While writing my historical novel, American Gold, I often need to check history. Unfortunately, that may lead to reading other interesting things that have nothing to do with what I’m writing. Today, for example, I checked my references on what … Continue reading
In case you did not already know, I confess that I am a gardening dummy. I’ve unwittingly killed many a plant in my time. Even my lawn of centipede grass, which I’m told is really a weed but is one of the few grasses that survive the intense southern sun, has a few bare patches.Continue reading
Today brought a welcome break from the heat and humidity here in coastal North Carolina.With no need for air conditioning, I may even turn the oven on to make this easy Monkey Bread.Continue reading
What is a strong woman?
Is she a woman who acts “more like a man?” Is she physically stronger than the average woman?
Whether you’re writing a short story or a novel, can you summarize your story in one sentence? Having a one-sentence summary when you begin writing helps keep you focused. That one sentence may also help you pitch your work to … Continue reading
Last weekend (June 23, 2017) I served as a docent for the 57th annual Beaufort Old Homes Tour. I’ve done this a number of times because it’s always fun. Rated one of the top tourist events in the South, the … Continue reading
Because I live in a coastal town and spent years living aboard my sailboat, it’s only fitting to remind folks that today is the Day of the Seafarer 2017. The theme this year is “Seafarers Matter“. The Day of the … Continue reading
Learn immediately if your data has been compromised This is a good site to bookmark and occasionally visit to see if your account information has been made vulnerable due to a security breach. It checks major sites as well as social media. … Continue reading
Save the date, June 3, for Indie Author Fringe June 2017! It’s presented by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and appropriate for writers of all levels, novice to established. I always enjoy virtually attending the free Indie Author Fringe … Continue reading
Growing up in New Jersey, I never heard of the Piggly Wiggly ® until I sailed into Beaufort North Carolina. Even then, I thought the dockmaster was kidding when he told me about it. He said they had pig parts … Continue reading