Thursday, November 29, 2007

Never Without You...Again by Francine Craft

I am both honored and very delighted to announce that this site is now officially a part of Virtual Book Tour, hosted by Marlive Harris. Being but one of many stops on this unique tour, we will be showcasing authors along with their literary works.

I just had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Francine Craft, author of Never Without You...Again. The multi-talented Ms. Craft is a national best selling romance writer whose novels have completely captured the hearts of her readers. After reading her latest treasure, I decided I wanted to know a little more about the lady behind the pages of,

Never Without You… Again

Vee: In the “Dear Reader” letter located in the beginning of your new release, Never Without You Again, you say that the story of Hunter Davis and Theda Coles has been in your head for a long time. How so and why is their story so special to you?

Francine: I have had especially good luck with a rekindled romance, so it remains solidly in my heart as an all time favorite. I think this is the major reason the story is so special to me.

Vee: Hunter Davis is a renowned photographer in this novel and you mention that photography is one of your hobbies. Tell us more about this hobby and how you incorporated it into this story.

Francine: I don't have as much time for photography as I've had in the past, but I still like to read the books on photography and study the photographs of masters and amateurs. I've taken some photos in my time that friends and those in the field have praised highly. Like so many people, I probably have a natural knack for it.

Vee: How have readers and reviewers responded to this new release so far?

Francine: Readers and reviewers have been wonderful concerning Never Without You....Again. I just got a notice that the book has sold out, which doesn't mean it isn't still very much on sale and available. Readers and reviewers have been more than kind, with many singing praise. This doesn't mean it doesn't have its detractors, but there haven't been many, and I think the late President Truman said it best: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

Vee: Do all of your books contain a special message you want readers to grasp and understand?

Francine: I think all my books contain a message or messages:
1) Learn to trust yourself and others, whatever you do, and be discriminating about it,
2)Love and caring are so absolutely necessary to a good life.

Vee: What makes a good heroine and what qualities should a good hero have?

Francine: I think a heroine should be loving (or at least have the capacity to be), be caring and want to trust her heart. She is a good friend and a good lover. She is dedicated to finding the best that life has to offer and to lending what aid and assistance she can to others. A hero should have the same qualities, but men have been trained to hide these qualities under a macho mask.

Vee: What do you enjoy most hearing from your fans?

Francine: I just enjoy about everything I hear from my fans. I have been privileged to get some of the most warm-hearted, endearing letters you can imagine, and trust me I answer right away. I love it when fans identify with the characters in my books and when they write long letters and tell me about this or the other character. My own head is often chock-full of characters to come and I don't always instantaneously remember, but I'm charmed, pleased and just go into orbit when they do this. I also love it when fans suggest spin-offs and other books and I've been able to use a few of these. The personal touch is big with me; when someone says why on earth did you have so and so do such and such? I laugh out loud and think about it. And yes, I love good, constructive criticism and I think I develop from it. You didn't ask, but I'll tell you what I don't like and that's when someone takes off on me in a mindless, vindictive tear and without rhyme or reason picks something I've written to pieces. But hey, that's all a part of the game. You've got to learn early that you just can't win them all.
Vee: Well Ms. Craft, it has certainly been a pleasure talking with you. Thank you for stopping by.
Francine: No Vee, thanks for having me and much love!

About the Author
Francine Craft is the pen name of this Washington, D.C. based writer who has enjoyed writing for many years. She has been writing romance since 1995 and has a total of 21 titles - 16 novels and 4 anthologies. Never Without You . . . Again is her latest Kimani Romance release. Visit her online at or for more information.

Never Without You . . . Again by Francine Craft is available wherever books are sold!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Co-Creating Our Reality! --Lilou Mace & Friends

Hey you guys and welcome to The 100 Day Reality Challenge!
Just wanted to tell you about some wonderful friends of mine and what they're doing. They are the co-founders of the now phenomenal '100 Day Reality Challenge.'
Meet Sandy, Laura, & Lilou.

Co-Creating Our Reality

These woman are absolutely awesome! They are challenging and inspiring others to challenge themselves and find their own inspiration in order to take charge and become active participants in creating their own realities for today and tomorrow. If you've been following this blog or any other blog of mine, you know I believe in self-empowerment. I believe in the power of believing in yourself. And I believe in you. "It doesn't matter what you're doing today, but tomorrow is up to you! So live like today is your last, dream like you have forever, and work on fulfilling the promises you've made to yourself! You will be surprised by what you will accomplish".--Vee Jefferson (Jowaje Philosophy)
**Start Your Season with
Lilou on Nov. 19th!
Save the date and start your challenge at the same time as one of the co-founders of The 100 Day Reality Challenge! Click here for Lilou's 100 Day Challenge home page. If you have questions, you can reach Lilou directly by email:

If you have been procrastinating, now is the time to get started. So grab your web cam and get started on this amazing journey that will empower you daily!


1. Watch "The 100 Day Challenge video for Dummies" by Lilou . Click here for video on how to get started
2. Create your YouTUBE account at
3. Get a web cam
4. Set your goals for the next 100 Days
5. Select your practices Click here for more details
6. Record Day 1 video (on November 19th - if you want to get started with Lilou)
7. Add your daily or weekly videos to The 100 Day Challenge YouTube group page for other participants to view and support you.

Need more help with set-up or inspiration?

The women of CCOR have been getting so many inquiries on exactly what they did during their first 3 seasons that they've created an amazing tool to help you in your next 100 Days.
They have just completed a comprehensive, 130 page workbook to guide you through your 100 Day Reality Challenge. Here you will find a complete list and full descriptions of all of their practices and ideas to get you started, including journaling prompts, inspiring daily quotes and a daily log/journal to track your entire experience.
Wow! Now that's quite a deal.
Click here if you would like to download the 130 page workbook immediately and start Co-Creating right away!
But remember, participation is completely free.
You DO NOT have to purchase the book in order to participate.
Attitudes of a Co-Creator & Daily Affirmations
  • I am a Co-Creator, I transform my life
  • I am a Co-Creator, I inspire others
  • I am a Co-Creator, I create wealth and abundance
  • I am a Co-Creator, I expand my awareness
  • I am a Co-Creator, I am confident in my ability to design my life
  • I am a Co-Creator, I manifest
  • I am a Co-Creator, I love
  • I am a Co-Creator, I inspire
  • I am a Co-Creator, I lead
  • I am a Co-Creator, I contribute
  • I am a Co-Creator, I dream
  • I am a Co-Creator, I serve
  • I am a Co-Creator, I am grateful
  • I am a Co-Creator, I Shine
  • I am a Co-Creator, I create my life
  • I am a Co-Creator, I play
  • I am a Co-Creator, I laugh
  • I am a Co-Creator, I deserve to live the life of my dreams
  • I am a Co-Creator, I am worthy
  • I am a Co-Creator, I am prosperous
  • I am a Co-Creator, I give and receive
  • I am a Co-Creator, I powerfully complete The 100 Day Reality Challenge


Check out this Co-Creator....
Megan was featured in Succeed Magazine as the
co-creator of the month. Her amazing story is now
covered Internationally.
as well as Megan's story.

If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming issue of Succeed Magazine, send us your story and how the 100 day challenge has impacted your life! You can also email them to:

Congratulations to all of you that have 'completed powerfully' the 100 Day Challenge.
You are a true inspiration of what is possible in life!
Well done!
Interested in Contacting Sandy, Laura or Lilou?
Or visit their web page

Peace, Love, Light, & Inspiration,
Vee, The Eternal Optimist

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