Daily Handbasket: Daydreaming Williamsburg

May 30, 2017 by -

Maybe it’s because yesterday was Memorial Day, a rather patriotic holiday, or that I’m doing our (extended) taxes, or perhaps that I’m thinking of vacations–but I felt a need to go back and look at the pics from our last trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. It’s definitely my favorite theme park, and very much appeals …Read More

Charlotte in Paperback!

October 25, 2016 by - 1 Comment

  In all the excitement of having The Abandoned Heart coming out earlier this month, I don’t want to forget about Charlotte’s Story coming out in paperback today. Okay, I wouldn’t really forget. That would be like forgetting one of my children. Charlotte’s Story is the second Bliss House novel. I re-read Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca twice as …Read More

Nine Years Ago Today

September 25, 2016 by - 6 Comments

Nine years ago today, I had a big dream come true. I didn’t realize how big a dream it was for me until it happened–but when I walked into a bookstore and saw my debut novel, Isabella Moon, on the shelves, I cried a few secret, happy tears.   Isabella Moon was actually my third …Read More

A Brand New Bliss House Story: Cold Alone

August 20, 2015 by -

    You know I can’t stay out of Bliss House for long, right? Even as I work on the 2016 Bliss House novel–THE ABANDONED HEART–and get ready for the release of CHARLOTTE’S STORY in October, I’m dreaming up more stories. So I took some time this summer to write you a short story. A …Read More

Letting Go

June 15, 2015 by -

    Taking long drives is one of my passions. It doesn’t matter if I’m alone or with someone else. Either way, I feel renewed as the highway unspools behind me. Traveling lets me divide my life into small, manageable sections, like a timeline of events that’s always moving forward. This weekend Husband and I returned …Read More

Come and Write with Me This Summer

April 15, 2015 by -

  I came at writing the hard way. But I’m not special. Every writer comes to their work that way. Writing–fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting–is difficult, and there is no single road to…I’m reluctant to finish with the word success because success always means different things to different people. Many writers start out quite young, pouring …Read More

Pruning Shears and Red Pens

February 7, 2013 by - 2 Comments

February–This is the hot mess that is my beloved butterfly bush. God, I want to get my pruning shears onto the thing. And not just the pruning shears, but the limb lopper, as well. Okay, maybe not the limb lopper, which extends to seven feet long and is generally reserved for trees–but definitely one of …Read More