Monday, June 12, 2017

It's a dog's life. (So he'd like to think.) & Cover Reveal for The Right Brother by Tammy Mannersly!

Klaus and Ted

Klaus: Can I sit with you?

Ted: No.

Klaus: Awww. But, I like you.

Klaus: What if I sit over you? Like this?

Ted: No.

Klaus: I'll just wait until you're sleeping.


It's a tough life at the Gardner house. :)


The Right Brother
By Tammy Mannersly

Cover Desgin: Najla Qamber Designs

Available: July 5, 2017
Pre-Order Links:

Invited by one brother, tempted by the other…
Former Australian playboy Blake Davenport knows his billionaire brother, David, is capable of anything to ensure he gets what he wants. But manipulating his young daughter’s beautiful teacher into marriage is unacceptable.
Gwen Deveraux is grateful for the invitation to spend Christmas and New Year’s with her beloved student’s family, especially when her handsome host is so eager for her company. After surviving a broken heart, she is finally ready to give love another chance.
But, who with?
The illustrious David Davenport whose real motives seem hidden behind charm? Or his roguish brother, Blake, who has tempted her heart and body from the very moment they met?

About the Author:

Tammy Mannersly is an Australian author based in Brisbane, Queensland. She loves writing romance, has a fondness for animals, is crazy about movies and enjoys a great Happily Ever After. 

Her passion for writing started from a very young age and lead her to complete a Bachelor Degree in Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology. 

You can find out more information about Tammy and her work on her WEBSITE or by visiting Facebook and Goodreads.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#IWSG - June is bursting with IWSG news!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. 
Remember, the question is optional!!!
June 7 Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
Alex's awesome co-hosts for June will be JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!

Did I ever say, "I quit!"? Yep. Numerous times. I think about it a lot when I get down on myself and sales are non-existent and the end of my edits seem too far away. Of course, I lose the most if I let myself quit. It would never make me happy. I'd always wonder, "What if?". So, I keep going. I keep moving forward. I keep writing.
Official announcement for the IWSG's next anthology!
The IWSG Guide to Writing for Profit--This will be a non-fiction book like our Guide to Publishing and Beyond.
What to write: Share experiences about making a profit as an author, what it takes to become a successful writer, the many skills a writer needs to learn other than writing, share the experience going from hobby writer to published author (without making it a self-promotion piece), the fallacies behind writing for profit, the little known facts learned along the way, what you wished you knew when you first started writing, or marketing tips based on experience of what has worked and what hasn't. Please include a title, your name, and a link to one of your sites. Send as an attached Word file or pasted into the email.
If you have any questions, email us at admin AT

Word limit: 500-1000 words.

Submission eligibility: All members of the IWSG Blog Hop, IWSG Facebook group and/or members of our IWSG Goodreads Book Club. It's free to join any of these groups and a great benefit to be a part of these communities.
Deadline: July 31, 2017

Send your piece to admin AT as an attached Word document and note which IWSG group you belong to. Please include your name, a one line bio, and one website link.

The one hundred best entries will be included in the book.

Don’t forget our first Twitter pitch event, #IWSGPit, is on July 27. We have a lineup of publishers and agents who will be tuning in that day and more are added every week. See the site for details and start working on your Twitter pitch.

The IWSG Goodreads Group is in full swing and already read their first book. As a bonus, members got to ask the book’s author questions and you can read about it on Goodreads. This group is for writers only, focusing on the craft, so please join us.

The IWSG Newsletter is packed with great information and valuable links every month, so if you haven’t signed up, please do so.

And for those who don’t know it, we have an IWSG Facebook Group as well, with over 3600 members.


I told you! Bursting with news!
Get in on some of this action!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Doesn't anyone dust in here?

So, I un-intentionally took a few weeks off from the blog. I tried to pinpoint the moment in my mind when I decided to take a hiatus, but I couldn't come up with one. Must have been one of those things I needed to do, so I just did it. :)

Miss you all. Hope you're well.

It's officially June. Yay and Not-Yay.

June means my son is almost out of school, which is great because I hate school, but that means The BOY will be here every single day for like 2 months.

June means the beginning of parade season and Carnival which aren't bad times, just busy.

June means better weather. I hope. We could see our breath outside the other day, we had a thunder & lightning storm that we usually only see in the heat of the summer, we had a F1 tornado touchdown 2 counties away, and at the same time, I have a maple tree in the yard changing to fall colors. (No, the environment is absolutely fine.)

Let's hope we make it through June alive and well. :)

I'm off to do something stunning. Make sure you tune in next week for the IWSG posting day on the 7th! There's a special announcement!


Monday, May 15, 2017

It's morning...

This makes me laugh every time I see it. It's not meant to offend anyone. Just cracks me up.

I'm drinking coffee and planning out my crazy busy week after just coming off a really crazy busy weekend.

What are you guys up to today?

Something good?
Something bad?
Bit of both?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Drink Water Week / Winners / IWSG news!!

I bet you didn't know that May 7-13 is 'Drinking Water Week' and I can't think of a better way to drink water than to mix it with the elixir of life...the coffee bean.


I had some ebook winners from the A to Z Challenge that I neglected to mention. I will rectify that immediately!

Congratulations to...
L. Diane Wolfe
Joy Michelle
Alana Mautone / bookworm
Hilary Melton-Butcher
C. Lee McKenzie
Patricia Lynne

Thank you guys for participating and visiting!


Are you guys familiar with Reedsy? They're your one-stop-shop for editing, design, publicity, marketing, and ghostwriting services.

As a member of IWSG, you can receive a $25 credit to use on Reedsy services (editing, design, publicity, marketing, ghostwriting) when you create a new account. Existing Reedsy accounts do not qualify.

Interested? Go HERE to sign-up!


I'm sure there was more I was supposed to share today, but I can't seem to remember any of it, so I'll leave you to it! :)