Writing Prompt Party II

Come have fun with me over at Women and Words!  I thought it would be interesting to answer some of the journal prompts together.  Not only will we have fun, we’ll also get to know each other. In addition, due to the nature of some of the questions – we’ll have a little friendly group therapy too! please take note – the prompts on the blog here are in no particular order – just at my whim.  *insert evil laugh here*  AND to ease us in, I’m starting with the easy questions LOL.

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Tornados and Tutus

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Good afternoon!  A little late – but here to be counted, that’s something, right?

So, we had major excitement (or is that trauma) here in Greenville, Texas last

Picture it: Greenville, Texas, June 20th, 2019. It was late afternoon, Thursday.

Earlier in the afternoon about 2:00, Sandy and I had an alert on our phone for Severe Weather, thunderstorm watch.  And then – nothing.

After Sandy went to work and I was here alone with the dogs, we indeed had a thunderstorm, but it totally seemed normal for Texas – we have some doozies! I never how true the line in a Garth Brooks song “And the thunder rolls” was until I moved south. They don’t have thunderstorms in Washington quite like they do in the South. They talk to you here. But that’s another story.

Any-way, I received a text from my friend Susan asking how I was…

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Sex Lies Drugs and Smart Cast

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1abonesCatchy, right?

Let me start with this. It seems as if I’m constantly apologizing for my (lack) of blogs and/or the content within.

Last month’s blog was sitting in the “draft” section – I never hit publish! And I hadn’t been back on the office computer since I wrote it.

I can’t even make up a good excuse.  Well, actually I could – I AM a writer after all – but … but I’ll let you in on a little secret – it helps immensely when you turn the page on a wall calendar to the correct month – before  that month is over!  I went from February to April overnight! I stressed and nagged myself to death to get this blog done – come hell or high water. And do you know what?  I glanced down at the little box in the corner of my screen and it says……

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Escaping 2018

Finally! Finally! we’re up and posting today’s blog. After the long, long day fighting with well, everything – this is what I came up with. It doesn’t resemble the original in any way. This is what happens when someone who is severely ADD – is permanently cut off of her meds! Solutions and ideas to follow on my regularly scheduled blog next month.

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Good morning strangers!

It feels odd wishing you a Happy New Year at the end of January but when you blog on the 4th Monday of the month, you work with what you have.

Did you miss me?

I missed me.


I’m going to start by stating 2018 was a rough ride. You probably knew that by reading my blogs over the last several months. Full of depression and repeated declarations to pull myself up and out of it to come back online and join the land of the living. I believed what I was writing at the time, and with memory problems, I probably wrote the same blog every month!  I made promises, people. But, by the next morning, I broke every single one of them. Like a bungee cord that snapped back every morning, resistance was futile.

To keep the very long story – short (kinda!) Here is…

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Spooks Ghosts and Demons

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Good afternoon Women & Words readers!

I’m halfway through the day and after passing the calendar on my wall – I noticed there is a big fat mark that reminded me I have a blog today.

As always, it caught me by surprise. I don’t have anything fancy prepared for you all – (I’m passing on the 70’s series due to non-interest) and after a phone call from my publisher, I’m told I I have dismally low sales. Did I lose all my readers by being absent?  I really hope not.  I’m thinking the whole out of sight out of mind thing is applying here. And I feel (as my publisher, the great Sapphire Books, Inc.) does – I must remedy that pronto 🙂

Writing the paranormal is one of favorite things to do, and I love  hearing from readers that they enjoy what I do as well.


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Giveaway Party for Paradigm

Please hit the link and leave your comments for a chance to win over at the Women & Words blog!

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1.its about timeI hope you all are having an awesome day – ‘cuz I am!

Ya’ll are going to have to wait for me to continue part two of “Things My Babysitter Taught me.”

Why, you may ask?

Well. I’m certainly going to tell you…

Paradigm, my new dark paranormal book…

IS AVAILABLE for pre-order on Amazon!

