Friday, January 04, 2013

Friday Fun Facts: A Winter Wonderland

"Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up." ~Tom Stoppard 

Welcome to a brand new edition of Friday Fun Facts! I'm tweaking my Friday posts just a little this year, to let YOU, my readers and friends and followers, know a little more about the Allie behind the books :)

So here's my plan: each Friday I'll post a picture. Could be a current one, could be an old one, but whatever it is will share something about what's on my mind that week. Here's my first one!

This is where I spent New Year's Eve ~ Saratoga Springs, NY. This is a lovely little resort town north of Albany that boasts, among other things, a horse racing track, a private college, hot springs, and a great little downtown which throws a First Night celebration featuring over 40 bands and performers. Hubby and I spent 2 nights there and, despite the COLD, had a really nice time ringing in 2013. The park in this picture was one of the many places decorated with white lights (so pretty!), but the real sight to see was the many 20-25 year old women walking around in their cocktail dresses and stiletto heels (most of the sidewalks were slightly better shoveled than in this picture, but not wholly). I know I'm old when I'm thinking to myself, Where are their jackets? Aren't they freezing? instead of remembering the days I used to do exactly the same thing.

Funny, right? The stages we go through from adolescence into adulthood, from single life to dating to engaged to married to married long enough that it doesn't matter if you're wearing a cocktail dress and heels or jeans, long underwear and boots - you're going home to snuggle with the significant other you've celebrated yet another holiday with :)

Happy New Year, everyone!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Writers' Wednesday: Happy 2013!

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” ~Virginia Woolf

Hello, everyone, and welcome to 2013!! I hope you had a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve celebration, and I hope that the new year has exciting things in store for you :)

Now, if you follow my blog on a regular basis you know that Wednesdays here are usually devoted to tips for writers, and while that will still be true in 2013, today I'd also like to put out a general call for any writer who would either (a) like to be interviewed on my blog this year or (b) like to share any writing tips of their own on my blog as well. If you'd like to be featured in any form on a Writers' Wednesday on Allie's Musings, either leave me a message in the comments section today OR drop me an email at

This is a great chance to promote a new or current release, or just meet some new readers and writers in cyber-world :)

I'll be back here on Friday with a new (and I hope fun!) twist on my usual Friday Fun Facts. See you then!!