Happy Bill and Andie Day!

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It happens every year on Groundhog Day. Instead of me wondering if that critter—Punxsutawney Phil—is going to see his shadow, I think of the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.  The movie had many memorable elements. It was funny, inspirational, romantic, and thought-provoking. It showed us that if we got over denial or resentment, or our obsession with things that have happened to us in the past—or are currently happening to us—things would fall into place. I believe that. Movies are powerful and can have an impact on us in a positive way. Just the thought of the movie puts a smile on my face. Lucky for us books are just as powerful. :)

My hot Spanish wife is a romance author!

Postgirl500x750I want to shout it to the world! My wife (also known as Silvi Martin) is officially a published contemporary romance author! Yay! I’m SO proud of her. :) :)

I’m amazed she was able to do it with her demanding job as a high school teacher. She is always bringing work home after school, sometimes two to three hours a night. Plus, she’s always grading on the weekends. She works hard! So, for her to write this book over the last few months was a HUGE accomplishment.

The Postgirl is a wonderful story about a mail carrier who falls in love with a best selling author on her route on Coronado Island. Grab a Kindle or paperback copy and enjoy!

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Writing a novel in one month.

NaNo-2015-Winner-Badge-Large-SquareI decided to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again this year. The goal was to write a 50,000 words in one month. Over 300,000 writers from around the world participated in this very motivating event. I personally need deadlines with my writing (and a little bit of pressure) or I can easily get distracted. Guess what? I won! The result will be my fifth romantic comedy, An Eclair To Remember. Now I have a month to polish and shine it before it goes to the editor. The plan is to publish the book on January 5th. :)

 

The most exciting box opening ever! Or not…

Paperback proofs of my fourth romantic comedy, Mr. Crotchety, arrived in the mail and I wanted to document the special moment on video. Strap yourself in because this is a video that will make you laugh, cry, and most importantly…think. LOL. Okay, maybe not. :)

Jumping For Joy in Central Park

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We had a wonderful walk through Central Park. I’m glad we had a chance for this picture in front of the fountain before we left. I’ve got passion in my pants and I ain’t afraid to show it.