Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Living, Writing, Teaching: S is for “Gone for a Soldier” Cover Reveal and Aut...

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's Up! Check Out the New Look.

Yeah! The new look for my website is up and running. Many times change is exciting and this is one of those times. My website designer has been hard at work and has made this site awesome. Thanks Erik!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Coming Soon--New Website Look !

When you visit my website in the near future, you will see a brand new look---new colors, layout, content, etc. My web designer, Erik, is hard at work on it and promises to be ready to launch some time in April. I'm very excited at what I've seen so far. It will not only highlight my mystery novels and children's book, but  my upcoming Young Adult Fantasy novels that I'm hard at work on as well.

So check back often and you may be one of the first to view its debut!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rewrites, Rewrites, Rewrites...

I really love the way my new novel "Unicorns and Orchids" has come out, though there is still the sequel to be written. (And I have plenty of ideas of how that will proceed jotted down.) Now I have been busily engaged in the rewrite phase. You may have a good story, but if you want a really great novel, rewrite it several times. Not just once, but at least 3 or 4 times.You hear this advice from most writers and it's true. That doesn't mean you have to completely change it, just look for errors and tighten up your writing. You will really see a difference in the impact it will have on your story.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Learning both Portuguese and Swedish

Can you believe it's already February? Wow, this year is off and running and I've learned so many new things already. Amongst them is the continuing of my studies in learning the Swedish language (as this is where my mother's side of the family comes from.) And I've loved it so much that now I've added Portuguese (a language brought into the family by the marriage of some of our children.) Hopefully I won't mix the two together and create a whole new language!

I continue to work on my young adult novels. I have completed the first one, but I'm still giving it a few more run-throughs before I send it off to a publisher. I am excited about this project and will start the sequel as soon as I'm sure I have everything in place that I want to for this first one. I feel this novel has turned out quite good and will lead to an even more fantastic adventure in the second one!

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Year, New Stories...

It's a great year for new things and that includes new stories with new characters. I have been having fun creating some of both and am excited to see where it will take me. I'll let you know as they develop. 

Until then...check out the short stories and articles I am posting on my site.

Plus...Stormy Winters will keep you company on a cold day. So grab a warm blanket, a hot drink, and get ready.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas To All !

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a most wonderful New Year!