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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Linda Della Donna: Getting Married, Hello, and A Gift of Love

It's not about what's over the rainbow.
It's more about the Yellow Brick Road,
the people we meet,
and the friends we make along the way.
-- from A Gift of Love, by Linda Della Donna

It's official. BookOrBust is closed. I'm getting married!

Not really, but now that I have your attention, I'm stopping by to say thanks, adios, adieu, ciao, bon voyage and hello.

I am moving--I am moving forward. I am moving on.

I want you to know that I have enjoyed posting to BookOrBust.

BookOrBust has seen me through the best of times, and the worst of times. Through it all, it's been a labor of love.

But ...

It's my time. Now. Life is change and as one door closes, a new door opens.

I look forward to my new journey.

I am proud of BookOrBust.

Writing it afforded me the pleasure of making new true friends. You know who you are.

For that, I am humbled.

For that, I am grateful.

I am grateful for my writing journey; for bright honest editors, readers, critics, and book consultants and staff at Archway Publishing. I am grateful for assistance and support in publishing A Gift of Love; I am grateful for fulfilling my promise to Sir Galahad, my late husband, Edward Sclier.

Most of all, I am grateful for You, dear reader.

I am grateful for facebook friends, and LinkedIn and Twitter friends. I am grateful for all the online support I received all those lonesome nights and days when I honestly believed I was writing into a deep black hole. I am grateful for many acts of lovingkindness, most especially, Kent Brown of Highlights Foundation, beloved children's author, Clara Gillow Clark, and guiding light author, Jillian Sullivan.

I don't do goodbyes, so for now,


See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Author of A Gift of Love

Snackeez!: A Review


It's a bowl! It's a cup! Its Snackeez!

Welcome to the neighborhood, two-cups-in-one, Snackeez!, the snack bowl and drink cup with a straw that runs through it. And, just in time for summer fun.

Multi-colored and made for multi-use, Snackeez! comes in an array of assorted colors. Mine is shocking pink and electric blue. Among its attractive features, Snackeez! boasts a wide-band, non-slip rubber grip. I like that it travels easily from purse to car to park bench, and no matter how much the cup sweats, it doesn't slip out of my hand.

The great thing about Snackeez! is it has two separate compartments; one for a favorite snack, the other for a favorite drink.

Snackeez! is irresistible. Just looking at it on a store shelf made me hungry, and thirsty.

In or out of the box, Snackeez! is eye candy! My grandchildren were visiting when I opened my Snackeez! and I had a hard time convincing them why I couldn't share it.

At first glance, the Snackeeze! looks like a large drink cup. But it's more. It's two in one. The top part of Snackeez! with its airtight, flip-top lid, is a 4 oz bowl and is made to hold a snack. It screws solidly into the bottom part, a 16 oz. cup made to hold a drink and assembles and disassembles with ease. Snackeeze! is spill proof. And the straw that runs through it has a built-in stopper. If Snackeez! tips or falls, your snack and your drink are safe. Snackeez! doesn't leak.

Now I'm off to Snackeez! website. I need two more Snackeez! One for grandson H and one for granddaughter Z. I don't want to give my Snackeez! up.

Important Things to Remember:

o Snackeez! is not microwave safe. Don't do that.

o Snackeez! is made for cold items only. Remember that.

o Snackeez! is dishwasher safe--Top rack only. Be good to your Snackeez!

o Snackeez! is durable and BPA free. I like that.

o One more thing, Snackeez! is recommended for ages 8+.

Want a Snackeez! of your own?

o Snackeez! is available at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. It retails for $9.99.

o Be sure to visit Snackeez website direct. At this time, Snackeez! has a special offer: buy one, get one free, if you agree to pay separate shipping and handling.

This product was provided to me by the author, manufacturer, or representing PR agency. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was not influenced by monetary compensation.