OLD MAN WINTER, DOGS, THE HANGMAN

P1010737Good morning everyone.
Well, Old Man Winter has us by the throat this morning. We have about 3 inches, and it is supposed to snow till around noon. I am so glad I don’t have to go out today. Tomorrow is another story. Out, I must go.
I have spent the morning pulling ice-balls from Bella’s and Chloe’s legs and feet. Oh Lord, it’s gonna be a wonderful winter.
Sister is hard at work on THE HANGMAN. This is going to be a good book too. I can’t wait to see the finished mss.
Today is a good day to read, or EDIT. Think that’s what i’m gonna do. When I’m not pulling ice-balls from the dog’s legs. Y’all take care, stay warm and eat well. Oh, and don’t forget to EDIT one more time.
Talk at ya later. 1/2/DHL

THE HANGMAN, A PAINTING BREAK, EDWARD S. CURTIS, MORE SNOW, THEN A WARM UP,

2nd THE HANGMAN BK CVRTHE HANGMAN is coming along nicely, but I needed a break so I started another painting.  Working on a painting gives my story time to cook in my mind.  I can work out any problems I may be having with the plot while I apply paint to the canvas.

IMAG0518I have a book on the photographic plates of the American Indians by Edward S. Curtis .   It has been a while since I painted a portrait, so I thought I’d get back in practice by painting a few of the American Indians he photographed.  He was a great photographer and lived with and photographed our native Americans between 1895 to 1929.  So my plan is to do several painting from his pictures, especially the one of Red Cloud.

NEW SNGLE STONE KILLER CVRSince the weather is about to change, I need to go to the store for non-dairy coffee creamer, which I forgot when I was at the store yesterday.  I hope you all like my painting so far and would love to hear from you about our novel THE STONE KILLER, or about my paintings.  Email me with any questions you might have at dreamah.lockwood@aol.com or post a comment on the blog.

Everyone take care and stay safe.

Dreamah

COLD, COLD, TOO COLD FOR TITAN, AND MORE COLD FOR COLORADO, THE STONE KILLER, THE HANGMAN

Well folks, it is 6 degrees here where I live which is south of Colorado Springs.  It is even colder where my friend lives because she is at a higher elevation than I am.  And, would you believe there are people leaving their animals out in this weather!  The animal patrol has and still is out checking on dogs left out in this weather.  I’d like to make their owners dress in slacks and their coats and force them to sleep outside huddled in a wooden building without heat.  That’s what they deserve.  And people wonder why I love animals more than humans at times.

IMAG0506I took Titan out a few minutes ago and ended up having to carry him back inside because his feet were too cold for him to walk.  He started out fine, but his little feet are so tiny and they’re not covered with much fur.  I have to buy him some boots and a coat for this weather.  We all knew it was going to get cold, but not this cold.   We’re supposed to have more cold weather tomorrow and Friday it may get up in the 30s.

NEW SNGLE STONE KILLER CVRWell, THE STONE KILLER  is available on amazon.com/dp/B00NBB8SZO.  You should give it a read.  There’s a bedroom scene with the ghost what will amaze you.  Marilyn, even as a ghost, causes all types of problems for her twin sister, Morgan.

2nd THE HANGMAN BK CVRI’m hard at work on THE HANGMAN and THE GHOST IS BACK!  Marilyn refuses to stay dead and is still full of mischief.  This book is shaping up to be a doozy of a case.  It is full of surprises even for me, and I’m writing it.  These characters are a wonderful experience and I love to write about them.

I need to get to bed as it is late here in Colorado.  Everyone stay warm and safe.  Goodnight.

Dreamah

FIVE STAR REVIEW, REVIEWS IN GENERAL, THE STONE KILLER, WINTER IS COMING

NEW SNGLE STONE KILLER CVRWow! Just finished The Stone Killer. I read the first two novels by Dreamah H. Lockwood and was very pleased with them. The Stone Killer is the best one yet. Filled with intrigue and twists and turns that lead you to believe the villain is someone that it is not. Very well thought out. I highly recommend this latest effort by Dreamah H. Lockwood. *****Sandy

The above is our first five-star review for THE STONE KILLER, posted on Amazon.  It is always thrilling to know that your novels give enjoyment to people.    As writers we work hard to present a good story to the public.  And when we get a good review, we know that our efforts have been rewarded, and we are thrilled.

I don’t think that readers realize how important reviews of our books are to an author.    A good review can grab someone’s attention and entice them to read the book.   They let potential buyers know that the book will be worth spending their money on an eBook or paperback copy, and that the story will hold their attention and keep them guessing to the end.  So when we receive a review, especially one with five stars, it is greatly appreciated.  So a big thank you to “Sandy”.  We are so glad you liked the book.

