Over the River and Through the Woods

I'm hoping for a white Christmas.

I’m hoping for a white Christmas.

Tomorrow, we’ll leave early in the morning for Michigan to spend Christmas with the whole family. The usual suspects are caravaning with us in giant SUVs like we’re total VIPs ;) We need two cars because, yep, big men and lotsa luggage. But it’s always a fun drive up with a huge feast and everyone we love there at the end of it :) We’ll stay up there until the 28th so we’re back down here for New Year’s awesomeness.

So, next week will be a little quiet around here. Alec and I collected some fave songs or images to display each day just to keep the holiday mood going :)

Now who’s not done shopping?

What are you most looking forward to?

Are you cooking/baking anything special?


Silent Auction for LGBT Charities…The Highest Bidder


The highest bidder was Maggie with $150 to Out Youth!!

Out Youth is a nonprofit organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, ages 12 to 19 in Austin and Central Texas. They offer counseling, educational programs, social activities and community outreach.

Thank you so much to Maggie and everyone who bid, especially to those ineligible to bid who donated anyway. You guys are all awesome!

If you’re still interested in donating, here are the organizations we support:

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Wounded Warrior Project
Freedom to Marry
The Trevor Project
No H8 Campaign
Equality Ohio
You Will Rise Project

Silent Auction for LGBT Charities

Cowboy Xmas Tree

Cowboy-themed Christmas Tree, Part 1 of the auction winner’s pressies.

Tis the season for giving! :)

While in my fave crafty/artsy store a few weeks ago, I came across a bunch of tiny tree ornaments with a cowboy theme. I couldn’t resist them! And then I thought… What if I give it away? Or… What if I auction it off for charity? Better :) So that’s what this is, a silent auction.

Beginning today and ending tomorrow at midnight (EST), you can use the form below to email your bid to me privately. The highest bid received by the close of the auction wins the pressies! :D

What does the winning bidder get?

  1. To donate to the LGBT cause of your choice;
  2. The cowboy Christmas tree; and
  3. An original cowboy-themed mini acrylic painting by me! :D (What’s it look like? That’s for the winning bidder to see ;) )

How do you participate?

  • The auction closes at 11:59pm (EST) Wednesday, December 10, and the winning bidder will be announced Thursday, December 11.
  • Winning bidders will be asked to make your donation directly to your LGBT charity of choice, and then email me a copy of the receipt to qualify for the pressies.
  • This silent auction is open to continental US and Canadian residents only. The cost of shipping the tree is too great to accommodate international bidders. (Sorry! :( )
  • Fill out the form below:

Good Luck! :D

Rainbow Awards Bobby Michaels Best Gay Erotic Romance…Runner-Up


The Bobby Michaels Award for Best Gay Erotic Romance:

4th Place (tied) SPLINTERS by Thorny Sterling

Congrats to Cardeno C. too! :)

I’m really pleased to have my book make it through the awards so far and place with so many other fantastic authors <3

Rainbow Awards Cover Contest…WINNER


Rainbow Awards Cover Contest Winner: Illustration

SPLINTERS by Thorny Sterling


I can hardly believe it, but I’m so honored that you guys voted me so high <3 {sniffles} Thank you!