. . . or something similar.You've heard the stories from the past where kids had to walk to school through eight feet of snow.Uphill.Both ways.Well, those didn't apply to me.I rode the school bus.Which was an adventure in itself.Stay with me . . .School buses in the early sixties were very similar to those driven today.Yellow.I'm almost sure there was an engine under the oversized and bulbous…See More
"Never too early to be thinking about Christmas!
Kris Kringle's Magic
In a world of prejudice and abuse, Kris and his wife, Rebecca struggle to make things right.
And, in the process, create the world's most treasured event.
"Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas?
I think not!!! :)
Check out Carving Angels:
Carving Angels is the story of Santa's woodcarver, now elderly, who has lost his sight and his way.And his five-year-old granddaughter who, through her…"
The day I realized just how good I had it . . .For the first twelve years of my life, 'cleanliness' and I really only had a nodding acquaintance.I admit it.Oh, I bathed. Whenever my Mom told me to.And I cleaned my room/living quarters.Again when my Mom told me.Mom was a clean nut.But the Christmas of my twelfth year, something happened that changed me forever.And made me realize…See More
MomUsually, the first thing we kids in the Stringam home heard in the morning was the kitchen radio.On a country channel.This was followed almost immediately by the sound of pots and pans.And . . . cooking.We instantly knew that Mom was awake and had taken up her front-line position before the stove.Good food was imminent.Even now,…See More
It's time, once again, to use Wednesday's Words, graciously supplied by my good friend, Delores from The Feathered Nest.This week's words?graduate, fancy, ruler, swinging, penchant, flagToday, I feel like poetry . . .Sometimes I like to speculateMy penchant to be all things great . .…See More
It was the late 1950’s and Dad was in Toronto.With 15 friends.Twelve hairy chaps with four feet each.And three not-so-hairy fellows who were . . . more like Dad.Intrigued? Stay with me . . .During the 50s, the government had programs encouraging people to raise bigger and better cattle. They even sponsored ranchers who were interested…See More
Diane, Welcome to the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!
It's been ages since I updated this page. Would like to announce that my novel, The Paris Effect, has a new publisher. It's Velvet Morning Press, a wonderful small press based in Paris, which makes it super appropriate. Am very happy with them.I've…See More
"I agree with you, Brooke, that in general trad publishers want to color inside the lines. But my "hybrid memoir" (The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl) was traditionally published in 2009. It was even the publisher who suggested I also…"