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#1 Learner

A few weeks ago I was searching for a way to break the wordjam that’s been backed up in my brain for months. I knew the reasons for the jam–a seriously ill husband, an unexpected death in my immediate family, nearly ten years of seven days a week work on my author business. After five…

Get ready, set, go!

One newsletter down, one more to write. Amazing how much time they take. I’d hoped to get a short story written today, but it isn’t happening. Watched the UConn women beat Marquette. Priorities. 😉 Hoping 2023 brings good things to everyone. This year has been a mixed bag for me, leaning more toward the positive….

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This morning it’s nearly 40 degrees, which feels downright balmy after 30 below. If we were heading into winter, 40 would feel frigid. It’s all a matter of perspective, and where you sit on the stick. Perspective affects everything. Cushy bank account? That series you loved in newly released hardcover is well worth the cost….

Fall Cider Making

We planted a very small organic apple orchard with dwarf trees when we moved here twenty plus years ago. There have been a few years when conditions have been right and we’ve had apples to press for cider, although never very much. This year we hit the jackpot. Spring blossoms arrived without freezing or getting…

Mother Nature

“When we are disgusted with the pettiness of mankind we may turn in appreciation to the grandeur of Nature.” Paul Brunton I have to admit that I’ve been mighty disgusted with the pettiness of mankind lately. I am incredibly fortunate that I live in a place where I can turn my back on mankind and…

Kobo 25% Off Boxsets

Kobo is running one of my favorite sales through the end of October and they’re including my Destination Death boxset. Already a great price for all seven books, now you can get the entire series at an additional 25% off! Just use coupon code OCT25 at the checkout. Here’s the link: