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IS THIS ALL THERE IS?

Posted by Sharon L Allen on July 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Several years ago I was wondering about my life. I remember saying, "Is this it? Is this all there is? Why am I here?" I was getting older, had accomplished many things I dreamed about, but felt I was standing still wondering what was next. GRANDCHILDREN....that's what was next! Never have I been so excited as when my first granddaughter made her way into this world. She didn't come in kicking and screaming. She was mostly silent, an occasional mewl coming from her pink, little lips. Her big, blue eyes looked about the room and I wondered if she might be saying to herself, "Is this it? Is this all there is?" I felt a love that I had never experienced before. From the minute she was born to the first time she called me Grandma, I became a completely different woman. Yes, I told myself. "This is it. This is why I'm here." I was fortunate to be able to spend quality time with her. I took her to dancing school, we picked daisies and plucked the petals off, "He loves me, he loves me not." We painted little acorn hats and colored pussy willows with colored chalk. We played hop scotch, jump rope, and then she was a teenager. Not as much time for Grandma because she had her own friends and things she liked to do. I'll admit I felt a bit left out, but I knew that was about me, not her. Twenty two years from the day she was born, this darling granddaughter is now the mother of two beautiful children, a daughter and a son. GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN...Yes. This is why I'm here. How blessed I am.

A TIME TO REBOOT

Posted by Sharon L Allen on October 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A Time to Reboot is at the publishers and should be available by October 30, 2014. I'll be back with a defininte date soon.

A TIME TO REBOOT

Posted by Sharon L Allen on April 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A Time to Reboot, the second book in the Stony Creek series, is near completion with a September date of publication. This has been a fun book to write, revisiting old friends and making new ones. Will post more as the publish date nears.

TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING

Posted by Sharon L Allen on September 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone...Stony Creek Diner is finally alive and well after two long years of writing it. I had a difficult time with the final chapter. I wasn't sure whether I didn't want the story to end or whether my characters refused to leave.

This book was such fun to write, a lot of research, too, so I learned much while attempting to put words to paper. I love my characters, most of them, and each one had their own way of making this a very good book, an easy read, which I hope will make you laugh and cry.

It was a labor of love, but it's time to move ahead with my next project....Cosgrove Cove, co-authored with my son, William Snow.

SCAMMERS AND SPAMERS

Posted by Sharon L Allen on February 21, 2010 at 12:37 PM Comments comments (1)

Recently scammers, spammers, hackers, and whomever have been coming to this site uninvited. I'm not sure how they've found the website, but they have. I don't want to shut it down, but I will if necessary. I was hoping that this would be a fun place to visit and to keep you abreast of how the book is doing. BTW, it's doing very well as a matter of fact.

 

I find this invasion very annoying and frankly it makes me madder than a wet hen. Whoever you are, give me a break. Find a job, take up a different hobby, and grow up!

DOING WELL

Posted by Sharon L Allen on October 12, 2009 at 6:36 AM Comments comments (3)

The book is selling well and I'm pleased and encouraged about it. To see my lifelong dream coming true is so exciting.

 

I will be having a book signing in a few weeks at a local bookstore and will be interviewed by the local paper. The paper features a new author from The Villages each Sunday so soon it'll be me. I just had a hair cut, short, so want it to grow out a little before they take my picture. I'm not vain but this hair cut is short!

 

I've been busy working on Stony River Diner, my next book which is set in Montana. I like my characters and it's fun to see them come alive and take on a life of their own. You never know for sure what's going to happen when you write a book.

 

Guess this is all for today.

 

Read a Book and Capture Your Dreams.

Write a Book and Live Your Dreams.

THE BOOK IS READY!

Posted by Sharon L Allen on September 25, 2009 at 2:13 PM Comments comments (6)

I received a call from the publisher on Wednesday that the book is ready. :D This is a dream come true and I'm terribly excited. The process is as follows:

 

A first copy will be mailed to me for review. Once I accept it, then the rest of the books will be available...immediately to me, some to Amazon, and to iUniverse for purchase.

 

As soon as I review the book then I will let everyone know how they may purchase it; I'll be able to get my book signing date; interview with the newspaper date; and hopefully people that read my book will enjoy it.  That will be the best part.

 

So, a little more waiting but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'll be back soon.

WAITING PATIENTLY

Posted by Sharon L Allen on September 12, 2009 at 3:14 PM Comments comments (11)

Patience is not one of my many virtues. I am trying to be patient, although not necessarily doing a snap up job of it, while waiting for my book, "Detours of the Heart" to be printed.

 

I emailed my publisher and my publishing "person" last week asking when the book will be ready and I'm still waiting for their response. It's funny, but when they want a response from me they expect it NOW! I have things to do; don't they know that?

 

I want to set up a book signing party, tell family, friends, and others of the date the book will be available, and so forth. Without a date I can't do anything except wait.

 

So, I guess I will wait, at least until next week when I will contact them again. As soon as I know, you will all know.

 

 


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