Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

Hello to you all,
Spending the day alone. Brothers took Mama out for a while and after having a nice nap, I got up, got some coffee, put me feet up and began channel surfing. I have decided to not do any work again today. Last year was pretty busy what with all the book signings and writing. I don't necessarily see this as a waisted day. When I decide to work again, I will return to it reinspired, reinvigerated and ready to go. SOme times we just need to take a break and just chill. That's exactly where I am right now and gosh, it feels wonderful.

PS: Don't tell my brothers but I know they were afraid to take Mama out alone that's why they double teamed her, ha ha ha ha ha.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A cold and rainy but relaxing day

Two years ago today I lost my second oldest brother, George. He was such a gift; everyone who met him cared about him. He was that kind of person. This morning started off not so well, lots of crying, then some praying. As it turned out, Mama and I enjoyed watching the rain, television, we ate and napped. The day turned out to be pleasant inspire of all the losses we are experiencing. Blessings to all.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Book Signing

Hello out there, it's been several days since my last contact. Just stopping by tonight to inform you that I am doing a book signing here in Sumter on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, Waldenbooks, Sumter Mall, beginning at 3pm and ending at 6pm. The books I will be signing will be From My Front Porch and Sinners Never Sleep as well as my books under my birth name; Champagne Dreams & Chocolate Kisses, 150 Reasons Why I Can't Serve On Jury Duty, The Oak Trees That Talk and Belcher. You have been so supportive of me for many years and I thank you again for that. Please come out and join me at Waldenbooks on Friday. I look forward to seeing many of you out there. Until then, thank you so much, take care and be blessed!!

~~Leigh McKnight aka Minnie Dix

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Books: From My Front Porch and Sinners Never Sleep

Once again, I would like to extend my profound appreciation for all the support that I have received for my work. Please follow me on Twitter, Facebook, my website, and continue to follow me on my blog. Also, please don't forget to get my books; From My Front Porch and sequel, Sinners Never Sleep, read them and leave a comment on my blog or my website. Thank you one and all.

Love always,
~Leigh McKnight

The reason I write

There are a number of reasons why I write. As I child I stuttered badly, but I always felt I had something to say that I wanted others to hear. I was teased while in elementary school so badly that I made it up in my mind that I was going to say what I had to say. When the words did come out, they did so in a flash and no one understood me anyway so the problem was still there. So early on my parents taught me to read and write. As a child I loved telling stories which more often than not, I wrote them down(went thru quite a bit of paper, too). By writing stories, reports at work, etc, I was able to communicate my thoughts.

The love of writing followed me and I decided to write songs, scripts, book. Now I am an author, writing under a pen name, Leigh McKnight. My birth name is Minnie Dix and I have written a number of books. My first published piece was in 1996,a short story, The Storm Within,From My Front Porch, self-published in 1997, 150 Reasons Why I Can't Serve On Jury Duty(humor), a series of children books, The Oak Trees That Talk(4 books), Belcher, The 10th Reindeer, The Reindeer That Missed The Flight, Champagne Dreams & Chocolate Kisses(short romantic stories. My First novel, From My Front Porch was recently re-published by Urban Soul under two titles, From My Front Porch and Sinners Never Sleep.

I enjoy writing and I am working on several other projects. I am just grateful to have a voice in doing what I so love and I truly want to thank so many of you for loving me and my work. Blessings to you all.

Much Love,

Friday, January 22, 2010

George Clooney spearheading event for Haitians disaster

That George Clooney is some kind of guy, the way he is always giving back, helping others. Not only is he a wonderful actor but a terrific humanitarian and all around nice guy. We love you Mr. Clooney and thanks for all the good work that you do, on and off the movie set.

~~Leigh McKnight

Prayers for people of Haiti--Booksigning

Hello out there,
Isn't it just amazing that survivors are being pulled from the rubbles in Haiti everyday, changing the climate in so many instances. All couldn't be saved but we are grateful for the ones who were. God continues to be with the Haitian people and everyone involved in assisting them.

On a happier note, I will be doing a book signing in Charleston, Northwoods Mall on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 beginning at 2pm until round 6pm. My books are From My Front Porch and Sinners Never Sleep. Anyone in the area, please come out and join me. I want to thank all of you for your continued support. You have been wonderful and I can't express my appreciation enough. Love to you all and tontinued to be blessed in the New Year!

