Friday, February 25, 2011

GoDaddy Overview

I created my own website in 2006 using GoDaddy for my Domain, Hosting, and Traffic Blazer. Over time I have developed a love-hate relationship with them. 

I'm going to start with the positives. They have excellent technical support. The phone call is not free, but I have unlimited nationwide calling, so that is not an issue for me. Since they're located in Arizona, and I certainly hope they stay there, their tech support people speak English. They are knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful. One of them even helped me with a computer problem that was not website-related.

As for the negative, their own website is primarily geared toward selling more products. I find the screens to be overly-busy and rather difficult to navigate. I actually had to write down how to upload my updates, because each time I went to do it, I had to search all over my account.

I'd be interested in hearing other folks' opinions and experiences with them or other registrars. No horror story rants, please.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Grandddaughter

I'm busy.
Here's why.

She is such a good girl. And.... she has good taste. She said my macaroni and cheese was the best ever. It was Martha Stewart's recipe.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Granddaughter Is Coming to Visit

I may not be around much in the next few days as I will be entertaining a very important guest.... My granddaughter, Katie, who's nearly three. We converted her crib into a toddler bed... it looks so adorable. I cleaned the house (Ugh!) and made a grocery list of all her favorite things. We plan to have such larks!!!! And the weather looks promising for walking. In the fifties. Wow!
Happy Days!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Simple Things Are Best

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day together. We shared free cards: he printed one from the Internet and I sent him an ecard. I prepared a lovely dinner, which we enjoyed together... but I do that every evening. I had left over chocolate from my book signing on Saturday. I tried to give it to him; he tried to give it back. We both ate a few pieces. (That was the only bad part... eating the candy.) I almost always have flowers in the house. We'd gone out to dinner last Saturday after my signing, so there was no need to go out again so soon. I know we'll hit one of our favorite restaurants when we feel like it. The simplicity of the enjoyable day we shared was comfortable, warm, serene. These are the best days of my life.
My love to all,

Monday, February 14, 2011

Blogspot Wins !!!

Sooooo.... this is the third blog I've tried.
First I did my own.... good, but not authentic and did not have comment capacity.
Then I tried the Quick Blogcast which comes with my domain on GoDaddy.
I tried and tried to customize that thing, but could not do it. Finally, I checked the "help." Turns out a GoDaddy custom blog is an upgrade. Pooh! I'm already paying them enough.
So BlogSpot it is. I can customize, post without having to go through 14 GoDaddy logins, and accept comments.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tatnuck Signing

We had a great time signing at Tatnuck Booksellers yesterday. What a fabulous store... books, gifts, jewelry, CDs, coffee. I almost bought a purse protector... had never seen one before. Basically, it's a hook with a pretty decoration on top. You put the decoration on your restaurant table and then hang your purse on it right in front of you. Voila! No danger of theft by hanging your purse on the back of your chair.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tatnuck Flyer

Tatnuck Book Signing

I'm all excited about the Romance Author Booksigning at Tatnuck Booksellers in Westborough, Massachusetts.

TODAY, FEB 12, 1-3 P.M.

In addition to books, Tatnuck has all kinds of cool gift ideas: CDs, mugs, special coffee.


Looking forward to seeing a few friendly faces.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Finished With Fourth Novel

Today I sent my fourth novel, Tales Out Of The Psych Office, to my editor.
I'm happy with it. I think it's very powerful and emotional. More info when the time is right.
I've also worked with my cover artist, Mr. Peter Joseph Swanson, who was amazingly helpful and accommodating. Again, I'm very happy with it. Being the sensitive genius that he is, he captured the emotion of my main character.
Release is scheduled for May, 2011.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Hooray and Good Morning. With temps in the mid-thirties, we got rain last night.
Translation: no shoveling today.
And with the shoveled roof, no ice dams.
Go Packers.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


This Saturday.... Mark your calendars....

I'll be at TATNUCK BOOKSELLERS in Westborough, Massachusetts.

February 12, 2011     1-3 p.m.

Directions Here.

Tatnuck is a great place... in addition to books they have CDs, special coffees, mugs.

There'll be three other New England authors, and we're offering a free basket and wrapping for all your selections.

Pray for good weather.... looking forward to seeing you.


New Blog Look

I finally got around to creating a better blog.... finally not behind. I pretty much finished my last project...  now working with the cover artist.... who is just too fabulous for words. I'll archive my previous blogs.