Jena C. Henry is a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and bon vivant. Her goal is to make friends with everyone in the world. Jena enjoys reading new books and encouraging writers to be their best. Jena C. Henry holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Akron and practiced law and raised her family in tropical Ohio. Now retired, she writes novels, conducts writing workshops and enjoys good times with friends and family. Her fiction series, The Golden Age of Charli, spotlights the love and laughter of family life and retirement.

2017-11-16
What are you Bringing? My Annual Green Bean Casserole Update
As We Gather Together Every year, my family acts as if Thanksgiving had just been invented. In mid- November we each start to notice that something is happening. Maybe it’s the sight of canned cranberry stacked at the grocery end-cap. Or it’s all the pumpkin spice we encounter that finally...

2017-11-14
BLOG TOUR: THREE LAST FIRST DATES
Congrats to Kate O’Keeffe! The third book in her Cozy Cottage Cafe series, THREE LAST FIRST DATES , is available now! Three Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe Series: Cozy Cottage Cafe #3 Published by Wild Lime Books on October 31, 2017 Genres: Romantic Comedy When it comes to men,...

2017-11-09
Sexagenarian Card Games- Save Money for the Holidays
What’s The Point?! Put down your fork! This Sexagenarian is going to tell you how to save money and have fun at the same time! Too good to be true? Like many retirees, my hubby and I enjoy fun and fine dining. You can read about our foodie love here:...

2017-11-02
Happy Trails!
Take a Hike Granny Gatewood! Have you ever dreamed of thru-hiking the 2,168 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, or from Maine to Georgia? Would you spend months preparing? Most people do. They take classes, buy the best and lightest equipment and train to get into top physical shape....

2017-10-31
HAPPY RELEASE BLITZ: Three Last First Dates
Happy Release day to Kate O’Keeffe! The third book in her Cozy Cottage Cafe series, THREE LAST FIRST DATES , is available today! Three Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe Series: Cozy Cottage Cafe #3 Published by Wild Lime Books on October 31, 2017 Genres: Romantic Comedy From Amazon Bestselling...

2017-10-27
BLOG TOUR: Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop
Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson Published by Chick Lit Goddess on January 15, 2017 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after...

2017-10-26
Boo! Should I get a Tattoo?
What about YOU? Tattoos aren’t scary anymore! Tattoos are everywhere I look- from professional athletes to my barista or bistro server. Young adults have embraced tattoos as a form of self-expression, so getting a tattoo has rapidly become about as normal as having pierced ears. According to a senior homecare...

2017-10-23
HAPPY RELEASE DAY: The Sheriff’s Christmas Angels
Book Information Title: The Sheriff’s Christmas Angels Author: Debra Holt Series: Texas Lawmen #4 Standalone?: While this book is the fourth in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Release Date: October 23, 2017 Genre: Romance Publisher: Tule Publishing About THE SHERIFF’S CHRISTMAS ANGELS No cowboys allowed. That...

2017-10-19
Before Autumn Leaves
The Pensive Season Summer is the bright season, full of fun, heat, exciting water sports, outdoor concerts, and barbecues. You get to wear flip flips all the time, even when you are not on a beach vacation. And then, with the last slam of the screen door, Autumn wakes us...

2017-10-16
Blog Tour: KINDRED SPIRITS by Whitney Dineen
Kindred Spirits: A Romantic Comedy About Love, Life, and the Afterlife Kindred Spirits by Whitney Dineen Published by 33 Partners Publishing on October 10, 2017 Genre: Romantic Comedy Dashing and successful, Richard Bingham has been voted one of the top ten bachelors in New York City. After unwittingly offending a...

2017-10-12
Bear with Me: Book Brag #3!
The Golden Age of Charli: GPS The third book in the Charli series is my favorite. In The Golden Age of Charli: GPS, Charli and Pud have begun to walk hand in hand together on the retirement path. But now that Charli’s life is more satisfying, she focuses on that...

