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Friday Links? . . . lawd y’allses! I’m discombobulated again.

13 Apr

okay, not a chicken but it looks headless in this photo :-D

Once again I have run around like a headless bawk bawk bawk and did not pull together my links. Which leaves me wondering if perhaps this third day of posting, or the linky love itself, isn’t going to work out – hmmmmmm. I must must concentrate on the next book and that takes priority. Hmmmmm. And along with R&T duties and other things I do. Hmmmmmm. *Kat’s wild-eyed with Hmmm’ingness*

I do well with Monday and Wednesday posts and enjoy them. But lately, I am having difficulty with Friday Linky Love. Thing is, I love linking to other bloggers and authors and people and places — love it and the community it pulls together! However, I find I forget who I’ve linked to (even though I started a master list – I forget to add to it –teeheehee *coughing out dumbass*), and I forget whom I was going to link to because I don’t write it down or bookmark it – dang my hide (coughing out DA again).

sail away sail away sail away -

I’m going to give this some thought. Maybe I need something else here on Fridays–photography? I have often thought of that. Especially when I buy my new “Good Camera” and the photography becomes more of my passion but with a better apparatus by which to create it (my writing comes first of course – can never give that up -but the photography is a well-loved “hobby”). And others’ photography out there they may like to talk about?–although, we have Photo of the Day (POD) on Facebook that’s pretty danged cool. Hmmmmm hmmmm HMMMMMMMM! lawd, he’p me.

What do you all think? Do you enjoy the links? Or, would you enjoy some photography/art or something like that? Or something else, though it has to be really simple.  Or just the two days a week is fine by you cause like me you all are busy and there are SO many social networking sites and blogs and such as it is?

I’m up for suggestions or thoughts!

This makes me Laugh My Arse Off every time I see it

Now y’allses go have a great Friday the 13th and enjoy your weekend! and I leave you with a photo of my friend Angie (in hat) and me (in sunglasses) while in Fairhope, Alabama. I posted this to Facebook and of course I have to put it here even though Angie will kill me for it *laughing* OMG her face is priceless-she didn’t make that face on purpose, y’all! – I’m still giggling over it and as I write I’m beginning to laugh me arse off again . . . HAW! :-D

PS – I put a linkee thingee to join me on Pinterest over there to the right on my side bar, and a “share” section down there that means you can share any photos here long as you credit me for them, of course, as that’s the po-lite thang to do. I’m fiddling around with Pinterest a little here and there, but carefully. Later!


Linky Love Friday: I’m showing mine; now you show me yours!

9 Mar

"Momma, can I go out and play with my friends?"

Morning All Y’allses Beautiful People out there!

While I ain’t a social networking wizard, I do spend a fair amount of time with social networking sites before I start my writing day, or during a break in writing. Partly because otherwise I’d be so reclusive I’d soon be running down the cove road nekkid yanking out my hair, rending my garments, shouting, “Aiyeeeeeee Aiyeeeeee Aiyeeeee!” And partly because it is really “Expected” of an author to show herself on social networking.

Really, gone are the days when authors sat on their ivory high golden thrones as enigmas that rarely interacted with their readers (though some are still there and perhaps rightly so!). Now, authors must show their faces, to some degree, to the “World,” and not just our physical faces, but pieces of ourselves. I keep a lot of my life still private, but I also share bits of my life — not just about my books, which you know I do not do much of that, but about writing and friends and books and products and etc etc etc. It is how I stay connected, yet still remain rather reclusive here in the cove.

Come Join!

So, I’d like to invite you all to join me on FACEBOOK, and on TWITTER–where I do most all of my social networking (other than this blog), and if you are interested in further social networking (where I admit I am lacking in time and energy and pieces of me stretched thin to spend too much time on—), Pinterest (be careful with copyright issues!) and I make the rounds every so often on Google+. I’m on Networked Blogs, as well, now that I figured out you have to actually join it, teeheehee. If you’ve requested friending/following and not heard back from me, that probably means I never saw the request, accidentally deleted it, went in spam file, something, as I do my best to answer all mail, email, requests, et cetera!

In the comments section, I invite you to share your links and further, if you like, something about You. So share! Let us know who you are and where you are!

Join us on R&T's Facebook page!

