Swap-bot Time: November 13, 2019 11:22 am


Date Joined: October 12, 2013
Last Online: October 27, 2019
Birthday: April 27
Country: United States
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About Me


I am a writer, editor, amateur foodie, and avid photographer. I have an unhealthy love of the Discovery, SyFy, and both the cooking channels (Food Network, The Cooking Channel).

I spend my days writing, editing, running my writing groups, and marketing my books. I try to remember to do things for myself, but there are days when I forget to eat until my husband walks in the door after work. LOL

I have been writing nonfiction magazine articles for both online and print publications since 1999. I write NF articles to pay the bills. My debut novel was released in Dec 2015, with my second in Nov 2016. I currently have 15 published books. I mainly write mixed genre romance, including paranormal, fantasy, supernatural, erotica, medical mystery, and Chick Lit.

I love photography and collect unique pictures, vintage photos, and black and whites.

I love ALL THINGS related to vintage typewriters. If it has a vintage typewriter on it, I love it and want it. I collect typewriters and I'm always looking for more.

I also LOVE ink Wells and quill pens. The more unique the better, but I love ANY quill I can get my hands on.

I do a lot of generic crafts - especially with my writing group - so I use a lot of beads, charms, cord, and hemp.

Magazines seem to reproduce like bunnies in my home. I will sort through them, cut out what I want and toss a dozen or more. The next thing you know, there are thirty of them on my coffee table. I love magazine ... especially cooking, home, and writing magazines.

I have an odd love of "funky" socks - seasonal, fuzzy, crazy colors, toes, unmatched. The funkier the better.

I'm married, have three grown sons, and five beautiful grand children - three of which are Gingers like me!

My favorite color is green (emerald green to be exact). I love all shades of green except fluorescent lime green. I also like red, earth tones (browns, tans, etc), sapphire blue, and grays. I do NOT like pinks or purples. I think it's because I am not really a "frilly" girl and I raised all boys. I also do NOT like orange.

I LOVE writing and "pen-palling." However, as I am a writer, I write, type, and edit five out of seven days. SO, I am better able to communicate and respond more quickly, and write longer letters if my partners don't mind getting a typed letter -- with a few handwritten notes mixed in. If this is NOT what you want -- if you want ONLY handwritten responses from me when I reply to any letter you send -- please let me know and I will be sure to write you back with a handwritten letter.

Favorite Television

As I mentioned, I love the cooking channel. I watch the majority of the reality cooking shows - Top Chef (all of them), Iron Chef, Cupcake Wars, Masterchef, Chopped, etc. (I won't name them all for you.)

I like a lot of reality shows, too. I tend to get material for my books from some of them. I do NOT watch the "drama" reality series (Real Housewives, etc.). I like Biggest Loser, Survivor, Amazing Race, Hells Kitchen, Top Chef, etc.

Comedies are great, too. My favs include: Mike and Molly, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, etc.

I LOVE crime and medical dramas - all of the Law & Order series, Rizzoli and Isles, Hawaii 5-0, Grey's Anatomy, etc.

I love, love, love Supernatural. I am a die-hard fan. I literally watch Supernatural EVERY SINGLE DAY! I also love Vikings, The Walking Dead, Being Human, Bitten, and did I mention Supernatural? (I'm a Dean girl.)

Ok, I will admit it one time only: I am a major Sci Fi geek. I will watch all the cheesy movies on the Sy Fy Chanel and if Star Trek, Iron Man, X-Men, Thor, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, etc, ever comes on T.V., I watch it, even if I just watched it last week.

Favorite Books

Let me begin by saying that I am not going to be able to answer this section very well. There are WAY too many authors that I adore to name. Plus I'd be afraid I would forget an important one.

A couple of my ultimate favs are: Janet Evanavich, Sylvia Plath, Poe, Judy Blume, Shirley Jump, and of course, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King.... See? There's too many!

I read young adult, mid-adult, paranormal, drama, romance, poetry, horror, mystery, drama, chick lit, erotica, supernatural, and pretty much anything else. The only thing I don't really read much of is Literary or Historical Fiction.

Favorite Crafts

I can't knit. I can't crochet. And I can't draw. I try, but I suck. I try to sculpt, but it's very personal. I try to paint, but again, it's very personal work. I would love to be able to crochet or knit. Any kits or tools that would help me do that would be so welcomed! I would really like to learn.

