Friday, January 3, 2020

So It is Now 2020!



If I forgot to tell you - Happy New Year and may 2020 be the best one ever.

I've started 2020 on the downside but I'm hopeful of great things this year.  Miracles do happen and I have a request in to the big guy for a small one - that the door opens to that dark room my hubby's mind is currently trapped in and he breaks free.  He did it with the first stroke so I'm praying he has the strength of will to find himself again.  Guy has had more than his share of issues to overcome but he is and always has been a strong person.


There have been many blessings this year. My little grandson was born in May and he had some issues at first, but he is going strong now.  Almost 8 months and such a happy and fun baby.


My youngest son, Zach, eloped with the girl of his dreams and they seem so perfect for each other.  I do love her!


Other than that, all I can wish for is happiness and health for my family and friends - and everyone! I'm grateful for every blessing I have and I don't want anything for myself.  I'm okay.

Hug your husband, partner, children, family members, friends, etc., for me and you!  And again, Happy New Year!

Oh, and if you have an Amazon card and can't decide what to use it for, check out my books!  (Little promo never hurts!)

Patsy

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Trying my best to be jolly, but it's difficult this year.  You might know that my husband Jack had a stroke in February of 2018.  Long months of recuperation but he was doing well...and then bad luck struck again.  He had another stroke.  This time his physicals are good but his cognitives are really out of whack.  So very sad to see a big, robust and go-getter reduced to staring at the wall or scribbling on a piece of paper.  

I'm doing my best to have some Christmas cheer. Made Parkerhouse Rolls, made chocolate chip cookies, started my shopping, got the tree and inside of the house decorated and put a few lights outside.


Oh, did I forget to add that my youngest son's wedding reception is December 21 in Springdale, Utah?  Another stressor but again trying to maintain.




I sort of feel like my little grandniece, Ellie Jean, felt when she visited Santa!



Anyway, in the event I don't get back to my blog, I want to wish you all the very best Holiday Season and my prayers for a better 2020!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time Travel - Would You Go If You Could?

My answer  "Yes." but only if I could come back! Perfection would be the ability to go in like a tour bus, watch what is going on and then return home.  If I had to name my first destination, it would be to find Jesus, see him watch some of his miracles. Affirmation I suspect.  

Time travel movies have always fascinated me - travel to the past or the future in the blink of an eye. I think that's why when I took up writing, my first novels were time travel.  Fiona, Riley's Journey (and sequels), Aimee's Locket, Heart of the Sorcerer. In later writings, when I entered the scifi genre, I wrote The Chalice (and sequels) about 1,000 women who awake in the future, captives to an alien race.  


I am contemplating doing a sequel to Aimee's Locket, about her  younger sister Sarah.  We shall see where my mind takes me when the time comes!

Happy Reading!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

I Believe!

My faith in the goodness of people was reaffirmed. Hubby and I were out raking a massive and hideous pile of leaves in our front yard perpetrated by the tree across the street which I call the evildoer. We had just finished one side and hubby was resting. He said "What we need is some nice strong young men to help out with this." Not ten minutes later, four long distance runners from Borah High School, led by a young man named Zach, stopped their run, started raking and
bagging leaves and got it all done in no time. They wouldn't take any money, just said we're neighbors and we help neighbors and it's Halloween. I couldn't believe it! But they worked hard and had smiles on their faces the whole time. Hugged me before they left. I am awed and so appreciative. 

My belief in the goodness of people was reaffirmed and I am so thankful.  For those of you who believe only in the bad people do, I'm sorry for you.  There are good people out there, lots of good people and meeting these young men really brought it home to me.  I believe in the good.


November is a time to be thankful!  Let's all give it a try.


Blessings!



Patsy

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Personal Paranormal - Memories

Because it's Halloween and the time of year when all the creepy, strange and weird things happen, I thought I'd share one of my own paranormal experiences.  I have to admit to being somewhat psychic. There were times when I'd scare my own family with things I knew were going to happen, etc., but it is such a part of me, I never questioned it.  I will admit that as I grew older, knowing things got to me so I learned to block them out, but there were those events that managed to sneak through even when I was keeping watch.

I digress.  Years and years ago, when I was 17 or so, I was sick and reclining on the couch in the living room. Mom had the ironing board set up and was ironing.  I felt myself floating up. I could see Mom below me ironing a shirt and my body lying on the couch. I kept floating up and then I was above the clouds and it was so beautiful there. The clouds were tipped with gold, pink, blue and green and in the distance a glowing sun or something.  

I said and it must have been aloud, "It's beautiful here."

Mom said, "What?"

And just like that I was pulled like lightning back into my body.  Mom was staring at me, the iron held above the shirt. 

"Yes, it is pretty in here," she said sounding confused and with a worried look on her face.

Knowing she was upset, I covered, saying "yeah, it is pretty," blah blah blah. But I will always remember the feeling of peace and joy that I experienced in that place.  

I feel like I had an out-of-body experience, no other explanation.  I saw too many things from above Mom's head as I floated up.  Didn't scare me a bit.

Have you had your own paranormal experience?  I'd love to hear about it.

Patsy
P. L. Parker
www.plparker.net


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Vampires, the Walking Dead and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night!

So the month of October is upon us! Time for All Hallow's Eve.

Halloween dates back to the pagans and thought to have originated with the pagan festival of Samhain. It was also thought that at this time of year, the walls between the worlds thinned, enabling spirits to pass through and mess with their crops. Bonfires were lit to scare off evil spirits and offerings of food and drink were set up. Begging at the door grew from an ancient custom of knocking at doors to beg for a "soul cake" in return for a promise to pray for the dead. The Romans celebrated a like festival in honor of the goddess Pomona. 


But modern man has turned Halloween into a fun celebration replete with costumes, trick or treating and parties! 

Night creatures stalk the dark, vampires, zombies, witches, ghosts, goblins - you name it, they're out there searching for unwary victims. Personally, I stay home and hand out candy. Not going to tempt the fates.

 







Anyway, what could be more fun than a vampire story at Halloween and I have just the one for you. Absolution

Blurb: 

From the mists of time…dark powers arise.
Born in blood and entombed for six hundred years, the dhampir Chloe awakens.
Zaccarius, the most feared Slayer of all, is sent to determine her worth and, if necessary, to render justice. Enthralled by the purity of her mind, he becomes her protector, only to fall beneath the armies of the Dark Master Jochad.
Ancient and dying, Jochad demands Chloe choose—her blood for the life of her lover!


Only $.99 on Amazon.  Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NZ436FV/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i7

You might enjoy the book video as well, although the cover has changed since my publisher closed down and I had to republish it myself.  Here's the link for the book video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU0EHWSz054

Stay safe October 31! 

Patsy
P.L. Parker

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

N.N. Light's Book Heaven's First Annual Trick or Treat Bonanza!


Trick or Treat! ‘Tis the month to celebrate all things paranormal, supernatural, suspenseful and mystical. If you’re like me, you’ll want to accept this very special invitation to join the festivities at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven’s first annual Trick or Treat Book Bonanza. 35 authors share what’s they’d dress up as for Halloween as well as 42 books featured plus a chance to win one of the following:

Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, Absolution
(vampire romance), will be featured on October 2. Wait until you read what my Halloween costume would be. You won’t want to miss it.

Patsy
P.L. Parker