There on my Facebook page, I have Rose & Thorn Journal’s page, Writer Unboxed, Photo of the Day, and other wonderful places to visit/join/like. If you have an “author page” (which I do not), feel free to link to that as well so we can all check it out.





See you later from the smoky mountain cove at killian knob

Y’all have a wonderful weekend — go do the day and remember to Be Filled with Gratitude.

Friday Linky Love Day: Little’a this and little’a that.

24 Feb

Colleague and friend, author Vanessa Gebbie – the US edition of her novel, The Coward’s Tale, comes out early next week with Bloomsbury. I read Gebbie’s collection of stories, “Words from a Glass Bubble,” and oh, I was so happy to have read that book, so looking forward to her novel. She also has a really cool website that rather fascinates me.

Some of you may have already read this post from a while back, but if not, I’m a guest on Bellebooks/Bell Bridge books blog – Is the Novelist Work Not Valued, or Under Valued?

Stacy S. Jensen “Writing My Way Through Life” has a Thankful Thursday (love!), and for her TT this week, she talks about the wonderful Writer Unboxed, for which they will soon have a newsletter. Go by and check out Stacy’s blog, and while there, read all about Writer Unboxed and their up-coming newsletter news. Excited!

A friend of mine has a new blog, so want to send her some linky love — Stories of Strong Southern Women–“Nothing is ever truly forgotten. The past lives forever in our memories. Marina Aimer.”

I adore MORE magazine, and am a subscriber. Received my new issue yesterday and am gobbling it up. I love how it is geared towards women over 40, although the magazine attracts other ages, as well. They are also online, and have a 20 Get-Healthy Beauty Picks. Since I do my “I’m your guinea pig” series on Wednesay Free-for-all, I may try out one or two of these products and let you know how it goes–especially the Miss Oops for rosacea. I would be in a state of YAYY! if More would have my books in their “books” section. Especially for “women over 50” who have achieved a life-long dream. A girl can dream for more (haha! hey -!) can’t she? :-D lawd.

On the Rose & Thorn Blog, we added a feature in the comments section where you may now add a link to your blog or website when you leave a comment. We’re hoping you will stop by and subscribe, read, comment. Our poets, writers, and artists will appreciate you. Up now is notice on our two new artists for our new Art Gallery.

I read a lot of my publishing news on Huffington Post. It’s an easy way to see things at a glance. They also have many things to read — health, beauty, entertainment, etc etc etc — as if I need one more place to distract me – haw! But, well, dang.

And speaking of distraction, I dipped my teeny toe in Pinterest. I’m not sure if I’ll be so active with it, but I do see the appeal! What I want to be careful with is copyright issues. I’m uber careful about copyright, but I will be fiddle-dee-deeing around with it, as long as I am sure whatever images I place on my “boards” are not someone else’s “property.” When I signed up, Pinterest automatically followed a bunch of people, so maybe I am already following you there! :-D

An Update – Author Sharla Lovelace (The Reason is You will be out this spring, right about the time my Family Graces will be – I read this book because I “cover-blurbed” it – it’s wonderful!) anyway, I’m (Sweetie is) on her “Shameless Saturday” where writers can leave a comment and “shamelessly” talk about their works.



I was fascinated by the images that showed up on just my name and my name + Tender Graces in google images. Including this photo (lawd! laughing!). (No, I wasn’t googling myself -teeheee- I was looking for my Amazon Author Page to make sure these posts were showing up . . . they are . . . and saw the links. Huhn. :-D) Yup, that’s Tender Graces covering the, uh, the, um, well I . . .  anyway . . . *ahem* Anyyyywaaaaay, I have a vague memory of someone sending me this image and our having a good laugh, but I don’t remember who it was . . . haw! lawdy.

This video made me laugh. I don’t do book signings anymore (or very very rarely), so this really hit home “You mean it didn’t go well; I signed you for three more” and the look on his face – haw! :-D

Soon I should be receiving the new bookcover for the 2nd book, Secret Graces, and the for the final in the trilogy, Family Graces, and when I do, I’ll share them *smiling.* Beginning March 1, my “vacay break between novels” ends and I’ll be putting my head down to work on my 5th novel (not counting the novella, but maybe I should!). Terrifying and exciting and wonderful.

What’s your news? What’s happening with you? Any news you want to share?

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