Having big dreams brings stress, almost by definition in the borderland between what you have and what you want. After my husband and I agreed to the lifestyle change described in last month's "New Literary Adventures" journal entry, reality set in. Yes, we still plan to live part time in foreign countries. … Continue Reading ››
Call me crazy, but I love winter. That's when the cold subdues weeds in the yard, a snow storm might require me to stay home with my family, and books wait to be cherished. There's nothing better than settling in beside a cozy fire beside someone you love for a long reading session. This low-tech … Continue Reading ››
I'll confess to a love affair with pages over pixels. There's something magical about settling down in a quiet nook where the only devices I'm left to are my own. While other readers remove print copies from their homes, I celebrate the books in mine, as the image above illustrates.
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The cover for Cheyenne Sunrise, second installment in the Montana Gold western historical romance series, perfectly captures the tone and mood of this western historical love story. The … Continue Reading ››
For many of us, wanderlust is a force to be reckoned with. It's haunted me since childhood, when I sent off to the chambers of commerce and tourist bureaus for travel brochures of places I wanted to visit. Just gazing at those pictures took me into them in my imagination. Perhaps this is where I … Continue Reading ››
There is no frigate like a bookTo take us lands awayNor any coursers like a pageOf prancing poetry –This traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of toll –How frugal is the chariotThat bears the human soul.Emily Dickinson
I’d read stories about people who became lost in the woods. The gas left in our tank, our mental resources, and a prayer were the only things keeping us from winding up among them.