Introducing “Sweet Dreaming” – Merchandise For the Natural Gifts Series

Once upon a time, writing and blogging introduced me to photography and graphic design.  I’ve been enjoying that journey for some time now, and have started creating designs to go with my books.  Today I introduce to you the first design:

 

SweetDreamingI’ve added this design to a variety of products, including a:

drinking glass  

coaster 

sticker   SweetDreaming

 

canvas lunch bag

and the ever handy

Sticky notepad

I have a lot of other items, so if you’re looking for something specific, let me know.

 

As always, thank you for the time you spend with me.  It wouldn’t be the same without you!

 

Gina

 

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Dana Cooks…Mini Pumpkin Pie Muffins

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In my Natural Gifts series of uplifting paranormal romances, one of my characters is a celebrity cookbook author.  Today I’d like to share a lovely fall recipe from the fictional Dana Carapelli-Jacobs’ cookbook series, Dana Cooks For The Holidays.

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It’s a cool fall afternoon, and I miss Carter, Jenny, and Jason coming through the door with the stories of their day. Thank goodness I will see them soon for the Thanksgiving holiday.

I think Carter and Jenny miss us, too, which is why I thought it would be sweet to send them a batch of goodies from home. Both kids love pumpkin pie, which inspired me to bake a treat they can pop in their mouths while they run from one class to another. As Jason often says, “No plate, no fork, perfect.”

I’m thrilled with these muffins. The middle tastes like pumpkin pie, and the walnuts I sprinkled on top of them right before putting them in the oven gained a warm, roasted flavor.

I’m especially happy that these easy, sweet treats are bursting with fall flavor, but do not contain any refined sugar, gluten, or dairy products.

Mini Pumpkin Pie Muffins 

Ingredients:  Remember to use organic ingredients if you can.

1/2 cup coconut flour (Well-stocked grocery stores have this now, as well as health food stores)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup pumpkin purée
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
6 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup raw honey
3 tablespoons walnuts, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.   Combine the coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, and baking powder together.

In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients, except for the walnuts, until well blended. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin purée mixture, and mix well until smooth.

Fill each mini muffin cup 3/4 full; the batter will rise a little.

Bake for 11 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the largest muffin comes out clean.

Makes one dozen mini muffins.

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As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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Gina Briganti is Interviewed by Rita Lee Chapman, Author of “Winston: A Horse’s Tale”

I truly enjoyed getting to know Rita, and reading her charming story about Winston.  My review of Winston, A Horse’s Tale is on Amazon and GoodReads.  Have a look at it if you’re interested in the horse’s view of life.  I’m definitely happy that I read it.

Rita was looking for authors to interview a few months ago, so I looked into her, and her books, and found yet another reason to enjoy the self-publishing journey and community.  I connected with Rita and away we went with the interview you can now read on her site.   Rita’s interview included some new, fun questions I haven’t been asked before. I hope you enjoy reading my interview with Rita.

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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A New Author Interview With Yours Truly

Jaideep khanduja is a fellow author whose books include

http://www.amazon.com/Dry-Tears-Eyes-jaideep-khanduja-ebook/dp/B0084TBMYW/ref=asap_B007HZ263U_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412723456&sr=1-2

and

http://www.amazon.com/Project-Management-Ultimate-Journey-Assurance-ebook/dp/B007HONT9G/ref=asap_B007HZ263U_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412723456&sr=1-1

He took the time to ask me a few questions that I found fun and interesting to answer. I hope you enjoy reading them.

http://pebbleinthestillwaters.blogspot.in/2014/10/author-interview-gina-briganti-author.html

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

The Author Reads From Chapter 7 of “The Dreaming”

I have so much to celebrate! Desert Sunrise has received its first review, and I’m excited to say that it was five stars!

Also, I took the opportunity to thank Ann, one of my longtime supporters, by asking her what her favorite part of The Dreaming is so that I could read it on video for her. She told me that the visits with Dana and Lucy were her favorites, along with the sequences in the Dreaming. I chose a scene from chapter 7 where Dana and Lucy have lunch, and Dana tells Lucy about the strange dreams she has been having.

Though live readings by authors are becoming less common now, I hope to preserve part of the fun with my video reading.

Do you have a favorite part of The Dreaming or Desert Sunrise that you would like for me to read on video?  Tell me about it.

Thank you for reading, watching, and listening,

Gina

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Would You Give Back, or Erase, Your Natural Gift?

My dear friend and fellow author Melissa Barker-Simpson (Hands of Evil) hosted this post for the release of Desert Sunrise, book two of my Natural Gifts series. In this post, five of the characters from the series answer the question of whether or not they would give their gifts back, or erase them, if they could.

If you’re new to the series, you can catch up by reading the first book in the series, The Dreaming.The Dreaming

Thank you, Mel, for always being wonderful.

And as always, thank you for reading.

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