March 1, 2019

 Let's see: dogs, books, kids, libraries -- not necessarily in that order!

 It doesn't get better than an animal therapy program in California using dogs to inspire youngsters to read books from the High Plains Heroes series at their local library. Al...

February 10, 2019, yellow, lavender, and gray. A year from now, this will be the view from my studio windows. Realizing this dream is becoming reality woke up my creative side!

A month ago, I reported that my writing was on sabbatical. I'm pleased to annou...

January 11, 2019

I freely admit it: my writing is on sabbatical. Moving to another state, starting a new job, simply adjusting to all the life changes has been challenging.

However, I've come to realize that this "down time" is actually a blessing. I've learned that I...

September 9, 2018

It wasn't long after Josiah came out that I realized I should have included Discussion Questions for readers to think about after reading his story. Unfortunately, Laughing Wolf was already at the publisher, and I couldn't include Discussion Question...

July 27, 2018

It may not look like much in this picture, but this is me facing my fear.

You may have noticed that I write blogs after I've spent time painting. I'm at it again. This time, the exterior of my Estes Park home is getting a facelift.

Painting gives me pl...

May 20, 2018

This is George. He's my writing buddy in Estes Park.

George would REALLY appreciate it if you would write reviews of all three High Plains Heroes books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads!

It's pretty easy, and it only takes a few minutes. Simply...

March 17, 2018

My list never grows any shorter. Does yours?

I take great satisfaction in crossing out completed items, yet I always seem to add more to the list than I cross off.

Early 2018 has already been a wild ride. Two years ago I set a goal to be a presenter at...

December 24, 2017

            Abigail looked up from her Bible. Rather than struggling to stay upright as it had for the last several hours, the flame on her candle stood tall. The wind had finally stopped. Abigail no longer heard snow attacking the canvas that covere...

November 20, 2017

 I signed raisin boxes today! It was a memorable experience!

Perhaps I should back up a little. I had the honor of going to Caliche Elementary School to talk with students about High Plains Heroes: Josiah. I spoke to two different groups of students....

October 21, 2017

The dedication for High Plains Heroes: Josiah reads "For Scot, dreams do come true." My husband has been my dreaming partner for many, many years. Better than anyone, he knows how much I have wanted to be an author.

Being published was the first dream...

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