November 1st!

“One must always look after one’s acorns, especially in autumn, when all the little creatures are stocking their larders and lining their nests for when Dame Winter comes a’calling.” I ordered a proof copy of Of Bullfrogs and Snapdragons this week! Which means . . . *Trumpets sound* My newest book will hit Amazon on…

“…All At Once, Summer Collapsed Into Fall”

Don’t you just love that quote by Oscar Wilde? It never fails to make me feel cozy. Seriously though, this year fall seemed to come in with October, and we have had a nip in the air and yellow leaves ever since. I love fall with all of my cozy heart, and my sister and…

Learning to Inhale

I spent this weekend working on my woodpile. Chopping wood, gathering it from the forest behind my house. It was therapeutic. There is nothing better than a day spent wandering in the woods, collecting dead fall and chopping it up for one’s wood stove. In other news, fall is here! And it has gotten cold….

Baby Groot’s Growth Spurt

So much is happening just now that I’m not even sure what to write about today. My brother is married. We celebrated last night. I’m apparently learning how to write songs. My job is unpredictable. It’s cold this morning. I need a jacket. My book is in the final stages of preparation. It will be…

New BOOK Coming Soon!

“In the fall of the year, when the leaves were blushing red in the sunshine and the trees were yawning and stretching and shaking loose from the apples and acorns and chestnuts they had been carrying all summer, I left my cottage and walked the seven miles to Witherly, a little village on the edge…

Life Is A Journey

Having a life outside of work is really, really hard when work is your life. I am discovering this. My whole aim in the last seven years has been to get my writing off the ground. I applied only for jobs that would give me time to write, avoided dating relationships because they took up…

Milestones

It’s Monday, and I am not going to work today. How strange is that? I woke up, and my brain immediately started going over the tasks I had to finish at the office before the workweek was over and all the things I needed to plan on getting done today. Then I realized I wasn’t…

Creativity, Inc.

I listen to audiobooks on my commute to and from work every day. It’s how I keep reading when life is busy and crazy and I don’t have the time or the energy to stop and open a book. Which, unfortunately, is all the time right now. So, my commute is my saving grace. An…

Wait . . .

. . . didn’t you get a new job? Why yes, so I did. Shockingly, my life is not completely made up of weekend adventures, although it may look like it on my blog nowadays. I actually have a real job and I go to work every morning and come home every night. I have…

Mermaids

I saw a mermaid this weekend. Actually two. Real live actual mermaids. Okay, not actual. But definitely real live mermaids. Okay, it was two actresses wearing costumes and taking pictures with the kids at the Denver Aquarium. But you were not there, so technically, you can’t prove that they weren’t real live actual mermaids. And…