When Scammers Call

The incident began innocently enough. We’d had problems with our cable service in recent weeks. Two visits by repairmen had not solved the issue. I’d registered a complaint with the company and expected a response. When I answered the phone a man claiming to be a representative for the cable company told me how sorry […]

Wishing You a Joyous Easter

With Easter bringing this holy week to a close I am reminded of an experience I had while cleaning out a neglected cupboard several years ago. Shoved to the back a tray of silverware waited, nestled among a few stale pretzels that escaped their bag. I recognized the pattern. The tableware came from my mother’s […]

Heading into March

  Valentine’s Day is past. In fact most of February has left us. But the memory of that day to celebrate love still lingers. Just before the holiday I sat waiting in traffic for the light to change as people traversed the crosswalk. One young man stood out from the crowd. Not wearing a mask, […]

Pushing Forward

Well, here we are nine days into the New Year. Many are saying they’ve used their trial subscription  for 2021 and have decided not to renew their enrollment. I can’t say I blame them. What a week. What should have been a peaceful verification of the electoral college votes in Washington D.C. turned into a […]

The New Year is Here

I confess I’m afraid to wish everyone a happy new year. Considering how 2020  unfolded, I’m wondering what 2021 will bring. Despite all the ups and downs of 2020, though, we made it. My family has so far bypassed Covid19. The election, and all the drama, phone calls, and mountains of mail, has passed, even […]

Meeting Nearby Neighbors

* Author’s note:  This is the fifth in a series of posts about the historical portion of my newest release: The Descendant’s Daughter Riding into a wilderness meant anticipating many unknowns. Not only was the weather unfriendly, wild animals shared the forests with natives living nearby. When the main character in my newest release, The […]

The Book is Here!

My newest release, The Descendant’s Daughter, released this week. I’m excited to share the story. Halle Jayne Murphy, the main protagonist, is a newly-turned-thirty young woman who thinks her life is ideal and can’t imagine change. She loves her career. She shares an apartment with her best friend. She’s happy. She has lived an idyllic […]

A New Book with an Old Story

The release of my newest novel, The Descendant’s Daughter, is now waiting on the horizon. While a contemporary story line carries the book, I get excited thinking about the historical theme that originated from my own personal family history. I consider the opportunity to share a fictional re-creation of my great-great-grandfather’s tale a privilege.  I […]