Monday, June 26, 2017


So I have to give kudos to the National Geographic Channel.  I have been watching their show Generation X.

Now I’ve gone through my life knowing that I’m different, weird some might say, but I’ve always known it.  I’m a creative genius – well genius is stretching it – but I am creative and always have been as far back as I can remember.  My mom used to tell me stories about when I was a kid and all the weird things I did, like in kindergarten I would finish my work and go around helping all the other kids in the class do their work – teacher’s pet – to make sure everyone did it right.  Even then I wanted everyone to be successful.  Go figure!

Back to my earlier point – Generation X.  Generation X is for those born between 1961 to 1981.  We are, as Christian Slater says, somewhere in between the baby boomers and the millennials.  The show goes through everything that has happened in my lifetime.  To think I was around before the internet, CD players, video games, and Amazon….LOL.  Space invaders on the Atari system was my favorite video game, and yes I had a Walkman cassette player too.  I’ve seen a lot of things, and who knows what else I will see change/happen before I die.  


Honestly, now I know why I’m so different – I’m a member of Generation X and that’s kind of awesome.



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday is When Day!!!!

I know I haven't been posting these as regular as I would like, but I'm trying to do them as often as possible.  This week is going to be a little different.  😁


When did it get decided that the Budweiser frogs and lizard commercials had to go, but it's okay to show a million and one prescription drug commercials?

So I remember the Budweiser commercials and they were awesome.  I know that whole rot about they made kids go out and buy beer.  First, kids weren't old enough to buy beer (19 was the age when I was a kid).  I'm pretty sure it wasn't the commercials that "made the kids buy beer."  Anyway, that's my opinion for what it's worth.  Still, I went looking and got lost watching them because they are so funny.

Check this out:

The advertising people were very creative and witty.

 Now they also had the Bud Bowls during the Superbowl.  These were great.  Budweiser vs. Bud Light.  Eventually, celebrities and big sports names got involved with the commercials.  Very cool.

I know, I know.  I'm not doing more Whens, but like I said, I got lost in watching this stuff and had to share.....LOL

Budweiser went to touching and cute after funny and cool.  They used their well-known symbols to capture your heart and make you smile.

I've seen these beauties up close and personal.  They are magnificent animals.

Then we are back to funny again.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  See you next time.


~~Loves Spans All Time~~

Sunday, April 2, 2017



 So, it's been a while, but I've been busy.

My critique partners and I went on our retreat in February.  While I had been thinking a lot about this book - the second Highland book - I had not gotten much written on paper.  There were too many questions I had unanswered and I was fretting over how the story would play out.

I am not a huge plotter, but I do have a vision of the direction I want the book to go in.  I was hitting a brick wall and didn't know how to get around it.

At the retreat, I laid out my thoughts and we ripped them apart, tossed them, jumped on them, and bundled them into a more cohesive vision.  After the first night, I was well on my way to writing the book.

The first chapter is Ramsey imprisoned.  I had to come up with ways to torture this magnificent man.  It was challenging because I had to know what kind of tortures would be done, where he might be held, for how long, and what other tragedies would he witness.  His imprisonment lasts 4 chapters.  Obviously, you can guess, he escapes.  While writing this bit of the book, I met some new characters that weren't there before.  These new characters who are prisoners give him new direction.   

I am very excited about the direction the book is headed, and can't wait to see what happens next in Ramsey and Leelah's lives.

My webmistress/cover designer has started working on the cover.  I've prepared the form with all the bits and pieces of information about the story I could come up with to give her ideas.  She always manages to find the right people for the cover. 

While my original desire to make the book a time travel like the first one did not work out, I am really happy with the way the book is forming.  It has magic, a ghost, and a sorceress.  I know, right?  Why go with just one supernatural thing when you can have more.....LOL

Although the book starts out in 1346.  Most of it takes place in 1356 - the same time period as Highland Stone - and you will be back with the MacLeod clan. 

