Thursday, May 19, 2011

Couldn't wait...

Harlequin has reissued some of my older books in ebook format (yeah!) and I realized I didn't have excerpts from them on my website. I decided to correct that. However, since I'd saved the manuscripts on those quaint devices known as "diskettes" that my new computer couldn't read, I had to type them all in. I've also been updating other web pages.

I was going to wait and announce when all was done, but I just can't wait to let folks know about the new excerpt to one of my personal favorites, THE OVERLORD'S BRIDE. The hero of this book was incredibly vivid to me, and so was the heroine. Trust me, that's not the case with every book. Some characters have to be grown, bit by bit. Sometimes, albeit rarely, they leap into my imagination fully formed.

Such was the case with Raymond D'Estienne, although to me is forever and always "the Voice." The excerpt will give you a clue why.

So, with no further ado, here ya go!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Necessary Break

I have to take a break from blogging for a while. I've given myself a "classic" rotator cuff injury and my wrist is also starting to protest if I'm at the computer too long.

Until later, then, and in the meantime, I hope everyone has a great summer, full of lazy days and lots of reading!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Mother's Day - always learning

Happy Mother's Day! Best wishes and good luck to all mothers out there as we continue learning how to parent, even when our children have grown up and left home.

Or at least I am. I recently discovered I've been making a huge mistake. While I felt terrible when the problem was brought to my attention, I'm very glad it was. I've seen what resentment can do to a parent/child relationship, and it is one bitter poison. I would rather feel lousy today than realize months or years later that this issue had been festering, and I was too blind or caught up on my own drama to see it.

So, lesson learned, and I'm sure there'll be more, even though I've been a mother for nearly thirty years.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Back to the Shore

I'm just back from two weeks at the cottage. And let me tell ya, it was a pretty cold, damp time. Nevertheless, I managed to get some painting done (of walls) and various other small projects.

I did go for walks, although most of the time, it was windy, cold and wet. How windy? Here's a video I took at the beach.

This is what the shore looks like most of the time. It's hard to tell from the video, but the waves were coming right up to the grass at the left.

Yep, it was windy, all right!