I’m on the final stretch for collecting donations to help Masonic Children’s Hospital fight Childhood cancers. Here’s the info should you want to give:
Below is the link to my photos from the July ride. I didn’t make the whole trip but the donations will still go for fighting childhood cancer. If you don’t want to give on my ride website https://chainbreakerride.org/rider/1327
All donations are 100% applied to childhood cancer research.
Thanks in advance for considering giving to a great Children’s hospital.
All donations are due by October 12th.
Posted in 2018, Charity, Events, Giving, Health, Hope, Inspire
Tagged 2018, Hope, Inspiration, Inspirational, Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, motivation
“Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with A Remarkable Man”
By William Shatner with David Fisher.
I recommend this book as a journey of life encompassing a shared career and friendship between actors that I enjoyed growing up.
Listening to Mr. Shatner’s excellent narration to share his love of Leonard Nimoy was a privilege and a priceless gift of insight into what makes a career and friendship.
I am a Star Trek fan growing up and in my 55 years of enjoying Mr. Shatner and Mr. Nimoy in all their many roles I found this book a gift that helped me to see the beauty of pursing a career and how it impacts living life to the fullest.
I’m thankful that I took the time to listen to this well written book.
Posted in Acting, Blogs, BookReviews, Books, Inspire, Kindle, Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, Uncategorized, William Shatner, Writing
Tagged Blog, Entertainment, Family, Inspiration, Reflections, reviews, Writing
Line for tickets at the July 9th Turn The Page Bookstore Book Signing Event in Boonsboro Maryland
Beautiful weather and people at the July 9th Event at Turn The Page Bookstore at 18 N. Main Street, Boonsboro MD 21713 – follow this link for more information about the event: http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html
The authors all the authors and staff had smiles. I enjoyed talking about the books they write and the libraries we both support.
Here are the pictures from the event with the authors:
July 9th, 2016 Books on Display for the Book Signing at Turn The Page Book Store
Gage Shepherd 1st in line and busy with book signing.
Hagerstown and Washington County historical account of how the Civil War impacted the people living in the war zone.
Mom and daughter writing team. Lisa loves libraries and said Hi to my librarians in Minneapolis, Minnesota – Hennepin County Library.
Maya Banks writes great books with excellently developed characters. I haven’t read any from Kendra yet more to follow as I work my way through her book.
Samantha Chase greeted us in the line and gave us a very nice pen with stylus top for tablets – thanks much, Samantha. The book I bought during the event will be the first I’ve read from you.
Thanks for the picture and signatures, Nora and for hosting the event for the Fans of your writing. I’m glad you support libraries and literacy for everyone.
Thanks to Laura for taking all the pictures with Nora and organizing the social media accounts and Fan events.
Eva and I after the book signing event – happy to have met so many of the Authors we enjoy reading.
Support for the troops evident in Boonsboro on all the lights along the downtown street. Thanks for all that have served and continue to serve USA.
Boonsboro Flowers I found after the Book Signing Event
Sunflower plants found after the book signing in Boonsboro, Maryland
Rose at the perfect point to before the peddles start to fall. I found this Rose in Boonsboro, Maryland backyard garden – thanks to those that garden.
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I just realized I hadn’t published my April 11th, 2015 Book Signing Event. The July 18th Event announcements reminded me that I have pictures to share so I’m posting them now.
When I go to the book signing events in Boonsboro Maryland I go for a long weekend. In April I left Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 9th and arrived at Washington, DC the same day courtesy of Delta Airlines. I had a beautiful flight, from rainy and snowy weather to white fluffy clouds.
View from my airplane window as my plane prepared for take off from Minneapolis MN. Left rainy and snowy weather for Maryland.
Fluffy cloud view from my Airplane window as I travel to Washington, DC.
View from shuttle from Reagan Airport in Washington, DC – Cherry Blossom weekend was in full swing.
South Mountain Welcome Center close to Hagerstown, MD
I have more pictures from the trip I’ll share on my picture sharing blog at Moments to Share Along the Way
Now I’ll share the pictures from Turn the Page Bookstore April 11th, 2015 book signing event.
Standing in line for the April 2015 book signing event at Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe in Boonsboro MD
Two ladies, Connie and Sharon, I met while waiting in line for tickets to the book signing. Every event I meet new book lovers. This time one of the ladies is in Health Care profession too.
Picking out our books after we have our tickets.
Robin Kaye thanks for signing books and letting me take your picture.
Jennifer Probst thanks for the signature and the picture.
From Left to Right Christine Trent, Adam Pelzman, Shayla Black
Thanks Christine Trent for writing great books, posing for pictures and signing books.
Shayla Black thanks for the picture, signing my book and writing excellent stories.
Kat Martin thanks for posing for the picture, signing your book and sharing your stories with your fans.
Nora Roberts signing “The Liar” the book I bought at Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe. I enjoyed the story of Shelby Foxworth and her search for truth about herself and her life. Well written book that keeps your attention riveted. My thanks to all of the Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe staff that do so much to make the book signing events a success every time I attend. Thanks to the authors that smile and sign all the books all day long.
