Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Little Help From My Friends

Submissions to this blog are growing! Yay! Unfortunately, my spare time isn't growing. Boo!

So I have asked for some help. My two wonderful author friends, Sabrina Sumsion and Gina Barlean are here to save the day! They both have a great eye for books. And I'll try to add my comments as much as I can, so you'll still hear from blabber mouth me.

Now, let me introduce you to my friends!

This is Sabrina Sumsion. I've known Sabrina for years. She's not only smart and an amazing writer, but she's a hoot to be around. Sabrina, would you tell us a little about yourself?

Sabrina: I’m a ninja disguised as a homeschooling mom, former literary publicist, craft-aholic and all around reading diva.  Really, I kick down doorsno, wait, that was my husband when I locked us out of the house . . . Well, I engage in combat on a regular basisonline when I play MMORPGs with my children . . . OK, maybe I’m not a real ninja but my husband says I stole his heart.  Does that count?  No?

Shoot.  Well, I love reading and I love writing.  I think imagination is the biggest advantage a child can get in life and I try to allow my children many opportunities to expand theirs every day.

I love teaching authors how to avoid publishing traps and scams as well as how to market themselves and their works.  There is nothing better in life than giving someone information that helps them become successful.

I also take a few hours each week and create jewelry, make lotions or paint something.  I have little creation stations scattered through the house.  My daughter gets into it a lot and scatters things which drives my husband crazy but remember how I mentioned that he says I stole his heart?  Yeah.  I’m not giving it back.  He’s stuck with me forever.  Bwah ha ha ha!

Vicki: Thanks, Sabrina!

Now let me introduce you to my friend Gina. I met Gina last year at a local author's group. She's the kind of person you instantly feel at home with.

Gina goes by GM in her writing. It stands for Gina Marie. Isn't that pretty?

Here's what she has to say about herself:

Gina: I'm married, I have two grown children, a Schnauzer and a white cat that sheds on everything. I love to cook, bake and read. I am a cynic hiding in a happy go-lucky woman’s body. I am most definitely not a morning person.

Vicki: And now you've met my two wonderful friends! I hope to get more posts up with their help, so this blog can continue to help authors with their books.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Sabrina and Gina! Any friend of Vicki's is okay with me. :)

  2. Hi Sabrina and Gina! Nice to meet you.

  3. Thank you Monique and Shayne! Glad to be here.

  4. Tickled to be a part of this.


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