Thursday, December 31, 2009



Dave Berry's Year in Review

Some classic cuts from
Dave Berry's Year in Review

President Obama becomes embroiled in controversy when, commenting on the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, he states that the police ``acted stupidly.'' This comment angers many in the law-enforcement community, as the president discovers the next day when his motorcade is cited for more than 3,000 moving violations. To resolve the situation, the president invites both Gates and Crowley to the White House for a ``beer summit,'' which is described later by White House spokesperson Gibbs as ``very amicable'' except for some ``minor tasering.''

In an alarming technological development, hackers shut down Twitter, leaving a desperate and suddenly vulnerable America with no way to find out what the Kardashian sisters are having for lunch. The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges the nation to ``remain calm'' and ``use Facebook if you can.'' Twitter service is eventually restored, but most of the estimated 875 million thoughts that went untweeted during the outage will never be recovered, making it the nation's worst social-networking disaster ever.

President Obama, speaking on health care before a joint session of Congress, is rudely interrupted by Kanye West, who grabs the microphone and declares that Beyoncé has a better health-care plan. No, wait, sorry: The president is rudely interrupted by Republican congressperson Joe Wilson, who shouts ``You lie!'' Wilson later apologizes for his breach of congressional etiquette, saying, ``I should have just mooned him.''

the International Olympic Committee meets in Copenhagen to choose whether Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo or Madrid will host the 2016 summer games. Chicago is considered a strong candidate, but despite personal appeals for the city from President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Mayor Richard Daley, Oprah Winfrey and the late Al Capone, the committee -- in an unexpected decision -- votes to hold the games in Pyongyang, North Korea. The head of the IOC insists that the decision was ``made freely and without coercion,'' adding, ``for the love of God please abort the launch.''
On a happier note for the White House, President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize, narrowly edging out Beyoncé.

Read all of it here

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


The winner of a signed copy of


To ring in the New Year
I'm giving away a signed copy of
To anyone brave enough to leave a New Years Resolution
Or brave enough to admit they
Okay, that last part...the last line...that might be about me...sorry. Move along, there's nothing to see here people.
Go to
to leave your comment
the comment has to be THERE. NOT HERE.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another Review for The Husband Tree

Keep in mind
The Husband Tree
Doesn't even release until January 1st.
I'm learning that pre-ordering on Amazon is a way to get a jump on new releases
Cherry Blossom MJ
Gives me 5 of 5 stars on

Monday, December 28, 2009

Review for The Husband Tree

Great review for
The Husband Tree
Thanks so much Michelle V
Read it HERE

Country Western Music....give 'em credit for originality

80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper
Am I Double Parked By The Curbstone Of Your Heart?
At The Gas Station Of Love, I Got The Self Service Pump
Did I Shave My Legs For This? (By Deana Carter)
Don't Believe My Heart Can Stand Another You
Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
Don't Strike A Match To The Book Of Love
Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through The Goalposts Of Life
Get The Hammer Mama, There's A Head On Papa's Fly
Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed
Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissing You Goodbye
Guess My Eyes Were Bigger Than My Heart
Her Only Bad Habit Is Me
Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure
Hold On To Your Men, 'Cause She's Single Again
How Can I Get Over You If You Won't Get Out From Under Me?
How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?
How Come Your Dog Don't Bite Nobody But Me?
I Been Roped And Thrown By Jesus In The Holy Ghost Corral
I Can't Get Over You, So Why Don't You Get Under Me?
I Changed Her Oil, She Changed My Life
I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling
I Fell In A Pile Of You And Got Love All Over Me
I Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart.
I Gave Her My Heart And A Diamond And She Clubbed Me With A Spade
I Got In At 2 With A 10 And Woke Up At 10 With A 2
I Got Tears In My Ears From Lying On My Bed Crying On My Pillow Over You
I Got Through Everything But The Door
I Guess I Had Your Leavin' Coming
I Hate Every Bone In Your Body Except Mine.
I Just Bought A Car From A Guy That Stole My Girl, But The Car Don't Run, So I Figure We Got An Even Deal.
I Keep Forgettin' I Forgot About You
I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well.
I May Be Used, But Baby I Ain't Used Up
I Sat Down On A Bear Trap (Just This Morning)
I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aim's Gettin Better
I Wanna Whip Your Cow
I Want A Beer As Cold As My Ex-Wife's Heart
I Wanted You To Leave Until You Left Me
I Was Looking Back To See If You Were Looking Back To See If I Was Looking Back To See If You Were Looking Back At Me
I Went Back To My Fourth Wife For The Third Time And Gave Her A Second Chance To Make A First Class Fool Out Of Me
I Wish I Were A Woman (So I Could Go Out With A Guy Like Me)
I Would Have Wrote You A Letter, But I Couldn't Spell Yuck!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Today on
Petticoats & Pistols
I'm giving away a signed copy of
The Husband Tree
Click on the words Petticoats & Pistols above to be taken there.
Leave a comment about
Christmas songs
and get your name in the drawing.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Breath of Heaven

I have traveled
Many moonless night
Cold and Weary
With a babe inside
And I wonder
What I've done
Holy Father
You have come
Chosen me now
To carry your son

I am waiting
in a silent prayer
I am frightened
by the load i bear
In a world as cold as stone
Must I walk this path alone
Be with me now
Be with me now

Breath of Heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of Heaven

Breath of Heaven
Lighten my darkness
Pour over me, your holiness
For you are holy
Breath of Heaven

Do you wonder
As you watch my face
If a wiser one, should of had my place
But I offer-all I am
For the mercy-of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me

Breath of Heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of Heaven

Breath of Heaven
Lighten my darkness
Pour over me, your holiness
For your holy Breath of Heaven

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Pepper Basham
The Husband Tree

in a bookstore.
Read her review of

Friday, December 18, 2009

Don't you just hate when this happens?

A Chilean Olympic weightlifter who was training at a gym in Brazil got the shock of her life when she unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy.

Elizabeth Poblete had been working to “beef up” her body over the past few months and had no idea she was pregnant.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Great Review of Cowboy Christmas just posted a review of
Lil Duncan
It gets me in the holiday spirit.
Read It HERE

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Well, it's at my house anyway.

I got my author copies.
I can't believe it's finally time.
I've loved this book so much since I wrote it.
These two characters are just.....characters.
You can pre-order on Amazon
Or watch the bookstores. It should appear soon.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Elle learned to walk
Consider this my Christmas gift to the world

Monday, December 07, 2009

Research--In Grand Style

Talking about my research for a book set in the bottom of the
Grand Canyon

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I just finished this book.
The Bartered Bride
Erica Vetsch
Jonathan Kennebrae is furious when his grandfather informs him that his future has been decided. He will marry Melissa Brooke or lose his inheritance. Melissa, too, is devastated when her parents make their announcement. As little more than a bargaining chip in her father's business maneuvers, she feels her secure world slipping away. Can Jonathan and Melissa find a way out of this loveless marriage, or must they find a way forward together?
I absolutely loved it.
and buy the book while you're there,
you're in for a STORMY RIDE. :)
And a lot of fun.
The first book from Erica Vetsch
a very talented new author who is going to have a fantastic career.