THE SEA CHILD – Book One of the Selkie King Mysteries -- By Carol Nicolas Intrigue, Adventure, and a touch of Romance. Maddie found her on the beach. The Selkie girl was hurt, alone, the prey of evil men. Maddie’s Scottish grandmother had told stories about Selkies, humans who transform into seals and back again.… Continue reading The Sea Child: What is it about?
I'm done! It's November 30th, and I am officially finished my first draft of Out of the Depths. It has been quite the month, with a rollercoaster of emotions as I tried to figure out what this book was about and where it was heading. Some days I got discouraged and never wrote. Some days… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Winner: I’m done!
I recently sent away for a DNA kit from Ancestry.com. I was curious, although I figured I was 75% Scottish, with a smattering of English, Irish, German, Dutch, and French. Imagine my surprise when my results came back 39% Irish. That got me wondering where all that Irish DNA came from, so I started researching… Continue reading Who was Alice Rowan?
My 2015 NaNoWriMo project is called The Sea Child (working title). It's a YA Fantasy/Mystery. Here's the blurb: When their parents die in a car accident, Maddie, Jack, and Barney are sent to California to live with their grandmother in her beach house in Carlsbad. But one day Grandma goes missing, and Maddie finds a… Continue reading The Sea Child
Last night we saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks. This well written and superbly acted movie was deeply moving, and oh, so poignant. It tells the story of how after twenty years of pleading, and after he and his staff despaired of being able to work with this complex, crusty, immovable Australian woman, Walt Disney… Continue reading Saving Mr. Banks
I have always been fascinated by water. When I was three, my sisters and I would put on our bathing suits, go outside, and dance in the rain. A little older, we’d walk many blocks to the city swimming pool, where for a quarter we could swim all day. I loved going to Pine Lake,… Continue reading To See the Sea
Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband for 32 years of adventure, love, and laughter. One of the most important things we've learned is to have a sense of humor. After our wedding in Alberta, Canada, we were driving down to Sam's parent's house in California, when we noticed smoke billowing out of the trunk. We… Continue reading Happy Anniversary
I recently read Salvation, by Anne Osterlund. I really enjoyed this book. The story was beautifully told and gave me a lot to think about. She deals sensitively with the hardships of being an immigrant family, loyalty, friendship, and the dream of having a better life, of being more and achieving more than those around… Continue reading To a Friend