Could You Knock Off Your Husband with Essential Oils?

Could you knock off your husband with essential oils?

That’s the question I asked my friend and herbal expert, Michelle Marchand. 

“Why?” you ask. Don’t worry my husband is safe, but one of the characters in The Scent of Wrath – book three in The Seven Deadly Sins Series, might not be so lucky.

When I need to devise a dastardly plan (mustaches twirling) I find it’s best to ask an authority on the topic. When poison is the weapon, who better to consult than a modern day medicine woman? Here’s Michelle’s response.  [Read more…]

Thinking About Writing a Book?

Thinking About Writing a Book

It’s said everyone has at least one book in them.

It certainly seems like it’s true when you learn there are between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books published each year in the U.S. alone.

But not everybody is writing a book for public consumption. Some want to write their family story, have a handful of copies printed and give them for Christmas gifts. Some write to establish themselves as an expert in their field and hand out books at conferences, or to clients. 

Of course, there are those of us hoping to write a best seller too. 

If you’re one of those people who’s tossed around the idea of writing a book but have no idea how to go about it, I have good news. [Read more…]

How do You Eat a Giant Cupcake?



What’s the new giant cupcake in my life? 

Have you ever looked at something someone else had, or something someone else was doing and thought, “If only…”? From a distance many things look like tasty treats topped with accolades of sugary frosting.  [Read more…]

Interesting Way to Connect Readers and Writers

Greta_BoothBooks on the Vine’s First Pop-up Bookstore

Years ago hubby and I used head to Border’s Books after dinner on date night. There’s nothing more romantic than holding hands while browsing the murder mystery isle. Although most of us are grateful for Amazon and e-books, we miss the coffee and ink ambiance of a real bookstore. There are so few left. [Read more…]

Got Wine and Chocolate?


Just a quick note to let you know the new and improved Kindle version of The Wine and Chocolate Workout will be on sale for only 99 cents starting tomorrow!

Deal begins Saturday, August 1st and lasts for one week only. 

The revised edition includes:

  • 12 simple steps to a healthier, happier life
  • Chocolate lovers tips
  • Work pages to help you keep track of your progress
  • Tons of information about the benefits of wine
  • Recipes for wine and chocolate beauty products
  • A wine and chocolate resources guide

Make your summer a wine and chocolaty one!