Tag Archive | Family

Why Wait For Black Friday? Two Book Giveaways

As you know by now if you’ve been following my blog, Keeper, book 4 in the Seed Savers series was released last Saturday. As part of the celebration, I’m running a Goodreads Giveaway for a paperback copy of Keeper. It goes through December 10. All you need to do is sign up. I’m also running […]

Excerpt for Keeper (Seed Savers 4)

In NINE days, Keeper releases. All your friends from the first three books are back except for Ana. But November 7 is Ana’s birthday, so we’ll celebrate her birthday with the new book. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, here is an excerpt from Keeper: Excerpt 1 (Lily talks with her father, followed by encounter with Arturo.) […]

Book Review of Ask Nana Jean About Making a Difference:Reflections on Life

The title says it all. This book is a book of reflections by Jean Moule, emerita faculty member at Oregon State University. It’s a wonderful book, not meant to be read all in one sitting, but rather in small bites when you want to treat yourself to something wonderful like a chocolate truffle or two. […]

The Dedication Page (for Garrett)

I donโ€™t know if I can do it but I promise Iโ€™ll try And hope your mom forgives me for making her cry. Today is your birthday but you are not here So weโ€™ll remember you fondly with memories dear. When you were a toddler we never understood What it meant, or why the only […]

Grandpa Was a Character

My grandfather was a real character. So I guess it was only a matter of time before he showed up in one of my novels. Grandpa stuttered when he got excited (which was often). He could also swear a blue streak. Nobody else in my family ever swore, but Grandpa let the damns and hells […]

Frustration, Forgiveness, and Possibly False Accusations

Okay, I have to just do this. For my sanity. To get the remainder of my day back on track. And I promise to recant if I should ever find my accusation is false. I woke up this morning with great intentions. After a cleaning frenzy over the weekend and finishing up working through college […]