Why is it that when I don’t have to go out, the weather is warm and beautiful. Today, I have no choice but to go out, and it is raining.
Did I tell you that I am helping my daughter two nights a week at her dance studio. Normally, I enjoy the work, but this Thursday is a very important day. Florida State and Louisville play football in Louisville. Now I know some of you, or all of you, do not give a fat-rat’s-ass about this football game. But to a NOLES fan, it’s the game of the year until the next one. And yes, I know the QB has some problems. I’m wishy washy on that, I tell you. Well anyway, I could go on and on, but point of the story is that she knows people In high places and I don’t. She and her husband are going to the game and I AM NOT. CRAP!!! Being the wonderful mother that I am, I said I would work for her Thursday night.
I had intended to tell you about the goodies I made, but time is running short. Oh well, the next time.
I had intended to tell you about the goodies I made, but time is short right now. Oh well, the next time.
By the way, THE STONE KILLER IS UP AND READY FOR SALE. It is different than our other two books, and much better in my opinion. Take a look and see for yourself.
Well, I’ve got some stuff to edit. Sister sent it a week ago and I haven’t looked at it yet.
Guess I better get busy.
Y’all take care of yourselves and stay safe

1/2 DHL


2nd THE HANGMAN BK CVRWell, Jonas Black and Morgan Jansen have a new killer to find in THE HANGMAN.  Of course, I can’t leave out the ghost of Marilyn, I’ve become very fond of that bad girl.  The storyline is coming along nicely, but as with any novel, I always have a lot of research to do.  You can only take so much literary license with the facts before it become obvious you didn’t do your homework.  I like to do my homework and meet the people representing the work my characters do.


IMAG0495As you all are aware, I took time off to work on an oil painting of Cooper, the beloved deceased dog of my nephew and his wife.  It is finished and delivered.  Now I was asked by my friend Shirley to finish the painting her husband started before he was killed in a motorcycle accident.  I am working to preserved the work that Bill did on the painting and only add the necessary shadows and highlights to complete it.  It will always be Bill’s painting and have his name on the canvas.  He did 85% of the painting and he deserves the credit for his work.  He would have been an outstanding artist.  I will always miss him.  I was so lucky to meet and get to know Shirley and Bill.  I just wish we could have had more time.  I guess God needed a good man in heaven.

Having served almost five years in the USAF, I am thankful for the training I received in the military.  Serving in the military gave me solid work ethics to the point that I guess I’m almost a workaholic.  Okay, Okay!  I am a workaholic.  I enjoy working at things I love to do, writing, painting, meeting friends and having long afternoon discussions, research and learning something new.  Yesterday, I took off and spent most of the day with my friends.  We had lunch at the Country Buffet and then drove to the west side to have coffee at Dunkin Doughnuts.  Then we remembered that catty-cornered to my friend’s house is this nice coffee shop where we could have gone.  Oh well, next time.

My workaholic ways serves me well as a writer.  There are days that will work from early morning until late afternoon.  I have worked at writing staring at the computer screen until my eyeballs hurt but I got a lot of writing done.  Hopefully being a workaholic will help me to get THE HANGMAN finished that much sooner.

Well folks, back to work.  Everyone have a great day and stay safe.



good morning all.
I had a fabulous weekend. My daughter went to the UMDA Convention and drug me along with her. I don’t know what the letters stand for, but this is where all the Dance Costume Companies gather to show off their goods Some of the dance studios around the country are invited to supply models from their studio. The kids loved it and so did I. I had never been to Chicago and was the typical tourist. I Rode in several taxis and took the train from Barrington Station to downtown. a trip of 34 miles took an hour. On Thursday, however, we drove it and it took us 1 1/2 hrs to make the trip. Traffic was horrible.
Now I am back home, the weather is beautiful and the fall leaves are in their prime. This is my favorite time of year.
Well, Bella the Belgian just came running in barking and carrying on. She wants me to go outside to see what she is barking at. She does this by jumping on me and nipping at my legs. She has even jumped in my lap at times. She won’t give up until I go see what she wants. She is the sweetest dog in the world. I am so happy to have her as part of my family.
I suppose I should get busy sweeping up dog hair. I am the only person in the family that knows how to do this most difficult chore. Not even when they watch me do it, can anyone else in the family catch on enough to push a broom or run a vacuum. It is a pitiful situation.
Y’all take care and we’ll talk later
1/2 DHRose_sm


2nd THE HANGMAN BK CVRWell, THE HANGMAN is coming along nicely.  My characters are still talking to me, thank goodness and the storyline is flowing.  All is well in the writing department, as it is with my painting.





