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They Say It’s My Birthday!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

And a big part of my wants to just sweep it under the rug or at least sweep myself under the covers, curl up go back to sleep and pretend this day didn’t even happen. It’s silly I know and totally wrong. I shouldn’t be focused or worried about the fact that I’m no longer the dewy faced young’un I used to be, in fact I should be celebrating the fact that I’m not. That girl was a hot mess and for the most part didn’t know if she was coming or going most of the time.

Now hold onto your laughter, I can hear it from here. You’re all saying but, Kwana, most days you still don’t know whether you’re coming or going. This is true, but it’s less days than it used to be and that’s a great thing. I may not yet be where I want to be and heck, I may not exactly have a picture of where THAT is, but I do know I’m closer to it than I was a year ago.

I have plenty to celebrate in my uncertainty. I have a wonderful family, great friends, a super DH, fantastic kids and still one terrible terrier. Hey, I’m not one to brag (snort) but when I take a moment to stop and think of the good, instead of focusing on the not so fantastic it doesn’t take long to realize how truly blessed I am (note to self: do this focusing on the good more often).

Happy Birthday to me indeed!

birthday girl

 

Another thing that’s pretty great about hanging now in the middle of the age pack is that I don’t feel the need to beat about the bush about the things I mean to say or the things I want. You’re not going to find me being all passive aggressive (subtweets aside) (though I was never much for that, maybe the shortest of times in my early 20’s during the odd newlywed stage). But now it’s now pretty much in my head then out my mouth and to that I’ll take a page from my mom and just say what I want for my birthday this year leave out any pesky guessing. The gift I’d like the most is for friends to pass the word on about my work this year past. As still a mostly under the radar author I’d love it if you’d tell someone who doesn’t know me about one of my books. That would make my day. More than that, tell 2 friends, and so on and so on… and it would make my year!

Either way just having you stop by as you have been has made the past year more special than I can say. Thank you for being one of my undeserved, but so thankful for blessings this year. Cheers to a fabulous year ahead.

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All the best… with all my love,

KMJ

 

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Bounce-iversary and a trailer debut!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

 

It’s a Bounce-iversary (of sorts) with today being the 1 month anniversary of the release of BOUNCE!

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And to celebrate I’m debuting my spanking new book trailer made by the fantastic Darin Kent (Thanks so much Darin). I’m in love with it and think it captures the feeling of BOUNCE so well. I hope you enjoy it too.

 

Also if you have not yet entered my giveaway there is still time to enter or enter again. Just click on the links below for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Thanks so much for the support and have a wonderful weekend!

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All the best,

KMJ

Happy Belated (really, Kwana?) 5th Blogiversary to Me!!

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Oh my goodness! Here it is my blog birthday has come and gone and I totally missed it. How like me is that one?

But you see, like myself, ye old blog has become a woman of a certain age and as with women of a certain age it seems we’d rather forget such milestones and just keep things moving, you know going on with the day to day, no fanfare and all that. But you know these things must be noted and indeed celebrated just as the as the turning of the New Year.

So please raise a glass with me to ye old blog and more importantly raise that glass to all of you! Cheers and thanks so much for hanging with me all these years and for your wonderful support of by debut novel Through The Lens! I’m currently deep into writing book 2. Working to make that an even bigger, better and sexier story so please look out for updates here and on my Facebook page. Big hugs and lots of smooches all around.

 

In the year to come I hope to make ye old blog bigger and better and yes, I hope a bit more interesting. I also hope for myself, not to give resolutions and definitely not to be bigger, but I do hope to be better and maybe more interesting. Yeah, we’ll see how that goes but for a change I’d like to make it my plan to have more fun trying.

Here’s to living your story in 2013!

All the best.

KMJ

 

aka

Kwana

 

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22

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Happy 22nd Anniversary DH!

22 is such a lovely number.

So much has passed between us  and yet still, so much is left to be read.

