Happy Birthday

So yes, it is my BD today, but we’re so early in the year, I decided this could be a Happy Birthday post to all of us reading this. Are birthday’s important to your family? Or are they something you just skip over in horror at the number of years you’ve accumulated? My family has…

I Love You

I Love You It’s not Valentine’s yet, but I settled on this title because I got the news the husband of a dear friend passed away yesterday afternoon. He was a very good man and was a positive influence on many people. He’d not been in the best of health, but still, no one expects…

Happy New Year!

Well, almost, depending on when you read this. On behalf of the authors of the WORD BY WORD Blog, I want to thank you for being with us this year. We hope we’ve brought you an encouraging word when all around us sometimes appear to be in chaos. We appreciate hearing from you and appreciate…

Black Friday

Do you go out and hit the malls and store or internet to get the best deals today? Well, not just today, since this Black Friday began a week ago and goes through Monday, officially Cyber Monday. My husband’s Aunt Virginia was a big Black Friday shopper back in the day, when it really was…

COMPROMISE Book Birthday

Yesterday was the Book Birthday of COMPROMISE, my 9th published book. A very exciting day. It generally takes me a long time to complete a book. My 8th book released in September of 2020 and the 7th book (4th in The Second Chances Series) released in 2019. So it takes right at a year for…

Gorgeous New England

We got back late on October 11 from a 7 day trip to Maine followed by 3 days in New Hampshire. Our last trip was in 2018. We’ve been fortunate to make almost twenty trips to New England starting with my first year as an elementary school principal. I lived in Massachusetts when I was…

CELEBRATING FALL

  Today, I’m celebrating Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. I love the cooler temps. For us in Texas that means, our highs are in the mid-80s. That doesn’t sound very cool to many of you, but remember on Monday of this week, we hit 100 with a high humidity. So many things are…

To Be Thankful

I write second chance romantic suspense with happily ever afters. But given the current situation in our world, I almost wish I wrote dystopian fiction. Think dreadful fires in the west and northwest. Think of the people being burned out of their homes and losing their lives and livelihood. Think of the poor firefighters who’ve…

Vacation 2

This is titled Vacation 2, not because we’ve been on 2 vacations this summer, but because yesterday on my own blog I wrote about our wonderful trip to Red River, New Mexico. Here on our WBW blog, we like to talk about encouraging things, and I find nature to be very encouraging and uplifting so…

The Return of Book Signings

The pandemic shut down so many activities, but now those of us who’ve gotten our vaccinations are slowly returning to what we used to think of as ‘normal.” One of those normal events is Book Signings. In getting ready for yesterday’s post on my personal blog about my upcoming book signing in Fort Worth, I…