Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tragedy Strikes in the Heart of Texas





The small rural town of Cross Plains, Texas has had its shares of trauma in recent years and again in true small town community spirit, the long reaching tentacles of Cross Plains, Texas reaches out and connects families and friends of those currently living in and those who are physically, but not emotionally, away from this community.

Lives were eternally changed today when a head on collision claimed three lives on Hwy 36 (a stretch of road that runs to Abilene, Texas approximately 40 miles) and a fourth person has come out of surgery and is in ICU.

I personally would like to thank the First Responders, The Cross Plains Volunteer Fire Department, the Paramedics, and the drivers of other vehicles who stopped and did what they could until the on call personnel arrived on scene and tended to the tragedy of today’s wreckage. With a community as small as Cross Plains, there won’t be anyone who is untouched by Jan. 28, 2013 4 p.m. event.

Arguments have been started on the cause of the accident – publicly on a newspage on facebook. Whether this accident occurred by drivers being distracted, texting, speeding, talking on phone, eating, or adjusting the radio – this is a horrible time. People, let us have some sensitivity to the tragedy that has occurred here and allow the families to grieve. Allow the police to do their jobs. 

Several someone’s have lost family members. Sons and daughters no longer have a father. Parents no longer have a son. Wives’ no longer have a husband.

Be sensitive.

Unfortunately this is the latest tragedy in a rash of accidents that has occurred in the Abilene, Texas area. 
An 18 year old young man was killed and his 23 year old female passenger critically injured when an SUV hit them. 
A two car collision occurred and killed a father and two college students and injured four other college students.

Ladies and Gentlemen who might take the time to read this – I am no saint and have made a lot of errors within my own driving skills but I hope the reality of these accidents in the past few days and the picture shown above brings each of us to a heightened state of awareness as we get behind the wheel each day and go about our business. 

I encourage you to stop for a moment and remember these families as they grieve. Grief knows no boundaries – it lasts for years. Your life and the lives of those around you are precious.

Be safe, and alert my friends and families and God Bless you. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

One way my family has fun

Only some of the grandchildren shown here


Family Fun at Christmas


Reflecting back on the Christmas holidays just recently passed, I often stop and wonder about the traditions in other people’s homes. One of the best Christmas traditions we have in our family occurs at my mother and father’s home about a week prior to Christmas Day.

The event is called “Grandma’s Christmas.” Our family is so large that we have stopped exchanging gifts and have started concentrating on food and fun. However, there is this little thing called “the brown paper bag” which is most eagerly anticipated!

Grandma passes out the brown paper lunch sacks stapled at the top and nobody can open theirs until everyone has theirs in hand. 

Anticipation builds as she waits and then yells, “Go!” sending what is usually a quiet home into a frenzy of fun, laughter and activity as papers is ripped apart, packages are opened and what is produced is some kind of nerf toy that brings forth good natured attacks. 

This free for all last about fifteen minutes and at that time, the only tears shed are from laughter and photos are snapped! 

Afterwards, the grandkids are ushered outside to play as the adults clean up.

Grandma’s Christmas would never be the same without the traditional brown paper bags that brings forth gales of laughter and memories lasting a lifetime!

Author K Meador Interviewed by Spotlight

Hello All,

Thank you for stopping by - I really appreciate you!

I have had the honor of being interviewed by Spotlight which was a LIVE web based interview talking about my three published books and my one work in progress

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Author K Meador Amazon Central Page Link.



  

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Examiner Features for February 2013







The Examiner Features for February 2013

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Tuesday
Wednesday
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Saturday

