Monday Morning Mash-Up

It’s monday morning and I hope you all get a chance to settle into your favorite chair and sip your coffee/tea of choice.  My morning is starting with a banana bar my dad made!  Mmmm.  I’ve been trying to get to more blogs this week and see what everyone’s been up to.  Here’s my favorite reads from the past week, take your time and enjoy these great writers!  Happy monday!

Writers and Readers:

Pam Hawley blogged about writing letters to herself to overcome writer’s block in this past week’s Life List Club guest post.  She shows blankness who’s boss with humor and inspiration.

Marcia Richards interviews Jody Hedlund about her new book The Doctor’s Lady and what historical character from the Oregon Trail inspired her to write this book!

Renee Schuls-Jacobson blogs about learning from mistakes in The Day I Got It All Wrong.  Go on, laugh WITH her, and share your own learning opportunities if you feel comfortable.  Gotta tell you, Renee rocks!  You’ll be in a safe space!  As long as she’s not throwing things.

Sara Grambusch blogs about How to Pay (almost) Nothing for Books.  Her energy and enthusiasm for the reading process and writer connections will draw you in!

A MUST-READ for writers, Kristen Lamb blogs the 7 Deadly Sins of Writing.  She graciously shares her own learning experience and tips to beat these writing dead ends. 


Gene Lempp’s creature features are superb in his Designing from Bones series.  His post on Zoo Arcane: Pterodactyl, Luck Owl, Elder Phoenix was really fascinating to read and imagine encountering these animals.

Catie Rhodes dug up some fascinating spooky history in Ouija Board: Toy or Tool?  Read at your own risk! 

Pure Fun:

Piper Bayard and her partner Holmes take on your Labors of Love.  Do you have a question for Dr. Piper and Dr. Holmes?  Join in the fun as they solve all love’s conundrums, from True Blood love triangles to using nookie to entice your hubby to talk to you!  It’s rollicking Cupid-filled fun!

A fun new blogger I’ve met, Little Miss Vix, asks readers who their favorite Disney character is, and shares with us why she LOVES Beauty and Beast. 

Katie Ganshert shares her real life romance story with us, and asks you to share your own.  What kind of couple are you?  If you’re still looking, who do you imagine you’ll be?

Did I miss anything?  Share your favorite post links in the comments below and I promise to check them out!  I may even share my banana bar with you.  🙂

26 responses

  1. Thanks for the links, Jess.

    1. Hey Patti! Thanks for sharing your morning with me!

  2. A homemade banana bar sounds delicious. Thanks for the shout out. Much appreciated. 🙂

    1. I laughed so hard at that post, Piper, thank you!

  3. Ooh thanks for the shout out! Although I don’t like bananas so I’ll have to stick to toast 🙂

    1. You’re missing out on the bananas, but I loved the post all the same!

  4. Witkins, you are awesome! Thanks for the link love. The banana bar sounds great.

    1. Great post, Gene. I’m still waiting to run into the owl though, I will be in cahoots (get it, “hoots”, I’m so funny) with them one of these days.

  5. Thanks for the great reading suggestions and for including me in them, Jess – happy Monday!

    1. But of course! You know I read your letters right? LOL

  6. Thanks for the linky love, Jess! Now gmme some of that banana bar, or else!

    1. We’ll trade, got any chocolate?

  7. Thanks for the linky-love, Jess. I have been a bad girl since school started up! But at least I haven’t thrown anything yet. Well… actually, I threw Starbursts today, but they liked it, so that doesn’t count. Right? 😉

    1. I hope you didn’t throw that starbursts at anyone’s good eye! 😉

  8. Favorite Disney character? Any of the hot princess babes!

    1. Um, I thought your pick was Lady from Lady and the Tramp. Did you and Tara have any romantic spaghetti moments?

      1. Yes, but ours involved chimichangas and Bloody Marys. 🙂

        I still love Lady, but sometimes she’s a real bitch.

        1. Har-har!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing some great blogs for me to read. 🙂

    1. Hope you enjoy them Darlene! Would you care for coffee with your banana bar?

  10. Great links and most I hadn’t seen before! (i was a little slow on Twitter last week.) Thanks for the roundup!

    1. But of course! Hi Nina!

  11. Great list, Jess! I absolutely loved Catie’s post sharing the history of the Ouiji board. 🙂

    1. I liked that one too, but I had to skim it, it freaked me out!

  12. The Disney character seems tempting. I’m gonna check them out now.

    1. Mine fave princess is Aurora from Sleeping Beauty because she got to hang out with fairies all day! Flora, Fauna, and Merriweather.

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