Crying in the Purple Rain

“Little Red Corvette” was the first 45 I ever bought. It got it as an Easter gift. Well, I got it because I found a plastic egg with a little slip of paper inside that said “45 of your choice.” Yes. My mother still had me hunting Easter eggs at 14. Even at 16! So…

The 5 Love & Apology Languages

Several years ago, I read a wonderful book called The 5 Love Languages.* It taught me how I expressed and received love, as well as how my husband expressed and received love. Once we knew each other’s love language, we could more completely express our love for the other. Sadly, of course, trauma and loss screamed…

The Moment You Smiled

The moment you smiled The moment you laughed The moment your sparkling eyes fixed on me The moment you spoke The moment you sighed That was the moment my soul was set free The curve of your neck The shape of your lips The way that you tilt your head when you speak The tone of…

OMG! New Reviews!

Although O. M. Grey left this plane of reality on August 1st of this year and became The Grey Ghost, her work lives on. Go on over to Bitten By Books to read the full reviews, but I’ve posted little teaser excerpts below: The Zombies of Mesmer: A Nickie Nick Vampire Hunter Novel Book Summary:…

Winter Squash & Fresh Sage Biscuits

This recipe is so very delicious. I’ve made it 4 times in the past three weeks, each time with a different squash. Although my biscuits aren’t nearly as attractive as the creator’s biscuits, they are scrumptious. Like most of my recipes, I alter them from another recipe. This one was altered from Kitchen Vignette’s Delicata…

Review: “The best book ever made.”

Hyperbole. I use it often for emphasis, especially when overwhelmed with joy or another passionate emotion, so I deeply appreciate this glowing 5-star review by reader K. A. Schaefer for the 5th book in the Rowan of the Wood fantasy series: SPIRIT OF THE OTHERWORLD. Awesome! The best book ever made. The ending is the…

FREE Stories and Novels

For the next two weeks, my alter-ego O. M. Grey is giving away free books! She’s being really sneaky, though. She’s not telling you which books are free on what days unless you LIKE her FB fan page: http://facebook.com/OMGREY — you can find out hints from there when a book will be free over between…

New Release: Avalon Revamped

Today is the official release day for my alter-ego’s new book: Avalon Revamped. This is the long-awaited sequel, of sorts, to the Amazon Gothic Romance bestseller Avalon Revisited, available from Riverdale Ave Books in either paperback or eBook. About Avalon Revamped: Arthur Tudor, a vampire for nearly four-hundred years, finds himself bored with life and…

Elimination Diet: Day 15 (Phase 3)

Truly, I had meant to blog more in the past two weeks, but as usual, life happened. Overall, I’m not terribly pleased with the results of the Elimination Diet so far. I’ve followed it perfectly, what little information there is on it. That was one of the disappointments: buying The Whole Food Nutrition Cookbook for…

Elimination Diet: Day 3 + Warming Autumn Recipe!

Day 3 of the Elimination Diet started off a bit rocky. After doing so well at the end of my two day green smoothie fast yesterday, I had a bit of a dark patch that lasted through this morning. Certainly a few occurrences triggered it, but a few kind people, including my husband, also helped…