Belle BWHello I’m Belinda (McGrath) Witzenhausen~in a nutshell; I am a Writer,Editor,Creativity Coach, Artist, Amateur Photographer,Online Radio Show Producer, Lover of Psychology/Neuroscience, Armchair Archaeologist, Coffee Connoisseur, Bibliophile & Hubby’s Grossly Under-Paid Bass Roadie.😉

I have always enjoyed helping others, both my education and work history have revolved around social services and as a result, I have been blessed to cross paths with many interesting, inspiring and creative people. I love life and try to make sure that each of my days is touched by the creative process.  I make it my mission to help others heal and ignite their creativity. I also am an advocate for children and adults with special needs, chronic illness, and learning challenges.

Currently, I am working on an Urban Fantasy novel to be released  2015/16, am a contributing writer for various mainstream websites, main writer/creator/coach at www.IgniteYourCreativity.net, www.WriterzBlox.net, partner at Professor Owl’s Book Corner and a producer for Blogtalk’s Radio show Conscious Choices (currently on hiatus). Also stay tuned for a new anti-bullying initiative to raise awareness and help victims of cyber-bullies.

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 Bella’s Creations


Personal Development Blog


Pleased to announce the launch of our publishing company…


McGrath Witzenhausen Publishing! 

New Release: Delivered by Angels by @EmeraldBarnes


Delivered by Angels by Emerald Barnes

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About the Book

Determined to escape her abusive father and drunken mother, Lexi Johnson turns to the blade to numb her pain, but it isn’t enough to end her misery. She’s convinced that not even God could save her now.

Roxy Taylor is the new girl in town, and Lexi doesn’t trust her, especially when she teams up with DJ Tucker to try and break down the barriers that Lexi has put in place.

Little does Lexi know, there are greater forces battling for her life, and as Lexi begins to open up to both Roxy and DJ, she’ll see that she isn’t alone in this world.

In the heart-pounding sequel to Entertaining Angels, everyone’s favorite angel, Zach Taylor, is back, and he’s there to make sure that Madison and Chase Sanders are on the path that God has chosen for them, a path that could deliver Lexi from the demons who want her soul.

**Delivered by Angels is a Christian fiction novel that deals with depression, suicide, and self-harm. It’s meant to show people that they aren’t alone. If they’re feeling this suicidal, there is help. You can always call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or you can reach out to local pastors for help. You can even submit a prayer request to Emerald. You are not alone.

About Emerald:


Emerald Barnes graduated with a B.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. She resides in a small town in Mississippi and has the accent to prove it. She’s an auntie to three beautiful nieces and three handsome nephews. She’s a Whovian, a little bit of a nerd, a reader, a writer, and a family-oriented person. God is number one in her life, and she thanks Him continuously for His love and favor.

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Wishing all an inspirational June!

June Writing

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” ~ Jesse Owens

Busy month ahead, going to need lotsa #coffee!☕😉  I have some exciting creative and academic projects on the go… I’m loving every minute!:)  #amwriting #researching #studying #paleography #archaeology #mythology #amreading #creating  #transcribing #painting #volunteering #makingdreamsareality

No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you’re making your fondest dreams a reality! Wishing everyone an inspirational June!
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”~Anatole France

This month’s #AmWriting Playlist on Spotify…

June Playlist


Dead Last ~ A New Release by Author @MaryAnnKempher

Dead Last Cover


Every year Reno hosts a huge bicycle race, hundreds enter. When Max Holland, the man everyone is betting on to win the ten thousand dollar purse, is shot dead in Jack’s office, there’s concern that racers are being targeted. Jack is discreetly hired to find the killer.

When Victor Burch stopped by the bakery to drop off a box for Mr. Bryan, he had no idea he was about to go on a treasure hunt with, of all people, Nene Albright. This unlikely duo will follow one clue after another to find an unknown prize—which they’d find a lot sooner if they’d quit stopping for food.

On her own, Gaga Albright has her own problems. She has reason to believe that somehow she’s managed to rent the upstairs apartment to weirdos, again. “What?” She wonders. “Am I some sort of magnet for perverts?” While the lady of the “house” is away, the husband is playing around with a leggy blonde.

Will Jack find Max’s killer before another racer loses more than a race? Will Nene and Burch find the treasure, or just have another snack? And Gaga—will she turn a blind eye to the cheating hubby upstairs, or kick some butt and take some names.

