Thursday, April 17, 2014

I'm moving on

The Authors in Bloom event is over and I'm moving on. I will pick from comments and my winner will be contacted by email. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by the event coordinator.

I hope you'll try those tasty wild foods recipes I posted for this event. If you're stopping here for the first time and missed the Authors in Bloom, do scroll down. There are 10 posts of deliciousness and more further down. Thanks for playing everyone! See you next year.  :)


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 10 -The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

It's the last day for the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! 
Join 79 authors in our themed celebration of spring. The Grand Prize is a Kindle or Nook plus a $25 gift certificate. And... each participating author is offering up something as well. (see mine below) It's a win win win! The winners will be chosen from comments so be sure to leave your email address when you comment. Just so you know, only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize.  The other participants.


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Many years ago, my husband and I led off-campus wild food programs for the Chicago Field Museum. Not only was the outing a biology and natural history lesson, it was a you pick/I cook day. Foragers and Foodies should be aware of what they're doing if they plan to eat from the wild. Read first. To be sure you have an edible species, use a guidebook or website and compare what you have, to what they show. You don't want to innocently pick yourself a pile of poison ivy!

Before I continue ~

Important to know about wild foods:
Whether you're new to wild harvests or an old pro at munching your way through the weeds in your backyard, I think it's
worth repeating a few things. Some populations of plants are barely surviving due to competition by aggressive invaders and  mindless harvesting. Just because you can eat that native species, doesn't mean you should. It's best to just eat the weeds and leave the rest, especially mushrooms which play an important role in the ecosystem. Another important note about mushrooms ~ it's easy to get it wrong. Depending on the stages of growth, some poisonous varieties look exactly like edibles. As far as exotic weeds go, munch away. They don't belong here anyway and they taste great. Be safe! Before you start picking, be sure  no pesticides or herbicides have been used there. Only pick where you know for sure.
Purslane & Black Olive Tapenade

1/2 c. pitted black olives
1/2 c. chopped purslane
1 small clove minced garlic
2 anchovies, minced
Light drizzle of lemon juice
1 T olive oil
Red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

With short pulses in a food processor, rough chop olives, purslane, garlic, and anchovies. Nice bits, not pasty.
In a bowl, add lemon juice, olive oil, and red pepper, salt and pepper to taste. Serve on toasted bread, pita, or tortilla chips.


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Here's your prize at this stop ~ 20 lovely 5.5 x 4"
rose-themed note cards with envelopes.
After you've visited all the wonderful Authors in Bloom blogs,
check out my main blog:http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
where
I'm participating in the month-long A to Z Challenge
-- an interesting topic a day through the alphabet. Scroll back and start at A!

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Sample all of my scorching love stories for free!
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Exquisite Quills:

My group blog. Several authors & their romances
.
From sweet to scorching.
 


Discover EQ author promo opportunities

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Exquisite Quills Yahoo Group
: Open to readers and writers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExquisiteQuills/


Romance Books '4' Us: I'm a featured blogger the 4th of every month
Many great topics there all month long.
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/
Amazon
: http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Anderson/e/B004XDGWL6
I'll happily sign all ebooks with Authorgraph.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 9 -The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

It's time for the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! 
Join 79 authors in our themed celebration of spring. The Grand Prize is a Kindle or Nook plus a $25 gift certificate. And... each participating author is offering up something as well. (see mine below) It's a win win win! The winners will be chosen from comments so be sure to leave your email address when you comment. Just so you know, only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize.  The other participants.


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Many years ago, my husband and I led off-campus wild food programs for the Chicago Field Museum. Not only was the outing a biology and natural history lesson, it was a you pick/I cook day. Foragers and Foodies should be aware of what they're doing if they plan to eat from the wild. Read first. To be sure you have an edible species, use a guidebook or website and compare what you have, to what they show. You don't want to innocently pick yourself a pile of poison ivy!

