Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gay's Days. April 30, 2015

Good morning friends,

I was tagged by Victoria Caine and Renee Blare to share 7 paragraphs from page 7 of a work in progress. Thanks ladies. Here goes.  Click on their names to take you to their Amazon links. They both are excellent authors.

 This is unedited from my angel series, Sarah and a Party for Mackenzie.

“I try a little guitar myself. Maybe you could give me a lesson. Would you perform something before you go?”

Oh boy! Just what she needed. Why did she show up with this instrument? She played a harp—for goodness sakes—not a guitar. And sing rock? No way. What to do now?

“Uh…no, don’t think so.”

“Aw, come on. I gave you directions. Let me hear you on that guitar. I’m stuck in here working and can’t go anywhere. Just one song.”

Sarah strapped the guitar to her body, bounced up and down as she listened to the beat of a silent drum and then let out a loud, strident howl. Wahagababa! The wail sounded similar to a wolf caterwauling with his paw caught in a trap. After the vocal introduction, she placed hands on the guitar and proceeded to strum the instrument to complete the effect. Wang! Twang! Plunk! Two strings popped loose. “Sorry. Need to fix that. Thanks for the map.” Turning, she ambled away.

“I hope no one is paying big bucks to hear that dude sing.” The clerk’s muttered words reached Sarah’s ears as she opened the door.
I don't have the cover yet to show you, but I know the designer will create a good one. I love the ones below. The image for Sarah is perfect. Don't you think? I didn't craft the poster below either, but I love it.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Gay's Days, April 27, 2015

My author and friend, Les Coalson featured me on his blog. We live in the same neighborhood along with another published author, and the three of us gather now and then to discuss our books.

I hope you'll drop by and see what Les has to say.

When a man says he likes my books, I'm honored. I had a guy tell me once he got a sermon idea from one of them. How cool is that?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gay's Days, April 16, 2015

Tax day came and went yesterday. Did you get yours into the ole IRS? They'll come calling if you didn't. We took our info and receipts to the CPA last January. Would you believe we still haven't heard from him? He's a good accountant, and a nice guy, but he sure doesn't show his clients much respect.  We've called and left messages numerous times. His gatekeeper said they were finished and on his desk for review. Hubby assures me that if we owed money, the man would have let us know.  I suppose he filed an extension....hope so anyway. I think it is time to find a new CPA, don't you? Sure is hard to get good customer service these days.

I promised you pictures of my yard, and now that the front bed is planted, here are the photos.

I named the angel Sarah. Can you guess why?


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Gay's Days, April 12, Diets

I'm so hungry, I don't think a mere one piece would satisfy my appetite. Do any of you diet for weight loss? I start fresh everyday.  I love coconut cake, and this one is difficult to resist.

Did you see the article about Penn Jillette loosing 100 pounds in 100 days? The guy is amazing. He stands six feet and seven inches, and after the vanishing pounds, he really looks skinny.  He's a Vegas magician, but he made his waistline disappear by eating only 1000 calories a day.

Penn ate a lot of lettuce.  Check it out.

Forget the lettuce. Sure would like a piece of that cake up there.  How about you?

Did you have a good weekend? Eat anything fun? Healthy? Or did you enjoy junk food?

Sarah loves to eat, and as an angel in my books, she's always looking for cheeseburgers. They are a fav of mine too, but right now I want that cake. Sarah stays petite regardless of her mammoth appetite.

I send blessings your way and hope we all can achieve healthy results with our diets.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Gay's Days, April 11, 2015

Hi everyone,

How's your Saturday? Mine is rainy down here in little ole Fulshear, TX. Clouds make the day cool, and I love that. The temperature has already soared to 85 F a few afternoons and it is only the second week in April.

Did I tell you I dread summer?

I spent the morning at the West Houston RWA meeting. (Romance Writers of America). After having family with me this week, I really needed to stay home and catch up. Couldn't do it. I wanted to hear Vicky Dreiling speak.

Boy! Am I happy I went. Vicky presented good information, and the group enjoyed interacting with each other.  Vicky writes wickedly, witty, historical, romance. Her books entertain and keep the reader awake until the wee hours of morning.

Authors learn a lot from each other, and these gatherings are beneficial. Food and coffee hit the spot also.
Thanks Vicky!

Vicky Dreiling

Flowers and shrubs will be planted later today in the front bed (as the sprinkles come down). I have my angel statue in place. Her name is Sarah, but I told you that, didn't I? Well, anyway, next week, I'll show you her picture.
Until then, ya'll have a good weekend!  Take time out to enjoy a good book. Try one of Vicky's, and if you see one of mine that you haven't read, pick one up. I'd like to introduce you to Sarah.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Gay's Days, April 6, 2015

Did you have a joyful Easter yesterday?
We did. After a wonderful church service, we ate lunch with two of our daughters and one son-in-law. Our daughter and husband, who live in San Antonio, have their house on the market and will be moving to Kentucky in a few weeks. Needless to say, she and her hubby were too busy to come. We missed them.
Last Friday, we took a quick day trip to see a few bluebonnets. The day turned rainy, but we saw a several patches. 
If you have the opportunity, please come to Texas in the spring...while the state flower blooms and the weather isn't too hot.  Traveling through country roads can be a treat, and discovering quaint, small town cafes will surprise you with a good meal.
We stopped in one in Fayetteville, Texas. I chose the special of the day, meatloaf and veggies. Hubby had a good old fashioned cheeseburger. Here's a group of diners, and you can spot the front door in the background. The food was good, and the desserts looked awesome, but we didn't try those.
Fayetteville is only about an hour and fifteen minutes from home, and this time of the year, that region has huge antique sales. If you are into unusual items, check out Round Top and Warrenton, a mere few miles from here. About a 100,000 people attend these events each year in April and October. I've been there in both months, but I prefer April. October heat can reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Texas. Whew!
Several of my books take you to these area of Texas. I had one of these country towns in mind when I wrote Sarah: A Mission of Love.  The rolling hills provide not only beauty, but inspiration. Some of the churches in this location are really old.  Here's a picture I took several years ago on a sunny day. This isn't one of them, but if you are ever our way, you will enjoy touring the Painted Churches of Texas. Come when during the spring so you can take pictures of beautiful flowers. Honestly...a field of bluebonnets will remind you of an least in color.


In Sarah: A Mission of Love, the rural church such as the one above, is set in the midst of Texas farm and ranch land. The elders seek to fill a vacant pastorate and ask Tom Shoemaker to take the position. He's never been a preacher before, and the offer surprises him, especially since he has no wife. Sarah, a dyslexic angel, comes to earth to help him fall in love, and it is disaster time.
Until later, ya'll keep smiling, and come see us!


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