Hawt, hawt, HAWT

A few years ago, my father vowed to never spend another summer in Texas. What use is it to have a mountain cabin if you're just sweating it out in 100+ degrees and 90+% humidity, right? Eric and I last spent summer in Texas in 2015, for the same reason. We skip hot in...

A Bit of Fun For You

I have a new release out! It's called The Essential Guide to the What Doesn't Kill You Romantic Mystery Series. All the stories behind the stories! You may think you know the hilarious and heartfelt What Doesn't Kill You romantic mystery series, but (just to be sure)...

Mom is not a Quack

Taking our kids back to "Annalise" on St. Croix was a hoot. First, because they have become complete city kids since their younger days in a remote, exotic home in the tropical rainforest. Secondly, because their consensus going into the week was that Mom (me) and...

Island Weddings

On January 1, 2007, I married my island sweetie on St. John. But we spent the early days of our lives together on his home island, St. Croix (where I'd lived for nearly ten years). Fast forward to July 2019, and his island son received the surprise of a lifetime when...

Lemonade Weekend

Overall, we were only  missing two daughters-in-law and one son (of ours) were overseas, but the rest of our beloveds gathered with my parents. for golf, horses, four-wheelers, cow feeding, and eating too much. My dad, of course, schooled all the young-us on the golf...

Silver and Gold

What a week! The winners of the readers appreciation retreat week contest came to town. Eric and I are exhausted but elated with how much fun it was and how everyone in the group seemed to gel. New friends for life! Some of the retreaters were people I've known online...

Hawt, hawt, HAWT

A few years ago, my father vowed to never spend another summer in Texas. What use is it to have a mountain cabin if you're just sweating it out in 100+ degrees and 90+% humidity, right? Eric and I last spent summer in Texas in 2015, for the same reason. We skip hot in...

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