Authors in the Barnes

Do you like books? Do you like meeting authors? If so, you’ll love “Authors in the Barnes.”

Saturday, April 20, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble West Towne

Madison, Wisconsin.

I’ll be there with many other authors from all genres. Please stop and meet us.

Click here for additional information, book titles, and authors. (There will be more books than listed; B&N only listed one book per author.)

Please share with all your book-loving friends–thanks!


50% Price Reduction on Self-Empowerment for Women eBooks!

Sunday, March 3, through Saturday, March 9, is the 10th Annual Smashwords Read an eBook Sale. During this time you can purchase any, or all, of my eBooks on self-empowerment for women at 50% off. That’s only $2.50 per book. That’s only $2.50 for the opportunity to learn something that can change your life for the better.

Go to my Smashwords Author Page and scroll to the bottom of the page for links to my books including 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; 52 Weeks of Wisdom; and Don’t Act Like Prey!

After purchase, go to my website for free materials to supplement the eBooks.

I write on self-empowerment for women. I provide ideas to encourage women to think about what they do, why they do it, and do they want to change.

Gifts and Wrappings

dreamstime_s_7288531, trimmedI have been giving quite a bit of thought to gifts and wrappings.  What’s important, of course, is the gift.  The wrapping makes it prettier, but the wrapping doesn’t have any substance.  It’s the gift that has significance.  If we don’t have any wrapping, we can still give the gift.  If we don’t have a gift, though, it doesn’t matter how much wrapping we have, we still don’t have a gift to give.

Over the holidays I sometimes think that we get so caught up in the “wrappings” that we forget about the importance of the “gifts” we give. The greatest gift we can give each other, of course, is ourselves—our time, attention, and love.  Being together is what is important, not the location, decorations, food, or even the gifts we purchase.  All these add to the fun and festivities, but they are still wrappings.  The gift is being together.

If you enjoy all the wrappings, and enjoy doing the wrapping, then continue and have fun with it.  If, however, you are stressed about making sure that all the “wrappings” are perfect, relax and focus on the “gift” of being with those you love.  After all, it is the gifts that are kept and the wrappings that are tossed.