Thursday, December 16, 2010


It's raining. 

That makes me wish I could sit down, grab a cup of good coffee and some Fritos.......and spend the afternoon writing.

Friday, November 19, 2010


I was a freshman in high school and the assignment was to write a report on the experience of civilians during The Civil War.  While doing my research, I came across a copy of a newspaper clipping from a small Southern town, dated near the end of the war.

A band of renegades had passed through a small Southern town, causing trouble of all sorts and doing great damage.  One young woman in the area, who had recently lost her last surviving relative, was alone at home when the renegades found her.

She did not survive.  I suppose that is one reason why the news reporter could share as much detail as he did.  I think if she had lived, what happened to her would have been treated more as a private matter.  As it was, over a hundred years later a skinny little freshman girl read a news story and was affected by it.

There isn't anything I could do for that long-ago, unnamed girl.  But I could imagine a different ending for her.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Holiday Sale!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Novel, My Baby

My novel has been e-published.  Yep.  You'll find it, "A Gathering of Light" on Amazon and Smashwords. It's very exciting to see it there, and I hope to someday see it in print.
Funny thing, though.  Once I saw my baby on the website, available for sale or a free sample.... it felt a lot like sending my child off to school.  Except this school was going to be full of judges!  My tender baby who has been in my care for so long, is out there, facing the world all alone.  All I can do is hope that I did a good job getting her ready, and then see if she flies!