Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Release: Cup of Comfort for Single Mothers

I'm happy to announce the release of another Cup of Comfort book, this one in honor of Single Mothers. If you or someone you know is a single mother, this heartfelt collection of stories just might be the perfect Mother's Day Gift.

"A Cup of Comfort® for Single Mothers is a celebration of the millions of mothers who go it alone. Suitable for single mothers of all kinds, the book contains sixty heartwarming stories of the unbreakable bond between mother and child. " (Edited by Colleen Sell, from Adams Media.)

As you may have guessed, I do have a story included in the book. "A Home Built for Three" shares the time in my life when I was living in Wadena and purchased my first home. As a fairly new single parent with two young daughters, Karli 8, and Emily 5, this was my first chance to establish “our new home” after moving from Tennessee back to Minnesota. (Soft cover. $10)

If you are interested in purchasing a copy, feel free to email me. The book cover can be seen on my Articles/Stories page, and costs $10, (soft cover), plus $2.50 S&H to have it mailed. Or check out all the great Cup of Comfort themed books at

To those of you who qualify, Happy Mother's Day!

And to everyone,
Many blessings,

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Bloomington Writers Festival & Book Fair

Saturday was the 5th Annual Writers' Festival & Book Fair in Bloomington, MN. Held at the beautiful Bloomington Art Center, it was a wonderful day of celebration of the literary arts. There were over 45 writers in attendance, with several more giving workshops throughout the day. Faith Sullivan, a well-known Minnesota author, was the keynote speaker...a great way to kick-off the day!

Once again, it was a great opportunity to network with other writers and meet new people. And as often the case, I also ran into a few friends...Milt Adams from Beaver's Pond Press, Gillette from Borealis Bookstore in Wadena, and a few other familiar faces.

I tried something new this time to help stimulate book sales. For each book sold, I gave away one of my photo notecards. People always have such good comments about the cards, and I felt it added something special to the sale. Plus it gave me a chance to share a little bit about the places where the proceeds from the card sales are sent, such as the Lower Brule Boys & Girls Club in South Dakota and Missions to Latin America in Guerrero, Mexico.

To top it off, my hubby John stopped by with a salad from Byerly's and had lunch with me, which is always appreciated!

The snow has finally melted...April showers are gently coming down as I write. Mmm, the fresh scent of spring rain just outside my window!