Last post, I talked a little about how Hubby and I met and were married. I intended to get another post in before today, but time hasn’t been my friend this past week. Besides getting everything ready for Hubby and I to renew our marriage vows, my mom’s brother fell critically ill and passed away suddenly, and a long-time family friend passed away suddenly too. Those were on top of the one-year anniversary of my step-dad’s death. So the post I’d intended to post earlier will go up in a few days. Today, right after our regular Sunday morning church services, Hubby and I renewed our marriage vows. We kept everything really simple and casual and enjoyed family and friends who couldn’t be with us the first time, while we missed those who couldn’t be there this time. My dad. Hubby’s mom and dad. My step-dad. Our minister from the … Continue reading →
On Sunday, May 19th, Hubby and I will celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary by renewing our vows. It won’t be a big fairy tale wedding, but our friends and family will be there, so it will be perfect. I thought it might be fun to do a couple of short posts about some of the things we’ve learned about relationships and making them last. We’ve had ups and downs over the years, though not as bad as many couples, and there are reasons for that, and we’ve been extremely lucky. Love at first sight? When we met, Hubby was a career soldier and I was a college student. He’d come to campus to visit his brother, and I’d stayed the weekend to cover work for a sick friend. I had recently ended a serious relationship and had no interest in starting a new one. He was career-minded and on orders … Continue reading →
It’s been a HORRIBLY long time since I’ve blogged! Apologies, for more than one reason, are in order. First, I missed the posts for the last week of my Tight Spaces Kick Off Blog Tour, including the finale to announce the winners of the giveaway! I have good reasons, I promise. (FYI, the finale post will go up in a few days, within a week.) Second, I owe the members of my blogging network extreme apologies, since I haven’t been active there either. As a consequence, I haven’t Tweeted the announcements for their blog posts. Sorry, guys! I PROMISE, I’m getting back to it! Third, I’m sorry, Azure! As you know, Azure Boone, BFF and Crit Partner, and I are working on a joint project that will seriously rock your world. The first book of our Paranormal Romance series, “Archangel’s Creed, The Summoning I, Kassern” is moving fast and we … Continue reading →
*First, I’d like to thank everyone for the thoughts, prayers and positive energy as my family dealt with the loss of Reno, my much-loved step-dad. With your help, we made it through and managed to celebrate his life and rejoice that he doesn’t have to suffer any longer. The funeral was one of the largest our little town had ever seen, and there were 20+ classic cars in the procession. The only blemish on the day was my step-brother’s ex-wife. In her blatant gold digging, she cozied right up to SB, despite having called Reno everything but a milk-cow only a few weeks ago. Everyone knew she was only being nice to SB in order to get “her share” of his inheritance. Everyone except SB, that is. Oh, well. There are a few surprises coming her way, and she won’t be a happy camper when it’s all said and done.* … Continue reading →
As a stereotypically introverted writer, the vast majority of my friends are online. So, I’ve chosen to share the tragedy that has struck my family with those of you who count yourself as my friends. Early this morning, my mother called to let us know my stepdad had passed away during the night. It’s not a sudden surprise, but nonetheless devastating. Seven years or so after my dad passed away, my mom reconnected with a friend from her youth. After a bit, this friend asked my mom to meet a gentleman she’d worked with, a widower and recently retired. The friend thought my mom and this man would have a lot in common. So after a couple of phone calls, Reno came to my mom’s church, and took her to lunch after the service. They fell hard for each other right away. They both approached their families carefully, fearful of negative … Continue reading →
Uh… Hi? Remember me? Yeah, I’m that Kenra Daniels. While I’ve been under my rock, the world has continued to turn. Shocking, I know, but true. I’ve come out for a breath of fresh air, and to share some news with you. You might remember I’ve spoken of my fantastic Critique Partner, and Bestie, Azure Boone? Weelllll…. Her book, Devil Wants A China Doll, has just been contracted for publication by Loose Id Publishing!!!! They’re shooting for an August 2012 release date. I’m telling you, guys, you really MUST read this book!! Azure is a phenomenal writer, and the story is fascinating. The Hero, Roan Kreed, is deliciously hot, and troubled, and a little bit bad… All ingredients for the kind of Romance Novel Hero you’d love to… yeah. Another wonderful friend and CP, Jennifer James, has announced that her novella, Love Kinection, has been picked up by Decadent Publishing!!!! (I”m a little … Continue reading →
First, I have to apologize. I haven’t posted here in far too long… For several reasons. Between power outages and internet service interruptions, one of the grandsons ill and whiny, and a bunch of other personal crap, I’ve barely had time to sit, let alone write or blog. And this evening I received word that my step-dad, Reno, is in the hospital with a bowel obstruction. His doctor thinks it’s rather minor and will be dealt with quite easily. The only concern is that he has several other serious health issues. Hopefully none of those will interfere, or be made worse by the current problem. With all that going on, I *still* haven’t managed to complete revisions for Blood Dragon so it can get on its way. Right now, after family, that has to be my top priority. So, until it’s done, this blog will go dark, along with my social … Continue reading →
A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for KT Hanna’s #writemotivation. Since then I’ve been doing a few things to make achieving my goals possible. I confess I haven’t been good at the obligations for #writemotivation. Today, I’ll follow all the participants on ‘Twitter, and visit and follow their blogs, to make cheering them on simpler. I should have done that days ago. Now, on to the goals part. As you might recall, I’m going to work on: Put the finishing touches on the Blood Dragon revisions Get Blood Dragon on submission with at least 5 epublishers Write 40k words of new material on Blood Dragon II Get back on schedule for posting here For the past week, things have been crazy here, with 3 little boys in various stages of a stomach virus. Plenty of vomit and diarrhea, tons of laundry. And if I NEVER see broth, Jello, or Pedialyte again, it’ll be too soon. Now, … Continue reading →
So, today I signed up for #writemotivation March 2012 Goal Check. This is KT Hanna’s baby. The idea is to form a group of writers to help encourage and motivate each other, even on those days when our Inner Critic is a bitch. For March, each writer is asked to set attainable goals to work toward for the month. On Mondays, participants will blog about their progress, and visit each other’s blogs to encourage and motivate each other. All through the month, we’ll use the #writemotivation hashtag on Twitter to give each other that extra little push. I signed up because, right now, I need an extra kick in the pants to keep moving forward. Most of the time, I’m pretty productive, and keep things moving at a good pace. But… There’s always a BUT, isn’t there? And this one is pretty big. A few months ago, my daughter and … Continue reading →
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