The Countdown Begins – A SONG FOR THE SEA

A Song For The Sea CoverCape Split is the perfect place to practice witchcraft. At least Catherine Craig thinks so. A nurse and wife, Catherine fights against the isolation of a life in Cape Split with magical egg rites, wishing stones, and an odd cast of characters: a prickly gossip whose marriage is falling apart; a lobster fisherman who’d rather drown in bourbon than accept friendship; and Catherine’s own husband, whose fear of fatherhood has made him more and more distant with each passing day. If only there was a magic potion for that.

As Cape Split threatens to take everything she holds most dear, Catherine discovers which friends are meant to stay, which dreams are meant to come true – and whether her love is the kind worth fighting for. A Song for the Sea is a story of friendship, hope, loss, and love, and shows that with a little magic, even the darkest storms can be weathered.


Available on June 29th, 2017

Robert Burns Early Letter to Agnes McLehose – December 8 1787

Letter to Agnes McLehose, December 8 1787

St James Square No 2

I can say with truth, Madam, that I never met with a person in my life whom I more anxiously wished to meet again than yourself. Tonight I was to have had that very great pleasure – I was intoxicated with the idea – but an unlucky fall from a coach has so bruised one of my knees that I can’t stir my leg off the cushion. So, if I don’t see you again, I shall not rest in my grave for chagrin.

– I was vexed to the soul I had not seen you sooner; I determined to cultivate your friendship with the enthusiasm of Religion; but thus has Fortune ever served me.

– I cannot bear the idea of leaving Edinburgh without seeing you-I know not how to account for it – I am strangely taken with some people; nor am I often mistaken. You are a stranger to me; but I am an odd being: some yet unnamed feelings; things not principles, but better than whims, carry me farther than boasted reason ever did a Philosopher.-

Farewell every happiness be yours!
Robt Burns

I Get The Distinct Impression That I Need This Book

51Y+26It-8L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Though I have not yet purchased this timeless masterpiece, it is incoming.

There are few weirder things that I will admit to thinking about on a regular basis than how exactly I would survive the zombie apocalypse. I know exactly how. And I will out-survive all of you.

And my culinary delights will be bar none.

Is that the right phrase? Bar none?

Looks weird.

Existential Crisis.

Moving On.

New T-Shirt To Sum Up My Brain Piece

It’s a lot of verbiage for one rack, but I think I can handle it.   

The Stephen King Quote That Socked Me In The Chops

In reference to Harper Lee, and the fact that she only ever published one book, this was Stephen King’s comment. 


At the time that I read it, I hadn’t written a word in a year, was halfway through my first book and was NOT writing. 

This quote is why I picked the pen back up, and why I’m closing in on the last chapters of my fourth book. 

Thanks Stephen. You meddling bastard. 

Wait… I’ve Been A Dirty Girl?

“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” —Robert A. Heinlein

This Post is Totally A Lie

I should be writing, but I’m not. I’m blogging a picture of Sylvester Stallone.

Which is no less worthwhile, I assure you.

Star Wars Day Be Upon Us, Yarr.

Space piracy took over this post. Clearly.may-the-fourth-4th-be-with-you-memes-gifs-star-wars-day-18 (1)

I Know Her Well


Truer Words?