Sunday, December 23, 2012

Windswept Shores is back!

Here's my secret project I've been working on all month, my debut book is once again available as an ebook and better than ever with a replaced missing scene. I also made things a little tougher for poor Meagan. 

In a few days it'll be available as a paperback book too.

Friday, December 21, 2012

End Of The World?

Drawing by Janice Seagraves

Turns out that the last little drawing on the Mayan calendar was broken off. So we really don't know what the Mayans intended for this day.

 I think the part that broke off was the reset button, although it could also have read, turn over and start new calendar on this date.

 So, if today is the last day on Earth. How's it going for you so far?

 For me, it's pretty boring. I'm not seeing any zombies or horsemen. Since it's mine and my husband's anniversary, we are going out for dinner and a movie.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


For those of you that are afraid the world will come to an end on the 21st, just remember this, the Mayans had no leap year so their calendar ended last year.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

My daughter and cat Moonshadoe during our nearly white Christmas

As a child I prayed, dreamed and wished for a white Christmas with all my heart. You see the part of California where I live doesn't get snow but once every ten to fifteen years.

When my daughter was six, it snowed in my home town and it stayed for a week. It was beautiful and cold. My daughter and I built small snowmen from the snow on the car. We had a snowball fight with daddy.

There were icicles hanging on the trees. The snow stayed on the roofs and front yards of all the houses in town. My home town looked as charming as a Christmas card.

 The snow stayed for a week and then two days before Christmas it melted. So I nearly had the white Christmas I had always dreamed of, but it was still magical.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop

Stop on by for two free reads and a chance at a prize. You can also follow the adventures of Jared the Fierce Were-Tabby.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Today is a very rare day. It's the twelfth year, twelfth month and twelfth day. 12/12/12, is the last of the great repeating dates to occur in our lifetimes.

Celebrate 12/12/12 by having twelve cookies, 
and cranking up twelve days of Christmas!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Christmas Gift

The nicest gift anyone ever gave me was just before Christmas a number of years ago. My husband and I ran a appliance store. My husband fixed the appliances and I answered the phone, ordered parts and set up appointments.

My husband was late to one appointment to an elderly couple, and the wife called to chew me out about it. My husband was only ten minutes late. When he showed up to their house, the lady's husband apologized to my husband about the phone call.

The phone call had me rattled, but I added it up to doing business in a small town.

The next day my husband went to do another run of appliance repair appointments, and came back with a beautiful poinsettias plant.  It was a gift from another elder couple and it was for me. They said, "It was for the nice lady on the phone who helped us out so much."

For a moment I was completely speechless and burst into tears.
It's a lesson I never forgotten: kindness can mean so much to someone having a bad day.