Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pentatonix sings the Little Drummer Boy

This is one of my favorite carols, and this version is lovely in so many ways.

You can hear a little more of their music at the Pentatonix website. They can also be found on Facebook. I ordered my copies  of "PTxmas" and "That's Christmas to Me" at this online store, but you can find them other places, too.

Monday, December 15, 2014

A bit of joy and a sense of humor at work

There's a park not far from my house, and on the edge of the park is a little tree that may not survive another year. It's looking small and scraggly and sad.

Someone with a sense of humor and a joyful heart turned that little tree into a smile maker. I had to stop and take a few photos. This is the view into the park.


And this shows you how close the tree is to the street, which is even better for reaching those who pass by.



I'm still smiling, just because of that little tree and the nice people who decided to decorate it.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The One Big Book Signing and Party for Dead Wrong

The weather stayed really nice.

The turnout was excellent.

And I had a great time, so I hope everyone else did too.

We had goodies from Fiona's Deli.


A book table.


A gift basket and signing table.


Good friends who were kind enough to buy a copy of Dead Wrong. This is Diana, Kay, and Pam.


 And me having a really good time.

Thanks so much to everyone who attended. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jacqueline Seewald Interviewed Me for the Author Expressions Blog

I hope you'll drop by the Author Expressions Blog to check out the very thorough interview Jacqueline Seewald did as part of my internet wanderings during this book promotion period.

Click here to get to the interview.

A Must-Read Blog Post About Facebook Changes for 2015

Edie Melson has a post at her The Write Conversation blog that we all need to read and then figure out how these changes will impact us if they're actually implemented.

Social media sites will continue to change over time, so it's important to stay on top of all those announcements. None of us want to be suddenly surprised by a hefty advertising bill.

"Social Media Monday—How Facebook Changes for 2015 Could Affect Authors"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I'm not on vacation yet....

I'm just running around in circles trying to get things done before my book signing and party on Saturday. I think I have it under control.

I hope I have it under control.

But meanwhile, the blog sits here unattended, like a poor neglected pet.

I'll try to do better. Maybe tomorrow. Or Friday.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hear the Chimes

Here's a wonderful Christmas video from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (my home town).