To Honor A Life

This week, I am hosting an amazing piece about Marilyn Monroe, the things people remember her for and the charities she supported. Lets hear it for….K.R. Hughes and T.L. Burnes !

On August 5, 1962 Marilyn Monroe’s life ended all too soon. She left a nation of fans who mourned her then. And now, people from all walks of life and from all around the world mourn her still today. Fan groups for Marilyn Monroe reach around the globe. On Facebook, Marilyn has three million-plus fans, 70 percent of them under the age of 24. She also has some 53,000 Twitter followers. This tells its own story don’t you think? That although she is dead in body, she is very much alive in everything else!

Marilyn Monroe is remembered for many things. Movies, songs, commercials, photo shoots, just to name a few. Stars today are claiming that they think of Marilyn before an important event trying to emulate her as much as possible. They have photo shoots copying Marilyn’s past shots and outfits. She was and still is considered the sexiest woman ever. We don’t think the world will ever be over Marilyn.

So, as the authors of What She Knew, we wanted to celebrate her ‘un-lived life’ by honoring her memory and giving the world a look into ‘what if Marilyn Monroe had lived?’ Ours is a story of what never was but what could have been if she had lived. You can check out details about our book at

For all of August, we are honoring Marilyn . We are hosting special book signings; supporting two of her favorite charities, March of Dimes and St. Judes Hospital; sharing little known secrets on radio shows; and other signature events all this month. Here’s how you can take part.

There are several ways that you can join us in this celebration. We are hosting several contests to enable us give to lots of money to the above charities and offer you a wonderful prize for participating.
1) Submit your favorite Marilyn Monroe quote to or as a comment to this post. Winners are randomly drawn weekly for various What She Knew signature prizes.
2) Buy our book, any format; send us a screen shot of the purchase to You will then be entered in a random drawing to take place on Sept 1st to win the grand prize.
That’s all there is to it! Easy right? And, know that by purchasing the book you not only have a chance to win the grand prize (details below,) you too are helping support Marilyn’s favorite charities.
Grand Prize:
~~One hour of Skype time with us, the authors. You can ask anything book or writing related.
~~A signed, 1st edition of What She Knew (no longer available to the general public.)
~~A What She Knew Signature Pink Purse (filled with all kinds of goodies.)
~~A Marilyn Monroe Clock.
~~Other What She Knew Signature goodies
And, as a bonus, if you purchase a paperback version of the book we will give you two entries and if you purchase a hardback version we will give three entries for the grand prize drawing! Ebooks count as one entry.

Thanks in advance for participating in this month long contest. Remember, What She Knew books make excellent gifts for others. So purchase the book(s) this month so that you have a chance at cool prizes, you can help Marilyn’s favorite charities and have your gifts for the upcoming holidays all taken care of!!

Blessings, K.R. and T.L.

About our guests today;

K.R. Hughes

Hughes is an English major from Amarillo, Texas. She now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys writing with her co-author T.L. Burns. They are currently working on the sequel to “What She Knew,” the fast paced novel that finishes telling the story.

Hughes enjoys working with budding writers and tutoring English. Her passion is for at-risk teens. She volunteers to help teens realize their potential and find their passion. Hugheshas two grown children, Justin and Kayti, and two four legged girls, MayZee and Ruthie.

Find other works by thisauthor in the Historical Romance section, pen name is Kymber Lee,”Treasured Love” is a fun romp written in Regency England in 1811.Lee (Hughes) wrote this novel for her grandmother who is a huge supporter ofher work.

T.L. Burns

As Burns’ co-author puts it “She is the foremost researcher and historical guru for our novel “What She Knew.” The novel was just released March of 2012 and they are busily working on the sequel, “What She Knew Too, The saga continues.”You can learn more about them at their website

Burns is originally from California (desert region, with mountains), spent nearly 20 years in the panhandle of Texas (again, desert region only without the mountains) and now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. In her words “Trees and flowers everywhere!! Even the weeds are green and lush! I feel like I’m living in a postcard!! And, no wind! The desert regions are sooooo windy.”

Burns passion is for at-risk families. She volunteers her time to help the needy, not wih a hand-out but with a hand-up. She is married and has two grown sons (best sons in the whole world) and one 4 legged son, Binford!


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6 responses to “To Honor A Life

  1. Great post ladies…as a former recipient of a WSK goodie bag…I can say…WOOT! The contests sound like so much fun and I hope everyone will participate!

  2. Thanks Jane so much!! Also, thank you Dominique, you are an excellent host.

  3. Great hammer of Thor, that is poulwfrley helpful!

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