Party Like a President

On my last birthday, my brother gave me a book about the US President’s drinking, gambling and carousing habits through the years. In it I found a recipe for syllabub, an olde English dessert, which was popular during James Monroe’s presidency.

Here’s the recipe: 2/3 c. white wine, 1/3 c. sherry, 2 T. grated lemon zest, ¼ c. lemon juice, 2/3 c. sugar, 2 c. heavy cream, fresh mint sprigs and berries. Mix the wine, sherry, lemon zest and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir in the sugar until dissolved.



In a separate bowl, whip the cream until the mixture forms into medium-size stiff peaks. Then, combine and stir with the wine mixture. Scoop the mixture into wineglasses. Cover the glasses and chill in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. When ready to serve, top with the mint and berries.



Source: Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery and Mischief from the Oval Office, By Brian Abrams. Workman Publishing. 2015

Check out Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle

pat-ruger-caribbean-shuffle-cover1This is a special that my friend, Jack Huber, is running for his ebook “Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle”!

Hello, everyone! I just wanted to remind you that I have an eBook giveaway starting tomorrow and can use your help in spreading the word. “Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle” will be free to download from from March 1st to the 5th. In exchange for the free book, I’m hoping that readers will leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. So, when you share the link, please ask your friends and family to also leave an honest review…

Here’s the link to the Amazon page:


Thanks for your support!
Jack Huber
Author, Poet & Photographer




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Promotion for Authors

Diane as red head1-croppedAs a self-published author, I know how much work it takes to write a book, create it and then promote it all on your own. I ran across some helpful information with regards to promotion, so I’m sharing it here today. Anyone who has links to more sites that can help authors with any part of the process can add them in the comments area!

Top 7 Websites for Book and Author Promotion by Alwin Gnanaraj from the Linked In group Writers & Authors

A grand but overused tactic to improve Kindle book sales and rankings is to spread your book’s sale page link to as many free and paid book promotion sites as possible.The hope is that regardless of the quality of the site, or the amount of actual traffic that they receive, sales or downloads will occur and hopefully a review or two may show up.Whether you love this style of kindle book advertising or not, one cannot deny the effectiveness of this book advertising strategy.The below list is my compilation of websites that will promote your ebook – some free, while others not so much.Each one will have their own set of requirements in order to be accepted. So, to help you out, I did the research on each one and wrote a quick bit about their stipulations and what that website is all about.

1) Write Globe:

2) Writers Support:

3) Noble Authors:

4) Books Online Directory:

5) Creative Designers and Writers( free):

6) Share News:

7) Ereader News Today :


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Anti-Vigilante and the Rips in Time

FireWalker Publications offers you “Books That Fuel Your Imagination”!

Diane Tegarden’s wildest release “Anti-Vigilante and The Rips in Time” is a science fiction novel set in the distant future with its hooks deep into renewable energy, which changes the face of the planet.



crystalplanetsm“Terrax, the Crystal Planet, is an exacting world. A place where human physical contact is impossible and stepping outside is virtual suicide. The atmosphere is a hurricane of Coriolis winds and deadly scattershowers, composed of toxic metals formed into whip-like threads kilometers long. Immense Ocean Domes cover over the toxic sludge where the oceans used to be, and the surface of Terrax is covered in crystalline structures, called the Hives, where only the upper crust lives. No one can survive the raw elements; all must reside inside buildings, vicariously living through virtual reality programming.”

“Anti-Vigilante and The Rips in Time” is available on at:

Calling a volunteer to lead “Book Talk on Wednesday”

how-to-do-it-yourself-book-coverIf you’d like to lead what I call a “thread” here on my blog on Wednesdays, please let me know. I want it to be about books, either ones you’ve read or heard about. Maybe give a short review of the book and post it on the Wednesday thread here at Rosefirewalker’s TeaGarden!

Email me at if you’d like to volunteer. THANKS!

How to Do it Yourself…A-Z

Diane as red head4-Jan 2015The latest offering from Diane Tegarden offers you a smorgasbord of self help articles rolled into one convenient book. “How to Do it Yourself…A-Z” covers a variety of subjects that will help your life become more manageable.




scales of justiceFrom handling difficult relationships to mastering money management to writing and publishing your own book, she can help you increase the quality of your life. Learn about how to: green your business, your home or your garden; get caught up with your disaster preparedness kit; win your case in small claims court or delve into the world of small business management. It’s a one stop shop for the savvy reader!



Cover with Title FinalYou can get all this on your Kindle for only $4.35 at:


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Wednesday’s Book Talk- Nov 23, 2016

james-herriot1On Wednesdays let’s share a little bit about one book we’re reading. This will allow people to find and enjoy new authors, or to remember old favorites. You don’t have to write a full review if you don’t want to, but do let us know the name of the book, the author and a brief idea about what the book is about.

Huzzah the Bards!


james-herriot2Right now I am rereading a favorite series, the books by James Wight (pen name James Herriot), a veterinarian who practiced his skills in rural England beginning in 1940. The one I’m enjoying now is “All Things Wise and Wonderful”. His books are written in such a friendly style, you feel like you’re with an old friend swapping work stories in the local pub. He had such compassion for both animals and humans, it simply shines through his writing.

Try them, try them, I say!