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Authors
Supporting
Authors

Book
Articles of
all
Genres


1
Annie’s Special Day
By
Clara Bowman
Jahn
2



Love at War
By
Viola Russell
3

Boss with
Benefits
By
Lelani Black
4

Being Anti-Social
Leigh
Cunningham
5


Adventures of Cecilia Sparks
Spotlighted
6

Peregine
By
Mary Ellen Barnes
7


Author
Lelani Black
Spotlighted
8

Where Eagles
Soar
By
Otis Rich
9

 Buried Truths
By
Viola Russell
10

The Illustrated
Woman
By
Mark Barry
11


Author
Mary Ann Bernal
Spotlighted
12


Author
Wendy Steele
Spotlighted
13

Brief Interludes
By
Susan
Griscom
14


The Stream: Discovery
By
Bill Jones Jr
15


Spirit of the Wolf
By
Otis Rich
16


A Dead Red Cadillac
By
RP Dahlke
17

The Phil
Naessens
Show
Spotlight
18

Concordia
By
Mary Ann
Bernal
19

Author Emma
Edwards
Spotlighted
20
Whisper
Cape
By
Susan
Griscom
21


Awakening
By
Bill Jones Jr
22

Silent Warrior
By
Otis Rich
23

A Dead Red Heart
by
RP Dahlke
24



Author
Mark Barry
Spotlighted
25
Can You Hear the Music
By
Sandra Russell Farris
26


Author
Cheryl Casey
Spotlighted
27


Reflections
By
Susan
Griscom
28


The Stream: Emprise
By
Bill Jones Jr



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Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Release by Lelani Black



Doctor, Doctor is the fifth book written by the talented LeLani Black. Her other titles include: Private Dancer, Boss with Benefits, Going Greek, and Bargain Bride and Billionaire Groom.

Doctor, Doctor is a short novel approximately 55K words and contains explicit levels of sensuality and fully developed love scenes. 

 Since when do millionaire doctors kidnap their housekeepers and hold them for ransom?

They don't. Not really. But when Audrina Lee's slacker brother steals a valuable painting from Dane Love's Hawaiian estate - a man they both work for - the good doctor cooks up a scheme to hold her for counter-ransom!

Audrina can't help but play along with the doctor's ruse, and until the painting is returned, she plans to enjoy every minute of her stay at his beachfront villa.

Surrounded by sea, surf and sun, things start getting toasty between herself and the hunky M.D.. Before too long, Audrina is losing the battle with temptation. Now her heart's about to get stolen, too, because the good doctor is turning out to be one very bad boy.


What readers are saying:


This story is refreshing because although it gives you the expected love plot it has humor, and a group of "Don't quit your day job" criminals.

~ fireworks exploded between the main characters

~ The attractive doctor, the stunning caterer, the hardworking mom, the over indulged brother. Then you add into the mix a thief and the story keeps you interested and in tune with the people in them!





About the Author:
Lelani Black is a multi-published author of sensual contemporary romance and sizzling erotic romance. She grew up in Hawaii and spent many days on island beaches soaking up the sun. She's a lot busier these days raising kids, growing wine grapes, chasing escaped chickens around her yard, and writing erotic spicemances. With a degree in medical administrative studies, she also works as an office administrator.










First 12 days of 2013

Well, haven't we all heard of the 12 days of Christmas?...so here is a little twist. 

What the first 12 days of January has brought forth to me...


  • 31 new authors to post on The Examiner
  • A lower ranking as a Top Reviewer on Amazon for both UK and US
  • Over 10,000 views on my blog
  • Enrolling my son in college and getting his apartment all set up. 
  • Same son, totaling his pick up truck. 
  • A week long technical information study week at work leading to an all inclusive technical test which I am proud to say I passed.
  • Review of one book, Doctor, Doctor, by Lelani Black and in process of reading Concordia by Mary Ann Bernal. 
  • Completed the 7 challenge:  7th or 77th page, 7th line, next 7 lines, challenge 7 other authors
  • Meeting new friends - getting closer to old friends. 
  • Added 3,500 words to The Inner Chamber
  • Journey to Freedom has had 3 sales and one "borrow"; Their Journey Begins has had 1 sale; Transcendence has had 1 sale


So what is next for January 2013 for me?

  • Accepting new authors to be featured in The Examiner - Feb. 2013
  • Web based live interview on the 15th at 11 am Central Time by Spotlight
  • Reducing the price to Their Journey Begins to .99 cents 
  • Another possible web based interview
  • Challenge to add 6,000 words to The Inner Chamber
  • Another Technical Training class at work at the end of this month. 
  • Finding a place to do a Book Signing on February 9th.
  • Contacting local newspapers about putting the Book Articles that I write for The Examiner in the Oklahoma City Newspaper. 
  • Contacting the Mustang Library about reading The Adventures of Cecelia Sparks (written by the wonder Ngaire Elder) to the Children's reading program. 

