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I’ll always remember this Columbus Day, October 13, 2014, as the day I arrived at my destination after a long journey.“Are you ready to squeal?” my husband asked me when he got home from work. I turned and he had a box in his hand. I squealed. Boy, did I […]

Arrived…finally!



My son, leaping between pillars in Clontarf, Ireland I looked up the date on my receipt: August 20. That’s the day I signed up to attend Indie Recon, which will take place today and tomorrow in Salt Lake City. It is, according to a news article, the “only self-publishing-focused event […]

How I Made the Leap to Indie Publishing


Prologue Ghost Moon Night, 1881 The boy waited on the steps of a hut, slapping lazily at mosquitoes. His water buffalo, tethered by its nose ring to a coconut tree trunk, made a rhythmic swishing noise with its tail. The warm evening breeze smelled of the sea and of salted […]

Ghost Moon Night ~ Excerpt






I’ve joined the #100happydays challenge. Daily, for 100 days, I will post something that makes me happy. Today,  my youngest daughter wanted to eat scones for breakfast so I taught her how to make some. Here’s my scone recipe (from my beloved, falling apart Betty Crocker cookbook). I double the recipe so […]

Day 38: Scones for breakfast


I’ve joined the #100happydays challenge. Daily, for 100 days, I will post something that makes me happy. Today, my oldest daughter Sierra graduated from high school. I’ve been looking forward to this day.I’m kind of sad to see this day.I shout my joy from the rooftops.I muffle the sob in the […]

Day 23: My daughter’s high school graduation