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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!

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Monday Chat/Rambles

Get ready for some Monday ramblings! Maybe because it’s a Monday, maybe because I have been under the weather for a week now but I am busy and chatty today. Trying to catch up. Trying to get back into the swing of things mainly. There’s nothing like having a case of pneumonia to get you… Continue reading Monday Chat/Rambles

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Thoughtful Thursday (Friday’s revision)

Lately, more than ever, I’ve been thinking about those groups of people without homes and basic resources. It could easily be me, or you. I dislike labels but in this post I will refer to this group as the homeless. In our moderately sized town there’s a lot of homeless people. Sometimes I get angry… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday (Friday’s revision)

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Ratings, Reviews, and Stars

I’m going to venture into what is, for some, a delicate topic. When you are an artist and you have a product that you’ve dared to put yourself into and then out into the public realm, if ratings, reviews, and stars are involved (no, not the twinkling kind that appear in the night sky), chances are,… Continue reading Ratings, Reviews, and Stars

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Places I’d Love to Visit

The world is full of such grand history and remarkable places where I’d love to visit. Here’s my Top 10 list for places where I’d love to visit (for the first or second time): New England (all six states, in the autumn) United Kingdom, Ireland (in the autumn, winter or spring) The Grand Hotel on… Continue reading Places I’d Love to Visit


A mystery at a Victorian home

Greetings, bloggers, readers, authors, writers, book reviewers and more! Please join me today as I celebrate the launch of my new release, THE FALLING OF LEAH. It is a short story (close to a novella), an eBook, and available at Amazon and the Kindle Store. The past year has been exciting as I’ve been writing this… Continue reading A mystery at a Victorian home

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The new year: bittersweet?

It’s that time of the year again. The time when we say goodbye to the old year and welcome a brand new one.  It’s always a bittersweet time for me–a time of goodbyes, yet a time to reflect, wrap things up, have some closure, and look forward to the future. Considering that I do my very… Continue reading The new year: bittersweet?