Friday, November 15, 2013

IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio 100,000 Listeners Arts Festival!

IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio 100,000 Listeners Arts Festival!

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Hello Everyone! Today we are celebrating IndieReview Behind The Scene's Internet Radio having crossed the mark in 100,000 total listens! Various talents such as authors and musicians have come together to help celebrate this wonderful event! In order to join in on the Festival events please go to IndieReview Behind The Scenes 100,000 Listeners Arts Festival! on Face Book, check out the Authors Excerpt Reading videos, Exclusive music performance and interview  and  live chat sessions with music and publishing talents via Face Book chat and Twitter! The Mission for this event: To celebrate the milestone of IndieReview Behind The Scenes which was launched on March 13, 2012 reaching 100,000 total listens! The IndieReview Behind The Scenes 100,000 Listeners Arts Festivals is a spotlight feature of the talented Artists that made this possible. Platforms: Blog Tour Hosts, Twitter, Face Book! Congratulations IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio!


IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio goes behind the scenes of book publishing and entertainment. Interviews with Authors,Musicians,Artists. Book reviews, Rock reviews & more! It's purpose?  To be An Artist's Haven. Click here to check out radio segments! Event begins at 7:00pm Central Standard Time Hosts for IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio 100,000 
Listeners Arts Festival!

CP Bialois Author C.P. Bialois

jamie white  Author Jamie White

  a ronda Author Ronda Caudill

M-Jordan-headshot2-300x257 ME  and Author Michelle Cornwell-Jordan Here are just a few of the Event Participants! 

raine thomas author pic Author Raine Thomas

    Author Marilyn Almodovar

  ??????????????????????????????? Author Laura Deluca

nikki colligan
    Author Nikki Colligan

  A.M. Hargorve Author A.M. Hargrove

heather mccorkle
    Author Heather McCorkle

  a ronda Author Ronda Caudill IndieReview BTS Host Music Performers Band- 


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  and very special interview and performance by Goth Rock Artist Cecile Monique!


Special thank-you to VBT Cafe Virtual Tours (Author/Media Consultant BK Walker) VBT Cafe(Virtual Book Tours) and all the wonderful hosts(bloggers) for tonight's event!

Special Message from IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio Founder/Producer/Host- Michelle Cornwell-Jordan I first wish to thank my co-host Jamie White, who has been with me from the beginning! In order to have a 100,000 listens, that means that was a lot of shows! Jamie has weathered packed calendars, last-minute changes and moments when the unexpected happens and if there is no guest..."we simply go with the flow" and of course standing firm during all the tech challenges we have endured! :O) Much thanks and gratitude! Big thanks to the newer IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio hosts, Cp Bialois, Ronda Caudill, guest host BK Walker, and former host Author Sybil Nelson... thank-you for being great sports by jumping into the craziness and bringing fantastic content that causes the listeners to want to come back again and again! Love and Hugs to all those who have clicked on the button to listen to our show, we appreciate each and every one of you!Thanks to BlogTalk radio for providing the platform and for the four Featured spots that we were given over this last year! And huge, HUGE gratitude and thanks to the Authors and the Musicians who have come and spoken with us regarding their dreams, goals, visions! Thanks! I hope you guys can stop by and join in the fun, and like I say every time I end a show... 

  I hope you have an awesome day, why? Because YOU deserve it!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My First VLOG! LOL!

Okay! It's not perfect, but guest what?

I DID IT!!!!


Seriously though, what'd you think?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Be Nice! My Mom Told Me To!

Do you remember back in the day, when you were little, and your mother was always saying things like:

  • Do unto others as you would have done to yourself
  • Don't fight - Use your words
  • Wait until you have kids of your own
  • I'm the boss, and the child always listens to the boss
  • Because I said so
Now do you remember? Yeah, I thought so. What I hate though is when those words come back to haunt you! Especially when you are raising your own children, and you catch yourself saying the very things your mother ALWAYS used to tell you!

