A Second Interview

What can I say, I’m popular… This time my dear friend June “Bug” Kramin had me answer a whole different set of questions than Richard. So if you’re concerned there are still things you don’t know about me, click away! Interview With Melanie Hooyenga ~ Flicker

My First Interview!

As part of my slow-motion effort to get the word out about FLICKER, I’ve done a couple interviews with my friends. The first to hit the intertubes is courtesy of my Novia Scotia buddy Richard Levangie. Author Melanie Hooyenga Answers 25 Questions Be sure to note how he got all clever in #8…

My Book is Real

I still can’t quite believe it. FLICKER is REAL. I was home eating lunch when the UPS man plopped a box full ‘o books on my front porch–a week before I expected them. I’m so thrilled with how they turned out! Here’s the buying info: eBook Amazon (Kindle) Barnes & Noble (Nook) Kobo Print Amazon …

Action and Reaction

I have two separate but exciting things to share today. First the reaction: I saw this idea on Pinterest and put it to use! I punched a hole in all my store member cards and put them on a key ring. Now I can keep them in nether regions of my purse, rather than in …

The Next Big Thing

Thank you to my bestie Stacey for tagging me in the Next Big Thing meme, allowing me to officially announce that I’m self-publishing my novel! I’m two shakes from finishing the formatting, then I’m shipping it off to my awesome partner Natasha at eBook Artisans, then it will hit the virtual bookshelves! (I also have …

Race of the Chairs

As I told you a couple weeks ago, I ordered a pair of beautiful bird chairs from Target. You’d never know the cuteness hiding inside these ordinary-looking boxes, but that wasn’t on my mind when I they arrived. The first thing I thought of was “we need to have a race putting these together.” Isn’t …

When All Else Fails, Buy Craft Supplies

I’ve mentioned before that my basement is a complete disaster. Well, yesterday I found an ad for metal shelves on sale and zipped off to my local non-Home Depot store to remedy the situation. After 20 minutes of searching for said shelves, then looking for an employee who absentmindedly told me they’re sold out, I …

New Chairs!

I’m so excited! I haven’t bought new furniture since 2005, and that was a couch that I was coerced into and never really liked. But THESE! These I love. One chair will go in the bedroom, while the other will be the office chair. It’s not the most convenient desk char, but who actually sits …

Decking the Halls… and the Kitchen

One of the hardest things for me to decide when I’ve moved into a new place is where to hang stuff on the walls. I’ve accumulated quite a mix of art over the years, and Jeremy has added his own flavor to the mix. Yesterday I put him to work between quarters and we decorated …

Planting Two Lips

First a house, now a wedding! Most of the internet already knows (I mean, it IS Facebook official) but I’m getting married in April! Jeremy and I started dating last spring and what can I say, when you know, you know. Since we’ve both been married before the typical stress and anxiety of planning a …