Next week I’m heading for Ohio to spend four short days reconnecting with friends. It’s been a long time since I’ve returned to my home state for a visit. Went back in 2006 to bury my mom. Not really a pleasure trip, that. Never really thought much of Ohio, the land of my teenage angst. … Continue reading Lazy Hazy Days
So…where am I? Did any week every scamper by as fast as this one? Holy Cow! While Sky Dancers Draft Two is with my editor, I’ve been world building and writing the opening chapters of my next book, Champion of Entean. I’m also still researching different marketing groups for independent authors, finding the best match … Continue reading That Week Just Happened
Helllloooooooo! I’m floating about, here, bobbing around with lots of iceberg-type piles of “to do” lists. Sky Dancers’ Draft number two is with the editor. It’s pub date is September 15th. Lots to do between then and now to get it published. I began a new novel that I’m really excited about. Wrote the Prologue … Continue reading Socializing in the Deep End of the Marketing Pool
On July 4th, the colored cloud display and accompanying booms were quite splendid. It was touch and go. For a while there, the forecast was for clear skies. However, the fog rolled in and the tradition continued. I’ve been living with friendly fog since 1980 when I moved from the East Coast to the West … Continue reading I’ll Have My Coffee With Fog, Please
I dropped my son off at the airport this morning. He’s on a 10-day adventure and I’m left with a funny feeling. It marks a change in my life. A shift. Some people call it the empty nest syndrome. Whatever… I called my brother. He has three daughters, the last one just graduated from college … Continue reading That Funny Feeling
Good morning, Peeps! Have you been enjoying your Memorial Day long weekend? Mr. Al and I’ve been making lists of things-to-do-before-we-leave. Have you noticed that the closer a vacation gets, the more you realize how badly you need one? I’ll tell you what, I have definitely earned this one. Big Time. Yesterday, I pushed the … Continue reading Countdown to Travel
I’ve not done a foodie blog for a while and since, I’ve had two lovely meals out recently, I thought I might share these feasts with you. PRETTY FOOD MEAL ONE On Mother’s Day, Mr. Al and my sonshine, Cole, took me to a local Italian restaurant called Abruzzi (http://www.abruzziarcata.com), located in the Jacoby Building … Continue reading Pretty Food
Hello, there! How’s your coffee this morning? Did someone bring it to you in honor of Mother’s Day? Now worries…me neither. I usually wake up long before my night-owl-of-a-son awakens. From me to you…. Whether in the here or the hereafter, it’s nice to remember our Moms, even if they do have their “Mommy … Continue reading That Word!
I finished my first draft of Sky Dancers. In celebration, I’ve posted the back cover at the end of this little discussion, but you can scroll ahead, I won’t mind… I’m thinkin’ that the back cover is just as lovely as the front. So you, my fellow authors, how do you feel when you … Continue reading Help Me, Nora! I Gotta Get My Zing On!
That’s what my mom used to say when things happened. It was a good one, you could use “Good Heavens” if something good happened or if something untoward happened. It works both ways. I usually differentiate between the two and say things like “Wow! That’s so awesome!” or “Shit! Bummer!” I think I’m going … Continue reading Good Heavens!