Friday, April 1, 2016

New release from Charmaine Gordon!

Charmaine Gordon
      I've been fortunate to be friends with this wonderful woman for several years now and I can't say enough about how I've enjoyed our friendship. Her phones make me smile and laugh each time we chat. Her stories pull together friends and family to include the relationships of her characters through more than one book. Please take a peek at her newest release and grab your own copy to show her some love this week. Join me in welcoming Charmaine for another visit to my blog. Leave a question or comment at the bottom. She'll be checking the post a few times to chat with you.

     A wealthy couple, no children in sight, answer the door one day to find a replica of the woman living there, titian hair and all. Charlie is her name and so begins the story. Years later, Charlie’s young twin sisters, now seventeen, are rescued by the same couple with a big heart. It’s a tale of love and hearts that keep on giving.


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Monday, March 14, 2016

Keep track of your expenses!

Excel Spreadsheets

      Being in the tax business as well as being an author allows me to help my fellow writers get all the deductions they have coming. I recently had a client who needed help with keeping track of her expenses and couldn't afford an accounting software program. This led me to create an Excel sheet for her that she could use for several years and continue adding more sheets for upcoming years if it worked for her. Well, she loved it as it totaled each column as she entered her expenses.
     This gave me the idea that perhaps others might find it useful, too. If you'd like to download your copy, you can find it on my website. Just scroll down to the tax section and click the Expense Sheet link. Be sure to click 'Enable Editing' so that you can begin using the sheet. Please leave a comment if you found the sheet helpful and then use the SHARE buttons at the bottom. I love helping other authors be efficient! Enjoy!






Now in Kindle, Paperback
and HardCover! 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Post YOUR 500 words about this photo!

Post YOUR 500 words about this photo!

     Here's your chance to try your hand at spontaneous writing. Even if you've never done it, just go with what pops into your head and get the words on paper. Maybe your hidden talent hasn't been tapped yet. Put down the first thoughts that come to you of what may have happened in this photo. Is the subject dead or just napping in the forest?
     Come back in a week and LIKE the post that reads the best and I'll make a mention in my newsletter of the winning post. Go!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Winnin' O' The Green - $20 GC up for grabs!

 Winnin' o' The Green!

     We all would love more green in our pockets and I'm giving each of you a chance to win some. Thank you for stopping in to play. One factor to getting more green in your pockets is to make sure you pay YOURSELF as you go through life. It's never too late to put money away for those days we all look forward to where we can sip Mai Tai's on the beach. In order for that to happen, you have to change your mind-set and consider yourself your number one employee. Your employer might pay you, but are YOU paying you by socking your money into a good investment? Your 401K is the best way, especially if your employer matches say 5% - If you're not investing at least that same 5%, they won't be either. They only match what you put in up to 5%. Yes it's that easy. The money goes into your 401K BEFORE taxes so you're only going to miss a few bucks in your check and now you've got double going into that 401K (because your employer is also putting in the other 5%!!) Come on, you can do it. Watch that money grow.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Happy Valentine's Day!

     I hope all of you do something special for those close to you. I love Valentine's Day and surprising people who have no idea I might do that. I get Mr. Jewel roses every year so his customers know he's loved! Because I love all of my readers, below is a contest for YOU! Get your entries into Rafflecopter!