2017-10-10
RELEASE BLITZ: Kindred Spirits by Whitney Dineen
Happy Release Day to Whitney Dineen!! Her newest Romantic Comedy, KINDRED SPIRITS , is available now! I am reading this book right now! And I’m loving it. Next week, I am delighted to be hosting a stop on Whitney’s blog tour- look for more book info, my review and an...

2017-10-05
Bear with Me: Book Brag #2 and an Amuse Bouche
The Golden Age of Charli: BMI After procrastinating for forty years , I published the first book in the Charli series in September, 2015. While the first book was in the editing process, I started writing the second book in the series, The Golden Age of Charli: BMI. In the...

2017-10-01
Celebrating Charli: A New Featured Review
CHARLI FEATURED ON BITS ABOUT BOOKS Two years ago I published my first book in the Charli series, The Golden Age of Charli-RSVP. I’ve been bragging about my books to celebrate the second anniversary. What a wonderful convergence of circumstances it was to receive a sterling review from Caroline Vincent...

2017-09-28
Bear with Me: Book Brag #1
THE GOLDEN AGE OF CHARLI Are you like me? Were you born with two hearts? Yes, we all have a heart that sings through the stethoscope, but do you have a secret heart that also pumps and pulses all day and night, sending surges of ideas and thoughts, wispy memories...

2017-09-27
Release Blitz: Seasons of Summer Box Set!
Melissa Baldwin has bundled her Seasons Of Summer Novellas into a box set, and it’s available now! If you haven’t started reading this collection, make sure you grab the box set. Each novella sells for $.99, but you can get all four books in the box set for only $2.99!...

2017-09-21
Stay Golden: Afternoon Delight- A Pud and Charli short story
“I’ve always wanted to write a book,” I said. “You’ve said that for thirty years,” replied my patient husband. “Might be time to get started. Do it!” That was three years ago, and I did! I wrote three books in my Charli series, self-published, launched my platform, jumped in to...

2017-09-14
Sandusky Bay!
Sandussssskkkyyyyy Bayyyy! My quiet, intellectual father shouted about Sandusky Bay each summer as we crossed the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Bridge, and my sister and I always echoed his exclamation. The Bridge carries Ohio Route 2 and Route 269 across Sandusky Bay and was the only way to get to...

2017-09-11
RELEASE BLITZ: Along Came a Ranger by Debra Holt
Happy Release Day to Debra Holt!! ALONG CAME A RANGER by Debra Holt, the third book in her Texas Lawmen series is available today! Jena Says: I am thrilled to give a shout out to Along Came a Ranger! It’s a new genre for me- Contemporary Romance Western Fiction! And...

2017-09-07
What’s tan and white and love all over?
We will get to the story about Sam , I promise you. But first I have to tell you my own dog story. Ever have one of those days where you woke up and thought, “We need a dog.” Well, I have had at least one of those days in...

2017-09-05
BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Two Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe
Book 2 of The Cozy Cottage Cafe Series! Book Information Title: Two Last First Dates Author: Kate O’Keeffe Series: Cozy Cottage Cafe Book 2 Standalone: While this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. The protagonist is...

2017-08-31
Beth Ann Chiles in Real Life
All about Beth Ann, Real Life and Reading Lists Social Media friends are a wonderful source of fun, entertainment, and inspiration. One of my first blogger BFF’s was Beth Ann Chiles. You can find her on Facebook Twitter Pinterest , she’s probably on some other cools sites, too, but the...

2017-08-30
Box Set Blitz! Seasons of Summer by Melissa Baldwin
Melissa Baldwin is releasing a box set of her SEASONS OF SUMMER NOVELLAS and the collection is up for preorder now! Book Information Title: Seasons of Summer Novella Series Box Set Author: Melissa Baldwin Release Date: September 30, 2017 Genres: Romantic Comedy Publisher: Melissa Baldwin Where to find the Seasons...

