Hopefully, you found your way here easily enough today. Things have changed a bit, as you can see. 🙂 My website and blog went to the salon rather frumpy and out of date and came back sleek and gorgeous. Oh if only it were that easy to do the same for me! 😉
Reminds me of another rather frumpy person who today, one week after she became a YouTube sensation, is a global star. Not that my website — or I — can claim to be mega-stars.
The web is abuzz, of course, with many many articles about Susan Boyle. About her appearance, our expectations, the hope and triumph, etc. I won't bother adding links because unless you've been in a cave, you've seen this stuff out there. I do like the articles that take us to task as a society, however, for not expecting this kind of pure beauty in such a rather ordinary, even — alas — mockable, appearance.
With that in mind, I offer this song of Susan's that is the only recorded song she's ever done. Made for a charity CD, of which only 1000 copies were made. Click the link, close your eyes, and tell me this isn't the voice of a sultry chanteuse. Gorgeous, gorgeous. I will most definitely be buying this woman's first album when it comes out.
Sometimes, getting a makeover is about perception. In Susan's case, it was the judges, the audience, and now the world who got the makeover.
And now back to MY makeover. Well, my site makeover. 😉 Leave a comment to win a copy of one of my absolute favorite makeover romances of all time: Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
I’m a big fan of yours because you have a terrific husband who is SOOOO proud of YOU! Congrats on the success of all your hard work.
Thanks for the link to Susan’s song – really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading your books!!
Does the Mail above mean EMAIL? May want to change that. I thought I needed to put my home mailing address.
Hi, Donna! Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, that hubby of mine — he’s adorable. Couldn’t have done it without him. 🙂
Hmm, not sure what Mail you mean — I might not see what you see because I’m an admin on the site — but I’m pretty sure it means email. Will see if I can figure it out.
Thanks! Oh, and if you love reading romance, consider coming to the Heart of Dixie Romance Readers’ Luncheon — it’s May 2 at the VBC. Here’s the link to sign up. The deadline is Apr 28, and the $25 fee includes lunch! Plus, you can sit at my table if you like. 🙂 Though you will have many wonderful authors to choose from if you want to come.
You are so spiffy! I bet someone is going to spiff up Susan Boyle too. But what a talent and inspiration. I love her demeanor. She is a woman who is sure of her talent in a world shere she has not been able to be sure about
My cat hit send before I finished my sentence. Oh well, it’s lost something now. Anyone want to buy a cat really really cheap?
LOL, Jean! I have similar cats. Don’t need another one.
Bet you’re right they’ll spiff her up. Hope it’s not too much of a change. I think she’s refreshing.
Hey Lynn – congratulations on the makeover – really modern, easy to navigate around and a nice sexy red! What more could an author ask for! I see you list Abby Green as one of your favourite authors – she also happens to be a favourite of mine too…… and of course we’re both from Ireland (not that I’m biased or anything. Good luck.
Hi, Mavis! Thanks for dropping in. So glad you like the red. 🙂
Yes, isn’t Abby fabulous!? I’m so lucky to a part of the Presents/Modern line and to have my books come out with my favorite authors.
I’ve only been to Ireland once, but alas it doesn’t really count. I was at the Shannon airport, passing through to Germany. I would love to come back for a proper visit someday!
Lynn – you should definately visit – cold at times, but truly inspirational, I think for any author.
Good luck with the book – ‘Presents’, or indeed ‘Modern’ as it’s known over here is my favourite category for reading.
My first time stopping by so I don’t know what it looked like before, but It looks really nice. I’m really digging the red!
I have to say I’ve been hiding under a rock because I haven’t heard about Susan Boyle, but she has such a beautiful voice!
Hi, Nicole! Thanks for venturing over here! Oh my, you have been hiding out! Check out the You Tube video of Susan! You won’t believe it. Simply stunning.
I love the new website and your comments on the Blog today are very thought provoking. You make me wonder how often me miss out on something beautiful and fabulous because we pre-judge and make decisions based on our own bias?
Hmmm, thanks for making me think deep thoughts!
Stephanie! So happy to see you here. Me, provoking deep thoughts? Well, don’t expect it every time, snort. 😉
If you haven’t seen the video of her singing, click that link in the reply above. No one expected it. Everyone thought she would be a joke. Even had Simon Cowell stunned. Love that.
Me too! I’ll be in line to buy that CD or download from iTunes for sure! 😆
Oh, I still love your new website! 😳
LOL, thanks, Carla.
Hi, Crystal! Yours was one of the sites I clicked to a million times while I waited for mine. I thought your old one was fab, but your new one with all the blue is just divine!
I’ve told Frauke she needs to clone herself. 😀