Posted in Author Stuff, books, Writing

Doggie Went A-Courtin’ is LIVE

http://www.amazon.com/Doggie-Went–Courtin-adaptation-traditional-ebook/dp/B00PVT0ECY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416520041&sr=8-1&keywords=Doggie+Went+A-Courtin%27

For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a big thing.  I’ve been working on publishing a children’s ebook.

Any of y’all remember when I wrote a little picture book called “Doggie Went A-Courtin'”? Way, way back in maybe 2009?  I entered it into a contest and it placed in the top twelve and then went on to win 4th after all my friends, fans, and neighbors voted online day after day after day?  Anyone remember?  It’s been a while.

Well, after that contest I tried to get it published, but it’s never gone anywhere with traditional publishers.  So after Kindle made it possible for children authors to publish ebooks a couple of months ago, I went for it.  I’ve worked with an excellent illustrator who practically worked for peanuts and delivered a super product.

Here it is, in all it’s twelve pages of glory.

http://www.amazon.com/Doggie-Went–Courtin-adaptation-traditional-ebook/dp/B00PVT0ECY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416520041&sr=8-1&keywords=Doggie+Went+A-Courtin%27

Its a cute little adaptation on Froggie Went A-Courtin’using a few down home animals.

There’s a couple of catches.

1) It’s only available on Kindle, so you either have to have a Kindle or a free Kindle app downloaded on something smart.

2) It has no reviews and in order for books to do really well out there in the e-world, they need reviews.  If you like it, please leave a nice review.  If you don’t like it, I’d rather you not leave a review, just go on and scrub your potty or something.

On Saturday, November 22, it will be free!! Grab it up then before the price returns to $2.99.

So buy it, give it a great review, and then finally, spread the word.  Share on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any other social media, send a pigeon, a smoke signal or  write it on a bathroom stall next to someone’s number for a good time.  It’s all good.

Oh and of course, if you find errors, such as in formatting, please let me know so I can fix it up.  This has been a huge learning curve and I know just enough to be dangerous, you know.

Thanks friends.

Angel

Posted in Children, Family

1st Snow of the Season & Ice Cream

I’ve lived in this New Mexico mountain village for almost two years now.  That equals almost 2 winters, and so far they have been very mild and not worse than anything I would have experienced back home.  However, the weather folk are predicting this winter to have below average temperatures and above average moisture thanks to El Nino.

This morning we awoke to our first snowfall.  There is something magical about waking to snow, even when you are no longer a child, but especially when you are.

Normally, the first thing EK wants to do after awakening is put on a princess dress.  That is if she didn’t sleep in one the night before.  But this morning, after seeing the snow, she started pulling off her pajamas and said, “I need to wear a hat and mittens and a scarf.”

Her daddy, who loves the snow too, dressed her and off they went.

I braved the weather in my housecoat for all of twenty seconds to get a few pictures.

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Of course, catching snowflakes on your tongue is required.  DSC_2179

Then we got a big bowl full of snow for making snow ice-cream by adding a can of sweetened condensed milk and a splash of vanilla.

The snowflakes are big, the fire is crackling,  and life is good.

Posted in Children, Family, Photos

October Photo Dump

Anne of Green Gables said, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

Me too, Anne.

The colors here are breathtaking.  The air is crisp and cool.  The smell of fireplaces fill the air.

October is my favorite time of year.

I don’t have too much to say, I just wanted to share some pictures.

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We like to walk down by the river and crunch leaves.

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Our cat, who thinks she’s a dog,  walks beside us.

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We throw rocks in the creek.

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EK has a cheesy smile these days.

But it’s cute.

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It’s the month of costumes.  We were asked to dress up as a super hero to help out our library for an event.  Ek was batgirl and her little friend was Wonder Woman.

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For Halloween, she was Snow White.  She had so much fun getting candy.

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In three months, she’ll be three years old.

Her hair is nearly to her waist.

Lately I find myself remembering.

Today I looked at pictures and couldn’t help wondering where the time has gone.

I know these days too are fleeting.

Like the changing of the leaves.