Category Archives: Life’s surprises

Aloha To Love

I’m thrilled to share the news that Aloha To Love, my sweet Christmas romance, set on a cruise ship and on the beautiful island of Hawaii, is available on pre-order! Aloha To Love Goodbye has never been this hard…especially when … Continue reading

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Class Reunion 1961 and M&M

I attended my high school class reunion two weekends ago and Georgia Romance Writers conference, Moonlight and Magnolias, the weekend after that. I had a blast both weekends. My brother and sister were at the reunion, since the reunion included … Continue reading

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Georgia Stories on My Mind

My dear friend Jackie Rod has published a collection of her short stories set in Georgia! Each story offers a heart-warming experience you won’t soon forget. Jackie is a true southern lady. Her launch party Saturday was as elegant as … Continue reading

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Volunteering Ideas- An 8 Part Summer Series (Part Four)

Did you know that one of the main benefits of volunteering is to make YOU happier? This summer, for the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting some ways you can volunteer in your community. Week Four: Visit a senior center. … Continue reading

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Eat What? Never!

Many of us change our tastes as we grow older! In school I would never eat spinach! Mama didn’t cook it. The school lunchroom version looked nasty and mushy and tasted worse. It was slick, not a texture I could … Continue reading

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Loving Mother’s Day Tulips!

I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day. I certainly did!  I do love flowers!  I hope these beauties love the rain we had yesterday and today. I had planned to blog about book pirates. I am not in the … Continue reading

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Why torture your characters?

I will give a workshop in June about torturing characters. I borrowed words from Dwight Swain about chasing characters up trees to keep things from becoming boring. Why would I want to do torture my characters? It keeps stories going. … Continue reading

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Has Life Left You Feeling Bedraggled?

Hard rains last night were not kind to my first yellow iris of 2018.  Water and wind bent this flower to the ground, Maybe its roots are not deep enough or maybe the bloom was too heavy for the stalk. … Continue reading

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Purple Irises, a cure?

The last three weeks have been crazy since my sister broke both ankles. I have fallen behind in everything! She’s in a facility two hours away. As the older sister, I must do what I can to take care of … Continue reading

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Do You Break or Do You Bend? #MFRWHooks #PG

Sometimes cold weather and ice make trees bend. Other times trees grow in soil that won’t support them. Writers and other humans face events that threaten to bring us to our knees. Sometimes we let people’s comments make us want … Continue reading

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