Shameless Self-Promotion: #Romance for #ValentinesDay

Ciao, friends. In honor of Valentine's Day, I want to throw my hat in the proverbial romance ring (I've heard somewhere that love is a battlefield) and remind everyone about my selection of titles fit for this time of year. Here are brief descriptions of my work: Like alchemy, prophecy, and deep family roots? Try … Continue reading Shameless Self-Promotion: #Romance for #ValentinesDay

‘Twas Just Before Christmas

One writer's take on a popular holiday poem. Enjoy! ’Twas just before Christmas, ideas had been humming Fingers clacking the keys and suffering from numbing Time to shut down for the end of the year Munch on a cookie, drink a cold beer The house was so quiet because I'd been up late Drafting a plot … Continue reading ‘Twas Just Before Christmas

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Conversation

It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite holiday films. I was talking to my mom about it the other day, and she said she'd never seen it, although she'd like to. I told her when I saw it run, I'd tell her about it so she could watch it or record it. She said she doesn't … Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life: A Conversation

City Sidewalks

♩  ♪  ♫  ♬   City sidewalks, busy sidewalks...  ♬  ♫  ♪ ♩ That's all I feel safe in saying. That's a common enough phrase, but beyond this could be copyright issues. Still, if you want to hear the song and get in the mood, here you go: Okay, so what's the point in all this? Well, … Continue reading City Sidewalks

Author Inspiration and Reflection

I think Fridays are coming faster and faster.  Especially as the year is winding down. Advent has started, the preparation season before Christmas, and I'm definitely preparing for many things. I am in a festive mood. I'm incredibly busy, but I'm also very happy. That's one of the reasons why this quote spoke to me … Continue reading Author Inspiration and Reflection

Post-Thanksgiving Review

So, Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope yours was wonderful. We had a fabulous day. My daughter told me she was staying at school, but she and her brother schemed to get her here as a surprise to me, so the four of us were together. Talk about thankful! The only way it could … Continue reading Post-Thanksgiving Review

With Gratitude…

I'm not sure how it got here so fast, but it's Thanksgiving week here in the US. I swear we just celebrated ringing in 2017, and now 2018 is around the corner. Halloween through New Year's Day always blows by in a whirlwind for me, and this year is no different. I won't be online … Continue reading With Gratitude…

A Month of Gratitude

Happy November! Yes, I'm a smidge late with the greeting. By the time this posts, I'll be close to a week late. What can I say? It's been a rough year. Better late than never. I just wanted to take a quick second and fill you all in on what's going on. November is NaNoWriMo … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude

A Halloween Blast from the Past

When my kids were young, we went all-out on Halloween. Elaborate costumes, several intricately-carved pumpkins for the porch, every room decorated. Because we lived on a seldom-used road, we didn't get many trick-or-treaters. Instead of buying bags of fun-sized candies, we'd buy one box of large candy bars. Never even gave them all out, but … Continue reading A Halloween Blast from the Past

Hurricanes, Fires, and Remembrance

Today's post won't be about writing. I want to take a second to talk about heroes and American strength and resilience. Wildfires in the west, hurricanes and flooding in the south and east, and the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. These situations have had me praying non-stop since they happened. Three … Continue reading Hurricanes, Fires, and Remembrance