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Looking beyond our circumstances

  Some days our battles are small and some days they’re much bigger than that. One thing for sure about life is that it’s unpredictable. Just when you think you’ve been through the toughest thing you can imagine, something else comes along that pulls the rug right out from under your feet…and you fall. It… Continue reading Looking beyond our circumstances

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Another new year and…

I am certain that time flies. Not like the birds eating out of the feeders in my backyard but still time flies. I used to hear when I was  younger, “Time flies when you’re having fun,”  however I am certain that I am not having THAT much fun. Or what about “Time flies out the… Continue reading Another new year and…

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Monday Ramblings

Monday greetings! How are you? Thank you for joining me today. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately. First of all, I’ve been so happy to watch my little grandson occasionally while his mommy goes to college. He turned one-year-old the latter part of the summer. He’s so precious and I am very grateful for… Continue reading Monday Ramblings

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The Haunting Moon

The moon has been mysteriously beautiful the last few nights. I hope you’ve been able to see it from where you are. Today is the day before my BOOK RELEASE DAY of THE HAUNTING OF LEAH (Book 2 of the Lavender Creek Trilogy) and I am excited and nervous all at the same time. Be sure… Continue reading The Haunting Moon

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Historical or haunted?

When the days are shorter and the nights are longer…my  new autumn release, the second book of the Lavender Creek Trilogy, will arrive. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 In THE HAUNTING OF LEAH, Leah is bewildered by whatever it is that’s haunting her in her family’s historical Victorian mansion. When she contacts a local historian, Ms.… Continue reading Historical or haunted?

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September is here!

Welcome September! Here’s some of what’s been happening in my world lately. Don’t judge a book by its cover! Nice covers can certainly complement a book’s content, however. I’ve recently launched some new covers for a few of my already published eBooks. These covers convey to me much more about the stories/content than the previous… Continue reading September is here!

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In lieu of a vacation

We all know the feeling. We can’t seem to focus  or concentrate. We have belated spring fever that just now showed up. We just want to be laying back somewhere on a beach, in a chaise lounge, listening to ocean waves with a really cold drink in one hand and a good book in the… Continue reading In lieu of a vacation

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Jolies fleurs d’ete (Pretty summer flowers)

Some of my husband’s beautiful flower photos. 🙂 (All rights reserved.)

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Summer memories and mysteries!

I seem to become a kid all over again when summer arrives. I want to go on adventures, wait for the ice cream truck, play in the sprinkler, read books all day, get a cheeseburger and a Sonic slush for lunch, go on vacation, go swimming, and go visit friends and family. These are just… Continue reading Summer memories and mysteries!