A Previous Connection

Don’t you just love this time of year? Football, cool nights, warm days! Knowing that the holidays are right around the corner? So you plan. I’ve scheduled a few things—a day trip to the mountains, a long weekend on Sanibel Island in late fall, and the date for my large family’s Christmas gathering which willContinue reading “A Previous Connection”

I write, therefore I am…what? Impatient.

Hope your summer has been great!!  We are actually having beautiful weather right now in the South. Cooler nights and mornings. I’ll take it. Please tell me that rejection becomes easier. I’m finding out something about myself, and I’m not liking this part of being an author. The waiting and the rejection. Please tell meContinue reading “I write, therefore I am…what? Impatient.”

Welcome My First Guest Blogger – Award Winning Author, Linda Joyce

Happy Mid-August! Today, let me introduce Linda Joyce as my first guest blogger! Linda is an award-winning published author and a dear friend. I’m so excited to share that August 18 is the release date for her new book.      Her Heart’s Desire, Book one of the Sunflower Series by Linda Joyce Joie de vivreContinue reading “Welcome My First Guest Blogger – Award Winning Author, Linda Joyce”

C is for…

Meet Buzz, named him after the Georgia Tech Mascot. He’s my Russian Blue, but he was born in Atlanta so he’s a very southern feline. He’s my constant.  Do you have one of those? A constant (not necessarily a cat)? I’ve had pets throughout my crazy life. They have always been a part of me. Sara, theContinue reading “C is for…”

Strength in Numbers

“I’m not afraid of storms for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” —- Louisa May Alcott June has been an exciting month. Lots of blessing flowing all around. My daughter accepted a new position teaching high school English in the area, and she and her husband are settling only fifteen minutes away from me.Continue reading “Strength in Numbers”

May Days

Whew! I’m back from the crazy for awhile. Deadlines have taken up my life for the past month and now I can breathe. All right, who turned on summer in the South already? 90 degrees. I think somehow, I missed spring and it’s only May. Oh well. It’s really okay because so much can beContinue reading “May Days”

Fear of Commitment

Last night, I began working on a pitch for my first book, “Weather Permitting.” I signed up (paid money and everything) to be able to submit to agents and publishers at the Atlanta Writers Conference in May. The screams you hear in the background are from me fearing for my life. Another first for me.Continue reading “Fear of Commitment”

Short Story Struggling

Happy Tuesday! Happy World Book Day!!  How cool.  Didn’t know there was such a thing! Now, I wonder if there is a Southern Book Day. That would also be cool. I’m just a little prone to southern things. One can’t help it when you’re brought up in Alabama, Georgia and parts of Florida. So, havingContinue reading “Short Story Struggling”

Southern Snow

We love the snow here in the South, but we respect it even more. Maybe it’s because those of us, who are born and bred Southerners, didn’t grow up with much white stuff on the ground, so we revere it and cower to its authority. When we hear the weatherman on Channel 2 say the words,Continue reading “Southern Snow”

“Monday, Monday…can’t help that day..”

Here in Kennesaw, Georgia, it didn’t snow. We just have a miserable, cold, rainy Monday. On a gloomy day like today, my mom’s voice says to me “It’s a soup day…got to be a soup day.”  So I pleaded with my sweet husband, and guess what’s for dinner. You see, he’s a much better cookContinue reading ““Monday, Monday…can’t help that day..””