As a kid, my creativity took the form of re-creating. I took clothes apart and
remade them into something different. I turned my mother's gown into a dress.
Mom was horrified. I also took apart radios and clocks and put them back
together. Dad was supportive. I sometimes needed his help. I also began drawing
when I was a kid. I drew faces and comic book characters, like Wonder Woman.
Everything around me Read More...
I hope you had a good week. Unfortunately, I spent mine sick with a head cold,
sinus infection and fun upper respiratory infection. But I was happy to catch a
cold if it meant spending a few days up in Hershey, PA with my awesome gal-pal
and fantastic fellow author (if you haven't read her, you MUST check her out),
Why did I share that Read More...
There are some Thanksgivings my husband Tom and I travel to Phoenix, Arizona to
visit our grandchildren in the west. This year our Marietta, GA family joined us
here in Phoenix. There are eleven of us, five are the kids. We love it, the
cousins love getting together, we have fun, lots of laughing and telling stories
and, of course, eating out, eating in, and eating on the big day.Thanksgiving is
always a special Read More...
I love to get dressed up and go out on the town. Even, now at my age (I just
turned 82 years young!) I love to go out with my husband Tom. Just last weekend
we went to a party at the ballroom dance studio where we practice our fox-trot,
waltz, salsa and so many more. Our talented instructors, Monika and Henry just
celebrated Read More...
Many blue moons ago I had the great pleasure of having High Tea at the Helmsley
Palace in New York City. Or so I thought! Much to my surprise, I was mistaken in
my assumption that it was called High Tea. In fact, the proper name is: Afternoon
Tea. Fascinated with the ritual of "tea time", I explored the history and
found that Read More...
I chose the word obstacles for our letter today, because let's face it, we all
encounter our fair share of obstacles. Whether it's an issue with our kid's
homework or teacher, an issue on the job, a family issue, a spiritual issue–life
is full of issues and obstacles, but it's how we react to the obstacles that
It's a great idea to just weave around the obstacle and Read More...
Last week, I had the pleasure of being an author at the Historical Romance
Retreat in Spokane, WA. Delilah Marvelle and Renée Bernard did an incredible
job. I thought I was way cool in a teal blue Regency gown created by Victoria
Vane and a costume from the Titanic movie. I was put to shame by the fabulous
outfits so many women wore. And as for the men, oh la la, they looked quite Read More...
Happy Friday, friends!
Is there any word more beautiful than Hope?
Dictionary.com describes hope as:
the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events
will turn out for the best
No offense to Dictionary.com, but I totally disagree. Hope is not a feeling.
It's a Read More...
There is something that I am paying attention to as I work on The
Unforgettable Miss Baldwin, the first book in The Baldwin Family Series set in
New York in the late 1800s. This is something that authors don’t pay that much
attention to, unless they are Read More...
Well everyone, I’m doing something new this week. I’m in Mexico (in August)
sweating because it’s about 90% humidity when it isn’t raining. My daughter and
I are doing a vegan/raw cleanse at a yoga retreat. Yeah. So anyone ever hear me
talk about yoga? No? That’s because I haven’t done it in years, but I am now!
Twice a day! So guess what I’m learning while Read More...
From Gail’s House Newsie News
My new historical romance series called “The Baldwins of Manhattan”,
is set in New York City in the late 1800s. Joseph Baldwin, the patriarch is a
newspaper publisher who owns six major newspapers in the United States (think
William Randolf Hearst). Each book in the series follows the lives and loves of
the five Baldwin children – Adam, Allie, Mia, and twins Emma and Ava who live Read More...