Today I wanted to share a friend's newest release with you, so will do so after my IWSG post, which is short this month! I know you're happy to hear that.
Writing is making a slow come back for me, but it IS happening. The journey with these characters is coming to fruition, and whew, I am glad. Makes me almost get excited about covers and formatting and such, the next steps...
On to March's question of the month:
Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you every included any personal or family traditions/customs in your stories?
Yes, yes I have. Growing up we never had only one type of cereal in the house because, and I don't know how it started, but we always mixed our cereals. One was just so boring! So I used this in one of my novels, that hasn't come out yet, but I did use it!
Our amazing IWSG co-hosts this month, besides me, are:
Shannon Lawrence http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/
Sarah Foster http://thefauxfountainpen.blogspot.com/
Natalie Aquirre http://www.literaryrambles.com/
Jacqui Murray https://worddreams.wordpress.com/
Please go by their blogs and thank them for co-hosting this month!!!
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On to the most exciting news! Elizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever- after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach. Here is her latest achievement and newest release...
Hayden Matthews isn’t looking for love—she’s trying to get as far from it as possible. She's already wasted eight years in a failed marriage and is ready for a good life. A peaceful life. One where she can raise her daughter to be strong, independent, and happy. But to make that happen, she must fix her own life first.
Cam Vorelli has loved Hayden since he was in grade school. Always in the friend-zone, he stood on the sidelines, his heart breaking, as she said I do to the wrong man. A man he knew didn’t deserve her, who could never love her as he did. But what could he say? She was marrying into his family. Cam would never break a holy vow much less be disloyal to his kin.
Until he sees the bruises on Hayden. Abuse is a game changer.
Leaving a husband like Tag, who has a hot temper, a badge, and a gun is tricky. When Hayden calls Cam for help, she isn’t trying to lure him into any romantic webs. She needs someone she can trust and knowing her soon-to-be ex fears his former NFL cousin is a bonus.
When Cam comes to her rescue, he isn’t doing it to win her love. He does it because it’s the right thing to do. But if she starts to feel the same for him…couldn’t it be fate?
This is a "heart" novel, one of hope; one that speaks to all of us and shows the worst as well as the best of who we can be.
Hi Liza. So nice to discover your blog. Thanks for co-hosting. So glad about your getting back to writing. It feels wonderful, doesn't it. I likes the sneek peek there.And thanks for letting us know of Elizabeth's venture too. I will look it up. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Congrats to Elizabeth! I've never tried mixing cereals.ReplyDelete
Mixing cereals sounds brilliant. I might have to try that with my strawberry cereal and my banana cereal. I seem to remember the rule when I was a kid being something like "If there's a cartoon character on the box, you can't have it." But maybe if there are cartoon characters on six different boxes...?ReplyDelete
Happy IWSG day! Thank you for hosting.
I like the idea of mixing cereal and getting the best of both worlds. Would love to know which cereals! Congratulations to Elizabeth!ReplyDelete
We've mixed cereals before! Good to know it's not so weird.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Elizabeth.
And thanks for co-hosting today.
I love that detail! And I agree, personal details can add that little something. That sounds like so much fun.ReplyDelete
I think that even if we don't share a tradition, we can recognise them as things people might do, and that makes a character seem more real.ReplyDelete
I used to love those packets where you'd get 8 different cereals. But I was the youngest and my favourite was generally gone by the time it came for me to pick one! Boohoo. The joy of growing up and getting to choose first.ReplyDelete
Thanks for co-hosting, Lisa! Congratulations, Elizabeth!
OMGosh! I love the morning tradition of mixing cereals together! Not sure of the reason either, but we used to do that, too. Haha! Great minds. :) Thank you for co-hosting this month.ReplyDelete
Fun about the cereals! I don't remember ever doing that.ReplyDelete
Thanks for co-hosting.
We had a ridiculous variety of cereal in our house growing up, but never thought to mix them up. My husband does that now though with 90% super healthy and 10% sweeter stuff.ReplyDelete
Thanks for co-hosting this month, Lisa! Nice to know others out there are sharing my struggle to dig in deep to finish my WIP! No giving up!! Mixing cereal would put my OCD into panic mode! I'd have to sort the types and colors before eating and maybe finish by supper. Hey, I think I found my new diet!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your release! And thanks for co-hosting this month. When I was a kid, we called it "cereal salad."ReplyDelete
I love hearing that you mixed your cereals! I did that and never talked about it. I'll be reading your comments to see how many more did this.ReplyDelete
Congrats on Elizabeth's new book! So, you did the cereal casserole thing, too? :)ReplyDelete
We need more romance in our lives, and so thanks to writers like Elizabeth, we can have it. Loved the mixing of cerealsReplyDelete
Thank you for posting about Elizabeth's book. I will go over and purchased it. Also thank you for co-hosting this month.
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange
Love your cereal tradition. My former MIL would combine cereals when the boxes got low, so you'd get some surprises!ReplyDelete
Thanks for co-hosting this month!
Mary at Play off the Page
That's an interesting tradition! I've mixed cereals in the past, usually because one box was running low, and there are some combinations that don't work so well. Rice Krispies and Multi-Grain Cheerios were a disaster!ReplyDelete
I love to mix cereals! :DReplyDelete
Mixing cereals. Sounds good actually. Very cool. Congrats Elizabeth!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you're getting back into writing and, more importantly, enjoying it.ReplyDelete
Have you kept up the tradition?
