My Books, News, Personal updates, The Sea Child

The Sea Child Anniversary

A year ago, I published THE SEA CHILD. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for the reader in your family, try THE SEA CHILD. It's a mystery with magic, adventure and even a little romance.  

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The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 42.5 — Eli’s Last Wish

Ch 42.5 – Zelda sneered at Eli. “Does it matter? Since the day she was stolen away, her name has been Mole.” She continued to search her bag. Eli was furious. He leaped to his feet and tackled Zelda, sending her sprawling and the glowing ball rolling down the passageway. With his hands bound, he could… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 42.5 — Eli’s Last Wish

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch 24.3 — An Unexpected Visitor

Ch. 24.3 -- Ezra barely noticed when Franklin delivered his lunch on a silver tray and then shut the door. He continued to pace back and forth, worrying. Would Butterfingers find the note he had left in the secret passage? Would Fritter heed his warning? Would any of his efforts help? Ezra’s two oldest brothers… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch 24.3 — An Unexpected Visitor

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 21.4 — Oh, No! Not another Gift

Ch. 21.4 – By the time Janine finished the tale of her life, none of their eyes were dry. Col cleared his throat. “You know, Janie, I never got to give you my gift on your name day.” Bee, who had been gathering dishes from the table, stopped and frowned at him. “I don’t think… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 21.4 — Oh, No! Not another Gift

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B.R. Wokky Ch. 4.2 — The Wizard’s Gift

Ch. 4.2 -- Wizard Colin knelt beside the boys, laid his staff on the floor, and opened his satchel. He put on some white gloves, took out a blue washcloth, and began to gently clean the blood from the children’s skin. To Eli’s surprise, as soon as the washcloth touched his burning skin, the pain… Continue reading Jay B.R. Wokky Ch. 4.2 — The Wizard’s Gift

Personal updates

Friends

Today I attended the bridal shower for my friend’s daughter. Marilyn and I have been the best of friends for almost 30 years. Our babies played together, and our families spent many happy hours visiting each other. No matter how much time goes by or how many miles separate us, when Marilyn and I get… Continue reading Friends

Book Reviews

The Christmas Pony

Book Review:  The Christmas Pony – Kristen D. Randle Xan (Alexandra) lives on a rescue horse farm, where horses and children get second chances. She has a warm, loving family, but she is restless and unhappy, yearning for something bigger in her life than unrequited love and dealing with her family and incompetent ranch hands.… Continue reading The Christmas Pony

Personal updates

Christmas Highlights

Christmas is over for another year, and as I reflect back, I am grateful for my family and friends, the time we could spend together, and the love we have for each other.  Here are a few of the highlights: - Watching my grandson's excitement as he opened his train set and then spent hours… Continue reading Christmas Highlights

Personal updates

The Magic of Christmas

Recently, someone asked, ‘What do Santa and reindeer have to do with the birth of Christ?”  Well, maybe on the surface, not much.  But let me explain.  The whole Santa thing may be just a game we play with our children, but it’s a fun game, and what it represents is related very strongly to… Continue reading The Magic of Christmas

Personal updates

Writing is like Time Travel

I've been writing like mad for the past week, working on my new novel -- a ghost story/ murder mystery that takes place in the same 'Gifted Ones' world as my previous book. When I finally got my head above water last night and took a deep breath, I realized I'd forgotten deadlines, skipped appointments,… Continue reading Writing is like Time Travel