Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"E-mail Can Be Dangerous" says G. B. Miller

                            "E-mail Can Be Dangerous"

How many times has this happened to you?

You're sitting at your desk at work, or at your computer at home, or wherever you happen to be with your tablet or I-Pad, minding your own business and doing your job, when all of a sudden dozens upon dozens of e-mails flood your in-box. You jump out of your seat and immediately start deleting all the unwanted e-mails.

But as soon as you get through one batch, another wave crashes the beach and again your in-box is deluged with e-mails.

As you frantically try to empty the quickly sinking boat, you scream, "Where is all this spam coming from????"

Sadly my friend, this is no spammer claiming yet another victim. This is an unknown co-worker who, although works in some other agency's IT department, doesn't know how to properly send e-mail. They compposed a test e-mail, stick it on some ginormous e-mail list and then hits the "send" button.

Remember, only you can prevent the technologically impaired from wrecking havoc on the collective word's psyche with tales of brave puppy dogs, salacious kitty cats and test e-mails that point out the incredibly obvious. The next time you catch one getting ready to do just that, wheel them away from their object of desire and pair them up with someone who can teach them properly, perferably from grades 6 through 9.

You'll be so glad that you did, and so will everyone else.


Here are a few links to my book:



Book trailer:




A little info about G.B. Miller

"While working as a Payroll Clerk in state government back 2006 (and with a little encouragement from friends and co-workers), G. B. decided to take up writing so as to make better use of his free time. Becoming fully immersed with his nascent 2nd career, some six years later, he can proudly said that he is a published somebody, with two short stories, a self-pubbed chapbook and his commercial debut.
"G.B. currently lives in Newington CT with his wife Joanne, his two children and his pet cat Holly. Currently he divides his time between working for the state, and creating written mayhem in the cyber world and the real world."

Friday, November 16, 2012

JQ Rose Offers Up A Special Posting On Some Awesome Women!

Hi Penny. Thanks for hosting me today so I can tell your readers about the awesome women profiled in my new interactive e-book for girls, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women.

Hello Readers. I’m excited to visit with you today. Please leave comments to enter a random drawing for prizes after the tour is completed. More information about that later.

This book about careers includes interviews with fifteen remarkable women who have achieved recognition for their accomplishment in their occupations. This is a diverse group of careers involving women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals, crossed the country in the cab of an 18 wheeler, and lots more.

It was my privilege to interview them for the book. My heartfelt thanks go to them for trusting me to tell their inspiring stories and for allowing me to share them with young girls. I have had so many wonderful comments from the girls’ focus groups on how the stories have resonated with them.

I envisioned this book way back in 2006 after I had met and worked with the counselors and campers at a girls’ summer residence camp in Michigan, Camp Newaygo. In fact three of the women in the book are alumni from that camp, medical doctor Cate Bradley, cooking professional Sue Chef, and educator Barbara “Chili” Chiles.

I began my quest for outstanding women in their field by researching at the library. I made a list in Word Excel of all the areas I would like to include like arts, entertainment, science, business, athletics, and so on and filled in the spreadsheet with their names and mailing addresses. I designed a really cute letterhead, if I say so myself, and toiled over writing a cover letter that would stir them to want to be included in the project.  I sent a matching post card for them to return with boxes to check indicating they were interested, not interested, or wanted more information.

I was thrilled when the postcards began returning to me in the mail with checkmarks in the boxes for interested. I immediately sent the respondents a page of questions to return to me and then I called each one for an interview. Yes, complete strangers who were in the project simply because they wanted to inspire and empower girls. Amazing.

I sent a request to Robin Roberts, host at Good Morning America. She was so gracious in her hand-written reply noted at the bottom of the post card. She wished me luck with the project, but could not participate due to contractual obligations. At this moment Robin is in the fight of her life after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. She is in my prayers for her complete recovery and return to the GMA desk.

It has been an awesome journey to discover so many generous, thoughtful women. They range in age from late twenties to well, just let me say, mature. Their backgrounds include the city life and the rural life, and they are from different ethnic groups. They have graduated from Harvard, Yale, private and state colleges, and one from a community college to earn her commercial driver’s license to drive semi trucks.

So you can see there is no one requirement to become successful, except perhaps passion and hard work.

I have listed below the Table of Contents in the book so you can see how diverse the careers are in the book. Perhaps you or a girl in your life would like to explore one of these careers. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1--Horse Trainer/Competitive Dressage Rider, Pati Pierucci
True Love
Chapter 2--Bike Racer, Mackenzie Woodring
Speeding Around the Track
Chapter 3--Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Jane Stroschin
Practice, Practice, Practice
Chapter 4--Medical Doctor, Cate Bradley
Role Models Rock
Chapter 5--Chef, Sue Chef
Cooking Up a Career
Chapter 6--Technology Expert, Diana Stoneberg
Keep Your Sense of Humor
Chapter 7--Christian Minister, Laurie Haller
Serving God
Chapter 8--Horticulturalist, Sharon Loving
Thank You Very Mulch
Chapter 9--Medical Scientist, Juanita Merchant
Confidence Counts
Chapter 10-Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Ice Hockey, Angela Ruggiero
Showing the Boys
Chapter 11-Semi-Truck Driver, Barbara Totten
Freedom of the Road
Chapter 12-Teacher/Coach/Athletic Director, Barbara “Chili” Chiles
Aim Higher
Chapter13-Social Worker, Lenair Correll           
Overcoming Obstacles
Chapter 14-Entrepreneur/Product Developer, Veronica Bosgraaf
Find the Path to Success
Chapter 15-Professional Clown, Brenda Marshall
A Big Red Nose

Connect with J.Q. Rose online at
Author website

Contest Information Janet will be drawing winners from visitors who leave comments during the tour. The prizes for you or a girl in your life are a $10 Amazon gift certificate, a copy of the Girls Succeed e-book in your choice of format, a “Succeed” beaded bracelet kit, and inspirational note pads. (See the Girls Succeed and J Q Rose blogs for photos and blog tour information.). Winners announced on her blogs on Sunday, November 18 at 9 pm EST. Good luck!

This is a terrific post J.Q.   Thanks for sharing it on my blog!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas In October is over and WE HAVE A WINNER!

First let me thank all of you for stopping by and checking out our fabulous authors who participated in the Christmas In October blog hop!  You all rock!!!

There were some of you who came by almost every day and I really appreciate that.  BUT there can only be one winner and it is..........dum da dum dum..........

Susanne Drazic!  Congratulations Susanne