Author, Danielle Lee Zwissler

Author, Danielle Lee Zwissler

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hard times

Well, I haven't posted for a long time. It's been a hard year, let me tell you. I don't think anyone can quite know what it feels like to be in this position until they are, and it's awful. I don't wish it on anyone.

Brent's been gone now for a little over a year, and things have sucked. I haven't written much all year--just a handful of things that really didn't amount to much. I haven't wanted to do anything. It's hard--why should I do something, when he can't? Why should I enjoy things, when he can't? Those are questions that I ask myself nearly every day. Life has lost its luster, that's for sure.

Since November of last year, I've completed 100 blankets. I've done them all in my free time, and have been trying to get more projects completed. I haven't taken them to the hospital yet--I can't seem to make it up to the fourth floor to see Natascha. I will, though, and when I do, hopefully they make some families happy.

In a month, we will be celebrating Brent's second birthday in Heaven, and I'm hoping that, by then, I'll be able to make the trip to the hospital. Until then, I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

I love you, Brent. There's not a day, nor an hour that goes by that I don't think of you.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Countdown to Christmas is here!

As many of you already know, I'm in love with Christmas. I primarily write Christmas stories, and I'm always in the mood for a good Christmas Tale or two... Anyway, starting with "Snow Bride" a Hallmark Christmas Movie, I will be blogging all about Christmas and Christmas movies!



-Snow Bride-


Blurb from Hallmark-
Greta Kaine (Katrina Law) is always in search of juicy gossip. As a tabloid reporter at "Pulse! Gossip" in Los Angeles, it's her job to expose the rich and famous for the entertainment of the magazine's readers. So when word gets out that one of the late Senator Tannehill's two sons might be proposing marriage at the family's Big Bear compound during Christmas, Greta and her chief rival Wes (Tom Lenk) are challenged by their old-school editor to get the scoop. There's incentive to be the first, too-- the editorship of the magazine's new online incarnation.
Greta's assistant tells her that Wes has a head start to snowy Big Bear, so she dashes to the mountain resort. When she mistakenly ends up as a guest of the family, she's in the middle of what could be her best story yet! However, she soon discovers that the family, including matriarch Maggie Tannenhill (Patricia Richardson) and caretaker Peters (Robert Curtis Brown), are more down-to-earth than she ever gave them credit for. Increasingly guilt-ridden about her game of subterfuge, Greta must make a decision: how far will she go for the sake of a story?
You, too, can watch this on December 3rd at 8:00 AM! 
Let me know what you think!

My review: 
Snow Bride is a super cute holiday movie with an even cuter storyline. Without ruining the whole movie, the acting isn't bad--as some of the earlier Hallmark movies usually are, and the main guy, Ben, is hot. I love his voice, his clothes, and his eyes, which help me get into the holiday spirit! haha :) 
So, if you love Christmas, and Sexy heroes, this one is for you! 
Snow Bride<br />

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A David Bender Mystery Series....

So, since my life has been turned upside down, romance hasn't played a big part in my daily thoughts. Unfortunately for those of you that actually read my Christmas books, I haven't been able to write in that style. Sorry...
Anyway, I've been working on a new series of books without end--at least for now-- and they are called "The David Bender Mystery Novels"...

My plan is to release them one by one starting in July of 2017.




Monday, September 12, 2016

Let's Pretend...

Hi, everyone, and thank you for sticking around. I know I haven't been on lately, and I really don't want to talk too much about that other than to say I've had a lot going on personally, and I'm trying hard to work my way back to something better than crying all day.

I'm working on a new book, well a few new books, and am hoping to have something for you to read soon. My latest, Let's Pretend, is a very cute story that's surprising me by it's length and depth. I'm hoping that it will continue to impress me as I write, and I hope that you will like this new me. At any rate, I'll try to blog once a week, but I'm not promising anything at this time.

Thanks so much for still being here.

Love,

Danielle

Read, Fall in Love, Be Happy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

3 Day Novel... Starting Today!

So, I am starting a 3 Day Novel... TODAY!  What does this mean, you ask? Well, it just means that I am going to attempt to write a novel in 3 days. No pressure, really... sure... Anyway, it's September 7th, and a few days after the actual 3 Day Novel Contest, but I'm doing this for myself. This Labor Day was a much needed family holiday. I couldn't stop to write a book during the actual Labor Day Weekend, but now that I am back at home, and the kids are in school, I'm going to start tonight. So, sometime --around 9 PM or so, I will post my first video log on the occasion.
Hopefully, in three days I will have something... anything... :)
Wish me luck.

Love,

Danielle

Friday, August 19, 2016

So, as you may have guessed from the pictures, I purchased my very first "Pop-up camper!" Now, I know what you're thinking... YIKES! But, this is where the fun comes in... MAKEOVER TIME! So, this is my very own "Flip or Flop". The camper itself was 300 dollars. I'm hoping to get double that on my first flip! These are the before pictures:)