Which are you: “Never enough time to read” or “Hate to come to the end of a really good book”?

For the first time, I published two short story collections last year, and I was gratified with the response from readers. More and more, I see fellow writers publishing new novellas, mini-novels or short story collections nearly every month, while … Continued

New Release for Christmas

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We did it! Just in time for holiday reading. Every November some writers try to write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. I’ve never participated because I didn’t want the pressure. However, after my first book of short … Continued

Update on WIP and a New Author for you!

I’m closing in on the final draft of my Christmas card to you, Cozy Christmas Sweets, a book of short stories. I probably would have had it published by now, but I got carried away and added a recipe for … Continued

The Joy of Writing

Every month or so, I send a newsletter to the delightful folks who’ve subscribed to my updates. How do I know these folks are delightful? I know because they write back to me, sharing encouragement, suggestions, or just saying, “Hi!” … Continued

Getting ready for the Scary Season

It’s Labor Day weekend, so Halloween is right around the corner I’ve written a collection of spooky short stories to help get you into the mood. These stories are my cozy or humorous take on classic scary stories and films. … Continued

One Magical Christmas

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One Magical Christmas When I was a little girl it wasn’t unusual for small children to believe Santa Claus is real. It was a more innocent and gentler time, back then. Children in my generation weren’t as sophisticated and worldly … Continued

Halloween Remembered

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How Bunny Got Her Name “Wait for me, Linda! Jeannie, hold up!” seven-year-old Leveline Elder called to her older sisters, as they disappeared around a bend in the rural mountain road. Sniffling back tears and stumbling in an old pair … Continued

Christmas in Bannoch

Christmas is next week, so today we are checking in on our friends in Bannoch, Oregon to see how they are planning to spend this Christmas. It should be interesting because for Bunny and her friends in the First Ladies Club Christmas … Continued