Rest in Peace Harper Lee

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”  Harper Lee

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Southern writer is that her book has withstood the tests of time. It’s why To Kill a Mockingbird is still assigned in almost every high school in America.

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Acts of Kindness!

Make every day an act of kindness day!  There is always an opportunity  to do something kind for someone!  #randomactsofkindness

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Take Time To Read!

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If you are a writer, you should make time to read. Reading not only gives you a well deserved break, it will make you a better writer for doing so.
Reading is the only way to get to visit places we can’t physically get to. Reading is a way of releasing the stresses of life which let you open your mind to create your own kind of magic when you do sit down to write again. Take a break, grab a book and read!

HELLO FEBRUARY!

We celebrate many things this month, but probably the least talked about is ‘LOVE YOUR LIBRARY MONTH.’

We live in a digital world and the role of libraries is shrinking.
Libraries strengthen neighborhoods and are important to each community in America and across the globe.
Offering free access to materials gives everyone the opportunity for lifelong learning. Libraries have always served as a community gathering place providing materials for leisure and recreation as well as educational material for all ages.
Our libraries are an investment in our future.
Use your library. If you do not have a library card, go visit your local library and get your library card this month.
Enjoy and support your local library!

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Read a Southern Book!

You don’t have to be southern to enjoy southern books!
If you have not read Mud Marbles and Delta, you should order them today! You can order through Amazon, Books-a Million, Barnes and Noble or from my publisher at TouchPoint Press. You can check with your local bookstore to see if they carry these books! Thank you and have a fabulous day!

Chocolate Cake Day!

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It has just been brought to my attention that today is National Chocolate Cake Day!  I normally do not bake chocolate cakes, because they are not my favorite. Although I do love the frosting, I’m still not going to bake one.
If you have just realized it is Chocolate Cake Day and have to have one, you can always run by your local bakery and grab a cupcake or a whole cake. You’d save lots of calories  with a cupcake rather than eating an entire cake. You may not need to save calories, and in that case, buy the whole cake!

Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

king.jpgMartin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986.