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Electronic copies scheduled for release on October 15th! Just in time for Halloween – which I might add, is TOTALLY  appropriate for the storyline…

On that date – I will be giving away a copy in the format of your choice (Epub, PDF, or Mobi)

Here is MORE good news!

I want you to leave a comment for a chance to win an autographed print copy of Paradigm. I will be giving away an author copy as soon as I receive them.

I know it’s been a long wait for my readers – and…

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Things My Babysitter Taught Me Part 1

Ooops! A little late- here’s the latest blog post on Women and Words 🙂

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Happy Monday!

It’s been a while, huh?  I missed my regularly scheduled blog last month and for that, I apologize. Can you believe it’s the end of August already?  I’d bet money most every blogger is asking the same question all ‘round the world.

Enough with the small talk 🙂 time for me to address the title of this blog… We’re going back in time, waaaaaay back.1.seventies collage

Back to the time when an entire generation stayed out until the streetlights came on and the developers of all our amazing technology and electronics hadn’t  been born yet…

Since I brought up generations, I’ll give us all a little brush up and where we all stand…

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When I had the idea to revisit the past, it was my intention to jump right in with slices of my life of pop culture. But then I realized – there are 3 more generations who…

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Latest Paradigm News


I know you all have been patiently waiting (or impatiently) for my newest paranormal novel, Paradigm. If you love all things scary, I’ve gone back to my roots, and have a dark, dark tale to share soon.

My strike of all things social media is ending this month. It’s hard to be happy and upbeat when you feel the world is crashing around you.

I think I’ve been away long enough to have built some kind of barrier between myself and the chaos.

I’ve done something very unwise – I started watching Game of Thrones and I’ve begun with episode one (with all of them available)  I’m going to have a set a rule to get my stuff done before they pull me in all the way – and I’m well gone already…

I knew it would happen – but I didn’t listen to me!

In any case…
I DO have something to share with you today.

My publisher, Sapphire Books   (linked so you can sign up for our newsletter and find out WHEN you can get your hands on a copy of Paradigm) Sent me the final cover to share.

I think it’s amazing and I hope you do too! For me, it completely represents Gypsy, our host for the paranormal television series, Paradigm, around which the book is written.

I will have more information available within the next month on the final release.


Tattooed beautiful woman in old spooky interior

Bad things happen in the dark…

… Leave the lights on.


If you have time, you can leave me a comment below on what you think!

Have an awesome day 🙂

PS – I’m now on episode 5 of GOT…

Time in Vonnie Land Number 383

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I don’t know why I picked the #383 – It just happened.

Here we are again! Another rambling, roundabout look into an ADD author’s (mine!) life.

More’s the pity – I don’t have any pearls of wisdom, writing tips, excerpts, love notes from my characters, or anything of value going on to share with you today.


Time has flown by so quickly, the…

Wait – Let me refresh your memory of how it works over here where I live.

As if I hadn’t told a hundred times. (Hey, I could I have a new reader, right?)

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Over here in Vonnie Land – time is irrelevant. It’s a slippery thing – it ducks for cover, hides, and plain runs away from home. Mostly with my muse, Macy, (‘cuz it rhymes with Racy) But we’re not talking about her today.

Oh, we have a big clock on the wall in the living…

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Rambling and a Paradigm Excerpt

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“So,” –  have you noticed I start most of my blogs that way?

so what

I couldn’t resist and isn’t it fun when you can crack yourself up?

I’ll let you in on a little secret – I’m always grateful I’m easy to amuse.

Let me start with the word: Anecdote. Have you noticed if you say  and read it a dozen times – it becomes an alien word? Just a little food for thought from Vonnie Land.

As most of you know from my social site posts, I’m working on my edits for, Paradigm.

So, (see what I did there?) here is my obligatory pictures of my edit shark:


Why, you may ask? Because since I’ve posted one for every edit I’ve gone through (and this is my 6th) I can’t ever think of the word “edit” and not see one in my head.

Go on, you can check if you…

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