Claudia Must Die—-or Must She? It’s Up to YOU to Find Out.

I have had the honor and privilege of making so many great friends because of blogging.  Some of my favorite bloggers are now published authors and many have started their publishing career during the time that I have followed their blogs so that makes me believe that I am part of the process.  Not true, of course, but it certainly is  exciting to be on the journey right along with them. Today I am thrilled to feature my friend, T.B.Markinson, who has become a great friend across the pond. … [Read more...]

Whatcha Reading?

One of my goals this year was to read 100 books and I am happy to report that this one time I accomplished what I set out to do.  I know a lot of you don't have the time to read and this year I was determined to make the time and I did.   Sometimes that meant that perhaps I might have neglected a few things along the way but by golly----I read my book! I have pretty eclectic taste when it comes to what I read and I am game to give just about any book a go but as I wrote about before here I am … [Read more...]

Guest Post by T. B. Markinson

Today I am thrilled to have T. B. Markinson do a guest post about her newly released second novel---Marionette.  This blogging world is a big and wonderful place and I found T. B. awhile ago and started following her personal blog at 50 Year Project and have totally loved it. When she broke the news that her first book, A Woman Lost, was coming out I jumped on the bandwagon and cheered her on.  Now she shares a bit about her latest novel and I could not be happier to share my blog with her … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday Plus a Bonus—Tea with the Queen!

It's Teapot Tuesday here on It's Just Life and today I am highlighting a recent acquisition thanks to blogger friend Katybeth who blogs over at Odd Loves Company.  She, being the wonderful person that she is, helped an older friend recently with an estate sale to get some of her possessions whittled down.   Katybeth posted various pictures on her Facebook page of things that were being sold and lo and behold there were a couple of teapots.   Imagine that! Emails flew back and forth, prices … [Read more...]

And Now a Break from Wordless Wednesday for Big News

Today we take a break from my normal Wordless Wednesday post to share the good news that one of my new favorite authors--T. B. Markinson has a new book coming out!  If you remember she is one of the authors that I highlighted in my blog post here when her first novel, A Woman Lost, debuted. I am thrilled to help promote this newest book and the official cover reveal today!!!!  Stay tuned for more info in December about this up and coming author that I proudly call friend! Title: … [Read more...]

Two Authors—Two Romances

I know I say it all the time on my blog but I love meeting bloggy friends.  There are so many talented and gifted people out there in the blogging world and while I don't go to the conferences and belong to any huge group of bloggers I do love the folks that I have discovered through this wonderful mode of communication. When one of "us" has news we like to share it on our blogs so that our readers can be a part of it and today is just that kind of day.  I have been waiting to write this post … [Read more...]