2017-08-24
#ThursdayThoughts: Boat Quotes
We almost lost the captain … …that was the beginning of a post from my friends who have left their dirt house for a life on the seas. Al and Jane are Loopers- traveling the east coast of America! Some days are filled with inspiring sunrises, whale and dolphin sightings...

2017-08-17
My Bucket List of National Parks
Natural Beauty July was National Parks and Recreation Month and we were exhorted to “get our play on.” I don’t believe I got my play on, but I was inspired to make a bucket list of U.S. National Parks that I have been wanting to visit. Now that I don’t...

2017-08-16
My Guest Post with Jody Herpin
Jody Herpin writes with a southern accent. Discovering her love of writing in the last five years, Jody just recently completed her first novel, “Weather Permitting,” and is currently working on a second. In 2015, Jody received First Place for Novel Submission at the Southeastern Writers Association Workshop for “Weather...

2017-08-10
How to Have Fun on the Front Porch without getting Bored
Memories Maybe it was my recent post about my childhood days at Vacation Bible School, and maybe it’s because the flow of these long days of summer reminds me of the endless days of summer past, but I’ve been remembering my fun times on my front porch. Summers seemed forever...

2017-08-08
Happy Release Day!
Happy Release Day to Kate O’Keeffe! TWO LAST FIRST DATES, the second book in her Cozy Cottage Cafe Romantic Comedy and Chick Lit series, is HERE!!! Two Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe Series: Cozy Cottage Cafe #2 Published by Wild Lime Books on August 8, 2017 Genres: Romantic Comedy,...

2017-08-05
Book Tour: LITTLE GRAY DRESS by Aimee Brown
Title: Little Gray Dress Author: Aimee Brown Release Date: August 2nd, 2017 Publisher: Crooked Cat Books Genre: Romantic Comedy/Chick Lit GoodReads: add Little Gray Dress to your to be read list Hello Friends… we all know that special devil-may-care, on top-of-rhe-world feeling we get when we put on our favorite...

2017-08-03
Why I Write in My Jammies!
JAM SESSION! For me, it’s not “jam and bread”, it’s “jam and Maureen”. In social media years, Maureen and I go way back. A few years ago, a marketing rep at the self-publisher we both used recommended that she contact me to learn about my experiences with their services. We...

2017-07-27
Road Trip!
Last year, 2016, I shared with you that I prefer to stay home. But other folks’ travels fascinate me. While I am venturing to the grocery store, the garden center, or the gas station, my friends are traveling far and wide. One of my favorite travel stories from 2016 was...

2017-07-26
Murder at Mother’s
Murder at Mother’s A new release by Maighread Mackay If you were enthralled with Stone Cottage , you are sure to enjoy the second book by Author McKay that continues to look at the past, present…and beyond. Both books are available on Amazon and other online booksellers. A Killer lurks...

2017-07-24
It’s Me! Rambling on in an Interview!
Thanks Traci! Well, another scary item crossed off my list. Traci Sanders interviewed me. I have to say it was a delightful experience. She is so positive and professional and asks great questions and follow up questions. Traci is an author and you can learn about her books on Amazon...

2017-07-20
What is VBS?
Many of you may remember your mid-summer’s week spent at a neighborhood church at VBS which stands for Vacation Bible School. But, VBS stands for so much more. For me, Vacation Bible School is a beacon of fun and friends, crafts and songs, and a positive way to hear the...

2017-07-14
Book Tour: I HAVE NEVER by Camilla Isley
A Laugh out Loud Romantic Comedy Title: I Have Never Author: Camilla Isley Release Date: July 13th, 2017 Genre: Chick Lit Twenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don’ts to live the perfect life, land a...

2017-07-13
Gently down the STREAM- My Watchlist
Summer Binge-Watch Headquarters What do retired folks do all day long? Nowadays, we keep busy that’s for sure! Some of us like to garden, read, golf, shop, craft, cook or play card games. There’s always volunteering, traveling and visiting family. I partake in most of these activities and hobbies, but...

