March 30, 2019

This is my favorite time of year. I love the longer days, the warmth of more sunshine than we've seen in months, and all the brilliant colors popping everywhere to signal new life. The sweet sound of birds chirping all day and the loud chorus of frogs after dark make m...

February 14, 2019

Hello there,

Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, I hope you have love in your life. If you're like me, you believe love makes the world go around. What a wonderful world it is when there is love in our hearts.

How do you celebrate the love(s) in your life?...

January 28, 2019

I thought I'd send a quick hello and share a couple updates. But before I do, I must comment on the brilliant orange sunrise this morning. The window trim in my living room perfectly framed the bright sky shining behind the trees in my yard. WOW. I hope your view is eq...

January 1, 2019

Here's wishing you and your family a most fabulous 2019!

For my December post, I thought I'd send a fun, uplifting, motivating post with a little sass weaved in. Well, I got busy with Christmas. And life. And I came down with laryngitis. Although I obviously don't need...

November 27, 2018

Hi there! 

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as much as I enjoyed mine. Mom and I stayed on the island so we could attend our dear friend's celebration of life Saturday, which was absolutely perfect. Thursday we indulged in a Friends-giving with twelve others--some w...

October 24, 2018

Hi there!

If you’re like me, you love a celebration. Well, I’ve got some things to celebrate. Twenty years ago, today my life changed. It’s the date I met Bart. TWENTY years ago!  But wait, that’s not all… TWO years ago, today was the official release date of FISHING WI...

September 27, 2018


I hope you enjoyed your summer as much as I enjoyed mine, and that your fall has begun with as much beauty and reflection as I've experienced. For me, the change in seasons typically causes conflict. Like the kid who refuses to go to bed for fear of missing o...

June 12, 2018

 A year ago I decided to throw my hat in the ring for the Journey Award with Chanticleer Book Reviews. The international contest attracts thousands of authors from around the globe, making the competition more fierce each year. When I made it through to the slush pile...

May 25, 2018

Have you ever noticed that things in life tend to happen in threes? Well, I'm over the moon about winning my third award!

With so many prestigious awards to choose from, deciding which contests to participate in can be a challenge. The rules typically include a publicat...

May 4, 2017

Imagine my excitement when I received this! Independent Press Award listed Fishing With Hyenas as a Distinguished Favorite in the category of memoir. With entries from around the globe, I’m honored to be mentioned.

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