I LOVE NATURE, LATTE’S & READING, DON’T YOU?

What can be better than a hot caramel latte’ in your hand?  It can be hot or cold. Either way it is simply delicious.  As you take sip after sip and calmly taste every bit of the sumptuous espresso. To have that type of experience, I visit only one place for pure fun and often work when I must seek out sometimes a different creative environment.  Curious minds want to know where?  Without a doubt, I drive to the new Dunkin Donut’s store located at 10121 N. Rodney Parham in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The owner of this fine establishment is none other than the ever so helpful, Mr. Conan.  Mr. Conan makes everyone feel special, from the eldest person who steps into his store to the very youngest. To make it a more pleasurable experience, Mr. Conan has secured several new extra-large patio umbrellas for all patrons to have an option for outside enjoyment of nature.  It is absolutely relaxing to gaze at the nearby cherry blossoms and apple blossoms on nearby trees. Then sip away your gourmet (or plain) coffee or unique tea blends.

Let your mind unwind as you stare at the gigantic tallest of tall, ever so strong green pine trees also in the midst.  At Dunkin Donut’s, my very special relaxing coffee shop, you can meet other friendly and savvy readers to socialize with and discuss hot new book arrivals as well.  There is wi-fi, cable TV, clean restrooms and more than adequate seating arrangements.  Feel free to visit and order away. I am not usually in the advertising business, but I felt Mr. Conan’s gesture of goodwill should not be over looked.  He is the type of person who backs his words with his positive actions.

Mr. Conan hires young people who need jobs, gives them a second chance in life where someone else may not hire them at all.  Just saying, I appreciate people in our world who are sincere like he is to young people. I am mentioning all of this information to tell you that I will be offering a different contest during the month of April on this blog, my Facebook page, and my Genealogy website to run concurrently.  As a trial run, Mr. Conan offered me first gift card for the winner of March’s contest which I only offered on Facebook because I have been a loyal customer.

The contest was entitled, “Caring & Sharing”.  The Facebook friends who shared my link from Marilyn White’s Book Gallery, the most times would be considered the winner.  https://www.facebook.com/authormarilynwhite/

That winner would received a $20.00 gift certificate to use at any Dunkin Donut’s store nation wide.  It would be great if all of you could stop in and/or give him a “Shout Out” for his philanthropic activity for a new author like myself trying to get my books shared to all.  At this Dunkin Donut’s store, the staff is really nice and pleasant.

What is really more important to me, other than my relaxing reading time, is being appreciated where I choose to shop.  I do not patronize a business where people do not value good customer service practices.  So with that said, stop in and grab a tasty donuts, tea, sandwiches or coffee.  Then go outside, sit in a most comfortable chair under that grand orange umbrella and stare at  the gorgeous pink and white cherry blossoms.  Don’t forget to sip on your great espresso.

Please try my favorite, the unstoppable great flavor of the caramel latte’ with 3 hits of caramel swirl and whip creme (by request). I am organizing a new book club soon. Naturally, I was invited to drop in with Marilyn White’s Book Gallery members at Mr. Conan’s hot spot (not the competitor’s more expensive and less tasty) Dunkin Donut’s on Rodney Parham.  There are 3 stores in Little Rock, but I prefer Rodney Parham for reasons explained.

We will read, ask questions, offer insight on new books and authors and whatever else that we find interesting you know.  Finally, we will inhale, exhale from all of the fun.  We stop before our departure and catch one last glimpse of nature.  We will feel the gentle breeze flow from the spring equinox winds and watch the petals of the beautiful apple and cherry blossoms flow right by our faces.  Hurry up, we will start the new contest soon.  I will try to hold back the laughter until then.  Laughter is always free, I say use it fully!

I LOVE NATURE, LATTE’S & READING, DON’T YOU?

