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Books that are emotionally engaging, passionately crafted, and infused with hope.

New Website, Your Thoughts

I am celebrating this elegant new website. Working with Kevin Sterling and his team at Pixel Wilderness has been a great experience. They were professional, efficient and responsive as they worked to get this site up in time for the Official launch of my new novel, Shatter My Heart, on April 8, 2018. I am…

SHATTER MY HEART, PART OF THE JOURNEY.

Writing a book is sheer joy, an adventure of discovery. You pour your passion, your message, your love of your characters and their lives into an experience of writing that takes you to another place. Publishing is another experience altogether. In future blogs, I will go into the things that can happen with publishing a…

HOW MUCH RESEARCH WENT INTO SCULPTING THE NOVEL SHATTER MY HEART ?

How much research went into sculpting the novel SHATTER MY HEART? For a multilayered, nuanced book like, Shatter My Heart, a delicate intertwining of fact, fiction and faith are essential. Researching a novel that is authentic and still creates compelling images and a sense of place requires the weaving of the real life experiences of real…

WHY DO I WRITE ?

You know how you feel when you are so thirsty and you reach for that glass of water, well that is how feel when I reach for a pen or rest my hands on the keyboard. Writing is intrinsic to my being, has been since my earliest memories. I was writing before I ever went…

FOLLOW THE WRITING PROCESS FOR MY NEW NOVEL, SHATTER MY HEART

Shatter My Heart is a novel that takes you into the lives of four gifted individuals that come together through the novel as couples and friends. Through the events in the novel, their hearts are shattered by physical and mental illness, loss, infidelity, and the demands of true friendship. Through these dynamic experiences they find…

DO WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE MATTER ?

Sometimes things come together in the most exquisite of ways. This happened with Value, a new collection of poems and essays by “Women of a Certain Age’. Most of us who contributed to this collection are well-know and award winning poets and writers. We were asked to write about the experiences of loss, grief, suffering,…

WEATHER’S STORE: HOW IT BEGAN

Weather’s Store: How It Began Weather. The word mesmerizes as it mystifies. All my life Weather has been a companion that I feared, hated, admired, loved. It was with me not only in the experience, but it wove itself into how I thought about and approached most aspects of my life. So, when I saw…

A TIMELESS HOLIDAY GREETING

Wishing all of you the best of holidays. Here is my gift to you in this years holiday poem. Thank you for your support of my work throughout the year. I would make a season for you Of fresh evergreens and Feathered snowflakes That create a lacework landscape. Of red berries in vases, And ornaments…