[New Post] Blogging 101 . Your Dream Reader . Part 1… Brides

As an author, I have penned two categories of books to date. Both genres are introduced, sometimes, together, on this blog as my regular followers already know. My point being; two genres, two audiences, two parts to satisfy for yesterday’s blogging assignment. Keep in mind, I am a day behind. Continue reading

[New Post] What In The World?

Last night, I was admiring Sonel’s lovely roses, and with her permission, The orples and I snagged a beautiful closeup shot she’d captured with her camera. The orples are wondering what they are looking at. Do you know? Are you curious? Well, all I can say is go see Sonel, if you want to find out what the orples¬† are ‘oohing and ahhing’ over now.

Olivia and Oscar admiring Sonel's marvelous talents.

Olivia and Oscar admiring Sonel’s marvelous talents.

If you’d like to be included in my blog, let me know. Of course, I’ll credit your work back to you if we play in your mudpuddle. Be aware, that I’m contemplating (time, being the major factor) pulling a book together with these little drawings, so you may see your work out there in orpleland, with your permission of course. Please clue me in as to how you feel about ‘orple’ exposure. Olivia loves playing with new friends, so the more the merrier. Let me know. In the meantime, this post is dedicated to Sonel with tons of gratitude for posting such beautiful photos, so worthy of sharing. ūüėČ Please feel free to ping back, hint, hint.

[New Post] Blogging 101 . Your Dream Reader . Part 2 … Orples

Olivia is loving yesterday’s Blogging 101, writing assignment, which is why we’ve circled back to it, in spite of being a day late. If you read Part 1 of this post set, you’ll understand why this post was divided into two parts, this one being Part 2. Olivia is getting ready to garner some attention, and she can’t wait.

Olivia and Oscar discussing the  purpose of today's posting.

Olivia and Oscar discussing the purpose of today’s posting.

My ‘Dream Audience’? Hmmm, let me see, now… An orple audience would be fun loving people with open minds, opened to the playful side of life. Strategic Publishing has pegged How Orples Came To Be‘ as a children’s book, but I disagree. I think all of my ‘kiddie’ books, and especially my first book, explaining how orples evolved from oranges, are appropriate for any kid, of any age, right up through, and including one-hundred and two! My dream audience would appreciate the lessons to be learned though Olivia’s wisdom and loyalty. The orples help, Jack, their human friend indirectly rekindle his relationship with his father, after his mother’s passing away.¬† This book starts out sad, but ends on a happy note, with the door having been left opened for sequels. My dream audience would be writing to me, again, begging for more. They would appreciate the encouragement book 2 — ‘The Orples Make A Tree Home‘ gives children to think outside of the box in coming up for solutions as the orples turn their orange tree into an orple environment. And after my dream audience has read books 1 & 2, they would be eager to find out all about Olivia’s schooling in the book, ‘The Orples Learn To Read‘,—book 3 in the series, encouraging children to want to read and learn, in general.Olivia has a lot of spunk, while Oscar is laid back and lazy. I dream that my dream audience will, one day, wake up and realize—orples rule—especially Olivia!¬† And then they’ll rush out, buy orple books, and start telling their friends, and movie producers, and they will make me as popular as J.K. Rowling. Geeze, I think I need to go take a Valium. Olivia really is beginning to rub off on me, you know. Oh, and while I’m thinking about it, I wanted to mention that all of my books are self-published through CreateSspace¬† at Amazon, with the exception of my first book, which is printed by Strategic Printing, for the time being. Maybe you cared, maybe you didn’t, but now you know. Blessings to all who have stuck with me and read to the end. .) Olivia, Oscar, and I truly thank you.

[New Post] By Heart

Here is today’s Daily Post suggestion/challenge and I’m sure I’m a day late, but his one is fun anyway, so here goes…. The idea is to recall a song by heart that sticks with you, and why. Song 1… Love Grows Where My Rose Mary Goes.¬†¬† One of the catchiest songs I’ve ever heard … so from memory, here goes… There’s something about her hand over mine It’s a feeling that’s fine And I just have to say-aaa She’s really got a magical spell and It’s working so well That I can’t get away Well, I’m a lucky feller And I just gotta teller That love grows where where my Rose Mary goes And nobody knows like me And you’ll just have to click the title link if you want to hear the song because I have forgotten the rest.

Olivia and Oscar enjoying the tunes.

Olivia and Oscar enjoying the tunes.

Quickly, three other songs I recall lines from are these; these lines speak for themselves, and have always stuck in my mind. Seasons change with the scenery, weaving time in a tapestry by … Simon and Garfunkel . from ‘A Hazy Shade of Winter’ You only dance on this earth for a short while¬†¬† by Cat Stevens . from ‘Oh Very Young’ Someday, I’ll get my life straight … Alan Jackson … from the song ‘Someday’.¬† This song really hit hard for me, for awhile. Thank God, those days are over. Whew!