I remember thinking that Mom was just crazy, saying those things! Why, as kids, we always doubt our parents? Why can't there be an automatic button, or a gene already instilled that let's us know our parents are always right?

Today I find myself telling my kids all the time, treat others like you would want to be treated because you just never know what may be going on in their life causing them to act like that. Be nice!

Not too long ago, my daughter told me, "When will I just learn that you're always right!"

Haha! Talk about jumping to the past! Of course I laughed, but I had to break down and tell her I had said the same thing to my own mother. Now only if my mother could have heard me admit to that one, she probably would have peed herself.

Now if only we can work on that "born-with" gene so that we already know OUR MOTHERS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT!

What do you remember your mother telling you as a child, that you swore you would never repeat, and do?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cat's Got My Tongue!

I hate when this happens! My muse is fighting to break free and my brain is not allowing the words to come out right. It's there, I know it is. The story is just dying to get out! It just won't come though. I'm not sure if my brain is working faster than my comprehension or what the heck happens, and boy oh boy do I hate it!

The struggle I feel inside, this turmoil, is almost more than I can bare at times. It makes me feel very antsy, and sometimes sad. I feel all irritable, and sometimes I forget why I'm even being grumpy to begin with, then I step back, rethink my place and start all over again with trying to figure out why I can't get the words out.

I think it may be characters struggling, or fighting for their place in the story. Who will win out to be the main character, while the other one must agree to take a backseat as secondary. Maybe I'm trying to go in the wrong direction completely. I'm just not sure, but I want to figure it out.

Have you ever had this happen to you? If so, what do you do to get your muse back on track? I'd love for some ideas.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I Went To Sin City!!

Okay. Not the real Sin City, but it was real close!

My new husband and I took a 2 day sabbatical to Atlantic City, New Jersey! We spent most of our time on the beach, but I have to tell ya! I don't see the big deal about gambling! A bit on that a little later...Anyways, we stayed at Bally's - cool pic huh? My husband did a great job catching the moon it the sky! It was a nice hotel.

When we first arrived, we headed straight for the beach. We came to Sammy's Beach Bar, and can you believe it? It belongs to Sammy Hagar! For those of you that don't remember him...

Yes! From Van Halen - when they were.

We stopped for a drink then the water was just calling out to us!

We walked along the beach, listening to the waves and splashing in the water. It was so warm, and the seagulls flying around was just refreshing!

Later that evening we spent some time on the boardwalk! Let me tell you, we did so much walking and still didn't make it to the other end!

Above these billboards, seagulls flew and looked like they were glowing. We didn't know what they were at first, and then I saw wings flapping! I'm such a bubblehead that I swore they shot the gulls up with some sort of drug to make them glow! We stopped and asked a kid cleaning an outside patio and he proceeded to tell us that they were just seagulls flying and the lights from the billboards just made them look like they were glowing! Haha! *slapsforehead* I'm sure he really thought I was an idiot! My husband still laughs to this day about it!

We loved the beach though and spent much of our time by the water. In the following pix, my husband does look a bit like he's had too much to drink, but he hadn't had anything! The flash was just too much for him lol.

At the other end of the beach was a pier, and it had this one ride that was like a slingshot! Yup, needless to say we didn't make it over there, and I wouldn't have been able to ride that ride without throwing up!

The Rides At Night - That blue stick had another one right next to it with a ball in the middle. It pulled the ball full of people down and let go just like a slingshot - BLAHHHH!

A better view of the slingshot.

Bally's West

The Saloon! Happy Hour 24 Hours Per Day!

As for the gambling??? I had no idea what I was doing. Burt and I sat at one of these slot machines, inserted money and pushed a button (max bet)....I watched the little pictures spin around and waited for fireworks! When nothing happened except for the pictures stopped spinning, I looked at my husband, "Really? This is it? People really sit here for hours and spend thousands of dollars on this?"

Of course I lost $60 and my husband won $200! 

The time came for us to head back home, and after only 2 days, we were ready to leave the busy-ness behind.

