November 13, 2013

Food, Holiday Marines and the #HomeHolidayHop

You would never know it from the titles, but one of the best parts of writing the Always a Marine series is indulging my senses in food. I love to cook, it’s actually a private passion. When I went on the Medifast diet last year, that love of cooking truly paid off because I learned a whole host of new recipes. A few years ago, we decided as a family that we’d let each member choose what the Thanksgiving meal would be from year to year (I totally used my year to pick KFC so I didn’t have to cook, […]
December 17, 2011

Disney World or Bust! Happy Holidays!

We’re off to Disney World for a hard-earned vacation.  Disney World is hands down one of my favorite places on Earth, but I’ve never gotten to go at Christmas, so this will be a vacation populated by old favorites and new discoveries!  In the meanwhile, check back as I count down my favorite books and characters for 2011.  Be sure to share your favorites too, ten lucky commentators will win a special gift in 2012!
November 28, 2011

Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway: Cuddle Up with a Cowboy This Christmas

ETA: This giveaway is now closed. Winning nomination: Sharon K  What’s better on a cold night than a hot cowboy? How about several?  Marshal of Hel Dorado is available in eBook and print. Marshal of Hel Dorado In the shadows of the Old West, that untamed land, live bands of outlaws and outsiders. In a time when fevers could fell whole towns, these few survivors are marked. Marked…and forever changed. Sam Kane is the oldest brother, the steadfast son and the confident marshal. He’s never met a problem too hot to handle until a gang behind a string of robberies […]
December 16, 2009

The Magic of Christmas: Books

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Whether you call it Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or simply: the holiday season. I love this time of year from the hustle and bustle of shoppers to the profusion of Christmas lights springing up like a verdant field of wild, glowing flowers in the night. Some areas are decorated to the nines, with specialized themes or stories told in imagery while others are simply lights spilling out like gems for the night sky to admire. Finding the Perfect Gift The season is a challenge to how much you know about the […]
November 18, 2009

Tis the Month Before Christmas

‘Tis the month before Christmas, and all through the ‘Net Every creature is stirring, including our Vets; Virtual shopping and wish lists are begun with care In hopes that packages will soon be shipped there; The children want everything they see, While parents wrestle with decorations, stockings and tree; And I in my pajamas, with mocha for a treat Settle in for a long winter’s Tweet, When out in the living room there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the computer to see what was the matter. Away to the front room, I flew like a flash, Banging my […]