I do love beading, painting, those fuzzy coloring posters, adult coloring books, and making hemp bracelets. I do a lot of "repurposing" crafts - such as making bracelets out of t-shirts, painting old jars to create 'mom money jars' or 'bingo money' jars, etc. I use all size mason jars for SO MANY THINGS!

I also create lots of handmade items such as magazine and newspaper beads, miniature books, miniature bookshelves (with books), bracelets, collage art ...

I am a BIG advocate of "reduce, reuse, recycle." I will reuse things that are sent to me in a new and unique way for a different swap or event. So, please don't be surprised if you receive a piece of something you've sent or given me (piece of a letterhead, [I keep the actually letter!] picture off a greeting card, etc.) used in a future swap. I hope this doesn't offend anyone.

Favorite Things

My FAVORITE THINGS include: Pens -- Notebooks -- Journals -- (especially InkWell Press & moleskin) Index cards (all sizes and colors) -- The Cleveland Browns -- Supernatural (the TV show) anything -- Chai tea (especially Chai Tea Lattes) -- Sticky notes (any size or color) -- Candles -- Scents: vanilla, apple, citrus, holiday scents -- Funky socks -- Body lotions (esp. for extreme dry skin) -- Harry Potter anything -- Red licorice (LOVE Red Vines) -- Nail polish (any color. I like to experiment) -- Nail art pens -- Chocolate covered cherries -- Dried pineapples -- ONE OF MY ULTIMATE FAVORITE! Burt's bees lip balm -- Any kind of hair treatments -- Any kind of facial scrubs, peels, or exfoliant -- Fav flowers: daisies, tulips, daffodils, orchids -- Witch, magic, or supernatural items -- Lord of the Rings / Hobbit -- Marvel Comics -- Anything by Stan Lee -- Holiday items (non-religious Xmas, Halloween) -- Teas (especially Chai, Earl Gray, and Breakfast teas, but I will try any) -- Hot chocolate -- Vintage pictures and/or Black & white photos -- Photo frames (esp. unique and / or vintage) -- Anything typewriter related --

I send a LOT of cards to people throughout the year so blank cards (ESPECIALLY birthday or thinking of you) are always welcome.

I LOVE purses. I mean really, Really, REALLY LOVE purses! I have a whole area of my Diva Den dedicated just to my purses. I love all kinds of purses, but my favorite are those with lots of pockets. And do messenger bags count as purses? Cause I love those, too. I have always wanted a light tan messenger bag.

Pens. Did I mention my obsession (often leading to kleptomania) with pens? All kinds, types, colors, etc. I. Love. Pens.

Also, unused stamps are a good choice to send.

I use index cards for EVERYTHING from keeping track of my swaps to grocery lists to outlining my books. So, index cards of any size, and color are a very good choice to send.

MUSIC: I love ALL kinds of music (well, except most Rap).

New age, rock, pop, dance, punk, classic rock, jazz, blues, Dubstep, alternative rock, etc. I like new age country but not honky-tonk. I love classical music as well and use movie (Harry Potter, LOTR / Hobbit) and game sound tracks when writing.


I DO NOT LIKE: Coffee (or coffee flavored items) Anything mocha Pink Purple Orange Religious items Baseball Basketball Rap music Mint flavors

Private Swaps I'd Like To Find

I'd love to do some PRIVATE SWAPS if anyone is interested. Here are a few I'm very interested in:

*Purse / Handbag Swap

*DVD Swap

*Book Swap

*Crafting Swap (equipment, supplies, and advice)

*Holiday Decorations

*Garage Sale Finds (We tell each other things were looking for at sales and during the summer we keep our eyes out and then at the end of the season, we mail each other our finds)

Or we can do a personal need swap (I send what you need/want, and you send what I need/want even if they are different things)

I'm open to other suggestions. If after reading my profile you think you might want to do a private swap with me, feel free to send me a message.

My Collections

Things I collect:

KEYS (especially skeleton keys or old keys)

Old books (think yellowing pages, worn covers, first editions)

Beads and Charms

Old photographs (especially black and white)

Anything writer related

Anything typewriter related

Ink wells and Quill pens


Swap Wish List

My craft supplies are running low! Any extras you have or things you don't want/use that you could pass along would be GREATLY appreciated.

