sizzling summers

sizzling summers

[from my seasonal newsletter – summer 2018 edition] One thing about Virginia summers, they’ll never let you down, I mean, cool down. But just when you think the humidity can’t get any higher, Mother Nature steps in and unleashes the hounds. And by...
river fog

river fog

This past weekend, my family and I escaped the frenetic pace that is Northern Virginia, and traveled a couple hours away to the beautiful Northern Neck. Unplugged, we played darts and dominoes and stayed up late into the evening. When we finally settled down, windows...
Spring Romance Novel Giveaway!

Spring Romance Novel Giveaway!

Spring is Giveaway Season! In addition to giving away a signed copy of The Queen’s Dance, I’ve invited a few other authors to join the fun. If you have signed up for my newsletter, you’ve been automatically entered! Five lucky winners will receive a...

preparing for spring

The crocuses are blooming in my yard; the hellebores are flowering in my garden. While walking Tully the Dog today, we came across a round of robins–at least 15 birds. Not so surprising as yesterday’s northern Virginia temperature reached near 80 degrees....
summer newsletter – deleted chapter

summer newsletter – deleted chapter

As summer winds down, I’m reminded that my favorite season is right around the corner. I love autumn—the fall foliage, the anticipatory feeling that the holidays are just around the corner, not to mention that the kids are back in school. With the end of one season,...
garden invasion

garden invasion

For the 2nd year in a row, half of my garden has been in turmoil. It starts around October when the neighborhood vixen and fox dig a deep hole along our foundation and under our garage. We fill it up; they come back and dig it out. After trying to take our garden back...