Eva – thanks for being at the events and making the whole experience meaningful beyond the book signing to getting to know the whole area. I’m glad I met you.
Posted in Book Signing Events, Books, BookSignings, Bookstores, Boonsboro MD, Civil War Battlefields, JDRobb, Maryland, National Parks, Nora, Nora Roberts, NoraRoberts, Pictures
Tagged Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Brick & Mortar, Civil War Battlefields, Inspiration, Maryland, National Parks, Nora Roberts
Murder on the Hoof by Kathryn O’sullivan
I recommend Kathryn O’Sullivan’s book “Murder on the Hoof,” Colleen McCabe #2
A mystery that kept me guessing until the very end. Well developed characters and plot make this book a great read.
I also like how Kathryn empowers women by placing them in non-traditional roles and portraying them as leaders of the community both personally and professionally.
“Murder on the Hoof” also has plenty of humor and well written dialog that makes reading easy. Hope you check out this author.
Also written by this author, “Foal Play” another excellent mystery the first book of the Colleen McCabe Series.
Posted in 5 Stars, Colleen McCabe #1, Colleen McCabe #2, Foal Play, Kathryn, Kathryn O'Sullivan, KOBookReviews, murder, Murder on the Hoof, mysteries, O'Sullivan
Tagged 5 Stars, Book Review, books, Colleen McCabe, Hoof, Inspiration, Inspirational, Kathryn, Kathryn O'Sullivan, murder, mysteries, O'Sullivan, reviews, Well Done
Mary Balogh’s “A Secret Affair” gets 5 Stars from me.
More than a great romance story between a strong woman and man. This story covered some of the ills of the period and how two caring people were able to make a difference for those unable to improve their lot in life on their own. Anne Flosnik does an excellent job bringing the characters to life with her narration on the audiobook. Well done production. Thank you Hennepin County library for providing the best selection of audio and ebook for any library of similar size.
Posted in 5 Stars, A Secret Affair, Anne Flosnik, Audiobooks, Balogh, Believe, Hennepin County Library, HennepinCountyLibrary, Historical Novel, Historical Romance, HistoricalRomance, Hope, Inspire, Library, Mary, Mary Balogh, MaryBalogh
Tagged Anne, Anne Flosnik, AnneFlosnik, audiobooks, Book Review, Brilliance Audio, HistoricalRomance, Inspiration, Inspirational, Mary, Mary Balogh, MaryBalogh, Narrator
I’m traveling to Boonsboro, Maryland for the November 1st book signing event at Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe see this link for further details: http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html
I’ve been listening to the In Death Series on digital audio and just completed book 20 in the series.
This title is available via this link: http://ttpbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TTPB&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=1AUDIOJDRa20
Summerset shines in this continuing story of the crime busting, Lieutenant Eve Dallas. 10 year old Nixie Swisher finds solace with Summerset when Lieutenant Dallas needs to keep her safe in the fortress Roarke built.
JD Robb writes several moving and vivid scenes in “Survivor In Death”. The most memorable was the trip to the morgue to take Nixie to say goodbye to her murdered family. Every time I read this section of the book I cry. It reminds me so much of those I’ve said goodbye to as a child and adult. The crowning scene though is when Nixie goes back to Lieutenant Eve and Roarke’s house and sits with Summerset. Brings tears to my eyes just remembering the moment between them. Take some time today and experience these touching scenes. This story is also a great Fall book – I love how Peabody describes the falling leaves and how bare the trees are after all the leaves have gone before the first snow falls. So true to the mid-west and New York too. May you find comfort for any loses you’ve experienced as you read “Survivor In Death”. Peace.
Posted in 5 Stars, Audiobooks, BookReviews, Books, BookSignings, Brick and Mortar Business, BrillianceAudio, Child Grief, fantasy, Five Stars, JDRBookReviews, JDRobb, Mystery, New York, Overcoming Grief, Romantic Suspense, Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe
Tagged audiobooks, Book Review, Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Brick & Mortar, Family, Heartfelt, Inspiration, J D Robb, JD Robb, Lieutenant Dallas, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, Maryland, murder, mysteries, Nixie Swisher, RomanceSuspense, Summerset, Survivor In Death
I haven’t forgotten my book reviews just have to make the time to write about the fantastic books I’ve read recently.
THE ROYERS OF RENFREW by Marie & Maxine Beck
Just finished this book from a Nora Robert Book signing event and available at ttpbook.com at this link http://ttpbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TTPB&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=tBMM_ROYERS1
This is a wonderfully written account of one family’s experiences for one year living in the 1800’s in Pennsylvania USA. Ups and down’s of growing up before there was indoor plumbing, electricity and hard wood floors.
I’ll write more about this book soon. Catching up on all my blogs and finding it a pleasure to share my thoughts on the books I love to read.
All your comments are welcome. Keep on reading and writing both lift the soul and spirit to learn, share and grow.
