May 29th, 2016


    I love this country.
    Put on political blinders and just look around - at real people, real flowers in the fields.
    Today I saw a teen-aged boy covered in dirt from a pick-up football game, stop and hold the door for an elderly lady taking careful steps into the convenience store.
    That's great stuff, right there:)
    My father was a WWII vet. My husband fought in Vietnam.
    My sons' generation skipped a beat, and both my boys are safe in their homes because of our brave men and women.
    God Bless the Veterans, and God Bless the USA.

PictureThis is why I cannot write on my porch!
    This is one of my favorite garden pics! I used to try and write on my front porch, but there were too many gorgeous distractions. Then I'd spot a weed...
    I'm a basket case because Escape Route released today, and who knows how people will receive it. I start the next book in the series, Monday the 16th.
    A friend asked me tonight what Jaqie and Doofus and Jose would be up to - and I don't know. The only word that popped out of my mouth was 'Pirates.'
    Not the baseball team.
    So now what? Pirates? Oh, my. Hope I can keep up!
    In the meantime, wishing you all a wonderful spring. It's still too cold to plant in Pennsylvania, but that will change soon enough.
    Thanks for reading with me:)


The Winner is...


    There it is, folks. I sent out a newsletter to my readers, and they love this one:)
    Have I mentioned I love my readers! LOL
    Which reminds me, run over and sign-up for the newsletter so I can send you fun stuff from time to time. I'm not one of those - 183,479 newsletters a year!
    The book has undergone countless edits, beta reads, and yet I continue to bite my nails. It never ends. There's always a different word to try, can a phrase work better if I stand it on its head and on...
    At some point you have to stop, or you will look for the highest cliff.
    I hope you enjoy the backstory about Jaqie, Doofus and Jose in Escape Route. And a secret for my readers, the first book in the series, Escape Clause, will be FREE on May 12 as a way of celebrating the new release.
    Run, don't walk to Amazon, for a free copy.
    Oh, and I'm reading my first Historical romance, and I'm enjoying it a lot. I don't know the author, but will have to drop her a line. It's called Mistaken Kiss by Kathleen Baldwin. Check it out.
    Thanks for dropping by:)