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Last year’s event

Hey everyone just wanted to shout it out here that I’ve gotten some good reviews for my book “Humanizing the Jaguar”  and I will be part of Mountain Empire Comic Books weekend May4th here on 6th St in Bristol TN.  There will be many vendors so  Why not come out and have some fun if you’re in the area.  Lots to see and enjoy…

hope to see you

Keep rocking,   Monica

Car giveaway

Anyone for a new car?


Once again it’s time for the races at Bristol Motor Speedway. And they are giving away 10 Ford Mustangs. WOW what a prize. OK people tell everyone if that has been the main reason for going this year? (all possible winners need to be present to win) I’m sure this makes no difference to the true race fan but it can’t hurt either, right?

Keep racing,

MAMA movie

Has anyone seen the New Movie MAMA yet?   I have and I’ll tell you a little about what I thought.

mama movie 2013







It starts out where the father Jeffrey kills his wife and takes his girls who are only 1 and 3 on a wild car ride through snow covered roads. Of course, they slide off the road and find an abandoned cabin. They just got into the cabin when MAMA makes her first shadowy appearance, as she stops Jeffrey from harming the girls. This was good, getting some ghostly action so soon.  It then jumps ahead five years when the girls are discovered and reunited with their uncle (who by the way is the same actor as the father). He and his girlfriend take them in. The girls are then placed under a doctor’s supervision and taught how to fit into society again.  At first the adults believe MAMA is all a product of the older girl Victoria’s imagination. However, they soon learn that MAMA is real!!

Overall, I thought it was done well especially for a PG13 film.  It held my interest but I have to say when it got to the end I was disappointed.  I won‘t give it away but it didn‘t make much sense.  It should have had a better plot.  However, for fans of horror, suspense or special effects I would say give this one a go.  It’s really not that bad.  C+

The BEST aspect of this film was the two girls acting. They were very convincing and played their parts well. There were times throughout the film that I was totally amazed at how well the girls portrayed being animalistic, especially Lilly (Isabelle Nelisse) watch the trailer and see for yourself how she crawls around on the floor on all fours, her expressions, and grunts, she’s so young, so believable. I’m sure we will be seeing both of these girls in more films.

Great little actors

Keep watching the movies,  Monica


Literarily Speaking guest reader post was fun

Cold outside


January is no reason to feel the chill outside when you can read a good book. Here I am on Literarily Speaking  as a guest author doing a letter to the readers as my character: Donna. This was a lot of fun and got my creative juices stirred up.  take a read and see how one situation changed Donna’s life forever.
let me know if you have any comments, questions etc. I would love to hear from you.   keep reading,    Monica

HAPPY 2013!!!!!

Saw this picture and it reminded me of my favorite game which is Scrabble for those of you who have not seen my older posts. And my brother even gave me a really cute Scrabble mug for Christmas. My motto is “Have game will travel” I keep it in the car. LOL. And another favorite our pets here’s a really cute dog all dressed up for the New Year celebration!

really cute

Have a Happy and Healthy 2013 eveyone,

Merry Christmas!




I want to wish you a very Happy Holiday.   Music IS the spice of life and at this time of year we celebrate through traditional Christmas songs we all  know like “Silent Night”, “Little Town of Bethlehem”, “Away in a Manger”, “We Three Kings”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Joy to the World”, “O Come All Ye Faithful” for a lighter  mood there’s “Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “I saw Mommie kissing Santa Claus”, “Jingle Bells” and “Rocking around the Christmas Tree”.  Then there are newer songs that have become popular recently like  “Do they know it’s Christmas”, “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”, and one I really liked from Greg Lake called “I Believe in Father Christmas” check it out here

Does anyone know the meaning to the 12 Days of Christmas ? I do and it’s quite interesng.
Keep making music,

Appalachian Authors Book Fair Hosted by the Bristol Library

Hi there,

I will be part of the Appalachian Author’s Book fair held at the Bristol Library on Friday December 14. It runs two days December 14 & 15 with different authors each day.  So if you’re in the Bristol VA/TN area come on out and see us,    You might even find a Christmas gift for a reader on your list.

It’s the Appalachian Authors Book Fair (A chapter of the Virginia Writers Club)  come visit the authors !!!! Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces.

Happy reading,

Here’s my book   come check it out!


WOW!!! I’m on Lakefrontmuse, an informative author site.

One of Mary’s books

I’m so excited that I met Mary Metcalfe online. She hosts a website for authors and she does a wonderful job doing unique posts for the featured author. Give it a try, check out all the authors who are on her site. We’re all just trying to get our stories out there. It’s intersting reading. You might find a book for the holidays to treat yourself or a gift for the reader on your list. 
Happy reading,

If you can’t see my post use this link


Traditional Thanksgiving dinner

What a wonderful time of year.  We get to give thanks for all our blessings.

doesn’t that look tasty

Let’s not forget to give thanks for the land we live in the wonderful USA. There are so many sites to see all over the country and we have so many freedoms one very basic one is to come and go as we so choose and who we spend our time with.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving in whatever way makes you happy.

Happy turkey day to everyone,   Monica
Here’s something just for fun


Halloween favorites

Here are a lot of the things that make us think of Halloween.

Classic image


  pumpkins, witches., haunted houses, black cats, bats, candy corn, vampires, blood and all things creepy,but here are some not so creepy pictures.

who could be afraid of these cute ghosts

Is this cake or candy?

Isn’t this one sexy witch?


Cute Halloween cat


 Who could ever be afraid of this little kitty?   and here are my babies and me all dressed up

Tiny dressed up


and my silly Pug Frankie



Me as guess who