Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Cozy Snuggly New Year To You All :)

Thanks to old friends and new who follow my meanderings at this sometimes wise, sometimes whimsical blog of one who  believes goodness and light will triumph over darkness, that somehow, someway love conquers all. And now, join me in a … Continue reading

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Big Happenings at The Wild Rose Press!

My recent releases and many other titles are reduced at The Wild Rose Press. INTO THE LION’S HEART: Love Letters Line Blurb: As the French Revolution rages, the English nobility offer sanctuary to many a refugee. Captain Dalton Evans arrives … Continue reading

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For the True Romantics–Some of My Favorite Quotes

“This is true love–you think this happens every day?” ~Westley, The Princess Bride “True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.”  ~Alexandre Dumas Père “True Love burns the brightest, But the brightest flames leave the … Continue reading

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Yes! Kindle Fire Is All It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Only, I didn’t get one for Christmas.  I gave one to each of my adult children, two of them married (so they have to share).  My daughter-in-law, who’s gone back to school for a degree in nursing, is excited about … Continue reading

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Somewhere the Bells Ring at Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

“Somewhere the Bells Ring is a slightly melancholy Christmas story. The present is wrapped around a love story from the past that influences the characters of Bailey and Eric. To be honest, as I started Somewhere the Bells Ring, I … Continue reading

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The Inspiration Of Dreams On My Stories

“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?” Alfred Lord Tennyson ~Years ago, a dream I had on New Year’s Eve–a highly propitious time for dreams–eventually evolved into ghostly Christmas romance Somewhere the Bells Ring.  … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and A Very Special Song

I love the Christmas music by Mannheim Steamroller and their Christmas Lullaby is so beautiful….the music takes me back to Christmas’s long ago and is part of the inspiration behind my recent holiday release Somewhere the Bells Ring.  This song, … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Trenches

One of my all time favorite musicians  is the vastly talented, mufti-faceted folk singer John McCutcheon.  I’ve attended John’s performances when he’s in the Shenandoah Valley ever since my children were small and he had brown hair.  🙂  My older … Continue reading

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Super Review for Somewhere the Bells Ring!

From Romancing the Book: For the full review please visit their site. “Ms. Trissel captivates her reader from the moment you start reading the first page. She has written a compelling love story that spans some fifty plus years and … Continue reading

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The Amazing benefits of Green Tea

“Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage.” ~KAKUZO OKAKURA, Book of Tea I’ve been a tea lover for years, but for me now, it’s medicine first and a beverage second.  Tea is also soul satisfying and hearkens back … Continue reading

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