Win Amazon #1 Best Seller Are You Kidding Me?

Love humor? Here's a chance to win a FREE copy of my book, Amazon #1 Best Seller in Parenting & Family Humor, Are You Kidding Me? My Life With an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives. What are you waiting for? Click below to get started. Click Here For a Chance to Win Here's what Huffington Post Reviewer, Roz Warren, says: Roz Warren (www.rosalindwarren.com) writes for the New York Times, the Humor Times, the Huffington Post, Womens Voices For Change, and for countless other venues. Stacey Gustafson: An Erma for the Cell Phone Era When ARE YOU KIDDING ME?, a new collection of Stacey Gustafson's humor columns, turned up in the mail, I figured I'd … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Find Walter Palmer, Dentist Who Shot Cecil the Lion

Walter Palmer, the American dentist who shot Cecil, is in hiding as outrage grows surrounding the death of this known local favorite African lion. As children and adults mourn the tragic loss of Cecil, the search continues for Walter. A White House petition has reached over 175,000 signatures requesting Walter Palmer to be extradited to Zimbabwe but where is he? 6 Ways to Find Walter Palmer Use AARP The best way to find someone is to enlist AARP’s help. Since my 50th birthday, I have been contacted 289 times to “Join Now.” According to their website, they have over 37,000,000 members. They know where everybody lives and it’s impossible to try and hide from … [Read more...]

Reasons Not to Watch the Bachelorette With Your Man

Last night, Kaitlyn Bristowe picked Shawn Booth as the winner of the ABC reality TV dating show, The Bachelorette. Monday night’s known around my household as Bachelorette/Bachelor Night, AKA Go Ask Your Father Night. I’ve watched the trashy, mindless, ridiculous show with my daughter since the beginning, almost 11 seasons. Then she had the nerve to move away to college. Since then, I’ve been “stuck” viewing the Bachelorette with my husband. This is probably his last season. I’ll tell you why. Reasons Not to Watch the Bachelorette With Your Man He’s too talkative My husband ignores the proper Bachelorette/Bachelor Viewing Protocol. You must be absolutely quiet the first 5 minutes of … [Read more...]

11 Funniest Cruise Complaints (Blood Stains on the Bed, Oh My!)

Summer’s here so get ready to book a cruise of a lifetime. But before you pack your suitcase, you may want to read this first. Actual complaints from real customers were posted on ConsumerAffairs.com and carnival-cruise-lines.pissedconsumer.com. The funniest cruise complaints were from cruises taken over the last year using Carnival Cruise Lines. I realize that there are complaints-a-plenty on other cruise lines too, like Norwegian, Disney, Celebrity, Seabourn, just to name a few. However, Carnival Cruise Lines had some of the worst reviews, and hence the funniest! Carnival Cruise Lines ain’t no love boat. What’s Consumer Affairs? ConsumerAffairs is a consumer news and advocacy … [Read more...]

Wait? What?! Semi-finalist in 2015 Kindle Book Awards

Best way to enter a writing contest? Submit your book and then forget about it! Months ago I entered Are You Kidding Me? My Life with an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards contest. Rules First, according to the judges,"We will initially read the “Look Inside” sample (90% of your score) and Amazon book description (10% of score). We’re looking for books with a compelling book description, but more importantly, books that “grab us from the beginning” and make us want to read more. The screening process is an indication of your potential buyers experience with your book, as subjective as that is. Book covers will only be judged to … [Read more...]

Tips to Make Screenplay into Movie – Authors Anonymous

I met David Congalton, Hollywood screenwriter and talk radio personality, at the monthly Tri-Valley Writers meeting. He shared his experience on "Tips to Make a Screenplay into Movie." His first feature screenplay, Authors Anonymous, staring Kaley Cuoco, is a hilarious and honest look at writers' critique groups. Authors Anonymous According to his handout, Authors Anonymous is about a weekly read-and-critique group of unpublished writers chasing literary dreams and supporting one another. Things become complicate when one member suddenly snags an agent, a book deal, and a movie deal, and a very famous admirer in quick succession. Grab a popcorn and snuggle up for a lighthearted evening … [Read more...]

11 Life Lessons Learned From Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to share bits of advice my father’s offered to me for fifty years, occasionally on deaf ears. I call it Life Lessons Learned from Dad. He’s always been my biggest supporter and his love never waivers. His lessons helped me become the woman I am today. I’ve found myself passing these lessons on to my husband, friends and especially my children. Today I share it with you. 11 Life Lessons Learned From Dad Work for free Dad claimed that the best job he ever had was the one he worked for free. He sold tools most of his life. One day, he approached a customer about selling his tools at his store. The man appeared frazzled as he was moving … [Read more...]

8 Ways Being a Woman Sucks (Listen Up Caitlyn Jenner)

Big news across the blogosphere this week, Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner. Does she have any idea that being a woman sucks? It’s a man’s world! Here’s my list of things Caitlyn Jenner has to look forward to now that she’s a woman.   8 Ways Being a Woman Sucks Belly Fat Losing weight after 50 is as impossible as wearing 6” stilettos without falling down. Did you know that women only need 1,300 calories daily after menopause to maintain their average weight? Hell, Cheesecake Factory’s fettuccini with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes has 1,390 calories. And that’s the lunch portion. There, you’re done eating for the day. Swallow that with a glass of water! And you’ll never lose … [Read more...]