Because I’ve been away for awhile dealing with all things Life, I’m here with an update on coming attractions, a tip, and my friend Melvina’s Iced Coffee Concentrate recipe.
First, the update:
Tomorrow I will be on 5 For Fiction with a post on the romance of rain.
Can there be anything more passionate than kissing in the rain, soaked to the skin trying to warm up by holding on to each other? Or cozier than snuggling with the one you love with the wild rain pelting the windows outside? … Yeah, that’s how this post goes, so be sure to click on the YouTube link to hear Trisha Yearwood singing Georgia Rain while you read it, and let your mind take you there.
Also tomorrow, WriterMason Productions’ client Linda Joyce, author of Bayou Born, will be on Tea Time with Dellani radio show at 3pm EDT! I know — tomorrow will be a busy day.
Monday, April 29I’ll be featured on Romance University — I’m so excited! If you go look at their site now, I’m the little blip under “Upcoming Posts” — go ahead, I’ll wait for you while you look at it.
I know, right?! There I am… From Jane Austen to Jane Jetson – Making Yourself At Home Online with Pamela Mason. I’m a big Jane Jetson fan — oh… you all thought I was going to say Jane Austen, weren’t you? I like her too, but Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is the spark (heh) that fueled my desire to read and write romances. Jane Eyre is over the top, soap operatic melodrama — just the way I like mine.
My post is about why your online presence on social media is so important… and how to feel comfortable doing so. If you’re in Georgia in July, I’ll be giving a presentation with more instruction and in-depth discussion to the Sisters In Crime Chapter at the Smyrna Public Library on this — so watch for more details on date and time!
I was floored when RU’s Jennifer Tanner contacted me after the 5 a.m. Writers Birthday Party last month, so I hope you’ll take a look and comment. I’ll even have two prizes to give away!
The Tip — OMyGoodness Writers, this will make your life so much easier!
Today on Facebook Sharon Sala via Teresa Keesee Williams shared a F A B U L O U S photo on shortcuts for symbols on your keyboard, using ‘alt’ + ___ < whatever you fill in this blank determines your result. Here’s the link to the photo on my FB writer’s page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-V-Mason/116648295079582?ref=hl
Hey, while you’re there, do me a favor and press the “Like” button please? I mean… only if you like me. Which I think, if you’re still here reading, you do. ☺ Now I rock the em dash… watch me rock the copyright symbol at the end of this post!
The Coffee Recipe! :
In the summer time when the weather is hot,I drink my coffee over ice. I do not drink soda, and this is refreshing and gives a good jolt of caffeine in the afternoon without making you hotter. I asked Melvina where she got this, and she can’t recall… so it’s one of those recipes from the internet and if you know the source or have a tweak, speak up!
I like to give credit where it’s due, so for now, this is…
Melvina’s Iced Coffee Concentrate Recipe:
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup instant coffee
1 1/2 tps. vanilla
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping.
Bring all ingredients to boil. Cool and store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Use 2 tbsp. concentrate with 8 ounces of milk over ice! Enjoy!
I’m going to talk coffee — or tea —on Mondays, just to remain accountable to my blog friends here. And maybe a cocktail or dessert recipe on Thursdays… just so you can get ready for your weekends. But I’ll need your help! So, if you know of something Coffee Wonderful, or Tea Worthy, Dessert Delish or Boozealicious, please point me in the direction or offer it up. Hey… maybe you’d even like to be a guest here! Just contact me here on the blog.