The AASCU explains the National Day of Service best: In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Do you participate in the National Day of Service to honor Martin Luther King, Jr? Find a volunteer opportunity here:

Lucy’s new release, the Mistletoe Kisser, is live and burning up the charts! This was originally a short story included in a holiday anthology in 2019, Lucy then added another 75,000 words and made it into the Blue Moon Winter Solstice and Multicultural Holiday Celebration. It’s a warm holiday hug from Lucy to her readers. And at this writing, it’s currently hanging out in the top ten on Amazon, which is unheard of for book 8 in a series. But don’t be alarmed by the #8 in a series thing, Lucy wrote this to be read as a stand-alone. You will meet the whole Blue Moon gang, but they aren’t integral to the storyline, so grab it today at the release price of $2.99!

Universal link:

At this writing, Lucy’s wonderfully amazing By a Thread has reached the Amazon rank of #4 in the Kindle store! What an amazing achievement 17 days after release! I’m so proud of Lucy!

Can we get it to #1?

Lucy announced today that the fabulous Erin Mallon and Sebastian York will be narrating the upcoming audiobook By a Thread! The audio is currently in pre-production, we’ll let you know when it’s available! Such exciting news, stay tuned for more updates!

Against a cardinal. Yup. There is an all out assault against the Score household by a randy cardinal. So far Lucy has tried pictures of animals taped to her windows, an owl cookie jar set outside, and eating lunch outside on the patio.

This is Lucy’s latest update:

Cardinal update: I’m on to Plan W. I keep a spray bottle next to the door and every time I hear him peck his little face into the window, I run out and try to squirt him. So far it just makes him fly to the railing and give me the evil bird eye.

The bane of Lucy’s existence
This did nothing.
Neither did this.

Ever had this issue? Do you have any tips or tricks?

Lucy got a little derailed writing her WIP (think Lucy-fied Stephanie Plum) so she started re-plotting! She told Tammy and I that she had to draw a diagram of who is getting shot at by whom! I can always tell when Lucy is excited about the book she’s writing, and I love getting some behind the scenes peeks at the process! Thankfully, the re-plotting worked and her current work in progress is back on schedule!

Old school plotting in a spiral notebook!
Who needs fancy white boards when you have yellow stick notes?