• Birthday,  book launch,  Books,  celebrations,  giveaways,  Uncategorized

    It’s a KM Jackson birthday celebration GIVEAWAY PARTY!

    It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday! I’m gonna… well you know the rest and honestly, my partying days have pretty much fizzled out. But it is my birthday today and I’m somewhat celebrating as much as a woman of a certain age, with kids of a certain age, who enjoys TV and her own company way more than nights out a da club does.

    This weekend I did have a lovely time though with the family and there was chocolate cake so happiness was spreading all around. No crying for me. birthday kmj 1

    In other news as part of my birthday celebration I’ve put together a couple of great things.


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    Have a super June!



  • Books,  Bounce,  celebrations,  my view

    They Say It’s My Birthday!

    And a big part of my wants to just sweep it under the rug or at least sweep myself under the covers, curl up go back to sleep and pretend this day didn’t even happen. It’s silly I know and totally wrong. I shouldn’t be focused or worried about the fact that I’m no longer the dewy faced young’un I used to be, in fact I should be celebrating the fact that I’m not. That girl was a hot mess and for the most part didn’t know if she was coming or going most of the time.

    Now hold onto your laughter, I can hear it from here. You’re all saying but, Kwana, most days you still don’t know whether you’re coming or going. This is true, but it’s less days than it used to be and that’s a great thing. I may not yet be where I want to be and heck, I may not exactly have a picture of where THAT is, but I do know I’m closer to it than I was a year ago.

    I have plenty to celebrate in my uncertainty. I have a wonderful family, great friends, a super DH, fantastic kids and still one terrible terrier. Hey, I’m not one to brag (snort) but when I take a moment to stop and think of the good, instead of focusing on the not so fantastic it doesn’t take long to realize how truly blessed I am (note to self: do this focusing on the good more often).

    Happy Birthday to me indeed!

    birthday girl


    Another thing that’s pretty great about hanging now in the middle of the age pack is that I don’t feel the need to beat about the bush about the things I mean to say or the things I want. You’re not going to find me being all passive aggressive (subtweets aside) (though I was never much for that, maybe the shortest of times in my early 20’s during the odd newlywed stage). But now it’s now pretty much in my head then out my mouth and to that I’ll take a page from my mom and just say what I want for my birthday this year leave out any pesky guessing. The gift I’d like the most is for friends to pass the word on about my work this year past. As still a mostly under the radar author I’d love it if you’d tell someone who doesn’t know me about one of my books. That would make my day. More than that, tell 2 friends, and so on and so on… and it would make my year!

    Either way just having you stop by as you have been has made the past year more special than I can say. Thank you for being one of my undeserved, but so thankful for blessings this year. Cheers to a fabulous year ahead.

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    All the best… with all my love,



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  • blogs,  celebrations,  my view,  Through The Lens

    Happy Belated (really, Kwana?) 5th Blogiversary to Me!!

    Oh my goodness! Here it is my blog birthday has come and gone and I totally missed it. How like me is that one?

    But you see, like myself, ye old blog has become a woman of a certain age and as with women of a certain age it seems we’d rather forget such milestones and just keep things moving, you know going on with the day to day, no fanfare and all that. But you know these things must be noted and indeed celebrated just as the as the turning of the New Year.

    So please raise a glass with me to ye old blog and more importantly raise that glass to all of you! Cheers and thanks so much for hanging with me all these years and for your wonderful support of by debut novel Through The Lens! I’m currently deep into writing book 2. Working to make that an even bigger, better and sexier story so please look out for updates here and on my Facebook page. Big hugs and lots of smooches all around.


    In the year to come I hope to make ye old blog bigger and better and yes, I hope a bit more interesting. I also hope for myself, not to give resolutions and definitely not to be bigger, but I do hope to be better and maybe more interesting. Yeah, we’ll see how that goes but for a change I’d like to make it my plan to have more fun trying.

    Here’s to living your story in 2013!

    All the best.






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    Optimistic Pessimism… a Blogiversary

    I hope those who celebrated had a very Merry Christmas yesterday. Today at ye old blog we are celebrating our 4th Blogiversary!

    Wow I can’t believe it’s been 4 years over at ye old blog. Honestly, it’s starting to feel like a marriage now or at the very least I should be graduating or getting some sort of certificate. But no, all that’s happening is it’s about to turn 2012 and still I don’t have that flying car that I those formative years of watching The Jetsons had me believing I would be having by the year 2012. I’m feeling a little duped about it all.

    Oh well no use crying over cars that just go on wheels or dreams of years past. Time to move forward. Time for this strangely hopeful pessimist to start thinking about the year ahead. Someone told me this year would be the year of Kwana. I sure like the sound of that though I so find it hard to wrap my head around. See though I’m forever hopeful, I’m one of those ‘always waiting for the other shoe to drop’ type of folks. And I guess if you’re always waiting for that shoe to drop you can’t see the great boot trying to lift you from behind. I know bad analogy so I’ll just stop here and say… Thank you all so much for sticking with me these 4 years. The semi-famous Jackster thanks you too. And we are optimistic about great things for all of us in 2012. Cheers! Fingers crossed for fab boots for all of us!

    So tell me, how are you thinking about the year ahead? Are you optimistic?


    Much love,

  • celebrations,  my view,  photography

    It’s A Blogiversay & Merry Christmas!

    Hello folks today I’m celebrating and not just because Christmas is almost here but because today is my 3rd Blogiversary!

    So Merry Christmas to all of you and Happy Blogiversay to me! Here is a little pose from me and a couple of real Rocketts. Can you guess which one I am? Let’s just pretend I’m in Rocketts shape and not in jeans and my ratty oversized sweater shall we? Ok, thanks.


    To celebrate I’m giving away the cheer and having a giveaway. One lucky commenter will win this 10 pack of books from MY bookshelf from super fab romance authors.

    So please leave a comment saying whatever you like as long as it’s nice you’ll be in and hey, if you like pass the word on Twitter or something, it’s just good Karma I think. The winner will be picked on Sunday night.

    Thanks so much to all of you, my blog friends for following me these past years. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years. I truly feel like I’ve developed some true friendships which seems so odd but I know it’s true and I thank you all for being here and coming back. This is a surprising and lovely resting place.

    Best and with love,


    and the Jackster too!!