Havana Heat Has Entered A Writing Competition & You Can Read It For Free! #amreading #romance #free

Kim Knight_ The Author

Okay guys, call me crazy. Some of my author friends out there may read this and think, Kim we don’t write for free, what is wrong with you?! Yes, true and I agree. But I saw this as an opportunity that came knocking at my door, I never looked for it it found me. Also I think it’s a cool way to introduce you guys and other readers to my Romance Set in Paradise series… I was contacted personally this week by someone who works for a publisher, a random email  popped up from a lady who works there. Apparently my excerpts and writing I’ve posted online here caught their eye. She encouraged me to enter their writing competition,with a chance to win a publishing deal! I was so taken back, flattered and excited.  How could I say no with so many benefits that out weight the fact that my…

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Hope Will Come

Diary of a Recovering Codependent

I have been reflecting a lot this week on one of my favorite promises from God, Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

A few years ago I was thrown into a period of hopelessness. A place of despair so deep that I could not see any reason to hope for anything. My dreams smashed beyond anything I could have ever imagine. I know that sometimes our dreams and hopes and expectations are broken or changed or even disappointing but to me, mine were obliterated with such a violent force it felt physical in my heart. Does that make sense? It was a time on my knees, pleading with God just to let it all end.

I spoke to my counselor and told him I had…

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Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/23/17


This morning I posted some blogging tips.  Let me ask you a question…

What is the best blogging tip you’ve discovered?   

17 ways you know you’ve become a news junkie.

Lucky Otters Haven


It sure seems a lot longer than four and a half months since Obama was president, doesn’t it? Like maybe a whole decade or twenty or even a hundred years ago.   With so much insanity bombarding us every day that has dire implications on our lives and those of the people we love,  it’s easy to feel like a Bobblehead toy that keeps getting sucker-punched by hard, cold reality.  These days, you might get trolled for even believing reality is real.   I think for many of us, staying glued to the news is the only way we feel like we stay connected to what’s real (even if that reassuring feeling of groundedness is just an illusion) .

Our favorite pundits and news anchors and commentators are the heroes we look up to for some idea of what unspeakable dangers might be coming down the pike.  You just never know…

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Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/21/17


Read my post from this morning and then let me ask you a question…

Do you live by routine?  And, if so, how well do you adapt to change?   

My Picks Of The Week #20

A Momma's View

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you had a fantastic week. Mine was pretty good and I started the weekend really well with my watching my first Australian footy game. Only took my 11 years to go see one… A pretty fast and rough game out there and not much protection. A winner and a loser and a lot of people on the outside cheering them on, almost like in real life 😉

In any case, here are my picks of this week. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I did. Have a very happy weekend you all 🙂

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Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/20/17


Read my post from this morning and then let me ask you a question…

How much of your life do you spend singing other people’s songs?   

Our Leisure Heritage

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Park Swings begging for children

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
Laurence J. Peter

Our Heritage of leisure, recreation and play has roots deep in our government infrastructure. Not just here in the US, but in most countries world-wide. This is not a post about a political statement (Heaven forbid!), but rather a reminder of the debt we owe visionaries who set aside public lands and leisure spaces for all of us to enjoy.

Although the first sandlot opened in Boston in 1886, the playground movement didn’t begin to develop until the mid-1890s, when playgrounds were opened in nine major US cities. The playground movement in America began as an answer to the industrial revolution realities of crowded cities and long work days. This idea sought to save poor, immigrant, and homeless children from unhealthy crowded tenement neighborhoods. The reformers believed that “supervised play could improve the mental, moral, and…

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Today’s Featured Blog is…My Corner On the Internet!!

My Corner on the Internet

So, it is confession time. There have been some things that I am very hesitant to share with others even though it is very obvious there is something. You can say that there is an elephant in the room that I am avoiding. Unfortunately, this time, I am that elephant.

Harsh… I know but I am the one who created the problem. If my body’s a temple, I have certainly trashed the place and committed so many blasphemies that I am surprised that the god to which this temple is dedicated has not struck me down with a bolt of lightning. If you were to look in this temple, you would find countless candy wrappers, empty bottles of Mountain Dew, and wrappers from fast food restaurants. Not only that, the temple is suffering from signs of years of neglect.

Over the last couple decades, I have been trying to reverse…

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