Marvin the Manic Meadow Lark

For some reason, we attract the loony Meadow Larks. The sane ones go someplace else to live. For the last few years, we had a female who nested in the rain gutter right by our front door. She wasn’t happy when people came in and out that door and her anger only increased. Each year, … [Read more…]

Perseverance Wins the Race

As I walked in the door of Patty’s Parlor of Pain, better known as Aarstadt’s Fitness Center, I saw this saying framed and hanging on the wall. That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do it is … [Read more…]

Meet the Authors Chain Interview

I have been chosen to participate in a chain interview by Jessica Jayne, author of In Flames. Thanks, Jess.  Here goes: What are you working on right now? I’m working on the sequel to Sugarwater Ranch. The working title is A Heart Like Mine, and it’s Sissy’s story. She’s a pistol with a well hidden … [Read more…]

Everyday Heros

          There was a lively debate raging in the United States over whether we had any business getting involved in a foreign was when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The events that happened on November 7th, 1941 changed everything. There were still people who felt we shouldn’t engage in a war so soon … [Read more…]

Pets–beyond the range of cats and dogs

I firmly believe kids should have pets. Our kids had all the normal pets, plus a few non-normal (abnormal?) ones. They had dogs and cats, lambs, calves, pigs and the odd goat or two. By the time they were four, they each had their own horse. Our daughter ran barrels and poles on the sweetest … [Read more…]

Five Star Review for Sugarwater Ranch

Only a few more days to find great books at great prices and help support Breast Cancer Awareness. Sugarwater Ranch received a Five Star Review on Goodreads. Here is an excerpt: Ms. Berget captures well the trials, attitudes and disappointments too many face. Her characters are simply priceless–flawed, spirited and self-preserving, but utterly real. And … [Read more…]

Four Heart Review for Sugarwater Ranch

The Book Chick gave Sugarwater Ranch a 4 Heart Review on her blog. Here is an excerpt: Sugarwater Ranch was an amazingly sweet story about a man spiraling out of control and the woman who brought him from the brink. Together they find themselves and a soul-deep love. Sean O’Connell was a mans-man. A rough … [Read more…]

Help Fight Breast Cancer

Your mother, your sister, your co-worker, your neighbor, your friend – we all know someone affected by breast cancer.  Did you know: 1. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. 2. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. 3. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among … [Read more…]