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Thanks! Moving on!

Thanks to all who downloaded VADA FAITH free!

It's one way to get readers to read the story of one's heart.

I'm moving on now and proofing the copy for the paperback version.

Plus, believe it or not, this is not my whole life.

Husband was in the hospital for three days recently and then came home and brought the flu!
Whew. That was not fun. Especially for him.

I'm now preparing for a visit from our daughter, Jill, her ten year old triplets, and six year old son.
We cannot wait. They are more fun than a barrel full of monkeys. And lots of work!

It's rainy and dreary here in Ohio today but spring temps are here and I could not be more exccited.

I have more in this life than I deserve and I'm thankful to God for that.

Hope that you are in a thankful mode as well.

Many blessings to you and yours.

Back soon with more news.


  1. So glad your husband is home and recovering (again). I am saving your book for my trip to the States in a months time and looking forward to what promises to be a very good read!

  2. So happy your hubby is home and recouping. So sorry he and you had to have a flu episode. Have a wonderful visit with your daughter and all those kiddos! She must be a busy lady..triplets? Wow! I live in Ohio too and I found nothing to complain about this weekend..the weather was fabulous! Have a good week!

  3. Shall we do an interview with you on my blog? I would love to ask you some questions.

  4. I've been reading Vada on my computer. But I've got a ways to go before I finish. I've been busy getting my manuscripts ready to mail out to WVWriters. Have fun with your grandchildren!

  5. I missed it. From the 7th until now, everything has been crazy. Mark's Mom had a stroke. Now they tell us (from the MRI) that this was not the first one. This one scrambled her words and thoughts. We are up to our ears in reorientation.

  6. Let me know when it comes out in paperback - I wanna BUY mine! Triplets and a 6 year old? Whew! Sounds like fun!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Whoot Hoot! That is fabulous news! I am so excited for you!
    I don't have a Kindle. Im old school book reader! Is it available in paper?
    I am so behind in Blogworld!
    Love to you & please give me the scoop on how I can order this when it is in book form :)

  8. Thanks for following my blog. Nice to meet you :)


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