2017-07-11
My Book Club Feature: PRACTICING NORMAL by Cara Sue Achterberg
A Story of Ordinary Family Life? Title: Practicing Normal Author: Cara Sue Achterberg Release Date: June 6, 2017 Women’s Fiction- Family Life Goodreads Link Amazon Link My claim to fame is that once upon a time best-selling author Cara Sue Achterberg nominated me for a Liebster Award . After I...

2017-07-07
Thank you to Learning as I Go
Learning and Smiling As I Go Katy Flint has the best smile. Visit Katy’s blog. Start your day with her beautiful smile and put a smile on your own face as well. I enjoy her posts and photographs on a wide range of topics that I love- Praises, Recipes, Garden,...

2017-07-06
Here’s Sally Cronin (and a 5 Star Review) on the Smorgasboard!
Get to Know Sally* *with a little bit about me Chances are that you are already a fan of Sally G. Cronin. If you are not, give yourself a crying emoji and get ready to meet your new best friend. Sally shares hugs, books, book reviews, author features, marvelous stories,...

2017-07-06
An All American Military Thriller
America, Home of the Brave I first read Mr. Hines’ book in 2016. Since then, he and his novel have won many awards. I thought that the week of our Independence Day holiday was a great time to look back at this memorable debut novel. I scroll through thousands of...

2017-06-29
That Ragged Old Flag
I’m Mighty Proud…thank you Johnny Cash Lyrics I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench an old man was sitting there I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down He said, naw, it’ll do for our little town I said, your old flagpole has leaned a...

2017-06-22
When the Civil War came to Johnson’s Island, Ohio
Describe The Civil War in One Word Heroic Bloodiest Tragedy Freedom Horrific Truth Unfinished The History Channel asked historians to describe the Civil War in one word. I appreciate the words they used, which are shown in the list above. My word would be: Unbelievable The historians would agree with...

2017-06-15
Happy Father’s Day to the Stouthearted Men
Shoulder to Shoulder! Happy Father’s Day to all the stout-hearted men, fathers, and grandfathers. Even though the song Stout Hearted Men was written in the 1920’s, I would think most people can still march in place hum and hum a few bars of this catchy tune. Give me some men...

2017-06-13
BOOK TOUR: ONE LAST FIRST DATE
Title: One Last First Date Series: Cozy Cottage Cafe Series Author: Kate O’Keeffe Release Date: June 1st, 2017 Tour Dates: June 11th – 16th, 2017 Genre: Chick Lit Cassie Dunhill is sick of dating. It’s been ten years and it’s time, time to find The One. It’s either that or...

2017-06-08
Stay Golden: 10 Memes
The Golden Goal I was playing with my bitmoji and shrieked with joy when I saw this one- Stay Golden. How perfect is this for the author of The Golden Age of Charli series? Charli presses on to stay positive in retirement; what a great motto for her to live...

2017-06-04
BIG BEACH BUNDLE GIVEAWAY! 54 Books and More!
SUMMER SPECTACULAR! Hilary Grossman is one of my favorite, must-read authors and she is also a fun and special friend I love to connect with on Social media. So, when she organized this amazing giveaway- I jumped right in! Keep reading for ways to win autographed copies of my books...

2017-06-01
Books for the Backyard, Beach or Blizzard 2017
Book Series by Arline Miller Rabbit Trail Poke Salad Haunting Me 15 Minutes Pronouncing Enzo Madame Presidentess Impossible Sugar Margaritas & Murder Love Literary Style Queen of the Universe Out of Play Just Enough Books by Hilary Grossman Ruby and Sal Books by Maureen K. Henry Click.Date.Repeat. Again Charmed by...