1535724_10201179328077436_547197931_n[1]I IMAG0495finished the painting of Cooper, the dog.  He was such a sweet animal and it was so sad when he died.  The picture on the left is the one I worked from and the one on the right, of course, is the finished painting.  Of course viewed this way, I can see small imperfections  which can easily be fixed it needed, but all in all, I think I captured his likeness.  I delivered his painting last night and was delighted by the reaction of the recipient.  She really liked it, which means a lot to me.

We all went out to dinner to an Italian restaurant on W Colorado Avenue.  It was fantastic.  I ate too much and that second glass of wine tasted delicious, but I could have done without it.  I don’t drink much.  Came home, stayed up for a while and then went to bed and slept until three this morning.  I stayed awake until five at which time I curled up in my recliner and slept until eight.  The critters were kind enough not to wake me until then.  I’m trying to get them used to waking me at eight so that when we turn the clocks back on November 2nd, I won’t be getting up at six, but seven the new time.  We shall see how it works out.  They are hungry when they’re hungry and let me know it.

Well, back to work on THE HANGMAN for a while and then on to , my friend, Bill’s painting.   All I’m doing to it is finishing it up.  He did 95% of the work, I’m just putting in the final touches he had planned on doing.  He was a great friend and I will always miss his hearty laugh and ready smile.  I thank God every day that his wife, Shirley, survived the accident and is doing so fantastic.  She is a miracle and  an inspiration of overcoming the odds.  Determination and hard work will make you succeed.  NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!

Everyone have a great day and stay safe.




I NEVER SEEM TO KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO SAY WHEN I SIT DOWN HERE AT THE COMPUTER. I JUST MAKE UP STUFF THEN GO FORTH WITH MY JIBERISH. I just noticed the first paragraph is in all caps. Well you know and I know I should fix it, but I’m not going to. I do not understand this machine. I am typing away and suddenly, the screen goes to the windows page. As that ice skater Nancy What’s her Diddle cried, WHYYYYYYYYYYYY, WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
I do not think I will ever understand this computer. Why does my cursor jump to the middle of an earlier sentence and put words there?
Well, so much for that crap. The sun is out this morning and the world is beautiful. The temp is 61 here in Northern KY. That makes it even more beautiful. We had rain for three days. Needless to say, the dogs have carried most of the yard into the house, so I must sweep again. Since I have wood floors, I sweep every day, and I get a load of hair and dirt every day.
I know you all have better things to do than sit and read my blogs, like editing.) Y’all take care of yourselves and stay on this side of right. Hug your dogs and kiss your babies. We’ll talk later.

1/2 DHLIMG_0468


Good morning all, as usual I have been telling Sister I would do a blog, but this is really the first time I have remembered to do so. The first thing I want to get off my chest is that I HATE THIS DAMN COMPUTER! I miss my Mac. I bought an HP with a touch screen and windows 8.1. It is the most confusing thing I have ever tried to use.
We got up to 43deg. this morning. Happy to see some cooler weather. But it won’t last, we are supposed to have 79 by Thursday.
This is he first year we have had apples on our tree. Two of them. The wind blew one off the tree and I decided to just go head and pick the other one.
Sister sent me some pages to edit, so that’s good. But not today. Today is football Saturday and nothing takes priority, unless you’re having a stroke or something. Then I would still be a little miffed. At 3:30 nothing gets in the way of FL. State playing.
I sure hope you all are having a nice day, and if you have purchased THE STONE KILLER(why not) please go back to Amazon and write a review of the book. We greatly appreciate the ratings.

You all have a real nice day and don’t forget to edit one more time.
we’ll talk again later.

1/2 DHL



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2nd THE HANGMAN BK CVRI am working on the next book in the series, THE HANGMAN.  I guess killing off bad people on paper is my niche.  Anyway, that is the attitude of my killer in THE HANGMAN.  He hates injustice and decides to do something about it.  His life was hell for a long time and he is haunted by what happen in his past and all that he lost.   He feels he should dish out the justice he was never given.



I am happy to say that I am in the final stages on my oil painting.  Once is it completed, I will post a photo of it.  I have so many to finish, but they will be completed.  My next work will be on a landscape for my dear friend, Shirley.  Then on to all the painting that need finished, one by one until they are done.

Well, we had snow on top of Pike’s Peak today.  Not a lot, but enough to show.  A cold front is moving through this evening and the temperature is dropping into the thirties tonight.  I feed a little outside stray that I’ve been trying to get to come into the house.  She isn’t ready yet and I worry she will get too cold.  I’ll keep trying to coax her inside.  I hope to get her into the house before it snows.

I hope all of you have a great evening and a better tomorrow.  Remember, NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER.  And yes, I know the saying is from the movie Galaxy Quest, as someone just had to point out to me.  It is still a great motto and I have adopted it as my own.  Keep writing folks.

Don’t forget to give our novel, THE STONE KILLER a read.  I think you will like it.

The best to you all.