I picked up Elizabeth's book last week - looking forward to it!!ReplyDelete
Love that cereal tradition! I've never mixed cereals ... but now I want to!
The cereal is a fun family tradition. Glad you are getting back into your writing. Thanks for co-hosting with me.ReplyDelete
I mix my Chex Mix cereals. It does say "Mix" right there on the box. LOLReplyDelete
Congrats to Elizabeth. I always liked mixing cereals growing up. My own children never did catch on to that treat.ReplyDelete
What a lovely idea to mix cereals. It would certainly be an unusual feature in a book.ReplyDelete
Good luck with your writing.
Thanks for co-hosting this month, Lisa. And thanks for sharing Elizabeth's new release. I'm looking forward to reading it.ReplyDelete
My husband is a mixologist when it comes to cereal, too. I always found it funny and charming. @samanthabwriter fromReplyDelete
Mixing cereal sounds like a fun detail to include in your stories!ReplyDelete
Haha! I love your family tradition! We only mixed when we were running low.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your new release, Elizabeth!
Thanks for co-hosting today, Lisa! I hope Elizabeth's book does well! All the best to you!ReplyDelete
I love the cereal idea! I also thank you for sharing your friend's book. I grabbed a copy and look forward to reading it.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! What a fun tradition. I mix three types of Chex cereal, so not up to par.ReplyDelete
That's a fun tradition! We have multiple cereals due to multiple people, but I'm going to suggest that to my family tonight and see how they react ;)ReplyDelete
Mixing cereal is done when one only has a bit left in the box and needs to fill the bowl with a different cereal. I have never heard of intentionally mixing them up, but NOW I'm gonna try it. Sounds like fun. I have Elizabeth's sweet story on my Kindle. Congrats, Elizabeth!!! Thanks for co-hostng and congrats to you for getting those characters figured out!ReplyDelete
I haven't tried mixing cereals but I do put crackers in my soup. It used to drive my workmate crazy ;-)ReplyDelete
Elizabeth's new release sounds fabulous!
Thanks for co-hosting!
Thank you for co-hosting and for so generously offering a free download of your book which I look forward to reading. I love the idea of mixing cereals.ReplyDelete
Sorry Lisa - it's Elizabeth's book you were writing about. That's what comes of skimming while reading.ReplyDelete
I have a cereal experience I have yet to put into a book! I need to figure out which one. Thanks for co-hosting!ReplyDelete
Never mixed cereals before. But what I did do, because my mom bought nothing but Corn Flakes, Honey Nut Cheerios and Raisin Bran (loved the last 2) was add Nestle Strawberry Quik to my Corn Flakes to make it taste better. Today if we happen to have Nestle Quik in the cupboards, whether it's strawberry or chocolate, my sons like to add it to their Honey Nut Cheerios or Honey Bunches of Oats. And I'm ugh, it tastes fine on its own.ReplyDelete
I'd like to say I don't know where they got the idea from but I think it was me and my big mouth. So looks like I started a cereal tradition.
Thanks for co-hosting! And I've already downloaded "About Us" to my Kindle.
That's a tradition my kids could love :)ReplyDelete
I've mixed cereal before, but not as any tradition. It was more a matter of running out of the cereal in one box and adding more from another box of a different kind to my bowl. I've always had this thing about mixing my foods. I've seen people who mix things like mashed potatoes and peas. Ew, gross!ReplyDelete
The response to my protests is always something like, "Well, it all goes to the same place." It's a matter of principle for me. Or as my parents used to say, "Don't be so picky!"
Tossing It Out
Thank you for co-hosting! I've never thought about mixing cereals though we have more than one type.ReplyDelete
Congrats, Elizabeth! <3
♥.•*¨Elizabeth Mueller, Author¨*•.♥
Thank you so much for the kind words. I love how you describe the book. I had to share it on my page.ReplyDelete
Never thought of mixing cereals! Kind of want to try now. Any recommendations?ReplyDelete
yay for Elizabeth!ReplyDelete
and yay for your comeback =)
and thanks for stopping by my Beast World campaign at Alex’s
Tara Tyler Talks
Congrats to Elizabeth! Sounds great. I've always liked mixing cereals too. I think it's just a case of getting bored with one on its own.ReplyDelete
Hi Lisa - Elizabeth's book sounds fun ... and kids of that age - love reading those sorts of stories - I seem to remember I did years ago. Funny isn't it - if I wrote about breakfast I'd write about it not being a favourite - I hate it ... it hates me and I hate it. Love some of the cereals though - but they're never here ... if anyone comes to stay - they need to bring their own! Take care and all the best - HilaryReplyDelete
Interesting about the cereal! But totally understandable. When I grew up in Belgium, we usually ate bread for breakfast - with jelly or chocolate spread or speculoos. At some point, as a teenager, cereal was introduced into our lives. Just the plain Kellogg's one, with the rooster. To give it more flavor, I added sugar. Until I discovered Frosty flakes, the box with the tiger. I cringe thinking about my sugar intake back then as we now follow a diet with very little of that "poison" in it. :-)
Thanks for co-hosting this month and for featuring Elizabeth's book here. I've seen the blurb a few times lately and it truly speaks to me - a novel that has it all!
Congrats to Elizabeth!!! All the best!ReplyDelete
I mix cereals all the time, usually starting with a Cherrio type cereal and add something granola-y... lol SO good!