Friday, May 31, 2013

Minnie's Beast in the Belly

After a long vacation Minnie is here again and ready to play some Gibberish. It is the last friday of May and with BBQ season around the corner it is time to start grilling some fun.Want to join her? Just keep the story going in the comments. Not sure how? Check out the rules HERE-

The Beast in the Belly

As soon as the coals ignited and various accessories were tossed with bits of flesh on the hot bars of aluminum, the beast in the stomach started to growl. It needed to be satisfied by……….(YOUR TURN)

You have all week-end to play. Minnie will be back on Monday with the final story.

As for other news on my side of the world; my daughter is pregnant (has nothing to do with the beast in the belly) so I am going to be a grandma on this side of the ocean as well. She is due in November so everyone cross your fingers with me for a healthy pregnancy.

Also my book "Secrets of the Ash Tree"is finished and with the editors. My daughter is working on the book cover so hopefully I will be able to reveal that soon. Here is my blurb:

In the realm of gods and fairy tales the mystery of life is an endless path with many secrets to be discovered. Some secrets are like dreams, just waiting in darkness hoping to get into the light. 

“Secrets of the Ash Tree” is the story about Liv, a young woman who discovers her true nature through the unraveling of hidden secrets. Her adventures begin when she digs up a chest that was buried by her father under the old ash tree in her garden. What she finds inside the chest changes her life forever.  Liv discovers one secret after another and is thrown into a world full of dangerous and strange creatures, mighty Norse warriors and perils beyond her belief. What started out as a fairy tale in her father’s journal was to become her legacy, a guide line to survival, and a map to the world she was about to enter. Each day, each mystery, each encounter will ultimately reveal her true destiny, and behind the edge of a sword awaits a familiar stranger waiting to share that destiny with her.

Have a great week-end and see you again on Monday.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness

It has been awhile since I have posted anything on my blog but things are about to change. The first draft of my manuscript is finally finished and now I have more time to cyber-share with my friends. I could think of no better way to start posting again than to join this great blog party celebrating hope and human kindness. “Random Acts of Kindness” is a blogfest sponsored by my friends at Wayman Publishing, and from May 27-31 you can also contribute to spreading hope around the world. Please follow this link for more details. "Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales" and many other great books will be free from May 27th-31st on Amazon as part of Wayman's Random Acts of Kindness Event.

For the past two years that I have been blogging I have seen an incredible amount of kindness and support in the writing community and through the many friends that I have met here. They have given me support through hardships with not only my endeavor to become a published author, but also in my daily struggles as a woman and mother living in a foreign country far away from most of my family. The most recent kindness that I have encountered is from my fellow blogger and friend SusanRoebuck who has spent countless hours helping me finish my book. Her constructive critiquing, guidance and moral support has meant the world to me.  

There are many small random acts of kindness that we encounter in everyday life: The person who gives you their place in front of them while standing in line, the neighbor that brings you food when you are sick or borrows you money when you are poor, the friend that gives you a ride to the hospital or airport when your car breaks down, and the stranger who returns your lost wallet. What I find amazing is that whenever I feel that there is no hope for mankind, some small act of kindness happens to me or those I love. I may not have a grand story to offer you in this blogfest, but I did want to share my belief in the human spirit. Focus on the small acts of kindness, random or not, because that will get you through difficult times and serve as a reminder that there is hope after all.