Friday, November 27, 2015


Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Because Michele of Angels Bark and I have two special offers for you, and both concern the jewelry she makes and sells online at Accent Gem Designs, Penelope and Franklin want to get involved. They get their noses into everything, including places on my body I don't want to discuss. Let's just say I can't bend over to pick up the soap.

Before I turn over the blog to Penelope and Franklin, I'll tell you what the two offers are. First, you can shop at Accent Gem Designs and use the coupon code word JUNEBUG to get 15% off your order. Michele will wrap your gifts and ship them to multiple addresses in the U.S. only.

We also have a Rafflecopter you can use to enter our Great Thanksgiving Accent Gem Designs Giveaway, also open to U.S. residents only, unless you have an address in the U.S. where you want the package to be sent. 
We're sorry we can't ship to the rest of the world, but the cost was prohibitive.

Here's the Rafflecopter, which is available until midnight, Dec. 1st:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now the little lady gets to write to you first:

hi i am penelope it was thanksgiving i don't know what that means

now it's black friday i wonder if it's because franklin and i have lots of black fur

i want to tell you about jewelry i never saw jewelry till i met mom she gave me my own jewelry to wear everyday i have a green necklecircle with charms that tell where i live this me with my necklecircle that is green sorry i moved me head when nice mom lady took picture she say penelope that's me is never still

nice michele lady who live far away sent jewelry to nice mom lady i want to try on jewelry so much that mom let me i have on bracelet but wear like necklecircle and hang earrings from necklecircle

i am pretty feel so pretty with blue and gold necklecircle and earrings nice mom lady say pierced ears not right for doggy that is fine i like to wear the pretties on my neck

nice mom lady say i am prettiest little penelope in the whole world now my brudder franklin want to write about jewelry 

Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi! It's me! It's me! It's me! I'm Franklin the Bordernese. Did you see I have a little sister now? She has the same color fur as me, but her fur is short, and mine is long. Her legs are short, and mine are long. We play chase in the yard, and we cuddle when we nap in Mom's office.

Penelope is little, so I hafta take care of her.

I'm a big guy, but I like jewelry, too. One time Mom let me wear a pretty necklace. After we got jewelry from Michele, Mom let me wear a pretty bracelet.

See me look at you upside down? I had my head on Mom's leg, so she took the pitcher of me looking up at her.

Here's a pitcher of me wearing a bootiful blue bracelet with a white flower.

I wish I could wear it all the time, but Mom said it would fall off outside and get lost in Lake Junebug.

Me and my little sister Penelope like wearing Michele's jewelry that she makes herself.

We gotta go now. We're gonna play chase around the bush, just like me and Harper did before he went to heaven. Mom always says that someday we will all be in heaven, and Faulkner The Original Dog will be there waiting for us.

I hope you can all get some jewelry!

Okay I love you bye-bye.

This is me after we played chase around the bush and I needed to rest. Penelope is fast. See? Mom let me wear the bracelet again.

Bye! Bye! Bye!

Franklin the Bordernese

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

We wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.

Infinities of love,

Janie, Franklin, and Penelope

While everyone else watches that boring game with the ball that looks like a large potato, you can get some of your Christmas shopping done very easily by going to Michele's shop, Accent Gem Designs. With the coupon code word, JUNEBUG, you get 15% off your order. Michele, who blogs at Angels Bark, will gift wrap and ship your purchases to multiple location in the U.S.

AND if you're a U.S. resident or have a U.S. mailing address, you can enter 

The Great Thanksgiving Accent Gem Designs Giveaway

Please use the Rafflecopter to enter. The more activities you complete, the more entries you have. No purchase necessary. The Rafflecopter is available until midnight on December 1st. Winners will be chose at random after the Rafflecopter closes.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Every year I have my Christmas shopping finished before Cyber Monday because I use Black Friday to shop online at home. No way will I go out to those crowded stores and stand in line to buy the same stuff everybody else gets when I can shop at cool sites such as Michele's Accent Gem Designs.

Michele's designs are unique and beautiful. She'll gift wrap your purchases and ship them to multiple addresses in the U.S.

She has gemstone pendants in sterling silver, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and jewelry sets. All beaded bracelets and earrings are handcrafted by Michele with fabulous natural gemstones. Each purchase includes an information sheet detailing the healing and metaphysical properties of the gemstones. These are great gifts for friends and relatives, or get something for yourself. Guys, the ladies in your life will love Michele's designs.

Michele currently offers a price break, too, to all you fortunate friends of Janie Junebug (moi). You can have 15% off your purchase when you enter the coupon code word JUNEBUG.

Michele and I also have a Rafflecopter you can use to enter The Great Thanksgiving Accent Gem Designs Giveaway. *Please note: Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Here is the bracelet and earrings set that Michele is so generously giving to a Rafflecopter winner:

We're also giving away a $15 credit to use for a purchase at Accent Gem Designs, and three books I edited--all written by bloggers.

The books are

Now, here's the Rafflecopter that you U.S. residents can use to try to win a prize, but I heartily recommend shopping at Accent Gem Designs while you wait for the Rafflecopter to end on December 1st.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

Monday, November 23, 2015


Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I'm teaming up with Michele, who blogs at Angels Bark and makes beautiful jewelry for her shop Accent Gem Designs, to make your Christmas shopping easy and to give away some cool prizes.

The Rafflecopter is now ready for entries. The more activities you do, the better your chances of winning. *Please note that the giveaway is open to U.S. residents only--unless you live someplace else, but have a U.S. address where a prize can be shipped.

