Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Fourth Victim – Sara’s Story

I’m pleased to welcome an exciting author to my blog. Murder, mystery and romance fills award-winning, Canadian author and blogger, Beverley Bateman's life. She loves to plot, kill and hopefully baffle the reader. Her nursing and public health nursing background helps with some details and administering a community care facility program had her investigating and directing investigations into irregularities and sometimes a death. She even has court experience.

She began writing in her preteens and loved to write locked room mysteries. Reading Nancy Drew helped her figure out plots. Facing breast cancer, she decided she needed to do what she’d always wanted and began to write. She completed her first romantic suspense novel and hasn’t stopped writing since. She recently moved and now lives among ranches and wheat fields in southern Alberta, with her husband and Shiba Inu dog.

Here’s a short blurb about her latest novel, The Fourth Victim – Sara’s Story. Enjoy! 

Sara’s emotionally abusive husband dies unexpectedly. She’s struggling to reclaim the intelligent, independent person she was before she married. She vows never to let a man take over her life again. Now she’s part of a special team, training to help other women and on the track of a serial killer.

Mac is responsible for training women in special ops techniques, so they are prepared when they are challenged to save other women. When he meets Sara, sparks fly between them. He wants her to quit the training and let him take care of her.
Can Mac step back and trust her in a dangerous situation? Can Sara and Mac resolve their issues, or will they go in opposite directions?

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You can find Beverley at the following social links.
Twitter: http://twitter/kelownawriter

Monday, March 25, 2019

Epilepsy Awareness Day

The following guest post was written by award winning mystery author, Beverley Bateman. To learn more about Beverly and her newest novel please stop by again from March 27 through March 30. Thank you.

There are National days of note almost every day of the year. March 26th is National Spinach Day and National Nougat Day. It’s also EPILEPSY AWARENESS DAY -PURPLE DAY. Since epilepsy is a topic close to me and my family I thought I’d share a little knowledge and bring more attention to it.

Epilepsy Awareness Day is observed annually on March 26th.  The day has become known as “Purple Day” as people are encouraged to wear the color to increase awareness of Epilepsy.

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 50 million people around the world live with epilepsy.  While it is not contagious, and in many cases, there is no known cause for the condition, sometimes the reason is due to disease or injury such as stroke or infection. Stroke is the most common in adult onset.

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. Epilepsy means the same thing as "seizure disorders." Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures

It is a treatable condition, but the seizures can be confusing especially for children, and even adults. Today, most cases can be treated with medication to control seizures, but rarely some may need surgery. In some parts of the world, it is still misunderstood, and treatment may be difficult to get.

Purple Day was started in 2008 by Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada to encourage awareness of epilepsy and to cast away some of the myths that cloud the general public’s view of the condition.  While other awareness days had been observed in the past, Purple Day and its founder have begun to get a bit of a following and awareness is spreading around the globe.Top of Form

You can observe Purple Day by learning more about epilepsy.  Wear purple and use #EpilepsyAwarenessDay or #PurpleDay to post on social media

Friday, March 22, 2019

Where to Find Me

There are so many social media options available and blogs to follow, that if you’re reading this post on my blog, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you spending a little time with me. If other social media formats are more your thing, you can also find me at the following sites. Thanks again for stopping by

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Make the World a Better Place

“Empathy is about standing in someone else's shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.” 
Daniel H. Pink

Friday, March 15, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Blarney Castle

St. Patrick‘s Day is a holiday honoring the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate Irish history traditions, customs, and ancestry. No matter what your heritage may be, here’s an Irish Blessing for you.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you. 
May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Magic of #March

Here are a few facts about March.

The Girl Scouts were founded on March 12, 1912.
Coca Cola was invented March 29, 1886.
March is National Nutrition and National Women’s History Month.
The Astrological Signs for March are Pisces (February 19 – March 20) and Aires (March 21 – April 19).

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time is the practice of advancing our clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer. Regions that use daylight saving time typically adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time. Only a minority of the world's population uses Daylight Saving Time, Asia and Africa generally do not observe it. In the United States, Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands) and Hawaii do not observe Daylight Saving Time, so unless you live in these two states, don’t forget to spring ahead an hour at 2:00 a.m. on March 10.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Adventure Scrapbook – Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth and the nearby villages are an area steeped in history. The D-Day invasion of Normandy beaches were planned and executed from Southwick just outside of Portsmouth. Along with fascinating history, the area provides a blend of old and new that really works. Beautiful old buildings, thatched-roof cottages, a vibrant waterfront, and the modern Spinnaker observation tower co-exist in perfect harmony.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

March Dates of Note

Here are a few days to keep in mind in March.

Mardi Gras – March 5
Ash Wednesday – March 6
International Women’s Day – March 8
Daylight Savings begins at 2:00 a.m. on March 10
Ides of March – March 15
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17
International Earth Day and Spring Equinox – March 20