Posted in 5 Stars, BookReviews, Books, BookSignings, Bookstores, Education, Family Reading, Five Stars, Fun, G Rated, Marie & Maxine Beck, Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe
Tagged Book Review, books, Boonsboro, Brick & Mortar, Educational, Family, Historical Narrative, Inspiration, Inspirational, Marie & Maxine Beck
Why read “The Witness” by Nora Roberts?
Consider a young girl, Elizabeth, finds out her Mother didn’t give birth to her for love but to make the best out of a sperm donor’s DNA. Elizabeth finds herself at 16 a college student that has never been on a date nor has she ever been shopping with friends. She has an opportunity to have a day shopping with a girl from her old high school and forging fake ID’s for them to go out to a popular club.
Elizabeth soon finds herself running for her life. What comes next will change her life in ways she would have never dreamed possible.
Will this naive girl survive into womanhood? If so, what sort of life will she have?
All this and more will be answered by Nora Roberts as the story unfolds. You’ll discover what happened to Elizabeth, her Mother and the Federal Agents assigned to protect Elizabeth or is it to prosecute?
“The Witness,” kept me guessing. It is a snapshot of a girl left on her own with no guidance and the trouble that finds her. A Mother’s love is important and this story shows why on so many levels.
The adult Elizabeth finds she still has things to learn about finding and keeping love between a man and a woman too. She has to find the courage and wisdom within herself to pursue the man of her dreams while staying safe from the men from her nightmares.
Nora brings all the characters in this book to life from the shy and bookish Elizabeth to the sterile, demanding and unfeeling Mother you’ll find those you love and those you will love to hate in this adventure of the heart.
There are very few writers that could bring a character like Elizabeth to life, but Nora Roberts does it beautifully. From the style of Elizabeth’s hair to the experience of wearing her first pair of heals, you will not be disappointed. This is a definite re-read for me. So much detail needs to be savored.
I hope you pick up “The Witness” by Nora Roberts and see for yourself what makes this coming of age story a suspenseful drama full of mystery and hope. You can get the book in the following formats at the links below:
If you buy with the second link you can ask to have it signed by the author and its on clearance for $10.00.
I also enjoyed the audiobook performance by Julia Whelan. She brings out all the emotions of the characters in her voice tone and reading style. Lovely job, Julia, thank you.
Posted in 5 Stars, Audiobooks, BookReviews, Books, BookSignings, Bookstores, BrillianceAudio, Courage, Hope, Inspire, MurderMysteries, Mystery, Nora, Nora Roberts, NoraRoberts, Novel, NRBookReviews, On The Run, Passion, Roberts, Romance, Uncategorized
Tagged audiobooks, Book Review, Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Brick & Mortar, Brilliance Audio, Elizabeth, Family Dysfunction, Hope, Inspiration, Inspirational, Maryland, mysteries, New Beginnings, Nora Roberts, reviews, RomanceSuspense, Witness Protection
What sets “The Ornament” by Zeke Changuris apart making it a must read novel for all ages? This is the journey of a young photojournalist striving to be the best when the woman of his dreams starts working at the same TV news station. The courtship of Amy and Sam is full of all the detail of what goes into being a good news anchor and photojournalist along with all the personal struggles these two face living life.
Zeke shows us how a single frame of video captures the emotions of a moment out of time. He brings to sharp focus all that goes into being human from dating, marriage and finding the courage to say what’s in you heart to a woman you’ve loved all your life.
“The Ornament” allows us to see inside the TV news profession in a whole new way. Zeke details the ups and downs in a news anchor’s and photojournalist’s personal as well as professional life. The journey takes us to Hagerstown, Maryland to Operation Freedom in Iraq and back to Washington, DC.
Zeke Changuris writes from the heart about a profession he loves and how hard it is to find and keep true love. Zeke’s characters are easy to imagine as well as the places they inhabit. Vivid descriptions as only a photographer can capture are brought to life in Zeke’s dialog and narrative. Beautifully and poignantly written.
Reading to me is finding something new about the human condition that is both inspiring and helps me see myself a little more clearly. “The Ornament” does this and more. It pulls the emotions out of me. I feel for Sam and I have a better understanding of what a man experiences as he travels through life.
Thank you, Zeke Changuris for sharing these beautiful characters with me and all readers that enjoy a story that celebrates living life to the fullest. Keep on writing from the heart, Zeke, you have a gift to not only bring characters to life off the page but to also share the complex emotions that make up each and everyone of us.
I bought my copy at the following link: http://ttpbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TTPB&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ZC_ORNAMENT
From Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe at a Nora Roberts sponsored book signing event. I hope you all take a few minutes to check out this book and order from TTPBooks.com a safe and secure way to get books quickly and in great condition all over the world.
“The Ornament” is a must read book for our time for all ages. My book reviews are my own. I only strive to help readers find books that I’ve enjoyed and found some new insights into the human condition. Comments are welcomed.
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