13 Things You Don’t Want to Hear your Kid Say

After mothering for almost a score of years, I’ve decided there are a number of things that no matter which of your kids (daughters or sons) say, it normally means disaster. At least a little one . . . 1) I don’t know what happened to the dog/cat/bird/hamster/guinea pig – honest. 2) But I only added a little soap. I don’t know where all those bubbles came from. 3) Sure I closed the fridge door. Oh, you meant all the way! 4) Little Johnny said there isn’t any stork. So where do babies really come from? 5) Did I get the keys? You mean, like before I closed the car door? 6) Little Johnny’s mom […]

SOLD-OUT . . . next signing, Thursday, September 6th, 2007

All righty, then, my weekend at my HARM’S WAY book-signing was fabulous. I sold out, yep, that’s right, I sold out of HARM’S WAY in 45 minutes. Lots of wonderful family, friends, and co-workers all turned out for the event at Barnes & Noble in N. Richland Hills. It was unbelievably to walk in to the store and see so many familiar faces. Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming out to share this once-in-a-lifetime moment with me. To all who took pictures, please feel free to send copies to my email: sandraferguson@sbcglobal.net Here are a few pictures from my dear friend and Romance Writer’s of America, Golden Heart finalist: LA Mitchell. If you […]

Thirteen Thursday

What I learned since signing my publishing contact . . . in no specific order! 1) Take time writing your book blurb.2) Share your good news with everyone you know.3) Order business cards — flashy and have them ready to pass out.4) Start a blog or journal on your website. Keep people posted on what’s ahead.5) Don’t be afraid of re-writes — tightening with the help of your editor is priceless.6) Join Yahoo groups.7) Ask questions of fellow authors, where do you get the gold ‘Autograph Copy’ stickers, did you host a book-signing? What worked? What would you do differently? 8) Order some of your books in print when they become available.9) Ask your CP […]

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

All right, all right, it’s hot outside, but not unbearable. Right now, temps are hovering in the mid-90s and for Texas in August, that’s almost sweater weather. Okay, maybe it’s not that cool. Fact is we, Fort Worth-inites are enjoying breezy afternoons, occasional cloud cover and the end of summer is almost upon us. Before the dog days of summer slip away, check out the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Isn’t that beautiful? No, I’m not being paid by the Botanical society, although maybe I should send them a bill — just a small one. This is actually a message to my fellow Texans. If you’re heading through Fort Worth, stop for a visit at the […]

Character Name

What’s in a character’s name? How does a writer select the perfect name? Is it the symbolism behind a name? Some personal preference? Just what comes to mind? I recently watched I, Robot. Great film, heavy symbolism, terrific imagery – well worth the invested time to watch. However, it was one character’s name that stopped traffic for me, one name that held center stage, the robot: Sonny The meanings behind such a simple name captured my attention. Was the robot so named because . . . 1) The doctor considered himself to be the figurative father of all these robots, but specifically this one that existed only because of his creative powers. He made Sonny […]

Thirteen Thursday

Things that make me smile! RELAXING GIFT GIVING AND BEING GREEN KIDS AT PLAY CHRISTMAS MY DOG, AUTUMN VACATIONS TO NYC MY SON (YES, WE LOOK REALLY SERIOUS — THE SUN WAS IN OUR EYES!) MY OLDEST MY YOUNGEST FAMILY 8QjdFCU0/RsPbRxQpZMI/AAAAAAAAAIs/ibXEknQBjRg/s1600-h/j0406638.jpg”>BEACH TIME FRIENDS GREAT BOOKS

Made me laugh

A recent article brought this blog to mind: ‘If women ruled the world. . .’ All right, all right, I’m not insinuating that women can’t drive. Far from it. I tool around in a full-sized van, 6600 pounds, thank you very much and I can park the puppy in a rat hole. Do remember, I’m from Texas and things are bigger here than in other parts of the world — rat holes included. But gals are normally handling a number of things while trying to park and I think it’s only fair we should get a bigger parking spot. There would be a little ‘bill’ equality . . . Tools would be simpler. Now, you’re […]