Fabulous Florida Writers

I’m excited being featured on this great blog site.

Check it out by clicking on the link below.

http://fabulousfloridawriters.blogspot.com/2017/05/ivy-tobin-calling-all-doormats.html

 

 

 

We have to believe.

I believe with all my heart

With the current chaos in our world, amplified and distorted by the media 24/7, it is easy to get caught up in the turmoil. Today, more than ever, we have to believe better days are coming.  Repeat this thought often and share it with others.  As recovering doormats we can’t let these turbulent times send us back to hiding within our comfort zones.  We can’t use it as an excuse not to stand up and move forward.

I believe with all my heart better days are coming and encourage all to do the same.

 

 

 

 

True Friends.

 

True friend

What is a true friend?  Many claim this title, but how many are mere acquaintances, people we know in passing ? Or people who disappear when we’re struggling? Or become belligerent, hostile and toxic when we express different opinions.   Perhaps some are adversaries, hiding their true agendas; like wolves in sheep clothing.  Or friends using our failures and disappointments to bolster their egos.

Today, more than ever, it’s necessary to know who’s with you.  In this chaotic climate of change and uncertainty, one thing is absolutely vital:   True friends.  

A true friend loves you at your worst, and celebrates your bests.

 

The Society for Recovering Doormats turns 4 today.

Four years ago today, I began my site on Facebook.  A few months later I expanded to this blog site.  In late November of 2014 My Life as a Doormat, a novel I’d spent 10 years developing, was published

In 2015 I started my book tour, many signings and events at Barnes and Nobles in Florida.  I also opened an on-line-store on Cafe Press. I’m a little technology challenged, but by some miracle by the end of 2015 I managed to get onto most social media platforms. I also began work on my second novel; a sequel to My Life as a Doormat.

During 2016 I continued touring in Florida, and included New Jersey, New York City and Asheville North Carolina.  August’s highlight was being interviewed on a PBS TV show called Between The Covers. Since I was an actor long before writing, I was very excited to do the show, and my interest for getting back into ‘show biz’ renewed.

So here I am, 4 years, a book, and 70, 400 followers later, wondering what to do next?

Many thanks to all sharing my vision and  supporting my journey.

4 years old

New Jersey Book Signings

East Brunswick Book signingI loved bringing My Life as a Doormat to the Northeast!  Thanks to all who came out to my book signings in New Jersey. The Garden State rocks!  book event

September Book Signing

Book signing Sept 16th Many thanks to all who stopped by the Barnes & Noble in South Tampa Florida.  It was great to meet you.

If you’ve read ‘My Life as a Doormat’ I’d love to hear from you.  Please shout out  in the comment section of this post,  You can also leave a ‘review’ by following this link

linkhttp://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Doormat-Rose-Gardner-ebook/product-reviews/B00PHLAKBQ

September Calendar of Book Signings

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September 12 –  Book signing at  Barnes and Noble in South Tampa

11AM – 1PM

213 North Dale Mabry Blvd, Tampa Florida 33609

For details, please follow this link-

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4875502-0

 

 

Summer Book Signings and Event Schedule

My Life As a Doormat

Below are book signing and event dates for the summer –

Dates and Locations –

June 13th  –  Barnes & Noble  –  Carrollwood,  Florida – 2pm – 4pm

11802 Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

 

June  20th  – Barnes & Noble –  Brandon Florida         – 12pm – 2pm

122 Brandon Town Center Dr, Brandon, FL 33511

 

June 27th – Barnes & Noble – Clearwater, Florida       – 11am – 2Pm

 23654 US 19 North, Clearwater, Fl 33765

 

August 5th – Guest speaker for Tampa Writers Alliance  – 7PM

Carrollwood B & N – 11802 Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618