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Core Reader Friend

If you are interested in being a "CRF," here is the deal--I am only able to manage 100 "CRF's," so if you are truly intrerested and want to particpate, I hope you will let me know asap. :) So, here is what a "CRF" is: A "Core Reader Friend" follows this blog. It’s the best feeling for an author to know that there really are readers out there interested in what I write. I consider you a part of my “Core Reader Friends,” and because I do a lot of writing and I will be releasing four more books this year—one under my name as Michele Scott and three more under my pen name A.K. Alexander--I have been thinking of ways to get the information out there on a larger scale about the books. Here is what I am offering the “Core Reader Friends” group, (which will consist of only 100 friends), I would like to e-mail each “CRF” free PDF copies of each of my books three weeks prior to the release. I would be doing this in hopes that first off, you wo

Answer a Few Questions and Enter to Win a Kindle

In the last month a very cool thing has happened for me as an author and I am trying to figure out how it happened. I am hoping my readers will respond to this post either by posting a response here or sending me an e-mail at You will be entered to win a Kindle. I will announce the winner on my site on July 21st. The questions I am looking to be answered are: 1. What causes you to buy a book--cover, description, etc? 2. What is your favorite genre? 3. Are you inclined to read a series over a stand alone? and 4. What do you think is most important--plot or characters? Also, please tell me a bit about yourself and reading habits if you would like. I am a curious author. :) Here is my story; It is an open account of my journey as a writer. I am posting this in hopes that if anyone is ever feeling down about their work, or life in general, that maybe my story will inspire them. I started out being published in 2005 with the Penguin Publishing group. They

Huevos Rancheros and Caramelized Grapefruit with Schramsberg ’s Blanc de Blancs

It has been a long but fun weekend, and in order to get the week going a good brunch is in order...  This brunch is not only delicious and elegant but easy, too. Serve it with Schramsberg Chardonnay-based, vintage-dated sparkling wine. Blanc de Blancs blends citrus with tropical fruit notes and contains a soft vanilla flavor on the back palate. Huevos Rancheros 6 6-inch corn or flour tortillas vegetable oil 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 12⁄3 cups (14 oz) canned tomatoes, chopped 8–10 green chiles, chopped (substitute: 2 4 oz cans green chile) 3⁄4 tsp salt 6 eggs 1⁄8 tsp pepper 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄4 cup butter, melted Fry tortillas in oil until crispy. As you fry try to form a small well in each tortilla. Place tortillas in a baking dish. You may require two dishes depending on size. Sauté onion and garlic in 2 tbsp of oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, green chile, and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Pour equal amounts of tomato mixture over eac