Saturday, May 9, 2015


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Haunting Evergreen - First Preview

I have a Halloween treat posted on my Facebook author page. It's a sneak preview of Haunting Evergreen. While you're reading this preview of my upcoming book, be sure to "Like" my author page. It needs some love.
Be sure to get a copy of Inheriting Evergreen, Book 1 in the series (now only 99 cents). Buy at Buy for Nook.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Isn't Just An Excuse For A Day Off

First of all, I want to wish all of my U.S. friends a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We usually herald this weekend as the opening of the summer vacation season, the end of the school year in some parts of the country and for many others the remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Whatever you do this weekend, don't forget that Memorial Day isn't just an excuse for a day off from work or school. It's a time to honor those who died serving their country.
Several years ago, following my father's death, I posted this site as a tribute to him and to all of his generation. Like Daddy, many of them have left us and soon they will all be gone. Take a moment this weekend to remember and say thank you.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013; Hello 2014

As 2013 comes to a close, I want to take a moment to thank the 553 authors and 6 publishers that I've worked with this year. I began LK Ebook Formatting Service in October 2009 when I responded to a "tweet" from Mark Coker of Smashwords. At that time, my husband and I were going through one of the worst times in our married life, losing everything except each other. The formatting gig was going to be a way to buy groceries while beating the bushes to find a job. As it turned out, it exceeded my expectations and grew into a full-time, home business. Thank you especially to my wonderful husband, Bryan who works with me and helped me make this business a success.
As technology changes, it continues to be a learning experience. (With Amazon - literally - every day, as most of you who deal with Amazon KDP, can attest). If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would be doing this for a living, I might not have believed them. So I hope that we can continue to grow and change together in the coming year, and I wish all of you the very best with your publishing endeavors.
To everyone who has purchased and read copies of my books, thank you, thank you, thank you! Every book sold makes my day and causes me to remember that 14-year-old girl sitting in creative writing class, daydreaming about becoming a writer. Now that the writing bug has bitten again, I plan to continue working on another book in 2014.
Look back at 2013 and be grateful not only for the good times but the bad times, as well. Adversity shapes us, changes us and makes us who we are. It teaches us lessons about life and ourselves that we need to learn in order to become who we need to be. May 2014 bring you all good things and be the best year ever!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Favorite Christmas Movies

I think everyone has certain holiday movies that always make us stop and watch, even if we've seen them hundreds of times.
My top five favorites are:
1. Christmas Vacation
I love this movie for its irreverent look at family life around the Christmas holiday. It's a lot truer to life than most of us would want to admit. Favorite scene: When the squirrel gets loose in the house.
2. It's a Wonderful Life
Who doesn't love this classic about a man who thinks his life isn't worth anything, but a bumbling angel shows him a different story? Favorite Scene: When George tells old man Potter off.
3. A Muppet Christmas Carol
This movie appeals to the kid in me. It has great songs, and one of the best actors to play Ebenezer Scrooge - Michael Caine. He plays it straight and true to the story, while the Muppets do their thing. Favorite Scene: When the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge on a Christmas Eve visit to his old employer Fozziwig. The party guests include all the Muppet performers.

4. White Christmas
The best things happen while you're dancing to old favorites by Irving Berlin. Favorite Scene: All of them with Danny Kaye, a master comedian and not a bad dancer, either.

5. A Christmas Story
Christmas through the eyes of a kid who only wants one present, a Red Ryder BB-Gun. "You'll put your eye out, kid," everyone says to him. Favorite Scene: When Ralphie's mother makes him put on the pink bunny pajamas that his Aunt Clara sent him for Christmas. His dad's response, "He looks like a deranged Easter bunny."