Thursday, May 30, 2013

Great day! "Orchard Grove series, book one, Darla's Decision" is on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press. Listed at $22.95  I might add that I did not set that price! The Publisher did. When I ask why they said because good books cost more!  So what could I say to that?
      It is also available through me! For the first 100 to preorder/order my book, you will receive the special "Celebration Sale" price of $20.00!! (plus $3.00 shipping)
      So today was a great day! My husband is probably more excited then I am ....if that is possible! He called me constantly all day! Love that man! Plus family and friends called me. It was such a wonderful day! Thanks to all of your support!
      This morning I had planned on sleeping in, but when my daughter Jessica called and said, "Mom, have you been on facebook?"  "No, I hadn't," was my sleepy reply. "I am looking at your book on Amazon right now! Karen posted that she had already bought your book!"
       I flew out of bed as fast as my hamstring pulled leg would let me! And I hobbled down the stairs, waddled to my computer desk and there it was in all its pink glory! The rest is now history! :)
      And just so you know... I am currently finishing up Book Two of the Orchard Grove Series. 
      I AM A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! My little girls dream of being an author has come true! Life is Good. My life has been full of blessings and this is a bonus.
HELLO! Everyone! Today is a GREAT DAY!! My book has been released!
      You may purchase it through me. The retail price is $22.95.My number is 208-722-5676 My address is: 26227 Pioneer Lane Parma, Idaho 83660 It is available through my publishers bookstore Westbow Press and through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The ebook should be available soon also. I appreciate all your support! This is an exciting time for me! Thanks to all of you!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Publisher just called! My copy of my new book is on its way then as soon as I sign the form on my email it will be available at Westbow Press online, Amazon, and Barnes and noble on line. It will be in ebook form for $5.99 and soft cover for $22.95. It is almost here! SO EXCITED!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Remember the movie "Money Pit" with Tom Hanks? He had ended up with a house...don't remember how or why... but it needed lots of repairs and he was constantly being told. "Two weeks" whenever he asked about when a job would be finished. That has been my experience with this book. But it is FINALLY on its way to the printer! I am SOOOOO excited. Can't wait to see my book in my hand. In TWO WEEKS!
     I've had a few people ask me if my book is about my cancer experience. So, I thought I would comment it on my blog incase others are wondering the same thing.
     No, my book is has nothing to do with cancer. Only, while I was going through treatments I did use that time to put the finishing touches on "Darla's Decision" and wrote two sequels. So if this one goes well I have two more in the series. I couldn't work in my garden or go into the heat for very long, I got tired of reading and watching movies and hurt to much to much else then I wrote! I also have two other smaller stories that I wrote last summer also. It was a great way to get my mind off my troubles and worries.
     I appreciate everyone's support and I am thrilled to hear other people excited about ME writing a book. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Going to the printer! In about two weeks my book "Darla's Decision" will be available! It will be available at Westbow press bookstore, Amazon and Barnes and Noble! Yeah!!!!! FINALLY!
     The book will cost $22.95 not sure about the shipping yet-depends on where you get it from. The ebook will be $5.99. I hope you will enjoy it!
       Sneak peak:
     "You know, Darla, I was right there the whole time. Why couldn't I have been the example of the man you wanted?" He paused and looked at her thoughtfully. "I imagine if Nathan was available you wouldn't be sitting with me right now." He flicked the reins and called to the horses.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy May! This weekend is Mother's day and I want to dedicate this blog to my mother. Dorothy Johnston. I am who I am because of her. I have the greatest memories of my childhood and she is a part of each one. I should tell you about her for those who do not know her. She is an amazing woman. She could do everything! Cooking, canning, gardening, sewing, reading, music, crocheting, painting, helping others, church service, community service, chaufeur, teacher, hiking, swimming, camping--so much more.
     I have great memories of moments spent doing things with my mama. When I was young our TV went out....old thing with large tubes in the back. It was several months before we got a new one. In the evenings after dinner we sang around the piano. I learned to sing harmony very young. She would play and my sister and I would sing. Old songs! I love the old songs!
     My mom wanted us to learn to cook and sew. I remember a few lessons...I remember being grumpy by the time the learning moment was over...So, I think, to make it fun she started a 4-H group. I was in 4-H for 10 years!(She later became one of the longest serving 4-H leaders in Arizona!Even after we all left home, she continued to serve as a leader.) She taught us and many neighborhood kids to cook and sew. We had crafts that we learned. We had party's--Halloween parties, where are house became the spook alley and our yard was filled with tables of fun home carnival fun times. I loved the "come as you are" early morning breakfasts! We would show up early on a Saturday and pick up all the girls in the neighborhood for a pancake breakfast in our pajamas! So much more!
   My parents drove Datsuns and Nissans (small cars!)...they were always crammed packed with kids! Way before seatbelt laws were in effect!We sang and drove  kids to church, school activities, 4-H activties and trips to the lake.
    I love to read and that is because I saw her reading. I love to garden because she gardened. I learned about music because my Mama knew music. I love music because of her!
       I could go on and on about things my mother taught me! But the final thing I will mention is the greatest gift of all. My mama has a testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and of his gospel. She taught us to pray and to love the Savior, to respect our life that God blessed us with and to serve others as he would.
    Everything I do as a mother I do because she was and is my mother. I love you, Mama!