Monthly Archives: July 2013


I’m super excited! In a few days I’ll get to meet a published Children’s book author from my home state 🙂 Maybe she’ll agree to an interview.  I’m even more excited that I looked into her publishing company and I will soon be submitting one of my manuscripts (fingers crossed!). I’m not getting my hopes up too high, but just doing something, working towards one of my ultimate goals, makes me really happy. I got some positive feed back from a self publishing company that I admire, so that lifted my spirits a little, too.  I will go into more detail in a future blog.


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July 31, 2013 · 5:42 am

book vs. movie

I have a rule about books that are turned into to movies. When at all possible, I like to read the book first. I then savagely nit pick the movie.  It bugs me when the movie strays too far from the book and I wonder why the screen writer didn’t just write his own movie, instead of butchering some poor defenseless (yet probably very rich) author’s work. Take for instance Nicholas Spark’s novel, The Lucky One.  The movie isn’t really that much like the book. My husband probably wishes I didn’t read the book first because I point out every little change that’s in the movie.

I can honestly say that I haven’t found a book yet that I didn’t enjoy more than the movie, but some movies do live up to the awesomeness of the book.  I didn’t really know what The Hunger Games was about and didn’t think I cared, so I watched the movie thinking I’d never read the book anyway, but it really made me want to read the book and now I’ve read all three. Of course I then had to re-watch the movie. Can’t wait until the next movie comes out this November 🙂 The only thing I wish they would have done differently in the first movie is make Pita as charming as he is in the book.

I did the same thing with Beautiful Creatures. I watched the movie, but I didn’t know that there was a book.  I’m thinking about reading that series next, but haven’t started yet.  Have any suggestions on books turned into movies that are worth reading? Do you like to read the book or watch the movie first?

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Happy Birthday, little man!

Today is a very special day! Three years ago today I gave birth to the sweetest little boy on the planet.  It seems like just yesterday that I looked into his beautiful blue eyes and saw his tiny little feet for the first time.  So I’ve spent the day remembering his firsts–the first time he smiled, the first time he giggled, rolled over, crawled under our coffee table, ate solid food, held onto mommy as she held him, said his nite nite prayers all by himself… I could go on, but I’m getting super teary eyed and that isn’t good when you’re trying to write.  He’s been such a blessing to our family. He is a very happy little man and he loves to play and learn. He loves his family and friends and our dog, Bo-Bo.  He loves to make us laugh almost as much as we love hearing his precious little laugh.  He’s such a bright baby and we’re very proud of him.  I suppose that’s enough bragging for now 🙂  I just found out that he shares his birthday with two famous authors: Barbara Cartland (a romance novelist), and Dean Koontz, as well as a whole bunch of other famous people.  Maybe he’ll become a famous author one day himself. He’s very good at making things up, that’s for sure! I’m amazed every day at how big of an imagination that little boy has.  He’s had a very good day today filled with lots of birthday wishes, cards, phone calls, and presents.  Thanks to everyone for making his day special and making him feel how loved he is. Thanks to everyone for reading my blog. I’ll be writing more on writing soon, so be sure to check back 🙂 


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