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It’s December already!

Published December 6, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Wow! Where does the time go? I haven’t even started my shopping or baking yet, and there are only 19 days left until Christmas. Do you have family traditions that you follow during the holidays?

home tree

My Mom and I get together every year before Christmas and bake up a plethora of Christmas goodies. From sweet bread (Christmas Morning Loaf), to pies, shortbread to sugar cookies, banana bread to cinnamon loaves, we have fun creating all the special treats our family loves. Oh, I must not forget the homemade donuts and roll out molasses cookies. Then there are things chocolate…chocolate macaroons, chocolate chip cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and fudge. We used to make a variety of chocolates, (better than any you’d find in a store) but haven’t done so for a few years now. We’re both diabetics and it is way too tempting. Of course, so are the baked goodies, but they don’t heighten the sugar count nearly as much as chocolate does.

Feel free to check out my recipe page. A lot of our favorites are listed there. Enjoy and happy baking. 🙂


Evernight Publishing – Update on Contracted Books

Published August 8, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

I feel as though my writing career is finally taking off. My publisher, Evernight, has assigned me an editor… the fantabulous Emma Shortt.

I feel as if I’ve gotten to know her already through the Evernight Author’s page. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, supernatural and fantasy romance and has several books in circulation. Read more about Emma here:

Others authors have said she’s great to work with, which gives me a positive outlook on things to come. Here’s hoping the edits aren’t too dastardly. lol Whatever she comes up with, I’m certain it’ll make for a stronger, more defined story.

Now back to the writing cave. Work on Trouble at Thunder Creek, the sequel to Zakia and the Cowboy, is beginning to progress nicely. Trying to make a little more headway before the edits come rolling in.

Happy writing and reading to all!

Lorraine Nelson


I’ve added a couple new recipes that my kids and grandkids gobble up in no time. 🙂

Busy Days!

Published February 10, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Lots of writing, revisions and submitting going on. I also returned to work full-time after being on medical leave for the past 15 months. To say it’s a challenge organizing time these days is quite the understatement. So much to do and so little time to accomplish it.

Wanted to list a few contests and pitches that are ongoing right now. In no particular order, here they are:

Carina Press is sponsoring a contest here:

Women On Writing also hosts a writing contest. You can find the details here:

Keep an eagle eye on this forum for a heads up on more pitches to come:

Best of luck to all entrants.

Happy New Year!

Published January 2, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Wow! It’s hard to believe another year is over. I learned a lot about writing saleable novels in 2010  and am better able to perfect my craft. Although still not published, I’m getting great feedback from a couple of the editors I’ve subbed to and that feedback is priceless. Thanks to the internet, I’ve made many new online friends  from all over the world. For that, I am extremely thankful.

This past year I have also been blessed with 2 new grandchildren, Alexis, born in January and Mathis, born in September. Sammy is in Grade 1 and growing up much too fast. I can’t believe Jayden will soon be 3.  To top it all off, my lovely, caring mother turned 80. Time does fly! Way too fast, it seems.

For 2011, I aim to be published…multi-pubbed if I have my way. I’m going to keep learning everything I can about the craft of writing, complete the projects I’ve started, revise the ones that need it, write more novels, keep subbing, read and spend time with family.  I quit smoking, too! Bought my last pack on December 4th and although I’ve enjoyed the odd one here and there when a smoker was around, I’m hoping my willpower holds up and I remain smoke free in 2011.

2010 ended on a bright note for me. Got the news Friday that my doctor is allowing me to go back to work, so that’s a bonus.

I started a fitness plan yesterday aiming to achieve better overall health. Did up a meal plan sheet based on my body’s demands as a diabetic and a fitness sheet where I can record time spent  exercising, type of exercises performed, inches lost and weight loss.  If anyone is interested in joining me and making it a joint venture, please let me know. For a copy of the sheets, email me at:

I’ve started a recipe section here so if you have a favorite you’d like to share, let me know.

I’m also starting an editing service for grammar, punctuation, repetition, that sort of thing.  Details will be posted here soon.

I wish a Happy New Year to all my friends and family and the best of life in 2011! May the year be everything you need it to be.

Cheers! Lorraine


Published December 16, 2010 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

I’m running a little behind here.  Still trying to catch up on all the things I ignored during Nano.  One of those things was to polish my entry and get the synopsis written for the So You Think You Can Write Challenge on eHqn.

My Nano novel, Blessed Homecoming, is getting polished and ready to send to Love Inspired Suspense either later this month or in the New Year.  Phew!  It’s difficult to get my thoughts around another year done and gone.  Maybe 2011 will be good to me.

Mom was up last week, as we do every year, and busied ourselves with a frenzy of Christmas baking.  Christmas Morning Loaf, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, shortbread cookies, donuts and banana bread.  For anyone who’s interested, I’ll be posting the recipes under my new header as I have time. 

I got to see my six-year-old grandson in his Christmas Concert yesterday.  He’s lost both front teeth in the past month and looked cute, but no, he wasn’t singing that song. lol

Hope everyone is ready for the holiday.  I’m not, but what else is new? lol  Have a good one!