Skip to main content

Ringing in the year with a Freebie!


HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME 2013!!!

I'm ringing in the New Year by offering the Kindle version of my novel VADA FAITH for free Jan. 1-2 at Amazon. Remember if you don't have a kindle you can download a free reading app at Amazon and take advantage of the free books they offer daily. I've downloaded a bunch for reading in the coming weeks. LOVE free stuff, especially books!




 Barb at the Tamarack in Beckley, WV signing Vada Faith.

 From a recent promo -

CHECK OUT THIS FUN NEW NOVEL BY BARBARA A. WHITTINGTON, SET IN A SMALL TOWN BEAUTY SHOP. FOLLOW THE ANTICS OF SHOP OWNERS VADA FAITH WADDELL AND HER SISTER JOY RUTH - A HUMOROUS YET SERIOUS READ OF COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIPS & SOLID FAMILY VALUES!


Barbara, an award winning author, announces the publication of her first novel, VADA FAITH, set in the fictional town of Shady Creek, West Virginia. The story revolves around Vada Faith, young wife and mother, who signs on to be a surrogate mother to earn a downpayment for a big home in the fancy new subdivision of Crystal Springs. Unbeknownst to her, Roy and Dottie Kilgore, the childless couple are small time criminals.  Vada Faith nearly loses her own family as she pursues her dream to become somebody important and live in a big fancy house. Her sister Joy Ruth is behind her all the way - TELLING HER EVERYTHING SHE IS DOING WRONG. Vada Faith is available at www.amazon.com.
The author is available for interviews, book signings, and to talk about Vada Faith and her other work which has appeared in Women’s World, the Dispatch, the Plain Dealer, Christian Science Monitor & other places. One of her stories was produced by British Broadcasting Corp. 
Her book of short stories is now on Kindle at Amazon, titled Ezra and Other Stories.
Barbara is at work on a Vada Faith sequel, titled Sweet Baby James. 

PS I hope you'll forgive me for recycling my material. And photos. I've spent this afternoon learning how to download photos the "right" way as opposed to my copying and pasting which doesn't always work. Blessing to you and yours in the coming year.

Comments

  1. Love the photo–I can just imagine how wonderful it must have been to sign your book at such a beautiful place. Wish I could have been passing through that day. Wishing you a Happy New Year with lots of time for writing.!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so glad you learned to post pictures. It is easy. My problem with my blog now is that I've used up my 'free' amount of pictures that I can have.So unless I copy and paste, I can only post a very few more pictures on my blog. I guess I just need to stop being so cheap and pay for more space :o)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just went over to Amazon and put the book on my new Kindle Fire HD that Santa brought me! I'll get back with you ASAP! Thanks for the book!

    ReplyDelete
  4. We have a nook. I would love to read your book. May be I will put in my wish list for our Holiday of Ramadan.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dear Barb. Thanks so much for stopping by the other day. I haven't forgotten you, or your wonderful stories that I told you I started--read the first one and like it very much. I will finish the collection. You have to be patient with me. You say you have health issues. I know about this with my daughter; that's my excuse for being so slow with reading, and writing. As you know, I LOVED Vada Faith, and am so excited to hear there will be a sequel. Do let me know when it's published!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. p.s. I love this picture of you signing your book. I love to see "real" pictures of writers/bloggers. This is one glamorous picture!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for all your lovely comments. Yes, still health problems robbing me of my writing time. Hopefully I'll get back on track now!
    Have a great week end everyone and enjoy each moment of every day.
    Blessings.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Barb, I was so happy to see your comment on my blog, it's been a while! Your book sounds great, can't wait to read it. I hope you are well.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I just wanted to tell you how much I loved Vada Faith! I want to read more of your work!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I just wanted to tell you how much I loved Vada Faith! I want to read more of your work!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

ODE TO OLD OR I SHALL WEAR PURPLE.....

Ode to Old
When I am old- Really really old- And cannot see -
Red balls of rouge- Riding- High on my cheeks,
Black lines- Arching- Over my eyes, 
Gravy stains covering- Yellow flowers- On my good blue dress.
When I am old- And cannot see - Will you please do-  My grooming for me?

by: Barbara A. Whittington











My Favorite Essay by Gladys Taber

BUTTERNUT WISDOM

From an essay by Gladys Taber
Family Circle  - September 1982

    I sat in the sun the other day while the dogs dug up the lawn and thought about work. I wasn’t working. I was just thinking about it. I have found that when I cannot possibly accomplish everything I am supposed to and feel an unbearable pressure---as all homemakers must---if I just stop, life goes better.
    I get a good book, make some spiced tea and sit down on my own corner of the sofa or in my favorite lawn chair. I let life settle in around me, and that is the only way I can express it. After 20 minutes or half an hour, I go back to the mechanics of living.  AND at days end I am just as far along as if I had not stopped to think.

Another of her thoughts: time for thinking is a gift one can give only to one’s self.


Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have over the years. When I've had it with my life some days -  I have only to sit down with a glass of sweet tea and think of this essay an…

The Dreaded School Pictures

This year when my children brought home their school pictures, I cringed. These kids can leave home looking cherubic, but the minute they pose for that school photographer they are transposed into unrecognizable beings. My middle daughter brought home pictures bearing her name and room number that couldn't have been my offspring. Nor a distant relative.
I had worked for hours on this child. Her hair was parted in the middle and drawn into a cute little ponytail over each ear. Even though she is at an awkward age, she looked adorable when she went out that door. Her missing front teeth only added to her charm. The kid in the picture has her mouth open wide displaying ugly dark gaps. Her one visible ponytail is lopsided, her part is uneven, and her bangs look like they were cut with pinking shears. I know this isn't my child because I always give my children a good haircut before they have their pictures taken. The only thing vaguely familiar is the sweater the child has on. My dau…