A video about the new story I am developing in Kindle Vella, about a small town with a big problem. Several local families are in crisis with only a few days left until Christmas. Check out the youtube short I made earlier tonight. I am a work in progress, for sure, but always trying! https://youtube.com/shorts/LoUm-mSYa7Y?feature=share
Grace. According to the dictionaries, the definitions range from benevolence to forgiveness. We grow up hoping for grace as we make our mistakes in life, and we try to give grace through acts of kindness we show others along the path. Grace, therefore, helps us to grow as humans. In my almost seventy years on […]
It has been a really tough year for many of us, between working to stay afloat and dealing with multiple losses of family and friends. We’ve faced many challenges and struggles, and it would be so easy to let those memories dominate the holiday season. When I sat down to think of all the things […]
Are you up for a challenge? After watching the news and reading online, I need something that will make my heart happy. So, I decided to come up with a challenge. Who knows if anyone will participate, but it makes me feel like I’m doing something positive to throw out the idea that every little […]
My short story collection of New England spirit stories, based on actual encounters and in both paperback and ebook, is now available! I am running a FREE ebook promotion through Oct. 28, midnight, PDT. Take a peek, if you dare!
The Contract Keeper Who knows how to waste another second chance better than Tom? Night Watchman’s Cabin The past sometimes holds clues to the mysteries of the present.
Labor Day is the time we reflect on all the workers who have made the USA a strong and vibrant country. We take the day to relax, thankful for the holiday that celebrates our hard work. I would like to focus on another level of worker, the supervisor, who makes the difference between a stressful […]
Love, Gramma was written for teen and young adult grandchildren, thinking of the challenges they would face on their journey into adulthood. This book is full of frank advice, examples of lessons they might learn, and suggestions on how to navigate the sometimes bumpy roads aheads. There are chapters on living alone for the first […]
Episode 4 – A Baby Cries. Clara hears a baby crying, but can’t find it anywhere. She leaves the safety of her room in the dark night, to follow the sounds, and is followed by a shadowy person. Running to the safety of the cabin, she finds more than she bargained for. Episode 5 – […]
I love this story that came to me in a dream one night! In my dream, I heard a man say, “I am the night watchman of the Isadora Hotel.” Then he showed me his cabin and told me about a mystery. When I woke up, I wrote it down in my dream journal so […]
Bella has a lot to deal with in her life. She’s had strange dreams, missing memories, and lost periods of time since she was a little girl. Now her family is acting a bit weird and she’s had enough. She sets out to get the answers that she needs, not sure if they are the […]
Episode 6 ~ Revelations, and Episode 7 ~ The Rescue, are now live in Kindle Vella in The Contract Keeper series. See what our little friend Tom has been up to in the moments he is aware of where he is, and why. He’s had quite a time for himself, and it’s only going to […]
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How about an easy crockpot recipe for shredded pork barbecue supper? You can put it in a sandwich or eat it with a side (like beans or corn on the cob). I make mine plain so I can add honey mustard to one sandwich, then barbecue to the next. What’s your favorite bbq sauce?
Free ebook from 7/15/22 – 7/19/22 midnight PST Ever have one of those lazy family days where no one is talking and everyone is just existing in their own bubble? This family was having that kind of day when a rambunctious, tiny visitor from outdoors came in and upended their quiet existence. Who knew wild […]
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The Kindle Vella series, The Contract Keeper, has a new episode. Sweet little Tommie is remembering her life as crusty old Tom and things are not going so well for either of them. Besides that, her parents are starting to wonder who their child is, when she starts Speaking of Tom. Don’t forget – the […]
Episode #19 of Our Family Spirits is now live in Kindle Vella!
You bring them into the world helpless, wiggly, and hungry. They depend on you for their very existence. They need nourishment to sustain them, protection from harm, warm hugs to remind them they are safe and loved, and guidance on how to be a good human. You have them all to yourself for the first […]
I spent the afternoon cleaning up the pages on this website, and since WordPress made changes to the format it was a little trickier and more time consuming than I planned. But, it’s all good in the end because I think it’s getting there. I’m not a world class web designer, so keep your expectations […]
Love, Gramma is on special to celebrate all the moms. Paperback is $3.99 until 5/7, Ebook is FREE from 5/3 – 5/7. Advice from Gramma wrapped in hugs and love! Click below to visit on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Gramma-Grandmothers-Finding-Yourself/dp/B0915M7SK5/
Our new children’s picture book, A Butterfly In My House, has arrived! Back in the 1990’s, my friend Jane and I talked about what fun we would have writing a book together. I would write and she would illustrate. Well, after a few years of life and raising kids, we did it! This book is […]
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