• I’d rather be writing… A story of beta readers and taxes

    I’m working on taxes this week. Normally I’ve completed this task by mid- to late February, but I wanted to get to “THE END” of For King and Country before I dove into the tax forms. Yes, round 2 of edits on the novel are done! I should have done the taxes last week, but […]

  • Versatile bloggers

    Alison Morton, author of the Roma Nova series and fellow B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree, named me a versatile blogger.  How cool is that? What a great way to be introduced to readers of Alison’s blog and to recognize other writers. Check out the other individuals she nominated. (I would’ve added at least 2 of them here if […]

  • One more step… one more word…

    At times, the way ahead looks desolate, insurmountable, and foreboding.We place one foot in front of the other– or in the case of a writer –we add one word after another.We stumble.We look at the blank pageand the page after that and wonder what words will fill them.We look back over our shoulder andwonder if […]

  • My writing retreat

    I have always dreamed of going to a writing retreat. Give me a place with a view – nestled somewhere in the mountains or on the Cornish coast. (I’ll take a little room in one of those old fishermens’ cottages in St. Ives.) Even a small attic room looking out into a garden would be lovely. Well, […]

  • A new year…

    Chapter 1, page 1 [This page intentionally blank.Your 2015 starts here.You have the power to make the most of it.Live. Find the positive. Enjoy life.] HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…”

    Merry Christmas to All!

  • Giving thanks every day for the good people in my life

    Some of them are gone, but every one leaves a memory… HAPPY THANKSGIVING! P.S. I am thankful I got to THE END (of Book 2).

  • An Interview of Me on Helena P. Schrader’s Blog

    Novelist and historian Helena Schrader, author of Knight of Jerusalem, interviews yours truly. I hope you’ll check it out.  ><><>><><><><><>><><><> My novel, Men of the Cross, was designated a B.R.A.G. medallion honoree in November 2014. It is available in print and for Kindle on Amazon sites worldwide.  

  • When life gets busy…

    I give you pictures! Enjoy the sights along the cog railway headed up toPike’s Peak, Colorado. What an incredible ride. The kids and I took this ride up the summitat 14,110 feet. I remember feeling a bit light-headed at the top.Youngest son J got an awful headache – altitude sickness –not something you want to […]