About MaryAnn Kempher


MaryAnn Kempher is the bestselling author of the Under the Moonlight murder mystery series; with quirky characters and witty dialogue, her books will test your crime-solving skills, tickle your funny bone, and keep you guessing until the very end.

MaryAnn lives in Tampa Florida with her husband, two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and one cat.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryAnnKempher

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryAnnKempher?filter=1

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/maryannkempher/boards/

Character Interview and Upcoming Release by Author @MaryAnnKempher

Today I’m interviewing two of the main characters from MaryAnn Kempher‘s exciting series, Under the Moonlight.  Ladies & Gentlemen Jack Harvey & Curt Noble… Welcome!

You two have been friends through thick and thin?  Has there ever been a moment when you both wondered if your friendship would stand the test of time? What is the secret?
“I’ll take this one,” Curt said. “I have to say after getting shot during the Virginia Lake murder investigation, I really questioned whether or not being friends with Jack was worth it.”
“Thanks a lot buddy.”
“No, but seriously,” Curt said, smiling over at Jack. “we lost contact for a few years, but Jack was there for me when I needed him. I don’t forget that kind of loyalty. And now with the detective agency, I think we might be stuck with each other.”
“Oh great,” Jack said..
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Jack, you’re quite…ahem….”appreciated” by your female fans and rumour has it you might just have a love interest in MaryAnn’s new book Dead Last? Inquiring minds need to know? What about Amy, do you still think about her, do you foresee her making an appearance in the future?
“I do still think about Amy, a lot, but you know these things happen. People want different things and we just were never on the same page, if you know what I mean. I’ll always think fondly of Amy though. I thought she would one day be my wife, but it wasn’t meant to be. As for seeing her again, never say never, but I get the feeling I won’t see her in the near future.”
Curt, in Dead Last you endure a hair raising experience how (if at all) does it change you? How do you see the world now?
“Working as a private detective comes with inherent risks. I knew this before we opened. Let’s just say, I’m re-evaluating my future with the Harney/Noble Detective agency.”
Jack, you’ve taken the scenic route working in law enforcement first Reno PD then Security on a cruise ship now a PI, what’s next, secret agent, Bond, Jack Bond? What do you prefer?
Jack laughs. “Well, I did get offered a job with the FBI, but I turned them down. So who knows, if the detective gig doesn’t pan out, maybe I’ll take them up on their offer.”
Ok guys…we want the dirt on Nene & Gaga, what do they get up to next and are they really as uh….”quirky” as they seem?
Jack and Curt looked at each other and chuckled. “I don’t know which of those ladies is the most, as you put it, quirky,” Jack answered, “but they are both a lot of fun to be around. You never know what they’ll be up to next. I think I heard Nene say they might be going on another cruise.”
“Oh,” Curt said, “I feel sorry for the security team on that cruise. I’m kidding, I’m kidding.”
Final question, where do you hope to find yourself in the next book, do you think you have any sway with MaryAnn? Perhaps if you beg she’ll put you on a nice beach in Tahiti? What do you think?”
“Heaven knows I could use a vacation,” Jack said, “but I don’t see that in the cards anytime soon. What about you Curt? You planning on taking a vacation?”
“What? And leave all this?” He laughed.
Check back next week for more info on MaryAnn’s New Release ~ Dead Last!

More about Author MaryAnn Kempher

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MaryAnn Kempher is the bestselling author of the Under the Moonlight murder mystery series; with quirky characters and witty dialogue, her books will test your crime-solving skills, tickle your funny bone, and keep you guessing until the very end.

MaryAnn lives in Tampa Florida with her husband, two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and one cat.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryAnnKempher

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryAnnKempher?filter=1

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/maryannkempher/boards/

I would like to thank Jack, Curt and MaryAnn  for taking a few moments to catch up with us!😉 If you’re looking for a great read, please stop by her links to find out more about her wonderful work.


Round Table Chat with Author Karina Thomas ( @friedgatortail )

Round Table ChatChatting and discovering new things about our favorite authors is an activity we all enjoy. All we need is a cup of coffee, maybe a cappuccino and tune into the Round Table Chat to discover the latest news about an author.

Appearing on the Round Table Chat is Karina Thomas, introducing her latest romance One Last Chapter. To indulge in this latest news, grab your favorite drink and join Annamaria Bazzi on the Round Table Chat.