Tell me what you has your first 12 days of January 2013 been like? 

If you would like to be featured on The Examiner - Feb 2013 contact me you can do so by clicking here to email me. It is free and all I ask is that you Subscribe to my column and share posts as they come available. Authors helping Authors is my motto. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

7 Writer Challenge Pass On

I was tagged by Author Mark Barry so here it goes:

The rules: Go to either page 7 or page 77 and starting with line 7, post the next 7 lines and then challenge 7 others to do the same.



Page 7, line 7 and following 7 lines:

He was not going to Oklahoma with them How was going to leave the only place he had known. He spit on the ground and stared angrily at the creek as it flowed by, oblivious to the tormented kid.

1858 - Florida

The years had not been kind to Greggory, also known as "Black Arrow" from the Cherokee tribe. He was thirty years old and though he was half Cherokee and half black, he had relied on his black heritage to help him survive after his family left. Many times, such as now, he regretted his decision in not going with them. He thought he knew it all back then.


Passing the Baton: 

Glynis Smy
Paula Martin
Cheryl Casey
Kate Warren
Kathryn Magendie
A.M. Hunter
Terry Ambrose

Monday, January 7, 2013




The Examiner Features for January 2013

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Authors
supporting one another
1
 Phil
Naessens Show
Spotlighted
2
New Release:
Concordia by
Mary Ann Bernal
3
New Release:
Concordia by
Mary Ann Bernal
4
New Release:
Concordia by
Mary Ann Bernal
5
New Release:
Concordia by
Mary Ann Bernal
6
 New Release:
Concordia by
Mary Ann Bernal

7

His Leading Lady by Paula Martin
8

The Final Possession by A.M. Hunter
9

Imbrued
By Emma L
Edwards
10

Liturgy & Journey Into Renewal by Brian Bigelow
11

Hollywood Shakedown
By Mark Barry
12

Moroccan Heat by Samantha West
13

Doctor Doctor by
Lelani Black
14

Fragrance of Violets by Paula Martin
15

Trapped
By
George Bernstein
16

Author
K Meador
Spotlighted
17

Author Marta Merajer
Spotlighted
18

The Serpent
By
D.M. Andrews

19

The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name by Chloe JonPaul
20

Going Greek
By
Lelani Black
21

Texas Promise by
Celia Yeary
22

Someone Has to Pay by
Joe McCourbey
23

Switched in Death
By
Sherry Foley
24

A Question of Proof by
Joesph Amiel
25

Mary Nancy Smith
Spotlighted
26

Inner Demons 2
By
Jason Cross
27

Private Dancer
By
Lelani Black
28

The Ctitizens
By
L.M. Smith
29

Rain
By
Leigh Cunningham
30

Author
Rach Gee Spotlighted
31

Good Deed
By
Steve Christie



Now Accepting Authors for February 2013

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Concordia by Author Mary Ann Bernal

click here to view The Examiner in depth look at Concordia including photo, video, podcast link, website link, author central link and most importantly the purchase link! Transport yourself back into the 9th Century of adventure, thrills, traitors and love...



Click here to purchase on Amazon!

Mary Ann Bernal on The Writers Showcase!



Click here to see full article! Includes book review and a bit about the book Concordia.











Click here to listen to the podcast!





About the Author:


I fell in love with medieval England after I read Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Then came the great Hollywood epics such as Knights of the Round Table, Prince Valiant, The Black Shield of Falworth and The Vikings, to name but a few. Add to the mix Camelot and an incurable romantic Anglophile was born!
The Briton and the Dane novels are set in Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain when the formidable Vikings terrorized the civilized world. The epic adventure runs the gamut of deception, treachery, intrigue, and complicated relationships during a time of war and conquest. Resource material such as book club discussion items, glossary of terms, period maps and character lists are available for download at http://www.maryannbernal.com.

The Writers Showcase 2013



The Writers Showcase host Phil Naessens explains what the program and the website are all about, how writers can get involved and introduces the first guest to the program that will begin on January 1, 2013.

 This program is designed to promote writers from all genres by giving them a program all their own. Each program will include a "get to know the writer" portion, a book reading from the writer as well as a question and answer session about the book being promoted.