Welcome aboard!

Happy Winter Solstice!

I’m so glad you’re here. This is my new blog. And I want to welcome you with all my heart. At Winter Solstice, we face the longest night of winter dark, but the promise of ever-strengthening light arrives with the rising sun. For that reason, the shimmer of hope and brightness, I think launching now is a good time.

Also because I love winter, but that’s a topic for another day.

For now, I’ll just say that I wanted a place to share my thoughts and interests. Obviously, that includes my books. If you’re a reader, long-time or new, I hope you’ll enjoy having somewhere to hear about new releases, sales, and other exciting happenings.

If you’re not a reader, that’s fine, too. Perhaps you’re a fellow animal-and-nature lover. (extra-points for cat lovers) Maybe you share my fascination with history? Or the paranormal? Who doesn’t enjoy a good ghost story? Or the possibilities of time-slips and whatnot? I’m sure many of you love Scotland and Highlanders. Vikings, and Regency rakes. London, anyone?

And then there’s…

Books, reading, and writing. The writing life with all its rollercoaster highs and lows. And because this is my blog, whimsy and magic. The little things that crop up and deserve a blether.

If you followed my old blog, Tartan Ink, I’ll admit I’m recalling the good times enjoyed there. It’s been years since then, but the fond memories remain. Here, as in Tartan Ink’s infamous Tea Room, the only taboo topics will be politics and religion.

Likewise mirroring Tartan Ink, I hope to do author interviews and share reviews of books I enjoy. There might be an occasional rant. Some little thing that irks me. But even then, you won’t find any profanity. Just a grumble or two.

Unlike Tartan Ink, I won’t be doing daily posts. Instead, I’ll post when I have something to say and/or book news to share.

The blog’s name is a nod to my stewardess years. Back then, the phrase Coffee, Tea, or Me was a thing. Nowadays, I still love coffee and tea. I still brew and serve both, though in my home, not at 37,000 feet. And books? Well, they were a constant in my life then, paperback romance novels always tucked in my crew luggage. Books remain a great love.

So when I needed a blog name, Coffee, Tea, or Books seemed appropriate.

I’ll leave you now. Thanks again for being here. I hope you’ll become a regular visitor.

Till next time…

Happy Yule!

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25 responses to “Welcome aboard!

  1. Leah Weller

    So happy to see this! It got me so excited! ๐Ÿ˜

    • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

      And you’re the first to comment as far as I can see in here. Hurrah! That makes me happy, too. I think it was time to do this. Excited. xx

  2. sharon frizell

    Great to be aboard ,good times ahead

    • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

      And I am so happy to see you in here, Sharon. Thanks so much. I loved blogging some years back, with Tartan Ink, so am looking forward to this new blog.

  3. sharon frizell

    Great to be aboard , fun times

    • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

      Thanks, C.F. I really loved my earlier blog, Tartan Ink. Have missed blogging since then. So I’m glad to have this new one. Good place, too, for author interviews and introducing books/series I love. Ahem.

  4. ginny

    glad you are writing a blog again!

    • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

      You just made my day, Ginny. I’m so happy you’re pleased. It’s great to see you in here. This will be a fun blog. xx

  5. melly801

    Happy Yule, Sue-Ellen! Will we be able to meet hot highlanders on this blog? *HUGE GRIN* Looking forward to future posts. Blessed be.

  6. Sue-Ellen! So glad to see this new blog. I think you’re wise to post only when you have something to share. This is going to be fun. The grandcats, Pip and Gwenevere send their greetings to Snuggles. I have been thinking of you a lot in the last few weeks. I just finished a series that if you haven’t read it you simply must. Wishing you a Blessed Yule and hope your skies are clear ours are not like I really thought they would be. Ha!

    • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

      I think so, too, old friend. It is hard to post daily as we did. I don’t have the time for that anymore, but do have lots to say and share, so I am glad to have this new blog. Skies were clear and I’ve been watching Jupiter and Saturn nearing each other all week. (except one night with storms) Last night’s great conjunction was awesome! Sorry you had clouds. A series? I wasn’t aware of that. Under your name? Let me know your pen name (if you’re using one) and the series titles so I can get them. Congrats! Love to the kitties. Snugs is curled on my lap as I type.

  7. I’m so happy you’ll be blogging and sharing news. I hope you, Snugs, and your family are doing well. Receiving your newsletters always makes me happy. When I read you started a blog I rushed over.

    My Cairn terrier, Smudge has a Doggy Bloggy where we have author interviews which includes their pets. We would love to have you and Snugs. Six questions, a few photos, and a book cover and a link where people can purchase it. Here’s the address for your perusal: smudgemacruff.wordpress.com

    Hugs to you and Snugs!
    Tambra

    • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Tambra. You brightened my morning. All is well here and I hope so for you and yours, too. I’m looking forward to blogging again and am so happy to have this set up now.

      It’s wonderful that you have a blog for Smudge. Brilliant idea and sounds so cute. I’d love to be a guest there. Snugs would also be thrilled. Adore his wordpress address, too. Adorable! I’ll swing by and be in touch re a date. Thanks so much for the invitation.

      Hugs back to you from us! And cuddles to Smudge.
      Love,
      Sue-Ellen and Snuggles xx

    • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Tambra. You brightened my morning. All is well here and I hope so for you and yours, too. I’m looking forward to blogging again and am so happy to have this set up now.

      It’s wonderful that you have a blog for Smudge. Brilliant idea and sounds so cute. I’d love to be a guest there. Snugs would also be thrilled. Adore his wordpress address, too. Adorable! I’ll swing by and be in touch re a date. Thanks so much for the invitation.

      Hugs back to you from us! And cuddles to Smudge.
      Love,
      Sue-Ellen and Snuggles xx

      • Tina Phillips

        I love your writing it helps me be another life. Which helps me get in another world so I wonโ€™t get to worry that everything going on with my health! You are an awesome writer, thank you! Tina

      • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

        Thank you so much, Tina. Your kind words really brightened my Christmas. I am so glad my books let you escape your cares for a while. Take care of yourself and Merry Christmas to you. Much love, Sue-Ellen xx

      • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

        Thank you so much, Tina. Your kind words really brightened my Christmas. I am so glad my books let you escape your cares for a while. Take care of yourself and Merry Christmas to you. Much love, Sue-Ellen xx

  8. Wendy McKinnis

    Love the new blog. So glad to have you back . Will be good to “catch up” again. Have been rereading all my books by you, and have fallen in love with them again. New-old-redo’s, doesn’t matter. Love them all. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. (left you a little something in your PO box). Hugs, & Rainbows, Wendy

    • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

      You are so kind, Wendy.I just opened your beautiful gift and absolutely love it. Thank you so much. You know me so well. It’s purrfect and Snugs approves, too. xx Thanks as well for your kind words about my books. I know you love them, and always have. It is so lovely to know you enjoy them so much. I’m wishing you all the very best for this holiday season, too. And I’m delighted you are pleased about the new blog. xx

      • Glad you like it (kinda figured you would–it had your name on it). Be well, be safe, and HUGS

      • Sue-Ellen Welfonder

        I love it! (just sent you an email) It’s perfect. I’ve decided to name the cat Sylvester. For the season – in Germany New Year is called ‘Sylvester,’ so the name fits him. Also strikes me as a good name for such a dapper gent. Thank you again. So much! Smiling all over.

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