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I’m Still Alive ~ With Some Good News!

Hello everyone! Yes, it’s me and I’m still alive! (Barely)

I may be still alive but I’m tired beyond belief. This moving business is hard work. After this weekend, though it should pretty much be over with as Saturday is the target day for the big move! Yea!

I close the deal on the new place Friday afternoon and move Saturday. So these last few days are going to be super busy! I will be so damn glad when it’s over!

But enough of my whining, and yes I’ll have cheese with that! haha!

I do have some good news!! 

Ether Books ( are publishing another one of my stories!!! It’s a two parter called “House of Mystery”.  Part one will be out for your reading pleasure within the next week or so and it’s a paid download! More good news for me! I am so super excited. I’m working on part two and hopefully will have it finished soon. 

Some of you may remember a short story I wrote last year called House of Mystery. Yes, it’s the same story with extra added in and a lot of editing done. I worked hard on it and am very proud of the story. So please all my dear readers download the app for Ether books here  And look for my story under the pen name JLPhillips. 

For those of you new to Ether books, you can read about them at My story will only cost you .69 cents! An inexpensive great read!

This is the blurb for “House of Mystery”, just to get you ready for a good mystery story.

Four people work to solve the mystery of a 100-year-old house. Two people have already vanished without a trace. What does it take to not only solve the mystery, but to SURVIVE the mystery?

I really do appreciate any support on my writing! You readers are awesome!




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Upcoming Events

Hello! Hope this Monday was a good start to an excellent week.

Just popped in to tell you about some upcoming things here on this old blog of mine. First I am working on a brand new short story I hope you will enjoy. It’s not my usual type (if I even have one).

It came to me in a dream…. Yeah I know, do dum do dum do dum do do! Crazy as it sounds it’s true. I woke up with it this morning still bright and shiny in my mind so I knew I was going to have to write it all down.

It has paranormal stuff all through it. Yes, I know I’ve written about ghosts and stuff, but this is completely different for me. You’ll see. I have no idea where it came from either, but hey, I’m going with the flow here. Especially since I haven’t written anything new in a while and it was beginning to worry me. 😦

I also submitted another short story to, hopefully I will hear from them soon whether they accepted it or not. It’s actually a two parter. Each about 3000 words or more. I’ll let you know what comes of it soon as I know.

It’s not that I haven’t been busy! If you don’t follow my food blog (and why don’t you??). I had a super guest blogger on there today, Miss Four Eyes was generous enough to write some funny stuff for me on a wonderful guest post. If you haven’t read it, go ahead and do so. You’ll enjoy her. I also have a food article being published on the website of! It is coming out this Friday, March 29th! It’s about living with gluten intolerance and how it doesn’t have to be so difficult. So Friday I will be sending everyone over there to read it! I appreciate any and all support!

There is another reason I haven’t been writing much. I’m  on some new medication for my diabetes, which seems to have temporarily scrambled my mind. I can’t concentrate for any  length of time and it is driving me crazy! Or crazier. Ha!   My doctor assures me it’s temporary and that once my body adjusts to the new insulin I will be fine. Or better. Or not as crazy. I might even be able to sleep. Ah sleep, how I have missed thee. Anyway, time will tell.

I’m also trying to find another house to move to. So within the next couple of months I will be in full force moving mode! I am downsizing the house. Going smaller, cozier and cheaper. Ha! Cheaper being the key word. Selling this one too. Oh man, shoot me now! I AM crazy!

So bear with me my friends and maybe I will survive this crazy life yet.

Well that’s all I can think of today. Busy Busy Busy. 🙂