A Chat with K. S. Thomas

Karina’s newest book:

One More Chapter

May flowers and lots of #writing! :)

“Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
~Louis Pasteur


Busy month ahead! #amwriting #studying #revising #volunteering #creating #catchingup
No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you have the courage to reach for your dreams! Never give up on your dreams, work hard to make your fondest ones a reality!


Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined!”
~ Henry David Thoreau

This week’s #AmWriting/#Studying Playlist on Spotify…


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
~ Maya Angelou

#amwriting #urbanfantasy #revising #researching #creating #studying #amreading #volunteering #transcribing #paleography #celticmythology #literature #ancienthistory #archaeology #screenwriting #photography #makingdreamsareality #pursuingmypassion

One of my favourite quotes on #writing…

Sometimes I think we all need some inspiration, something to remind us that no matter how old we are there is always a chance for a new beginning.:)

Writing Quote

Photograph © Belinda Witzenhausen 2016

“Writing is not like dancing or modeling; it’s not something where — if you missed it by age 19 — you’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writing will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discovers it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world — at any age. At least try.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

Wishing all an inspired April!


Looking  forward  to a very creative & productive April! #Coffee  required…☕😉  I have my hands in quite a few  creative projects and I’m absolutely loving every minute!:) #amwriting #researching #studying #amreading #creating #photography  & #volunteering .

No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you’re making each moment matter! Wishing everyone a fantastic  April!
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou

This week’s #AmWriting Playlist on Spotify…


#amwriting #amreading #urbanfantasy #NA #archaeological #mystery #Celticmythology #archaeology #literature #egyptology #AncientGreece #paleography #transcribing #painting #photography #crocheting #makingdreamsareality

Christmas in March party! via @MimiBarbour

 Christmas in March



Calling all Christmas lovers!

Do you love the music of the holiday season? If so, the Authors’ Billboard needs your attention! This coming 2016 Christmas, twenty of our authors—New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers—will be putting together a multi-author box collection of brand new, never before published stories to dazzle everyone, but we require your participation.

The title of our collection will be LOVE, CHRISTMAS and the theme of this bundle will be Christmas carols. We want to use YOUR favorite holiday songs. If you and your song title are chosen, one of the 20 novellas will be dedicated to you.

Sound like fun? Please enter the contest by naming your special carols in the contest entry form.


You may enter as many times as you like. So what are you waiting for?

Here’s what the winners will receive:

1.Twenty winners will have his/her favorite song chosen as the title and possibly the theme for one of the novellas.
2. That particular story will be dedicated to the winner— twenty in total.
3. And the winners will receive a free copy of the box set (eBook only).


xmasii Ho, ho, ho! And good luck!


The authors involved in this great contest are:

Leanne Banks – NY Times & USAToday, National #1 Best-selling author

Mimi Barbour – NY Times & USA Today, Best-selling author 

Nina Bruhns – NY Times & USA Today, Best-selling author

Joan Reeves – NY Times & USAToday, Best-selling author

Mona Risk – NY Times & USA Today, Best-selling author

Patricia Rosemoor – NY Times & USA Today, Best-selling author

Rebecca York – NY Times & USA Today, Best-selling author

Denise Devine – USA Today, Best-selling author

Donna Fasano – USA Today,Best-selling author

Traci Hall – USA Today,Best-selling author

Taylor Lee – USA Today,Best-selling author

 Stephanie Queen – USA Today,Best-selling author

 Jennifer St. Giles – USA Today,Best-selling author

 Alicia Street – USA Today,Best-selling author

 Ari Thatcher – USA Today,Best-selling author

Rachelle Ayala – Best-selling author

Jacquie Biggar – Best-selling author

Michele Hauf – Best-selling author

 Dani Haviland – Best-selling author

Nancy Radke – Best-selling author




The Christmas Carol (Box Collection) Contest



Live with passion and purpose!

“Nothing great in the world was accomplished without passion.”
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel



Busy weeks ahead! #amwriting #studying #volunteering #creating
No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope your living with passion and purpose! Work towards making your fondest dreams your reality!
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
~ Julia Child

This week’s #AmWriting Playlist on Spotify…

Spotify #amwriting Playlist 0116

#amwriting #urbanfantasy #NA #archaeological #mystery #researching #creating #studying #amreading #volunteering #celticmythology #literature #archaeology#screenwriting #transcribing #paleography #makingdreamsareality #workinghard #dreamingbig #pursuingmypassion


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