Bethany wrote a song, guys! To accompany Book 5—”Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti.” Come listen and wear a sweater (because it gave me chills)

I hardly know how to write this post because nothing like this has happened before. I’m on the floor (because I was floored, literally) to receive an email from Bethany Cousins, a reader who’s become a friend (a side benefit I never realized that comes with writing: new friends!). She, with her husband (i.e. NuminousBand), … Continue reading Bethany wrote a song, guys! To accompany Book 5—”Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti.” Come listen and wear a sweater (because it gave me chills)

Getting rid of things is not getting rid of people

Anyone else get paralyzed by decluttering? By staring at that old, ratty thing that you’ve had in a box for years, but can’t throw away or donate because of memories, guilt, or because you’d hauled it around for 28 years and it seems ludicrous to finally dump it now? On the other hand, I look … Continue reading Getting rid of things is not getting rid of people

Why in the world am I giving away my books for free?

As I've done with my other books, I'm offering Book 5, Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti for free as a .pdf file on my website. No, this makes absolutely no financial sense whatsoever. It's the second place I'm offering it for free (Smashwords has the download for free) and when Amazon notices, it too will … Continue reading Why in the world am I giving away my books for free?

Book 5 IS HERE! Get it in e-book or paperback!

It's HERE! Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti, Book 5 is now available as an e-book ($.99) and in paperback ($13.50) (soon to be as a paperback on Amazon, too). You can also find it on Smashwords for FREE!   (Why for free? When you read Chapter 13, I think you'll understand. "Freely given, freely shared." And … Continue reading Book 5 IS HERE! Get it in e-book or paperback!

Book 5 teaser–Refuse to see the shining light

They will also refuse to acknowledge the darkness, even as they crash around blindly.  The ancient Israelite prophet Isaiah wrote: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20) I can't bear to list … Continue reading Book 5 teaser–Refuse to see the shining light

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