girl, an acquaintance of my daughter, died in a drunk driving accident earlier in the week.  Both deaths were sobering. I felt pity for their families. I cried tears of sadness. However, I shed other tears this week. Tears of happiness for that same daughter,  who secured the interior design internship she needed to graduate from college. It was a struggle, but she prayed and knocked on doors until one opened. Tears. Tears of happiness. Tears of sadness. We're not human without them.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Next to Friday night, Wednesday night is my favorite night of the week. Our church family gathers together bringing food for the meal (tonight is lasagna, french bread, salad and several kinds of yummy dessert), and enjoys fellowship as we share our meal. I used to think preparing such a large meal would be a lot of work, but when we all pitch in and bring some element, it's hardly any work at all. When it's time to clean up, there is so much camaraderie that it feels like a party instead of a chore. For me, the Wednesday Night Meal is a lovely ritual that I plan on taking part in for as long as I'm able. Happy Wednesday, dear friends!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


How refreshing to hear birds singing their lovely songs outside my door today. They sing because the trees are fully leafed out providing shelter and because rains have soaked the ground, making earthworms easier to find for their food. My spirit is lifted as I step outside for a moment, taking a breath of air after working tirelessly on the mechanics of writing.  At present, I have no song like a bird, I can only offer a smile in thanksgiving for the loveliness they bring into my life. I hope you can hear them, too.

Monday, April 9, 2012




Let me pour you some tea, which is Lavender today, and please help yourself to some finger sandwiches and a raisin nutmeg scone. I made them fresh this morning.

Thank you, Nancy. I’m happy to be here. These scones are to die for!

Where do you live? Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m an Ohio girl. I never reveal my city anymore. I’m a little gun-shy since a stalker showed up at my home. I write under a pseudonym, partly because of that and because I’m a private person. I was reared non-traditionally. Most of my early childhood was spent in foster homes, the remainder in an orphanage. I learned some incredible life-lessons there that have contributed to my ability to write characters that feel real. I have a Masters degree in a clinical field and hope to be learning the rest of my days. Believe it or not, at the age of fifty-three, I’m enrolled full-time, taking courses that interest me. I’m a wife, mom, granny, student, loyal friend and many other things. I’m a Christian. My faith has always been central to who I am. It is my anchor.

Are you a traditionally published or Indie author?

I love answering this question. There are so many obstacles for Indie authors: mentioning the word can set traditional heads nodding. My contract offer from a traditional publishing house (which shall go un-named) is in my desk drawer. Perhaps I’ll frame it. I found the formulaic scripts they were interested in too restrictive for my style. I started my own imprint, and published. I hope to publish other authors in the future.

What are your hobbies?

I’m a reading freak. My tastes are eclectic. The only genre I don’t often explore is horror. But, maybe I just haven’t read the right horror story? I’ll have to put down my trowel and check it out. Trowel? Funny you should ask. I’m seldom without one in hand. If there is a pot to be found with dirt in it, there has to be a plant that needs a home. Aside from reading and gardening, I’m a tennis player blessed with a husband who is not only my life-partner, but not half-bad as a doubles partner either.

Tell us about your current book. What was your inspiration?

 The Finishing of Lady Amelia is my latest release. The book really shouldn’t have happened. It sprang to life as I was working on Betrayals of the Heart (the third book in my Sisters of the Heart series and one my fans are waiting on). But, too many memories of my childhood at the Home, and thoughts of three sisters-in-law who grew up in similar institutions, kept flooding my mind. It seemed to me that this YA story, set in 18th century England, was just the thing for young female readers. The fact that it was cathartic to write was a bonus.

How did you become a writer? When did you start?

I’ve written, off-and-on, since I was able to hold (and chew) a pen. Writing stories has been an escape for me. I took a break from writing, other than for my own pleasure, for years. My career as a clinician was so demanding of my time that I could barely drag myself through the door at night. I had nothing creative left at the end of the day. My husband might beg to differ. I whipped up some amazing concoctions that I passed off as dinner during that time. (Beanie and Weenie, meet Mac and Cheese. I’m quite sure you were meant to be together.) My perspective on life changed after my battle with breast cancer in 2008. Writing has become even more important to me since I kicked cancer to the curb. It gives me such joy to create a tale that takes a reader away from their troubles awhile. I know how important that is.

How long did it take you to finish your first book?

I’m guessing here, but, I think it took about 2 years for the first version of Promises of the Heart and nearly seven for the final.

Where do you like to write?

I close myself off in my office, surrounded by my collection of books, watch the sun shine through the stained glass ornaments dangling in the window…listen to the birds sing (and my dog snoring) and let the stories come. It’s Heaven on Earth!

Favorite author(s)?

I have so many. My two favorite novels would have to be Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell) and Katherine (Anya Seton). I love Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte. I can become somber at times in my writing. I blame that on my past and their influence. The thought of reading books by Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer can set me to quivering with excitement. I am also very fond of Julia Quinn’s work. Her humor appeals to me. There are just too many others to mention.

