Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”~ Audrey Hepburn

A little inspiration for this Sunday with daughter Elise’s pics of our garden. “Belief creates the actual fact.” William James “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale … Continue reading

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Historic Sweedlin Valley, West Virginia

To escape the heat and refresh ourselves with cool, green woodlands, my husband and I drove back into the Alleghenies this past Sunday.  One stop, a secluded little valley called Sweedlin in West Virginia.  Not only is the area rich in … Continue reading

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Writers and Cats~

We recently took in an unusual barn kitty, the part Siamese offspring of a tabby mama.  A tiny runt, Pavel (pronounced Pabel) was half the size of his robust litter mates.   We’re told he was born pink and hairless, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Review Of Shenandoah Watercolors

“Even though I’ve lived in both cities and rural areas, I’ve always considered myself a city girl although that’s probably a misnomer.  Truthfully, I’m overwhelmed by city life and fast grow bored with life in the country.  Whenever I’m living in the … Continue reading

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My Friend, Author Vonnie Davis

Thanks for having me here on your lovely and informative blog, Beth.  I’ve been looking forward to it. *Thanks for being here, Vonnie.  I’m very happy to have you. 🙂 Last October I took Beth’s online course in herbal lore … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Bees, errrr, Writers

Ever noticed that when writers are portrayed in movies they tend to come across as, well, nuts?  The examples are endless.  Take Nim’s Island, the author in this film is so agoraphobic/germaphobic she can’t open the door to get her … Continue reading

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TREASURE QUEST: DISCOVERY LIES BETWEEN THE COVERS: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (July 18-25)

TOUR RULES: (I didn’t write them) 🙂 1)  HAVE FUN! 2)  INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS! SPREAD THE WORD! 3)  THIS TOUR STARTS:  Monday, July 18, at Midnight (Arizona Time) THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, July 25, at Midnight (Arizona Time) Winners will be drawn … Continue reading

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My New Cover for Somewhere the Bells Ring!

Lovely cover by the talented artist Tamra Westberry. SOMEWHERE THE BELLS RING is book three in my ‘Somewhere’ series with a Christmas theme.   Set in the old family homeplace where my father was born and raised, a beautiful plantation home … Continue reading

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Murder Mystery/Ghost Story/Time Travel Romance American Style~

“As I read Somewhere My Love, I recalled the feelings I experienced the first time I read Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca long ago. Using deliciously eerie elements similar to that gothic romance, Beth Trissel has captured the haunting dangers, thrilling suspense and innocent passions that evoke … Continue reading

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Lovely Reader Review for Shenandoah Watercolors

“This is perhaps the most beautifully written memoir I’ve ever read. Its lovely and languid descriptions of the picturesque valley, the farm and gardens are equaled only by the charming and funny descriptions of the antics (and conversations!) of the … Continue reading

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