01-20-18 – Paty Jager “I Love and Dread Author Milestones”

Thursday, January 18, 2018

New beginnings

How can a new year that starts with a super moon but anything but amazing???

I decided 2018 was going to be my year. I’m not a big new years resolution sort of person. Actually, I’m a non-resolution type of person regardless of the date. BUT…I wanted to make some serious changes to my life. And a New year that starts with a super moon and ends with a moon eclipse is my kind of year.

Sooooooo, I put shiny objects into a drawer, rounded up my turtles, and sobered up my squirrels and I’m ready to take 2018 on full throttle…. Some of the changes took behind the scenes planning before I could take the big splash. I always pick a word/theme. For 2018 the word/theme is COMPLETE…. Complete my goals, complete writing projects, just complete things in general. Now for most of you this will seems like a weird focus. But I’m queen of the half started projects. As I tell people, the two things I completed on a timely bases is having my kids become adults…. I also make a vision board….I made two goals for the 5 areas of my life…

I made a "GO ME" board it keep the positive in view. AND I already have a new cover to put it.

I have also started a good reads account to track my reading. This year reading focus is series. I’m starting A and B in January. I don’t plan on reading entire series in one months so I’m not sure how far I’ll make.

It's going to be an amazing year!  Have you done anything different this year to ensure it's amazing?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Year and New Location!

I am going to apologize in advance for this short post...I was SUPPOSED to have my office set up by now, but instead am typing this on my phone! I recently moved from Missouri to Florida, and talk about a change! Everything is so different: weather, scenery, and my favorite, the dreaded allergies. Hello daily allergy meds! So keeping inline with this month's theme If I was a Millionaire, I'd say at this moment I would definitely make sure I hired someone to put my new desk together and install the new graphic card in my PC...oh, and pull up all the darn ragweed that is setting off my allergies!

Until next time,


Monday, January 15, 2018

If I Wrote About a Millionaire...by Kristin Wallace

Our theme this month is…If I Was A Millionaire. Well, I’m certainly not a millionaire by any stretch, but oddly enough, I’m writing about one. A multi-millionaire, in fact. No, it’s not one of those billionaire romances that are so popular right now. It’s my upcoming series, called The Heiress Games. The idea started as one book a few years ago (for a different series), but quickly morphed into three books.

Here’s what The Heiress Games is about….

A pig named Matilda. A $100 million dollar fortune. 3 women out to win custody of the pig…and the fortune.

Heiress Victoria Armington loved two things in life. Her pet pig Matilda and her hometown of Palm Cove, Florida. So when she dies (having never married or had children) she leaves her considerable fortune to Matilda and sets up a competition among the last three remaining Armington descendants. The prize? Custody of the pampered pig and control of the money. Enter the women competing for a fortune: a struggling single mother and lifetime outcast of Palm Cove, a woman desperate to save her sister, and a down on her luck singer with a mountain of medical bills. Plus, meet the three best friends who are supposed to be overseeing the Heiress Games: the lawyer who needs this case in order to make partner, the ex-football player who’s trying to re-reconnect with his troubled son, and the Grammy-winning singer who’s lost the music after a tragic accident. In the end, these three couples will end up competing for a far bigger of prize…a love that lasts forever.

What makes this series so unique – and also challenging to write – is that all three books take place concurrently and each tells the story from different couples’ perspectives. There are many scenes that appear in all three books, but you’ll see them from someone else’s POV. This is a crazy, funny, touching series of a group of loosely strangers who somehow become a family.

Oh…and then there is the pig at the center of The Heiress Games. Matilda is a character in her own right. She lives in pink castle, wears diamond collars, tutus and sequined scarves, and makes everyone fall in love with her. Matilda is so cool, in fact, that she now has her own Facebook and Twitter accounts.

I invite you to follow Matilda and see what she’s up to:

And look for The Heiress Games to launch this spring!

Kristin Wallace is the USA Today Best Selling Author of inspirational and contemporary romance, and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith”. She is the author of two best selling series, Shellwater Key Tales (sweet contemporary romance) and Covington Falls Chronicles (inspirational romance). Her latest book, LOVING YOU AT CHRISTMAS, is available now at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

For info on all of her books, visit Kristin Wallace Author