Amy Lignor's Blog: A Touch of Humor

October 16, 2014

Hey everyone! Hope you can join us tomorrow for a ‘Tallent & Lowery’ event. Hear the scene that created the cover for Book #4 “The Charlatan’s Crown.” Demon or Human…? Call in to find out!!!

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August 12, 2014

I was a kid. I had the best family imaginable, yet I felt out of place. The only thing I could really do well was make up jokes when others weren’t feeling all that good. Even today, as my Mom struggles with retirement and getting older, she’ll cry at times because she feels like a burden (which, by the way, she is not). But even at those times, I can tell a joke, or change my voice in such a way that makes the tears go away and she laughs again, forgetting that feeling of sadness that she had just a moment before. I love that gift. I also love writing characters in books that are sarcastic, and can throw out a line that makes you laugh even at the most suspenseful moments. I like that because I truly believe, that ‘laughter is the best medicine’. I don’t like tears, unless they come when you have laughed so hard you can’t stop crying; those are great tears – the tears that happen when your abdomen hurts and you can’t catch your breath because of the laughter. I know tears are necessary for some – they make you feel better. But I never felt that way. Having a laugh actually does eject the bad – it’s almost like the bad can’t touch you as long as you’re smiling back at it.

When I was a kid I suffered from depression. Although, back then, the doctor stated I was just trying to get out of going to school. But there was a face, a voice, a presence that made me pull out of that darkness, and that was Robin Williams. I was young. I had no idea he was addicted to anything, nor would I have cared. He made me become addicted to laughter – to caring about others and pulling them out of their sadness so they could enjoy the day. Growing up, whenever I got down on myself or felt the weight of the world on my shoulders, all I had to do was watch some old ‘Mork & Mindy’s’, or ‘Comic Relief’, or the stand-ups that I had purchased on DVD. I watched them over and over again – knowing the jokes by heart, but still laughing every single time.

I’m not going to preach or tell you I know anything about addiction. I believe that only the ones who have to deal with it every day can speak about it – no offense to these so-called T.V. experts and celebrity doctors who wish to constantly talk about something they’ve never battled. I can speak to the weight of depression, and the feeling that even though everyone around you is laughing, and you did your job for the ones you care for, that there’s a darkness inside you that won’t go away.

Robin Williams helped me with that, and thanks to the world of media he will continue to. His caring and out of this world ability to make people laugh until they cried is something no one else does – or will ever do. His shoes cannot be filled; and shouldn’t be. When you have been in the presence of the master, no one else could do his job justice.

I write this because I, like millions of others, will miss Robin Williams more than anything. We will miss the excitement that occurred when he took the stage, because you knew he was going to outshine everyone and the laughter he was about to provide you would be a precious thing to hold onto. He was the most caring soul, attempting to help one and all and making it his job to bring back the smile that had left our faces for a while.

It will not surprise me if the weather is rainy; it won’t surprise me if there’s flooding. Robin Williams is now standing in Heaven – hopefully smiling himself and not worried anymore. And it is a given that he will be telling joke after joke…until everyone ‘up there’ laughs so hard, they cry.

Rest in Peace, Sir. And thank you for the peace you gave me.

Until Next Time,
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May 27, 2014

The 5-STAR series returns TODAY!

"The Charlatan's Crown" has been released! Grab Your Copy Now!!!
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April 5, 2014

COVER REVEAL! HERE IT IS! Suspense Publishing has put together the cover for Book #4 of the Tallent & Lowery series – The Charlatan’s Crown! Release Date: May 27th!

(The first time I saw this, I jumped back from my computer and almost ran over my poor dog with the chair.)

There is a woman visiting Japan right now who wants to know ALL that you have to say about this cover. And is demanding I tell her. (I am scared of her, as well, so please comment LOL.)Head to my Facebook Page to comment!

April 3, 2014

Tallent & Lowery are Returning!!!!!

Book #4 of what critics, fans, and bestselling authors call: 'The most enticing and amazing adventure/suspense series ever written', is coming to shelves on May 27th. THIS Saturday, the cover will be revealed on the author's Facebook account and, if you leave your remarks regarding the cover, you will be entered in to win one of the first five digital downloads of Tallent & Lowery's Book #4 - "The Charlatan's Crown!"

See you there!

February 3, 2014

The hit 'Tallent & Lowery adventures' are now on tour across the U.S. and the U.K.

Join us as we blog, offer a massive giveaway, and preview the latest book on the horizon - #4 - The Charlatan's Crown!!!

Look forward to seei13ng you!!


January 16, 2014

Coming Soon… Tallent & Lowery in ‘The Charlatan’s Crown’ - Book #4 of the series is almost ready, and I just want to extend a huge and humble ‘thank you’ to U.K. fans for jumping on board with ‘Tallent & Lowery’! The series has gone far beyond expectations and that is most DEFINITELY due to readers around the globe!
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January 8, 2014

I want to thank Mysti and her incredible site!!! You fans up ‘North’ have been awesome to Tallent & Lowery. And I LOVE the interview. Have a little fun, guys!!
CONTEST for the action/adventure duo of Tallent & Lowery!
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December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays Everybody!

The Sapphire Storm (Tallent & Lowery, #2) by Amy  Lignor The Hero's Companion (Tallent & Lowery, #3) by Amy LignorI hope you can all enjoy a small blog about the modern-day adventure couple that fans have stated are ‘bringing back the sparks of Ms. Bennet and Mr. Darcy’!

A Touch of Humor

Amy  Lignor
Each week, I will bring a little bit of humor into your lives. I have a sarastic wit (which I call charm) and I will provide a few laughs, heart, and soul to all the fans. Not to mention, there will b ...more
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