Author Life Month

I participated in the #authorlifemonth hashtag again over on Instagram. Here is my month in review. Here is a link to my last year’s author life month. I’ll be doing #authorlifemonth again. It’s so much fun to connect with other authors and see behind the scenes. Last year I kept apologizing and wondered if I…

The Christmas Bike: pre-order!

I am excited to announce that my third novel, The Christmas Bike, is set for release on October 11, 2016 and available for pre-order! (click on link) Here is a brief synopsis: Christmas is already going to be tough for Marie and her family. When a series of events is set in motion long before a…

Fairy Gardens & Writing: how they relate

Planting fairy gardens is one of my favorite things to do every spring. I do this for one of my jobs and on occasion, I teach how-to’s. I’ve planted countless container pots over the seventeen years I’ve been doing this, but planting fairy gardens feels completely different and is always exciting to me. Here’s why:…

A party that was out of this WORLD!

A few weeks ago I attended a writers retreat with dozens of fabulous, talented women. I asked the organizer what I could do to help. She twiddled her thumbs, trying to think of something, because she’s very organized and had everything under control. “Decorate and come up with a theme,” she said. Interesting, because the…

Influential author

http://www.julietmarillier.com Juliet Marillier is one of my favorite authors. I stared reading her novels a dozen years ago, starting with her first novel Daughter of the Forest. Now she has over twenty novels in print. Here is a part of her bio from her shiny new web-site that launched today. (Every few years, as she…

Featured Books Friday!

The kick off to Featured Books Friday was awesome last time! Thank you to all who participated and purchased books. Please check it out if you want by clicking HERE. I will be doing the same thing this week. In the comments put the title, your name, genre, and purchase link along with a blurb…

Hidden Gems

This is a photo of me driving up to the mountains looking for hidden gems. It was by sheer accident, as my son snapped a photo of the waterfall, that the reflection on the car glass made my face appear to be part of the cliff. My hair weaves with the crags and crevices. My shoulders…

The Wild Mustang

This weekend I spent an enlightening day at a wild mustang sanctuary called Wild Heart Sanctuary in Park City, Utah. Anyone who knows me, knows I adore horses. They are my spirit animal.  Although my constant wish upon a star as a child to own a horse never came true, the cosmos smiled down upon…