We have a new author in our community!Maryellen Dabal (Southlake) has joined forces with authors Sandy Anderson (Arlington), Jeanette Bailey (North Richland Hills), Dana Beard (Keller), Kim Cantergiani (Fort Worth), Reggie Carney (Dallas), John Carroll (Keller), Nansii Downer (North Richland Hills), Jim Gardner (Trophy Club), MaLinda Hammond (Keller), Cassandra Krumme (Dallas), Elizabeth McCormick (Dallas), Kelley Moore (North Richland Hills), Stu Schlackman (Richardson) and Carla Spurgeon (Dallas) to write Power of Inspiration: Dare to Be the Best YOU!The book is a collection of 15 intimate stories of how each individual faced hardships, challenges and personal loss and how they not only overcame these hurdles but used their situations to help others as well. The book is not just stories but a book that inspires the reader to break through his or her own challenges and persevere .The book is available at www.amazon.com . If you are an amazon Prime member, you get free shipping .Congratulations to you all. I’m sure you will be on the New York Ti mes best seller list very soon!Speaking of a best seller, tickets for Dancing With Our Stars, the annual fundraiser for the Southlake Newcomer Club, are available. It will be held at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana at 5 Village Circle in Westlake.I can’t announce the dancers yet (that is for next week), but I can tell you there is a change in the judges this year. Back is the ever lovely Roxanne Taylor (who if you have attended in the past is as much fun to watch as the dancers), talented Dana Bailey (who besides knowing the technical side of the dances, works hard to keep the judges in line) and ME! I have been asked to be a judge and I am as excited as I am honored to be a part of a great group. You can bet Dana Bailey will have her hands full this year.Tickets are $125 for individuals and $225 for couples (tables are also available) and can be purchased by going to the Southlake Newcomers Club website www.southlakenewcomers.com and clicking on the “Dancing With Our Stars tickets are available now” in the middle of the page.Plan on an evening of fun, laughter and great dancing. Can’t wait to see you there!Do you have a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card? If you do, break out that plastic puppy and plan on using it in February. Why? Well, shopping at Saks is always a treat. But in February, 5 percent of the purchases made on your Saks card at the Saks Fifth Avenue store, Saks.com or Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth will benefit the Colleyville Woman’s Club. Name the Colleyville Woman’s Club at the point of sale and boom, a donation is made. I love it when I can combine shopping for me and helping others at the same time. What a deal!