If you’ve checked my website here in the last few days, you’re
probably wondering where you are. And no, I’m not changing my name to Oleander.
That’s the name of the new WordPress template I’m using.
Whether you’re getting new furniture, reorganizing your
office, remodeling, or simply repainting a room, it always looks worse before
it looks better doesn’t it? Same with a website revision. It’s a mess.
But slowly it’s straightening out. That’s in large part due to Solo Pine, the originators of this template. They’ve been incredibly responsive to my questions as I apply my pitiful WP skills to this project.
I think you’ll like it when I’m done. So please be patient. Thank you for sticking with me!
Finally! The second book in my Eden Beach birthstone series, The Listening Heart, is done and out to beta readers. It’s taken a lot longer than I thought. From some of the comments coming in, it will take a bit longer yet as I make it stronger. I’ve added a suspense element to this one, and that has made the pacing trickier.
This one has a stalker/serial killer who is shadowing my main female character, Stacie Capella. I’ve already had one friend tell me she won’t read it and that’s fine. But I wanted to try something darker. Not sure I’ll try it again, but I’ll have to wait and see.
Now, on to book three as I wait for the rest of the comments from beta readers. I’m determined this one will get done faster.
Bananas. I’m ready when you are! Photo Stuart Robertson/Dreamstime.
Happy Valentine’s Day! A day for hearts, flowers, chocolate, and, of course, love.
It’s Stacie Capella’s 29th birthday. Her wonderful friends have surprised her with a small celebration in her shop, The Bell, Book and Crystal, before opening. Eileen has brought a beautiful cake, which pleases the ever-hungry Colin, and a couple of Milk Bones, which are awarded much tail-wagging by Bananas, the labradoodle on steroids. Stacie is surprised and touched by the exquisite card Colin, a graphic designer, has created for them all to sign, and delighted with the lovely brooch Mir has made from repurposed costume jewelry. It is a wonderful surprise and Stacie enjoys it completely. Colin enjoys the cake. Continue Reading →