How many books have you written, so far? Do you plan to write more?

I’ve written three in my Sisters of the Hearts series: Promises of the Heart, Seduction of a Bluestocking and The Finishing of Lady Amelia. The series is set in 18th century England. Betrayals of the Heart, the 4th book, coulda-woulda-should’ve been finished at the start of the year but that pesky Amelia kept bugging me to tell her tale. Betrayals is in the ‘tweaking’ stage now, so it will be out soon. I promise.

Would you like to share a link where we can purchase your books?

That would be lovely, thank you. The following links are a starting point to find books in my series:

What about a link to your website?

You can find me at I enjoy hearing from readers and friends. My favorite means of doing that is via my blog. Please, stop in and visit at: http://

Scarlett, it's been a privilege to interview you. Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you great success with your books.

Thank you for inviting me to spend time with you, Nancy. I hope you will come visit my blog for an interview soon. I’m excited to hear about your latest work. Your book, the Ghost Orchid Murder, is on my GoodReads TBR list: can’t wait to read it.

Blessings to you, and all your readers.

Friday, April 6, 2012


I like the words to the song that says, 
"Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain; 
He washed it white as snow."
Thank you, Lord.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


If I'm feeling blue (which is rare for me), I find people who communicate their sentiments through the written word are far more sincere than someone verbally throwing a tired cliche my way. Those of you who responded to my last post about the ups and downs of being an author encouraged me so much and I wanted to thank you. Despite the fact that our tear ducts no longer produce as much fluid as they should for healthy eyesight, due to staring at our computer screens for most of the day, I must say that I enjoy being with all of you virtually and count you as friends, especially when you care enough to give me encouragement when I need it. I for one believe most of us try to put our best foot forward when we post and tweet, and I think it makes for a lovely world, albeit a virtual one. Do you have more friends online or off?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


This picture expresses how I felt coming home from San Diego this afternoon. I was flying high meeting new readers, handing out cards and basking in the attention of being an author. Hurrah for me! Then I hit a hurdle. One that's been hounding me since I began publishing my books. I need more help with my writing, and I need to hire someone to help me. Big hurdle! But I can still jump over it and keep in the race. One doesn't come to a hurdle and just stop. No. One figures out a way to either jump over it or go around it and move on. That's what I intend to do. One day,  I'll look back and remember the hurdles and know I deserve the hurrahs. Have a positive and productive day, my friends, and keep jumping over your hurdles!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I love being a mystery author. Yes, the writing has to come from your imagination and it can mean long hours, but the rewards are worth all the hard work. Take a look at the room I'm staying in. Lovely, isn't it? Part of my job is doing research. I'm here at the Grand Hotel Del Mar in San Diego drinking in all the atmosphere of this AAA 5 star hotel, taking photos of things like the turn down service where the housekeeper puts rose petals and chocolate truffles on a tray, tidies up your room and turns down the bed for you. I talk to servers, housekeepers, concierges and valets getting a feel for characters and plots. I also have to eat in expensive restaurants to get a feel for the gourmet food I like to include in my stories. Lobster bisque anyone? I love my job. What do you love about yours?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Queen of Afternoon Tea Celebrity Author Interviews

Welcome! Thank you for stopping by today. It's lovely to have you join me for a cup of tea. Please have a tomato and ham sandwich and a scone. We'll be having a flour-less chocolate cake for dessert.

Where do you live? Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am from Pittsburgh, PA and I struggled with fear and anxiety for over 15 years. I published a book at  on how to deal with fear and stress based on my experiences and interviews with various professionals.

Are you a traditionally published or Indie author?

 I am  a regular published author. My publisher is Treble Heart Books.

What are your hobbies?

 I like sports, watching movies and hanging out with my family and friends.

Tell us about your current book. What was your inspiration?

-Well since 1990, I struggled with fear and anxiety. I talked to counselors and kept notes on my experiences. One day I realized I could get my notes published so I started to write my book and I found my publisher. Eventually I got my book published  and now I write articles to help promote my book.

How did you become a writer? When did you start? 

I was always a good writer and I took a lot of writing classes in school. So I was always a writer in a sense.

How long did it take you to finish your first book? 

I did the research since 1990 and started to get my notes published which took a year and a half.

Where do you like to write? 

I write using my computer at home.

Favorite author? 

I like Donald Trump and his books.

How many books have you written, so far? Do you plan to write more? 

I have written only one book and for now I just promote my current book. Maybe down the road I will write another book.

Would you like to share a link where we can purchase your books? 

My link is

What about a link to your website? 

It’s the same at

It's been a pleasure to have you today, Stanley. Thank you again for doing the interview. I wish you the best with your book. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Enjoy your day of rest. See you on Monday with a new celebrity author interview. 
God bless you all!

P.S. If you'd like to relax and read a good book today, please accept a free Kindle version of Book 3
as my gift to you for visiting my blog. The offer ends tomorrow April 2nd, at midnight. A $3.99 value! Simply click Book 3 on the slideshow link to your right.