It's time for another edition of. . .
CELEBRATE THE SMALL THINGS!
This is a weekly blog hop sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about those moments. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.
This week, I'm celebrating. . .
1) My youngest son's birthday! He's turning eleven today and has wished for a family board game night with tons of snacks. So guess what we're doing this evening?
2) My daughter found another car! She ran her last one out of oil around January (not good!) and has finally pooled up enough money for a new one. God was watching out for her because she found a 2009 Chevy Aveo down the street for only $750...and it doesn't have any problems really. The people simply were sick of it and wanted it gone. So she (and Momma Taxi) are doing a huge happy dance.
3) Flowers! The people who owned this house last did a wonderful job of planting things which bloom in succession, so there's always a gorgeous blooming session somewhere around the yard. I love flowers but my green thumb and I aren't always in tune with each other. So it's great that someone else already got these established.
Best of all. . .
I'm helping Medeia Shariff celebrate the release of her brand new book today!
Happy Book B-day!!!
A LOVE THAT DISTURBS by Medeia Sharif
Evernight Teen, June 17, 2016
Purchase from Amazon (merchant sites will be updated on the author's site)
Maysa Mazari is alarmed by her mother’s talk about arranged marriage. As a hijab-wearing Pakistani-American, she wants to find love on her own. Her judgmental Muslim clique has protected her from racist taunts, although the leader is turning on her as Maysa strays from the group because of her attraction to Haydee.
Haydee Gomez is a former gang member and juvenile detention student. Now living with a clean-cut aunt, she wants to turn her life around, even though one person will never let her forget her roots—Rafe, her abusive pimp. Haydee attempts to pull away from a life of prostitution when she develops feelings for Maysa, although Rafe isn’t willing to give her up too easily.
Finding themselves in danger from Maysa’s friends and Haydee’s pimp, it’s apparent their love disturbs everyone around them as they fight to stay together.
Find Medeia – YA and MG Author
And what about you? What put a smile on your face? Find the best chocolate ice cream ever? Get to go out for a night on the town? See someone you haven't met in awhile?
What are you celebrating this week?