23 January 2016


Well, snowstorm Jonas really didn't impact us too much.  We already had 2 1/2 inches of snow.  Maybe got 3-4 inches more.  So, I consider we got of lucky, since they were predicting 6-12 inches.

My 1911 World's Fair Hershell jumper in the snow.  Poor Pony!!

I think my Curtis Jere Carousel horse make a pretty picture in the snow

As you can see, just over the tops of lower boots


Snowplow came through for the second time this afternoon, salting, too.  I must compliment La Grange and Oldham County for they do a super fast, super good job of keeping the roads passable.

Munchkin checking out the snow.

He doesn't seem to impressed either.....lol

21 January 2016

Cultural & Heritage Art Fair where Candy rocked!

me in my red hat...lol

Candy and me at check in for all her cool things!

She did fingerless gloves and cap to match the bookcover of my new anthology Nine Deadly Live.
It took first place!

Her Platinum Jubilee Edition of Raggedy Ann.  Also first place winner!

Autumn Snoopy celebration.  Took Third Place.

Birthday Snoopy took a first place.

Winter Holidays Snoopy Celebration took a first place.

She entered five items and won 4 blue ribbons and one white ribbon.

The blue ribbon winners will go onto half state judging on February 12th.

Candy looking great despite a bout with bronchitis 

All in all, I am very proud of Candy and her dolls!!

09 January 2016

You characters coming to life

10 years ago this year, I sold my book called Challon's Lady to a wonderful editor, Hilary Sares, at Kensington History Books.  It was amazing.  I sent it to her on a Friday morning and Monday morning at 10am she was calling me with an offer.  The office was made on the day Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.  Spin off of rain from the outer bands were hitting his as I spoke with Hilary on the phone.  It's hard to realize it has been 10 years.

The book was publisher in the following year, and holding my first book was simply an amazing moment that I will never forget.  UPS delivered a huge book with 100 authors copies and I stood there holding my book, stunned.  Of course, I had name change on my heroine -- I wanted Gillian, but Hilary insisted it sounded too much like the hero's name Julian.  She said I had to change one.  Julian -- arrogant rogue -- insisted he would not change, so Gillian (which I wanted pronounced GILL- ian  not JILL-ian) became Tamlyn.
And the title went from Challon's Lady to A Knight in Black, and finally, to 
A Restless Knight.

Tonight a loyal reader (who has since been come a good friend) Sarah Renaud posted an imagine on my facebook wall -- and said it WAS Challon and Tamlyn.  I have to agree!!!

It's very humbling to write a book and have it published.  Even more so to have people love that book, still love it over a decade.  But what really touches my heart is for that reader to SEE you character just as you have created them, to know they live through your word for them.

So, thank you, Sarah.

Re-issue cover coming 2016