Peacocks, Peahens & Primm

Did you know? The collective term for peacocks and peahens is peafowl. A family of peafowl is called a bevy, ostentation, muster, and/or party. Males are peacocks. Females are peahens.

Hottest Summer Color for 2019? Pantone’s Living Coral

I’ve been watching this evolve since Fall 2018 . . . I wrote about coral and pink in combination on my Fb.com/JulieValerieAuthor page last December. If you visit my page,

All Summer Long – Book Reads Giveaway 2019

What’s in your beach bag this summer? Can I tuck a few summer book reads inside? All Summer Long – Book Reads Giveaway 2019 JUNE BOOK READS GIVEAWAY June’s special

Dogs that Steal My Heart

There’s a somewhat naughty (okay, a lot naughty) chocolate labrador in my novels. Her name is Struggle. I love dogs so much, I couldn’t imagine writing a novel without one

Andy’s Favorite Cornbread Recipe: Skillet-baked Cornbread

My husband Andy’s favorite cornbread recipe is a skillet-baked cornbread recipe from A Chef’s Kitchen in Williamsburg, VA. We’ve dined there countless times and recommend—with enthusiasm—everything that comes from that