Before I continue ~

Important to know about wild foods:
Whether you're new to wild harvests or an old pro at munching your way through the weeds in your backyard, I think it's
worth repeating a few things. Some populations of plants are barely surviving due to competition by aggressive invaders and  mindless harvesting. Just because you can eat that native species, doesn't mean you should. It's best to just eat the weeds and leave the rest, especially mushrooms which play an important role in the ecosystem. Another important note about mushrooms ~ it's easy to get it wrong. Depending on the stages of growth, some poisonous varieties look exactly like edibles. As far as exotic weeds go, munch away. They don't belong here anyway and they taste great. Be safe! Before you start picking, be sure  no pesticides or herbicides have been used there. Only pick where you know for sure.
Black Locust Blossom Soup

1 c. Greek yogurt
2 c. whole milk
2 T chopped fresh dill
1/4 c. chopped cucumber
1 small clove garlic
1 T lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
6 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree. Serve cold.


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Here's your prize at this stop ~ 20 lovely 5.5 x 4"
rose-themed note cards with envelopes.
Wouldn't they look cute in an Easter Basket?
After you've visited all the wonderful Authors in Bloom blogs,
check out my main blog:http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
where
I'm participating in the month-long A to Z Challenge
-- an interesting topic a day through the alphabet.
Scroll back and start at A!

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞
Sample all of my scorching love stories for free!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971


 ۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞

You'll LOVE Reading Rose!

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Subscribe on the Main blog for interesting posts, updates & more.
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Satellite Blogs:
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http://theancillarymuse.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills:

My group blog. Several authors & their romances
.
From sweet to scorching.
 


Discover EQ author promo opportunities

http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills Yahoo Group
: Open to readers and writers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExquisiteQuills/


Romance Books '4' Us: I'm a featured blogger the 4th of every month
Many great topics there all month long.
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/
Amazon
: http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Anderson/e/B004XDGWL6
I'll happily sign all ebooks with Authorgraph.

Social Media:
I'm everywhere. Come say hi. I'm busy, but I'll eventually follow back.

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/FollowTheMuse/
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About.me: http://about.me/rose_anderson_author


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 8 -The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

It's time for the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! 
Join 79 authors in our themed celebration of spring. The Grand Prize is a Kindle or Nook plus a $25 gift certificate. And... each participating author is offering up something as well. (see mine below) It's a win win win! The winners will be chosen from comments so be sure to leave your email address when you comment. Just so you know, only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize.  The other participants.

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Many years ago, my husband and I led off-campus wild food programs for the Chicago Field Museum. Not only was the outing a biology and natural history lesson, it was a you pick/I cook day. Foragers and Foodies should be aware of what they're doing if they plan to eat from the wild. Read first. To be sure you have an edible species, use a guidebook or website and compare what you have, to what they show. You don't want to innocently pick yourself a pile of poison ivy!

Before I continue ~

Important to know about wild foods:
Whether you're new to wild harvests or an old pro at munching your way through the weeds in your backyard, I think it's
worth repeating a few things. Some populations of plants are barely surviving due to competition by aggressive invaders and  mindless harvesting. Just because you can eat that native species, doesn't mean you should. It's best to just eat the weeds and leave the rest, especially mushrooms which play an important role in the ecosystem. Another important note about mushrooms ~ it's easy to get it wrong. Depending on the stages of growth, some poisonous varieties look exactly like edibles. As far as exotic weeds go, munch away. They don't belong here anyway and they taste great. Be safe! Before you start picking, be sure  no pesticides or herbicides have been used there. Only pick where you know for sure.
Purslane Potato Salad

2 lbs. red or Yukon potatoes, cut into 3/4" cubes
1 small red onion, minced
2 T olive oil
2-3 c. chopped purslane
3 T chopped fresh dill
1/2 c cider vinegar OR juice of half a small lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil potatoes until fork tender. Cool. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Refrigerate. Eat cold. Salt and pepper to taste.




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Here's your prize at this stop ~ 20 lovely 5.5 x 4"
rose-themed note cards with envelopes.
Wouldn't they look cute in an Easter basket?