*Unused stamps *Stationary (ANOTHER NEED) *Unique (or any) post cards *Stickers (lots of the same sticker is great as I use them for my writing group) *Plastic pocket dividers *Sheet protectors *Baseball card sheets *ANY office supplies (sticky notes, ANY size index card, highlighters, pens of all colors, markers, sharpies, Dry erase markers, etc.) - *Journals *Notepads *Composition books *Tote bags (especially plain colors that I can color or paint on or design myself) *Blank recipe cards *Word search books *Anything for writers (I'm a writer!) or that references writers *Anything with comic book heros (especially Marvel) *Dragons *Cookie cutters (especially odd ones or for holidays OTHER than Christmas) *Twine *Hemp (all colors) *Pens, pens, pens, pens, did I mention Pens


Artistic rated for Weekly Rewards for NaNo 2018 on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Updated Feb. 11, 2019: A make-good gift card for Amazon has been sent and received. I'm changing the rating from a 1 to a 3. Thank you for the follow-through. Updated Jan. 25, 2019: My patience and forbearance has run out regarding this swap and the many reasons it hasn't been sent. The "proof" that it had been mailed had the last -- and most important digits to identify the package -- torn off of the USPS label making tracking impossible. If/when a package ever arrives from Carma or husband Chris, I will re-rate. ***** Dec. 15: I am so very disappointed (and upset) about this swap. The purpose of it was to send a package for NaNoWriMo which runs Nov. 1-30. I have been patient and understanding about the myriad issues you've addressed in PMs. It is now, however, Dec. 15 which is well after the end of NaNo and after multiple assurances from you that the package was indeed in the mail. The swap was marked Sent on Oct. 28. On Nov. 1, you PMd saying that it had been returned to you and would be going out again ASAP. On Nov. 18, you PMd that the package was still in your car. Still patiently waiting for you, I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt (your furnace broken, husband's injury, etc. that you wrote about). When I PMd you again, you replied on Dec. 3 that it had definitely been sent. As of today, Saturday, Dec. 15, I still have not received the package that was supposed to be encouraging and uplifting for a fellow writer during the month of November.
Response: I sent you a message. The package was mailed on Nov 30th. Sent priority mail. It was returned to me - this morning in fact. I assumed because it was late you didn't want it anymore. If you'd like a pic and the tracking number so you can see for yourself, send me your email and I will send it. I may not deserve a five because it was late but I have NEVER EVER EVER not sent a package. And I sure as hell don't deserve a 1. Check your messages!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you for the cute card & goodies. Merry Christmas!
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Jan 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks a bunch! ❄❄❄
Peaches12 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you - Happy Holidays
AlleyKat rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Happy holidays!
Response: You're welcome! Happy holidays!
muchen24 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 23, 2018
Response: Thank you for the ❤️. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks...happy holidays
Response: You're welcome. Happy holidays to you as well.
Comment: A Harry Potter pub crawl sounds super fun. Best of luck with your resolutions and creating/sticking to a budget was one of the best things I'd done for myself all year! Thanks for a great Q&A to read :)
Response: Thank you! It was a great thing to write it all out. Thanks for being my partner!
RNRISLOVE rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card and goodies.
Response: You're welcome! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card and goodies! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: You're welcome! 😁 Have a great holiday!!!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and goodies! ❤️
Response: You're welcome! Glad you received them okay and liked what I sent.
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome!!!
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome! And Merry Christmas to you, too!
kmwhatley rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 20, 2018
Response: Thank you for the ❤️
LunaMoody rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Thank and Merry Christmas
Response: You're welcome!! Merry Christmas!

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VivaLaDiane on Nov 10, 2017:

Doing a read through of everyone in my card swaps profiles and I LOVE Supernatural. I started as a Dean girl and while I still love him, Crowley♥ stole my heart. I'll go away and cry now. Lol. Have a great weekend!

cfroggie on Nov 9, 2017:

Hello, I have not received the 3 Christmas Card #2 swap just yet. Did it get returned?

lou on Oct 13, 2017:

Happy four years on swap-bot!

Artistic on Sep 27, 2017:

NaNo 2017 weekly rewards is posted! Come join us.

Artistic on Oct 30, 2015:

Hope to see you soon in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group. Check your official NaNo Mail for an "It's a Small World" experience. :)

No1Sassygrl on Nov 14, 2014:

Happy Thanksgiving!! Best Wishes Xo T

No1Sassygrl on Oct 29, 2014:

Happy Halloween 2014!! Xo-T

calliedeaner on Jun 22, 2014:

Thank you for the purse in our private swap! I loved it, it was very cute!

paraxparaxnoia on Jun 14, 2014:

Hey! Just wanted to notify that I wrote a comment on my rating for the scavenger hunt, it had disappeared somewhere before o_O

No1Sassygrl on Apr 15, 2014:

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