Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Book Cover

Hi Everyone,

We've had a couple of sunny fall days here in the mid-west, but next week it will turn warmer again.

This is my new book cover for A Fool's Fool.  My publisher decided to separate the two stories in Fool Me Twice. My story can be found at Eirelander Publishing,, Amazon on Kindle and Barnes and Noble on Nook.

Here is a blurb:

Pranks are carried too far.

Kathy O'Reilly, a strong-willed woman doesn't allow men to walk over her or anyone else.  When one of the co-owner's of Gagsters, Norm Jokes, is allowed to get away with playing pranks, she speaks up to her boss. 

Jason Barrone, co-owner of Gagsters is attracted to his assistant and will not allow his best friend to cause him to lose her.  Jason wants them to be friends because he doesn't want to have to make a choice of who goes and who stays. 

For those of you who would like to read more you can click on the title of my and read an excerpt at my website, or go to my publisher, Amazon and Barnes and Noble to read even more.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Best always,
Sandra K. Marshall
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Computer Burnout

Hi Everyone,

Today, I'm talking about computer burnout.  This is something a bit new, but for those of us who spend a good portion of our time on the computer it can happen.

Writing, promotion, sales and nearly everything else is done on the computer these days.  I'm a writer, and I haven't written a word for at least six weeks.  Why?  One word says it all--email.

I haven't been on email since last Monday, so I know I have hundreds of emails.  Most of them, I can delete but even that takes time.  Some of them I want to read, but I should just delete all of them and start over again fresh.

I have made a real effort to keep up with my blog, but even it has been difficult because I hate my computer right now. 

Does anyone else have a love-hate relationship with their computer?

Thank you for listening to my rant this week and please come back next Sunday.

Best always to all my readers.

Sandra K. Marshall

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Do You Remember Where You Were on 9-11-2001?

Good Morning,

Today is 9-11, ten years later after one of the worst terrorist acts on our country.  Do you remember where you were on that day? 

On 9-11-2001, I had just finished breakfast for my husband and myself, cleaned up the dishes, poured myself another cup of coffee. I turned on CNN to catch up with the news while warming up my computer before starting to write.

In moments, I learned about the hi-jackings of at least two planes and there were thought to be more.  I watched the first plane hit the first tower in shock, and I yelled at my husband to turn on CNN. A few minutes later, I saw the next plane hit the other tower.

Stunned by what we were seeing, we watched and listened to the news in silence. We heard about the other planes and our fear grew not knowing where they were headed.  By then loved ones were getting calls from their family members on the hi-jacked planes.

We heard about the plane that crashed into the Pentagon and the brave people on flight 93 who gave up their lives to save others.  For days, I watched the news and heard about the brave firemen and policemen who helped to save others and all of the many people who came to help.

I wept at the scenes I saw.  I asked why like many others.  I was proud at the way the people of our country pulled together.  I pray, we never have anything like 9-11 happen on our soil again. 

Already, our children are being taught about the date 9-11-2001 in our schools.  This date will be a part of our history forever.  

Bless our country, The United States of America.

Sandra K. Marshall  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Labor Day

Hello Everyone,

First, I want to tell my contest is up at Coffee Time Romance & More. You can find it, along with my new book cover for A Fool's Fool, here:  Thank you for visiting and entering to win some goodies.  There are several other authors who have contests posted for the month of September as well.

Now, for my question of the day: Do you think our country has become more service oriented than a manufacturing country?

Bless America and the people in our country.

Have a great holiday!