Monday, July 4, 2011



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Welcome everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the JLB Creatives Blog.  This week we've got some pretty cool news to be sure and check out the video! You're doing a great job at sharing and spreading the word - that is so appreciated. Keep up the good efforts and encourage your friends and family to join in with telling their friends and so on. ;-)

June 29 the new site Love A Happy Ending made its debut.
30 upcoming authors were invited to participate on a reader's website where
these author's new books and such will be reviewed. So you may
want to make Love A Happy Ending, the new place you go to find out
the buzz on the hottest new titles.
Be sure and click on the beautiful strawberry image on the right to visit.
Authors are listed in the right hand column of their page.

NEWS FLASH #2 and #2A!
I was interviewed by the wonderful Carma Spence - aka The Genre Traveler!
The recorded pod cast is available for listening from the link below:
If you've been dying to find out even more about the story of Maycly, this is the podcast to listen to!

I was also interviewed by the wonderful Lord David - a man who brings a much needed spice to life!
If you've been chomping at the bit to read an excerpt from Maycly, this blog interview is the first place it's been posted. Be sure and leave a comment to let us know what you think or just to say hello...we love to hear from our fans.

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NOVEL NEWS this week = TOPIC POST: "Maycly"
     Yes, the rumors are true...we really did submit Maycly for consideration to be published. But we all know that with every good thing, there is a "booger" - and the booger with this one is actually quite small...considering! 

     For those of you who have eagerly been awaiting the ebook version of Maycly - you're just going to have to wait with Dar and me to find out if the publishing company is going to accept or reject the novel. I spoke with them last week, and they suggested that it is best to do just that, because if they decide to publish the book, they will handle both hard copy and ebook, plus they want to do the "big splash" if it's accepted...but remember - rejection is still an option. And finding out the decision of the pub co could take up to 3 months. 

     It was after much thought, consideration, prayer, and everything else we could think of to do to help us make our decision, we opted to wait it out. We've been working 7 years on this beast, so we decided waiting another few months...we could do standing on our heads. This way we don't jeopardize our "getting published" chances in any way shape or form.

     Stay tuned to the blog for the most current updates regarding the progression of getting Maycly published. We certainly want to thank you, our dedicated fans and future readers, for understanding and being patient with us. You are simply the best, and we wouldn't have made the decision without considering you as well. By having so many responses not only wanting ebooks but also tangible copies, we figured this was the best decision for all of us.

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Pics n' Thought


 "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water!"

Since we kayak so many of the natural springs here in FL we are asked all the time, "Aren't there alligators!?!?"  The answer is yes. And they are not be taken lightly. The three photos above are from three separate kayak trips we've made. Please keep in mind I do have a zoom lens!

We've found that if you mind your own business, don't taunt them, and for heaven's sake don't bring along any raw chicken...they either hold their ground, or slide down into the water and swim as far away from you as they can get. Only one time did we ever see one move like lightning when it dashed off of the river bank and into the water after a bird. They are magnificent creatures, and I have to say, the opportunities we've had so far to catch glimpses of them in the wild have been absolutely spectacular!

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     I don't know about you, but I love a good juicy watermelon at a picnic! But how often do we think about how a watermelon comes to be? All I ever cared was that there was one in the cooler ready to slice! I was surely stunned to find out that we can devour a slice in seconds, but it takes months to grow! 

     This week's link takes you (for all you gardening fans) to a site where it explains watermelons. I thought it was pretty cool! 

As always, I don't endorse this site, get paid for clicks, or any of that stuff - it's just strictly something fun I found and wanted to share for summertime fun! ;-)

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     This week we were riddled with NEWS FLASHES (but good ones!) - discovered a podcast and a brand new website, we enjoyed seeing some gators...from a safe distance, learned how to grow a watermelon, and have become victim to "the waiting game" with Dar and myself regarding Maycly.  I'd say it's been a full week. How about you? 

     Thanks again so much for taking some time out of your busy day to spend with us. Remember - leave us your comments - we always love hearing from you! Please keep spreading the word about JLB Creatives - it's easy! You may choose your method on the right hand side of this page and share away. :) 

Have a great day
Stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate...
Your writin' picture takin' fool - 


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