Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You're Welcome

Taking a break from working on my latest novel to share with you some much needed male yummyness :) Careful, no drooling on your keyboard...
Benjamin Godfre

Find Benjamin Godfre and dozens of other mouth-watering hunks over on my Pinterest boards. Now, back to work...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Penguin Cam!

Live video by Ustream
(This live streaming video might take a minute to load, but it's worth it!)
"You are watching Penguin Cam: live video of the "Penguin Encounter" at SeaWorld® San Diego. Stay tuned for penguin feedings throughout the day, and don't miss our live Q&A sessions every Monday from noon to 12:30 p.m. ET starting Monday, March 19.
In celebration of Frozen Planet (from the makers of Planet Earth), premiering Sunday, March 18, at 8PM e/p, Penguin Cam will be live 24 hours a day throughout March and April — plenty of time to get to know SeaWorld San Diego's nearly 300 penguins, representing all five Antarctic species: emperors, kings, Adélies, gentoos and macaronis.
Penguin Cam not looking crystal clear? It's very cold in the exhibit (25°F), and penguins will be penguins, so at times the picture won't look perfect. Our cam operators are actively addressing these issues, so if things don't look great right now, please try again later. Also, SeaWorld is constantly monitoring the penguins' health and safety. If a penguin hasn't moved for a while, just sit back, relax and watch it sleep. It'll be up again in no time."

Friday, March 16, 2012

O' Lucky Day!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

What type of guy turns you on?

Do you get revved up by a Bad Boy? Leather jacket, reckless attitude, motorcycle...need I say more?
Or, do you prefer a Man in Uniform? One who suits up to fight fires or crime on a daily basis...
Maybe you like the type of guy who knows the difference between HTML and URL...

What about Hockey Players? Do they get your blood pumpin' on and off the ice?

Leave your comment below. Can't choose just one? Go ahead and choose as many as you like :)

Is there another group of guys not on the list who "float your boat"? Feel free to "write in" anyone I might have left out. 

Personally, I like all of the above (Shirtless and single is good enough for me!) and would also like to add Funny Guys. (Dane Cook anyone?) A good looking guy who can make you laugh? You can't get much better than that...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Share the Love

These last couple of months, I've received some wonderful letters from readers about Home Ice. I couldn't be more overjoyed to read their kind words about the characters that mean so much to me. This kind of feedback just makes my day and I'm so grateful to everyone who took time out of their busy day to contact me.
     It also got me thinking about how I got to this point in my writing career and the people who have inspired me along the way. A few stand out in my mind, most of whom I thank for their support on a regular basis, but there was one person from my past that I knew I had to get in touch with.
     So, recently I contacted one of my high school teachers who was a great influence and mentor to me from the very beginning. He actually remembered me and was thrilled to hear about my journey to becoming a published author. As we exchanged e-mails, I was once again inspired by his encouraging words.
     In our overly critical society, I think it's important to remember the simple kindness of appreciation. Sometimes saying "thank you" is just as nice as hearing it.
     Is there someone who's inspired you today, yesterday or even back when scrunchies were in style? Someone who believed in you when the odds were stacked against you? A friend who stood by you when no one else did?
     Maybe you think fondly of your Home Ec. teacher every time you bake chocolate chip cookies. Maybe a close friend encouraged you in your recent weight loss. (Step away from the cookies!)
     Take a minute out of your day to let that special someone know how they've positively affected your life. Write it in the sky from an airplane or just drop them an e-mail or put a friendly sticky note on their desk.
     Who knows? You just might make someone's day :)