Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Enter the Rafflecopter at right until Sunday, September 28th at noon to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card.

This is for my #NewRelease Life Lessons under the name J.R. Hopkins.

A chance discovery. Words of wisdom buried in a box of papers.

Prior to his death, a father shares his life lessons through colorful anecdotes of a well-lived life. Some are humorous, some profound, on a myriad of subjects from hot peppers to cars to lying. This assembly is of a daughter's tribute to her father's recollections on lessons he learned, sparking her own retrospection.

Are the life lessons you have learned important to you? Do you live by them? Let's chat about them on twitter and use the hashtag #LifeLessons.

Come join the twitter chat here: http://twubs.com/lifelessons and tell us what are some of the life lessons you've learned, the important ones, the ones that stick with you, or new ones on Friday, September 26th between 9am and 9pm (PST). 

Below are some tweets I created about the book. From the Rafflecopter above, choose one from the list below, or feel free to create your own. :-) I have tested them all, they should not be over the tweet character limit and some may have room to add something. 

Chp 1 Don't put pretty things in your mouth w/out first knowing what they are. #NewRelease #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins 

Chp 2 Are some lies ok? #NewRelease #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins 

Chp 3 Stealing is not right, don't do it! #NewRelease #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins

Chp 4 If you own a gun make sure u know how to use, handle, clean, & store it. #NewRelease #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins

Chp 4 Have u come 2 terms w/your own death? Read why I have a hard time w/mine. #NewRelease #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins

Don't wait to give someone a letter, smile, hello, hug your love. Never know when it will be too late. JR Hopkins  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/

Chp 5 Lying for the fun of it is just plain wrong. Agree? #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins #NewRelease
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/ @jacquehopkins

Chp 6 & 10 Don't be stupid w/cars. Respect them because they can be killers. #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/

#LifeLessons for men - just because a woman drives a car doesn't mean she doesn't know a damn thing about them. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/

Chp 8 Have you found your dream job or had many & still trying to figure it out? #LifeLessons JR Hopkins #NewRelease  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/

Chp 10 Don't travel with heavy luggage. #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins #NewRelease #TravelSkills http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/ @jacquehopkins

Chp 12 The past can't be changed; its best left there. #NewRelease #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/  @jacquehopkins

Live 4 2day, it is all we have. Enjoy every minute of every day, be happy. #NewRelease #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/

Chp 13 Is being popular important after you graduate? #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins #NewRelease #popular  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/

Live day-2-day. Wake up each day thankful u get 2 c the people in your life. #NewRelease #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LI6MBHK/

Chp 14 Don't be in a hurry to grow up. #LifeLessons by JR Hopkins #NewRelease #growingup @jacquehopkins 

Chp 15 Don't spend more than you can afford to lose.
#LifeLessons by JR Hopkins #NewRelease #gambling


  1. How did you come to write "Life Lessons"? This sounds like such a wonderful book and a great idea. Did your father contribute to it?

  2. When my sister and her daughter went to SE Alaska in July 2012 to clean out the house my mother had been living in since my father passed away in Nov 2005, she found a some type pages written by my father. They were his life lessons and how he had learned them while growing up. He has a very unique writing style, so different from mine, but I thought these life lessons would make a good nonfiction read. So you can say he is also a contributor to the book because I put his life lesson first, exactly as he wrote them, and then I commented on his life lessons, what they meant to me, and then later in the book I added some of my own life lessons I've learned or important to me.

  3. That's awesome, and it's such a good idea. It was probably a growing experience for you, too.

  4. Yes. It was fun to read those papers he had composed about 18 months before he passed away. He said he was writing them because he couldn't sleep and my father was always a deep thinker. He probably wanted to get them off his chest and leave something for us. I know his twin sisters have enjoyed reading them; I sent them each a copy of the book in print and of course mentioned them in the book as well. There are also lots of photographs to go with the 'stories'. My editor said he wished my father were still alive to have written more because he said he liked his writing style very much and enjoyed ending the book.

  5. That's a wonderful story. That kind of thing brings people closer together. I'm sorry your dad wasn't around to see the book become published. I'm sure he'd be proud.

  6. There are a lot of things my father is missing. Including a book we started together a long time ago and I have yet to finish it. I wish he were here to help me with it.

  7. Need some new fangled thots and ideers?? Look no firdr, brudda...

    Greetings, earthling! Can't stay long, done gotta git, Paw ...yet, if I'm a sower, we plant the Seed; if I'm an artist, we write the Word:

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET any moe curly, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs when my beautifull, brilliant, bombastic, bawlsy girly passed-away at 17 (God calls U.S. home regardless of our maturity).

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness, as bright as stars for all eternity"
    -Daniel 12:3

    Here's what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you'
    -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go git'm, girl. You're incredible.
    See you Upstairs...
    I won't be joining'm in da nasty Abyss where Isis lies