Below the Surface

With so much going on in every corner of our world ~where the opposite feeling of Groundhog Day presses massive doses of rapid change into highly pressurized compartments of single earth rotations ~ how does one navigate muddy waters of life’s rapids? When a constantly overstimulated survival mind sets the course; when the sprint becomes…

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One Feeling is Worth 1,000 Thoughts

People have often asked me about my writing process and how do I go about writing my stories. My creativity arises from feelings. At first, I play with thoughts and ideas with no worries for practical… for the pure joy and exploration of it. And I do this because it unlocks doorways within my imagination…

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Beyond Gratitude

Oh what fun it is to celebrate the birthing of a project into the wider world! And like the birth of a child, the release of a new book brings a constellation of double sided coins. The novice writer dreams of publishing a great work, filled with hope of changing the world through their written…

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Voyage of the Templar Guardians Debut

Please join me on January 22, 2020 at Houston’s beloved Brazos Bookstore 6:30 pm for an exploration of Voyage of the Templar Guardians. I hope to do some selected readings, and share some of my tips and tricks about writing visionary fiction in a world filled with true crime novels. The Häling and the Scottish…

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Have a Cookie

Age Old /Thread to the Past (almost) Never Fail Sugar Cookies BAKED very year since 1973 Tweaked most years to serve various needs & environmental conditions I think all bakers agree that terms such failsafe or foolproof are fallacy. Practice may not make perfect,  but we have eaten well for 45+ years in trying. Over the…

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Liberating My Inner Elf

As the eldest daughter, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, mother, and now grandmother, I have a LONG history of being a holiday elf. From my earliest childhood, I absorbed multigenerational traditions into my psyche and learned ‘how things are done’  training as a good elf. I was taught that the meaning of Christmas was in creating a happy…

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Arizona’s Far Northern Navajo Country

Amidst Northern Arizona’s expanses of high deserts and unique geological formations dwells the presence beyond time and appearance. Of course I adore Sedona and her awe inspiring red rocks; and I pay my respects to the National forests and parks. However, it is in stepping off the grid into Arizona’s northern realms that brings me…

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Hubbard Glacier

The RSSC Mariner ship sailed through the night, heading south from Seward on its final Alaskan 2019 voyage of the summer. The morning brought rain which did not bode well for out scheduled visit to the  Hubbard Glacier.  The wind pierced through my coat as I walked across the ship deck to lunch as the…

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Sky High Time Twizzles

I love to travel and when I do, I try my best to not sweat the small stuff.  But, boy was I tested on my recent flight to Anchorage, in a white knuckle flight with layers of delays that made me doubt whether travel was in the cards for me any time soon. My previous…

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Voyage of the Templar Guardians Is Here!

It’s FINALLY HERE!!! Voyage of the Templar Guardians: Book Two of the Templar Chronicles is now available on Amazon. Voyage of the Templar Guardians takes The Temple Chronicles  beyond Scottish shores into unfamiliar places lost to time in a continuation of the Haling and the Scottish Templars. Young Templar squire Adam and his sister, Hannah, must escape war-torn …

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