Book 5 cover reveal coming next week!

By Wednesday I'll have completed the cover for Book 5: Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti!  Interestingly, I'm using my oldest son on the cover, the one I wrote about earlier  who's been ill with a strange viral infection for the past week and a half, and now a secondary bacterial infection. After three hospital … Continue reading Book 5 cover reveal coming next week!

Book 5 teaser–Avalanche on a sunny day

Ever have one of those days/weeks/years, where you were hoping for a sunny day, but instead were buried under a ton of freezing cold snow? Why is it so hard, on those avalanche days, to remember the snow is only a temporary condition? That the financial/medical/emotional/housing crisis that consumes you today will eventually melt away, … Continue reading Book 5 teaser–Avalanche on a sunny day

Book 5 teaser–Embrace hugging only figuratively

I’m not entirely sure why some people are huggers and others aren’t. For the record, I’m not a hugger. Embracing someone else creates an intimacy that makes me very uncomfortable. I guess it’s because I don’t know what it means. I have some extended family who hug all the time, and when I'm around them … Continue reading Book 5 teaser–Embrace hugging only figuratively

Thank You-Giveaway time! Free swag!

THIS IS AN OLD GIVEAWAY, FROM 4 MONTHS AGO; There is no more free stuff.  Book 5, Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti, is getting closer to being published! It'll be out before the end of May.  I'm having so much fun working on the cover and finalizing edits that I want to thank you … Continue reading Thank You-Giveaway time! Free swag!

Book 5 Teaser–Life’s a test, not a holiday

This is what I chant to myself when the kitchen pipe leaks, and black mold destroys the drywall and carpeting in my son's basement bedroom . . . When our two ancient vans have one problem after another after another . . . When my plans for the day get blown out of the water … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–Life’s a test, not a holiday

Book 5 Teaser–We’re letting the bullies take charge

In America I feel like we’re facing an election of bullies. Having to choose a president from among the name-callers, threat-issuers, and truth-manglers is like being offered, for our last meal, something from the dumpster behind a toxic waste disposal company. We’re increasingly becoming a nation of whining children, reluctant to take responsibility for our … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–We’re letting the bullies take charge