One Year Birthday!

🥇 Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Winner: Women’s Fiction

Savor a breath of fresh salty air in this feel-good story about one woman’s journey back to her daughter . . . back to happiness . . . back to herself.

Feathers in the Sand is ONE YEAR OLD this month!

Celebrate with me with a REALLY BIG (I’m talkin’ 25- 75%) discount:

E-BOOK IS NOW ONLY .99 on Amazon
or wherever you get your e-books


*** July 1-31 only ***

What is Feathers in the Sand all about? Continue reading →

The Stories I Wanted To Tell

Octavia Butler (1947 – 2006) was an American author and a multiple recipient of the Hugo and Nebula awards. Her internationally acclaimed novels that you might be familiar with are Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and Parable of the Talents (although there are many more!).

I love her response when asked about her writing:

I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell. Continue reading →

Do You Love Getting Snail Mail?

Wouldn’t it be great to get something in the mail that isn’t invoices or marketing flyers?
Well, in honor of National Letter Writing Month, I’m going to send YOU some honest-to-goodness SNAIL MAIL!
Email me ( your name and snail mail address, and I will send you a lovely bookmark with the famous Emily Dickinson quote (Hope is the thing with feathers…) on it, along with a handwritten personal note from me!
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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Back in the “old days,” I was an avid letter writer. There was no such thing as email or texting back in the 70’s when I was in high school and college. I had a few pen pals (one in England, one in Maine) and it was the highlight of my day when I’d receive a HANDWRITTEN letter from one of them. Continue reading →

Savoring Sunrises

When Was the Last Time You Watched a Sunrise?

About the time I was getting the idea for my new Seahaven Sunrise series of women’s novels, I was staying at my favorite place in Maine- Ogunquit. I happened to wake up early one morning and stood out on the hotel’s deck as the sun rose directly over the sleepy ocean.
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Staring Into Space

Okay, I admit it. I laughed out loud when I saw this meme, but the fact of the matter is that there is SO much truth to this. In fact, I’ve just been staring off into space for the last several minutes, putting words and thoughts together to write this blog post! Continue reading →

Home-made Caramel Corn

In my latest novel, Feathers in the Sand, Eva and Kalila make caramel corn to munch on at the theatre.

Want to try it at home? October is the perfect time of year to enjoy this sweet and salty, crunchy, sticky, delicious snack (my husband loves this stuff!)


  • 10 Cups of Popped Popcorn
  • Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter (Sweet Cream Salted)
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp.
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53 Free Empowering Novels


Looking for something good to read?

Here are 53 Empowering, Transformational Fiction books
and they’re all FREE.

You don’t need to read them ALL…
just pick and choose the ones that strike your fancy!

My first novel, Dragonflies at Night (More Than a Love Story)
is on the list and yes… it’s FREE too!
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What It’s Like To Be A Writer

Click image below for my 30-minute interview with author and podcaster Jennifer Milius of the TufFish show. She asked many thought-provoking and revealing questions about my book, Feathers in the Sand, as well as how I got started writing and what my writing process is like.