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Date Joined: December 18, 2008
Last Online: March 5, 2017
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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I always send and I always rate. If it's been awhile, please give me a poke. Sometimes things get busy around here; however I want it to remain fun for you and for me. First check below though as I have a couple of PC's that I can't identify the swap.

I work hard to fulfill the requirements of each swap and make my partner happy. I'm not that artistic or crafty but I appreciate and admire the work of others. I love to dabble myself.

My children are grown and I'm reaching [okay, HAVE reached!] "mature" age. I have 7 grandchildren.

I live in Virginia, but I have traveled and I love postcards from other places. Love to read genre fiction. I'm also a writer of romance.

I enjoy Geocaching, reading, watching TV, and a little bit of exercise now and then.

I am a Christian but I am tolerant of other peoples beliefs. I enjoy learning about other cultures.

NO food or beverage items please. Don't want to put my issues on your shoulders.

Wish list

Colored felt-tip pens and markers

Pens of all colors

Owls, butterflies, birds, hot air balloons.

steampunk stuff

decorative paper and stickers.

Handmade crafty or art-y items, like ARCs, Fantasy art.

I appreciate humorous references to the passing years, like the Maxine greeting cards.

Handmade soaps.

Favorite colors: different shades of red, earthy tones. Bright, bold colors.

Postcards (see below)

Unusual/beautiful bookmarks.

Pretty notecards and paper.

Personal anecdotes and stories, either on a postcard, note card or just stuck in with another swap. I like learning about people.


Origami is cool. I just discovered an interest in it.

Interesting jewelry. But I DON'T have pierced ears.

"Zetti" art! It's based on the art of Teesa Moore. I've seen bookmarks, postcards, atc's, dolls, etc made by people on Swap-bot.

The following things will be RE-gifted: :( - Kawaii - Hello Kitty


Lately I've had a few partners express confusion over postcards I've sent from my town. I live in a city called Newport News, with a population of about a quarter million. It's said the city got its name when Capt Christopher Newport finally got his settlers to land, they were so happy they called the place Newport's (Good) News. It is highly military-industrial with half-a-dozen or more military bases and a huge commercial shipbuilding industry. We are also right on the ocean. The surrounding area is full of history and I often send cards from those sites as well. But if you get a card depicting "Newport News" know that's the name of a pleasant little city. I buy cards at the local visitor's center and the Hallmark store. I hope you'll enjoy them in your collection.

I love all kinds of postcards. Beautiful , unusual, touristy, funny, homemade, vintage... The list goes on and on. Any size or shape. In an envelope or "naked", I'm not particular.

I'd like more 'artsy' and unusual postcards. Something not touristy even though I like those too. Just haven't been getting enough of the other.

I'm not crazy about Hello Kitty. Also I don't like rodents: rats, mice, squirrels, other small furry animals like that.

I'm looking for some cards with the State name in big letters. Except CA Looking for more map cards too.

Cards from outside the USA are always welcome!

Favorite Reading & Writing

Contemporary romance.multicultural romance. SF. Fantasy. Thrillers and suspense.

Managing and succeeding in home business. How to books on writing.

I'm a writer of fiction romantic and speculative. I have several blogs and a website

Favorite TV

Empire Sleepy Hollow Person of Interest Walking Dead Scandal Orphan Black, Survivor American Idol So You Think You Can Dance 'Real' courtroom shows, esp. People's Court and Judge Mathis Star Trek: Voyager, Bones,

some other reality shows Game shows

I Love Swap-bot!

I've been a swap bot member since Dec 2008 and it has been a great experience for the most part.

I strive to fulfill the expectations of each swap I enter. If you don't feel that I have complied, please send me a PM and I'll try to work it out with you. I NEVER 'expect' a heart. It's pleasant to get one but I do this for the fun of swapping.

By the same token, I give out Hearts when I feel especially heartened (pun intended! grin) by the gift. Giving you a five means that I appreciated your gift and I was happy to receive it. PLEASE don't question my reasons for not giving you a heart! My reasons are my own and do not reflect on you or your offering. According to the rules of Swap-bot, no one can EXPECT a heart.

I love swap-bot and hope this won't keep me out of any swaps.


IDENTIFY PLEASE \\Got a postcard picturing Nashville. No swap name, and the signature is covered with the postmard stamp. Let me know if it's yours.\\

/// I got a nice envelope of goodies from someone containing ephemera, stickers and a zine. However, there was no swap ID or name. Please let me know. I'll got through my swaps to see if I recognize it but if I'm late in rating, that's why. ///

Got a PC from 'Aadan' picturing a map of Washington State. No swap ID or name. Let me know if it's yours.



