An Austrian Afternoon

During my research on Alexandria, Egypt and Austria not long ago for my upcoming third book of the Temple Chronicle series, I ran across notes from an amazing experience of serendipity back in 2005. As I combed through my journal notes that I had originally jotted down in haste while traveling, memories of my visit…

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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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Authentic Connections

When does a sunset take it’s place in the larger scheme of life? After all, it is but a series of fleeting moments cast upon the giant screen of none other than the horizon’s final hurrah of the day. The sun sets at the time of day when most of us are dog tired and…

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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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Mary Magdalene Blessings

The Feast Day of Mary Magdalene comes each year on July 22nd/23rd in the liturgical calendar, alongside the Feast of St. John the Baptist (June 22/23rd).  Medieval Templars  and the cistercians venerated this remarkable disciple of Christ, whose legacy is cloaked in subtle symbols due to the church’s distortion of her role in the passion…

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Growing Up Human

Coming of age means different things to different folks. The word ‘maturation’ carries myriads of meanings also. All living creatures progress through various stages of growth; and some even literally metamorphose physically from one creature into another, with remarkable transformation in appearance. Baby mammals grow at astounding rates to reach reproductive maturity, while life cycles…

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Temple Chronicles Glossary: A Guide to Curious Terms

Temple Chronicles Glossary: A Guide to Curious Terms Getting the lay of the land in a foreign country can be confusing. Vernacular is as fluid as the Atlantic ocean dividing North America and Scotland. So this blog post offers a few explanation of words sprinkled through the Temple Chronicles and their context in the story…

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1994 – My Templar Beginnings

  Before I leap into telling my Templar stories, (& there are many…) I must level with you about what brought me to such an unusual passion. It was not because I discovered some family lineage directly connecting me to the documented original Templars. It was not because I had a Ph.D. in medieval history,…

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