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)

Are you sure you’re happy? 12 Traits of Happy People

Despite the world's best efforts, it’s not impossible to be happy. That was the premise I began with as I stared at another dismal news day. Instead of ranting here about what's wrong in the world, as usual, I decided instead to spend a few days observing how people remain happy, especially when all around is … Continue reading Are you sure you’re happy? 12 Traits of Happy People

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 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!

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!