Monthly Archives: May 2011

Announcing the Winners of Time Travel Romance Somewhere My Lass

Thanks to all who left kind and enthusiastic comments at my interview at The Romance Reviews site.  The three winners of my light paranormal/time travel romance novella Somewhere My Lass are: Mindy, Rebecca Booth and Jill James.~ Story Blurb: Neil MacKenzie’s well ordered … Continue reading

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Kewl Scottish Film~Stone of Destiny

While vacationing at the Outer Banks last week, I watched Stone of Destiny (instant Netflix).  I give it a high-five.  The film, a blend of lighter moments intermixed with tension and a touching conclusion, made me more fully appreciate my … Continue reading

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Pirate Lore Coming to you From the Outer Banks

I’m writing this from the Tuscan Sun beach house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in La La Land (Court) during our family get-together at the Outer Banks. We’ve been in Duck since Sunday, very lovely. Next week the rates double and triple … Continue reading

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Old Country Recipes and Cookbooks

My mother-in-law, sadly losing her memory, brightened visibly when I asked her about a salad dressing she used to make for dandelion greens.  Getting shakily to her feet, she made her way to the tiny kitchen in their townhouse in … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Important Russian Reads

Emma Taylor who works with Accreditedonlinecolleges.com sent me an email and asked me to share this article about Important Russian Reads.  I confess to not possessing more than a smattering of knowledge on the subject, although I have actually read some of these books and or … Continue reading

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Touched by an Angel

Thank you to my friend Renee Waltzer for this inspiring post. ~I first met Michael while hiking along the C&O Canal in Maryland when I was twenty years old. This historic and magical place had drawn me like a magnet for … Continue reading

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For The Birds

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Lou Holtz Some of the cheeriest, downright euphoric, birds in this world are gold finches. And I don’t know how they’ve managed it, or … Continue reading

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My First English Historical Romance

Due out sometime early summer, Into the Lion’s Heart will open the new series The Wild Rose Press is debuting called Love Letters.  Authors were invited to participate and my story will launch the series, so I’m doubly honored.  The premise behind this … Continue reading

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To Win An Ebook of Time Travel Romance Somewhere My Lass

Visit my interview at The Romance Reviews and leave a comment for a chance to win one of three giveaways of light paranormal romance Somewhere My Lass. Winners chosen at the end of May.  So pop on in.  I’m a little … Continue reading

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How Important Is Organic Gardening to You?

And does it apply to your lawn?  Americans regard their pristine green lawns as sacred, but at what cost to human and animal health and the environment? I believe in and practice organic gardening.  This means no chemical pesticides or … Continue reading

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