• happy holidays,  my view

    Goodbye 2015… Hello 2016… my year in GIFs

    So it’s New Year’s Eve and I’m in the basement on a crazy deadline, stress of my own making really, as I type this.

    closeup of a yellowish paper with the text happy new year 2016 in an old blue typewriter
    closeup of a yellowish paper with the text happy new year 2016 in an old blue typewriter

    I’m happy to have silence in my house for a moment and realizing that I have not posted diddly on this blog in way too long. Sorry about that. I take full responsibility. For all my planning balls are dropping left and right. Speaking of, I look to my left and dust bunnies laugh in my face. Side-eye to you dust bunnies. I laugh right back. No intimidation here.

    huh face

    But back to reason for this post. Since it’s the year end everyone is doing recaps and best of lists and all that so I thought I’d do a recap of my own… of sorts.

    Here is a recap of my 2015 in GIFS since I’m crazy behind schedule and I have no real words to spare.

    Oh and one resolution… to knit more. I really failed on that one last year (that and dusting, but I’m not resolving that- no fun). So knitting at least a row a week. 1 a week that’s 52. Small but so doable. I like it.

    Onto the year in review…

    January – optimistic and hopeful.

    im ready

    February – breathing through it.

    Un cool Luann

    March – trying to disguise the stress.

    No one can notice right?


    April – Whoo Hoo! A deal!

    Did this really happen?


    happy dance

    May – Twin A graduated Whee!!!

    clap 1

    June – Another Deal! Write, Woman Write!

    dance gif 2

    July – RWA National in the HOUSE!!!

    party 1

    August –

    Uh oh, How am I supposed to keep up with this life?

    keep up kim

    September – Seriously, this is getting nuts.

    bad idea

    October –

    No one will noticed as long as my makeup is fierce. Right?


    November – Maybe I’ll just sleep.

    tired 1

    December – A plan. That’s the ticket I just need a good plan.  There’s always next year.

    Cookie 2

    Cheers! Let’s re-boot and give it another go!

    leo cheers

    Happy New Year!


    Now if you have a moment please hear on over to Bobbi Dumas’ Read A Romance Month – Celebrating the Diversity in Romance. I’m honored to be the kick off author, Spreading a Little Love talking how HEA takes time. Also I’m recommending a couple of my faves Farrah Rochon & Synithia Williams Please click on over and join me. Thanks

    Pages of open book rolled in heart shape on glitter background
    Pages of open book rolled in heart shape on glitter background

    All the best,




    GIFS from somegif.com,  realitytvgifs.tumblr.com, giphy.com

  • family,  happy holidays,  my view

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    A very Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers and like mothers out there.

    What you do and how you care means so much more than is often expressed back to you.

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    I’d like to say thank you to my family for these lovely flowers that were delivered to me for Mother’s Day.

    I’m so grateful for them.

    mother's day 2

    I also want to send all my love and a Happy Mother’s Day to my mom.

    I love you Ma!

    ma and kwana

    We all do. And though the look of the family may have changed the love is still here.




    Me and the gang

  • #WeNeedDiverseRomance,  happy holidays,  my view

    Dreams Always Matter… #WeNeedDiverseRomance

    Happy Martin Luther King Day here in the US!

    I always think of this as a day of reflection and not just a day of sales or a day off from work. I’m sure it helps that my children share a birthday with the great Dr. King which I always thought was a great honor and never missed an opportunity to remind them of that. They know the history and how far we have and sadly how far we still have to go. Recently, with the passing of my Nana, piggy backing on the powerful and important #WeNeedDiverse books hashtag, I started the #WeNeedDiverseRomance hashtag attempting to honor Nana’s love of romance and highlight the lack of diversity in the genre. Yes, we even have a long way to go when it comes to publishing and getting equal representation when it comes to our stories of happily ever after. And this is me with this hashtag hoping in some way to bring awareness and enact a bit of change to help balance the scales. It may be a small dream but it’s a DREAM all the same.



    And if we have learned anything from Dr. King it’s that Dreams Always Matter.

    coretta marching


    All the best,


  • authors,  blogs,  Books,  giveaways,  happy holidays

    It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like… time for a X-MAS Giveaway!

    It’s beginning to look a lot like…

    It’s time to PANIC, is what it’s beginning to look a lot like. How in the world is it this close to Christmas? I’m so far behind right now that I might as well count it as December 26th and start in on next year. Oh well, I’m never one to give up so I’m going in full force now.

    Don’t you stay here and hang out with whiny old me, head on over where things are a lot more holiday cheery. Go on over to the Smutketeers 12 Days Blog Hop.

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    Today is Day 10 and I’m one of the featured authors with a giveaway up. Leave a comment to be entered to win a 20.00 Amazon Gift card & an e copy of Through The Lens. And while you there enter for all the days to be in for the big 300.00 value Grand Prize. hey it’s Christmas, or at least that’s what the calender is telling me. Click here to stop by!  Oh and did you happen to see the fun video?



    All the best,


  • authors,  blogs,  happy holidays,  Uncategorized

    Holly Hopping!

    Happy Holidays! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the holiday season. I’m hopping into it with bells on with a bunch of my favorite writer friends by participating in not 1 but 2 holiday blog hops! And of course I’m reluctantly pulling Jack along for the ride.



    The 1st will be a fabulous Christmakwanzakah Blog Hop from December 8-19 (My day is Dec 12th) where me and other fabulous authors will be sharing original holiday themed short stories. How fun! Look out for tweets and notifications from me and be sure to stop by all the author’s blogs for a new story every day!

    12 Days Revision

    The next is a blog hop with the fabulous Smutketeers! This hop runs from December 9th -21st and I’ll be up on their blog on the 18th where you’ll see my greeting and can enter for a chance to win a 20.00 Amazon gift card! Stop by to see all the authors and enter every day and you’ll be eligible for a chance to win their big grand prize worth 300.00!

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    Whew, that’s a lot of hopping. I’m sure by the end you and me both will be ready for a spot under the tree with Jack.

    Jack under tree


    Have a wonderful week and see you back here during the Holidays!


    All the best,


  • happy holidays

    Welcome December

    Didn’t these holidays just sneak on up on us?

    Oh, well nothing we can do about it now but to do it. Welcome December. Let’s do this thing.


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    (This is me showing off the fact that my tree is already up. Quite sneaky smug huh?)


    All the best,


  • Bounce,  happy holidays,  my view

    Always remember…

    To never forget.



    This was a quote from a Colonel in the army who gave a beautiful and stirring speech at our town’s Memorial Day Service in the park today. He was right. We much always remember to never forget and to give thanks. Wishing you all a beautiful day and week ahead.


    Now taking a moment to give a reminder over here if you don’t follow me on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/KmJacksonAuthor?ref=hl  That I’m having a BOUNCE book chat over on the Fan Group page on Wednesday the 28th at 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/KMJacksonFans/

    I’d love to have you join me and answer any questions you have about BOUNCE.  *Jack not included*

    Bounce & Jack


    All the best,