Friday, May 12, 2023

Honoring My Mother - Memories of Her #mothersday #mothers #memories #plparker

My mother's favorite color was pink. When I was little, every new dress I got was pink! As I got older, I finally broke it to her that pink wasn't my favorite color. (My favorite color is cherry red.) 

My mother was a stay-at-home housewife, which back then was pretty much the norm.  She was a pretty woman. Beautiful smile and large, hazel eyes.  She was an amazing cook, and growing up, she was my best friend. She could be tough, don't get me wrong, and she had her little eccentricities, but she was a good mom.  Our house was always clean and well-ordered. She loved her family above all else and her family is what she was proud of.  I know that if push came to shove, my other would be in there shoving for me, no matter what the cost.

So many memories.  She had a good sense of humor, maybe not the impish, scamp humor of my father, but a good one all the same. She could do her own practical jokes - her favorite was catching a spider (which she was not scared of) and chasing Dad around the house. He hated that game! 

I and my three siblings were blessed to be a part of her family. We learned so many things from her.  I remember evenings when we were cleaning up dinner, washing dishes, drying them, etc., and my sisters, my mother, and I would sing.  She had a lovely voice and we made quite a good singing group. She was a great dancer and Dad and she cut quite a rug when they were out. 

Momma wasn't perfect, but she was a great mother. I miss her every day and often times, I pull out a momento just to feel close to her.

I hope you grew up with a special mom, and if not, make those memories with your children.  I was blessed with three wonderful sons and there is not a day that I don't feel overwhelming love for each one.  They are my true blessings.

Love to you all, and for all you Mothers, soon to be Mothers, Mothers-in-Law, Happy Mother's Day!


Friday, May 5, 2023

Nothing Like New Covers! #scifi #dystopian #romance #postapocalyptic

I always get excited when the next new cover comes out, and my cover artist, Harris Channing, has not disappointed me once.  Coming soon (in May I hope) the second in The Chimeras series, POPPY, will be released.  I have to say, I'm loving the cover on this one.  I might even get a T-shirt made with this cover on it!  

Blurb:  One of six genetically altered females, Poppy was bred to be a healer. She’s as strong and as fast as any of the half sisters, and way too intelligent for her own good. Eradicating the alien invaders is high on her list of to-dos, but saving humanity is the most important. When the soldier, Reese, disrupts her self-imposed isolation and well-ordered discipline, she finds a new direction.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

AIMEE'S LOCKET a Western Fiction/Romance Bookish Pick at N. N. Light's #western #westernfiction #giveaway #mustreads

I’m so excited to be a part of N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Western Fiction/Romance Bookish Event. Check out all the featured books and enter the giveaway to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Today, my novel, AIMEE'S LOCKET, is featured!


Saturday, April 15, 2023

They Stepped Into the Future. The Star Brides #scifi #scifiromance #alienabduction #mustreads #plparker


They awoke in the stars, captives to an alien race. How had they gotten there and way? THE STAR BRIDES. Book 1: THE CHALICE; Book 2: BREEDER SLAVE; Book 3: ABADDON RISING; Book 4: REQUIEM. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

It's Spring - Finally! And I'm Dancing With Joy! #spring #scifi #paranormal #plparker #springtime


Each of us has our own way of gauging when spring is finally here.  Mine is when my miniature daffodils bloom, and this week there they were.  We had a few nice days but back to being in the 40's. Springtime in Idaho!

Anyway, Happy Spring!  What could be better?

Sunday, April 9, 2023