How to sign up for FREE Workshop

Free Workshop: Directions from Kayelle

Networking Your Blog – The Author’s Secret Sales Tool – How to generate traffic for your blog, use your blog to attract readers, and alert readers of new content — automatically

When? Wednesday December 28th

What Time? from 7-9pm Eastern.

Where? All classes are held on a forum to registered guests. Sign up on the CoffeeTime Romance forums— our official sponsor.

Sign up by joining the CoffeeTime Romance forum

If already a member, go to

Look for “Click here to join our classes” click, then select The Author’s Secret as your group, and click Join. Your approval will come via email. Join early enough to attend class at 7pm EST.

Time Zones (start times)
8:00p Atlantic
7:00p Eastern
6:00p Central
5:00p Mountain
4:00p Pacific


FREE Authors’ Workshop tonight!

Tonight on Coffee Time Romance and More, there will be a free workshop on The Author’s Secret forum. The subject is Networking Your Blog.

“The Author’s Secret Sales Tool – How to generate traffic for your blog, use your blog to attract readers, and alert readers of new content – automatically. Do you have Facebook and a blog? Learn how to make them work as a team for you!”

The workshop will be presented by author Kayelle Allen. It begins at 7 p.m. EST – if I remember correctly. You must register ahead of time to view the class.

My Apologies!

UntitledI really goofed. I got the date wrong on when Six Cats In My Kitchen was to be free. I thought it was yesterday, but it’s today. So sorry for giving y’all the wrong information! I truly didn’t mean to. Anyway, if you’re interested in purchasing this little book for yourself or as a gift, today’s the day. It went up for free at midnight Pacific Standard Time and I “sold” a bunch of copies over night. It remains free until 11:59 PST tonight. I encourage you to go grab a copy while it’s hot!

Free book, 24 hours only!

Christmas catHi everyone, I’ve entered my Kindle memoir, Six Cats In My Kitchen, in the new Amazon KDP Select program. To celebrate this milestone I’m offering “Cats” FREE for 24 hours starting at midnight tonight, Pacific Standard time. I hope you’ll snap it up. Here are a couple excerpts from Todd Fonseca’s review:

“Anchored by six cats that entered her life during pivotal moments, Author Lyn Horner’s Memoir is a touching, funny, and enlightening novel that even a dog lover like me enjoyed!”

“Through her prose, Horner’s love of life, cats, and wonderfully engaging humor comes through in this high energy memoir. Reading Horner’s story is like chatting with a best friend over coffee on a Sunday afternoon – few things in life are better.”

Irish Luck & Blessings


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His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

‘I want to repay you,’ said the nobleman. ‘You saved my son’s life.’

‘No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,’ the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.

‘Is that your son?’ the nobleman asked.

‘Yes,’ the farmer replied proudly.

‘I’ll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.’ And that he did.

Farmer Fleming’s son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. He went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman’s son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill .. His son’s name?
Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around..

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Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching.
Sing like nobody’s listening..
Live like it’s Heaven on Earth.

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May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you
And may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

Christmas: Deck the Halls!

Christmas stockingHoliday greetings, friends. My honey and I have been busy decorating our home for Christmas. I laid out our Christmas village, including three new houses we bought that match the size of our custom-made pieces created by my sister-in-law. She’s a talented ceramics artist and has given us many lovely gifts over the years.Christmas village 1 smJPG

The new pieces are lighter in color (see back row on the “hill”) than the original ones, but since they are homes instead of shops, I think they work. The pond in the foreground, the trees and people have been collected over the past fifteen to twenty years.Christmas village 2 editedChristmas tree 1 edited


With the village set up, it was now time to decorate the Christmas tree. We gave away  our seven-footer a  few years ago in favor of a small table-top tree. It’s easier to assemble and takes less space. Plus  we don’t have children in the house any longer, except for an occasional visit from our grandkids, so scaling down made sense.


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The only trouble is I can’t resist beautiful ornaments and had collected quite a lot of them. Some have gone to charities, but hubby thinks we still have way too many. He may be right. By the time all are hung, the tree is definitely full. See what you think

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If you’d like to share your own Christmas decorating, send me photos as email attachments and I’ll post them here. (Not more than 4 please.)