Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Whew! What News! What Gossip! What Facts! Oh the business of self-publishing looks better and better….Read on!

Oh the business of self-publishing looks better and better….Read on!

First Delilah said. Then Steven Said and then….. Well check out the article!

The conversation went something like this........Delilah said

"DELILAH: The attitude, which I admire you for publicly expressing, needs to trickle down to the rest of your staff and business practices. Because when I contacted Kensington a few weeks ago, they told me a.) I couldn’t see the Scribd contract b.) I couldn’t be given any other contract details other than that I would be paid my regular royalties. I would hope I’m getting my FULL royalties given I gave you the rights to do so..........

Then Steven said something like this...... STEVEN: *You are telling everyone that you need lawyers and auditors to get answers. That is simply not true. If you or any author has a question about a royalty statement we are happy to provide answers without you having to hire an experts that will cost you money.*

Saturday, January 25, 2014

2014 Mistress of Desire!

Coming Soon in 2014!

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

1 Quart buttermilk

3 tablespoons salt

4 pounds of bone in chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs, wings etc)

5 cups all-purpose flour

1 &1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon garlic powder

5 cups of vegetable oil

In a LARGE BOWL - Whisk together 3 ¼ cups of the buttermilk and the salt together.


Then Add Chicken & coat chicken thoroughly in Buttermilk mixture AND NEXT cover the bowl AND REFRIGRATE FOR AT LEAST 1(ONE) HOUR

After one hour has passed. In another large bowl whisk together the rest of the flour, thyme, pepper and garlic powder

Next Use your favorite Dutch oven, or Cast Iron Skillet, Frying Skillet etc. It is said that the Dutch Over pot works best but you know what your favorite frying skillet looks and cooks like. Pour in ENOUGH OIL for frying (Yep) I’m trusting that you know what ENOUGH IS). Heat skillet to frying temperature. (At the same time you start your skillet or Dutch oven. ALSO PREHEAT you baking oven to 315 degrees) Next remove the chicken buttermilk and then coat it in the flour mixture and slowing place in a couple of chicken pieces heated frying skillet or Dutch oven

Fry over medium heat and turn chicken pieces every four minutes or as they brown, add more pieces to fryer as space allows. Turn chicken every four minutes as they brown to make sure evenly brown all way around. After browning chicken on all sides approximately for 10 minutes DRAIN chicken pieces as they finish on a paper towel and then Place in your OVEN for 10 MINUTES before serving

Your Beautiful Hidden Room .....Why you sit and Write & Create!

I remember, I remember,

The house where I was born,

The little window where the sun

Came peeping in the morn;

- Thomas Hood


Within you there lies a wealth of buried treasures.

Stories, poems, recipes, quotes....You know what happy treasures that you possess.

All of this material has been locked deep inside your unconscious, your mind just waiting for you to take the time and write it down.

So what do you do about it? Take some time each and every day to write it down. If you’ve got only a few minutes……..Great! Just do it!

You are far more than you think you are!