Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Feeling Grateful – Living in the Country

I woke up this morning and went outside onto my front porch. The air was sweet and clean. We live on a dead end street and most days there is limited traffic. I surveyed my garden, by simply looking over the railing and thought ‘life is good’. My lavender is lush and a rose bush that has struggled is now in … Continue reading Feeling Grateful – Living in the Country

Hooked on Hozier

I wasn’t looking for a muse – but I found one. I stumbled upon an unusual You Tube clip. Irish singer-songwriter Hozier (creator of the massive hit ‘Take Me to Church’ & powerful video) was performing in a small club in Paris. He didn’t realize that tucked into the audience were choir members who intended to present him with a unique gift. The … Continue reading Hooked on Hozier

Suggestions from Susan Elizabeth Phillips

At the RWA National Conference this year in San Antonio,Texas I was pleased to attend a session by author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She is a New York Times bestseller and a three-time RITA winner. Her goal was to demonstrate how to give your characters depth and dimension. The room was packed and I was pleased to … Continue reading Suggestions from Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“The Lady Writers of the RWA”

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind experience at the 2014 National Conference of the RWA, held this year in San Antonio, Texas. On more than one occasion, staff of the hotel  would comment “Are you a lady writer? We love the lady writers!” The city was tidy and greener than I expected and the locals were friendly … Continue reading “The Lady Writers of the RWA”

The Writing Process Blog Hop

Thank you to author Lisa McManus who graciously invited me to be a participant in The Writing Process Blog Hop. Lisa can be found at 1. What is my current project? I’m promoting my four Young Adult novels – The Girlfriends Series. Rachel and Steph are best buddies, but their friendship is challenged by … Continue reading The Writing Process Blog Hop