Surprise Freebie Friday!

Okay, looks like by 9 pm EDT this is no longer a free book. Just saw it’s back to $2.99, folks(I. have no idea how long this book will be free) but wanted to post about it for all the people who’ve enjoyed the free adult coloring books and pages I’ve been posting about lately. Just saw where Not Only is the Kindle version of this The Art of ZenDoodle book free at the moment at Click Here for The Art of Zendoodle by Jack Reed, but this Extra Special Note is included that everyone should be sure to check out: ***100 CHARMING MANDALA AND MOSAIC PATTERNS FOR COMPLETE RELAXATION*** KINDLE USERS – We Are Thinking Of You. Since you can’t download this book from your Kindle device – We put a link of a printable PDF version at the end of the book. Can’t get much more user friendly than Read more…

Weeding Out and De-Cluttering My Facebook Pages

For the past couple of days I’ve been taking a hard look at all the posts I’ve left up on my Facebook pages, and I’ve been giving my Activity Log a workout. If you’ve never looked at your Activity Log, it’s a handy tool that makes it easy to review and remove posts on your pages that may not be relevant anymore. You can get there by clicking the upside down triangle on the FB toolbar, then select Activity Log, or in the lower right corner of your page’s banner click View Activity Log. I post a lot of new release and sale price books for author friends, and that’s one of the things I weed out periodically anyway. But there’s a lot more that the Activity Log can do when a more major overhaul is necessary. While it may seem a little overwhelming at first–the Activity Log does list EVERYTHING Read more…

Save Today with These Tuesday Budget Tweakers

Thought I’d share a handful of budget savers I’m using or recently heard about. The first is one that will go away this evening, but the rest are ideas that may save you some $$$ in the coming months. Have a nearby Dairy Queen? Tuesday, March 15th is Free Cone Day at DQ, and everyone can get a small soft serve cone. At the same time, for anyone who wants to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the US and Canada, you can make your donation there. Just noticed my closest Aldi store has avocados on sale for 49 cents each, bananas 39 cents a pound, gala apples 50 cents per pound, navel oranges 45 cents per pound, and 16 oz packages of fresh asparagus for $1.39–BUT, only until the new ad comes out tomorrow. That closest Aldi store is a 50-mile round trip I don’t have time Read more…

What’s New and Free Wednesday

Cannot believe the week is half over already. But am kinda glad it is, because I have a handful of great contests, freebies, etc. to report on. The first is an Amazon giveaway going on right now for several free copies of Counterfeit Conspiracies. Winners are picked at random by the Amazon prize machine, and the contest runs through March 17th. Click here to try for a Kindle copy of the book Another fun free thing comes via one of my favorite author friends, Jennifer L. Hart. The first books in two of her cozy mysteries series are free at the moment on Amazon: Murder al Dente and Skeletons in the Closet. Grab these bargains while you can! Julie Mulhern is offering a Spring Break Contest on her FB page like the one she did last year for her Guaranteed to Bleed release. But this year the prize is a signed advance copy of Clouds in Read more…

Quick Organizing Tips to Gain Minutes Each Day

It seems like everyone I know is looking for ways to save time right now. Between regular tasks, upcoming spring schedules, the chore of getting everything together to complete our taxes (I know, bad word, I’m sorry), opening the garden or freshening the landscape, and just general spring cleaning because we’re finally able to leave the house without having to brave the cold every day — there’s a lot to do at the moment. I quipped this morning I might farm out some of my tasks to the dog. And while she’d likely try to do her best, I think I’ll leave that as a joke between us. While we can’t actually create time, we can save it and use the extra minutes each day in efficient ways to seem to do more things without giving up sleep or fun. Find 3 to 5 minutes every time you’re in the Read more…

Giveaway Chance and Excerpt

          Want to win a Kindle copy of Counterfeit Conspiracies? New contest going with 10 copies up for grabs in an Amazon giveaway. Click this Counterfeit Conspiracies giveaway link and see if you’re one of the random winners. Good luck! Contest ends St. Patrick’s Day–March 17th.            In the meantime, here’s a short excerpt if you want to check the book out first.           On this return visit—my acquisition finale—I slid into the darkened gallery. The circular space, lit only by the minimal luminosity filtering through a half-dozen narrow arched windows, allowed my shadow to mix with those already in residence. Night vision goggles allowed the glorious set of Rembrandts and French Impressionists to glow alongside the beauty I came to liberate.           It was a vibrant seascape, circa 1821, and a breathtaking scene of energy and Read more…