Friday, February 22, 2013

Fighting for Life by Laura Michelle

What have I been working on lately? Well, a lot, and I'll be dedicating a post to that soon... but I'm so excited to announce the publication of Rivershore Book's newest book: Fighting for Life.

Fighting for Life is a collection of poetry written by Laura Michelle. The author has dealt with abuse, drugs and alcohol, depression, and more, but always finds herself drawn back to God. This is a collection of beautifully worded, powerful poetry, with honest emotion that readers can relate to.

This insightful book is available for $15 on Amazon.

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Kreativ Blogger Award

The lovely Katherine Sophia tagged me in this (and in a couple others...which I will be doing later on).

The rules are:
1. Answer ten questions about yourself.
2. Post ten random facts about yourself.
3. Tag a person/people.

1. What is your favorite song? 
This changes all the time, but Hold Me by Jamie Grace never fails to bring a smile to my face. 
2. What is your favorite dessert?
I have a very strong sweet tooth...this is hard. I think French Silk Pie wins. Chocolate lasagna (Olive Garden used to have it, but they don't anymore, sadly) is a close second.
3. What ticks you off?
Being told what to do doesn't always go over well, nor does being pressured into something I wouldn't ordinarily have said yes to. (If it goes against my beliefs I'd still refuse, but if it's something I just didn't want to do I'll end up doing it...but I might not be happy.)
4. When you're feeling upset what do you do?
Try to avoid chocolate (it makes me feel worse). It depends what I'm upset about, but I'll either go to my room and sulk, cry, or call a friend.
5. What's your favorite pet?
I don't have her anymore, but I had the sweetest cat named Honey. She used to come up to me and nudge my hand so I'd pet her, and would wait on my bed when I wasn't home.
6. Do you prefer to wear white or black?
Black, I suppose. I don't know if it's a preference, so much as just that I almost always end up in it. My favorite two dresses, though, are both white.
7. What's your attitude?
The attitude I strive for is one of joyful gratitude. That doesn't always happen.
8. What place, object, scenario, etc. would you describe as perfection?
Being with friends, talking with and about Papa. I can't imagine anything better than that.
9. What is/are your guilty pleasure(s)?
I like ripping things apart... napkins, ticket stubs, those cardboard things meant to protect your hands from hot coffee...
10.What is your favorite pastime?
These 'favorite' questions are difficult. I love singing, dancing, writing, and acting--not necessarily in that order. Doing any of those with friends nearby makes then twenty times better. Doing anything with friends makes it twenty times better!

Ten Random Facts

1. Singing is one of my favorite things, but I won't do it when others can hear (unless sincerely asked to, or it's a group thing).
2. I have always loved going outside and getting dirty.
3. My hands need to be doing something, all the time. Silly putty is good. Tearing up paper (see 9 above) is also fun.
4. I am addicted to coffee. I can't even deny it anymore. Perhaps another week off coffee is due...but I'm not ready for that yet.
5. Unless I know you well, I'm quiet.
6. Reading always makes it on my list of 'favorite things to do'...but lately I haven't been doing it nearly as much as I'd like. It's taken me three months to get close to finish the book I'm currently reading!
7. When I was in elementary school, and it was summer, I would pull out my English books and do them "for fun."
8. The ellipsis is my favorite punctuation mark...
9. Multi-tasking is fun.
10. When I'm typing, and someone talks to me or I start daydreaming, I'll start writing our conversation or my thoughts instead of what I'd originally intended.

And finally...the following bloggers have officially been tagged! (As well as any bloggers who happen to read this and haven't been tagged...that means I don't know the name of your blog, I thought you had been tagged already, or I didn't think you'd be interested.)