Making dreams come true:  A very special something to frame

I believe in these new vision boards.  I do not have one on my computer but I have had one on my walls for years… the kind we have all seen growing up, known as framed pictures.  I have always hung photos of what I strive for in the future; beautiful gardens, music, café in Paris, France (years later my surprise vacation) and making a difference in the world.  Also, all the books I read and display on my little book shelves represent the books filled with fun research, wit and humor that I will write for others to display on their book cases. 

And the Norman Rockwell photo of the Saturday Evening Post of the young girl looking at the lady in a magazine that hung on my wall for many years … finally came true with the Valentine’s Day photo of me on page 52 of the February Issue of Inland Empire Magazine (the one with Kim Kardashian on the cover) with their title for me of “Love Coach” and the heartwarming story about my romance book underneath.   It just proves to me again…just keep at it and wait a few minutes (or tiny years)… prayers are answered.

Last week a wonderful book store manager let me take home the Barnes and Noble signage with Cherries Over Quicksand featured from my book signing, where I met the nice guy with the Mel Gibson look I posted on my FB page.  I am deciding on which wall in my office to hang my B & N book signing poster.  It has to be a wall I can catch with the corner of my eye for a surprise warm-hug moment.  This new book signing tour is one of those Gifts from God kinds of things I never really expected to happen but always prayed for so it cannot hang on just an ordinary wall.  I think I have decided… it will hang on the wall I can see when my office door is completely shut.  That way it will also serve the purpose of keeping me on task and out of the pantry where all the goodies call my name for undeserved yet tempting breaks in writing.  Yes, that is where it will hang.  Happiness.

Where will you hang your inspirational pictures?
I am posting this (below) as a vision/picture board… hope to meet  and greet more friends here… 
Meet The Author of Cherries Over Quicksand – Rhonda Ricardo
Give Him or Her the Gift of the Surprising Romance Secrets, Laughter, Wit and Loving Paths to Paradise in Cherries Over Quicksand — Meet Celebrity Columnist and the Author of Cherries Over Quicksand, Rhonda Ricardo at her free “Meet & Greet Event” where books will be available for purchase and personalized author signing at:

Barnes and Noble – Glendora, Friday, February, 18, 5:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble – Rancho Cucamonga, Saturday, February 19, 1:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble – Westfield Shoppingtown Palm Desert, Friday, February 25, 1:00 p.m.

Hope to see you and I promise to report back!!! ;D

I continue to meet fascinating people at Cherries Over Quicksand book signings and I am looking forward to meeting more!!!

It has been a whirl wind weekend!!  Covering the spectacular Charity for Charity Stars of the Valley event to benefit people in extreme need (for two publications)… and enjoying my book signings!

It just keeps getting more exciting!!  I have many more book signings scheduled and… receiving invitations to add more… I am so thankful to all joining my quest to bring more romance into relationships and keep families strong!!

We had a blast meeting people who really want to find or keep the romance in their lives at my Border’s and Barnes and Noble book signings last weekend!!  So many fabulous men and women with interesting stories… looking for love or wanting to build on the love they already have in their lives… Wow!!!  And adorable couples too!!!  It’s so wonderful to continuously meet people who want that ‘Got to have him or her’ feeling for the rest of their lives… and continue their long romantic relationships while raising their families. 

Linda and I watched as they just open copies of Cherries Over Quicksand on our table and seem to resonate with the stories they turn to right away… having copies signed for themselves and loved ones.  Looking forward to meeting many more people who understand it is sometimes difficult… but are ready to look positively toward finding healthy ways to jump over that pesky relationship quicksand and claim their positive (cherry) romantic futures.… Happiness!

Cherries Over Quicksand book signing Valentine’s Day Season events scheduled so far:

Barnes and Noble – Redlands, Friday, February 4, 4:00 p.m. – Complete
Borders Books Store – Rancho Cucamonga, Sunday, February 6, 1:00 p.m. –Complete

Salon Twenty Nine – Temecula, Friday, February 11, 10:00 a.m. Barnes and Noble – Montclair Plaza, Friday, February 11, 6:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble – Galleria at Tyler Riverside, Saturday, February 12, 11:00 a.m.
Barnes and Noble – Chino Hills, Sunday, February 13, 1:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble – Glendora, Friday, February, 18, 5:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble – Rancho Cucamonga, Saturday, February 19, 1:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble – Westfield Shoppingtown Palm Desert, Friday, February 25, 1:00 p.m.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!!! ;D