2017-05-29
BOOK TOUR: SEE YOU LATER BROADWAY
It’s finally here . . . the much-anticipated sequel to See You Soon Broadway ! Maris is back! Title: See You Later Broadway Series: Broadway Series Author: Melissa Baldwin Release Date: April 5th, 2017 Genre: Chick Lit Decisions, decisions, decisions . . . Maris Forrester’s exciting new life is not...

2017-05-25
God Bless America
HONOR AND REMEMBER Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States when we remember all the men and women who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. I have the utmost respect for those who hear their country’s call and choose to selflessly serve. It’s good to...

2017-05-23
Magical Cloud Eggs
Eggs on the Smorgasboard One of my favorite “Must Read Everyday Blogs” is Sally Cronin’s Smorgasboard- Variety is the spice of life . She truly serves everything from book reviews, a cafe and bookstore, health and wellness, stories, poems, interviews and now…recipes. Readers are encouraged to share their favorite healthy...

2017-05-18
Jena C. Henry featured at Sally Cronin’s Cafe and Bookstore
The Charli Series A BOOK READING AT THE CAFE Sally Cronin, Smorgasboard- variety is the spice of life I was delighted to appear at Sally’s virtual cafe and I had a wonderful time sharing my books and interacting with her readers. It’s always fun to talk about me. Thank you...

2017-05-18
The Scariest Question: “What’s for dinner?”
8,000 Dinners and Counting “What’s for dinner?” That is the scariest question, a question that causes feelings of dread in the most stalwart of mothers. Sometimes a Mom hears this: “Honey, I’m home! What’s for dinner?” Kids may phrase the question like this: “I’m hungry! There’s nothing to eat.” Even...

2017-05-16
BOOK RELEASE: CeCe Osgood’s Sunny Series! Book 3 is here!
SUNNY TRULY IS BACK! The Sunny Truly Mystery Series is as charming and playful as a field of pink bluebonnet flowers. Our favorite apprentice P.I. from Texas is back so get ready to lasso a good read! If you have read the first two books in the series, I’m sure...

2017-05-11
Book Release Day: MAISY AND MAX by Jane O’Brien
Book 2 is here! If you loved Ruby and Sal as much as I did get ready to be swept away by Maisy and Max! Author Jane O’Brien continues the magic, the romance, the enchantment of unforgettable characters, living in unforgettable times and unforgettable places. And the most unforgettable of...

2017-05-11
MOTHER’S DAY FEATURE: Mother Daughters Authors- Jane O’Brien
Happy Mother’s Day to all Creatives! Angie Christine Jane O'Brien Ruby and Sal Jane O'Brien creates lyrical romance. Diane Kidman DianeKidman is an herbalist focusing on natural living. Smoothie Power Delicious & healthy! Beyond My Boobs Angie Christine is a cancer survivor and powerful, positive witness. Author Jane O’Brien is...

2017-05-10
BOOK FEATURE: Reflections of Love Series by Arline Miller
If you look up #joy on Twitter, you will see Arline Miller. She is a collage of friendly thoughts about love and life, photos of lovely flowers, and delectable healthy recipes with a southern flair. I look forward to interacting with her every day, so that’s why I am so...

2017-05-04
Mother’s Day Feature: Mother-Daughter Writing Team
Happy Mothers Day to Writers May is for Mothers! And their daughters! How many books have explored this intimate relationship- from the positives and joy of the mother/daughter relationship to the problems and even horrors of this close connection? What if the mother and daughter are a writing team? How...

2017-05-03
COVER REVEAL: Aimee Brown’s Debut Novel
Title: Little Gray Dress Author: Aimee Brown Genre: Romantic Comedy Publisher: Crooked Cat Books Release Date: August 2nd, 2017 Pre-Orders Available: Early July Blurb: Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan’s wedding is about to end that streak. From bad bridesmaid’s...

2017-04-27
A Sexagenarian’s How To: Podcast!
Let’s Talk about Podcasts! Have you had a chance to check out my post on my favorite writer’s apps from A to Z? What do you think- do you use many or most of these apps or products? If you do, please tell me your favorites! From time to time...