11 + 11 full of mystery and possibilities

Lucky for us

2 + 2 adds up to…

 

Love Forever,

Kwana

 

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It’s A Blogiversay & Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Hello folks today I’m celebrating and not just because Christmas is almost here but because today is my 3rd Blogiversary!

So Merry Christmas to all of you and Happy Blogiversay to me! Here is a little pose from me and a couple of real Rocketts. Can you guess which one I am? Let’s just pretend I’m in Rocketts shape and not in jeans and my ratty oversized sweater shall we? Ok, thanks.

 

To celebrate I’m giving away the cheer and having a giveaway. One lucky commenter will win this 10 pack of books from MY bookshelf from super fab romance authors.

So please leave a comment saying whatever you like as long as it’s nice you’ll be in and hey, if you like pass the word on Twitter or something, it’s just good Karma I think. The winner will be picked on Sunday night.

Thanks so much to all of you, my blog friends for following me these past years. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years. I truly feel like I’ve developed some true friendships which seems so odd but I know it’s true and I thank you all for being here and coming back. This is a surprising and lovely resting place.

Best and with love,

Kwana

and the Jackster too!!

My Blogiversary and I missed it… Blah

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Wow in the midst of all the holiday hoopla and my own recuperating I missed my own 2 year blog anniversary which was December 23rd. So better late than never I’m saying Happy Blogiversary to me!

Thank you all so much for sticking with me these past 2 years. I’m so grateful that words really can’t explain it. Your kindness, support and blog friendships have meant so much to me as I continue my road to publication.

Jack, the spoiled dog that he is, would also like to thank you for all the kind words even when he’s being just awful. You all truly are special to us.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and I wish you all the best in 2010. I’m hoping for good health, joy, love, peace and prosperity for all of us.
Words will be light on the blog with a few pics or videos until the new year. I will try and post my hot mess snow video. Yikes!
Please feel free to stop by roam a bit and comment. You know I love to hear from you. But please also enjoy this time with family and friends and do a little relaxing yourself.

Thanks so much.

All the best,
Kwana

P.S. The above pic of Jack from the very first post here.

Stick a Fork in Her

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Wow, according to the counter this is my 600th post. That can’t be right. Can it?
There must be a few drafts thrown in there but I’m not going to go back and count so I’ll just go by the reader and say go me. Yay!

Funny it being my 600th post and here I am posting this God awful pic of myself but there you have it. That’s me. I keep it real. A far cry from yesterday’s post.

Well here I am yesterday just a few minutes after getting off a roller coaster that I probably had no business getting on. It’s The Bizarro at 6 Flags. That thing twisted, turned went upside down and, corkscrewed. I think it was the corkscrews that did me in. Don’t they all?

So today I’m dog tired.
After that one I was a go go for this one. The DH was a trooper and went on all the coasters with the Dear Twins including El Turro. My hero.
I did get my nerve up and stomach back in order and got on Superman which I love before we went home. Scary. No bottom. The coaster tilts your body so it’s like you’re flying. Crazy and I loved it!
It was a great way to end the day with the four of us in terror together like we were meant to be. A family. LOL.
Today in honor of it being my 600th post I’m doing a give away for my friends and followers. So leave a comment saying what you like about Kwana Writes and make sure that you’re a follower and you can win a 20.00 Amazon gift certificate. While you’re at it please tell a friend. The drawing will close at midnight Friday.

Thanks so much to you all for hanging with me here. Me, Jack and my bad hair really appreciates it!

Best,

Kwana

It’s my Anniversary!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Today is my 1st Blogiversary!

I can’t believe I made it a full year. Here is the silly pic that started it all. What a nut I was to do that bit of crazy. Thanks so much to all of you for sticking with me. I feel so honored to hang here in the blog world with so many wonderful and talented people. I truly appreciate all the old friends that have been on board since the beginning and the new friends that I’ve made. I look forward to making many more in the next year. You all are such an inspiration to me every day.

Happy Holidays!

Best,
Kwana and the wild one Jack