There is a lot of preparation required before planting: tilling the soil, pulling weeds, fertilizing. Once the groundwork is done (outline, research), then comes the planting of seeds — a lot of seeds — more than are needed for a healthy garden. I know that not all seeds I plant will take root. Some will be […]
Excerpt (Chapter 1): Woman in a Pale Dress: Dora Brooks leaned over the bathroom sink for her daily wrinkle and age spot count. Why, she didn’t know. Perhaps it stemmed from her deep dislike of surprises. Dark circles and puffy hazel eyes stared back from the mirror. Great. For the past three weeks, Dora scurried […]
Latest ILLUSTRATION Project: a Nutria who gardens, and is looking for a good vegetarian Gumbo recipe.
I decided to put my historical fiction (Bully of Burke) aside for something more “light”. Still a murder mystery, this book reads more like a women’s fiction/ with a mystery/murder and a little paranormal activity thrown in. As a lover of history and science, I just can’t help but bring these elements into the mix when […]
Time Stoppers by Carrie Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars Time Stoppers introduces a cast of underdog characters that readers 8-12 will enjoy. Annie Nobody is in her 12th foster home, and though tries to befriend her new family, she is cruelly locked out of the house until she can perform one ‘simple’ task […]