I have met some really fascinating, creative, and otherwise wonderful lady authors / writers. They really keep me going on my writing; although I do have family support in place.
Theresa Snyder's character, Farloft, a loveable dragon, has an amazing story to tell. His birthday is coming up in May; I'll need to send him a happy birthday wish. I'm most inspired by Theresa through Farloft because she allows him to be real and tell his own stories. I recently found out the whole world loves Farloft. He's funny, loves chocolate and kittens. He now has is own Twitter @FarloftDaDragon.
Kari Nichols, author of Rogue, is another inspiring author. She is inspiring for her dedication to getting her writing projects done. She and hubby own a photography business and they stay busy. While that is their main business, she makes time to write. Making time is important to achieving success in anything. Her latest release, Dysfunctional Life, recently received a 5 star rating and is available at Amazon.
Iona Morrison, author of The Harvest Club, is an angel. Ever so calming to talk to and encouraging. Even when things are rough in her own life, she always finds time to keep her friends pumped up. And that's why she is inspiring to me. She's a gentle reminder to never forget your friends.
With so many talented writers and authors out there, why did I choose these three? They are answers to some of my biggest challenges in writing and life. Lesson 1, allow your characters to tell their story. Lesson 2, make time for your writing and don't stop writing until you are done. Lesson 3, don't forget those who have nudged you along the way. It takes a lot to be a writer. These three ladies are only a few who give me a more balanced look at life behind the pen. I appreciate their own special qualities, those admirable traits that often go unnoticed. I notice.
If you are reading this today, I appreciate you and thank you very much. My sincere hope is that, if you are a writer, you connect with these 3 ladies or others that can help support and encourage and push you along on your journey to being published.
Welcome back to the final week of my author interviews. I hope you have enjoyed reading these blogs and I hope you were inspired to try your hand at some of the recipes these ladies submitted.
I also hope you downloaded your free gift from us. We just wanted a simple and delightful way to say thank you for all your tweeting and likes and we didn't want you to have to sign up for anything-just simply a true free offering.
I don't have an interview for you this week and no I won't be interviewing myself but I did want to share a holiday favorite with you.
First, a few of my favorite things: winter, Christmas, and these delightful little Cheerio trees. I enjoy all things winter; except for the dangerous icy conditions. Being from south central Texas, I love when winter comes rolling in. My mother made winter and mountains go together like a hand in a glove to me.
Of course, it rarely snowed where I lived as a child so we had to wait for Christmas cards to come in the mail to be able to see snow or mountains for that matter.
However, here in the Ozarks, I get to live those Christmas card kind of days and
I love it.
I asked each of my author friends what holiday treat did their Mother make they would most enjoy making for their family. As a child, one of my favorite holiday treats my mother used to make was Cheerio Christmas trees, like the ones in this pic.
I went through my old photos to see if I could find one but I had to borrow this one from
I thought my mother put hers together using Karo syrup. So, I tried it. Karo doesn't form. Thank goodness Betty Crocker has a recipe because that is the one I'd most like to make for my family. I can be a disaster in the kitchen; my hubby does most of the cooking. I just clean up for him to work his master pieces and away he goes. They look so yummy, I can hardly wait to get started fixing them. I hope you will try these also.
Last week, I promised an update on my two short stories. I have sent them both off to my editor. I have tons of work to do on them. She is hopeful we can have Elain'as Regrets ready for your summer leisure. So, please keep an eye out for this one.
It is my sincere hope you all are preparing to enjoy the gift of family, friendship, and most of all a warm hearted relationship with Jesus this Christmas.
Thank you again for stopping by. Have a very Merry Christmas.
See you again in 2017.
Thanks for joining me once again for some special holiday fun. I hope you enjoyed the author interviews. I personally look forward to trying out the recipes they submitted.
This week I want to honor two special friends that are both accomplished writers. They are Kari Nichols and Jan Romes. I invited them to participate in writing The Gift with us but they both were strapped with previous engagements and were not available. Notwithstanding, I wouldn't dream of leaving these two ladies out.
Kari Nichols was one of the first writers I connected with on Twitter and she quickly became this larger than life pool of inspiration to me. I appreciate her dedication to God, her husband, and their international photography work. Kari has authored several books including The Plagued Trilogy and is currently working on the third installment, Plagued. I had the privilege of doing an interview with Kari on her debut novel Rogue. Read it here under Kari Nichols. Look for Plagued coming soon.
Jan Romes' books are delightful in every way with zany, witty characters. Well known for her Texas Boys Falling Fast series, Jan will thrill your reading hours away. Her latest is the No Sweat Pants Allowed Wine Club and its sequel Sipping Sangria of the Wine and Sweat Pants Series. One of my favorite titles from Jan is Stella in Stilettos. While Jan has a number of books out, we can expect more from this lovely and talented lady.
Well, that's it for this week. Check back next week for my favorite holiday recipe along with an update on my two short stories.
Also, don't forget to download your free book, The Gift, written by Theresa Snyder, Kaye Kelly, Iona Morrison, and me, Alexia. It's a fun read full of delightful characters celebrating the gift of friendship. Enjoy! See ya next week.
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