What can be better than a hot caramel latte’ in your hand?  It can be hot or cold. Either way it is simply delicious.  As you take sip after sip and calmly taste every bit of the sumptuous espresso. To have that type of experience, I visit only one place for pure fun and often work when I must procure sometimes a different creative environment.  Curious minds want to know where?  Without a doubt, I drive to the new Dunkin Donut’s store located at 10121 N. Rodney Parham in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The owner of this fine establishment is none other than the ever so helpful, Mr. Conan.  Mr. Conan makes everyone feel special, from the eldest person who steps into his store to the very youngest. To make it a more pleasurable experience, Mr. Conan has secured several new extra-large patio umbrellas for all patrons to have an option for outside enjoyment of nature.  It is absolutely relaxing to gaze at the nearby cherry blossoms and apple blossoms on nearby trees. Then sip away your gourmet (or plain) coffee or unique tea blends.

Let your mind unwind as you stare at the gigantic tallest of tall, ever so strong green pine trees also in the midst.  At Dunkin Donut’s, my very special relaxing coffee shop, you can meet other friendly and savvy readers to socialize with and discuss hot new book arrivals as well.  There is wi-fi, cable TV, clean restrooms and more than adequate seating arrangements.  Feel free to visit and order away. I am not usually in the advertising business, but I felt Mr. Conan’s gesture of goodwill should not be over looked.  He is the type of person who backs his words with his positive actions.

Mr. Conan hires young people who need jobs, gives them a second chance in life where someone else may not hire them at all.  Just saying, I appreciate people in our world who are sincere like he is to young people. I am mentioning all of this information to tell you that I will be offering a different contest during the month of April on this blog, my Facebook page, and my Genealogy website to run concurrently.  As a trial run, Mr. Conan offered me first gift card for the winner of March’s contest which I only offered on Facebook because I have been a loyal customer.

The contest was entitled, “Caring & Sharing”.  The Facebook friend users from who shared my link, Marilyn White’s Book Gallery, the most times would be considered the winner.  That winner would received a $20.00 gift certificate to use at any Dunkin Donut’s store nation wide.  It would be great if all of you could stop in and/or give him a “Shout Out” for his philanthropic activity for a new author like myself trying to get my books shared to all.  At this Dunkin Donut’s store, the staff is really nice and pleasant.

What is really more important to me, other than my relaxing reading time, is being appreciated where I choose to shop.  I do not patronize a business where people do not value good customer service practices.  So with that said, stop in and grab a tasty donuts, tea, sandwiches or coffee.  Then go outside, sit in a most comfortable chair under that grand orange umbrella and stare at  the gorgeous pink and white cherry blossoms.  Don’t forget to sip on your great espresso.

Please try my favorite, the unstoppable great flavor of the caramel latte’ with 3 hits of caramel swirl and whip creme (by request). I am organizing a new book club soon. Naturally, I was invited to drop in with Marilyn White’s Book Gallery members at Mr. Conan’s hot spot (not the competitor’s more expensive and less tasty) Dunkin Donut’s on Rodney Parham.  There are 3 stores in Little Rock, but I prefer Rodney Parham for reasons explained.

We will read, ask questions, offer insight on new books and authors and whatever else that we find interesting you know.  Finally, we will inhale, exhale from all of the fun.  We stop before our departure and catch one last glimpse of nature.  We will feel the gentle breeze flow from the spring equinox winds and watch the petals of the beautiful apple and cherry blossoms flow right by our faces.  Hurry up, we will start the new contest soon.  I will try to hold back the laughter until then.  Laughter is always free, I say use it fully!

New release: “They Hollered me Up”!

