Write for You!

A look of disgust is not one many of us appreciate, but recently one made me happy. Oh it didn't at first don't get me wrong. It touched that little vulnerable spot we all have that encourages us to make everyone happy. The comment was about the genre I am currently writing. Bingo! My story… Continue reading Write for You!


Review of The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery

The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first Susan Mallery book I have read. And let me say this. This woman knows how to write characters that feel real. The three women, who are friends in this book, each face their own struggle in their married/post… Continue reading Review of The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery


Sweet Cinnamon Rolls – Dakota style

If there is one thing I could ask for with my coffee is a large, hot from the oven, gooey cinnamon roll. And by gooey I mean covered in a homemade Caramel glaze. Doesn't that just sound like the perfect morning. Okay, so maybe you should include a baked omelet and orange slice or two… Continue reading Sweet Cinnamon Rolls – Dakota style


Slow Cooked Venison Burgundy

Prepare yourself lads and lasses, for if you partake in this delicious Venison Burgundy, you may find yourself raising your mug of ale in a 15th Century castle keep. Using your thick chunk of bread to sop up the amber liquid that will warm your insides, more than that fire in the stone hearth. Enjoy… Continue reading Slow Cooked Venison Burgundy

Book review

Review of Frontier Women: “Civilizing” the West? 1840-1880 by Julie Roy Jeffrey

Frontier Women: "Civilizing" the West? 1840-1880 by Julie Roy Jeffrey My rating: 2 of 5 stars As a historian, I could hardly make it through this book. I would not consider it a reliable secondary source because it is tainted with opinions and 20th century feminine ideology. Also, many of the author's sources are from… Continue reading Review of Frontier Women: “Civilizing” the West? 1840-1880 by Julie Roy Jeffrey


Reasons NOT to join NaNoWriMo

Surprise! I am not doing NaNoWriMo this year and I may not do it ever. Why? First off, for those of you who don’t know NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, is a writing contest that takes place in November. It started as a contest among a few writing friends to encourage them to begin a first… Continue reading Reasons NOT to join NaNoWriMo

Book review

Review of A Place Called Home by Lori Wick

As a young girl, I loved Lori Wick, Janette Oke and Jane Austen.They were wholesome and lighthearted. In writing my own books, I realized how much they influence my own writing style. So I picked one up. Researching similar writers is one of the best ways to improve yourself and understand the market. A Place… Continue reading Review of A Place Called Home by Lori Wick

Book review

Review of The Meaning of Wife By Anne Kingston

The Meaning of Wife: A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-First Century by Anne Kingston My rating: 3 of 5 stars With women moving out of the home into the career world, the definition of wife has changed. One of the main reasons this book received three stars is it is dated.… Continue reading Review of The Meaning of Wife By Anne Kingston

Life advice

Diagnosed with Depression: Freeing

Any stranger on the street would think I was crazy for saying one of the best days of my life as been the day I was diagnosed with moderate depression. And I don't blame them, because when I walked out of the doctor's office with sleeping pills and hormone stabilizers (not mood stabilizers. More on… Continue reading Diagnosed with Depression: Freeing


Fried Egg and Mexican Rice

Mmmm...... Meatless Monday. I believe my husband cringes at the dreadful thought of no meat. In his mind, they are transcribed as "I am going to starve." Tonight was different. In fact, he loved this meal. Our kids, 1 out of 3 but hey, they may just be tired of the Mexican kick Momma has… Continue reading Fried Egg and Mexican Rice