Writing Violet and Essential Oils

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  I’m still working on VIOLET, I know it is taking me a while to finish this book but life sometimes gets in the way.  Also, I want to present a compelling story and not rush it. LOTUS took three years  😀  I promise it won’t be that long.  My target date is July 1st. […]


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Sorry I haven’t posted in several months.  I will try to bring you up to date.  In November I traveled to Oregon for 10 days to take care of my adorable six year old twin grandchildren while my daughter, Carol , attended a red carpet event in Los Angeles.  Actually my daughter was only in […]

Word Wrangler and Fall

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I apologize for not posting in the last few weeks.  The combination of a hot summer, doing the book signing and taking care of chores around the house, I’ve been overwhelmed.  And I have a new little kitten.  His name is Salty,  he is a munchkin cat.  Cutest guy ever.  Now I have both Pepper, […]

Writing Violet and Setting Deadlines

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  Finding time to write has been difficult this summer but when the mood hits I must take the time to put the words down.  I’m finding this is where my IPad comes in handy.  I can make notes or write an entire chapter and then transcribe it to my computer at a later time.  […]

The Beloved Haven Charity

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I am pleased to announce that I have partnered with The Beloved Haven to donate ten percent of the profits from Lotus and the sequel to this worthy charity.  Please go to the website and read about their wonderful work. http://www.belovedhaven.org/ or click on the logo on the side of this page. The Beloved Haven […]

Free Kindle Download - The Book Box

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In this month’s (July) My Book Box members will receive a free Kindle download of Lotus.  You must download the book between July 27 to July 31, 2016. If you do not subscribe to My Book Box, I suggest you do so.  This is a wonderful company and you receive two books a month in […]

Protect Your Magic

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I was watching television the other day and I saw the phrase “Protect Your Magic” written on a rock in one scene.  I don’t remember what I was watching, it could have been Project Runway, but that phrase stood out to me and immediately made me think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Big Magic,” one of […]

  For all that have asked, I have started the sequel to Lotus.  For now my working title is VIOLET, but that may change.  It starts five years after LOTUS ends.  That is the only spoiler I’m going to share at the moment. I have four chapters completed so far and I’m not sure where […]

Lotus on the shelves

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I walked into Barnes and Noble, College Station, Texas last Saturday and there it was.  Lotus, on the top shelf in the staff recommends.  Hard to explain the thrill of seeing it there next to the best sellers.  My little book, who knew?  I must thank my friend, Brooke Jones, for this.  I worked in […]

My Book Box


  My Book Box is the wonderful brainstorm of my friend Chelsea Tresp and her sister Jessica Tresp.  Once a month you receive two new books in the genres you select.  I chose Young Adult and Mystery.  I have received five months of books so far and have never been disappointed.  They also include a […]