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Favorites of 2015

“Raindrops on roses…”  When I see the image below I can’t help but sing the song. I love that movie, and man, can Julie Andrews sing. I digress.

2015 is coming to an end. If I can say one thing about this year, it was the year of great discoveries: from new authors to new musicians. Don’t you love it when you find a hidden gem? You feel like an archaeologist on a quest or a gold miner who has just discovered gold. Here’s a list of my favorite discoveries from 2015: Read more →

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

I lived thirty plus years in Florida and in the same city where I was born. I even went to college in Central Florida. It was all I ever knew. I figured that I’d grow old and die there, but then something happened. Something in me changed. Read more →

Roller Skating – a Metaphor for Life

I used to roller skate. What child of the 70s and 80s doesn’t know how? Actually, I was surprised to find there are quite a few people my age who’ve never been roller skating. How did they miss out on this while growing up? Didn’t their school have a “Skate Night?” Didn’t they skate while listening to tunes on their walkman? I know I did. Read more →

In case you missed it…

In case you’re not on my mailing list, I made a couple of important announcements, and I’d like to share them here with you. Read more →

Remember these?

I do. I had a pair just like them (and they’re way cooler than those lame-o roller blades that everyone skates on now). I would skate in my driveway while listening to Olivia Newton-John on my boombox. (A radio with only a tape player. CD players weren’t invented yet, and if they were, they probably cost a bundle). I’d twirl on my wheels, thinking I was the next Dorothy Hamil. I’m sure I looked better in my head than I did in real life. But when you’re a kid, you think you’re the best at everything you do. And really, you don’t care. Read more →

A Day in the Life…

Recently, I ventured out to the Museum and Library of Confederate History, in Greenville, SC. This was part of my research for my current work in progress. Read more →

Life imitating art, or ESP?

It’s like these home builders read my mind. Recently,while I was on vacation in Western North Carolina, I came upon this gorgeous house. The first words out of my mouth were “this is Ellie’s house!” Read more →

Fishing and chocolate chip cookies

Fishing and chocolate chip cookies? Strange mix, I know. These two topics are a part of the research I’ve been doing for my current work in progress. I hope I have you intrigued. Read more →

A Farm Girl I’m not

 

No big shocker here. I’m a city girl. Always have been and always will be. So you’re probably asking what compelled me to work on a dairy farm for the day?

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Travels in Tryon, NC

I recently traveled to Tryon, North Carolina to work out the details for my upcoming book signing at The BookShelf scheduled for Saturday, April 27th at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you’re in the area, please be sure to stop by and say “hi.” I’d love to chat with you. Read more →