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The Write Reason

To my way of thinking, there is only one reason to write, just as there is only one reason to breathe: because you have to. That’s why I write. Honestly, I can’t think of any other reason that anyone in the world would ever write. In the first place, you sacrifice and work hard for… Continue Reading

December Rush

Winter has officially arrived in Kentucky. There was a little snow this morning. I think my dogs were as surprised as I was—they did their business immediately and came running back to the house like something had bitten them on their behinds—it was the cold, of course, that bit them. But why am I surprised?… Continue Reading

A November to Remember

At the heart of November is Thanksgiving, and I have so much to be thankful for, the whole year through: Good health, a wonderful loving family, caring friends and neighbors, the two best dogs in the world, our new home—in Kentucky!—, food on the table, a job that I’m passionate about doing, and opportunities to… Continue Reading

Ooooh! Aaaaah! October!

October is my favorite month in Kentucky. One can still enjoy the warm feeling of sun on skin in the afternoons, yet the mornings and evenings are crisp and cool—perfect for soft sweaters and mulled apple cider. Meanwhile, the trees offer an ever-changing show of blazing color. There are times, in October, when I spot… Continue Reading

September Song

By September, every box was unpacked, every item properly placed or put away. And just as I began itching to write again, I was given an excellent reason to do so: An editor at a Big Important Publishing House asked me to revise my second middle grade novel, Let it Shine!, (aka: the un-publishable one)… Continue Reading


The good news is that our new house was completed in August and we got to move into it! (I now have my very own office, in which to write!) The bad news is that I didn’t have time to write in August. I’d never seen so many boxes gathered in one place in all… Continue Reading

Juicy June

To me, June in Kentucky means homegrown tomatoes and fresh corn on the cob—it was a delicious month! It also means the return of “my” hummingbirds. How I missed them over the winter! It means the clean, subtle scent of day lilies… and lazy afternoons on the lake… Did I say I wanted to be… Continue Reading

May Flowers

May arrived without realizing it: For a week straight, heavy April rains continued. Then, someone must’ve elbowed May and whispered, “Wake up! You’re on!” And May did. The sun came out, and Kentucky welcomed her with the kind of hospitality we’re known for. My husband and daughter strung our little boat slip with white lights,… Continue Reading