This is Happening!!

So, as you know, I have received Honorable Mentions in the last two Word Weaver Writing Contests I entered.  Of course, I would have liked a higher ranking, but I was perfectly Okay with it, because I knew this would lead to other opportunities, and it has!!

The host of the contest, Dan Alatorre, has decided to gather a bunch of authors together and compile an anthology.  I was invited to submit a story for consideration.  And….

I made the cut!!  I’m in!!

 

What does this mean for me?

This will be my FIRST published story

It will be published in a book along with 20+ other authors who will also be promoting the book.  One author sold over 20,000 copies of her debut novel.  Many other contributing authors have huge blog followings, or massive Twitter followings and have appeared in magazines, and other published books.  The editor has 18 published titles and has been translated into over a dozen languages, and is read all over the globe.  A fantastic opportunity for a new author, such as myself, to be included in a project like this.

It will be an awesome learning experience of self-publishing a novel and all that goes into it.

Did I mention this will be my FIRST published story?  Of course I did, that’s a pretty big deal!!

 

What is it about?

It’s an anthology of scary stories about ghost ships, eerie daydreams, haunted houses and much more.  Entitled:

The Box Under the Bed

What can you do?

Other than be super excited for me?  I’m glad you are, because I am beyond excited!!  You can support not just me, but all of the authors, by pre-ordering the Kindle version of the book.  It will be released October 1, 2017, and be automatically delivered to you then.  More formats will be available at a later date.  Click the link below:

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075C9D7L1?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

Don’t have a Kindle? Download the free Kindle app for any device. I have one on my phone and I love it!!

Thanks for joining me on this writing journey…

this is just the beginning!!

 

 

Happy Homemaker Monday 09.04.17

Good Afternoon!!  I’m back!!  I missed last week’s Monday’s post.  I had been working on a writing project, and the weekend just got away from me.  Then Monday rolled around, and I just didn’t get to it.  But such is life.  Though the writing project has lead to some exciting news I will be sharing in the next couple of days!!  Not much excitement over here, just trying to get my schedule organized with school and the freelance bookkeeping work I have acquired.  Hope everyone is doing well.

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

This isn’t a recipe, but some pretty amazing pie designs.  Makes me want to make a pie.

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET:

Some fun photoshopping!!

 

 

FAVORITE PIC FROM THE CAMERA:

This is our latest addition to our little yard nook.  My mom wanted a pic to send to her friend, so I just went out there one day and took a pic.  But I love how the sun is shining down.  Since then we added the blue stones to it, and I’ve wanted to try and recapture the shot, but have not been able to.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

ON MY PLAYLIST:

 

Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver Writing Contest: the second of FOUR Honorable Mentions, “Sparkles In Time” by Carrie Ann Alexis

Another Honorable Mention, I’ll take it!!  Such great stories and awesome writers in this contest.

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Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver Writing Contest

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the second of four honorable mention awards

* Honorable Mention *

Sparkles In Time

by Carrie Ann Alexis

This one’s bittersweet. I liked the flow of the story but right away I knew it wasn’t gonna be fun.

Great job with this.

This story and the other Honorable Mentions, along with a profile of each of their authors, will be featured on the blog. They are really good.


DON’T FORGET: ALL contestants not winning first, second, or third place will be put into a drawing for other prizes!

HERE are some of the AMAZING AUTHORS whose books will awarded:

renovatio-ebook-v4Allison MaruskaProject Renovatio. Author of the runaway bestseller The Fourth Descendant, Allison Maruska offers an audio book version of her latest hitProject Renovatio.

With over 550 reviews on Amazon, The Fourth Descendant established Allison as an amazing breakout author…

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Happy Homemaker Monday 08.21.17

Good Afternoon!!  I missed last Monday’s post.  Last week was our first full week of school, but we successfully weeded through numerous emails from teachers and coordinated schedules to meet with them, and the boys are ready to go…well, as ready as they’ll be.  I was also working on some writing related things, more on that in the days to come.  The boys and I enjoyed watching the eclipse coverage on TV.  It was cloudy over here, and we didn’t really see any effects of it.  But how exciting to watch it on TV, from those areas where they were in the direct path.  Hope everyone has a great week!!

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. 

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

This looks absolutely yummy!!  What a clever twist on one of my favorites.

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:

We enjoyed the AquaX Jet Ski races again this year.  More people came out to watch, and the course seemed like it was closer in.  A beautiful day, but the waves were kicking up again.  Always a nice time at the lake.

My daughter and I went to a block party that one of the local businesses held on Friday.  It’s a home decor shop with a lot of vintage items.  Just outside their shop they blocked off the street, had some tents set up for other vendors and a band.  There were several boutique type vendors, and food vendors.

 

FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET:

I found this video to be fascinating.  These choreographers spoke two different languages, and could not understand each other, but were able to come up with a dance routine together.

  

FAVORITE PIC FROM THE CAMERA:

 

QUOTES:


 

ON MY PLAYLIST:

Happy Homemaker Monday 08.07.17

Good Afternoon!!  Our last days of summer, school starts Thursday.  Had a nice weekend, we even had some fall like temps one day, but we are back to being warm again.  Have a wonderful week ahead!!

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. 

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

 

RECIPE I WOULD LIKE TO TRY:

This looks so yummy!!

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Took the boys bowling last Monday, that was a lot of fun.  I used to bowl a lot when I was in high school, but it did take a little bit to get back into a groove.  Not a pro by any means, but was happy with my progress.  In the three games we bowled, I got a couple of strikes and some spares.  Elijah also got a few strikes, and Ben had several spares.

This past weekend Liv and I attended a bridal shower for my future niece.  My sister had it at her house, it was small, but very nice.  The games were fun, the food was good, and it was nice to see some of my extended family.  Plus I love these two as a couple, my nephew has a great sense of humor, and a contagious laugh (kinda like Seth Rogen) and she can go along with his silliness, or stop it in its tracks.  Just a fun couple to be around.  She has already been a wonderful part of this family, but it’s always nice to make it official.

 

FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET:

One of my favorite performances from World of Dance.  It’s down to the last three.  I have really enjoyed watching it this season, hope it returns.

 

  

 

FAVORITE PIC FROM THE CAMERA:

 

QUOTES:

 

ON MY PLAYLIST:

This is also one of the funnest videos I have seen.  Not sure if they actually did this, but if they did, how cool is that?