I am ready to say now that based on some of the recent reviews I've gotten on Highland Stone, I've decided to write a third book.  The trilogy is called:  The Talisman Trilogy.

My plan for the third book is to make it Jamie MacLeod's story, but don't quote me on that yet.  Who knows what will crop up in my mind as I'm writing this book.  The third book may end up being something totally different than what I have planned.

I love being a writer. Although the journey is a solitary one, each of my characters is a friend and I enjoy spending time with them.

I am going to finish this trilogy before I move on to something else.  I still have the Men of Fire Trilogy to complete, and the time walkers are beating on my brain as well.  I have given myself the task of completing two books this year.  I am well on my way, and keeping my fingers crossed.

I hope you will come along for the ride.  I will continue to post a blog about my writing process.



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Sunday, February 26, 2017


So I wasn't real happy with the character photos in the book trailer for "The Treasure" so before I go dark and begin my writing frenzy, I decided to redo those pictures to better depict the characters in the book.  My crit partner AJ would yell at me for spending the money and the time, but I feel if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.  And this is worth it to me.  😊

Anyway, here is the link to check it out.

Please have a look and leave me a thumbs up if you like it. You can comment here as well.

Thanks so much.

Happy Sunday!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday is When Day!!!

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So the new year is here and I just took my daughter back to college.  I have a huge goal of writing 2 books this year and I'm not having a great start.  I got sick with bronchitis the day after Christmas and that really takes a toll on the body....LOL Here's to wishing that everyone has a great New Year and all your dreams come true. 😊


When does a good book stimulate the imagination?


When is the best time to tell your parents you're dating a werewolf?

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 When is the best time to eat chocolate?

Well according to my daughter -- all the friggin time -- but for me it is comfort food so I eat chocolate when I'm feeling down or sad; when I feel happy and excited; when I'm writing and need some brain food.  Hmmmm, so maybe she's right.....LOL

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Happy Wednesday.  See you next time.




Well, the holidays are over.  I am taking my daughter back to college tomorrow.  I have not started the writing yet, but still been working out a lot of stuff in my head.  I was going through some of the sites where my books are sold and noticed some new reviews.  In one of the reviews, a woman asked for Jamie MacLeod's story.  That got me to thinking.  Hey, maybe I can make this a trilogy.  😮
I know, right?  Honestly, I had no plan to ever write another time travel Highland book after Highland Stone.  It is very exciting to see that people love my secondary characters so much that they want to see their stories too.

So the idea is developing in my head now on what to do about this trilogy?  It's still in the working stages but it has put a hold on my writing at the moment just because I may change up some things regarding the time travel and I need to work those out first.  So I'm back to the drawing board.

I've also put this outrageous goal on myself to write two books in 2017.  I had that same goal in 2016, but it didn't happen.  So, I will keep the goal until I reach it.  The plan is for this time travel book, and Book 3 of the Time Walkers Series.   

My critique partners (the Sassy Scribes) and I are going on a writers retreat in February.  That will give me a weekend to really focus on the writing.  I'm excited about that too.  It's nice to just lock up in a condo and do nothing but write and eat the whole weekend.  Okay, there might be some drinking in there too.  😀  That's just the first night though because after that release, we just get down to it.

I have come up with a few things already.  First, I've come up with a title for the trilogy and the title of the other two books.  Obviously, I don't want to reveal anything yet, but when I have more of this new idea finalized I'll share.

Until then, stay tuned.



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Tuesday, December 6, 2016


This time of year makes me behind on everything.  There is so much extra things to do that you just forget sometimes.  I am behind on the Wednesday is When Day again.  I'm thinking come the new year I might post a bit more regular with these.  Fingers crossed!!!!!

When do you take down the Christmas tree?

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When did you forget what fun is?

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 When did you stop believing in magic?

For me, never.  I believe magic is all around us.  It is in waking up everyday and seeing the sun.  It's in each individual snowflake that is unique.  It is in a baby's laugh.  It's when you look at the mountains and think about how they were formed.  I think you see magic in the human spirit.  Magic is there if you believe.

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 Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.