Well, it appears that Colorado will be receiving its share of that Polar Vortex heading south this afternoon.  I have to get busy and created a warm place for the outside cat to curl up in out of the cold.  There was a video posted on Facebook showing how to make a warm place out of the cold for feral cats.  Snowflake is not feral, someone dropped her in my neighborhood, but she won’t come into the house.  I think it’s because of my other cats and especially Titan.  He barks at her.  So, I’m making her a place to get out of the cold in the shed out back.  I hope she will get inside of the bed I’m creating for her.  She’s a sweet cat.  I’ll keep trying to get her inside.

Well, since it is supposed to start turning cold by this afternoon, I need to busy myself and get things done.  Everyone have a blessed great day and stay safe.

Dreamah

 

FOOTBALL, COLD, NO SHOES, ETC

Good morning folks:
Here we are with another Saturday, another FSU game to win. I hope. We have won 24 straight games, and I know the day will come when we lose. Just picture me curled in the fetal position bawling my eyes out. It will not be a pretty sight.
It is very difficult to type when you have a Bichon on your lap and the computer on the arm of my chair.
I guess winter is here. There is a Polar Vortex on the way, and it is supposed to cover almost the entire nation. Seems sort of early for that, don’t ya think? We have already had snow so who knows what’s next.
Well, it seems that Bella, the Belgian has been at it again. She chewed my house slippers up, so that left me with a pair of sequin covered ruby red slippers I bought at The Wizard of Oz Museum in, of all places, Kansas.
I didn’t buy them to wear. I just thought they were pretty. Bella found them and chewed one bow off the right shoe. I bought a new pair of fuzzy slippers on Wednesday. Thought I had them hidden from Bella, I went into the bedroom and there, on the bed, was one of my new slippers chewed all to Hell. Back to the ruby red slippers. Bella will be on my list for a long time.
Well Sister is working on The Hangman. It is going to be a good one too. THE STONE KILLER is up on Amazon, don’t forget to get your copy and write a review. Those reviews really help.
Guess I will get started on some laundry and house cleaning before the games come on.
You all take care of yourselves and don’t forget to EDIT, EDIT, EDIT.

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BILL’S PAINTING, ARTIST’S RULES, OIL PAINTING LINE, THE HANGMAN, BACK TO WRITING, WINTER’S CHILLY WEATHER,

IMAG0510There is an unwritten rule between artists, I won’t touch your painting and you’re not to touch mine unless you are an art instructor teaching me about oil painting.  So when my dear friend Bill was killed in July, his partially completed painting, of a road in England or Wales, was unfinished and hanging on my studio wall.  I was teaching him to paint in oils.  His wife asked me to complete the painting, which I have done.  As Bill had painted in most of the background and tree formation, I only had to add the varying lights, highlights and finish the foreground of the road.  This painting is 90% Bill’s work.  My contribution, I consider minor.  I signed Bill’s name to the canvas and feel that he would have appreciated my efforts.

IMAG0239Stacked against one wall in the studio are several canvases in various stages of completion.  I have to finish all of those before I start something new.  But, in that line is the head of great big cat, a magnificent lion, that I feel I must paint.  The photo was taken by Vincent J. Musi and is unbelievable.  This painting I am doing for myself.  Most of my painting are created from my own photos or a photo a friend has given me and are for sale.  This painting will not be for sale.  I have numerous pictures of my own, but this image was so impacting, I have to paint it.  Mr. Musi is a genius with a camera.

2nd THE HANGMAN BK CVRWell, I’ve been working now and then on THE HANGMAN and some others writing projects that need finished.  I have one more oil painting I want to do before I focus my full attention back to THE HANGMAN and then THE SNATCHER, the third book of the series.

IMAG0506Winter’s chilly breath gripped the Springs this morning.  I keep my heat set at 69 or sometimes 70  degrees at night, depending on how cold it will get.  It seemed like the furnace was on most of last night so it must have been in the 20′s.  Even my Titan was cold and snuggled down in his big afghan.  He is the most adorable dog and I am so thankful I was able to rescue him.   I think I may have spoiled him a little, but he needs spoiling.  He is such a good little dog and so eager to please.  Plus he is an excellent watch dog, but does not overly bark.  It is beyond my understanding how anyone could abuse him or any animal for that matter, but they do.  That will not happen again.  He’s my buddy.  God will punish those people who hurt his creatures and the punishment will be severe.   They deserve the same pain be inflicted on them that they dish out.  We are here to protect God’s earth and his creatures great and small.  And whoever would harm a child deserves the same punishment. I’m a radical, folk,  when it comes to hurting children and animals, if you haven’t guessed.

Well, folks, have a great productive day and may the sun shine warm on your back and your path in life be smooth.  NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!  Keep writing.

Dreamah

WEATHER, FOOTBALL

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