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Blogs of Writer, Artist, Photographer, & Caregiver Joanne D. Kiggins

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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Surprise Visit, Lunch and Publishing Nudge.

My daughter, Angel, called to let me know they drove in from central PA to visit this weekend. She wanted to take me out for my birthday (a week early) since they won’t be in again until Thanksgiving. What a great surprise!

I got to see my precious little granddaughter too! She’s getting so big. She’s five and half months old now and sitting.

Angel has been after me to get my final edit done on my novel and submit it. As an added nudge, she bought me a book for my birthday: Getting Your Book Published for Dummies.

Boy does she know her mother well, or what? LOL

Of course we had to get a picture of her helping me open my present. Or should I say trying to eat the present?

Thank you Angel, Tim, and Katelyn for the surprise visit, lunch and the book. I get the hint, honest honey

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Blogger Unique said...

How great to see a big smile on your face! I hope you have a couple of copies of that picture hanging around the house. No way it can't give you a lift.

Oh, yeah. Here's another - NUDGE.
Love ya! ;)

10/30/2006 7:15 AM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Hi Unique. Good to see you here. Been smiling ever since. Thanks for the nudge. ;)

10/30/2006 7:29 AM