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FINE, JUST FINE

Hi, friends. How are you? Can we all agree that 2020 was a catastophe? Let's all give it a big fat kick! I was hoping for a Happy 2021, ...

Word by Word : Life in Lockdown DAY 74

(Hello friends. I know you’re tired of hearing about Covid-19, but I promise this won’t take long. Please bear with me.) So, I have a...

NOVEMBER IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS

My historical fiction trilogy, The Margaret Chronicles, the first of which is still out to publishers (fingers crossed), is set in the...

DEAR DAD, SEND MONEY

Hurray! Can you hear me clapping and doing the happy dance? The hot summer weather has finally broken! The high for today is supposed to...

MALARIA, CHOLERA, OR SMALLPOX?

Hi everyone, Before I delve into malaria, cholera and smallpox, let me tell you the news about The Solitary Sparrow, my historical...

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

For those of you of a certain age, I’m sure you remember Gene Autry, the Hollywood cowboy who sang “Back in the Saddle Again. “ I thought...

MISS KATHY RIDES SHOTGUN

I’m writing in the coffee shop today. And since it’s been awhile, I thought I’d bring you up to date on my news and adventures. First –...

The Very, Very, Very Last Rose of Summer

Here in my neck of the woods in the South, there is no definable boundary between the heat of summer and the cold of winter. It’s blazing...

WORD BY WORD: A BUMP IN THE ROAD

When I worked in newspapers and television, I had short deadlines. I wrote in my head as I drove back to the office and then typed the...

WORD BY WORD: WRITING IN CHAOS

I've had a number of jobs in my life, been married twice (that's another story) and raised two extraordinary daughters, but through good...