Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Bad Stuff List

This has been a difficult summer.  That’s my excuse for being so far behind in writing book four of the Tiger Lily series. The Bad Stuff List: first, my husband was in a bad accident, then we both got sick and he was in the hospital (pneumonia), then he had a knee operation and then was sick and in the hospital again (still recovering, with me as the care-giver). Just when I thought things were settling down, I got very seriously sick (I’m still sick but I think it’s improving) and now I’m having a bad flare-up, a really bad flare-up, of my immune arthritis. And classes start right after Labor Day. Which means meetings. Sigh.

Okay, that’s my whine, but enough whining.  I have decided to just get back to work. It should be a relief after all this.

And in other news, all three of the “Tiger Lily” books are available in the ibooks store. More news soon!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Free Read

"The Blood of the Land", the second book in the Song of the Land/Rilsin Sae Becha series, is available right now in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited reading program (so is the first book, "The Sword of the Land"). This means you get to read it for free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. If you don't, you can sign up for a free month, which is not a bad deal. Just remember to unsubscribe if you don't plan to stay in the program.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Moonstorm is out!

"Moonstorm" is  available now on Amazon and also the ibookstore (Itunes). For now, it's an ebook only but I'll let you know if there are further developments.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Who Needs Poetry

Poetry was my first literary love. I started writing it when I was a very little child. Adults discouraged me after the initial, “aww how cute” response. Poetry was nice, I was told, but it didn’t sell. You could never earn a living with it. I didn’t care and I persisted, even though the adults shook their heads. 

I didn’t need to earn a living with poetry, although that would certainly have been nice. Poetry enabled me to understand life, to go deeper into the world. I felt I could understand rocks and trees and stars and yes, people, much better. And I could feel. Feeling worked better than intellect sometimes. What’s the point of all this? I’m still writing poetry and now I get to share some of it. My new poetry book “Moonstorm”, will be out soon on Amazon and the ibookstore. But the real point: who needs poetry? I think we all need poetry.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


It's a "Welcome to Summer" sale on "The Sword of the Land", kindle only, begins on June 23 for four days! It's an Amazon Kindle Countdown sale, starting at 51% off. If you don't have this book, you may want to run and get it on the 23rd. I will try to post a reminder, but I can't promise (life is crazy right now).

Saturday, June 11, 2016


For those of you who prefer the ibookstore to other e-retailers, there's good news. My little cat poetry book, Meow Cat Poems, is now available through the ibookstore:

Supposedly, it is available in 51 countries and territories (!). I am taking Apple's word for that. Other books should follow soon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

It’s been a rough couple of months. Dealing with health issues and illness is no fun, especially when you aren’t the only one sick but you are also taking care of sick family members. It’s not over yet but I decided that I’m tired of using all this as an excuse and it’s time to get back to work. I have a new book of poetry coming out very soon and fiction in the early stages. Stay tuned.

In other news, the hummingbirds are back. I saw one having a snack at a comfrey flower the other day. And one of “my” hawks from the local nest has paid a couple of visits . The hawk circled me a few times, "talking" to me. I think summer has begun.