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OCTOBER is NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION MONTH

The week of October 3-9 is National Fire Prevention Week and the month of October is National Fire Prevention Month.  Why?  Because 150 years ago this week was the Great Chicago Fire that destroyed more than 17,000 structures, left over…

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SOME STORIES BEHIND THE STORY

As most of you probably already know, this book was inspired by a real firefighter, Larry Kraus, whose line of duty service made a moving impression on my brother who shared it with me.  I realized this service and the…

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The Story Behind Fully Involved

If you love a good romance, and who doesn’t, you’re going to love Lindy Bell’s powerful debut novel, Fully Involved, which captivatingly weaves multiple levels of romance into an engaging story. Fully Involved is profoundly touching and will leave you…

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FULLY INVOLVED – Just a Month Away

The time is here!  Release date for FULLY INVOLVED has been set for Tuesday, February 16th.  I chose that date because it's the closest Tuesday to Valentine's Day and this novel is all about love.  First of all, it's a…

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“FULLY INVOLVED” IS FULL STEAM AHEAD

After twelve years, the “big one,” the book I’ve dreamed about and wanted to write is coming together and better than I ever dared hope.  I’ve written, re-written, edited, changed and changed back, reworked and redone this book so many…

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IT’S COLLEGE ALL OVER AGAIN!

Where does the time go?  I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted but I have a good excuse I promise.  I’ve been, as you might say, ‘fully focused’ on my book, Fully Involved. I’ve been busy rewriting parts,…

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#1 Job Qualification: Kindness

What kind of job has “kindness” as its main qualification and “serving” at its very core.  You might say, police officers, doctors or nurses and all are honorable professions but no, the profession I’m thinking of that exemplifies both kindness…

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Dreams Do Come True

And that’s a fact.  Dreams do come true and they often do but usually only after a lot of work, angst and the key ingredient . . . persistence.  Everyone has dreams whether they’re small or grand.  Dreams keep us…

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An Unexpected but Wonderful Surprise

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you’re just humming along and everything seems to be hitting on all cylinders and then a casual comment or suggestion brings it all to a screeching halt – but in a good way?  And…

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A True Genius

The definition of a genius is "an exceptional natural capacity of intellect, especially as shown in creative and original work in science, art, music, etc.". Writing would be included in the "etc." Jane Austen is a genius. I think everyone…

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A Little Valentine’s History

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day.  Do you celebrate?  If you look at the stores or watch any television commercials, it seems as if the whole world is celebrating by sending cards and flowers or giving jewelry or taking one’s…

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Here We Go . . . .

Did you ‘stir it up’ on Stir It Up Sunday which for those of us in the US is the Sunday after Thanksgiving?  Stir It Up Sunday might be the official start of the holidays during Regency times but I…

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