2018 Bring on the new year! I can’t say 2017 was a bad year for me. But it was a year of devastating losses for my family. But those losses are their stories to tell, not mine. I learned a lot about myself, and about others in 2017. I met some wonderful new friends last
Holidays at our house When I was a kid, the holidays were a huge ordeal. My mom had decorations for every month. Even back to school. But Christmas was big time. My dad was a Christmas kind of guy, silver hanging tinsel and all. He always wanted to go out and cut a fresh tree.
With Winning in Mind – a book review I really have to like a book to give it a review on my blog. And this is one of those books. It’s written by a former Olympian. The book is based on the Mental Management System. And it’s all about winning. Not just winning in competition,
It’s finally here. The new website look. I changed the website from a standard format to WordPress. This way I can post exciting news on the website, in a blog post, and you don’t have to be on social media to find out. Not everyone is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so I wanted a
Wheeeee! I’ve started a new mystery series. Don’t worry, the Gotcha folks will still be around for a while. This is the Willa Friday Food & Wine Cozy Mystery series. The new series takes place in the Sonoma Valley, in a town called Pear. Willa is a former chef and food stylist turned food blogger.
Rainy days make me long for my hometown. Not that California has that much rain, but it has fog and overcast skies. I remember the weekends at the barn with my horses. I boarded them at a local stable that had lots of people of all ages. On the really rainy days we couldn’t ride
Transferring files to your Kindle using Email Instructions adapted from Amazon Help pages. Download the Mobi file to your computer. This will have a .mobi extension after the file name and would have been sent to you as an attachment, or if the file was too large for email, you would have been sent a Dropbox
The picture that goes with this post is silly, but it represents my fear of heights. There’s taking stupid risks and there’s taking calculated risks. Before I became a full-time writer, my husband and I went on a vacation to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. One of the excursions we went on included an “outdoor adventure.” And