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Ho Made: The Lowdown on Grammar

December 2, 2014

We've all been there. Victims of a misspelled word or misplaced punctuation mark.  I used to be queen of the comma. Free association comma placement, I call it. I think I must have been snoozing when grammar was taught in my high school English class. To this day I still think pet rodent when I see the word gerund.

Nowadays I'm a stickler. I see a misplaced... [Read more]

Halloween Haunts My Kitchen

October 23, 2014

It's pumpkin season.  Which means Halloween. And all the goodies that come with.

If I were a kid I'd be thinking costumes right now. These days Halloween has me tying on my apron.  I love pie, specially holiday pies: apple, pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan. Or any variation. I do a mean cranberry pecan pie.  I also like to mix it up (in and out of the bowl).... [Read more]

Baring my Boobs: Why I’m a Mammogram Virgin No More

August 25, 2014

No, I'm not a flasher.  Except when I go skinnydipping in the lake, and then I hope it's only the fish watching.

And no, the subject of this post is not meant to titillate (no pun intended), so get your mind out of the gutter. It's about my being a 60+ woman who was too afraid  to have a mammogram. There, I said it. Whew. Even saying it... [Read more]

How I Went From Loner to Being In the Popular Crowd: My Life in Guest Blogs

August 19, 2014


What a month it's been, and it's not over yet!  Bones and Roses, Book One of my Cypress Bay mystery series was released August 5th.  I'm encouraged by the early positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.  I didn't realize how nervous I was until I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Seems I'm off to a good start! Thank you for joining me on my journey.... [Read more]

BONES AND ROSES:  A new chapter in my life

August 5, 2014

"I did it my way." The lyrics of the song made famous by Frank Sinatra seem tailor-made for me.  The story of my life. I go out on a limb, and good things happen...or the bough breaks and I land on my butt.  Either way, I'm seldom sorry I did it my way, because even when I fall down at least I know I tried. It beats always... [Read more]

The Nitty Gritty on Beach Reads

July 24, 2014

You know that beach-read novel you can’t wait to dive into? Would it surprise you to learn the popular novels often billed as “escape reading” are an also escape for the authors who write them?

Speaking for myself, I can’t think of a life crisis I’ve weathered without pulling the figurative blanket over my head in the form of whatever work-in-progress I had going... [Read more]