Friday, January 25, 2013

Birthday News

Yep. Today is my birthday. In anticipation of this milestone, I've neglected to blog, but today I'm happy to share good news.

Not only have I made it one more year, and celebrated with family and friends by eating out, but a visit to the opthamologist resulted in good news.

Last Dec. at my regular eye exam I was told that I had the beginning of macular degeneration. I checked on the internet and learned about "age related macular degeneration". Now "age related" didn't sound very good, but neither did vision problems for a writer who has worn glasses or contac lenses, then had cataract surgery.

The good news is that the opthamologist visit yesterday, and further tests, showed that what I have is chronic and that my vision should be stable for the next 15-20 years!!!  Now if the rest of my body can last that long in good health.

Speaking of health, I've started working out at Curves three times a week, eating much more carefully, and increasing my dog walking to 1 1/2 to 2 miles each morning and about 1/2 mile in the evening.
So I'll keep on writing on a new manuscript, teaching art merit badges (tomorrow) at the Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair, and conducting testing in selected middle schools in Houston, then speaking on child abuse in the Spring, holding book signings, and WRITING.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What's new?

Do you make New Year's resolutions? Plan to write more? Submit more? Self publish?
Make a resolution to support fellow writers with endorsements.
I highly endorse Remnant by Colleen Wait. Remnant is Colleen's ninth inspirational novel. She self publishes and has a large readership following on her blog and on Amazon were many positive reviews have been posted.

Colleen's latest book, Remnant, explores the character of several young adults (teens) who have survived a catastrophic event that forced them underground. Her main character's quest to survive and learn what remains of the earth and the "why" of her survival is crucial to her maturity.

Topics of contemporary concern are dealt with in a sensitive manner so that the book is appropriate for mature 13-14 year-olds. I highly recommend Remnant as a book club choice for young adults as well as adult readers.

I must insert a disclaimer. Colleen is my daughter and I'm very proud of her and her writing. As a writer, I would not endorse her books just because....
I designed her cover.

Visit Colleen at