The Return of Book Signings

The pandemic shut down so many activities, but now those of us who’ve gotten our vaccinations are slowly returning to what we used to think of as ‘normal.” One of those normal events is Book Signings. In getting ready for yesterday’s post on my personal blog about my upcoming book signing in Fort Worth, I…

Enjoy the Now

My husband and I are about to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on June 5. As a part of that celebration, I’ve been preparing a power point presentation for the small party and looking back over 50 years of pictures and memories. It’s been fun even though the work has taken me away from my…

Earth Day

I did the Wednesday Question on our Facebook page and asked what people knew about Earth Day. Debby Ronan got the date right. Yesterday was the 51st such celebration, instituted by President Richard Nixon in 1970. I don’t remember hearing much about it before the 80s. Does your community do anything to celebrate this day?…

Spring Brings Changes and Growth-Spurts

Every group, if it’s around long enough, goes through growth spurts and changes. Our group has certainly done that over its years of existence. We began in 2015 as the Sisters of Suspense. (Can’t believe it was that long ago!) Life changes caused some authors to leave, and others joined us, and we became Sisterhood…

Mandala Messages

First, let me apologize for missing my scheduled date to post on this blog. My calendar shows, Tuesday, February 16. It took me a minutes to figure out how I missed it. Well, on Monday afternoon, my husband, Charley (our Jack Russel/Chuahuahua mix) moved in with one of my daughters. We did that because of…

Facebook GIVEAWAY Today

Today, I’m taking part in a Facebook Party (Facebook has nothing to do with the GIVEAWAY.) celebrating the release of Abbie Roads latest book CAPTURING FATE. Abbie has an unusual way of hyping her book. She asks other authors to participate in a giant Giveaway. In doing that, we get to talk about one of…

Goodbye 2020

I guess about now I’m getting a lot of “Amens” and “Thank Heavens” out there to my title. While I”m sure we can look back and find some good things–I published my 8th romantic suspense book, we have stayed healthy, and have family and friends near–even still this year has been one of loss, sorrow,…

Happy Thanksgiving in the US

Originally posted on Word by Word:
Our Canadian friends have already celebrated this holiday. Anyone who has followed me for any time at all, knows that I love Fall. It’s my favorite season and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For oh so many reasons: *In Texas we have much improved weather over our beastly hot…

Happy Thanksgiving in the US

Our Canadian friends have already celebrated this holiday. Anyone who has followed me for any time at all, knows that I love Fall. It’s my favorite season and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For oh so many reasons: *In Texas we have much improved weather over our beastly hot summers. *We don’t have fall leaves…

Finding Inspiration

Last Friday I went out for my second daily walk in the neighborhood. The first one took place after lunch rather than around 7:30 am. We had a fall storm blow through with high winds, humongous lightning, much needed rain, and a major drop in temps that morning. All welcome. I was struck with how…