These are the prizes:

1. Tiger's Eye and Blue Aventurine Stretch Bracelet and Earrings Set from Accent Gem Designs (a $35 value)

2. A $15 credit to use when you shop at Accent Gem Designs

3. A physical copy of The Amaranthine by Murees Dupe, edited by Janie Junebug

4. A physical copy of Sophie Writes a Love Story by Linda Kay, edited by Janie Junebug

5. A physical copy of Creating a Joyful Life by Jennifer Williams-Fields, edited by Janie Junebug

I suspect the photo of the bracelet and earrings will entice you to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Michele is also very generously offering a 15% discount off your purchase at Accent Gem Designs when you enter the coupon code word JUNEBUG. Avoid the crowded stores and parking lot traffic jams by shopping online at Accent Gem Designs. You can even avoid the long lines at the post office. Michele will gift wrap your purchases and ship to multiple addresses in the U.S.

I have some jewelry made by Michele. I can attest to its quality and beauty.

I hope you'll take note of my new Janie Junebug Righting & Editing title on my blog (if you followed WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME, then please change your blogroll to Janie Junebug Righting & Editing). I want to call attention to some changes coming up on my blog that I hope will help you out. We'll have a stronger focus on writing and publishing tips. I'll answer your grammatical questions, too.

But don't worry--we'll still have MOVIE WEEKEND and posts by Franklin or Penelope when they're in the mood to write.

Penelope hopes she'll find some
Accent Gem Designs jewelry in
her very first Christmas stocking.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

P.S. If you have any problems entering the giveaway, please let me know. We're still working out the kinks.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


It's almost time for The Great Accent Gem Designs Giveaway, hosted by Michele of Angels Bark and Janie of Janie Junebug Righting & Editing. We have some great prizes for you, and we hope to make your Christmas shopping easier.

I asked Michele if we could have this giveaway because I want to call attention to the beautiful jewelry she makes. I also hope you'll notice that I've changed the title of my blog to Janie Junebug Righting & Editing. The title change is one of the first steps in making my blog more writing oriented so I can answer your grammatical questions, give you writing tips, and bring in folks to write guest posts about how they publish their books.

You have to use the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. We have a variety of activities for you to perform so you can earn entries. We hope you have fun, and we look forward to giving you cool prizes!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Hey! The upcoming week will be great. The turkey thaws in the refrigerator as I write. I have a giveaway in the works with Michele, who blogs at Angels Bark, with great prizes and a discount in Michele's online shop, Accent Gem Designs. Her jewelry is to die for, and she makes every piece with love. Watch for the Rafflecopter, and spread the news.

Before I tell you the results for the November 15, 2015, Battle of the Bands, I have a request. In your blog rolls and anyplace else that's regularly visible on your blogs, where you have the title WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME, please change it to Janie Junebug Righting & Editing.

Thank you. That is not all.

BOTB: The song is This Land Is Your Land. The contenders are Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen. Woody wins easily. He is THE BOSS of The Boss.

I loved sharing information about Woody with you during this battle.

Final Count:

Woody Guthrie     25
Bruce Springsteen 4

Will someone please comfort Cherdo (of Cherdo On The Flipside)? I live in Florida; Cherdo lives in Tennessee. I can hear her sobbing. Remember, she is a big Bruce fan, 

Cherdo, please, I need some sleep. Penelope says if you are quiet, then you can bring Gonzo to live with us and be my new son when he has recovered. In exchange for the gift of Gonzo, Penelope might allow you to pet her.

Oh, Woody Guthrie, we love you so. You are an American icon.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

Woody wrote many songs for children. This is one:

Friday, November 20, 2015


hello my name is penelope or sometimes penny

i was born under a house in Georgia i was there a little while a nice lady rescued me and my mom and my brothers and sisters the nice lady rescues lots of dogs and tries to help them find homes where they will have a good life

i lived in a kennel with another dog for a long time i thought i would live there furever but a few weeks ago another nice lady showed up she hugged me and said my name is mom

then she put me in her car and drove me to florida i live with mom now

i have learned a lot mom says she is proud of me

i have a brother here his name is franklin

franklin is nice to me we is friends

everything is new and confoosing i do not like all the loud noises outside mom says it is work on a house she hopes they will be done soon maybe i be less scairt

mom feeds me and takes me to the vet man for my shots they don't hurt very much i have a microchip too don't ever want to get lost

i like this new mom but i like someone else a whole lot too

a very tall man with paintings on his skin comes to visit he picks me up and i sit on his lap last night i sat on his lap and watched a movie

i didn't understand the movie but i like the tall man he holds me just right

another man comes to visit too i don't know him much but he is nice to me

the mom lady says she has something special coming up for peoples who visits her blog there will be presents like a party i have never been to a party but mom gives me presents i have toys to chew on i have a comfy crate where i like to sleep at night during day i stays close to mom while she makes her tapping and clicking noises on the machine she says nice things to me all the time and never gets mad

she hopes i will want to sleep in the bed with her i am not ready to be up high on a bed yet

i don't know who you are out there but i have a question

do you think i will stay here i think i would like that especially if the noisy men go away and the tall man keeps coming to visit me mom kisses me too

i like quiet i do not bark i am not sure if i remember how to bark i made a noise one night mom said it sounded like a moo cow and a donkey bray 

maybe i bark someday

remember mom's blog has a new name and she and another lady are going to give away beautiful presents that is nice 

mom says i am not one of the presents she says i am a treasure

when we wake up in the morning she says to me you are as shiny and pretty as a new penny

i think we will all be friends will you be my friends i hope so

i be right here if you want to talk to me

your friend to be,