COVER REVEAL: THAT ENGLISH LADY!

Your reward for being so very patient and waiting for That English Lady’s cover reveal is finally here!

This was EXACTLY what I had in mind for the cover. I mean exactly! Giant KUDOS to Snow Leopard Publishing’s ultra-talented cover designer! He did an absolutely phenomenal job. See what you think 🙂

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That English Lady: Cover Coming SOON!

I would absolutely LOVE to give you glimpse of the beautiful cover design samples I received today from Snow Leopard Publishing’s extremely talented designer, but alas, I cannot.

The final version, which is coming very soon—almost there, don’t worry—shall be unveiled in the very near future. I promise you, it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, I ask for your patience and sustained support, as my fantastic publishing journey continues.

I feel privileged to be working with such a diligent, professional, and talented team.

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Reassurance for Anyone Opting Out of Botox

August does it again with this superb blog. BRAVO! I agree with everything she has said here.

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Trust me, I get it. In a photo of yourself, you notice lines where there used to be smoothness, or deep crevices in place of faint lines. (“When did that happen?!?”) Meanwhile, continually more women are opting to freeze their facial muscles with Botox—and similar procedures—and regarding every crease that appears, society seems to scream, “Erase!” 

Now in my late 30s, I’ve lived in some of the most looks-centric places in the world, worked extensively in fashion and film and struggled with a severe eating disorder I’ve thankfully moved past. I now spend most of my time in the field of women’s empowerment. While my path hasn’t made me immune to “anti-aging” pressure, it has given me some helpful tools and perspective.

There's beauty and depth in aging. There’s beauty and depth in aging.

First, an important point: I am not out to shun anyone who chooses cosmetic procedures. I promise. Whatever a woman decides to do to her body or appearance


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Why I Love Coffee

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I love coffee, too. First thing in the morning, especially when getting up on a cold day–words cannot describe! My coffee of choice? Folgers French Vanilla xox

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coffebagWhy do I love coffee..? Let me count the ways.
The taste of coffee is comforting and grounding.
When I drink coffee I feel a nostalgia that is hard to explain; a warmth.
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The aroma, the taste, the buzz, the culture, and the connections, all are worthy reasons.
In the morning coffee lifts me up and boosts my day.

I love the culture and variety of coffee:

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I enjoy learning about the different countries that grow coffee.

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I’m intrigued by different roasting and brewing techniques. I love the roasted nutty smell and taste of good coffee beans. Experimenting with coffee flavors and styles can be a lot of fun.

cupsI am fascinated with all the wonderful different ways to enjoy the incredible edible coffee bean.

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Coffee is soothing on a rainy day, and melts away the brittle snow or ice of winter. When a day is full of hustle and bustle, taking the time to


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My Birthday Tribute: Poe

[Original post by Café Book Bean] Happy birthday, Café Book Bean! Always loved Poe, Happy Birthday, Sir.

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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
~Edgar Allan Poe

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Today is my birthday, and I am honored to share it with Edgar Allan Poe, born January 19th 1809. Poe was a brilliant writer, and I love his work. I admire the deep sentiment within his work, which draws you in. His style is not for everyone, it’s sometime long and daunting, but there is beauty laced within the lines that you must keep reading to find.

     Quotes by Poe:

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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

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Hauntingly. Mysterious. Beautiful.all-that-we-see-or-seem-is-but-a-dream-within-a-dream-edgar-allen-poeWhat are your thoughts on Poe?

You can’t spell Poet without Poe 😉

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