2017-04-20
A Sexagenarian’s How To: Writer’s Apps from A to Z
Writer’s Apps from A to Z A few nights ago, I was dozing/reading in bed; hubby was watching wrestling in the other room (on TV, not a family situation.) I put down my book to rearrange and plump up the pillows behind me and to see if the dog would...

2017-04-20
BOOK TOUR: Click.Date.Repeat Again
Title: Click. Date. Repeat. Again Series: Click. Date. Repeat. Series Author: K.J. Farnham Release Date: April 19th, 2017 Genre: women’s fiction Tour Dates: April 19th – 23rd, 2017 Never in her wildest dreams would Jess Mason ever imagine herself being a part of the online dating hype. Yet here she...

2017-04-13
Alleluia!
Happy Spring! Happy Easter! I look forward to the special music of the church seasons. Christmas carols are played for at least two months of the year- which I think is wonderful. I believe that I love the Easter music even more, because it is so joyous and we only...

2017-04-10
HAPPY BOOK RELEASE: Charmed by Charlie
CHARMED BY CHARLIE RELEASE DATE: APRIL 18, 2016 ABOUT THE BOOK Everybody loves marketing whiz Charlie Solanger …except the woman he really wants. PAINT, PROMOTIONS & PERFECTION Creative genius Charlie Solanger has it all: good looks, money, intelligence, charm. And when he swoops in to save Reynolds Paint Company with...

2017-04-06
Guess What We Sang on Vacation?
Our Jolly Song of the South Sunny Florida called to us, so my husband and I packed our shorts and swimsuits, took the dog-baby to the kennel and headed to Orlando. As many of you know by now, I love to stay home but we have a favorite place to...

2017-04-05
Happy Release Day: SEE YOU LATER BROADWAY
APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE! Title: See You Later Broadway Series: The Broadway Series (book 2) Author:Melissa Baldwin Release Date: April 5th, 2017 Genre: Romantic Comedy Blurb: It’s finally here . . . the much-anticipated sequel to See You Soon Broadway! Maris is back! Powered By the Tweet This Plugin Tweet This Decisions,...

2017-04-01
BLOG TOUR: Beyond the Book:Tips for Writers
All the Tips Writers will Ever Need! BUY THE BOOKS Writers- Here You Go! When you look at these new books by bestselling author Traci Sanders, I am sure you are thinking what I’m thinking! Finally! These are the resources I’ve been looking for! I can’t wait to read and...

2017-03-30
Charli’s World: Let’s Scream for the Ice Cream Dream Team!
My day started with a wonderful surprise! Ice cream! I spotted a blog post with a large photo of a dreamy, tasty Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait! I had to go get one of my own! My photo is at the top but I don’t mind if you take a...

2017-03-24
5 STARS for Charli!
Overjoyed with this Wonderful Review ! I am sharing this 5 STAR Review with you because this reviewer has captured the spirit of Charli! Customer Review 5.0 out of 5 stars Press On!, March 23, 2017 By Pianananna Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: The Golden Age of Charli:...

2017-03-23
Spring Breakers! Charli’s Senior (Citizen) Survival Guide!
Continuing my travel series … Your intrepid, well-aged couple had planned a getaway to Fort Lauderdale. For Lauderdale. In March. We like to spend our beach vacations sedately walking on the beach, rejuvenating in the hot tub and serenely sipping martinis. Aaaahhh! But this time, after making our plans, our...

2017-03-22
Book Feature: UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS…and the LIFT in BETWEEN
One of my favorite writers is bestselling author Geralyn Corcillo and one of my favorite books by her is A Drakenfall Christmas. I was thrilled when I learned that there is a PREQUEL! More Mark and Maisy! I can’t wait to tell you about this darling new book, UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS..and...

