Award Winning Author Michael Hoard grew up in Southern Louisiana where he attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Currently University of Louisiana at Lafayette) for two years as an Art Major. A 9 to 5 career in an office was completely forgotten when he got that first summer job working the back deck of a seismic survey boat on the Gulf of Mexico. He has remained in the oilfield and on the Gulf his entire adult life.

2018-02-20
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Session 2-Immunotherapy (January 23-February 12)
https://www.gofundme.com/teamfistbump Note: All underlined words are links to the sites I am currently discussing. Team Fist Bump (#teamfistbump) is on a mission: These journals are being published, then shared by many in an effort to reach others needing help in understanding the obstacles suddenly thrust upon them by the diagnosis...

2018-02-16
Paying It Forward The Best Way We Can!
https://www.gofundme.com/teamfistbump Kathy’s Team Fist Bump fundraiser, that’s purpose was to allow others the opportunity to bring comfort to her on road trips to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for treatment every three weeks was, and still is a great success. The generosity shown by family, friends, and strangers has touched...

2018-01-26
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 9-The New Norm (January 13-22)
https://www.gofundme.com/teamfistbump Note: All underlined words are links to the sites I am currently discussing. Team Fist Bump (#teamfistbump) is on a mission: These journals are being published, then shared by many in an effort to reach others needing help in understanding the obstacles suddenly thrust upon them by the diagnosis...

2018-01-13
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 8-Team Fist Bump is Intensifying (January 6-12)
https://www.gofundme.com/teamfistbump Note: All underlined words are links to the sites I am currently discussing. Team Fist Bump (#teamfistbump) is on a mission: These journals are being published, then shared by many in an effort to reach others needing help in understanding the obstacles suddenly thrust upon them by the diagnosis...

2018-01-07
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 7-Immunotherapy (December 30-January 5)
https://www.gofundme.com/teamfistbump Team Fist Bump (#teamfistbump) is on a mission: These journals are being published, then shared by many in an effort to reach others needing help in understanding the obstacles suddenly thrust upon them by the diagnosis of cancer. Join our team today by sharing this journal, saying a prayer...

2017-12-31
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 6-Acceptance of Learning The Stage (December 23-29)
Team Fist Bump (#teamfistbump) is on a mission: These journals are being published, then shared by many in an effort to reach others needing help in understanding the obstacles suddenly thrust upon them by the diagnosis of cancer. Join our team today by sharing this journal, saying a prayer for...

2017-12-30
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 5-Bone Biopsy (December 16-22)
Team Fist Bump (#teamfistbump) is on a mission: These journals are being published, then shared by many in an effort to reach others needing help in understanding the obstacles suddenly thrust upon them by the diagnosis of cancer. Join our team today by sharing this journal, saying a prayer for...

2017-12-27
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 4-The Oncologist (December 8 – 15)
Team Fist Bump (#teamfistbump) is on a mission: These journals are being published, then shared by many in an effort to reach others needing help in understanding the obstacles suddenly thrust upon them by the diagnosis of cancer. Join our team today by sharing this journal, saying a prayer for...

2017-12-23
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 3-PET Scan (December 1 – 8)
Team Fist Bump (#teamfistbump) is on a mission: These journals are being published, then shared by many in an effort to reach others needing help in understanding the obstacles suddenly thrust upon them by the diagnosis of cancer. Join our team today by sharing this journal, saying a prayer for...

2017-12-20
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 2-Biopsy (November 24 – December 1)
To read Our Journal, Week 1 (Diagnosis) click here . Please share if you think these journal segments may help someone. The second week of war on this disease is best described as a box full of slinky spring toys that have been shaken up and are completely entwined with...

2017-12-17
OUR JOURNAL: Lessons, Love, & Fighting This Bastard Called Lung Cancer! Week 1-Diagnosis (November 17 – 24)
This journal is meant to serve two purposes: First, and foremost, to help others that find themselves instantaneously thrown into a life or death fight against cancer. There’s no soft, cushy way to put it. It’s a fight from Day 1 and we want you to know, as other’s have...

2017-11-07
Update: Book For A Smile Exchange
When I started this project back in early October, I had no idea the impact it would have on me. The joy I feel in knowing that I have actually brightened a kid’s day in a small way is not something small to me. It’s a big deal. My original...

2017-10-20
LAST DAY to register for the Author/Blogger Halloween Hop!
Nesie's Place Want to increase followers/traffic on your Facebook page? Authors and bloggers are bringing a spooky good time to Facebook for Halloween! JOIN US! The Facebook Halloween Hopfest runs from Friday, October 27, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Register today by: – Adding the direct link to your...

2017-10-19
Sharing Memorable Moments From My Past
When I started writing this post I had a thought, Why not change things up with a Video Blog showing people the memorable moments you happen to have caught on tape! So I went through my files and found a few that I think you might enjoy. The moments you...

2017-10-16
PLEASE CHILL PEOPLE! – America’s Future is in Good Hands.
“The kids today have no…,” has been the first words in various sentences far too often in my lifetime. I, too, am guilty of this… But never again will I say this…I had an eye-opening experience this weekend, thanks to a couple of Scouts and their fathers that I met...

2017-10-08
Book For A Smile Exchange!
Anyone Know any Administrators at Children Hospitals or Children Homes for Abused Kids? Okay, here’s the deal…at one time I thought I could design my book covers as well as any person that does it for a living. I learned that this is not so. It’s blurry and, most importantly,...

2017-10-07
The Mystery of the Rougarou
Here is a blog from someone working on his first novel to publish (I can’t wait to read it!), thank you for the awesome review Jim G. Black! brokenanvil29325 When I was a kid I played outside most days. Home video game consoles were either not on the market, or...

2017-09-28
Free Kindle Book for Review Exchange
If you like to read, why not do it for free in exchange for book reviews! For a new author it is imperative that their books receive as many reviews as possible. Unfortunately, because people do not leave reviews, there are countless award winning books out there just gathering dust....

2017-09-25
The Fish Whisperer
Has this ever happened to any of you? You do a little something – an everyday something to you – involving a friend (or not-friend) and it ends up being something much, much more? Well it happened to me this past summer and I just feel the need to share...

2017-09-22
What an Autograph Meant to Me at 12…and Now?
It was the summer of 1979…I stood in a line that was at least a football field in length. I was attending The World of Wheels auto show in Baton Rouge, LA, with my brother, Paul, and best friend, Creig. We were not fazed in the least by the long...

2017-09-17
Award Winning Author, Michael Hoard
The magnificent distinction I have added before my name (above) is something so new to me that it hasn’t completely sunk in yet! It is so new in fact, that I have not yet received my 1st Place badge for winning the Young Adult Category of the 2017 Summer Indie...