After you've visited all the wonderful Authors in Bloom blogs,
check out my main blog:http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
where
I'm participating in the month-long A to Z Challenge
-- an interesting topic a day through the alphabet.
Scroll back and start at A!

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞
Sample all of my scorching love stories for free!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971


 ۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞

You'll LOVE Reading Rose!

Main Blog:
Subscribe on the Main blog for interesting posts, updates & more.
http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
Satellite Blogs:
http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/
http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/
http://theancillarymuse.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills:

My group blog. Several authors & their romances
.
From sweet to scorching.
 


Discover EQ author promo opportunities

http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills Yahoo Group
: Open to readers and writers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExquisiteQuills/


Romance Books '4' Us: I'm a featured blogger the 4th of every month
Many great topics there all month long.
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/
Amazon
: http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Anderson/e/B004XDGWL6
I'll happily sign all ebooks with Authorgraph.

Social Media:
I'm everywhere. Come say hi. I'm busy, but I'll eventually follow back.

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/FollowTheMuse/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/roseanderson_
Tumblr: http://author-roseanderson.tumblr.com/
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About.me: http://about.me/rose_anderson_author


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 7 -The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

It's time for the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! 
Join 79 authors in our themed celebration of spring. The Grand Prize is a Kindle or Nook plus a $25 gift certificate. And... each participating author is offering up something as well. (see mine below) It's a win win win! The winners will be chosen from comments so be sure to leave your email address when you comment. Just so you know, only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize. The other participants.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞
Many years ago, my husband and I led off-campus wild food programs for the Chicago Field Museum. Not only was the outing a biology and natural history lesson, it was a you pick/I cook day. Foragers and Foodies should be aware of what they're doing if they plan to eat from the wild. Read first. To be sure you have an edible species, use a guidebook or website and compare what you have, to what they show. You don't want to innocently pick yourself a pile of poison ivy!

Before I continue ~

Important to know about wild foods:
Whether you're new to wild harvests or an old pro at munching your way through the weeds in your backyard, I think it's
worth repeating a few things. Some populations of plants are barely surviving due to competition by aggressive invaders and  mindless harvesting. Just because you can eat that native species, doesn't mean you should. It's best to just eat the weeds and leave the rest, especially mushrooms which play an important role in the ecosystem. Another important note about mushrooms ~ it's easy to get it wrong. Depending on the stages of growth, some poisonous varieties look exactly like edibles. As far as exotic weeds go, munch away. They don't belong here anyway and they taste great. Be safe! Before you start picking, be sure  no pesticides or herbicides have been used there. Only pick where you know for sure.
Dandelion Chips

Dandelion Greens
Sea Salt
Olive Oil

Wash and dry dandelion greens. Discard any thick ribs. Drizzle olive oil and hand toss to lightly coat evenly. Place in a single layer onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350°  for 8-12 minutes. Watch closely or they might burn. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the leaves with seasonings. I use sea salt but you can use adobo, cayenne, or garlic powder too.


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Here's your prize at this stop ~ 20 lovely 5.5 x 4"
rose-themed note cards with envelopes.
Wouldn't they look cute in an Easter basket?
After you've visited all the wonderful Authors in Bloom blogs,
check out my main blog:http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
where
I'm participating in the month-long A to Z Challenge
-- an interesting topic a day through the alphabet.
Scroll back and start at A!

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞
Sample all of my scorching love stories for free!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971


 ۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞

You'll LOVE Reading Rose!

Main Blog:
Subscribe on the Main blog for interesting posts, updates & more.
http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
 

Satellite Blogs:
http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/
http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/
http://theancillarymuse.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills:

My group blog. Several authors & their romances
.
From sweet to scorching.
 


Discover EQ author promo opportunities

http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills Yahoo Group
: Open to readers and writers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExquisiteQuills/


Romance Books '4' Us: I'm a featured blogger the 4th of every month
Many great topics there all month long.
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/
Amazon
: http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Anderson/e/B004XDGWL6
I'll happily sign all ebooks with Authorgraph.

