SHINE!

Today I am thrilled to share my blog with author Jackie Cangro.  I first found Jackie through a mutual blogger and started to follow her posts.  She has a huge heart and I believe we share a lot of the same values and ideals which makes her the perfect person to guest post on It's Just Life. Did I mention she is an author?  Jackie's book The Subway Chronicles: More Scenes from Life in New York had me enthralled and hoping I would run into some of the characters she has met on the New York … [Read more...]

And the Winners Are…..

You remember that fun book giveaway to win two book by "Cotton" Ketchie,  right?  Today's post is just to announce the following winners!!! Winner of signed copy of "Trouble in Love Valley" goes to faithful reader and commenter---Gibber. Winner of the signed copy of the children's book (with companion coloring book)  "The Perfect Christmas Eve" goes to Cynthia Tompkins who just happens to be my favorite local radio personality. Congratulations to these two readers and enjoy the … [Read more...]

Claudia Must Die—-or Must She? It’s Up to YOU to Find Out.

I have had the honor and privilege of making so many great friends because of blogging.  Some of my favorite bloggers are now published authors and many have started their publishing career during the time that I have followed their blogs so that makes me believe that I am part of the process.  Not true, of course, but it certainly is  exciting to be on the journey right along with them. Today I am thrilled to feature my friend, T.B.Markinson, who has become a great friend across the pond. … [Read more...]

Pleased to Announce—“Chasing Jenna” by Micki Fredericks

Today on the blog I would love to share one of my new favorite authors and also my new friend----Micki Fredricks. She lives right here in Mason City and is an amazing woman all packed into a small package.  I am privileged to announce her latest book today and allow my readers to join in on a giveaway (at end of the post). I have also added my review on Goodreads here. Title: Chasing Jenna Author: Micki Fredricks Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Date: November 27, 2014 Synopsis Twenty … [Read more...]

Sharing a Bit of “Cotton”

Everyone loves a giveaway and today I am featuring TWO books that you can win with just a comment.  My friend, "Cotton" Ketchie has written several books and today I would love to give away two autographed copies to my readers. "Cotton" is an accomplished and skilled artist and photographer who features his art at Landmark Galleries in downtown Mooresville, NC.  We have been friends with he and his wife, Vickie, for years and are thrilled to be able to share these books with you as a giveaway … [Read more...]

Chasing Jenna Cover Reveal

I am thrilled to be a part of the cover reveal for my friend Micki Fredericks' new book, Chasing Jenna, today.  How amazing is it to be able to show what her new book will look like right here on my little ole' blog??? Pretty amazing if you ask me!  So without further ado...here it is!  I love it --the book sometimes is made by the cover and I think this one rocks it. Micki is a crazy talented woman and this book follows her first offering Winds of Darkness which was a suspenseful and well … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Week—Letters For My Little Sister

Every day this week I have shared one of my favorite things. Today is no different.  But today is different because I am over the top excited about the giveaway. Wait---I have loved everything I have posted this week but this one has a special place in my heart because I have a teeny tiny part in it. My blogger friend, Cecilia Gunther, has a wonderful blog at The Kitchen's Garden.  She is an amazing New Zealander living in Illinois on a sustainable farm.  She inspires me. Actually she … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Week—In My Book® Bookmark Cards

Welcome to My Favorite Things Week on It's Just Life!  Every once in awhile I share with you, my lucky readers, some of my very favorite things.  This week I will not only share on my blog but I will share in real life.  All seven days this week I will give away the product that I am featuring that day. It will be very simple for you to enter to win.  Simply leave a comment on the post about the product featured.  It can be as simple as telling me why you would like to win it or what you … [Read more...]

Confessions Tour

I am thrilled today to highlight one of my favorite authors---T.B. Markinson.  You might recall that I have featured her on It's Just Life before and you can read those posts by clicking here and here.  I first "met" her when I found her somehow (that is still a bit hazy to me how I first found her!) and started following her travel blog and we forged a friendship across the pond.  Today I am thrilled to offer a little interview as part of her Confessions Tour.  Please join me in welcoming T.B. … [Read more...]

Book List 2014

I am making great headway on my books read in 2014.  I have some more free time lately and have made a dent in a reading a few on my TBR list.   I am always looking for great books to read and recommendations of friends so chime in in the comments to tell me what your favorite book is that you have read lately.   I have a lot on my Kindle and a whole library full to read but I love recommendations! 1.January Thaw by Jess Lourey 2. Playing With Matches by Carolyn Wall 3. The Senior Moment by … [Read more...]

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