Sunday Lines: Sunday, August 30


Step out of your comfort zone. You can’t soar among the eagles until you learn to fly.
Jacquie Biggar

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Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BE INSPIRED and ideas for finding solitude, a voice, new ideas, or maybe a purpose.

Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author.


Step out of your comfort zone. You can’t soar among the eagles until you learn to fly.

Jacquie Biggar


I love listening to the waves at the beach. It clears the mind and opens up the imagination.

Marion Lanouette


“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Betty Ford

Marsha West


“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Sharon Wray


Do what you can and one day when you least expect it you’ll find yourself doing something you never imagined possible.

Pat Amsden


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The Stories These Walls Could Tell- #FictionInAFlash #WritingCommunity @pursoot


Soooz Burke has found a wonderful photo for this week's challenge! You can read more and join in below: https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/fiction-in-a-flash-challenge-week-15-new-image-prompt-join-in-the-fun-iartg-asmsg-pursoot-writingcommunity/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_subscription The wallpaper hangs in jagged strips from the walls, faded jacquard prints of a more dignified time. Cobwebs drap from the dilapidated ceiling, and I try not to imagine how big the spider is that … Continue reading The Stories These Walls Could Tell- #FictionInAFlash #WritingCommunity @pursoot

Memories in Lavender Fields


A beautiful post on the meaning of friendship by Sharon Wray​

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I once had a best friend. The kind of friend who felt more like a sister, was one of the best critique partners I’ve ever had, and would do anything for you regardless of the time of day. Unfortunately, this friend, Karen, died a few years ago of brain cancer. And her loss is still a painful hole in my heart.

During this summer’s lockdown, I’ve felt her presence even more keenly. Karen was a summer girl–she loved the pool (which is closed), she was addicted to farmer’s markets (also closed), and loved going on summer adventures like driving hours into the Virginia mountains to find an elusive lavender field.

So one summer a few years ago, while she was taking a break from chemo, I packed her into the car and drove for hours until I found the lavender field. When we got out of the car, the first…

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Back to Where it all Began- Tidal Falls is #Free #RomSuspense #Reading


It's been six- six!- years since I published my first book- Tidal Falls. Who would have thought this small town restaurant owner could become an author?

#BookReview- The Summer Deal by @JillShalvis #Romance


This is the heart-warming story of two half-sisters and their journey to each other.

The Promise Kept by @MaggieMaeGallagher #amreading #Romance


The Promise Kept Echo Springs Book 2 by Maggie Mae Gallagher Genre: Contemporary Romance Cybil Roe gave her heart away thirteen years ago only to have it wind up shattered. With painstaking determination, she has rebuilt her life into something to be proud of today. Yet all her future plans are upended when the only … Continue reading The Promise Kept by @MaggieMaeGallagher #amreading #Romance

The Last Days of Summer


Marsha Riegert West​ reminds us of the need to slow down and maybe even play a game in these trying times.

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I’m sure some of you and/or your kids have already returned to school in whatever fashion that takes this fall. I’m sending positive thoughts of safety, energy, and joy to you as you take on this mammoth and vital task of education. In today’s environment, I’m grateful to no longer work on the front lines.mc900382578

Still we can find joy anywhere. One daughter’s kids returned last week, but they’re in a homeschool hybrid situation, where they go in twice a week and are at home three days. My other daughter’s child starts September 8 all virtual. This year, I’ll get to spend Thursday afternoons with her. We might do some school type work, but mostly, we’ll be playing. That’s been something as a grandmother I’ve had to relearn how to do. I’m pretty much a workaholic and sitting around doing nothing has little appeal even with beautiful views to inspire…

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Painting the Lines by Ashley R. King #NewRelease #Romance @ashleyk628


Everyone knows that in tennis, love means zero, but these two are about to change that.

Endangered Spells (Witches Academy Series Book 6) by S. R. Mallery #PNR #Reading @SarahMallery1


What happens when a beautiful and talented witch refuses to use her powers?

