Monday, April 25, 2016

Special Email

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016


Hi All!

Here's a couple of things to let you know about!

  1. I've updated my new website with all the deleted scenes from The Life of Anna. While you're there, feel free to look around, especially at the store! There's some pretty cool stuff there.
  2. I'm starting a newsletter, of sorts. You can sign up at my site from any page. Just scroll down to the bottom and fill out your name and email. 
  3. I've discovered Instagram...Finally! You can follow me at

...and finally...

I want to keep in touch with y'all and love interacting with you. But I have trouble coming up with ideas of posting things. What would you like to learn/see/read/etc.? Sometimes I think "Noone wants to see more pictures of my cats" but maybe you do? I don't know. 

Tell me what you think!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Special Promotion Coming Soon!

The Life of Anna, The Complete Story, will be available for purchase on iBooks, Barns & Noble, and other non-Kindle outlets soon for a limited time!

Keep a watch here!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I Am Beautiful (and soft and luscious)

I posted this a year ago on my old blog, but I felt the need to share it again here. I felt very proud of this post and hope you enjoy it.


This video got me thinking:

Those three words are incredibly hard to say about myself. My husband calls me beautiful. 

My friends call me beautiful. But me? I call myself ugly. Fat. Blech.

Why? Why do I hate my body? Because I've been taught to hate it. Because we, as American girls-grown-into-women have been taught that we need to be a size 0 to be beautiful and happy. Or if not a size 0, then we need to diet and be a healthy size 6 or 8.

Then there are the "plus size models." Now, I appreciate this new found love of bigger girls, but even still, they're what? Size 12? maybe 14? They still have thin legs! (I hold a lot of my weight in my legs, so that's one of my sensitive areas. I am genetically predisposed to cankles!) The plus size stores start at size 12, which is great! Don't get me wrong. But I'm not size 12.

Right now, I'm a size 22. I weigh about 270 pounds. Not too long ago, I was closer to a 14/16/ and weight closer to 200. I've gained about 70 pounds since last October. Before that, I'd lost a lot of weight, but not for a good reason. And mentally? I was messed up. I suffer from depression and my meds were messed up for most of 2014. Even ended up in a mental hospital, excuse me, a "Behavioral Health Facility" after a bad reaction to a new med made me suicidal. Don't you just love the PC versions of words?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Another Random Post...

Cuz...well, at least I'm posting, right? lol
If the pharmaceutical companies couldn't advertise on US TV, there would be 3/4 less commercials. Granted, I pretty much only watch the news, the History Channel, the Travel Channel and American Heroes Channel. Plus an occasional old movie on TCM. But man! almost every commercial is for some drug! And they're so long!!!!

For those of you in the US, you might not know that in some countries it's illegal to advertise to kids and to advertise pharmaceuticals. Wouldn't that be nice here?

What's your favorite commercial? Have you ever gone onto YouTube to check out commercials from when you were a kid?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Deep thoughts with Marissa Honeycutt at 5:30 am...

Is it just me, or have the number of comments on posts gone down since FB put in the new reaction emojis?
Instead of leaving comments like "that's so funny" or "omg, love that!", we just hit the corresponding emoji button and move on. Does this make us even less interactive socially than we were before? 
Are the new emojis really a good thing, or are they making us even more lazy when it comes to social interaction?