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Good morning all. Once again we are at Lake Cumberland for the weekend. My daughter’s little dog is blind and is terrified of the boat, so since I don’t swim, we said we would stay with Zoe. Plus we love the peace and quiet here.
I was supposed to do this blog yesterday, but by the time I finished all I had to do, plus throw my rags in a bag, then sit still as a stone on the I75 due to rush hour traffic, we did not get here till late and I just deflated like a blow up doll.
I love it when I am with family. We have such a good time when we are together. After all, family is what it’s about, and with the world going to Hell in a hand basket, we need to stick together.
Okay, so much for preaching. I hope y’all have been able to get some work done this week. I am going to try and work on THE STONE KILLER some, but it is a two hour trip to any large super market.  That’s fun.  But then, it is Saturday and all country people go to town on Saturday.  So, that is my day.  So much for relaxing amid the peace and quiet. I just realized. Today is the first of the month, so it is bill paying day. Lordy, I love when your plan works out. Ha.
Y’all take it easy if you can. I hope you have a Blessed day and we’ll talk later.




Good morning everyone: I sure hope none of you live in South Carolina. According to the TV, that state is about to wash away. I have a nephew in Columbia but he says he is high and dry.
Here in KY, the sun is out and it is nice and warm this morning.
I downloaded Windows 10 yesterday. Please, God, let it help this piece of crap I call a computer. Sister’s friend in St. Petersburg said it helped hers quite a bit.
It just dawned on me this morning that if I’m going to make apple butter this year, I had better go buy some apples. All the good ones will be gone pretty soon.
I am really going to try and finish TSK this week. I thought I would have it done last week, but that didn’t work out. I”m really shooting for this week.
Well, I guess I had better get started. It is 11:30am and I am going to try to put in at least five hours reading. That is usually as long as my eyes can last.
You all take it easy and try to get some work done. We’ll talk later.



Good morning everyone.(I know it is almost noon, but it is still morning.  I really think summer is over. Our high today is 61deg.  With the clouds and wind, that makes it pretty cool.  But the dogs love it.  They act like puppies, running and playing in the back yard.

Well, I have gone back to my old Mac computer.  Monday I was going like a house afire.  I had almost 300 words.  The next thing I know There are the first two lines on the page.  I was so frustrated, I could have cried.  I don’t know what to do about the PC.  The Geek Squad has worked on it at least 8 times since I bought it in July of 2014.  My biggest problem right now is that I keep forgetting I do not have a touch screen on the Mac.

I hope you all are making more headway with your work than I am on THE STONE KILLER.  It seems there is always something I have to do other than read.  Today I have to pay the bills.  That is a must.  Tomorrow is the family birthday party for September and October.  Guess what?  I’m making spaghetti for a crowd.  NOW I have to go downstairs and let them know what I want to keep and what I want to donate.  They are moving rooms around.  I don’t know why.  So I am going to finish this if it hair lips Hell.

So you all take it easy and if I get time, I’ll talk to you later.

1/2/DREAMAHRevised 1 SK Cover



Revised 1 SK CoverWell the revision of THE STONE KILLER is coming along slow but sure.  I will be so glad to get this last edit completed.  I read in a discussion the other day where someone claimed you shouldn’t have to do more than four edits.  I burst out laughing.  We have done the edits for content twice, mistakes, I’ve lost count, edits on the rewrites, we read it out loud to each other three times.  So when is editing enough?  I don’t like having errors in our books.  I’m a perfectionist, that’s why we edit as much as we do.  Even I have to say this is the last one for THE STONE KILLER.  So, after I upload the revised edition, and you purchase the book, if you find an error, please forgive the mistake.  We try so hard to have an error free book.

THE STONE KILLER was written when I read about this poor woman being stoned to death in one of the middle eastern countries.  I was stunned to learn that type of mentality existed in this day and age.  Those people still live in the dark ages.  So I created a mentally deranged male killer with the same mentality.  I hope you enjoy reading about and getting to know my characters.  They all have their history and flaws, but they believe in JUSTICE for the defenseless, as I do.

scorpion_tattoo_or_design_by_savvyidiot-d4gitwj[1]I have to admit I am a radical.  I’m a Scorpio so what did you expect.  When I started writing novels after I divorced my husband, the theme was similar to my marriage experience covering fourteen years, escaping a bad marriage and finding true love.  Oh well, that didn’t happen.  And, I’m not looking anymore.  I’m happy and content alone.  Anyway, we are discussing a book’s theme.




CREATING KATHRYN CROWNOur first two were romantic suspense, CREATING KATHRYN CROWN, A CIRCLE OF MURDERS.  Even those have a need for justice running through them.





The more crime I read in the newspaper and heard about on TV done to defenseless children,  and animals, the more irate I became at the pitiful sentence the courts dish out for these crimes.  I switched my genre to crime fiction thriller which somehow acquired the additional category of paranormal.  Murder is illegal not to mention messy.  I do have murder in my heart against these people, but it is committed on paper in my novels.   And as Jonas Black says, “Monsters walk the street of our cities disguised as ordinary people”.  I have my killers dish out the punishment I feel these monsters deserve.




