Reblogged from Kristen Lamb’s BlogUnfriended—Why “Cleaning Up” Your Friends Could Be Costing You BIG

Having a lot of friends isn’t an ego-stroking thing. It’s just plain smart. Trust me, it’s always been about who you know not what you know.

Source: Unfriended—Why “Cleaning Up” Your Friends Could Be Costing You BIG

Good Girls Don’t Become Best-Sellers—Channeling Your Inner “Bad Girl” to Reach Your Dreams

This was written for women writers and anyone else who has a dream and worries that pursuing that dream might inconvenience someone else, read this and learn!

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I am currently reading Kate White’s I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know. There are bad books, okay books, good books and great books. But there is another kind of book and it’s the rarest.

The game-changer.

White has a witty, sassy style. She is seamlessly intelligent and down-to-earth in her fiction. And guess what? Her nonfiction delivers more of the same.

I’ve never recommended a book I haven’t finished, but this one has me far too excited. Even if Ms. White devolves into dirty limericks for the rest of the book? I still feel I have spent my money well. There are some points she makes which I feel are especially poignant and applicable to writers.

Part of the reason I’m referring to her book in this blog (even though I’m not yet finished) is that I might just chicken out unless I…

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Jersey: Occupation Liberation Celebration

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Originally posted on A View From My Summerhouse:
Before my recent and first-ever visit to the beautiful island of Jersey, I knew of its famous Jersey cows,  delicious Jersey Royal new potatoes, and stunning coastline. I also knew something of…

My Favorite Photos From 2014

My niece takes wonderful pictures. Here’s a sample from her new blog!

Jean Marie's Photography

I’ve been seeing a lot of other photographers post their favorite photos from this year so I thought I would share my favorites too. They’ll be a mixture of portraits and other things.🙂


Young Red-tailed Hawk Young Red-tailed Hawk

Monarch Butterfly Monarch Butterfly

Erin Erin




Allison & Megan Allison & Megan

Sarah & Alex Sarah & Alex

Sarah & Alex


Sarah & Alex

Baby Jude


Sarah & Alex


I hope you’ve all enjoyed my favorite photos from 2014. Can’t wait to see what next year brings!🙂

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A Review of Tex and the God Squad by Author Stuart West

Tex and the God Squad By Stuart West

Tex and the God Squad By Stuart  R. West

The third book of Tex, the Witch Boy series begins with the suicide of a classmate. Everyone at school is shocked and fearful, unable to understand why Bittany, a pretty, popular cheerleader would suddenly kill herself.

In spite of the fact that Tex had never spoken to her, he suspects there is more to her death than what anyone believes and begins asking questions that makes him and his friends, very unpopular and targets for whoever is hiding the truth.

Tex’s intentions when he shows up at the girl’s family home after the funeral, is to show his support and respect to her family. But soon after arriving, the questions that have bothered him from the beginning, become too much for Tex to ignore and he does a little investigation of his own.

He discovers something in her room that could prove if the girl had committed suicide, she was driven to do it by someone else. Now the big question is who would do such a thing and why? But finding the answers to these questions would ultimately lead to Brittany’s killer and a very disturbing truth about a sinister church.

I found this well written tale of murder and deceit hard to put down. I’ve also read the first two stand alone books of this series and loved them both and just like Tex, the Witch Boy and Tex, and the Gangs of Suburbia, Stuart R. West’s third book does not disappoint. The characters of Tex, Olivia and their friends are well rounded and highly developed characters, making the book very entertaining and real. I highly recommend it!

Many of Stuart’s books can be found at MuseItUp Publishing’s website, Amazon , Barnes and Noble and many other places books can be found. If interested in learning more about Stuart R. West and his books, please visit his blog.

Huntin” : A New Short Story coming out today from author, V. L. Murray

Just released November 21, 2014. If you like scary, you’ll love this!

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Friday November 21st, 2014 marks the release day for the paranormal short story Huntin’ , the latest from author V. L. Murray.

Huntin’ is a thriller which highlights the teachings of the Medicine Wheel as it lures the reader into the world of  a young man trying to escape his past.


Here’s an excerpt from the story.

“Usually it was Hawk who called to her from above and helped her on her day’s journey, communicating with single piercing cries whenever she needed guidance. Hawk would appear in her dreams, sometimes showing the future.

He had come two weeks ago as she was dreaming, and told her the story of the hunt camp to come. She sighed again with resolve, knowing what she must do if Spirit was ever to return to her beloved son. Now, Wolf howled once more, and this time Jack looked up as if listening to its…

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Did You Know?

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time.

British mystery writer Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. It is estimated that she sold over 2 billion works, putting Christie’s books just behind the Bible and William Shakespeare in terms of most sales.

She has sold approximately a billion books in English, and another billion have been sold and translated into around 45 different foreign

She is the most translated author, and has been translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Since her first novel was published in 1920, Christie’s 80 works have been adapted into film versions 27 times.

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I found this very interesting and did a little more investigating to find out more about Agatha Christie.

She was born September 15, 1890 and died of ‘natural’ causes on January 12, 1976 at the age of 85.

Agatha Christie--Best Selling Author of all time!

Agatha Christie–Best Selling Author of all time!

I wonder if Ms. Christie really knew how much her books influenced the world of literature, plays, movies and television, and even video games, radio and comics or knows that she lives on in the hearts and minds of millions of fans who love and enjoy her work.

My greatest achievement, as an author is being published, but I’m practical. Becoming famous from a few eBooks is rare and ending up on the New York Times best seller’s list is only a dream.

Yet Agatha Christie managed something even more spectacular. Something no one else in the world has: The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time.

One last thing about Ms. Christie, as of 2014 media reports state that the BBC has acquired exclusive TV rights to her works in the UK and plans to air new productions for the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth in 2015.

What an amazing legacy Agatha Christie left for all of us to enjoy.

Thank you for reading my blog. In case you might be interested here is a link to my Amazon author’s page: Donna Jean McDunn’s Amazon author Page