Social Media:
I'm everywhere. Come say hi. I'm busy, but I'll eventually follow back.

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/FollowTheMuse/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/roseanderson_
Tumblr: http://author-roseanderson.tumblr.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com//MusesWritingTablet
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117411462633912228541/posts
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rose.anderson.7524
About.me: http://about.me/rose_anderson_author


Author Pages etc:
I have many author's pages and static pages around the web. Too many to list here! If you see me, do say hello.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 6 -The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

It's time for the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! 
Join 79 authors in our themed celebration of spring. The Grand Prize is a Kindle or Nook plus a $25 gift certificate. And... each participating author is offering up something as well. (see mine below) It's a win win win! The winners will be chosen from comments so be sure to leave your email address when you comment. Just so you know, only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize.  The other participants.


۞>>>>۞<<<<۞
Many years ago, my husband and I led off-campus wild food programs for the Chicago Field Museum. Not only was the outing a biology and natural history lesson, it was a you pick/I cook day. Foragers and Foodies should be aware of what they're doing if they plan to eat from the wild. Read first. To be sure you have an edible species, use a guidebook or website and compare what you have, to what they show. You don't want to innocently pick yourself a pile of poison ivy!

Before I continue ~

Important to know about wild foods:
Whether you're new to wild harvests or an old pro at munching your way through the weeds in your backyard, I think it's
worth repeating a few things. Some populations of plants are barely surviving due to competition by aggressive invaders and  mindless harvesting. Just because you can eat that native species, doesn't mean you should. It's best to just eat the weeds and leave the rest, especially mushrooms which play an important role in the ecosystem. Another important note about mushrooms ~ it's easy to get it wrong. Depending on the stages of growth, some poisonous varieties look exactly like edibles. As far as exotic weeds go, munch away. They don't belong here anyway and they taste great. Be safe! Before you start picking, be sure  no pesticides or herbicides have been used there. Only pick where you know for sure.
Mugwort Soup (Artemisia vulgaris)

3 T butter
1 medium-sized onion thinly sliced (yield about 2 cups)
2 cloves minced garlic
10 medium sliced white mushrooms
1 large potato peeled and diced
6 cups chicken or vegetable broth (your own or store bought)
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups top tender mugwort leaves (can substitute watercress leaves)
Tabasco
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter and saute onion until translucent. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until softened, Add  broth and potato and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer until potato is tender. Add cream and mugwort, and simmer 10 minutes more. Cool slightly then puree soup in a blender until smooth. Reheat.  Add Tabasco, salt, and pepper to taste.


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Here's your prize at this stop ~ 20 lovely 5.5 x 4"
rose-themed note cards with envelopes.
Wouldn't they look cute in an Easter basket?
After you've visited all the wonderful Authors in Bloom blogs,
check out my main blog:http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
where
I'm participating in the month-long A to Z Challenge
-- an interesting topic a day through the alphabet.
Scroll back and start at A!

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞
Sample all of my scorching love stories for free!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971


 ۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞

You'll LOVE Reading Rose!

Main Blog:
Subscribe on the Main blog for interesting posts, updates & more.
http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
Satellite Blogs:
http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/
http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/
http://theancillarymuse.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills:

My group blog. Several authors & their romances
.
From sweet to scorching.
 


Discover EQ author promo opportunities

http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills Yahoo Group
: Open to readers and writers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExquisiteQuills/


Romance Books '4' Us: I'm a featured blogger the 4th of every month
Many great topics there all month long.
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/
Amazon
: http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Anderson/e/B004XDGWL6
I'll happily sign all ebooks with Authorgraph.

Social Media:
I'm everywhere. Come say hi. I'm busy, but I'll eventually follow back.