2017-03-16
Charli Savors: Tasting Menus
Scenes from Farallon Restaurant Tasting Menus! The best part about loving to eat is that I can create a memorable foodie experience from a bowl of cereal and milk or breakfast at a greasy spoon, to trying a new fast food place in search of the perfect french fry, to...

2017-03-10
My Interview on Lenka’s List
Do you want to know more about me and my writing? Do you wonder how I would answer questions like: What was the most enjoyable aspect of writing my book? What’s my favorite TV show? Did I experience personal transformation after my book was published? I also share something that...

2017-03-09
Charli’s World: Cleveland Rocks for us!
I like to stay home. I cherish the view from my own front porch. Still, I have had the chance to visit other places in our glorious world. I have had the good fortune and opportunity to see the Great Wall of China and I have also had the joy...

2017-03-08
BOOK RELEASE DAY: Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman
Plan Cee- Secrets, Lies & Second Chance Series Today is the release day for a book that you will want to grab and put at the top of your TRB. Plan Cee is a super beach read, weekend with wine read, or read when you want to relax after a...

2017-03-06
Guest Post on Mara Prose- YOUR NAME IS NOT ‘FAILURE’!
Mara and I have been friends for a year now. Powered By the Tweet This Plugin Tweet This She invited me to share a guest post on her blog and I am honored and delighted to share my thoughts on the meaning of Failure. I enjoy reading Mara. She features...

2017-03-02
My First Podcast: Jena C. Henry Speaks Up about her Books
http://www.speakuptalkradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Speak-Up-Talk-Radio-with-Jena-Henry.mp3 Here were my thoughts before I recorded my first podcast with host Pat Rullo at Speak Up Talk Radio Network… “butterflies, my voice is weird, what will I say, more butterflies, yikes, a half hour interview, butterflies…” Here are my thoughts after a delightful, interesting, engaging time with Pat...

2017-03-02
How to Pack in a GIFfy!
Even though I am a stay-at-home armchair traveler, there are times in my life when a trip beckons! I have been persuaded to cast off my robe and slippers and leave my cozy study to head to warmer climes in the winter, or to visit younger relatives who live around...

2017-02-23
#BlackHistoryMonth: One Man’s Life
There are so many compelling stories that need to be told during the month of February. Here is one of the best Powered By the Tweet This Plugin Tweet This My friend and bestselling author, Rafael Amadeus Hines shared his blog post with me. Rafael Hines has written a powerful,...

2017-02-16
Charli’s World: Who Loves Millennials?
Life in 1972 Old man look at my life, I’m a lot like you were – Neil Young Neil Young sang those words in 1972. He accompanied himself with a six-string banjo tuned like a guitar. In 1972, I was in high school. My sophomore year, we were allowed to...

2017-02-02
Don’t Blink: Live Life at Aye Level
Have you met Charli? I have written three books about my fictional heroine, so I suppose it makes sense that she and I are comfortable pals by now. My third book in The Golden Age of Charli series has just launched, so I asked Charli to share something from one...

2017-01-19
I’m Here for the Win! Put YoursELF on the SHELF
You have resolved to write your book in 2017. Congratulations. Soon you will have completed a 70,000 word document- what do you do next? As an author- I am “Here for the Win!” I knew I needed to pick and stick with a good team. Who, how? Back in the...

2017-01-19
Charli and Jena Reveal All!
The Golden Age of Charli-GPS My book character Charli, texted me to set up an interview. A few months ago, I had sat down with her and now she was ready to turn the tables and ask me some questions. We decided to meet by my outdoor fireplace with a...

2017-01-12
45 Years as a Fat Failure- My Story
I take the last bite of five-day old grocery store Christmas stollen. It’s a good bite- candied cherries, pecans, cinnamon and frosting. I lick a smudge of frosting from my lips, swipe crumbs off my sweatshirt and sigh to myself. Ok, that’s the last of the Christmas goodies. Time to...