When we got home, we were so tired and couldn't wait to get to bed. I think we slept for a full 12 hours! It was fun, but I don't think I'll be ready to go back to "Sin City" anytime soon! 

Have you ever been to Atlantic City? Gambled?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Got Hitched!

So...I finally took the plunge and got married! For the entire month of June I was as stressed as I've ever been. When July 3rd finally arrived, I didn't know whether to cry, throw up, or run for the woods lol.

I wanted a tie dye wedding, and trying to find dresses for all different shapes and sizes was like trying to pull teeth. We finally found a great place though, Custom Crafts, that did a beautiful job with the brides maid dresses.

My husband was so nervous as well, that he actually told his best man, (my son Hunter), that he may have to hold him up. His knees were shaking so bad he thought he might fall down.

Then I pulled up, and I say pulled up on this...

SHOTGUN WEDDING! Instead of my Dad walking me down the isle, he drove me on a Harley Davidson Trike, and when my husband to be saw me with a shotgun in my hand, I thought he was going to fall over! My Dad's idea, only he was supposed to be holding the gun. He couldn't drive and hold it at the same time though LMAO!

As nervous as we were, we got through our "I Do's", and officially tied the knot :).

You may now kiss the bride :)

The entire wedding party left on motorcycles. It just couldn't have been any better than that. Not to mention, Burt and I could finally breathe again haha.

Then it rained! BUT...we welcomed it as it was so hot that day, the rain was so refreshing, not to mention, they say it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day! So guess our marriage will be blessed with luck until death do us part!

My mother was having a really good day. She welcomed Burt with open arms and said, "Welcome to our crazy family. You better treat her right or I'll kick your ass!" Needless to say, she was the comedian of the night lol.

So now I am Mrs. Burt Morgret, yes, a very German name. He's taken me back to my own roots with my new last name. One day we may just travel to Germany and get a real taste of our heritage.

Things are finally settling down and I am trying to get back to work as normal. Life's just been so exciting! As we settle into our new lives together, I can only imagine it can only get better from here, if that's even possible.

I can't believe how smooth the wedding and the reception went, no hitches, haha no pun intended. It was just a beautiful day, even with the rain! I'm very blessed.

How about you? Any wedding blunders, or beautiful stories from your day? I'd love to hear them :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dating! Is There a Manual for This?

Dating...This is a very foreign thing to me. I was with my children's dad for almost 11 years. Even before him, I never dated much. My son just asked me the other day, "Mom. Why don't you date?" How do you tell a 14 year old that there are just too many jackasses in the world? I did it though and told him to stand outside the box and be that one man that woman can't live without. (he laughed at me).

Since that conversation, I've been asked to NY, taken to dinner, and now *winces* my girlfriend wants me to meet a friend of hers. I often don't like meeting new people, especially when it's set up and most likely going to be in a bar.

I have no idea how to date!

To me, when it's set up, I almost feel like I have to, oh, I don't know, be on my best behavior. Eeeek! I'm constantly thinking, this will never work out, what if he doesn't like me, maybe he doesn't like pleasingly plump chicks (I know, shut off the panic button)....Then I think - WHO CARES!

I know I shouldn't have this mindset, or I may very well end up alone the rest of my life. Would that be so bad really? I've met little old ladies in my nursing career that have never married, remain virgins, never had children and seem very happy with their life. It couldn't be that bad.

Then I think of my children. So many of the people around where I live have someone to share life with, to be a role model, give their sons male advice, and my kids have me. HA! What the hell do I know about being a man? Heh hmmm - NADA.

Do I agree to meet this guy, who really text me and said, "I want to LUVE you", LMAO. Really? First, learn how to spell, second, you don't even know me dude!

The other guy, well he just recently got separated and I know there is going to be a whole bag of **it to go with this soon, do I really want to go there?

Really. Is there a dating manual out there? Something that tells you how this is all supposed to work? I have no clue how to date, what's acceptable and what's not.

What do you think?

What's your worst and best dating story? Leave it in a comment, I'd love to hear it and your advice for dating in general.