Love to all,

Monday, January 18, 2010

Book signing in Charleston Books A Million 1/23/10

Hello Bloggers,
It's been a minute since I talked about my book signings for my two novels, From My Front Porch and sequel, Sinners Never Sleep. Please come out to Books A Million in CHarleston at Northwoods Mall, Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 beginning 2pm. Expect to be there several hours. Please come out and join me and as always, you know how much I appreciate your support.

Love you all,

It's a shame that Wyclef Jean has to defend his charity

It is a shame that Wyclef Jean who obviously loves his country and has supported his people for many years, has to defend his charity in the midst of the disaster Haiti is going through. I have always found it that people tend to talk about people who are affecting change--making a difference. A lot of time people who talk about others, trying to pull them down is not doing one single thing themselves to try to help and that is the real shame. A lot of them are people who have pockets of shame, embarrasing situation that they are trying to hide themselves or have little or nothing to contribute to human kindness. I say to those who has nothing positive to say, rather than trash someone who is bending his back doing the humanitarian thing to the utmost helping as well as involving others to help, WHY DON'T YOU JUST SHUT YOUR MOUTH??????

In the meantime, I know the people of Haiti appreciate what Wyclef Jean and others are doing to help and I hope God continues to bless each of us who do help.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rapid relief for the Haitians

Mama and I are praying for rapid relief for the Haitians family and friends involved in the earthquate. Such devastation, so much sadness. I have already made a donation thru Unicef and we are going to do one thru the Clinton Foundation also.

On a happier note, I did a little writing today on a new novel which will be my third after From My Front Porch and the sequel, Sinners Never Sleep. Please go out and get the novels and let's have some lively discussions. Thanks you all.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Haiti Earthquake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thoughts and prayers go to the people of Haiti in the wake of the recent devastating earthquake. My family and I pray that they will be able to rebuild their lives and communities very soon with all our help. God be with them. Blessings to the entire world!!!!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Have you checked out my novels yet?????????

Hello out there,
Trying to do edits on an upcoming novel, A DAY IN PARADISE. It's a good one, you all!!!By the way, any of you tried my previous two novels, FROM MY FRONT PORCH and the hot sequel, SINNERS NEVER SLEEP? If the answer is YES? Good,thank you!!!! But if your ansawer is NO? Hey, you got to get them both. They don't disappoint. Thanx so much!!!!!

Take care and be blessed until the next time.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Book Signing

My first book signing of the decade is Saturday, Jan 9, 2010, from 2pm - 5 pm at Books A Million, Sandhill Shopping Center, Columbia, SC. I will be signing my two books by Urban Soul, FROM MY FRONT PORCH and the sequel, SINNERS NEVER SLEEP. Pls check out my site,, follow me on twitter and Facebook. Come out and join me at the book signing. Thanks to you all.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Got a speeding ticket a few days ago. I gotta start leaving home on time to get where I gotta go. Getting a speeding ticket was not a bright way to start a new decade.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sugar free banana pudding

Mama is having the time of her life eating her treat--sugar free banana pudding! Go Mama. Gotta love it!

A Beautiful Day

Those of you who are familiar with me know that I am the caregiver for my mother who has Alzheimer's disease. Some days are more difficult than others but every day with her is a blessing. Today, we braved the cold and went out for a while. Momma does not appreciate the brisk air as much as I do and she usually attempts to retreat to the comfort of the warm house. Since I had errands to attend to, I had to foil her attempt. Once we were out, she behaved beautifully! We ended up having a lovely day. Thank God for small favors.

Momma is relaxing while I prepare dinner and a special treat for her. She deserves to be rewarded frequently just for having been such a wonderful mother, but if ever she earned a bit of pampering, it was today.

Momma and I hope that you had a beautiful day as well. If not, hopefully, you'll get the chance to make it happen tomorrow.

Good night and be blessed!


Monday, January 4, 2010

How are you sleeping?

Alicia's trying to sleep with a broken heart but Sinners Never Sleep! I love this song. Enjoy!

Be blessed.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Starting 2010 with a BANG!

We've closed the book on 2009 and ushered in 2010. I don't know about you, but I brought the year in with a bang! The new year found me celebrating with the people who are dearest to me. Once that party was over, I settled down to begin scheduling book signings, editing my next novel and generally gearing up for a successful 2010.

I have thoroughly enjoyed staying connected with my friends, many of whom are fans of my work, and I look forward to meeting lots of new friends. For those of you who are not familiar with my work, I currently have two novels available, From My Front Porch and the sequel, Sinners Never Sleep. Please visit my website to read an excerpt.

As always, thank you for your continued support. Have a blessed and happy New Year!!

Sincerely yours,