Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, Jackie!

Even though it's been 20 years since she's passed, it's hard to believe the beloved Jackie Kennedy isn't here to celebrate what would've been her 85th birthday. But the legacy she left endures. One can't think of Jackie without several elements coming to mind: her classic style, her strength and courage as she led a nation in mourning, her love for her children, and (for fun) her sunglasses. Distinct images of her, regardless of when you were born, are branded in our minds. Here is one of my favorite photos of Jackie.

She's relaxed, beautiful, and wearing her pearls. Another association we often link to Jackie.

For those who can't get enough of Jackie, check out my novel, O! Jackie .

And have some cake for Jackie!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In case you're a bit curious...

Having a fun time with the blog tour so far. Today I'm guest posting at What Is That Book About and sharing 10 Things You Didn't Know About Me. Play along and share some facts about YOU, too!

Stop by here: 10 Things Readers Would Be Surprised To Know About Me Mercedes King

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blog Tour!

Happy to kick off the blog tour for PLANTATION NATION! Gonna be a long, productive run. Looking forward to getting the word out about this book and sharing it with more readers. Plenty of room for you to follow along. :) Readers and Roadies are always welcome.

Today's the first stop and features a special excerpt. Check it out!

Thanks to Alecia at Chosen By You.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Doing some research today for a novella I'm working on about Marilyn Monroe. You always run across fun facts and interesting tidbits while you're submerged up to your ears in Google data. Here was a cute gem:

But  will say that Marilyn looks way too old in this depiction. Otherwise, love the tongue-in-cheek-iness of this.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Man Arrested at Kennedy Compound...

Okay, I for one, can certainly understand an unending fascination with all-things Kennedy. And I can (almost) understand the desire to break into their home....(well, no, I can't actually, but let's go with it)....for that once-in-a-lifetime chance to walk those hallowed hallways and rooms where Kennedys once roamed.

And maybe, just maybe, I can understand how one could get...sidetracked...during such an adventure, and by sidetracked I mean: suddenly overcome by the urge to...READ. After all, the Kennedys must have one handsome library!

According to a recent article, a man was arrested at the Kennedy's Hyannis Port home. One of the teenage Kennedys (Teddy's grandson, I believe), found a man reading. Walks into a room and there's a stranger...reading. No one was harmed, and the neighbors claimed the man's car had been in the driveway for 3 hours.


BUT. But. But what I don't who the man (suspect) was REALLY looking for....

Read the article here.