Friday, December 9, 2011

Recommended Read! 365 Ways To Raise Your Frequency by Melissa Alvarez

From time to time, I like to recommend books I've read and found especially inspiring. This is one of them. A wonderful, insightful work by a very talented author!

365 Ways To Raise Your Frequency
by Melissa Alvarez
Published by Llewellyn Worldwide


About the book:
Are You Ready to Raise Your Frequency?

Now, more than ever before, as the world becomes more Spiritually Enlightened, it is time to connect with your True Soul Essence, become Spiritually Self-Empowered, and Raise your Frequency.

Use The Simple Tools in 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency to Increase Your Spiritual Energy for Balance, Purpose, and Joy! Filled with practical advice and easy to use methods!

The soul’s vibrational rate, our spiritual frequency, has a huge impact on our lives. As it increases, so does our capacity to calm the mind, connect with angels and spirit guides, find joy and enlightenment, and achieve what we want in life.

This simple and inspiring guide makes it easy to elevate your spiritual frequency every day. Choose from a variety of ordinary activities, such as singing and cooking. Practice visualization exercises and techniques for reducing negativity, manifesting abundance, tapping into Universal Energy, and connecting with your higher self. Discover how generous actions and a positive attitude can make a difference. You’ll also find long-term projects and guidance for boosting your spiritual energy to new heights over a lifetime.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Another new release: The Kitchen Witch Yuletide Book

A holiday "fruitcake" of facts, fun, and food. Recipes and tales for the Yuletide season. Includes sweet treats and saucy trivia, heartwarming memories and magical lore. Delightful reading and delicious eating for the merriest time of the year.

Available at:
Smashwords -
and KINDLE -

And only $0.99

Happy Holidays :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thought for the day...

"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world."

~Robert Louis Stevenson~

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quickie "Contest" -- Everyone Wins!

Well, actually, instead of devising a contest (where some would win, but others would lose, after all), I thought it would be more fun to do an all-out giveaway... So, for one week only, from now until 11/17/11, I'm offering EVERY JACK NEEDS HIS JIL for free to anyone who'd like a copy. It's a full-length comedy romance novel, winner in the P&E Readers Poll and recipient of a FAR "Recommended Read."

To get your free copy, just go to the book's page here:
and enter the freebie coupon code: JT84X

Simple, huh? And this way everyone is a winner! :-)

(Please remember that the coupon will expire next week on 11/17/11, so this is a limited time offer.)


Saturday, October 29, 2011

My very first Halloween costume...

I was only about three at the time, but I remember it pretty well. My mother made a cute little rabbit costume for me, and a Donald Duck one for my brother. She dressed herself as Zorro, and my father went as a woman (first and only time I've ever seen my dad in drag--he didn't look half bad, LOL). Then we all went trick-or-treating together to the raucous amusement of the entire neighborhood. I ought to explain that my mom was a petite five-foot-two and my dad is six-foot and muscular. So, there was Zorro in "his" mask and cape, dwarfed by this big, busty femme fatale... the two of them herding around a fuzzy blue bunny and a duck in a sailor suit. Memories like that stick with a person. :-)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Why I write comedy...

For starters, because that's the way my warped mind works. :-) I can't keep the comedy out of a story even when I try. But an equally big reason is because I view humor as kind of a mission. I’ve always been a big fan of the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and '40s (all those old movies with actors like Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn), and I want to capture that same sort of spirit on the page. The interesting thing is that those movies were made during the Great Depression, and a little later during World War II, very stressful times. But those old comedies were courageous and sweet and always so uplifting. They were successful because they helped people forget their problems for a while and gave them hope for a brighter tomorrow. There’s something very healing about laughter. I think there’s even more need for it today. Once again we live in very stressful times with a lot of uncertainty. By writing comedy I’m trying to give people a break from the tensions we all face. There’s enough anger and tears in the world already. We need to find more reasons to smile.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Close door, Open window!

I like to think everything happens for a reason - hopefully a good one. What happened to me this past week was that I lost my website hosting service...and with it my website. All of it. And all without a word of warning, I might add. Was I surprised!

Ah well, I probably needed a new site anyway...

The thing is, I don't have time to build a whole new site right now. I do, however, have this lovely blog, which you'll notice hasn't been used much, so it's almost like new. So, for the moment, I'll be using this location as my "new site." Cool idea, huh? :-)

Granted, there's not much here - yet - but know I'll be adding more in the days to come. In the meantime, for those interested in my books, just click the title links in the sidebar.

Onward and upward!