I love all kinds of animals, including the stuffed ones you find on the shelves of your favorite stores. Always have. When we left our ranch for city life several years ago, we could no longer have many of the animals we once had living out in the country. Though the real dog, cats, and fish would continue on with us, the population of stuffed animals increased in our home. I like to have them residing in my bedroom and around my home office. It makes me smile and feel good to see them there each day as I go about my chores, writing, etc.
But almost since the day this cat came into our lives as a small kitten, some four years ago now, things changed. We quickly became aware of her infatuation with… Continue reading
I had a great time doing an author interview, along with a mini photo shoot, this weekend here in the forests of Colorado Springs! My nephew works for a local TV news station in the city and is great with interviews, as well as being a professional behind the camera. He shot some footage of me while conducting an author interview and will be editing it for website and YouTube viewing. We also had a photographer taking some updated shots of me for later use. Check back soon to see the results!
Also, today is my birthday! Thank you all for your birthday wishes!
Most of us know that the Indians, the Wampanoag tribe, helped save the first pilgrims from starvation. Something you might not be aware of is that only 3 Indians were invited to come to the pilgrims first harvest festival, one being the chief and the other two, his assistants who spoke the English language. Instead, the chief brought 90 others and three days worth of food, resulting in a 3-day feast.
I am thankful to those Native Americans who gave so much to their English brothers. And to all who have made this country a great place to live. I am ever grateful for my wonderful family, friends, and readers that continue to bless my life each and every day. Let us all remember our blessings not only today, but each day of the year, and give back to those in need, whether physical, emotional, or… Continue reading
I climbed the basement stairs to join my daughter and her family for breakfast the morning following our arrival here in the Rocky Mountains. The previous day, my husband and I’d stepped out of the airport to a cooler-than-Texas day, but still one where no coat was necessary. As I approached the top of the stairs, I stepped across the small landing to pull back the curtains and peek out at the morning landscape before moving on to the kitchen. The view beyond the window made me pause in my step as I took in the winter wonderland spread out before me. A two-inch blanket of sparkling white snow had quietly fallen over the yard and trees during the cover of night.
After calling unnecessarily to the others in the house (I get rather excited about snow), we hurried to eat breakfast, then donned our winter gear and headed out… Continue reading
The Heroes encounter a menacing foe…
“Get behind me,” he yelled, grabbing my arm and pushing me around his right flank. It was only then that I noticed the sharp looking knife hanging from his waist.
How could I have missed that before? I wondered, as he suddenly removed the weapon and held it back to me.
“Here, use this if you have to. And aim for their eye.” Jontur thrust the handle into my hands and I closed my fingers around the cold, smooth bone-like surface.
I stood there dumbfounded, staring at the sharp blade. It wasn’t that I hadn’t used a knife before, but never to defend myself.
Could I really kill something?
I looked up at the centaur to voice my concerns and found him reaching for a bow and set of arrows leaning against the nearby wall. In one swift movement, I watched as he notched… Continue reading