For me, summer is usually frustrating. It’s usually spent fretting, waiting for publishers to get their asses in gear (they practically shut down during summer and it’s really hard to get them to move with any speed on anything), and I usually spend most of the days in my office (not unusual) due to deadlines […]

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It’s hot and muggy here. We have entered summer. It was eighty-five degrees here. The plants are loving it after the massively wet past six months, but it was a bit much for me. My comfort zone for summer runs around 72-75 as a high. Tomorrow, thunderstorms are supposed to break, and I hope it […]

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We finally have spring in our yard. The trees came into leaf late this year–we had quite the winter. But our flowers are blooming and I thought you might like to see some pictures of our yard. The three weigela we planted last year are doing well and flowering out, the lace maple is thick […]

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It’s Happy Hump Day again. I admit, my mood this morning is not the best. I’m trying to be upbeat but finding it difficult this morning–I’m really sad about what is going on in this country and how the underbelly of people is showing up. I guess I realized we hadn’t progressed beyond racism and […]

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So every Wednesday we’re looking for things that make the week a happier place. Well, this week, I’m feeling more optimistic and I’m not sure why, but hey, I’ll take it. Plus, we planted primroses last week in the plant towers (going to fill them in with ivy soon) and primroses always make me smile. […]

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Hello, Monday… I’m happy to announce that the print copy of Bewitching Bedlam is now available on Createspace for ordering—it will be linked on Amazon within a few days, but you can hop over to CS if you can’t wait to order it! It’s frosty here this morning, but I’m awake and drinking my latte […]

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First: I just realized I forgot to get A Year of Marymoor up yesterday–will post it today. I managed to take the pictures yesterday but totally spaced the post. So…onto the main post. So as I’ve said before, I have histamine intolerance. Since we pretty much figured out what my issue is, my reactions have […]

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So I’ve been writing hard, watching Top Chef, and writing more. I also discovered that I really don’t feel comfortable in my office chair anymore, but haven’t been able to find one that works in its place. So I’m kind of at a loss. I tried my exercise ball and while it’s comfy to sit […]

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It’s Monday and it’s a new year. My birthday’s coming up this month–I’ll be 56, and there’s snow frozen on the ground outside. So, definitely, things have shifted. Whatever happened in 2017, I plan on leaving as much of the bad stuff behind and focusing on the new. I’ve long maintained that you cannot draw […]

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So, end of the year wrap up post. I used to do these every year, then it got sporadic, but 2016 has been so tumultuous that it feels like I need to stop and look back. At the end of last year, I realized that my time with Berkley was pretty much done. They’re going […]

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