Friday, November 1, 2013


Happy Friday all,

Such an exciting time! With all that is happening in our lives with work, family, friends, travel, and of course our beloved writing!

But for many of us, we are stale, oppressed, frustrated, and sad. I know I've personally had some downers this year, but we all must remember to pick ourselves up and brush ourselves off. Life is UNPREDICTABLE and FULL of unexpected surprises, both good and bad.

But at times we long for a second chance to go back and correct some the huge mistakes we have made or avoid bad things that have happened to us.

"If only I did ….


If I didn't do …"

So, my question to all of you is … Do you believe in second chances? Is there a time in your life that you want to change?

I'd like to share the story of a frustrated woman who has given up on her life …

For forty years Wilhelmina has nothing but a life time of failed marriages, a job she hates, and an affair with a married man. Slouched in a chair, sipping coffee, she silently prays for an answer.

A bright light blinds her and she is faced with her future self. She offers Wilhelmina a chance to re-do her life, giving her a mission.

Open mouthed and staring in disbelief, Wilhelmina asks her mirror image. "What kind of mission?"

What could possibly be in store for Wilhelmina?

What does she have to do to correct her life?

Time On Her Side

Shelly Arkon

Is this the miracle she hoped for, or, will this lead into a whole new set of problems?

Would you take on this mysterious mission to save yourself?…

Hmm. Interesting thought. But, what a great premise. Shelly really has an exciting premise. Doesn't she?

AND, from today until Nov. 5th, Shelly is kind enough to let us download this intriguing story for FREE!  Thank you SO MUCH Shelly! I wish you all the best with your newest creation!

Here's the link…

Thank you all for dropping by! Please drop by Shelly's blog and wish her well.

Have a GREAT Weekend Everyone! I'm OFF TO BOGOTA, COLOMBIA tomorrow! 


  1. Ooh wouldn't we all like a second chance sometimes? Great premise, Shelly. Have a safe trip, Michael.

  2. Great intro Michael.Great cover Shelly. Second chances eh? I'm pretty happy with the way things are at the mo'. Safe travels Michael. Look out for dem cartels.

    1. Thank you, Denise. John Gill helped me put it together. He had an offer one month for FREE cover.

  3. Yeah for Shelly!
    I'm grateful I've never so messed up anything in my life that I would want a second chance to do it again.

  4. Oh thank you, Michael. You present things so eloquently.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  5. Let me dabble in my own I'm in!
    Sounds great Thanks Selly.

  6. I know what my second chance would be.
    Great book sound like a good read.


  7. I learned this lesson last year between being really sick and my back injury. I'm not sure that I'd redo it though. After all, I came out a much stronger person :)

  8. Each day is a blank page in the ongoing story of our lives. We write on it with our actions, our words -- let them be good ones.

    Shelly, sounds like an intriguing book. Each breath is a second chance to use it wiser than the last. :-)

  9. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Congrats to Shelly! And have a wonderful trip, Michael. :)

  10. What a great idea for a book. We all need second chances sometimes.

  11. I most certainly do believe in second chances. It's not over til it's over. And your build up certainly got me intrigued, Michael. I downloaded the book, thanks, Shelly! And good luck with your new release.

  12. Good trip Bro and all the best for Shelly!

  13. Hey Michael! You have the most positive attitude! It's inspiring :)

    I just saw this on Alex's blog and was fascinated by the premise. It's def going on my huge, out of control TBR list!

  14. All I have to say is, "Dude, can I get a Mulligan and get a third, no, fourth chance."

  15. Woudn't we all love second chances. If only that was possible. Life at times doesn't offer second chances. Have a good trip.

    Btw, there is a surprise for you on my blog.

  16. Hi Michael and Shelly ... I wouldn't be here if I changed anything ... and I wouldn't want to miss my experiences of life so far ... could do better perhaps ... but I'd like to read Wilhemina's story - good luck Shelly ...

    Cheers Hilary

  17. What an intriguing dilemma! It would be a very difficult call - hard to imagine needing to change that badly. Off to check out the story :)

  18. Congrats on the book Shelley! I do believe in second chances. Nobody's perfect and we all need multiple tries to get where we want. Imagine if the first book you queried was your only chance, or if you had to get everything right on a first draft. Not possible!

  19. Life doesn't always throw a second chance into the deal, so if it DOES happen to come your way, then grab it with both hands...
    Congrats Shelly, the story sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it!
    Michael, enjoy the Colombian trip!

  20. Ooh, really intriguing indeed. And your intro. definitely got me thinking...

    Hope all is well with you and that your travels are all smooth sailing. Tell U I said hi.

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