If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have picked up on the fact that I’m working on a story about a woman traveling the Oregon trail. You may even remember a post where I talked about researching what to do when someone is drowning. Well, below is a sample, uncut and unedited,… Continue reading The Drowning Scene
Well, ole March went out like a lion this year, didn’t it? But April has finally arrived. Spring. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting all winter to say that. 🙂 That fresh, moist, earthy smell of dirt, the happy singing of the birds, the warm sunshine and milder temperatures all make… Continue reading Announcing A New Book!
My wind chimes are creating a melody all their own out there on my front porch. Guess the breeze is lively. Reminds me of the blustery March, two years ago when I was pondering a new story idea. I dove into some research, which proved to fuel my idea into a book that is soon… Continue reading From Idea to Book
A couple of nights ago I was hugging and kissing my girls goodnight…a practice, I’m sure an 11-year-old and 13-year-old wish I would drop…when my youngest asked for something. I can’t remember what it was, but she wanted to know if I would buy her something. “Sure,” I said, “as soon as I get the… Continue reading Calendars, Dates and Research
Coming soon, a new novel by me! Featuring romance and redemption with a mix of characters thrown in, including pirates and preachers, slaves and servants, farmers and females on the frontier, “You Belong to Me” is set in Virginia, 1748. What’s it about? Well, here’s the tentative back cover blurb: She bought him to work… Continue reading Announcing a New Book
The batteries in my bluetooth earbuds ran down to 4 percent just before the climax of the story when the good guys catch the bad guys and save the ones held hostage. I put the earbuds on charge and finished listening to the chapter outloud, but of all places in the book for the earbuds… Continue reading Binge Reading: The Struggle is Real, Y’all
There’s just something about this time of year that feels almost magical. The crunch of dry leaves, their whispering as they scuttle past in the woodsmoke scented breeze, chilly mornings, warm, sunshiny afternoons, sticky fingers after digging around in the Halloween candy, the sense that it’s gathering in time, it all adds up to one… Continue reading Autumn, Memories and writing a book