Mistaken Identity


My husband Googled my name and was quite surprised with the gal who popped up under Jillian Jacobs. She is a young blonde who has no trouble exhibiting her body--her nude body--in various X-rated poses. Sorry folks, that’s not me. While it might be nice to have her figure, I enjoy things like bread, chocolate, mac and cheese, you know, food in general. Still, I say good for her. Work with what God gave you. She is blonde so maybe I’ll just roll with the mistaken identity. Obviously, I need to work on optimizing my website identity, which I have no clue how to do. Any ideas?

Speaking of my identity, I wonder how much my love of Polish pottery comes from being Polish. As you can see, earlier this week I went a little crazy at Out of the Blue Pottery in Monticello, IL. But hey, a girl needs pretty dishes.

One more thing:

Congratulations on being one of the finalists in the Women's Fiction category in the Chicago-North Fire & Ice Contest. This sentence in regards to my Paranormal, Water's Threshold, made my day, my month, my year. After spending a year working on writing craft, I’m proud of this accomplishment. Writing romance is very, very, very hard. I’m more comfortable with the “rules” now, though. I like the direction my stories are heading. I just wish there were more quiet hours in my day to write.

So while my identity is not popular in search engines right now, I’m hoping someday Ms. Moose will overtake Ms. Naked in popularity. Doubtful but who knows?



Final Floor


PictureMaster Bedroom
...And we're finally done with the floor in our master bedroom and master closet. I've decided to dedicate this post to my husband. He's pretty amazing. He installed these floors and put the baseboard down with only little ole me as help. I also recently received an email from my sister where she was lamenting her car troubles and the expense involved in car repair . I am fortunate I have a husband who is quite mechanically inclined. But what I am most grateful for is he goes to work everyday, while I stay at home and do a little media buying and pursue this writing dream. He's been behind me 100%. So, because of my freedom to dance along the keyboard, next month, I'll be delving into the ins and outs of self-publishing. How to make my book stand out and sell. I am hopeful my marketing background will help. Wish me luck.

Freshly painted master closet
A recent discussion gave me cause to consider which writer would bring about an over-the-top fan-girl moment. Hands down, Karen Marie Moning.

Her Highlander series represents everything I love about romance. And then there's To Tame a Highland Warrior, one of my all time favorite reads. It does help that the heroine is named Jillian, of course. But the hero, *sigh* the hero is a Berserker. So hot. I think we need a whole Berserker genre.

This fan-girl moment continues into World Building with KMM's "Fever Series". The world is gritty, hard, lusty, everything that keeps you reading through six books to get to the HEA. Six!

So here is a picture of my "Mac-halo" in homage to KMM's "Fever Series" World Building abilities. I'm wearing this during Saturday's IRWA chapter meeting. Got to fight off the Shades while Cheryl Brooks teaches our group how to do some World Building of our own.