The Tougher the Journey–>The Sweeter the Success

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol On Life: A puppy update…Harley Lou has been a challenge. She has a strong personality and battled us on many levels for the Alpha dog position. We made a few mistakes along the way, but researched when things weren’t […]

Dirty Sexy Cooking. Or Not.

“It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about- enjoying things.” Julia Child On Life: I am not a chef. I’m not even a very good cook. I’m an okay cook. I’m an “I managed to keep a family of six […]

Happiness = Family, Food and Fun

On Life: Two of my three sisters are visiting and it’s been lovely. I’ve been trying to talk them both into moving to NC, but they keep throwing out silly excuses…like jobs and commitments, for why they can’t. Obviously, I’m kidding, but I would love if they lived in the same town, or state even. […]

Spring Cleaning in January

On Productivity: Today, I’m doing some “spring cleaning” of my computer with the goal of being more efficient. Reorganizing the documents on my computer is like cleaning out a stuffed-to-the-ceiling closet. Holy cow, I’ve got so many versions of manuscripts, plus 736 gazillion documents of deleted material for each manuscript. (All the “little darlings” I’ve killed!) […]

It’s Never Too Late to Bloom

My Christmas Cactus is blooming! But, I’ll take it as a metaphor for life: It’s never too late to bloom! I’m a late bloomer! For as far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a published author. I can trace my dream back to this:   This is the book my grandfather wrote. […]

Posting Today From Cloud Nine

And it’s lovely up here! Whoa. I can’t believe I’m typing this, but I have an agent! And not just any agent, but my *dream* agent. I am honored and excited to say Laura Bradford has offered me representation. And the offer came even after she listened to me fumble and mangle the English language […]