Pine Lake Preview

I am almost done writing the first draft of the second volume of The Bartonville Series. Then I’m going to turn my attention to the first volume in The Pine Lake Series. It will still be set in Michigan, as will all of my women’s/foodie fiction series, but I’m heading north with a whole new […]

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Writing Update #1

Last week I reached the half-way point in the first draft of Volume 2 of The Bartonville Series. Since this is my author blog I figured I would start doing progress reports. So, here it is. My first writing update. Volume 2 of The Bartonville Series will have two “loaf” sized stories and probably a […]

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Extroverted Me

Yesterday I dragged my inner extrovert out of its dusty box and taught a beadwork class, something I haven’t done in several years. I absolutely know, without a doubt, that I can teach jewelry making classes and still I was anxious. Standing in front of a group of people and teaching them about something the […]

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Foodies Read 2013 Challenge

While I was visiting blogs over the weekend I noticed a few posts mentioning The Foodies Read 2013 Challenge, hosted by Vicki of I’d Rather Be At The Beach. Since I am planning on doing reviews of both cookbooks and other types of culinary literature, I decided to join the challenge. I will set my […]

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Friday Flash: “The Present”

It has been a while since I’ve participated in Friday Flash. A big hello to everybody in this fabulous community! Story Background: Emma and Daisy are the main character in The Bartonville Series of culinary fiction, my newest writing venture. The entire series, along with the other culinary fiction series I am planning, will be […]

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Bacon & Blue Cheese Potato Bowls

Over the years I have developed cooking habits that help accommodate the different food likes and dislikes in my family. One of the easiest types of meals to make is a “bowl” meal. You make one base ingredient, like pasta or in this case roasted potatoes,  and then set up a buffet-style spread of toppings. […]

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Social Media Updates

Phew! The kids are finally back to school! I love my family. I really do, but the two week Christmas vacation was starting to feel like it had lasted about two months by the time this past weekend rolled around. I’ve seen blog posts, status updates and tweets from many writers who have been writing […]

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Limeade Water Enhancer

I need to drink more water. That seems like a simple enough goal, but I bet many of you also know that it isn’t always easy. I love coffee. I drink multiple cups of it every single day. While I do enjoy a nice, cold glass of water it just isn’t as appealing as coffee […]

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Happy New Year!

I hope you all have a wonderful new year. I am looking forward to embarking on new adventures, connecting with friends (old and new) and just enjoying the journey that 2013 will be. […]

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Mandarin Orange Cake

I  hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! As you can see, Cooper was all smiles after opening his presents. I was so busy I didn’t have time to put up a holiday post, let alone respond to any comments it might have generated. When I have been online I’ve been setting up social media […]

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