Saturday, May 30, 2015


"My Favorite Summer Vacation Spot" Blog Hop
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Summer Reads that Thrill & Chill!
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I wanted to post pictures of various vacation spots, and some of the exciting places we visited during our many vacations, but alas, my computer ate them. No matter, because the ending of that montage would have been the same, a picture of my grandmothers farm. Heaven on earth and filled with memories – the most ideal place on earth to escape the rat race. The poem is recycled from a previous blog, but says it all.
When I was seven
I found heaven
my grandmother's house
I was the city mouse.

With a large bed just for me
not one bed, shared by three
awake each morning
to a bird song melody.

Peace and quiet
and a pancake diet
amid the flowers and the trees
I explored alongside the bees.

A crowing rooster, cows, and chickens
I helped out in the barn and the kitchen
a sewing lesson with needle and thread
soon exhausted, I curled up in my large bed.

Snakes and storms, roses and thorns
homemade ice cream and fresh corn
my escape from a family of seven
Grandma's earthly home was  heaven.

Yolanda Renee © 2013

How about you - do you have a heaven on earth?

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

O. U. R.

Where authors unite to raise funds for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a nonprofit that organizes undercover operations to free many of the 2 million children being trafficked as sex slaves around the world.

Participating authors are donating their books in exchange for donations

Donate $20 to receive a free book from a participating author (book prizes selected at random).
  • Donors of $40 or more will receive two free books, a series, or a bundle (selected at random as well). 
Nearly 200 books have been donated by generous authors to help raise funds for this great cause--see the list of participating authors/books below!

Give freedom, get a book


Donate directly to O.U.R. through the Authors United Against Child Slavery Campaign


Authors and book bloggers who wish to help, please fill out this online form


Participating Authors/Books 








Are you supporting the Authors United Against Child Slavery campaign. So far many authors have donated books and helped spread the word. We’ve raised $1,866 so far!
If we each get one additional friend/fan to donate $20 this week, we’ll have another $1,640. Here is the link to our campaign if you wish to invite others to donate or if you wish to donate and win a book for yourself:

Please sign up or donate to this worthy cause.