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Just When I Felt Alone. . .

I was feeling very, very isolated when a friend tagged this video “for you, Angie Ballard” on FB. I bawled by eyes out. She knows me so well.

Thank you, Julie! I’m reading You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. I borrowed it from the library as an ebook, because I don’t really go out of the house anymore. Or spend money. We have one car that will go forward, but will not stop reliably (Michael’s). He’s been using mine, but now it will not go forward, only in reverse. I personally require a car to both go forward AND stop before I’ll drive it. And Michael drives for a living, for those of you who don’t know. After losing a close friend recently (not LOSING as in death, but losing as in she no longer considers me a friend) I was feeling that much more isolated and depressed.

Until I watched that video. I’ve certainly never been a cheerleader. I’m so clumsy there would surely have been pom-pom-related injuries, even at the junior high level. But I’m a leader, a public speaker, an over-achiever, the girl in the front row every day of class. The nurse volunteering to take the fresh heart from surgery, the MI from ER. Experimental device? Gimme!

So I’m following Nicole’s lead. No, I’m NOT the person I was before. YES, I’m in constant pain. Of course I can smile and pretend everything’s normal. I’ve had a hell of a lot of practice. Of course I wish I was the person I was before. Sadly, the amount of medication it takes to put the “sweet Southern girl” filter back in place is very close to the amount that knocks me unconscious.

My next doctor’s appointment is with my primary care physician. It’s time for him to earn his co-pay. I want my blood pressure controlled by more than a maxed-out beta-blocker that could kill a cow. I’m on enough muscle relaxers that I can hardly keep my eyes open. But usually, when I’m awake, I’m in incredible pain. One dinner out with family costs me two days in bed. It’s worth it, though. I truly don’t want to be a hermit.

Anyway, PLEASE share this video with anyone you know who has chronic pain. I need to watch all Nicole’s videos and read all Louise’s books before I can say I’m an informed source, but it sounds pretty damn good to me so far!

Mischief for Halloween!

Tiffany Reisz is in Kentucky!

November 4, 2017 WEKY Conference (speaking + signing — advance registration required), 9am-4pm, Morehead, KY

November 18, 2017Kentucky Book Fair (signing — free admission) 9am-4pm, Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

If I’m able I’ll be there for both Lexington and Morehead.  My eldest son graduated from Morehead. He was on the drumline and yelled, “Go, Head!” much more often than necessary. Their cadence as they marched off the field is called FUBAR.

Yeah, my eldest, Aaron, is the one who finally acknowledges me after they take off their plumes.

Really, what location could be more perfect?! Tiffany Reisz, Lexington native, educated at Centre College, is an incredibly talented author. Her books after the Original Sinners series prove she doesn’t have to write erotica to make my panties wet! Although I still consider Angel my favorite romance. I cried so much. My husband prefers I read to him, but he has yet to finish a chapter. And no, he hasn’t heard Angel yet – LOL! Perhaps I should read audio books for a living.

If you can’t find time to hear Tiffany speak or sign something naughty in her latest novel at least read Mischief. It’s now officially my favorite Halloween story! A French submissive vintner and a Dominatrix go hunting ghosts and looking for a threesome in Salem on Halloween? It’s even better than you can imagine, which is usual for Tiffany!

Best of all, it’s FREE on Kindle right now, so CELEBRATE!! And then buy everything else she’s written. My husband calls it “inspirational reading” – he loves it when Tiffany releases a new book!

The Best Book I’ve Read in 2017

It was just no contest in the Mama Kat writing prompts this week. October is evidently National Book Month. Who knew? I’ve got 2-3 books going at the same time (as usual). But my favorite book by my favorite author. . . I’ve already read it twice this year.

Joe, you had me at Martha Quinn. Yes, I know that’s well into the book, but it had the potential to go all to hell before that, and I’m a massive literary skeptic. Once you brought back a vision of my favorite MTV V-Jay I knew you wouldn’t let me down. And you didn’t.

I read Heart-Shaped Box back in 2007, but eventually forgot to keep looking for new releases. My loss! He’s always published as Joe Hill, and it was a decade before he even told his agent his full name was Joe Hill King.



For those of you who have perused my bookshelves over the years: No, I have not lost my mind (yet). It turns out all the twisted under-the-stairs, in-the-cellar creepiness of my life-long favorite author, Stephen King, was passed along to his son Joe. Luckily enough, Joe also got a gift from his mom for building deep characters of both genders and all races. His books are AMAZING, and don’t need to be read in any certain order. Just READ them!

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