Monday Highlight

Fingers Flying off the Keyboard!


I’ve been working on a manuscript, all the live long day, typing up many pages for you to read one day…

( to be sung to the tune of I’ve Been Working on the Railroad)


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The For Real Deal

Hey, how is everyone doing on this Martin Luther King Day?  Do you have the day off? I am not taking the day off because I don’t consider what I do on my computer as a daily grind, or working towards a paycheck at the end of the week. That doesn’t happen anyway. Let me just explain it like this… It’s entertainment for my mind. There you go, all in a nutshell! 🙂 In other words, you gotta love what you are doing.

Guess what the real deal is for today that I am going to talk about. Nope, it’s not about my writings, my books or anything like that. It’s something that irks me and rubs me the wrong way.

How many of you like online shopping? I sometimes go crazy with it, especially when you find some pretty good deals that you can’t pass up, or don’t want to pass up and you have the $$$ to splurge a little. Well, whenever I decide to do a little online shopping, I usually go to Amazon or eBay because you can find everything that you are looking for and your purchase doesn’t take forever to get to you. However, in December of 2017, I decided to go somewhere else, all because I saw an ad for the site, I think it was on Facebook, so I tried it out. Woe is me! I am still waiting for my purchases to arrive as of today. They will not get here until February so they say, say what??????? I am so used to getting my purchases within a few days, which makes me a happy shopper. I am not so happy right now. What I got myself into was an international online shopping platform. What I ordered is coming all the way from China… literally. Now for me, that is not good because I do not like waiting for something after I spent my money, not even for really good, can’t pass up deals. Now I am wondering what my order will be like when it arrives.

Yep, I sent an email message to the store about my concerns about the arrival of my purchases and they tell me to be patient, my orders are on their way. Let me say…I did not realize that it would actually take this long since it didn’t take them long to collect the monies and put my orders in to fill.

What I learned from this experience…Be careful where you shop online, especially if you like receiving your items within a few days. Read before you leap! Every deal is not a deal, not when it takes forever to arrive.

Should I mention the name of this shopping platform…I will give you a hint and let you figure it out.  “I wish I may, I wish I might.”

Now, that’s the real deal for today. That’s my shopping gripe, my first online shopping experience that has rubbed me the wrong way.





For Curious Minds

Here is a heads up for all you curious minds out there…since my websites are in working condition, I started back into doing what I love to do…writing. Yes, I have something on the back burner brewing, a little something, something for young readers. As a matter of fact, there are two more unfinished storylines on my computer that are telling me to get back to them. So, as soon as I finish this little something, something for kids who are getting reading to enter junior high school, I will jump into it. Oh wait, maybe I shouldn’t say this current writing project is for young readers because the characters that I am working with are in the 6th grade…so I will call them tweens. Have you seen 6th graders lately? They aren’t what you would call youngsters, even though they are in elementary school. What do you think?

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Loving What I Do!

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NSP_ Nona’s Sugarberry Pages

If you are following me here, I hope you follow me over there too.  It’s a pretty down to earth place and a good place to find all my book titles so that you can hop on over to Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, or Books a Million online stores. Let me tell you, we are all over the place!


A Canva Design

Look what has been happening on the NSP website.


Since I finally have things the way I want them on my book publishing website. I decided to play around a little bit with Canva. Have you heard of this online spot? It’s a good place to go to get creative. Canva website  

I surprise myself with all this online techy stuff sometimes. My imagination goes wild, and then my fingers on the keyboard go crazy.

This is what I just created to help promote my publishing website and little ole me…the Queen of NSP.

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Promoting the Novels for teens and adults @ NSP.

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The Final Logo Decision

We have a Logo for NSP!


After a few days of contemplating and trying out the different logos for my little independent self-publishing company, I made the final decision today…Whoopie!

I am going with the one that my son created for me. He did a great job and it looks good. It will even look great in the future books that I create because it is professionally done. This is my stamp of approval!  Thank you, IBN Rahmaan A. Rasheed! (Yes, I put your name in the limelight.)

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Music Monday

I have been enjoying this winter Monday, listening to music all day; and since I love oldies but goodies, I have been tuned into “Live from Daryl’s House” on YouTube. Who is Daryl you might be asking? Remember Hall & Oats? Anyway, the different artist showing up at Daryl’s house just takes you way back…Groovin up in there; soulful, bluesy and rock and roll.

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Help me Select a Logo. There’s 5 options to choose from.


Okay, sitting here scratching my head on this little problem. So many logos, I am having a hard time selecting just one. This is where you can help me decide.

  1. NSP Logo 3   This is the logo that my son created. I love it!
  2. NSP Logo 3  Canva Made. I also love this.

    3.  Nona's Logo  Canva Made. Strikes my fancy too.

4.Nona's (3) Logo   Canva Made. Interesting enough.

5. Nona's (2) NSP Logo Canva Made  A tad bit too plain, I think.

Choose the number you like and I will take a vote.

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First Post of 20018

Oh my, here we are into the 7th day of the new year. 20018 is rollin’. I hope everyone had a fabulous celebration over the holidays. Christmas was nice, our wedding anniversary (December 31st) was cozy and New Years came in with a blast! Boy, I am so glad we weren’t up in Times Square when the ball dropped. Did you see it? The temp was off the hook. Too cold for me! But what do you think of the wedding that took place outside? Mercy, her gown was just gorgeous, but the bride stood there with no coat, gloves or anything appropriate for the weather. I thought that was a little insane and strange, regardless of it being her wedding day. Everyone else was bundled up! I hope she doesn’t spend her honeymoon fighting the flu or pneumonia. Another shocker about that occasion, Steve Harvey performed the ceremony and pronounced them man and wife. Yep, at a loss for words on that one. Who would have Known!!?? Hey, just sayin’ because I’m not hatin’.

Guess what else has been going on since the new year has begun around here…I fiddle-faddled around and fixed Sugarberry’s website. You know the site where I promote my independent publishing activity, showcasing all my books. Yes, Sugarberry is alive and well. However, I did change one little word in the website address, Changing my sugarberry pages to Nona’s Sugarberry Pages. Now it is a little more personal and definitely me. I even have a logo for it…well, testing it out. So NSP is all me.

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Stop by and see us sometimes.  Click the link.

NSP is still Sugarberry and Me




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