Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Friday, September 11, 2009


Where were you when the towers came down?

I remember I was in bed when my son called and said, "Mom, turn on the tv. A plane just crashed into the twin towers."

The world has never been the same.

I hope you'll take a minute to remember where you were that day, the disbelief, the horror of watching people jump out of windows.

I hope you'll say a prayer for those who are still grieving, and for those who are defending us today, and that you'll ask our Heavenly Father to bless and protect our nation.

Sunday, September 06, 2009


You know, I just don't understand how people can copy my books, upload them to a website, and give them away without my permission! I mean, that's stealing. Just tonight, I found 2 websites that are giving my books away.

It takes me between 6 months and a year to write a book. That's a lot of hours spent at the computer. After the book is written, I spend a lot of hours going through copy edits and galley proofs.

Needless to say, it doesn't make me very happy when I see someone giving away a book that I spent months writing, something that's a part of me. Something that's mine!