Water Poem




Clear, life sustaining liquid.

No water, no life.

Soothing flowing water.

Puts one at peace.

Also makes one need to pee.

Water covers most of the Planet.

There is a reason for that.

Water is necessary to live.

No water, no life.

Yes water, yes live.



Three Goals for my Blog


My first goal is to gain customers for my novels. Here I can give more information about myself and my books.

Second goal: Feedback is always nice to have. I would like to start to see more activity on my blogs than just views and a few likes. Improvement happens when feedback is given and the blogger knows what works and doesn’t work.

Third goal: To learn. I love learning. About writing techniques, other authors and writers, and people with common interests. I would also love to learn about more other topics that I know little about.

In my wildest dreams, I would love for my blog to have lots of followers, lots of interactions and spread the word about my published works.


Why I Blog


Hello all,

While I am not exactly new to blogging, I am still considered a beginner. So I signed up to take a few courses on blogging to learn more about it. One can always learn something new. So I will be doing assignments and posting them as instructed.

So this first blog assignment is to explain why I’m blogging and a little bit about myself.

The reason I blog is to 1) promote my published novel(s).  2) get to know other people and learn new things. 3) improve my writing. One’s writing can always be improved.

About me:

I am a special needs teacher. Writing has been something I have done for as long as I can remember. I love to write. Coming up with stories and plots and developing characters is something I love to do.

In my spare time, I spend with my animals. I have a 14 year old quarter horse, a 14 year old Australian Cattle dog (red) and a 13 year old grey tuxedo cat. Amazing that they are all around the same age. My dog is starting to show signs of old age and having bowel issues at the moment.

Q&A time


Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend. I thought today would be a good day for a #Q&A session. Please leave me questions here or on my fb page or twitter page, and I will answer them. Feel free to leave a bit about yourself too and what you would like to see on my blog and FB page. #Suggestions are always welcome.



Pictures and Words


Pictures or memes can sum up a situation nicely. In JAM, Mary has a hard life until she turns it around. I saw this meme and thought it described her perfectly. This is exactly what Mary did with her life. Until the past threatened to undo all her hard work.





JAM Full Cover

Hello all,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful hump day! Slowly but surely, word is spreading about JAM. Writing a novel is only half the battle.The other half is marketing once the book is published. Social media makes that so much easier today than in years past. Things like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, pinterest, blog pages, etc, go a long way is spreading news about a new book being released to the masses.

After the reader has finished the book, leaving a rating and a review go a long way in encouraging other readers to pick up the book. If someone else has enjoyed the book and let it be known, someone else may be inclined to give the book a chance and the pattern repeats itself.

Thank you to all who have purchased my book! 5 Stars to all of you!

So I would love it if those of you have picked up my book could leave a review on www.amazon.com,  Goodreads.com, barnesandnoble.com, or Kobo.com

If nothing else, leave a star rating.

Thank you,


P.S. I have noticed that I get views from other countries.I love seeing what countries I get visits from! My book is available internationally. You can find it through Amazon in your country.

Thanks again! Much love!

New Book Teaser


JAM teaser EL

It’ #TeaserTuesday! So here is a brand new JAM teaser courtesy of my friend and colleague Eryn LaPlant.

Beautiful words spoken by #Jordan. So what did happen to #Mary? Pick up a copy of JAM today to find out.


Ebook Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/JAM-Jordan-Mary-T-J-Lyons-ebook/dp/B01E4G25VM?ie=UTF8&qid=1462887759&ref_=tmm_kin_swatch_0&sr=1-1

Paperback Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jam-Jordan-Mary-T-J-Lyons/dp/1530693381?ie=UTF8&qid=&ref_=tmm_pap_swatch_0&sr=

Ebook Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jam-tj-lyons/1123675461?ean=2940158208218

Ebook Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/jam-7