Christmas Memories

Why do we run ourselves ragged before the Christmas holidays? Why do we shop until we drop? Decorate the house inside and out? Fret over new Elf on the Shelf locations? Because we have wonderful Christmas memories of family gatherings at grandmother’s house, toys from Read More...

Writing Secrets—Release Day

Sometimes books take many paths to publication. I wrote the novel Secrets a few years ago, choosing to explore a romance about a woman caught between the past and her desire to create a new life for herself. I wanted to submit the manuscript to a traditional publisher, Read More...

Secrets: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 2)

For a limited time only on Kindle Unlimited! Kindle | Paperback Schoolteacher Kelly Baron raised her child alone. Now that her daughter’s grown and married, Kelly can finally start her new life in North Carolina, responsible only for herself. She has just one more thing Read More...

Perspective: we’ve always had it hard

In 2012, I wrote a blog called Recalling History Gives Meaning to Today. The blog reflected on my book A Groovy Christmas and the history of 1968 I had researched when writing it. I won’t lie. I remember 1968 vividly. I was a carefree teenager back then. I thought about Read More...

American Cowboy, the Legend

Why do we love the legendary American cowboy? Answer: Because he (or she) is who we want to be. Real cowboys (and cowgirls like Annie Oakley) became romanticized in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, because the public admired the qualities they represented. A Read More...