During the past year,
Muse has lost some of its own. Karen McGrath and Hugh Fox...authors, editors, friends...but we lost another who came to us for a brief heartbeat of time.
I am of course speaking of Aydin Kendell Hopson, the baby son of our brother
Kevin Hopson and his exquisitely beautiful wife, Gunes.
For those who have not seen what I posted on September 1, 2010 in honor of this perfect young soul's brief but indelible impact upon all of us here at Muse, please follow the link to:
IN HONOR OF MY MUSE BROTHER
Aydin (whose name means LIGHT-BRIGHT) lives on in all our hearts and in the branch Lea and Litsa created here at Muse to permanently honor his part in this family we call Muse.
Today is truly Thanksgiving.
Kevin has been absent on the loops and on FB so much I couldn't stop myself from missing him.
I sent him a humorous card today and recived a response that has my
heart soaring, my soul singing, and my body filled with unparalleled joy.
Kevin and Gunes, (whose name means SUN in Turkish), have given me the greatest honor.
Five weeks ago Gunes and Kevin became the proud parents of a son, Skyler Blue Hopson.
Mother, father, and son are well...and they sent me this picture to share...World meet Skyler Blue and his mommy and daddy.
So please take a moment to give thanks for the miracle of Aydin Kendell and now his brother Skyler Blue...and please join me in congratualting our
exceptional brother and his beautiful wife on the birth of Skyler Blue Hopson.
Kevin, Gunes...thank you so very much for allowing me the privilege of announcing your joy to our friends and family.
God Bless You and Keep you all.
With Much Love,
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
You never know where you are going to find
I know, I know, most of us only expect to find gold in a
jewelry store these days...certainly not in the
coins my Grandmother proudly showed me when I was young, but gold is like
love...it can be found in places one hadn't thought to look.
Such is the place of my gold sighting report for today.
THE BOOK BREEZE...that free e-zine Muse Publishing's
Goddess of World Shine
Karen Coté, a Top Ten best selling author and creator of that amazing Avatar website works with not so behind the scenes...Well done Karen.
Follow the link below to the current FREE issue of The Book Breeze, an e-zine setting the reading world on its ear.
The Book Breeze brings us not ONE but
TWO amazing short stories of pure gold this month by one of Muse Publishing's PREMIER authors, "Incident on the Train" and "Earth Girls Aren't Easy."
Again I say WOW.
Barbara Ehrentreu is one of the many brilliant authors from
Muse It Up Publishing, and her first book, a YA called
IF I COULD BE LIKE JENNIFER TAYLOR recently released.
But like most of the Muse It Up Authors, Barbara's inner voice does not sit back and wait upon its
You HAVE to read these two delightful stories and if you love them as much I do, check out her AUTHORS PAGE at Muse Publishing, AND the BOOK SALE PAGE for her delightful YA tale too.
Gold...it shines so brightly.
Well Done Barbara and Karen.