• New year, new website, and The New book

    New year, new website, and The New book

    Welcome 2023! Real life sent me on a wild ride in 2022. I sold my house in Kansas, which I’d been in since 2000, and moved to what I’ll call a ‘family compound’ in Louisiana at the end of July. The inspector’s report left us working with contractors for months – new septic system, upgraded […]

  • Updates from the Coffee Shop

    My Writing Journey I wish I could say I spend a lot of time on the weekends with this view. I do miss St. Ives in Cornwall and the fabulous cream tea at the Tate St. Ives. I’ll be back in the UK in September, but, sadly, won’t have time to get to St. Ives. My […]

  • my humble abode in York…

    I’ll be staying at St. Anne’s College at Oxford soon. It will be fun to compare accommodations from my stay in York 5 years ago. The dorm room. Does anyone ever think of a dorm room as intimate…

  • Bringing in the new year…

    Nothing like taking a break from cold Kansas. I am listening to the wind and the surf and working on final edits to For King and Country, Book II of Battle Scars. I’d love to stay here another month, but the day job is calling me back to the Plains in a few days. When […]

  • Merry & Bright. White. Peaceful. Merry Christmas to You

    The best of everything to youand yours this holiday seasonand in the coming year. 

  • IndieBRAG Holiday Blog Hop

    I have joined indieBRAG Medallion honorees for the month of December, on, for  this Christmas Blog Hop. Participating authors will share tales of Christmas traditions and more. Enjoy! And Happy Holidays to you! Traditions…Dad worked on the Christmas tree lot for the Optimists Club every year, selling beautiful and fresh-smelling pines and cedars. He could have brought […]

  • Veterans Day

    I remember… To all who have served, thank you. I am honored to be counted with you.

  • Vacation pictures & writing update

    Writing update:As I mentioned last week, For King and Country is in editors’ hands. I didn’t write one word – not one! However, I did have the opportunity to read Chapter 1 to three librarian friends at the conference (NASIG) I attended. I left them wanting more. MWAHAHAHA!! It’s been a nice break from writing […]

  • Taking a break from the 12th century

    For King and Country is in editors’ hands, and I am making a stop in late 18th/early 19th century Virginia to visit family before I head to Washington, D.C. for a conference. I’ll see Monticello for the umpteenth time – one of my favorite places on the planet. I must keep in mind that Mr. […]