My second son was born on February 13th and was an early Valentine’s Day gift. He came amidst one of the biggest blizzards and ice storms of the year. He came amidst some of the worst labor pains I can still remember—don’t listen to women who say they don’t remember the pain! From 2 to […]

February 12, 2015

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ever…

I never wanted children, but when my son was born, I was a goner. He will be, always, my true love which has no competition for my husband because it so different. My oldest son turns 10 today. Needless to say, I am an emotional wreck. Double digits? The first five years of his life […]

February 2, 2015

A True Romance Story….

Dialogue is key in writing books.  And in parenting. Understanding dialogue, shifting through dialogue to pick up nuances, and getting to know a character.  Dialogue helps remind us we need to listen better. Instead of casually checking your Droid for messages, or glancing around the room, concentrate on the person you are conversing with. Study […]

January 25, 2011

CONVERSATIONS OF A THIRD KIND…

A gloomy Tuesday after the long holiday weekend. How about a short story? This one is one of my favorites. I’ve tweaked it for a few short story markets but have not made a sale yet. I give it to you, my peeps, and hope you will enjoy it. Drop me a comment and let […]

October 12, 2010

FREE SHORT STORY…

I attended the RWA National Conference this year. Inspiration comes in many ways.  There are so many things that can inspire on a daily basis but my favorites come in the forms of “lightbulb” events.  Those are the ones that make a difference. On a writing scale, I was surrounded for 4 days by people […]

August 3, 2010

Inspiration…