Sunday, March 6, 2011

Meet Guest Contributor Sally Chambers

If you've come for the Thoughts of Spring Blog Party, welcome! If you're a mother trying to balance kids and work and everything else, we hope you stick around and follow our journeys. Please come back this week and meet some of the other authors of this blog.

Hi, I'm Sally Chambers, grandmother, wife, mother, and writer of inspirational fiction, devotionals, poetry, and more. I'm married to my retired engineer, high school sweetheart and we have two grown, married children. I've been a stay-at-home-mom, a business owner, and now retired, my passions are writing, reading, researching for my novels, Salvation Army, teaching Sunday school, and reading to children. Hobbies are beading, crocheting, and doing any kind of puzzle. Since I retired from a long-time career in insurance, I enjoy spending lots of time devoted to my writing. And you can see that I need spend some time creating some order out of my writing room chaos!

We live on Florida's Space Coast and love being so close to the ocean even though it means braving a hurricane or two...or more every year. Love the bird life here. Right now the robins are wintering as they wait for the northern snow melt, but the cardinals, jays, doves, and every kind of waterbird visit our feeders and two ponds.

And I wouldn't be a typical grandma if I didn't include at least one brag photo of my little great granddaughter! So here's my sweet River by the duckpond.

How would people describe your personality? (If they could only use ONE word.) Are they right?

An optimist. Yes, they'd be right.

What is your comfort food/drink? Be brave – tell us something very random and weird about yourself.

A big mug of fresh-perked Dunkin' Donut's Cinnamon Spice coffee laced with lots of honey and cooled to perfection with Silk's chocolate soy milk. Starts my engine!

If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), where would you go?

I have sand in my shoes and heart. I wouldn't budge from right here where I live now on the east coast of sunny, warm, sub-tropical Florida it's been home for a long time.

What are your favorite animals?

Horses and dogs. I've had and adored both. But if I tried to ride a horse now there'd be body parts strewn from the Space Coast to the Gold Coast! I didn't sit down for a week the last time I hopped on to ride bareback...the bruises were epic.

Who is your favorite blogger? Why?

All of Crystal Laine Miller's blogs. Anything Crystal writes is interesting and informative. I love her When I Was Just A Kid Blog. She features the lives of people like Camy Tang, Eva Marie Everson, Colleen Coble, Deborah Raney, Rachel Hauck, Agent Terry Burns, and more, with their wonderful personal photos.

P.S. Yes, I'm a hopeless romantic♥ (but married to that engineer who doesn't have a clue☺).



  1. Hey Sally, I totally have to agree that you're an optimist. That's what makes you so nice to work with writing-wise. You always see the good in everything I write.

    I laughed when I started reading about the coffee you drink--it showed up in one of the chapters she wrote, and I told her she couldn't let her character do that. Coffee with chocolate soy milk and honey sounded too weird and might make some people (like Melissa) gag. Melissa's pretty prone to gagging, though.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you as well. Your great grand-daughter is too cute!

  3. Enjoying everyones blog party posts.

  4. Hi Sally! Thanks for "popping in" to my blog!

    I just love the picture of your great-granddaughter - there's something so sweet about the profile views of babies. She's precious!

  5. Whew, at least ONE of you isn't gagging, Doula Brandi!☺

  6. Yeah, Brandi may well be the only other person on the continent of North America not gagging, though.

    In all fairness, I haven't ever tried Dunkin' Donut's Cinnamon Spice coffee with honey and chocolate soy milk. Who knows, maybe I'd actually like it. But considering I'd have to drive 500 miles to find a Dunkin Donuts, I don't think I'll be trying Sally's concoction any time soon.

    And just for the record, Tim Hortons' coffee is way better than Dunkin Donuts anyway. Tim H is really all we have up here, being so close to Canada.

  7. Tim who??
    And I also love Folger's Chocolate Truffle with the other stuff added. My husband gags at the thought of Cinnamon Spice.☺

  8. Ha, Ha, Ha, Do you really not know about Tim Horton's? It a Canadian donut shop. Tim H is like a religion in Canada, second only to hockey. And way better coffee then Dunkin D's. I might be able to try the chocolate truffle though.

  9. Enjoyed my stop here....What a fun hop...Loved reading your post...

  10. An engineer without a clue.... hilarious! We need to open Romance U! :)

  11. OH MY! Yes, Tim Hortons is the BEST! I miss that coffee shop:)

    And Sally, you're such a beautiful soul.