Can I Sleep Yet?

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I don’t think I’ve slept for a month. I’m so stinkin’ tired. I’ve been working my ass off getting my coaching business off the ground; which, by the way, I’ve been working with an amazing business coach, Kimberly Maska. I’ve been working with her for almost a month and am ready to actually start getting clients! In a month! Wild, eh? Working full-time plus getting the coaching business going equals NO SLEEP. As of the time of me posting this, it’s almost 3:30 a.m. Yeah…no sleep…god I’m tired.

I now have my coaching website up! Check it out! You might think, “Wait, what? She can do that?” I also have my Facebook page up along with my ad, so who knows? I also just submitted my ad tonight, so you might see it running soon. If you do, let me know!

Since I’ve been just a teensy weensy bit neglectful of you guys, I’m holding a contest for a signed book. But, here’s the catch…there’s always a catch, right? The catch is you have to read the sample from your favorite digital store (I think all of them have a free sample), and tell me what you liked about the sample and why you’d want to read the rest of the book. Email me your answers to tonya.kerrigan@gmail.com. This contest is open in the US only until April 30th.

I’m going to catch up on a few Zzz’s while I can, and then be up and at it tomorrow, trying to get this business set up. So, you may not hear from me for another month. Just sayin’.

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Big, BIG, HUGE NEWS!!

So, I haven’t been very active on the blog lately…holidays and all that fun stuff, but I have another reason why. I’m actually starting a new business venture with two other close friends. We’ve been talking about this for years, but the time feels right and we’re finally starting it. We’re still in the planning stages, but we’ve now gotten to the point of actually making a business plan. The next step is registering with the state, meeting with a CPA and attorney, filing with the IRS, getting the website set up and then actually marketing! My youngest is going to be our Administrative Assistant since she’s very detail oriented, tech savvy, and organized. We still have another person we’re considering bringing in as a coach on a contracting basis who provides services we don’t. My boys both have management degrees and will be consulting with us as well.

Wow.

What is this business, you ask? We’re starting up a spiritually-based coaching business with three, possibly four coaches and could even add two more later on! We’re very excited to get this off the ground. Once we get a website up, I’ll let you know what it is.

But wait! What about my writing? Right now, this is consuming my time and energy but once things get started and I can actually quit my current job to work on the coaching business, then I’ll be able to get back to writing again.

Whew! 2018 is going to be my year to shine!

Sweet 16

My youngest, Thing 4, recently turned 16 (though she thinks she’s going on 24). Where has the time gone? I looked through old pictures of her…missing her two front teeth, first day of kindergarten, and the list goes on.

It was a bittersweet day, as she shares her birthday with her recently-departed grandmother who she was very close to. So, while we celebrated her birthday, we mourned the loss of her grandma.

I took her and one of her good friends to Chicago where we spent the day. We checked out Noodles & Company, where we discovered their servings are huge! The three of us could have shared one bowl of noodles rather than each of us getting our own. For those of you who’ve never been there, I recommend sharing a meal if you go.

Afterwards, we headed out to the Nutella Cafe where we were met with a line that went around the building! I think we waited for at least an hour to get in, but Thing 4 had her heart set on going. We had the waffle with a side of ice-cream, which both were delicious. The waffle had fresh berries on top. It was a nice size in that the three of us were able to share that too.

The only store she made purchases at was Lush. Even though she had a decent amount of spending money, she decided she didn’t want to buy just anything in Chicago since she could get clothes and whatnot back home, but we don’t have a Lush close by so that was the only store she really wanted to go to. Other than that, we walked around and she took a ton of pictures, which a few of her pictures are going to be featured in an upcoming photography contest/show. Unfortunately I don’t have access to those pics so I can’t post them!

All in all, it was a fun albeit exhausting day! I wore very comfy sandals so my feet didn’t hurt, but her feet were killing her by the time we left. She wasn’t happy that my cheap Walmart sandals were more comfortable than her expensive Vans. -snerk.- I tried telling her not to get the Vans considering there isn’t much arch support in them, but I was basically talking to empty air.

Along Came A Spider…And A Book!

A few days ago, Thing 3 was driving my car and Thing 4 was with her. Like most people (me included), Thing 3 has a major case of arachniphobia. Unlike me, however, she didn’t think to keep her cool while she was driving when a tiny, little white spider landed on the steering wheel.

Chaos ensued.

Thing 4 tried to get the spider, while Thing 3 screamed, freaked out, jerked the wheel and slammed the front passenger tire into the curb, causing the rear of the car to slide and slam into the curb again.Luckily, she jerked the wheel to the right rather than the left which would’ve put her into oncoming traffic. Both girls were fine though a bit shaken.

Three holes were ripped in the front tire, while the rear tire had two almost-holes and a deep scratch. Both rims were scratched up but otherwise okay.

The cost? About $250…because of a spider. A tiny, little white spider.

So what does a spider have to do with a book? Well, read Blood Promise and you’ll get pulled into the intricate web of the world of Tora…and you may never want to leave. (Cue evil laugh, hahahahaha.)  If you like your books sexy and steamy, a little dark with a dash of horror thrown in, then hopefully you’ll love Blood Promise.  “What a fantastic book, Great story line, Hope Tora’s adventures continue, Just loved Ryk, hope he turns out to be Tora’s hero.” – reader 5-star review.

With a murderous beast on her heels and a conniving daemon who wants to use her for his own means, Tora Hayden’s main objective is to keep herself and those she cares about alive.

Blood Promise is available pretty much everywhere, including Amazon, Apple, Nook, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols,Inkera, Playster, and Google Play.

You can also get the first three chapters at Instafreebie if you’d like a sample first before you buy.

Have you been pulled into the web yet? You know you want to. Just let go, relax, and read….

 

 

Beware The Bread-Wielding Gunman

True story…

My mother was recently getting her hair done–it was just her and the salon owner in the building–and in came a man wielding a machine gun, telling them this was a robbery and he was going to kill them!  Needless to say, my mother was extremely frightened and was just sure her life was over.

Then, she got a good look at the gun…

The guy was holding a loaf of bread–a long baguette–like a machine gun!

The shop owner yelled at the guy to get out of her shop, and he immediately left!

Can you believe that? My mother was held up by a guy with a freakin’ loaf of bread!  Luckily, it was only a loaf of bread and not a real gun.

Needless to say, this story is somehow going to end up in one of my books, LOL.

 

 

Bring Your Own Hygiene Products

First of all, a bit of background about that title…

My older daughter, Thing 3, is turning 18 in July. She designed her own birthday invites and unfortunately added that title in the “What to bring” section of her invite. I about died laughing. I mean, really? What 17- or 18-year-old girl isn’t going to bring along her own hygiene products? Oh, gawd.

Thankfully her younger sister, Thing 4, saved the day by redesigning her invites. You see, Thing 4 is a whiz when it comes to all things Photoshop and design. By the way, Thing 4 is a photographer and artist, is the owner and CEO of her own photography company, and she’s only 15. She is one talented little stinker.

 

Really, Kaige? Really?

Below is a little text exchange between Kaige and Tora. He’s just a little egotestical, don’t you think? #bloodpromise #tonyakerrigan

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