That was the sound of January wizzing by… and now its gone. Along with its passing, it destroyed my objective to subdue my introvert self and create a new blog post at least once a week. [Score so far: introvert 3; objective 2 (only thanks to the New Years post).]

I hope everyone has been doing well and that 2018 has been good to you.

A bit of good news did come out of January. I’m finally writing again on a regular basis — first time since August, 2016. (It makes me nervous even typing that for fear that I’ll jinx the writing, so cross your fingers that it lasts–mine are.) Which leads to the graphic on the page. Part of that writing is set in two new world(s) each of which has dragons.

I’ve also have several stories in process set in the world of Aldura. Two of those, feature characters my readers have met before and have indicated they want to see more of.

Yes, my story-stove (when its cooking) always has multiple pots bubbling away on its burners at the same time. Since I’m a pantser, it helps me. If I get stuck on one story, I switch to another until the first story becomes unstuck.

I hope to post some excerpts soon, and look forward to hearing what you think.



Never Forget

I can’t believe that this was 15 years ago. It is a day I will never forgot. Back then, my husband and I listened/watched the morning news while getting ready for work. When we turned on the TV, the first building had just been hit. We watched live as the 2nd plane struck.

Since I was self-employed (working from my home), the TV was on all day. I logged onto an internet chat room I frequented and one of the “regulars” was there. I was surprised because she was from Brooklyn. Turns out she was at work and they had no phone service, TV access etc. She and her co-workers had no idea what was happening other than something happened to the Twin Towers. So I spent the afternoon (between work etc) keeping her updated.

No words can adequately express the emotions of that morning and during the following days.


… And more


2016 keeps blowing  through my life leaving challenges in its wake. On August 1st my husband of 40 years died (I would say unexpectedly … but that would be redundant since  death generally is unexpected).

Again, I’ve been absent … hopefully that will change.