Pen To Paper

I started writing many years ago. During times of stress I wrote more and usually better. When words escaped me I learned not to force them.

In 1994 when my husband and I were on the way to Nashville to do a TV show, I reached into my purse for something and found a piece of paper with a few sentences scribbled on it. I grabbed an ink pen and was motivated to add words on the wrinkled piece of paper. That piece of paper became my first song.

While any dreams of singing fell by the wayside as I pursued other interests, I often think back to that day when I was first inspired to write.

While I never had enough interest to record any of them, I wrote 56 song lyrics after that. They are in a collection at the Library of Congress. While I enjoyed writing the lyrics composing the music was something I simply didn’t have time for.

I am currently writing e-books which is more suitable to me. Currently for sale on the Barnes & Noble website is my first novella. Hope you will check it out here. Novellas are short and easy to read. Maybe one day I will complete that BEST SELLER but for now I am happy just to finish something.

I would appreciate your support by purchasing my ebook.

The Written Word

I am very much an advocate for free speech. After all, social media platforms would have never formed or been so successful if there had been censorship before now. The same Big Tech guys like Mark Zukenburg and Bill Gates that made billions on these platforms have failed to recognize this point and yet they still keep doing it.

The First Amendment as we know it was adopted on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. This later became a part of the Constitution! Why would any company suddenly think they had the right to strip our country of one of our most important rights. They don’t!

It apparently is okay for the Media to exercise their right to free speech regardless of how vicious it is, but the person of the street that voices his/her opinion is suddenly inappropriate! That person and/or our President’s words are wiped off of social media platforms for no reason. It is just a vicious attack that hits right to the core of most people.

Call me mad, crazy or whatever you want but I will continue to support free speech. What these platforms don’t realize is once you put anything on the internet and in particularly on a social media platform it becomes written evidence! I have actually sat in on a court case where conversation between people on a social media site was used as evidence. My point being, not only are you held accountable for what you say so is the site that hosts the platform. While if you threaten someone directly or insight a crime directly on social media they still do not have the right to remove that information because it is evidence! These Big Tech guys are getting themselves in deep water daily because of their vengeful tactics and for what reason….just because they don’t like Donald Trump? They are in so deep they don’t even see their own stock dropping daily! That would certainly make me stop any further action because I hate losing money…not these guys!

Anyway, this is not about politics this is about remaining faithful and standing up for our basic rights. It not only affects social media but our future publishing rights and our right to speak publicly.

I have done like a lot of people and made some changes to steer away from the Big Tech guys so that maybe their pocketbook WILL get a little smaller, their client base a lot smaller to more attractive sites that do not restrict free speech.

In fact I have set out on a new venture. Free speech in all forms is important. I have just self-published a novella and it is on the Barnes & Noble website and you can get to it here:

Just click on the book “Once Upon A Mountain Christmas” to purchase. Thank you for your review and thank you as always for following me.

Support a writer and support free speech!

God Bless You All

Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!