Friday, October 10, 2014

Free this weekend-"Todd and the Terrible Fading Plague" by Barbara M Edwards-available in the Kindle Store.  Send your youngster on a whimsical adventure to a miniature world!
 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TAWN16

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Duality"-a feral paranormal fantasy-by Barbara M Edwards.  Available in the Kindle Store now!

   High School senior Alex Trent enjoyed an untroubled existence in the coastal community of Willow Glen, unaware of her family's connection to the most tragic event in the town's history. Unfortunately, the anniversary of the Willow Glen maritime disaster has apparently awakened a deadly force that terrorizes the town and it's superstitious inhabitants. Will Alex uncover the mystery behind the disappearances and the town's newest resident, Aiden Kelly, before she becomes the next victim?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Red Light Camera Expose

The Big Guy received a red light/camera ticket in the mail last weekend.  There was a clear view of his truck, rear plate and his handsome, unsuspecting face next to the issuing officer's signature.  The violation was a right turn on a red light without the mandatory pause.  Of course, there was his anticipated objection to the severity/accuracy of the accused offense.  However, following instructions to the website listed on the back of the ticket, I pulled up his video spotlighting the intersection and scene of his infraction.  As I expected, there was no evidence of brake lights being applied as he sailed smoothly through the turn.  Days later a coworker shared with me that a friend of hers actually divorced her husband over a red light/camera ticket.  A ticket and subsequent fine is upsetting, but not reasonable grounds to end a marriage.  The camera caught this lady's husband doing more than just misbehaving behind the wheel.  Seated next to him was his girlfriend.  Ouch!  Thinking about it later, I wondered just how often that very situation is repeated.....The recipients of red light camera tickets are unaware that their infraction was captured on video until notice arrives in the mail, same as a private investigator hired to catch evidence of a wayward spouse.   

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Perfect White Shirt

I am on the quest for the perfect white shirt; a button down, sharply collared, long sleeve, crisp, white shirt.  I have several that I like, but none I would declare perfect.  Before, any special occasion I'll search/shop a rainbow of colors, fabrics and styles, try on and critique what is reflected in the fitting room mirrors, only to be drawn back to the racks of crisp, tailored white shirts.  Friends offer helpful suggestions of stores and brands, but clothing requirements and taste are unique to each individual.  At a little over five feet, ten and a half inches tall, my perfect shirt would have to have arms long enough for the cuffs to sit comfortably at my wrist, in case I decide not to roll them.  Ideally, the shirt tail would hit somewhere in the middle of my rear.  Long enough to leave out if I choose, but not too long in case I decide to tuck it in.  Exceedingly long shirts are reassigned to be used as poolside cover ups.  Nicely tailored or fitted is imperative for the perfect shirt, with adequate room for my chest.  I don't care for the uncomfortable, buttons straining across the boobs look some prefer.  A crisp, sharply defined collar is also essential.  If I ever come across the elusive perfect white shirt, I will buy no less than five.  Then, the quest for the perfect jeans to pair it with begins.

Top's down!

Winter break, spring break, summer  break.....their approach is always perfectly timed.  When I feel I'm at that "breaking" point and need more than a weekend off to take a deep breath, catch up on writing, visit with family, or wash the cobwebs off my windows-it's time for a break.  Welcome spring!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Free ebook final hours!

Todd refuses to recognize the power of his own imagination, until his best friends are in danger.

http://www.amazon.com/Todd-Terrible-Fading-Plague-ebook/dp/B004TAWN16