Oh how I love spring! My skin breathes for what feels like the first time in months, and I feel like sprouting out of my winter hibernation just like the buds that pop up in my garden. Even the physical work of clearing away accumulated winter crap feels liberating - certainly for the spears growing … Continue reading Salutations March 2021
Winter has never been my favorite season, but I have to admit I've rather enjoyed these winter months. We've hibernated, sure, but that's not so unusual for us in winter. And in this household, the December holidays are followed by a slew of birthdays stretching across our coldest months. Add in Valentine's day, and there's … Continue reading Salutations February 2021
Reading, reading, reading. I turn to my drug of choice...
'I hoped that in fiction, I might be able to re-write history so maybe Kat could save her ancestral home when that option was not available for my family.'
It's done! It's here! Well, the paperback is on Amazon now. And the Kindle version releases in just one more day, but you can pre-order now! And I am all atwitter! It's a thrill to see a book with your own name on it. And the thrill doesn't diminish I find, the second time you … Continue reading Home Place Hits the Shelves! November 18, 2020
I promised in my last post to say more about the setting for my latest novel Home Place, and I have LOTS to say because that Home Place is based on MY Home Place. Okay, let me be clear. I don't live there now. In fact, I haven't lived there for decades. But this particular … Continue reading The Actual HOME PLACE
How does time fly when a person barely leaves home? I don't know, but it does! There's no shortage of to-do's at Casa Crosiar - the start of a new semester (safely online), enjoying bright blooms, putting food by (the garden produced peppers and tomatoes in abundance!), laboring to understand how to promote a new … Continue reading Salutations October 2020
What do you say when someone asks how was your day, and it was a rough one? "This day was a real 2020." That's right. Once we thought of 2020 as perfect vision. And now? Not so much. I'm troubled most about lives cut short from our current twin plagues - the virus and racism. … Continue reading Salutations August 2020
May you live in interesting times. Whose blessing/curse was that? I don't know, but it's certainly been on my mind. We're certainly in the midst of those interesting times. In my home, we're among the luckiest. We have the privilege of standing to one side, not immediately affected in any important way. Our minor inconveniences … Continue reading Salutations July 2020
And here we are...still.