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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

I'm Off For a While

Brian gave me a sweet gift just before Christmas. He worked extra hard at a book signing and gave me what he made that day to go away for a few days for a personal retreat. The gift means a lot for a few different reasons,

  1. I know how exhausted he is when he comes home from a book signing - it's a lot of hard work.

  2. Even though this book is through a publisher rahter than being self-published like his other two were, he stil had to sink some money into it and it is has still not broken even - so he could use the money himself. (yes, that's right, authors rarely make a ton of money unless they are very well known.)

  3. He knows how much I could use a break .... just some time to myself to do what I want, when I want.

He's a sweet guy in spite of his weird Taser pics obession. SO, anyway, I leave Monday and will not be back until late next week.


BarBarA said...

Have a wonderful time away, you deserve it. I kinda figured that Brian was a special guy even though he tries to hide it.

My dream is to have a husband that loves me, and that I love. You're blessed.

Anonymous said...

Which book is it? Is it beyond the Passion?

Amber said...

Thanks Barbara. I will have a wonderful time, I'm sure. I've been there before and it's a favorite get-away place for me. Yes, I am blessed to have Brian.

David - yes it's Beyond the Passion. The other two were self-published. This one is through Evergreen publishers but no publisher is going to take a risk on a no-name writer so there is still a big sum of money to put up before they will accept the project.

Anonymous said...

Hi Amber: Boy am I glad to hear that my little bro is treating my sis-in-law well(he's come a long way since the stuffed pantyhose snakes he used to gift me with). Have a great time of refreshment!! Love, Kath

Anonymous said...

Have a blessed and wonderful time. Just getting away to relax is such a blessing.

I'll be keeping you in my prayers for a restful and fulfilling holiday.

Anonymous said...

I miss you!

Tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree. It's been three long days, do you still love me?


You are so beautiful to me!

Have I told you lately that I love you?

If this is Houstin...I still love you.

Get the point? I miss you and look forward to seeing you tonight.