50 Shades of A Real Mother


The 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy, written by E.L. James, has become a worldwide phenomenon. This series continues to reach unprecedented sales milestones that suggest every man and woman on the planet currently owns a copy.  The craze started for the self-published James thanks to friends telling friends and ebooks – where women could simply download James’ smutty tales in the privacy of their own homes.

Which, of course, is the digital equivalent of a brown paper bag.

And now, just in time for Valentine’s Day 2015, the movie version hits the big screen.

In 2012, everywhere you looked women were toting around, and actually READING, copies 50 Shades in public. Without so much as blushing.  In the Chicago airport, I witnessed women of all ages, from gray haired grannies to moms with babies in strollers, so totally mesmerized while reading the book they nearly missed their flights.  If the sales numbers are any indication, the odds are good that my own mother has a copy of the book on her nightstand.

The mere thought is so horrifying; I’m going to need therapy. [Read more…]

A Gift To You From A Real Mother

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, this Real Mother would be remiss if she failed to embrace the spirit of giving.

So here’s the deal.

You can download a FREE copy (yes, really FREE) of A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood for Kindle from May 6 through 10, 2012 at amazon.com .

There’s gotta be a catch, right?

Nope. It’s really free.

I’ll let you in on a little secret.  My first word wasn’t Mama or Dada.  It was free.

I’m not kidding.  You can ask my mother.

I love anything that’s free.  I’m hoping you do too.  So please download a copy.

If you download it and like it, please consider writing a review on the amazon.com page or at Goodreads (or both!)  Tell your friends.  Like A Real Mother on Facebook.  Become a follower of my blog or check back regularly and maybe leave a comment.  Use your imagination.  Whatever you can think of – I appreciate it.

You can read the pre-release reviews here. Readers at amazon.com had some nice things to say too.

Thanks for helping me get the word out about A Real Mother.  You may be A Real Mother, you might have A Real Mother and most likely, you know A Real Mother.  So please, spread the word.

And it’s free.  What do you have to lose?

The Bozeman Book is Here!

There is nothing more exciting for a writer than to publish that ever-elusive first book. Mine is finally out! Images of America: Bozeman (Arcadia Publishing 2008) is finally in bookstores. An ISBN number to finally call my own. The Pioneer Museum hosted my first book signing event which was quite the success. My partner in crime, Ann, the assistant director, made the whole process nothing short of wonderful. Nothing like that 15 minutes of fame.


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