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A must read for women of all ages... I highly recommend it to my friends as well as my patients.”Janet Taylor, MD
Houghton tackles the unhappiness epidemic with a sense of humor, getting her message and guidance across with a juicy tone which garners attention.”Judy Martin
A master observer of women and relationships… a must read for all women who put ourselves last on our exhaustive to do list.”Maria Rago
Here's a woman whose advice... will help you revive your goals, reinvent your life, and make positive changes! "Bill Mitchell
We are pleased to announce the first horror novella by Kristen Houghton.
Written under the name CK Houghton, Welcome to Hell has just been released as an ebook and the previews are excellent!
"Well-written in a perfect blend of horror and dark comedy; nice psychological twists and turns."
Read Kristen Houghton's interview in A Book Lover's Library
ABLL would like to welcome author Kristen Houghton. Sit back and enjoy the interview.
Describe yourself as a writer.
Surprisingly, since I am not this way in some other areas of my life, I am a very organized writer. I like to write beginnings, middles, and endings in my stories in that order. This gives me a story timeline and lets me get inside the minds of my characters as if I am going through what is happening to them. read more→
We're so thrilled to announce the release of Kristen's new book which is already getting great buzz and positive previews
This is a small book of thoughtful sayings, and short tales that will teach you how to nourish the “self within” and become whole. Each segment begins with a life statement and ends with a Nourishing Thought coming from an eclectic mix of writers, historical figures, actors, and ancient spiritual sages. From Mark Twain to Buddha to Katharine Hepburn to Julius Caesar, to a surprisingly, serious statement made by the Queen of Comedy, Lucille Ball, the sayings offer practical advice on living a nourishing, positive life. Each “nourishing thought” will help you towards having your own “great sense of self.”
This holistic way of living your life is beneficial to all within your sphere. It has a healthy domino effect. Like the abundant spread of wildflowers in meadows, the seeds from loving and caring for yourself will subtly bring their beauty to everyone in your life. Your healthy attitude will influence everything in your world.
Nourishing Thoughts is a great book to read on its own and is a wonderful companion book to Kristen's top-selling book, And Then I'll Be Happy! Enjoy!
The first book in the Catherine Harlow, Private Investigator series has been completed and is in pre-publication. You're going to love Cate Harlow!
Thank you to all who purchased my books this year. One half of all sales of my ebook No Woman Diets Alone - There's Always a Man Behind Her Eating a Doughnut were successfully donated to the following charities:
The Animal Rescue Site, which, besides the wonderful care it gives to recsued animals is now also caring for pets displaced by Hurricane Sandy and SafeHorizonShelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse. Your purchase will help those in need and you'll also get a very funny, good read for yourself. Blessings to all!
October 30, 2012
Writing The Catherine Harlow, Private Investigator mystery series, is an incredibly creative and satisfying experience for me. Writing my columns on women's issues is something I love to do but it forced me to put my fiction writing on the back burner. I told myself I would "get back to it soon". After the success of my first non-fiction book, And Then I'll Be Happy!, I wrote two other non-fiction in ebook format. All three of my books have been well-received and I enjoyed writing them.
Now, besides writing my columns, I have made the decision to concentrate on my fiction novels and short stories. Catherine Harlow, Private Investigator is 3/4 complete and one of my horror tales, The Shuttle Bus Man - a Tale of Terror, is the featured story in the November issue of The HorrorZine. It will also be available in the print issue coming soon.
The title for the first book in the Catherine Harlow series is a bit up in the air at this time. There are two that I like but, like an actor who has just landed a role and is superstitious about mentioning the name of the character she will play, so am I about the title. Fingers crossed and mouth closed for me for now!
I think that at some point in our lives we all need to take a breath and decide to make our dreams a reality. It's never too late; Elizabeth Jolley had her first novel published at the age of 56. In one year alone she received 39 rejection letters but finally had 15 novels and four short story collections published to great success. Mary Wesley was 71 when her first novel was published. Talk about not giving up!
I encourage everyone to "do a dream"; success is relative. You are successful just for trying! Don't let your dreams wither and die. Go after what you want and be good to yourself!
Just had a great interview on Wealthy Lifestyle Radio with Deborah Owens on WEAA 88.9-FM disccussing my book "And Then I'll Be Happy!" Many, many thanks to all the wonderful callers!
Catherine Harlow, Private Investigator Series in the Works
Get ready to meet Cate Harlow, Private Investigator. I am very excited to be writing the first book in a series about private investigator Cate Harlow. She's self-reliant, smart, a little bit vulnerable, and once she's on a case, unable to stop until she gets it solved. She is, as she tells her clients, "very good at what I do." The series is already copyrighted and ready to go!
It's a pleasure for me to be able to create a whole set of characters, along with Cate Harlow, who will be around for many books to come. The series is being written under the name CK Houghton, a name I use for my work in fiction. I am looking forward to having the first book in the series published in late summer, 2013. Check back for more informatio.
Enjoy reading this sweet ghost story, Remember, Hetty? Written for young adults, it's a story we can all enjoy.
No Woman Diets Alone - There's Always a Man Behind Her Eating a Doughnut is number 4 in the top 10 hot new releases sold in the Kindle Store! Many, many thanks to all!
The Writers Review says: "A savvy, sexy, sophisticated fun read! Houghton is fantastic at writing relationship humor. She has written a book that takes a sassy, deliciously funny look at marriage and relationships. Very appealing to readers and highly recommended."
Download it to your e-book reader today. Laughter is a healing gift!
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Everyone from celebrities to clergy of all faiths tout forgiveness as a healing action.
All say that forgiving someone who has hurt you helps you to move on. But does it? Read more→
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