Chance Developments by Alexander McCall-Smith (Book Review)


Leave it to Alexander McCall-Smith to take random vintage photos and weave stories around them. This slim volume is deceiving because within its compact-sized body lies a world of wonder and a world of love. Told in his own enchanting style, these five short stories will leave the reader feeling good about life. My favorite […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GIVEAWAY on Goodreads: Bridgewater Holidays

My newest book – BRIDGEWATER HOLIDAYS – is being featured as a Goodreads Giveaway until December 12.

Here is the link to the entry page:  Goodreads Giveaway






By |November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Seabound by Jordan Rivet



Sixteen years after The Event that changed the face of our planet, we meet a group of survivors who live on an old cruise ship named the Catalina. Our heroine in this story is Esther who has lived most of her live on this ship after she and her father escaped the cloud of toxic […]

By |August 29th, 2015|Book Reviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Savin Rock – White City (Bridgewater Chronicles)

White City (or Savin Rock) is the setting for several  chapters of The Bridgewater Chronicles – my latest series of historical fiction. You will also recall that I shared some of my personal memories of Savin Rock with you in my book Valley Memories. Today, Savin Rock is long gone and all that remains is the […]

By |July 7th, 2015|General Observations, Marion's Valley, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Adrift by Robin Wainwright


I absolutely love stories with a touch of history and the paranormal. So I was excited to win a copy of Adrift from the author’s giveaway. The story begins with Heather, who has recently lost her father. She is lonely and miserable and rattling around the house they both shared. Heather’s has had no social […]

By |December 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SeaMercy – Guest Post by Richard Hackett

The Real Call of the South Pacific

Fiji, Vanuatu, Tahiti, Palau, Tonga, Samoa… Just hearing the names of those islands conjures up travel brochure images of a warm tropical sun setting in the distance over blue turquoise waters, palm trees leaning towards the ocean, luxurious air conditioned hotels and honeymoon getaways nestled on secluded white sandy […]

By |August 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Tell It Like Tupper by J. Mark Powell



Glenn Tupper is a small town mechanic who leads a normal life trying to make ends meet each month with a wife who stretches their income to its limits to provide for their two teen-aged children. Phil Granby is a U.S. Senator who has thrown his hat into the presidential ring. Jarma Jordan is an […]

By |March 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Free Promo for Authors

To all my author friends and acquaintances:

I just signed on with http://askdavid.com/free-book-promotion to have STAIRWAY TO MY HEART promoted for FREE. 

Just follow the link above, complete a short questionnaire about your book, and voila! You’re done and in the queue for promotion.

Once my promo page is active, I’ll provide a link here for you to check it […]

By |September 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recycle Ideas

Today I’d like to share with you some nifty recycle ideas. Feel free to copy them or use them to inspire you in new ways.

The first three items are courtesy of  Recycled Art Foundation.

Plastic spoons make an awesome wreath!

An old boat becomes a garden bench and shelter:

Does your cat love to sleep in or on […]

By |September 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment


Every now and then I run across something that fits into more than one category of my life.  As I was browsing through Pinterest yesterday, looking for inspiration pieces for Book #2 of The Bridgewater Chronicles, I came across a recipe for cornbread that looked good. Following it back to its origin, I stumbled upon […]

By |August 1st, 2012|General Observations, Uncategorized|0 Comments