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/FollowTheMuse/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/roseanderson_
Tumblr: http://author-roseanderson.tumblr.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com//MusesWritingTablet
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117411462633912228541/posts
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rose.anderson.7524
About.me: http://about.me/rose_anderson_author


Author Pages etc:
I have many author's pages and static pages around the web. Too many to list here! If you see me, do say hello.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Day 5 -The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

It's time for the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! 
Join 79 authors in our themed celebration of spring. The Grand Prize is a Kindle or Nook plus a $25 gift certificate. And... each participating author is offering up something as well. (see mine below) It's a win win win! The winners will be chosen from comments so be sure to leave your email address when you comment. Just so you know, only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize. The other participants.



۞>>>>۞<<<<۞
Many years ago, my husband and I led off-campus wild food programs for the Chicago Field Museum. Not only was the outing a biology and natural history lesson, it was a you pick/I cook day. Foragers and Foodies should be aware of what they're doing if they plan to eat from the wild. Read first. To be sure you have an edible species, use a guidebook or website and compare what you have, to what they show. You don't want to innocently pick yourself a pile of poison ivy!

Before I continue ~

Important to know about wild foods:
Whether you're new to wild harvests or an old pro at munching your way through the weeds in your backyard, I think it's
worth repeating a few things. Some populations of plants are barely surviving due to competition by aggressive invaders and  mindless harvesting. Just because you can eat that native species, doesn't mean you should. It's best to just eat the weeds and leave the rest, especially mushrooms which play an important role in the ecosystem. Another important note about mushrooms ~ it's easy to get it wrong. Depending on the stages of growth, some poisonous varieties look exactly like edibles. As far as exotic weeds go, munch away. They don't belong here anyway and they taste great. Be safe! Before you start picking, be sure  no pesticides or herbicides have been used there. Only pick where you know for sure.
Stinging Nettle Soup

15 loosely packed cups of nettles
3 cloves minced garlic
3 small-sized shallots
3 T butter or oil
1 qt. chicken stock - your own or canned
Salt and pepper

Harvest stinging nettles with gloves. Wash and blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds (all the prickles will be gone). Drain and plunge in ice water bath. Drain and chop coarsely. Mince garlic and shallots. In a  stock pot , add butter and saute until just translucent. Add chicken stock and chopped nettles and simmer on low heat. Cook for twenty minutes or until nettles are soft. Eat as is, or cool slightly and puree in a blender. Reheat and serve. Add salt and pepper to taste.




۞>>>>۞<<<<۞

Here's your prize at this stop ~ 20 lovely 5.5 x 4"
rose-themed note cards with envelopes.
Wouldn't they look cute in an Easter Basket?
After you've visited all the wonderful Authors in Bloom blogs, check 
out my main blog. I'm participating in the month-long A to Z Challenge  with an interesting topic a day through the alphabet. Scroll back to start at A!  http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/


۞>>>>۞<<<<۞
Sample all of my scorching love stories for free!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971



 ۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞<<<<۞


You'll LOVE Reading Rose!

Main Blog:
Subscribe on the Main blog for interesting posts, updates & more.
http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
Satellite Blogs:
http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/
http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/
http://theancillarymuse.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills:

My group blog. Several authors & their romances
.
From sweet to scorching.
 


Discover EQ author promo opportunities

http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

Exquisite Quills Yahoo Group
: Open to readers and writers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExquisiteQuills/


Romance Books '4' Us: I'm a featured blogger the 4th of every month
Many great topics there all month long.
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/
Amazon
: http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Anderson/e/B004XDGWL6
I'll happily sign all ebooks with Authorgraph.

Social Media:
I'm everywhere. Come say hi. I'm busy, but I'll eventually follow back.

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/FollowTheMuse/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/roseanderson_
Tumblr: http://author-roseanderson.tumblr.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com//MusesWritingTablet
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117411462633912228541/posts
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rose.anderson.7524
About.me: http://about.me/rose_anderson_author


Author Pages etc:
I have many author's pages and static pages around the web. Too many to list here! If you see me, do say hello.