Date Certain – Publication Day for ‘Tried as Silver’

Date Certain – Publication Day for ‘Tried as Silver’

Date Certain—What does it mean? Is anything certain anymore in our supposed post-pandemic world? I’d like to think so, and in some instances, I’m sure we can make a decent case for it, but more than ever, I’ve concluded that the Scottish poet Robert Burns was right about the “best laid schemes of mice and men”; they do “go oft awry.” I struggled through the years of pandemic isolation wishing I could make something useful of my sudden new time to write, finding that my creative energy had gone somewhere else to shore up my survival. But eventually nearing the end of the second year of isolation, I felt a nudge to continue with the construction of the third novel in my Emily Alden Trilogy.  Continue Reading

It’s Not all About You—or is it?

It’s Not all About You—or is it?

“Our humanity is the one thing that we all have in common.”—Melinda Gates There’s been a joke going around in literary circles—for a very long time now—that Memoir is currently ‘in’, which is interesting because it’s been circulating for many decades. Not very ‘current’ by most standards. The point being that everyone wants to tell… Continue Reading

A Life With Music

A Life With Music

“Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Andersen Courage. What is it? I’ve never truly understood it, especially in childhood when I knew whatever it was, I didn’t have it. I remember a speaker at our assembly period in school starting her presentation by announcing that bravery wasn’t the same thing as courage. Undoubtedly seeing a… Continue Reading