Happy 90th Birthday

One of my long time friends, as well as one of my biggest writing encouragers, turned ninety this week. I hoped to schedule a lunch in honor of her big day, but she was already booked. Family members were coming from Minnesota, Alaska, and Utah to help her celebrate. I would have to wait until […]

Welcoming 2018

  The New Year is upon us. Three hundred sixty-five days waiting to be lived, surprises to be discovered, hopes and dreams to be realized. I’ve enjoyed 2017. I’m reluctant to let it go. My debut novel, An Anchor On Her Heart, published, my second novel, Love Calls Her Home, will follow in March, and […]

A Night on the Town

          Publishing my debut novel, An Anchor On Her Heart, earlier this summer brought many fun surprises, but this past week I experienced an event I’d never imagined. I participated in an author panel at a  Christian bookstore where customers came to purchase books and have them signed by the author.  Eight […]

In Everything, Say Thanks

When the Pilgrims celebrated a harvest festival in 1621, fifty-eight of the original one hundred and two remained alive after surviving that first dreadful winter. Native Americans had come to their rescue earlier that year, helping them grow crops to harvest. A second ship arrived from England, bringing recruits and supplies they desperately needed. That Thanksgiving […]

A Place To Shine

            My daughter’s company, Critter Corner Cards, released its newest annual calendar this week, Furry Friends. The calendar includes thirteen hand-drawn images of our favorite domestic pets in colorful prism pastels. Unlike something you find at a discount store, where a dozen photographs have been printed a million times, collated […]

Music: God’s Gift

  Works by Mozart and Strauss, along with a powerful piano performance by Conrad Tao, impressed the local symphony audience last night at our city’s performing arts center.  A new conductor took the podium over the summer and this was the first performance I’d heard since his hiring. Music enchants me. I love to listen […]