THE HANGMAN theme is a direct aim at these monsters.  I have done extensive research and hope when the novel is finished, you will enjoy reading of one man who wants revenge for the loss of his loved one.  I DO NOT ADVOCATE VENGEANCE OR MURDER.    This novel expresses the pain of loss and what it can drive a person to do in retaliation.  My novels are fictional and meant as entertain only.


images[3]I have yet to discover the reason behind my sleepless nights.  When I went to bed Friday night, I was tired and sleepy.  My crazy left ear was giving me fits so I took pill to open my sinuses and stop the dizziness.  Two a.m., I’m wide awake.  I stayed that way until six the next morning.  All of Saturday, I’m walking around like a zombie until late in the evening when my brain decides it’s going to start working.  I accomplished not much of anything yesterday except some crocheting last night.  I can say I did sleep quiet well last night until the cats started yelling for food.  At least today my mind seems to be working and I feel a lot more rested.


IMG_7778It is a bright sunny day here in Colorado,  The aspens have changed the mountain sides to gold.  And when the wind blows the leaves, it is as if gold coins are dancing in the sunlight.  It is so beautiful, it almost takes your breath away.  I can’t imagine living any other place.  The first time I came to Colorado years ago, it was as if I came home.  My heart has always been here and here I plan on staying.

126I plan on finishing a painting of flowers I’ve been working on.  I did the same painting several years ago when I was living in Florida and studying art with a local instructor.  She bought the painting before I had a chance to hang it for a short time on my wall.  I normally never do a painting twice, but this was a photo I put on a birthday card I had given my mother.  She would have like the painting, and when I look at the one I’m doing now, I think of her.   This is not a good photo of the painting as it is much more vivid.

NEW HANGMAN SINGLEIt always amazes me when I’m working on a novel how the story line will play out in my head.  There are times when the events have to cook in my brain until everything gels into place and I know who, what, when, why and how it all comes together.  That is what has happened with THE HANGMAN.  My killer has turned out to be someone I had not planned on at all.  But the characters have started talking and all I can do is write what they tell me.  I love it when this happens.  Now, to be able to get 1000 words or a lot more done each day would be great.  The book would be finished in no time,  Oh how I pray I can do 1000 to 1800 words a day.


Everyone have a great week.  I will be busy at my computer pounding the keyboard and trying to reach my word goal each day.

Take care of yourselves and stay safe.



I got up to a TV full of pomp and circumstance. The Pope is in DC. I am not Roman Catholic, but I love this pope. When he chose his name, I knew I would like him. Well, that is my sermon for the day except to say it would
take the entire USMC to get me into those crowds around the Pope. Okay. Now I do quit. On to other things.
Hubs pruned the peach tree yesterday. The instructions said to shape it like a vase. They didn’t say what kind of vase, our peach tree looks rather abstractish. It aint a vase people. But as long as we have fruit next summer, I really don’t care.
JONAS BLACK is just about to pop my last nerve. Jonas is the Detective in THE STONE KILLER. Sorry if I’m telling you something you already know. I am sure you all have been where I am now. You are just sick of reading and editing. But, I shall trudge on. I am so anxious to start editing THE HANGMAN. Perhaps JONAS won’t make as many errors as in TSK. The typos cannot possibly be mine. Mrs. Greenawalt learned me to type good. So as he can’t defend himself, I’m blaming JONAS.
Now you all get busy doing whatever is on your schedule for the day and I’m going to spend the day EDITING
We’ll talk later 1/2 DREAMAH1277


It is so wonderful to get up to 50deg. I’m not ready for snow, but this feels great. I now have to carry my coffee with me. I use to be able to leave it sit on the end table, but I found both Bella and Chloe drinking out of it when I came back into the room. So, I can’t leave it sit.
Sometime today I plan on making tomato juice(I can’t believe how many tomatoes I have. They are going to rot if I don’t do something. Also, I have to run the dust mop and get the crap up off the floor. I cleaned and waxed it Saturday, and I have run the dust mop each day since. Howsomever, the dirt appears from no where. Perhaps I should just sprinkle glitter on it and call it Fairy Dust. At least it would look pretty, wouldn’t it?
Before I forget, I had to pick all 12 apples from our tree. I don’t want to eat them because then they will be gone, but they will rot if I don’t. Perhaps an apple something for dinner.
Till next time, y’all take it easy and spend as much time as you can on your craft. We’ll talk again later.



images7JPAILFWOh what a beautiful, chilly wind blowing through the open window this morning.  When I took the pup out this a.m., the wind was actually cold on my bare skin.  Please God, let the cool weather continue.


Revised 1 SK CoverI AM SO PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yesterday, after all the number of times we have edited, and edited THE STONE KILLER, going over it with spell checker and grammar one last time, I found two mistakes. Then last night, Sister, who is in the process of reading it AGAIN for errors, found one on the first page in the prologue.  Needless to say, even though it is all formatted for Kindle and Create Space, I won’t upload the novel until she is finished reading it.   THEN WE ARE FINISHED WITH THAT BOOK!