First, happy Thanksgiving! Even if the pandemic has kept us from being with the crowds of people who love to celebrate with, I hope your day is one of gratitude and love. I know mine is. I’m thankful for you, glad you take a moment now and then to stop by here. On Thursdays, I’ve…
Christmas isn’t Christmas without stories: various retellings of the Nativity Story, Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, O. Henry ‘s The Gift of the Magi…the list is endless.
I don’t remember what we said. There were apologies and health reports and then there was that kiss.
I didn’t wait for Dan who looked like he was too nervous anyway.
I pulled him close, took off his mask—brazen woman that I am. And kissed him.
And I’ll do it again. I’m sure of it.
The spectacle of clear water crashing blue and white over a tumble of dusky brown rock stopped the women in their tracks.
Life with Lori hasn’t been rosy the past few days. She’s tired of school by computer and more days than not, I’ve found her playing under the dining room table rather than finishing her homework. I’ve had to sit with her through the few sessions Mrs. Gambino can manage. Poor teacher. She’s still teaching her students how to mute and unmute themselves. And fewer show up each day. Yesterday, five showed up for her social studi
I’m getting excited to share my book, a story of two overworked overachievers who think they may have found love only to have their jobs, their lives, and a historic inn come between them. That very inn, set on the shores of Deep Creek Lake, and its past just may hold the key to their future.
Every Thursday, I’m going to introduce you to one of the magical settings of my new book, INN BY THE LAKE, which will be published next month by Champagne Books.
What an awful state to be in. No phone. No computer. Nobody around.
I’m proud of the success I’ve had during this month of crazy writing. There’s a lot to learn before you can tell a good story. But the most important lessons for beginners are these
I’ve been having fun on Instagram while I’m in a holding pattern, getting to know writers and readers and accounts set in the places where INN BY THE LAKE is located: Deep Creek Lake, Western Maryland, Pittsburgh and Wilmington, Delaware.