1908 Ladies’ Edwardian Clothing Fashions – Part 2

In Lightning on the Levee, it was 1908 when Molly B O’Connor was abducted while out for an afternoon walk with her friends. When she arrives in our current time, she’s dressed in the same beautiful Edwardian Afternoon Dress she was wearing then. You can see a photo of the dress, a gift from her father, HERE.

I talked about the other clothing choices that were important to her, and to her friends in 1908 here: “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 1”. But that’s not all – I promised you more! So here in “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 2”, we’ll talk about what an Edwardian or La Belle Epoque woman went through just to get ready for her day. read more

7 Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes

Who wants to share some beautiful quotes on Mother’s Day? Here are seven I made just for my readers. Feel free to share them with your mother, and all the other mothers in your life.

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“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac read more

1908 Ladies Clothing Fashions – Part 1

In Lightning on the Levee, Molly B O’Connor comes to our current time from 1908. When she arrives, she’s dressed in the clothing she had been wearing on the spring afternoon that she was abducted by aliens. I’ve shown you a photo HERE of the dress that Molly B was wearing. But what other clothing choices were important to her, and to her friends, at the time?

Fashions in American society in 1908 were heavily influenced by both the Edwardian Period of England, and by La Belle Epoque of France. read more

17 Irish Blessings and Quotes for You on St. Patrick’s Day!

Look, I made these just for you – 17 Irish quotes and Blessings to share with your friends on St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.  🙂

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“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Yeats

” I think of the bog as a feminine goddess-ridden ground, rather like the territory of Ireland itself.” – Seamus Heaney

“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – William Butler Yeats read more

6 Easy Steps to Branding Your Author Business

When I was in the marketing business, one of the things that I most enjoyed doing was helping small businesses get properly branded. The principles I used are exactly the same as those that should be used by an author or indie musician.

Did you know that branding is probably the most important factor in giving your business the ability to “Run with the Big Dogs”?

For those of you who don’t know, branding is the visual component of your business image. Your logo, colors, font styles, and images all work together to create a visual connection in the minds of your followers. This visual connection is usually the first thing that pops into someone’s head when a company is mentioned. It’s a subconscious thing, and frequently the person isn’t even aware what is happening. But think about it… read more