Category Archives: yearning

The Alone Girl, part three

A tang filled the air tickling the girl’s nose.  Watery sun filtered through high clouds.  The girl walked on, the scent of burning leaves pleasant on the air.  Garbed in an old sage green wool sweater of her father’s, a … Continue reading

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Summer’s swan song

My last day at the lake for the summer is always bittersweet.  I’m so thankful for the ability to rent there for the whole summer and grateful for the time I’m able to spend there.  However, it also means my … Continue reading

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What songs are on your music device?

The main character in my novel, The Quarry’s Child, Meg Riley, has eclectic tastes in music.  Her iPod, iPhone and iPad contain a wide variety of tunes.  As a child of the 1970s, Meg’s musical foundation lies in Classic Rock.  … Continue reading

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Family

There are three of us in my family:  my mom, her brother and me.  They’re part of Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation” and deserve to be.  Though my uncle continues to experience a myriad of health problems and related surgeries, his … Continue reading

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Holiday music…and Romance

“Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside…,” “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…,” “Adeste fideles, laeti triumphantes…,”  “O Holy Night…”  These are just a few opening lines from some of my holiday favorites.  I have a penchant for rich voices so I tend to … Continue reading

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The reality of a full-time job…

It was two weeks ago yesterday that I last dipped a toe into the lake.  What has transpired in those two weeks makes me weary just thinking back on it.  The events are all positive but have occurred at breakneck … Continue reading

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