Today in the United States it is Memorial Day. Since we have readers from all over the world, I wondered about featuring an American holiday in my blog post. I wondered if other countries have a similar holiday to honor those who have fallen in battle for their country. Memorial Day in the US was […]
From age four to ten, my family lived in Billings, Montana. My two youngest brothers were born while we lived there. My love for storytelling started there. After a big snowstorm, my oldest brother and I went under the back porch and picked up the lint from the dryer vent that lay on the snow. […]
Throughout our lives we have to make choices. The choices we make may determine a good or bad outcome in our lives. As an author, I get to make choices for my characters, in their back stories and in their present circumstances. Some of my characters have made bad choices in the past, and now […]
Real Life in Fiction
People often ask me where I get the ideas for my books. Ideas come from lots of places. Songs. News events. Dreams. What ifs. The possibilities are endless. No matter what the story is or how I discovered the idea, there is always a bit of real life in every story. I’m going to share […]
Do You Love Sports?
Currently in the United States, we are in the football playoff season. Lots of women don’t care for sports, but I love them. I’m not sure why I love sports when so many women don’t. Maybe it’s because I grew up with three brothers who all played numerous sports, but then I was the oldest […]
As we come to the end of another year, I’m thinking about the ending for romances. I don’t type “The End” when I finish one of my novels. I know it’s the end, but is it a good ending, the kind of ending that will make me cry or a least give a heartfelt […]
Give Thanks in All Circumstances!
Here in the United States we are getting ready for our Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is the big day. It is a time for family get togethers and good food. It is a time to reflect on God’s blessings, but it is good to remember God’s blessings every day. As the verse above reminds us, we should […]
Getting It All Done
It’s late on a Friday night, and I am reminded that I must have my blog post ready by Sunday afternoon. I will be very busy this weekend, so it is butt in chair and fingers on the keyboard in order to get that done. This week has been filled with tennis, Orange Theory Fitness, […]
How Bad Can She Be?
Do you like heroines who have a checkered past? Do you like a heroine who has a checkered present? How much are you willing to overlook in the heroine’s journey to redemption? As you can see from the blurb above, Annie Payton has a past she is trying to live down. So her bad-girl […]
New Growth: You’re Still Alive
Last month my blog post mentioned some of the things we did on our most recent trip to Spokane, Washington, where I lived when I was in high school. Before we went to Spokane we drove through North Cascades National Park, since I’m trying to visit as many national parks as possible. During one of […]
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