The Final Countdown- #FictioninAFlash #Challenge


This week's Fiction in A Flash Challenge I've been enjoying the many posts inspired by Soooz Burke's wonderful prompts to the Fiction in A Flash Challenge and decided to give it a try. You can read more and join in here. The Final Countdown Four. Three. Two... Any moment now and the final performance of … Continue reading The Final Countdown- #FictioninAFlash #Challenge

Sunday Lines: Sunday, August 23


Ready to be inspired?
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~ Maya Angelou

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Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BE INSPIRED and ideas for finding solitude, a voice, new ideas, or maybe a purpose.

Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author.


The world as we know it is often stranger than fiction.

 Pat Amsden


 

“A life lived in fear is a life half-lived.” – Strictly Ballroom

Vicki Batman


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~ Maya Angelou

Jacquie Biggar


“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be an embracing who we are.” ~Brene’ Brown

S.A. Taylor 


“…I may not reach my highest aspirations, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe…

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How our Pets Enrich our Lives #Inspiration #Family @jacqbiggar


Sharing my love of animals over on the Word by Word #blog. Do you have a furry friend? I’d love to hear about it!

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Pets are an important part of our family and enrich our lives

I’ve always had a pet of some kind. I remember walking home from school as a child and having a pup follow me. When I asked Mom if we could keep it, she said, “You and your animals.” But, she let it stay 🙂

Some people are staunch dog lovers:

While others treasure their feline friends:

They aren’t just animals to me, they’re family. When I’m upset or not feeling well, my nine year-old calico, Harley, senses it and stays on my lap offering comfort.

Harley

Our rescue dog, Annie, who we lost a little over a year ago, was fiercely protective and as loyal and loving to us as we were to her.

Annie

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in…

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#BookReview- The Stones: Astral Conspiracy Book 2 by @STACITROILO writing as D. L. Cross #SciFiSuspense


Aliens have landed, and they aren't friendly. The race is on to save humankind before there is utter destruction.

Sunday Lines: Sunday, August 16


Lines to inspire on the Word by Word​ #blog. Stop by and share your favorites, we’d love to hear from you.

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Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BE INSPIRED and ideas for finding solitude, a voice, new ideas, or maybe a purpose.

Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author.


“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” ~ Mark Twain

Sharon Wray


Live your life with purpose and meaning.

Vicki Batman


“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” ~ Maya Angelou

Jacquie Biggar


My office window faces the woods, and nature both distracts and inspires me.

Marian Lanouette


“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one ins indicated. You can’t cros a chasm in two small jumps.” ~ David Lloyd George

Marsha West


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Liars and Thieves Trailer


Oh, my gosh, I can’t wait for Liars and Thieves by D. Wallace Peach to download onto my #KIndle!

Myths of the Mirror

After a day of preparing for a launch, my brain shuts down, and I relax by playing with images and music.

After all the long posts, lately. I hope you enjoy this short one.

Liars and Thieves, the 1st book of the Unraveling the Veil series, is available for Preorder at $.99.

I hope you enjoyed the show.

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#SundaySnippet- Married to The Texan #RomanceReads


This week's Sunday Snippet comes from my box set, Married to The Texan- Free this weekend!

August is Hot but this Deal is Even Hotter! #FreebieFriday #Romance #Boxset


It's Hot out there, so how about some #Free #Romance #Reads?

I Use Music


Kathryn Jane​ shares her love of #music on the Word by Word​ #blog. Stop by and share your favorite songs/artists, we’d love to hear from you.

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In these times when the world is a mess, when I’m hardly able to write, when I can’t make daily trips to the ocean to get my world back in order and I’m not even painting much, the one thing I can still depend on is music.

Whether I need peace, need simple pleasure, need to wallow in self-pity, or need to boot my butt out of the chair and away from the computer, I can depend on music to do the job for me.

And I’m forever grateful to a wide range of artists–people, simple humans I have never met–who somehow manage to touch my soul.

Among a very long list of favorites are The Pentatonix, Il Divo, Streisand, Adele, Jennifer Nettles, Lady Gaga, Pink, Carole King, Bee Gees, Roberta Flack, Johnny Reid and many more.

Some of my favorite songs are: Hallelujah, Imagine, Believe, Stay

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#NewRelease- Kiss My Cupcake by @HelenaHunting #RomCom


Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new witty, opposites-attract standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!