Swap partner: Cara Hudgins @Caraty for Writer Birthday Party 2015 (USA)

*Map Card Swap - Sender's Choice from Swap partner: Wendy Kenck (Sallyo)


from @mollymouse for Newbie-friendly postcard swap

@toupti for 200,000th swap


Trader1244 rated for 2 Blind PC's in Envelope on Feb 10, 2016
Comment: This was angeled to me from Paige, who informed me Andrea passed away. Do not want to put up a bad rating for her. To her family and friends you have my condolences Ann
Prismcat rated for Sender's Choice- Map Card on Feb 8, 2016
Comment: Thanks to Sandra for stepping and sending me a Map PC.
simcoe54 rated for Sender's Choice- Map Card on Feb 2, 2016
Omi rated for A Theme and Goal for 2016 (USA) on Jan 29, 2016
Comment: She will be missed. A wonderful woman and a wonderful writer.
marles rated for I ♥ Postcards #14 International on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: Thanks!!
junemoon rated for A Writer's Journal - Round 7 (USA) on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you. I especially like quotes.
Fabriqueen rated for Bookmarks' Swap (January) on Jan 21, 2016
Comment: Great bookmarks! Thank you so much. I also love to read. I don't seem to have as much reading time since I retired. I guess now I need a vacation from retirement. LOL. Hugs, Diane
Mark63 rated for Bookmarks' Swap (January) on Jan 19, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the bookmarks that arrived today. Regards Mark
Wingy rated for Christmas Card Pocket Letter on Jan 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you . It's lovely.
churlann rated for Just Send a Postcard on Jan 17, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the very pretty postcard and note.
pernie123 rated for Writing Mascot for 2016 (USA) on Jan 16, 2016
Comment: "Writing with Quiet Hands", a book and a note of encouragement for writing---I am feeling so sad for the family that you are gone. A loss for swap-bot too. My mascot came the day Felicia sent message. I shall appreciate this book for a very long time.
HelenG6 rated for Outline or contour map card on Jan 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the nice card of Chesapeake Bay.
Eclectonote rated for B&W PCs week 2 on Jan 14, 2016
Comment: Hi, thanks for the black and white Wall-E postcard - great movie.
veronicallama rated for WIYM: Ad/Free Postcard on Jan 10, 2016
Comment: Congrats on your many published books! More of the best in 2016! -Rhonda
Response: Thank you. Happy swapping.
margaeli rated for Happy January on Jan 9, 2016
Comment: pretty card; thanks so much. Happy New Year
Response: Glad you liked it.
sybil31562 rated for Trading Places on Jan 7, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cards. I actually don't have the Dominican map.
Response: Great. Happy swapping.
Comment: Loved the paper been a long time since I have been to Newport news.
Response: Happy New Year.
Comment: Thanks for the paper and goodies. I'll put them to good use.
Response: Enjoy. Happy swapping.
KateKintail rated for Recap of My 2015 Writing Year on Jan 6, 2016
Comment: Looks like you got quite a bit accomplished or in progress--that's fantastic! But I totally understand about having a tough time writing sometimes. I hope the group continues to inspire you in 2016! Thank you for the bookmark as well!
Response: Thank you. Keep up your writing too. I'll 'see 'you soon in the group.
Teshiepoo89 rated for EOTPF: End of Year Postcard on Jan 6, 2016
Comment: Loved the post card! Happy New Year!
Response: glad you liked it. Happy swapping.

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carol on Dec 30, 2016:

Love and condolences to her family.

Trader1244 on Feb 10, 2016:

To all of Andrea's family and friends I send my condolences

cynaemon on Feb 8, 2016:

To us her name will ever be The key that unlocks memory Of a dear one gone but cherished yet A beloved friend we'll never forget.

I was so sad to hear of Andrea's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Best Wishes, C. Nathalie Ellen Milliken

kacka on Jan 31, 2016:

So sorry to hear about that, i still be thinking of you and swapping with you:(

lou on Jan 30, 2016:

Andrea was a valued member of "What's in your mailbox?" (WIYM) group, and our sympathy goes out to her family and many friends who are now celebrating her life - Lou from WIYM group

atlantian on Jan 30, 2016:

Sending love and light to family and friends. Peace be with you.

grannysimpson on Jan 30, 2016:

So sorry to hear the passing of a loved one I am sure she will leave a empty whole in your heart, but celebrate her life not mourn her death

marles on Jan 30, 2016:

Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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