Monday, November 29, 2010

When Insults Had Class

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx

Saturday, November 27, 2010

When Insults Had Class

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


From me and a whole lot of your favorite Christian fiction authors.
I'm in the Western section or you can search by author.
Buy a book and it'll come to you signed. I can also personalize them for Christmas gifts.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Bad Parrot

A young man received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.

Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.

As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

When Insults Had Class

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." - Charles, Count Talleyrand

Monday, November 22, 2010

Creative Madness--always a fun place to be

Creative Madness
 describes the writer's life pretty well.
and there's a blog about it
with a nice review of
Wrangler in Petticoats

Friday, November 19, 2010

When Insults Had Class

 "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A nice review of Doctor in Petticoats


When Insults Had Class-Part 8

 "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one." - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill 

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second.... if there is one." -  Winston Churchill, in response.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chance to win Lassoed in Texas Trilogy

I'm giving away a signed copy of my latest release Lassoed in Texas Trilogy on my group blog Seekerville today.

We're talking about DEADLINES and every thing we do has deadlines. It's not just a writer's thing.

Lassoed in Texas Trilogy is a 3 in 1 collection of the books in the Lassoed in Texas series:
Petticoat Ranch,
Calico Canyon
Gingham Mountain.

Go leave a comment to get your name in the drawing. CLICK HERE

Friday, November 12, 2010

When Insults Had Class-Part 6

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

Thursday, November 11, 2010

When Insults Had Class-Part 5

 "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." - Moses Hadas

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

When Insults Had Class part 4

 "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Newsletter on Tap

I'm going to do a newsletter here VERY SOON.
I do one for each release but
Lassoed in Texas Trilogy
is a sort of a re-release, well maybe re-packaged is a better word.
I don't know all this fancy publishing lingo!!!
Anyway, keep in mind it's a book containing three books and you might've read them before.
I can't have that on my conscience, so be careful.
And, worst case scenario, you buy a book you've already read...think
So anyway, back to the newsletter.
I've been NOT getting that done.
But I will.
On the fateful day when I get it done, I will give away a signed copy of

Lassoed in Texas Trilogy
to one lucky subscriber.
(Lucky, oh so lucky, I feel a song in my heart as I think of all your LUCK)
So if you're NOT subscribed to my newsletter, check out the left side of this blog and you'll see where to sign up for
Just For Laughs.
Which, honestly, is a kind of an embarrassing name for a newsletter but my caveman-like techno skills make it impossible for me to rename it.
So we're stuck.
Plug your email address in there and you'll get an invitation to subscribe.
Which you will have to respond to.
It's like newsletter fairies are giving you chance after chance to come to your sense.
If you can not be warned way, however...
Here is my promise to you....
I will NEVER sell your information (honestly, I don't know how, so that's the only thing saving you)
And I probably won't ever get the stupid newsletter written, so it's not like I'm going to be flooding your inbox.
This is a very good deal for you.
(I think. Well, not a BAD deal, so that only leaves good...moving on...)

Subscribe today to get your name in the drawing.
And if you're already subscribed, no need to do it again. You're in!

Or you could buy
Lassoed in Texas Trilogy HERE

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

When Insults Had Class Part 3

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."  Clarence Darrow