This book is a most riveting novel awaiting the most serious readers who find a fascination with history. Hear the new spin of the ancestral voices so that you can separate fiction from the authentic truth of this 19th century western. You may want to buy you a horse and/or cowboy/girl boots and mount up afterwards… and ride into your sunset!
Let’s go back in time…gather your horse, buggies if you will!Here is a sample reading:
The devoted U.S. Marshal of late 19th century required hearing each and every sound that the San Bois Mountain winds blew into the valley; also whatever the Fort Smith and McAlester roads had to offer. Every sound became a clue.
The remarkable, tall U.S. Marshal had his positioning on the warm earth was essential. No doubt, it was his sworn oath as to why he was so devoted. On the previous night, it had been reported of 3 loud shots, a brutal house fire and then there was even evidence of a spiteful blood-spattered murder. How did all of those alleged intentions possibly occur in one night?
The mere thought of it suggested synchronicity against validity by all. Amidst crackling noises and horses galloping wildly, a freckled woman waved as buggies were driven against the dirt pavement. All townspeople were unofficially invited to witness the emanation of a blood moon arising all over the otherwise starry display. The blood moon tingled the varmints’ hairy hides and the pull of the galaxy seemed to soothe the howling wolves. It gave the water in the dreamer’s well its rhythm and buoyancy.  Shockingly, the audacious spell-like emotional grip touched every living creature as that blood moon kept on rising, rising and rising in the extraordinary sky.

Meanwhile, the Native people chanted, the African’s prayed, the White’s embraced hope; whereby their keen U.S. Marshal’s findings would be deemed incredible. The forest became quiet, ever so quiet. The east winds reduced their strength off of the San Bois Mountains with reverential regards to their fellow nature neighbor above. All became all, just silhouettes under the mesmerizing reddish-orange blood moon. It seemed so sacred to everyone witnessing the moon’s dramatic shifting, they all stood still in awe. A thought provoking historic fictional story based on true and actual events.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TV5AC8U

MY NEW BOOK IS HERE…”THEY HOLLERED ME UP”!

Can you say, ready and available really, really fast? My newest novel will stir the minds of even the most laziest reader. I believe it could even guide one away temporarily from the chaos of repetitive bouts of reality TV. Let the history flow into your being. Relax, and rediscover the many complex lifestyles and mysteries from an original manuscript about the action of the wild, wild west which no doubt still resides inside of you.
This is a western themed, historical fiction based on real true events in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory in the late 19th century in a town named San Bois. After all, many criminals, freedmen/women, Native American Choctaws, slaveholders, farmers and colonist created a complex society in the pioneer lands of Indian Territory. There was the occasional, spunky, bootlegging Grandpa’s(everyone had one it seemed) who purportedly ran around with bad company. It cannot go without mentioning, that there were murderous gangs and “crooks” who often ran rampant into the Indian Territories.
Fortunately for the citizens, things changed once the crooks came into the presence of a most feared and dependable U.S. Marshal. The U.S. Marshal’s were sent into Indian Territory from the Western District of the U.S. Federal Courts by direct orders of the infamous Judge Isaac C. Parker (the hanging judge). Find the historical aficionado right within yourself (your DNA) and link it to the 19th century. Let your fingers type the words…AMAZON…that’s where “They hollered me up“! will be found.
Check out this interesting read on Amazon”s Kindle today! The paperback is quickly being formatted for your tangible reading adventures.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TV5AC8U

Enjoy, I say, enjoy!

BELONGING READERS ARE MAGICAL PEACEMAKERS !!!

 

Salut to all BELONGING READERS!!!  Happy holiday and journeys for all!

Please give love, forgiveness, laugh and may you bask in the joy of peace I say!!  It’s been a great pleasure meeting and hearing from so many of youStay well and prosperous until the new year!

Stay tuned for my next novel in which I work tirelessly during the holidays to meet the publishing deadlines January 31, a significant day indeed.

You will not be disappointed. I look forward for the awakening of the western theme from your ancestors within you. If you are a cowboy/cowgirl fan of the old days…this is especially for you! This much-anticipated novel is based on a true story which will reflect an inclusiveness for ALL I say!!!

Namaste’

BELONGING has fans in Oklahoma!

Okmulgee visit 11-10

Thank you historic Native American territory of Okmulgee, Oklahoma!  A special thank you to the friends of the City Library and extended family!  It was a great pleasure meeting, chatting and laughing all evening while signing your choice of a copy of my first novel, BELONGING…stay tuned for the sequel.

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Also, we will announce that 2nd novel in late January. Share your book and your love of reading! Don’t forget to schedule a book signing or speaking engagement in your city for your professional organizations.

I will continue to live in the light of peace & joy~Marilyn White Stratford