Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Wedding and then Thanksgiving!

In just under a week my family and I will be flying out to Phoenix for the wedding of my niece. We'll only be there for the weekend, a whirlwind trip, and when we get back? Time to get ready for Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving around the corner and the start of the holiday season, many of you may be thinking about holiday gifts. My Twelfth Christmas is just the right size to tuck in with other gifts that are being sent away, or in a gift basket, or as a nice little surprise on someone's new eReader device.

Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rose of Par Kluhnd free this weekend!

My book, Rose of Par Kluhnd: A Fairy Tale, will be offered for free in the eBook version this weekend!

You can download it for free from Amazon Friday, November 7th through Sunday, November 9th.

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A New Map for Rose of Parkluhnd!

Rose of Par Kluhnd has a new map at the front of the book. The original was my own, but the new one is professionally done and looks terrific! I'm so pleased with it:

The map was created for me by Anna-Dawn at
It is already available in the eBook version exclusively at Amazon, and soon will be available in the print version, also available through Amazon. I'm so excited about this new map!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Signing!

I'll be at Old Trail School, nestled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this Saturday, March 22, from 10 to 1 for a book signing at the indoor farmer's market. I love, love, love farmer's markets! I plan on purchasing some ground bison, some delicious handmade croissants, and whatever else strikes my fancy! Oh, and I'll be signing books, too. Drop by and say hi!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A study in sunflowers

I love sunflowers. I'm always amazed when I grow them. Their size amazes me, how beautiful they are, and the bees that I always find crawling around on their faces.
Here is a study in sunflowers:
Yellow Blue and Green
Sunny Farmstead

View From Below

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Mailing List??

I've just been reading that I should have a mailing list to keep fans abreast of new books when they come out. Lol! I'll have to write some more first : )

 I have so much darn fiber laying around that needs to be spun up, and orders to fill, that it will be awhile before I ever sit down to write another book. But I have been hankering to do just that lately... Hmm... Maybe I'll have to investigate this mailing list stuff.

Summer is a busy time - keeping weeds at bay in all of my garden plots; searching for, collecting, and using natural dyestuffs as they come and go throughout the season; trying to process all of the raw fleece I bought at the spring and early-summer fiber festivals into yarn. There's just not a lot of time for writing. Maybe this winter.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


My husband and I went on a drive up near the lake shore (of Lake Erie) last week. On one of our walks in the area, we found a beautiful forest carpet of wild geraniums. They went on and on, just beautiful (click on the pictures to see them larger):

 Hidden among the wild geraniums were mayapples. You have to bend low to glimpse the flowers under their broad leaves:

Spring can be a beautiful time of year.