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Many go out for wool and come home shorn

1 Apr

I woke up this morning with a clear plan, pinning all items on my to-do-list: between loads of laundry, cooking and groceries shopping I’d answer e-mails, compose new posts for the blog and continue on the short story I have an upcoming deadline for. I had the energy of a locomotive freshly loaded with coals and nothing could stop me.

Back home in Romania we have a saying, which translated into English might not sound as interesting as in my native tongue, but I found something similar: Many go out for wool and come home shorn. The first change to the plan came in the morning when Patrick asked me if I want to go to B&N and hang out. Are you kidding me? No emails or mountains of laundry could stop me from doing  just that. So off we went. Shortly my niece joined us. I couldn’t been happier. By the time 2pm rolled in and Patrick needed to be at work I didn’t even look over my emails–everything could wait, my spending time with my son and niece no way!

While cooking dinner, my sister called and asked if I’m in the mood to go for a walk, maybe have a cup of tea together. Sure, I said. Emails, posts, chapters–oh, well. All can wait–my spending time with my sister doesn’t. I still have two loads of laundry, and now finally sit at the computer.

In looking back I could’ve not ask for a better day. And how was yours?

Guest Post and Review @ Jersey Girl Book Reviews

17 Feb

As part of the Virtual Book Tour for A World Apart Kathleen at Jersey Girl Book Reviews has a guest post about a special character in the book, not a fictional character but a living, breathing one. A real character  in a fiction book? Well yes… a tiny one. Curious about it? All you have to do stop by  Jersey Girl Book Reviews and you won’t be disappointed.

She also posted her review of A World Apart. I have to admit my stomach was up in a knot, excited to see how she found my book. And to my relief, she nailed it. In her words A World Apart is “The complexity of the characters and their strong personalities are realistic, their interactions which each other are fascinating, you can’t help but be intrigued by them. The description of Romania, Iraq, the military bases and the war zone activities is astounding, I could close my eyes and feel like I was transported there alongside Cassandra, David, Robert and the other characters in the story. When a story can transport you to another place and make you feel the full range of emotions, then you know that the story is one that you can’t put down until the very end.”

Can’t thank her enough for the wonderful words!