Like books, booze and bah-hahaha??

If you like books, cocktails and a good chuckle, go no further! In Tequila Mockingbird, Tim Federle creatively combines a bar guide and light-hearted descriptions of literary classics to form tempting beverages with mangled names.  Thanks to one of my writing friends that gave this to me!

I didn’t have to flip too many pages to get to one my hubby & I may need to make tonight:

“Love in the Time of Kahlua” (cause who’d want to drink Cholera?!) includes rum, coffee liqueur, cream & cinnamon/nutmug.  YUM.

Get it, keep it, read it when you can!


I am running a 2-day FREE book promotion for my novel, At the Corner of Main & Crazy: a novel.  Much to my surprise, there were over ONE THOUSAND downloads in one day!  I had to keep rubbing my eyes, sending a screenshot to a friend to make sure I was seeing clearly. I am overwhelmed by the interest!

While the topic of mental illness is intense, the feedback is it’s an easy read with a lot of humor. Sounds like a perfect holiday read to me!

If you don’t have time to dive in now, go ahead and download it today, tuck it away, and read it when you can!

My job made me ready this

Just what is a ‘crucial conversation?’ They are day-to-day conversations that affect your life. Opinions vary, stakes are high (the outcome can have a large impact on future interactions or events) and emotions run strong. Whether you’re in the working world, run a household, are in school, or at any stage of your life, you have these conversations. And in my opinion, communication is one of the hardest things we deal with on a daily basis.

This books brings a lot of common sense practices to the forefront, reminding you conversations aren’t about ‘winning,’ but more about building relationships that help you and those you’re in conversation with progress forward.