Spring Will Come

I picked this title for this post because I have a writer friend who lives in Wisconsin, and she just told me where she is it’s snowing with several more days of snowfall forecast. That hardly computes for me because here in Texas we’ve already hit 90 a couple of days. (This raises real concerns…

Welcome Guest Helena Fairfax

Good Friday morning, y’all. I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m sharing a friend’s blog post on our WORD BY WORD Blog. Helena Fairfax and I met quite a few years ago when we both had the same publisher. Even though we’ve both gone in different directions, we’ve remained good friends. Helena lives in…

Finding Optimism

For the most part, I’m a positive person. I can find the half-full glass, even if it takes a bit of effort on my part. But I confess, the invasion of the sovereign country of Ukraine by Putin has been a big mountain to climb. I’m not going to pretend I’ve found good in this…

Happy Birthday

So yes, it is my BD today, but we’re so early in the year, I decided this could be a Happy Birthday post to all of us reading this. Are birthday’s important to your family? Or are they something you just skip over in horror at the number of years you’ve accumulated? My family has…

I Love You

I Love You It’s not Valentine’s yet, but I settled on this title because I got the news the husband of a dear friend passed away yesterday afternoon. He was a very good man and was a positive influence on many people. He’d not been in the best of health, but still, no one expects…

Happy New Year!

Well, almost, depending on when you read this. On behalf of the authors of the WORD BY WORD Blog, I want to thank you for being with us this year. We hope we’ve brought you an encouraging word when all around us sometimes appear to be in chaos. We appreciate hearing from you and appreciate…

Black Friday

Do you go out and hit the malls and store or internet to get the best deals today? Well, not just today, since this Black Friday began a week ago and goes through Monday, officially Cyber Monday. My husband’s Aunt Virginia was a big Black Friday shopper back in the day, when it really was…

COMPROMISE Book Birthday

Yesterday was the Book Birthday of COMPROMISE, my 9th published book. A very exciting day. It generally takes me a long time to complete a book. My 8th book released in September of 2020 and the 7th book (4th in The Second Chances Series) released in 2019. So it takes right at a year for…

Gorgeous New England

We got back late on October 11 from a 7 day trip to Maine followed by 3 days in New Hampshire. Our last trip was in 2018. We’ve been fortunate to make almost twenty trips to New England starting with my first year as an elementary school principal. I lived in Massachusetts when I was…

CELEBRATING FALL

  Today, I’m celebrating Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. I love the cooler temps. For us in Texas that means, our highs are in the mid-80s. That doesn’t sound very cool to many of you, but remember on Monday of this week, we hit 100 with a high humidity. So many things are…