To All My Friends and Family

Best Wishes for Peace, Happiness and Health in 2013.  Let it be a great year, and don’t forget to have a little fun.    I’d like to give special thanks to the wonderful people who have helped me beyond measure this year: Amity Grays Julia Barrett My husband, the Bronc Rider Wonderful Beta Reader, Tonya … [Read more…]

Diane J Reed–Author, Master of Fairy Lore

It is my pleasure to have my friend and terrific author, Diane J Reed as my guest blogger, today. I have been one of her greatest fans since reading her debut book, TWIXT. I was enchanted, frightened and completely fascinated by the characters and setting, which is in the Idaho mountains near where I was … [Read more…]

The Next Big Thing

Thanks to friend, fellow writer and All-Around cowgirl, Kari Lynn Dell, I’ve been tagged in The Next Big Thing meme. The premise is for an author to answer ten questions about the project they’re working on, so here goes: What is the working title of your next book? Sugarwater Ranchhas been the working title, but … [Read more…]


We are having most of the family over for a big traditional feast. Where ever you are and what ever you are doing, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Smile and enjoy today.

Expressing Freedom

             I’m so excited to have my friend and fellow writer, Craig Carter, here today. He writes, among other things, a weekly editorial for the Argus Observer. EXPRESSING FREEDOM by Craig Carter                 Here’s something interesting.  According to the US Census and the Centers for Disease Control, the five fattest states in the country are … [Read more…]

End of Summer–or the last cutting of hay

  About this time of year, the last cutting of hay takes place here in the Western Treasure Valley. This is what it looks like on our farm. First the swather cuts it and arranges it into rows. After being cut, it drys from one to several days in the field, depending on the moisture … [Read more…]

The LOOK Challenge from Jacquie Rogers

I’ve been tagged. According to the rules, you’re supposed to do a search in your work in progress for the word “look” and then paste the surrounding paragraph(s) and tag as many people as possible.      Okay, here goes.Sean O’Connell’s life has been great until this year. He has spent his time riding bulls and … [Read more…]

Yellow has become my favorite color

Each day in the afternoon for the last week, this little fellow comes calling. He tries several windows, hovering against the glass, trying to enter the house. He’s about the size of a robin, and his color is just as startling as the picture. He’s a Bullock’s Oriole. They forage in trees and eat insects, … [Read more…]