We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB


Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead.

If you’re tired of negativity and strife on blogs and social media, check out the We Are the World Blogfest!
I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:

Belinda Witzenhausen, Carol Walsh, Chrissie Parker, Damyanti Biswas, Eric Lahti, Kate Powell, Lynn Hallbrooks, Mary Giese, Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Simon Falk, Susan Scott, Sylvia Stein, Sylvia McGrath , Inderpreet Kaur Uppal

“We Are the World Blogfest” seeks to promote positive news. There are many cases of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.
We will link to charities supported by the co-hosts, and you could choose to donate to some of them or add links to local charities you support, so we could all chip in to a good cause if we like.
Let us flood social media with peace and love, and “In Darkness, Be Light.” The first post for We Are The World Blogfest is on the 31st March 2017.


1. Keep your post to below 500 words, as much as possible.
2. All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Something like 2. this news, about a man who only fosters terminally ill children.
3. Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.
5. We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.
6. To signup, add your link in WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.


***Please SIGN UP for WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST in the linky list that opens up in a new window.***

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list.


Grateful for Books Blog Hop


Deana Dick is our winner!


Hey, y’all! Welcome to the Grateful for Books Blog Hop! It’s the last Candlelight Reads blog hop of the year, and I have some goodies for y’all! First, let’s go into what this blog hop is actually about: being grateful for books.

It’s that time of year where we’re all thankful for something, and I have many things to be thankful for. I have a great family, great friends, a fantastic church, and a great publishing family. I’m very thankful for everyone in my life. I’m thankful for all that God has given me; I’m simply grateful.

But, let me tell you why I’m grateful for books. Books have always been an escape for me. They’ve been a way to keep my mind occupied when I needed a distraction. They’ve transported me to new words. They’ve given me a chance to crush on guys who didn’t exist. Books are AMAZING. And I particularly enjoy WRITING these books so I can do the same for someone else. My goal is to always help others first, and I feel like my books can do that for someone else.

So tell me, what makes YOU grateful for books? What book(s) has impacted your life the most? Sound off in the comments, and I will choose a random winner for my swag pack giveaway Tuesday morning!

The winner will receive an autographed Entertaining Angels poster, a magnet, a “She believed she could, so she did” necklace,  a key chain, and bookmark. Leave your email address in the comments. US residents only. An international winner will receive their choice of ebook from my books.


Now, hop on to these blogs and enter their giveaways!

1. Dreaming Awake 2. Barbara Cool Lee
3. Bonnie Blythe’s Pure Romance 4. Heather Gray, Inspirational Romance
5. Sharon Kleve Romantic Ramblings 6. Joanne Jaytanie
7. Krysten Lindsay Hager, author 8. Musings About the Writing Life
9. Kathy Bryson