The Most Haunted Hotel In America: The Crescent
By     |    Oct 31, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady     |    12 Comments

The Most Haunted Hotel In America: The Crescent

My mom, my sister, and I took an awesome girls’ weekend to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. First of all, I don’t know how they built that town, because it’s literally perched on a mountain with streets that are nearly straight up and down. Driving through the skinny, switchback streets I definitely prayed to the god of effective brakes. We stayed at “the most haunted hotel in America,” The Crescent Hotel, which […]

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Alton Ghost Tour….orbs everywhere!
By     |    Oct 30, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, Paranormal, Travel     |    5 Comments

Alton Ghost Tour….orbs everywhere!

Last summer, I actually talked my husband into going with me on a haunted tour of Alton IL. He is not a believer in the paranormal and frankly he doesn’t want to have anything to do with it. I think he’s just scared. LOL. But, he went with me in the dead of summer. It must have been 103 degrees out that day. We were roasting! We took a walking […]

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Balancing Writing and Promotion by Memoir Writer Eleanor Vincent (giveaway)
By     |    Oct 29, 2013
Posted in: Books, Family, Guest Blog, Parenting, Publishing, Writing     |    4 Comments

Balancing Writing and Promotion by Memoir Writer Eleanor Vincent (giveaway)

We are so excited to have memoir writer extraordinaire Eleanor Vincent with us today, as she shares insights about “Balancing Writing with Promotional Activities” and offers a giveaway for her incredibly moving memoir Swimming with Maya. Swimming with Maya: A Mother’s Story tells the heartbreaking story of how Eleanor, a bestselling author, faced every mother’s worst nightmare–her 19-year-old daughter Maya mounts a horse bareback on a dare, falls, and goes […]

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Clear Orb Dances Through Photos Taken At Mineral Springs Mall in Alton, Illinois
By     |    Oct 28, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal     |    6 Comments

Clear Orb Dances Through Photos Taken At Mineral Springs Mall in Alton, Illinois

Author Note: This is the second post in a 3-part series about the Haunted Alton Tour organized by Mineral Springs Mall. Click here to read the first post called, “Glowing Orb Caught in Slave Tunnel During Haunted Alton Tour.” After the Slave Tunnels, we walked back to Mineral Springs Mall. Here, Walter the Barber gave a tour that included the various ghosts who haunt the former hotel-turned-antique-mall, the most famous […]

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Being a Medicare Advocate
By     |    Oct 22, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Sandwich Lady     |    9 Comments

Being a Medicare Advocate

I’m back to the advocacy topic that I talked about before. Some of you in the Sandwich Generation or with aging parents will face the Medicare system when you are dealing with someone in the hospital. In my case, that someone was my mom during her knee surgery. I won’t go into all the details about her condition, but basically, she had the surgery on a Monday, was supposed to […]

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Glowing Orb Caught in Slave Tunnel During Haunted Alton Tour
By     |    Oct 21, 2013
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Glowing Orb Caught in Slave Tunnel During Haunted Alton Tour

On Halloween night in 2011, a group of my girlfriends and I went on the Haunted Alton tour  in Alton, Illinois given by the folks at Mineral Springs Mall. All of us grew up in Alton so we were familiar in general with some of the history on the tour. Yet, we were not disappointed. We learned new details about the local legends surrounding the McPike Mansion, historic facts about the […]

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Welcome, Tracey Garvis Graves! (Interview and Amazing Giveaway…Read On)
By     |    Oct 19, 2013
Posted in: Guest Blog, Interviews with Authors, Tracey Garvis Graves     |    24 Comments

Welcome, Tracey Garvis Graves! (Interview and Amazing Giveaway…Read On)

The Lit Ladies are so excited to welcome bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves to discuss her latest novel, Covet, and about writing in general! Best of all, if you enter our COVET giveaway with the Rafflecopter form below, you have a chance to win a copy of COVET (U.S. mailing addresses only please). Tracey recently spoke with the Joplin Writers’ Guild and provided some great information on both self-publishing and traditional […]

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