New is NOT Always Better!

New is NOT Always Better!

Have you ever thought that? You get used to doing something a certain way, perfectly content with the way that you were doing it and without your permission, someone changes it??? (Oh and by the way, you had to learn this way in the first place and that took some time to figure out?)

Sometimes, the powers to be are good about it–they ASK you if you want to update. Sometimes they don’t. And they…

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I Wasn’t Going to Blog Today, But….

I Wasn’t Going to Blog Today, But….

I just got word I’m up at USA Today’s Happily Ever After Today talking Scotland and how I used it for settings in my books.

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This is moss on stone in Scotland. I love moss. In Texas, you have to pay a lot of money to buy a mossy stone. LOL

I know. It’s amazing what fascinates me. This reminds me of a faery world.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/08/31/willa-blair-scotland-romance…

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Reflections after the Storm & Rainbow Momma and Baby Bear!

Reflections after the Storm & Rainbow Momma and Baby Bear!

I was getting ready to pick up groceries when I saw the beautiful artwork on my driveway–clouds, the blue sky, the cypress tree and crepe myrtles. I couldn’t paint a scene for anything, but isn’t this scene “painted” pavement beautiful?
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Rainbow Momma Bear and Baby

Rainbow Momma Bear and Baby

This shows the pose-ability of the large bear!

Rainbow Momma Bear Reclining and Baby Bear

Rainbow Momma Bear Reclining and Baby Bear

Momma Bear is sold!

Rainbow Momma Bear and Baby Sitting

Rainbow Momma Bear and…

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Tall, Dark and Paranormal—10 Sexy Paranormal Full Length Novels! 825,000 words for 99 cents!!!

Tall, Dark and Paranormal–10 Sexy Paranormal Full Length Novels! 825,000 words for 99 cents!!!

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SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling…

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It’s Raining! It’s Pouring!

It’s Raining! It’s Pouring!

We’ve soooo needed this! So yes!!!

Girlfriends Bear

Girlfriends Bear

Little Tin Soldier for Christmas Sweater Bear

Little Tin Soldier for Christmas Sweater Bear

Wizard--golden mohair bear

Wizard–golden mohair bear

Okay, I’m off to get groceries. My cupboards and fridge are bare! Sometimes I like to eat down all I have so that I can start fresh. Ever do that?

Well, it means I’ve had no taters (potatoes) for 3 days and that’s awful! Must be my Irish blood. LOL

I’m 1,000 words behind on…

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FLowers of Summer in Hot, Hot Texas

FLowers of Summer in Hot, Hot Texas

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Because of the heat of summer, it’s difficult to find any flowers other than a few last sunflowers and the crepe myrtles love the heat so they’re in full bloom. But here is a tiny red rose blossom.

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Last of the sunflowers of summer.

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A late bloomer.

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A sunflower among the cornstalks.

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Red crepe myrtle

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pink crepe myrtle

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watermelon crepe myrtle

So see, even with all the heat, the world is still…

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Morning Glories and the Butterfly

Morning Glories and the Butterfly

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Do you see it? With the golden cornstalks behind the ligustrum, the purple morning glories and the butterfly sipping from the flower?

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Drawing closer.

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A surreal picture of the butterfly, wings spread. Isn’t it cool? Oh, yeah, some would say it’s just a blurry butterfly. But to me, it’s beautiful.

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Do you see the beauty in the center of the golden cornstalks?

Okay, I’m off to work on more…

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Conflict! Conflict! Conflict!

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I’ve been so busy with writing books, deadlines, making bears, taking pictures, :) that I haven’t been teaching too many full-class online workshops, except on an individual basis. A publisher signed up seventeen of her authors to take my conflict course, so I’m happily critiquing student exercises.

Not all writers can teach. Not all teachers can teach. But ever since I was a kid, I wanted to…

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Baby Cupid Loves Bears, Too

Baby Cupid Loves Bears, Too

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Okay, having fun with photos, and spent a lot of time working on bears yesterday, but it’s time to get back to work–

I’ve got another party to go to!!! I never was invited to so many parties in my life! Isn’t this fun! I’ll be there from 4:30-4:45 EST! Just a real quick drop in. Hopefully I won’t miss my time! But you can drop in anytime to win prizes all day long!

https://www.facebook.com/event…

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Grizzly Bears, Jester Bears, Angel Bears, Mauve Bears and Purple Sweater Bears, oh my!

Grizzly Bears, Jester Bears, Angel Bears, Mauve Bears and Purple Sweater Bears, oh my!

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

I do have grizzly bear fabric to make more of them.

Best Friends Bear

Best Friends Bear

I don’t have any more Best Friend purple sweaters. Just checked because I had another request for one. But I do have a new sweater I’ve ordered that’s black and pink and says: Girlfriends on it, and I’ll show it when it comes in.

Angel Bear

Angel Bear

This bear was one of a kind. I have a different style angel bear I’ll be…

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