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March 16, 2018

While working on my next book, I've been reading a lot, which is per usual as I never stop reading pretty much no matter what. Now that I've written my own books, I am more aware of how the author has gone about making the book they have written, such as, how they've r...

December 15, 2017

This is the opening paragraph of an article originally published in my local newspaper. The article, updated and expanded will appear in my upcoming book.

My husband and I owned and I managed a large, independent bookstore in West Lafayette from 1996-2001. In the best o...

September 25, 2017

I've been watching Ken Burns' excellent documentary about Vietnam. Brings back many memories. I keep scanning the faces of all the soldiers for someone I recognize, both wanting to see and not wanting to see any of the young men I knew who were there . Coincidentally,...

June 12, 2017

I'm not a cake decorator type, but I did come up with this cake that impressed my family for my son's birthday that incorporated his requested ingredients. Couldn't find a marble cake mix, so I found online that you could use any yellow cake mix, reserve 3/4 cup batter...

June 6, 2017

So little time, so much to write. Thinking about my next writing project. Over the years, I've written a number of short stories. My next book will be a collection of these stories as well as some new ones. The earliest one is about a high school field trip. There's se...

June 4, 2017

FOR THE SCONES:

  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans or walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoo...

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