Category work in progress

Writing Process Blog Hop

Thank you to Elaine Cantrell for tagging me on the Writing Process Blog Hop. Be sure to check out her books and website at: So here it goes…   1) What am I working on? I’m in the brainstorming process for the second book of the Pine Bottom books. The first book was just contracted […]

What’s Minnie up to now? – Sweet Saturday Samples

Getting back into the swing of things with my work in progress Climbing Heartbreak Hill. (If you’ve read Hauntings of the Heart, Minnie is the heroine from that story. This takes place about three years before.) Happy Reading! Charles had settled on the futon with his feet on Leslie’s body pillow for an afternoon nap. […]

How my dog helped me figure out the plot–or not

Well, as I do more research, it might not be the case, but I was hoping my geriatric dog was good for more than having me stumble down the stairs in the middle of the night so that he can go outside and bark at his shadow. At our last visit to the vet, I […]

The Neverending Dress Project

I have seen several cute men’s shirt makeovers on Pinterest and on Craftster and in books, so when a hole wore in one of the sleeves of my husband’s work shirts, I knew I had a project. I put the shirt on my dress dummy and started working on it. I was terrified of cutting […]


When Minnie decided to advertise the Lilac Bower as a haunted house, we both got more than we bargained for.  How were we to know that actual paranormal investigators would show up?  We both expected people who would be excited by some creaky doors and flickering lights. So when the paranormal investigators showed up with […]

Water, Water, Everywhere

This morning in the shower, I realized that I have been working with water, flowing or not flowing, in so many areas of my life during the last month. The obvious area is the potty training where water appears and does not appear at surprising interludes, but I have been meaning to mop the kitchen […]