TOP 10 FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN WINTER
Marlene M. Bell – Spent Identity Tour
- Sit in front of a fire in our new library and read mysteries with Leo.
- Binge shop on the Etsy website to help other entrepreneurs.
- Take photographs of our Horned Dorset sheep and surrounding landscape.
- Sit in front of my personal computer and write during thunderstorms.
- Set up giveaways for my Facebook friends who read, write and raise sheep.
- Watch feel-good movies on the Hallmark channels with my husband.
- Buy research books for novels to write, new characters, scenes and plots.
- Design punch hook rug patterns for my huge yarn collection
- Browse my cookbook collection and cook a gourmet meal for my husband.
- Fish for bass and crappie in the pond on our property.
This is just a list in no particular order. All ten situations are my favorite things do in the winter during downtime when the trees lose their leaves and the air turns crisp. We raise sheep, so this involves a certain amount of outdoor activity when the animals are fed twice a day. I’m a photographer and artist seeking out beautiful sunsets and cloudy skies to use in my catalog business. Many of the pictures taken contribute to the merchandise offered to our sheep clients and collectors of everything sheep and lamb.
I’m also a shopping maniac. Back in the 1980’s when eBay began as a marketplace, I purchased sheep related gifts and eventually sold my own work there. I hoard mail order catalogs and frequently purchase all over the world for our home. Vintage or new products eventually land in our home, especially if they involve a sheep. As my business and publishing company says, I am Ewephoric about sheep and writing.
It’s all about hobbies and the outdoors for me. In a time when we are stuck inside our homes, I’m fortunate to roam our fifty acres and spend time with the wildlife. Because we raise animals as part of the food chain, I’m able to travel as needed. The cats, Leo and Hollywood make sure that I’m not gone from the house too long!
This is my stop during the blog tour for Spent Identity by Marlene M. Bell. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 4 till 24 May. Scroll down to enter the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a prize package. You can see the tour schedule here.
To find her missing aunt, she has to unearth the secrets of the past. But lies and deceit run though the very heart of their town…
What started out as a promising relationship with adventurer and tycoon Alec Zavos has fizzled into an uncertain future for antiquities expert Annalisse Drury. Returning to Walker Farm in Upstate New York to see her Aunt Kate should have been a welcome homecoming and distraction. Instead, she finds the childhood home she expected to inherit is for sale, without her permission. What’s worse, Kate’s ranch manager makes a gruesome discovery in the barn: the body of an unidentified man, dead by foul play.
Annalisse turns to Alec for help. She and her aunt shelter on his estate in the Catskills while the authorities canvass the scene. But when Kate herself disappears without a trace, Annalisse fears the worst: that one of the many secrets of her hometown has ensnared her family—a secret someone is willing to kill for to keep hidden.
You can find Spent Identity on Goodreads
Stolen Obsession (Annalisse Series #1) by Marlene M. Bell
“People die, but legends live on.”Links:
– Apple Books
– Google Play
About the Author:
Marlene M. Bell is an award-winning writer and acclaimed artist as well as a photographer. Her sheep landscapes grace the covers of Sheep!, The Shepherd, Ranch & Rural Living, and Sheep Industry News, to name a few.
Her catalog venture, Ewephoric, began in 1985 out of her desire to locate personalized sheep stationery. She rarely found sheep products through catalogs and set out to design them herself. Order Ewephoric gifts online or request a catalog at TexasSheep.com.
Marlene and her husband, Gregg, reside in beautiful East Texas on a wooded ranch with their dreadfully spoiled horned Dorset sheep, a large Maremma guard dog named Tia, along with Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks, the cats that believe they rule the household—and do.
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Spent Identity. One winner will win a prize package (US Only) with a total value of $350. The prize package contains the following items:
– 1000 piece puzzle (High Tide)
– Large Beach tote. Handmade in US
– Jewelry Organizer with author’s logo (key design) Made in US
– Vintage silver cuff bracelet (Greek Key design)
– Autographed copies of both books in the Annalisse Series
– Companion lined notebook.
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