Not today, but soon. So I'm awake at 3:30 this morning, thinking about what that means. Beyond, of course, the fact that I now wake up at 3:30 in the morning with more frequency than can be assigned to many other facets of my life. Hormones. They're a fickle thing, baby. But they're not the … Continue reading I’m turning 48
I've got a bad case of the in-betweens.I am: in-between draft 2 and draft 3 of the sequel. (Or sequel 2.5 as I like to call it). in-between the miracle of signing a publishing contract and the workload that follows. in-between aspiring and achieving. And I'm restless. I crave that unrelenting drive to write that typically … Continue reading The Intolerable Case of the In-betweens
I'm a dog lover. Specifically, I'm a dachshund lover. My current fur baby is five-year-old Bella (wire-haired and piebald). She's total characters and has me wrapped around her little paws. Here's proof: It's raining like crazy in Minnesota today. I'd say it's raining cats and dogs, but Bella wouldn't approve. This onslaught became an issue … Continue reading For The Love Of A Good Dog
I want to be this tree. Why? Because it's old and weathered and strong. I look at it and I see roots that plunge deep into the earth and anchor it, no matter what storms come its way. I want to be this tree because its branches are broad enough to shelter all the people … Continue reading Deep Roots
I love wildlife and live in southern Minnesota in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley where my daily visitors are about 50 different types of birds, deer, coyotes, foxes and even the occasional wolf. One of my greatest joys is keeping the many bird and deer feeders in my yard teeming with goodies so … Continue reading Embrace ALL Your Gorgeous Colors!
Recently I received an e-mail from a reader who wanted to know where I get the ideas for my stories. Do you dream them all up? Do they come from your life? Yes! I wanted to answer to both questions. I write fiction which, by definition, means that I do dream my stories up. They … Continue reading There’s A Book All Around You!
To everything - turn, turn, turn There is a season - turn, turn, turn And a time for every purpose under heaven Okay, The Byrds are awesome. One of my favorite groups. I hear their music and my feet just start moving. Before you know it, I'm doing a full-blown Mama Cass impersonation, my husband … Continue reading To Everything There Is A Season