I’m In Heaven

21
Mar

Dear Betsy

…how you honored me today with this!!! For years, I’ve followed agent Betsy Lerner’s blog – make that agent extraordinaire, i.e., also writer, poet, and of late, fierce bridge player. Writers follow agent blogs for many reasons.  Some want the inside “scoop” on publishing, some


The moment has arrived…and the wonderful folks over at Deep South Magazine agreed to do the cover reveal for THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET! View the cover, plus what I had to say about it here. And then, be sure to let me know what you


In a couple of days we’re heading for Mississippi, land of cotton, home of the blues, and a history so rich in all things southern – some good, some bad – that all it takes is a day or two of being there, and you


Deja vu, anyone? I know, I already announced this once when we were still working on the ability to publicize my posts simultaneously to social media.  That’s been fixed and so, I wanted to do another blog post to announce my new website – for


21
Jan

Welcome

…to my new web site! While working with the great design team over at Surfside Web, my main goal was to have an internet presence to represent what I write.  My stories are about hardy, determined people who face extraordinary hardships, privation, and sorrow, and


12
Jan

Kodachrome

I got a new camera for Christmas.  My husband can’t stand to see me struggle over anything, and although I never complain, there must be a look.  A frustrated glaring at whatever device I’m mangling into some modicum of acceptable performance. For instance, he gave


24
Dec

Silver Bells

I grew up listening to the old classic Christmas songs sung by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby,  Bobby Darin, Brenda Lee,  Alvin and the Chipmunks (yes, that one!)…the list goes on and on.  On Christmas Eve, Mom would put on a stack of records – for


The perfect song – even without those two words reminding me of a certain book.


I’m in a state of disbelief another year is just about gone, and so, what better time to gather up some pictures and share them here, thereby providing a “snapshot” of 2016 in review! To say it’s been a wonderful, fun filled, exciting time doesn’t


I was in Raleigh yesterday helping Mom.  This was the second time while away from my computer, emails, all manner of “connectedness,” that exciting news about THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE sat percolating in my inbox until I got home. I’d spent the day with


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