Writing

When Beauty Blooms – Blog Tour

Goodness gracious me – that cover is SO PRETTY. I have something Very Nice to share with you today, people!  I am part of a blog tour for my lovely friend, Victoria Lynn. She has just released a new novelette, When Beauty Blooms.  I can’t wait to share more about the book, an author interview, AND a fabulous giveaway.  Let’s…

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Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

July In A Nutshell

Why, hello there.     First of all, can I lodge an official protest that OVER HALF OF 2018 IS OVER AND I FEEL LIKE THE SUMMER JUST STARTED. #help     Ahem.  But I digress.  This is the monthly wrap up post where I reflect on what happened in the previous month and what I accomplished.  I got quite…

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Writing

Life At Hedgerose – Chapter Three

Chapter Three Twelve Years, Eight Years, Five Years and Four   Spring was doing its best to hurry into summer. The weather was so mild—and Folrolf so completely occupied in a recent project that kept him cooped up in his study—that Titus seized the opportunity of the unusually fair day to go fishing at Rivenstream.             He slipped a package…

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Best Reads of 2018 – 2nd Quarter

You know the drill – I think.   It’s time to talk about what we read today!  Every quarter, I post mini reviews of my favorite reads of the year (so far) and it’s time to share my second quarter of great reads.   So let’s start reading! Mystery of the Gulls Phyllis A. Whitney   One of Phyllis A.…

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June In A Nutshell

Well, look who’s back!     Obviously, this post is incredibly late.  Sorry about that, folks! I was feeling really bad for the last two weeks of June and basically wasn’t working – let alone writing or blogging.  I’m still feeling bad and scrambling to play catch up.  Blogging (and basically everything else) might be a little irregular for a…

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Ramblings and Ruminations

May In A Nutshell

Can anyone tell me what happened to May?  It seemed to pass by me in a blur! I still seem to be at sixes and sevens as I write this – so if it seems a little vague or choppy – my apologies!     As I look at this post, it doesn’t look like I did a whole lot –…

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Writing

Life At Hedgerose – Chapter 2

Chapter Two The New Housekeeper      Titus only heard brief snatches of the argument between Folrolf and Honey Winstalk—he deliberately clattered pans in the kitchen so as not to hear much of it—but from the bits that he heard, it sounded as if Honey were taunting Folrolf and claiming that he couldn’t do half of the work that women did.  …

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Ramblings and Ruminations

April In A Nutshell

  What happened to April???  Well, I survived it – that much I know.  But as I look back on this month, I wonder why it felt so busy, when it seems I watched an awful lot of TV.  “coughs”  Ah, well – believe it or not – I was busy. And here’s why! – Reading –   I read…

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Writing

Life At Hedgerose – Chapter 1

Chapter One Leaks, Fireworks and Dragon Eggs Titus blinked hazily and rolled over in his bed, warm, content and comfortably tired. He heard the faint, fat tapping of a bee fuzzily thumping into his window and he sat up and brushed back the curtain with the tips of his fingers, looking out through panes slightly frosty from the coolness of…

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